Swim Groups

As a New South swimmer, your child will begin swimming in Team training groups appropriate to his/her age and ability and advance through the various levels as skills, confidence and competitiveness improve:

Snake Bites

These swimmers, aged 7 & older, are new to year round swimming.  They are competent in freestyle and backstroke, being able to swim at least one 25 yard length of each.  These swimmers work on building ability in all 4 strokes and basic pace clock awareness. Their weekly practice schedule is 2 days a week, 60 minutes each.
Bronze Group
These 12 & under swimmers should have a basic knowledge of and be able to perform at least 25 yards of all 4 competitive strokes.  Learning and having fun are the focal points of this group as the swimmers continue to develop their stroke technique, clock reading ability, starts, turns, finishes and basic training techniques. 12 & under, 3 workouts a week, 60 minutes.
Silver Group
This group is for our 12 & younger swimmers who have advanced past the novice level and are ready to learn more advanced stroke, training, racing techniques.  This group goes 3 workouts a week for 90 minutes. 
Gold Group
Our more accomplished age group swimmers work on improving strokes, start and turn techniques.  They learn new training concepts while having fun, continuing to develop a love for swimming, and preparing to move to a Senior group. These kids are generally 14 & under and swim 4 workouts a week, 90 minutes each session.
Pre Senior I
This group - generally aged 13 & older - includes swimmers trying to qualify for the N.C. Championships and beyond. They have 4 workouts a week, 105 minutes per workout. 
Swimming is a major part of these highly-committed swimmers' lives.  The athletes in this group are training toward state, sectional and national meets.  These athletes are 13 & older and have 6 workouts a week that are up to 2 hours.