Competitive Groups Descriptions
Senior Program (9th - 12th grade)
The Senior Program provides training to athletes beginning in the 9th grade. Swimmers are typically placed into a group based upon age and ability level. The Bolles Sharks strive to ensure that there is a place for all athletes who have a desire to swim competitively, whether the swimmer is new to year-round swimming or is preparing to compete at the national or international level. The coaching staff is also careful to maintain a swimmer-to-coach ratio that allows for an optimal teaching environment. While the Senior Program is designed to train athletes in the 9th grade and up, not all of these athletes will train together. The Senior Program is typically divided into several groups, though the group classifications may change from year-to-year depending on the needs and numbers of the Senior Program, as well as the vision and philosophy of the coaching staff. The Senior Program will feature a National Group, which is reserved for athletes who have not only attained Junior National qualifying standards but are also committed to consistently training at the highest possible level.
In order to accommodate both Bolles School and non-Bolles School athletes year-round, the Senior Program is always divided into two distinct groups:
The Bolles School students training group, reserved for Bolles School students, who are also members of the Bolles School Sharks, and;
The Late Night program (technically early evening) which is offered to athletes who do not attend The Bolles School, yet wish to be members of the Bolles School Sharks year round team.
If you have questions regarding the training aspect of your swimmers experience it is best that you contact their assigned group's coach directly.
*Please note that all High School age swimmers will automatically fall into the Senior program.