Swim Groups

 

Group Descriptions

Age Group Developmental Programs:

Age Group 3-  AG3 will be for all of the swimmers that are 6-12 year-old and can swim freestyle and backstroke. This group is mainly instructional in nature, but will consist of a very small amount of interval training and endurance work. There will be intensive work done on starts, turns, finishes, stroke drills and techniques. Swimmers are expected to compete in one competition per month, Novice or USA Swimming meets. Although there are no practice attendance requirements for this group, two to three practices a week are recommended.

Age Group 2-  AG2 is for the 9-12 year-old swimmers with B and below times, plus advanced 8-year-old swimmers. Age Group 2 will concentrate on developing a solid technical background while learning to do consistent interval training and endurance work. There will be a major focus on the techniques for each of the four competitive strokes including turns and IM transitions. The basic concepts of this group will also include developing good racing fundamentals and strategies for a variety of distances and events. Swimmers are expected to compete in one competition per month, Novice or USA Swimming Meets. Although there are no practice attendance requirements for this group, three to four practices a week are recommended.

Age Group 1-  AG1 is for 10-12 year-old swimmers with B+ or above times, and 12-13 year-old swimmers that do not meet the time standards or requirements to be in the Senior Prep squad. Swimmers in this group also need to show a certain degree of commitment to the sport of swimming. Age Group 1 will have a high emphasis on stroke and technique work, starts and turns work as well as IM and distance training. Age Group 1 will also do consistent interval training and endurance work. Swimmers are expected to compete in at least one competition per month. There are no attendance requirements for this group, but four to five practices a week are recommended.

After the AG level swimmers will join one of these groups.

Senior Prep – The SP group is a select group of 12-15 year old athletes committed to reaching their full potential. Group members must show the ability to train IM and distance freestyle on rigorous cycles. They must have the ability to handle the physical demands to uphold a rigorous training regimen to allow them the opportunity to move up to the Senior High Performance group. The coaching staff will make invitations into this group after evaluating training performance, attitude and time standards attained during the course of the previous season. Swimmers will be required to compete in at least one competition per month. This group has base interval of 10×100 on the 1:30 and 5×200 IM on the 3:45. For a swimmer in this group to swim in the State or Sectional meet they MUST have a practice attendance of at least 90%.

High School Prep -  This group is for 13 and older and high school swimmers who wish to stay in shape. This is the group for MULTI-SPORT athletes. This group will have 5 practices per week. This is the group for athletes who also play other sports, but still want to stay in shape. This group can swim all meets except for Sectionals and Travel Meets. This group will swim in ISD 196 pools and the STA pool.

Senior High Performance Group – The SHPG group is a select group of athletes committed to reaching their full potential. This group will be for the athlete who is 100% committed to their training both in and out of the pool Athletes must have coach’s permission to join this group. Year-round training is required. This is a high-level training group with both practice and meets requirements. Training will be geared toward preparing the swimmer for national competition and a collegiate career. Swimmers will be required to compete in at least one competition per month. 18 hours per week during the school year and 22 hours per week in the summer are required to stay in this group. This group has base interval of 20×100 on the 1:20 and 10×200 IM on the 3:15.