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Practice Groups

The Marauder Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Marauder Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes, geared toward challenging and developing each individual to the best of his/her abilities. Swimmers who are new to our club are required to have an evaluation by our coaching staff in order to assign them to an appropriate practice group.

Beginner Group

  • Practice times:  5:00-6:00 PM; Mon-Thu
  • Younger swimmers (typically ages 10 and under) who have little or no competitive experience
  • Older inexperienced swimmers may be in the group at coaches’ discretion
  • Must be able to complete, at least, 25 yards independently with little or no stopping
  • Some prior knowledge of freestyle and backstroke
  • Participate in all dual meets, championship meets if applicable, and 2 select “mini” meets
  • Attend at least 2 practices per week
  • Swimmers are expected to show up on time and are expected to stay for the length of practice.
  • ​$795 for 11 months of training, September through July

Novice Group

  • Practice times: Mon/Wed 5:00-6:00 PM; T/Th 5:00-6:30 PM
  • Younger swimmers (typically ages 9-12) who have some competitive swimming experience and are deemed ready by coaching staff
  • Older inexperienced swimmers may be in the group at coaches’ discretion
  • Must be able to complete a 25 of each stroke legally
  • Participate in all dual meets, championship meets, and 3 select USA invitational meets
  • Attend at least 3 practices per week
  • Swimmers are expected to show up on time and are expected to stay for the length of the practice, including dryland.
  • ​$970 for 11 months of training, September through July

Black Group

  • Practice times: 6:00-7:30 M-F
  • Experienced swimmers (typically ages 10-14) who are ready to merge the development of solid stroke technique with increased and progressive training.
  • Must be able to swim a 50 of each stroke, a 100 of 2 strokes, and a 200 IM.
  • Practices focus on stroke technique with an increased emphasis on more challenging aerobic and anaerobic training. A dryland conditioning program is also an essential part of practice.
  • Expected to work toward achieving Silver Championship and Junior Olympic time standards.
  • Suggested to attend at least 4 practices per week in order to get the most out of training.
  • Participate in all dual meets, championship meets, and 3 select USA meets.
  • $1095 for 11 months of training, September through July

Gold Group

  • Practice times: 6:00-8:00 PM; M-F
  • Advanced swimmers who show a high level of performance and commitment to the team. Expectations are both high in training and how swimmers conduct themselves as individuals.
  • Aspire to swim at and work toward a regional/national level - Zones, Seniors, Sectionals, Junior Nationals.
  • Focus is year-round competitive training that includes all levels of training from sprint to distance, and will be trained in specialty strokes as well as developing IM abilities.
  • Suggested to attend 5 practices a week in order to get the most out of the program.
  • Attend all dual meets, championship meets, and 4 select USA meets.
  • Admittance into Gold Group is by invitation only from Head Club Coach.
  • $1350 for 11 months of training, September through July