Group Descriptions 2018 - 2019

SNOW Swimming Training Group Descriptions

All athletes new to SNOW Swimming must be evaluated before registering for the team. Athletes are placed in the group that best fits their ability and training level.

For evaluation information, please visit our New Swimmer and Evaluations page.


Olympic Way (OW)  //  8 & Under
Top Age Group (TAG)  //  8-10 years old
Junior (JR)  //  11-14 years old
Senior (SR)  //  15 & Over
Home School (HS)


Olympic Way

Group Code OW CM, OW IL, OW RH
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee, Round Hill
Group Billing Type Sessional program (approx 3 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 8 and under, or elementary grades 1-3
Practices offered 5x at Claude Moore, 3x at Ida Lee/Round Hill
Attendance Policy 3x maximum per week at Claude Moore, 2x minimum at Ida Lee/Round Hill
Goals Being able to perform proper mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns. Learning how to read basic training intervals.
Targeted Meets Local PVS meets and invitationals
Performance Criteria Must be legal in all four competitive strokes, as well as proficiently kicking on back in a streamline. Consider enrolling in SNOW Stroke Clinic if not legal.
Next level of progression Top Age Group Bronze, Silver, or Gold (TAG B/S/G)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

TAG Bronze

Group Code TAG B CM, TAG B IL, TAG B RH
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee, Round Hill
Group Billing Type School-year program (9 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 9-10, or elementary grades 4-5
Practices offered 3x per week at all locations
Attendance Policy 2x minimum per week at all locations
Goals Being able to perform proper mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns. Learning how to read basic training intervals.
Targeted Meets Local PVS meets and invitationals
Performance Criteria Must be legal in all four competitive strokes, as well as proficiently kicking on back in a streamline. Consider enrolling in SNOW Stroke Clinic if not legal.
Next level of progression Top Age Group Silver, or Gold (TAG B/S/G), Junior Bronze or Silver (JR B/S)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

TAG Silver

Group Code TAG S CM, TAG S IL, TAG S RH
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee, Round Hill
Group Billing Type School-year program (9 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 9-10, or elementary grades 4-5
Practices offered 5x per week at Claude Moore, 4x per week at Ida Lee and Round Hill
Attendance Policy 3-4x minimum per week at Claude Moore, 3x per week at Ida Lee
Goals Being able to perform very proficient mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns in a moderate to high intensity training level. Learning how to read advanced training intervals. Completing a 200 IM in a meet. Working towards training long course during the summer.
Targeted Meets PVS Junior Olympics, Sport Fair Winter Classic
Performance Criteria Must be legal in all four competitive strokes, as well as proficiently kicking on back in a streamline.
Next level of progression Top Age Group Bronze, Silver, or Gold (TAG B/S/G)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

TAG Gold

Group Code TAG G CM, TAG G IL
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee
Group Billing Type Year-round program (11 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 9-10, or elementary grades 4-5
Practices offered 5x per week at Claude Moore and 5x per week option at Ida Lee, including 1-2x dryland sessions per week
Attendance Policy 4x minimum per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee
Goals Being able to perform very proficient mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns in a high intensity training level. Learning how to read complex training intervals. Completing all 200 yard events (Free, Back, Breast, Fly, IM) in a meet environment.
Targeted Meets IMX, PVS Junior Olympics (long course and short course), Sport Fair Winter Classic
Performance Criteria Must meet TAG Silver goals, as well as coach recommendation.
Next level of progression Junior Silver or Gold (JR S/G)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

Junior Bronze

Group Code JR B CM, JR B IL
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee
Group Billing Type School-year program (9 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 11-13, or middle school grades 6-8
Practices offered 3x per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee
Attendance Policy 2x minimum per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee
Goals Being able to perform proficient mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns in a moderate to high intensity training level. Learning how to read complex training intervals. Completing all 100 yard events (Free, Back, Breast, Fly, IM) in a meet environment.
Targeted Meets IMX, PVS Junior Olympics (short course), local PVS meets and invitationals
Performance Criteria Must be legal in all four strokes, be able to perform dives, flip turns, and open turns as well as have an intermediate ability to read intervals and pace times.
Next level of progression JR Silver (JR B), Senior Bronze (SR B)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

