This is our entry level group. An athlete need not be able to swim to enter this group.
Lessons Coach: Certified Instructors
Workout Days/Times: M-W or T-TH 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM Level 1 & Level 2 5:15 PM to 5:45 PM
From the Lessons group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.
Bronze Group Coach: Sonnier & Gillmore
Workout Days/Times: M-W-F 3:45 PM to 4:30 PM
From the Bronze group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have completed the Bronze Group move-up skills list. This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.
Silver Group Coach: Sonnier
Workout Days/Times: M-F 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
Minimum age for entry into this group is 11 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athlete?s development. Athletes in this group train for the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyles.
Gold Group Coach: Sonnier & Aleman
Workout Days/Times: M-F 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Senior Gold Group
Minimum age for entry into this group is 12 (girls) or 13 (boys). Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present. Athletes in the Senior group are directed towards making their Sectional Time Standards. Minimum training sets include:
20x100 @ 1:20
Senior Gold Group Coach: Aleman
Workout Days/Times:M-F 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM & T-TH-F 5:30 AM to 7:00 AM (summer times 6 AM to 8 AM)
Minimum criteria for entry is (1) National time standard and a desire to be competitive on a National level. This group focuses on qualifying for Olympic Trials every 4 years. Minimum training sets for entry include:
30x100 @ 1:10
4X200IM @ 2:45
National Group Coach: Aleman
Workout Days/Times:M-F 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM & M-T-TH-F from 5:30 AM to 7:15 AM & Sat from 8 AM to 10 AM.