The age-group programs are composed of swimmers who are fourteen and under. The group progression is:
This is a novice group with a major emphasis on stroke technique. This group will be introduced to low-level competitions. The White Group swims 3-5 days per week with practice lasting from 45 minutes to 1 hour.
Blue Developmental Group:
The majority of practice time is spent working on refining stroke mechanics and learning training skills and processes. These swimmers have started to exhibit good swimming skills and will be introduced to longer workouts. These swimmers swim up to 5 days a week for 1½ hours each day.
These swimmers have exhibited good swimming skills. They spend their time equally between stroke technique and training skills and processes while preparing them for the Pre-Sr group. These swimmers are offered practices 5-6 days a week with workouts lasting 1 ½ hours.
Pre-Sr swimmers are well-versed in technique and racing strategy. Generally, they have a skill level commensurate with Farwestern Championship time standards. Most of the swimmers in the Pre-Sr group are between the ages of 12-14 years old. Workouts for the Pre-Sr group are offered seven times during the week and usually last up to two hours.
The Senior group consists of eighth grade students and above that exhibit a high level of swimming and workout ability. These swimmers are expected to be mature, dedicated, responsible, and dependable. As our more advanced swimmers increase their commitment to swimming, we insist that they maintain good academic standing. Senior swimmers have up to nine practices per week lasting up to two hours.
The national team consists of those swimmers who have qualified for a USA Swimming National, Junior National, NCSA Jr's, NASA Jr's or Sectional Championship meet.