Blue Group

Blue 1 Group

Group Description

The Blue 1 group is the top training group offered at CYAC and will be geared to the most committed and accomplished athletes on the team. Swimmers who have qualified for Y Nationals and high school swimmers who project to have Y National time standards will be invited into the group. The Blue 1 group will have an advanced training program that will focus on the individuals specific training needs. Swimmers in this group will compete at the highest meet qualified to compete in and are the leaders of the CYAC program. An emphasis will be placed on individualized training, endurance training, strength training, resistance training, race strategies, time management, goal setting, and swimming in college. There will also be a daily focus on kicking and technique work. Weekly attendance requirements will include five two-hour swimming workouts and two dryland workouts.

Group Requirements

-Invite from Coach Mike Wenert

-YMCA National time standard or projects to qualify for YMCA Nationals

-5x  swimming work outs + 2 dryland workouts.

-Training and competing both during the short course and long course season.

-Minimum training parameters:

  • Girls-10 x 100 Swim (1:20)/Kick 1:40
  • Boys-10 x 100 Swim (1:15)/Kick 1:40

*Placement into the Blue 1 group requires a commitment to both the swimming and dryland portion of the program. All swimmers who are placed in the group will be held accountable by Coach Mike for practice requirements.


The Blue swimmers will practice at the Brooks YMCA with two practices a week offered at Fry Springs during the summer for long course training. 

Practice Offered Weekly:

-3x 2-hour morning swimming workouts

-3x 2.5 hour morning workouts

-1x 1.5 hour afternoon swimming work out (Double for Blue 1)

-3x 1 hour  weekly dryland workouts

Season Length

-Short Course and Long Course only (September 3th-August 5th)

Coaching Assignments:‚Äč

Coach Mike Wenert (Lead Coach)