Training Groups

For more than two decades, Blue Tide Swim Team has been one of the most successful small town swim teams in the USA. Blue Tide believes the greatest lessons and experiences that sport has to offer come through the pursuit of excellence

Our philosophy involves a gradual development from the novice to the elite level of competitive swimming and the promotion of swimming as a safe, lifelong activity. Blue Tide offers a unique opportunity for self improvement through competitive swimming. Swimming is a full body workout that challenges your mind and helps develop long lasting, positive habits for life.

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Eddies (4 to 6 years old):
The Eddies group is for entry level swimmers who can swim 25 yards. Emphasis is on stroke development
and fun as well as an introduction to competitive swimming. Practices are three days a week for 30 minutes.
This group is strongly encouraged to attend any developmental meets hosted by the Blue Tide team. No
other meets are required.

Beachcombers 1 (6 to 10 years old):
The Beachcombers 1 group is a group for younger athletes that are new to competitive swimming or that are
still becoming proficient in all 4 strokes. Emphasis for this group is on refining stroke technique as well as
an introduction to competitive swimming. Practices are three days per week for 1 hour. This group is
expected to participate in all developmental meets and Columbus, GA meets are highly encouraged.

Beachcombers 2 (11 years old & up):
The Beachcombers 2 group is a group for older athletes that are new to competitive swimming or that are
still becoming proficient in all 4 strokes. Emphasis for this group is on refining stroke technique as well as
an introduction to competitive swimming. Practices are three days per week for 1.5 hours. This group is
expected to participate in all developmental meets and Columbus, GA meets are highly encouraged.


Breakers 1 (8 to 11 years old):
The Breakers 1 group moves swimmers into a more competitive swimming environment while still having
fun! Greater emphasis on performance, competition, aerobic development and speed occur for this group.
Practices for this group are for 3 days a week for 1.5 hours. This group is expected to participate in all
developmental meets and 1 Columbus, GA meet. Other meets are highly encouraged.

Breakers 2 (8 to 14 years old):
The Breakers 2 group is a progression on the Breakers 1 group. Practice focuses on more progress towards
becoming a skilled and well conditioned swimmer. Practices for this group will be 4 days a week for 1.5
hours. All developmental meets, 1 Columbus, GA meet, and 1 “Out-of-Town” meet are expected. All other
meets are highly encouraged.

Surge 1 (8 years old and up):
The Surge 1 group is for swimmers preparing to compete at State Championships. Practices are 4 days a
week for 1.5 hours and 2 Saturdays a month for 2 hours. All developmental meets, 1 Columbus, GA meet,
and 1 “Out-of-Town” meet are expected. All other meets are highly encouraged.

High Performance (11 years old and up):
The High Performance group is geared towards elite or senior swimmers who are invited to join via coach's
invitation. This is an advanced training group preparing for competing at Regional, State and National
levels. Practices are 5 days a week for 2 hours.