The National training group is for student athletes who posses the ability, commitment, motivation, and dedication to truly be the very best they can be. Training will be at an elite level with a year round focus. Swimmers will have up to (6) 2-2.5 hr. practices per week plus morning practices at peak training times during season. In addition, swimmers are required to attend Dry Land and weight training sessions. Mental training and nutrition will be important facets of the National group. Training expectations for ths group begins with the swimmers ability to train 3,000 yards of freestyle @ an interval of 1:10/ 100 and Im or backstroke @ 1:20/100. Membership into this group is on an invitation only basis.