This is an entry-level developmental group for swimmers 6-9 years old.

Evaluation Guidelines and Requirements for Entry into White Training Group

  • Good Listening Skills
  • Ability to Kick Strong
  • Swimming Background that includes all four strokes

Practices Per Week & Length

  • up to 5 practices per week
  • 45 minutes per practice

White Training Group Equipment

Your own: Suit, cap, goggles, water bottle, towel, kickboard and fins (your choice/preference)

Group Outcomes (As Outlined in the DSMY Athlete Progression Model)

Course Emphasis,

Water Skills &

Dry Land Training


  • Short course (25 yard) emphasis
  • Stroke technique based
  • Kicking focused
  • Introduction to meet racing components
  • Starts/turns
  • Understanding of swimming language and etiquette
  • Basic stretching
Character Development
  • Introduction of core values, team concept
  • To be a part of a FUN and safe environment
Meets and Competition
  • 3 YMCA meets (fall/winter season)

  • YMCA State Meet (1st weekend of March)

  • Relays and try all 4 strokes: 25s-50s

Group Goals
  • Progression to Purple training group
  • Focus on the development process
Volunteering for Hosted Meets Guidelines
  • Required to help with home meets; variety of positions:
  • timer,
  • runner,
  • hospitality/concessions,
  • meet setup/break down,
  • timing computer consol

Locations Offered