Junior Silver

Group Code JR S CM, JR S IL
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee
Group Billing Type Year-round program (11 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 11-13, or middle school grades 6-8
Practices offered 5x per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee
Attendance Policy 4x minimum per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee
Goals Being able to perform proficient mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns in a high intensity training level. Learning how to read complex training intervals. Completing all 200 yard events (Free, Back, Breast, Fly, IM) and 400 IM in a meet environment.
Targeted Meets IMX, PVS Junior Olympics (long course and short course), Sport Fair Winter Classic
Performance Criteria Must be legal in all four strokes, be able to perform dives, flip turns, and open turns as well as have an intermediate ability to read intervals and pace times.
Next level of progression JR Gold (JR G AM/PM/IL), Senior Bronze or Silver (SR B/S)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

Junior Gold

Group Code JR G AM, JR G PM, JR G IL
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee
Group Billing Type Year-round program (11 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 11-14
Practices offered 6x per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee, plus 2x additional dryland training (provided by Explosive Performance at Sport & Health)
Attendance Policy 80% attendance required
Goals Being able to perform extremely proficient mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns in an extremely high intensity training level. Racing and training at a national team level, while learning and understanding aerobic/anaerobic systems.
Targeted Meets IMX, PVS Junior Olympics (long course and short course), Sport Fair Winter Classic, Eastern Zones and Sectionals, NCSA/NASA Age Group Champs
Performance Criteria Must meet JR Silver goals, as well as a coach recommendation.
Next level of progression SR Silver or Gold (SR S/G)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

Senior Bronze

Group Code SR B CM, SR B IL
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee
Group Billing Type Split school-year program (Sept-Nov & Feb-May), athletes will train with their high school teams between Nov-Feb.
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 14 and up, or high school grades
Practices offered 3x per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee
Attendance Policy 2x minimum per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee
Goals Being able to perform proficient mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns in a moderate to high intensity training level. Learning how to read complex training intervals. Completing all 100 yard events (Free, Back, Breast, Fly, IM) in a meet environment.
Targeted Meets Local PVS meets and invitationals, VHSL conference/regional/state championship meets
Performance Criteria Must be legal in all four strokes, be able to perform dives, flip turns, and open turns as well as have an intermediate ability to read intervals and pace times.
Next level of progression SR Silver (SR S)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

Senior Silver

Group Code SR S AM, SR S PM, SR S IL
Locations offered Claude Moore, Ida Lee
Group Billing Type Year-round program (11 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 15 and up, or high school grades
Practices offered 5x per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee, plus 2x dryland training per week, as well as an additional invite-only practice with Senior Gold
Attendance Policy 80% attendance required
Goals Being able to perform extremely proficient mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns in an extremely high intensity training level. Racing and learning to train at a national-prep team level, while learning and understanding aerobic/anaerobic systems.
Targeted Meets PVS SR/JR Championships, Eastern Zones and Sectionals, ISCA/NCSA Championships
Performance Criteria Must be extremely proficient in all four competitive strokes, as well as understanding complex intervals and pace times. Coach recommended.
Next level of progression SR Silver AM or Gold (SR S/G)
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

Senior Gold

Group Code SR G
Locations offered Claude Moore
Group Billing Type Year-round program (11 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 15 and up, or high school grades.
Practices offered 8x per week at Claude Moore and Ida Lee, including 2x doubles/strength and weight training per week
Attendance Policy 85% attendance required
Goals Training at a national team level, understanding and applying aerobic/anaerobic/lactate systems to training.
Targeted Meets PVS SR/JR Championships, Eastern Zones and Sectionals, Junior Nationals, Nationals, Olympic Trials
Performance Criteria Must be extremely proficient in all four competitive strokes, as well as understanding complex intervals and pace times. Coach selected.
Next level of progression College and National level training
Annual cost Pricing and Billing

 

Home School

Group Code HS IL
Locations offered Ida Lee
Group Billing Type School-year program (9 month commitment)
Recommended ages/grade  Ages 14 and under
Practices offered 2x at Ida Lee
Attendance Policy 1-2x per week at Ida Lee
Goals Being able to perform proper mechanics for all four competitive strokes, as well as dives, flip turns and open turns. Learning how to read basic training intervals.
Targeted Meets Local PVS meets and invitationals
Performance Criteria Must be legal in all four competitive strokes, as well as proficiently kicking with a kick board and on back in a streamline.
Next level of progression Bronze or Silver tier, appropriate to age group
Annual cost Pricing and Billing
 
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