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SCST offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is our goal to offer age specific training and develop skills to challenge our athletes to achieve the best of their abilities.

These guidelines provide the progression of our swimmers. Please note, the SCST coaching staff may alter swimmer placement outside of these guidelines at their discretion. Rest assured, our coaches are dedicated to placing your swimmer in the appropriate age group for their ability.

Stroke Development

Age Range

6-10 years old

Goals

The goal of this group is to develop the foundation for all four strokes of competitive swimming. The swimmers learn basic drills involving kicking and race starts.

Practice Schedule

3 Times/week, 1 Hour

Practice Location

Parker High School, unless otherwise notified

Skill/Training Requirements

25 yards of Freestyle, 25 yards of Backstroke, Basics of Breaststroke and Butterfly

Equipment

Swimsuit (practice suit for girls, Jammer or drag suit for boys), Cap, Goggles, Water bottle; SCST has fins available in most sizes for swimmers

Swim Meet Expectations

Home meets, recreational meets as desired (team provides SCST cap for meets)

 

Age Group

Age Range

8-12 years old

Goals

The age group swimmer continues to master team drills and develop strong and consistent stroke skills. Training involves both dryland training and 1500-2000 yards per practice.

Practice Schedule

4 Times/week, 1 Hour

Dryland Practice

2 times/week, 30 minutes

Practice Location

Craig High School, unless otherwise notified; Rockport Pool

Skill/Training Requirements

Legally swim 50 yards of all strokes

Equipment

Swimsuit (practice suit for girls, Jammer or drag suit for boys), Cap, Goggles, Water bottle, Kickboard, Fins or zoomers fins, Pull buoy, Snorkel, Mesh Bag (team provides a SCST cap for meets), a swim backpack for meets

Swim Meet Expectations

Expected to attend all Home meets, recreational meets as desired; USA sanctioned swim meets (min. 2/year), USA Swimming registration required ($68 annually, Dec. – Dec.)

       

Junior

Age Range

12+

Goals

Swimmers in this group continue to refine their technique in the water as their training intensity increases. The will build their endurance and challenge themselves in competition against other swimmers.

Practice Schedule

5 Times/week, 1.5 Hours min.

Dryland Practice

3 Times/week, 30 minutes

Skill/Training Requirements

Legally swim 100 yards of all strokes

Equipment

Swimsuit (practice suit for girls, Jammer or drag suit for boys), Cap, Goggles, Water bottle, Kickboard, Fins or zoomers fins, Pull buoy, Snorkel, Mesh Bag (team provides a SCST cap for meets), a swim backpack for meets, Competition suits for high level swimmers

Swim Meet Expectations

Expected to attend all home meets, recreational meets as desired, and highest level meets qualified for; USA Swimming registration required ($68 annually, Dec. – Dec.)

           

Senior I & Senior II

Age Range

12+

Goals

Swimmers in this group are preparing for the highest level of competitive swimming. Swimmers train at a high level of intensity and develop vital racing skills in becoming an elite level swimmer.

Practice Schedule

5 Times/week, 2-3 Hours min.

Dryland Practice

3 Times/week, 30 minutes

Skill/Training Requirements

Legally swim all strokes, attend 80% of practices

Equipment

Swimsuit (practice suit for girls, Jammer or drag suit for boys), Cap, Goggles, Water bottle, Kickboard, Fins or zoomers fins, Pull buoy, Snorkel, Mesh Bag (team provides a SCST cap for meets), a swim backpack for meets, Competition suits for high level swimmers

Swim Meet Expectations

Expected to attend all home meets, recreational meets as desired, at minimum 66% of USA Meets and highest level meets qualified for; USA Swimming registration required ($68 annually, Dec. – Dec.)