Silver Group

Silver Group

The Silver group is an advanced and competitive group that will focus on developing technique and endurance with all four strokes. Developing a love and passion for the sport of swimming in a fun and competitive setting will be a primary focus. An emphasis will be placed on technique, introduction to endurance and training sets, reading the pace clock, flip turns, starts, kicking and having FUN. The Silver Group is the first stepping stone in our Age Group program. This Practice group will be focusing on qualifying for Age Group Championships at the end of the short course season in March. 

Group Requirements:

Swimmers in this group must be able to complete a legal 200 IM.


The Silver Group will be offered to swimmers from the ages of 9-11. This group will also be offered to 8-year-olds that are invited by Coach Alex. 


The Silver Group will be offered at both our Crozet YMCA location and our Brooks YMCA location.

Season Length:

Option 1: Short Course Season only (September-March)

Option 2:  Short Course and Long Course Season

Practices Offered Weekly:

CYAC Swimming offers the Silver Group 5x 1-hour and 15-minute practices and 5x 15-minute dryland practices weekly. We recommend that the swimmers in this group attend at least 3 practices a week.