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Group Structure

GROUP STRUCTURE


Bronze Group  

The primary focus of this group is stroke development.  All four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Butterfly) will be taught along with each racing start and turn used in competition. 

The primary endurance training component at this level is kicking.  Once the swimmer is capable of swimming each stroke correctly, gradually learning to swim the stroke correctly over longer distances will be introduced. 

The minimum entry standard for this group is the ability to swim 25 yards of legal Freestyle (with side breathing) and 25 yards of legal Backstroke.  Swimmers should have completed Level 6 American Red Cross swim lessons or the equivalent.

The age range for this group will be ages 6-14. Each group member must be able to successfully function in a group teaching setting without disrupting the classroom environment that the coaching staff utilizes for instruction.  

Swimmers are expected to attend at least 3 practices per week with a maximum of 5. 

Swim Meets are introduced at this level and each swimmer is expected to compete in a minimum of three swim meets a year.  Meets are expected in order to develop the skills that are taught in practice. We understand that some swimmers will be apprehensive to compete, so meets are aligned with ability. Swim meets are typically offered once every 5-6 weeks.

 

Silver Group  

The primary focus points of this group are aerobic development, IMX development, and learning basic race strategies for all strokes and all distances.   The coaching staff will continue to refine all of the technical skills learned in the Bronze group, but the aerobic development of the athlete will increase in importance at this level of the program.

Dryland training will be introduced at this level of the program with a focus on developing core strength, flexibility, and muscular endurance (no weight training).   

The average age range for this group is 9-14 

Swimmers are expected to attend 4-6 practices a week. A minimum of 4 practices per week should be considered for proper development.   

Swim Meets are required at this level for proper development.  Swimmers are expected to attend a minimum of five meets. Swim meets are typically offered once every 4 weeks. 

The competitive goal for the Silver group swimmer is to qualify and compete at the State  Swimming Championship meets.  

Head Coach approval is required for entry into this group. 
 

Gold Group

The primary focus of this group is to assist and develop swimmers who are committed to maximizing their talent.  A comprehensive training plan will be utilized based on the individual and team goals. 

This group is the advanced training group for swimmers age 13 & over.

Attendance to all scheduled practice sessions is expected. Swimmers are expected to attend at least five of six practices during the school year and 9 practices a week during the summer season.

Swim Meets are required at this level and they are a vital part of the training plan. Attendance at all scheduled meets is expected. Swimmers must compete in at least 7 meets a year.

The competitive goals for the Gold group swimmer will include qualifying and competing at the Utah Swimming State Championship meets,  Western Zone Championships, the High School State Championship meet, and any regional or national level meet they qualify for. 

Head Coach approval is required for entry into this group.