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PVAC SAL Practice Groupings

Swim evaluations  for new swimmers are conducted at the beginning of each season (in September) for the purpose of grouping the swimmers in their appropriate classification.  The Coaches will evaluate these initial groupings for about two weeks and make adjustments as necessary. We ask that you please refrain from questioning the placements or requesting your child be moved until mid-October. At that time if you have a question regarding their placement please see email our head coach and they will be happy to discuss it with you. Please also remember that evaluation is an ongoing process so no group is permanent. The groups have been established to help motivate your swimmer by placing them with other swimmers of their ability and to give them something to work toward.

Please Note: All swimmers MUST attend the practice they are assigned.  "Practice Hopping" is not permitted, as it voids the "Grouping" concept)

 
PVAC Swim Groups
Mini's Intended for swimmers who are new to competitive swimming. Emphasis will be placed on freestyle and backstroke technique with and introduction to breaststroke and butterfly. Participation in meets is not mandatory and the pre-team season ends in mid January. (Practice 2 times per week, generally Tuesdays and Thursdays and some Saturdays)
White Intended to give swimmers an opportunity to become proficient in all four strokes, starts and turns. Emphasis is placed on reinforcing freestyle and backstroke technique and developing breaststroke and butterfly. As the season progresses, some conditioning is introduced. (Practice 2 or 3 times per week and Saturdays)
Brown Provides experienced swimmers proficient in the four strokes a chance to continue developing their technique. In addition, swimmers partake in aerobic conditioning and are formally introduced to timed sets. Fins are required for this group. (Practice 3 or 4 times per week and Saturdays)
Orange Intended to prepare swimmers for and serve as a transition to intensive aerobic training. Emphasis is still placed on proper stroke technique. Swimmers in this group are proficient in each stroke and are able to participate in swimming sets while keeping time on their own. Swimmers in this group are self-motivated and come to practice focused and prepared. (Practice 4 days per week and Saturdays)
Black This very intensive training group provides experienced, committed, and motivated swimmers an opportunity to practice more frequently. Practices are designed with a strong focus on both in the water and out of the water conditioning. Proper stroke techniques are reinforced throughout in the water training. Swimmers in this group are required to come to practice with a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. Fins are required for this group. (Practice 4 days per week and Saturdays)

 

 

 

 
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