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In every group, swimmers will develop positive patterns of attendance, effort, and engagement, while understanding the water and how to use it to swim with proper technique and speed. Swimmers are also expected to dive into academics and represent Peak Swim Team as student-athletes. Finally, it is also important that our swimmers, coaches, and parents have fun!

Whether you think you can or you think you can’t-- you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford

EQUIPMENT:

Please be sure that all swimmers have:

1 piece competitive suit (girls) or jammers or similar performance swimwear (boys)

Swim caps (they will also receive team caps for  meets)

Goggles 

Long blade training fins (similar to these on SwimOutlet, but you can purchase whatever brand you like. Make sure swimmer's name is on their fins)

Please see more under Swim Gear

Please see our CALENDAR  on our home page for practice times. Keep in mind, some levels are large enough that they may be split into different practice-time groups

BASECAMP

This is the entry level for Peak Swim Team, no swim team experience required.  Children ages 5-10 should be able to independently swim the freestyle (face in water) and backstroke comfortably, for 25 yards. Swimmers must be able to work well on a team, participate, listen, and respond to coaches.

Swimmers will learn proper techniques of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and components of butterfly. Swimmers will learn racing starts, streamline, and turns, and build endurance.  Swimmers must try out for this group or be recommended through the WAC Learn to Swim program.

Swimmers are encouraged to participate in developmental/splash meets when available, and may also be recommended by the coach to participate in certified swim meets.

Practice is 1 hour, offered 3 days/week. However, on occasion, there may be days where a practice is cancelled due to weather, pool maintenance, meet schedule or the like.

Foothills

Swimmers may typically be aged 9 on up, but placement of swimmers in each level is based on ability and readiness of each next level, not solely on age.

Swimmers should be able to independently swim the freestyle (face in water, side breathing) and backstroke comfortably and legally. Swimmers must be able to work well on a team, participate, listen, and respond to coaches.

Swimmers will learn proper techniques of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Swimmers will further develop swim techniques in all four of these competitive swim strokes. Athletes will also be introduced to and refine flip turns, open turns, block starts, streamlines, and breakouts.

Practice is 1 hour, offered 4 days/week. However, on occasion, there may be days where a practice is cancelled due to weather, pool maintenance, meet schedule or the like.

Swimmers are encouraged to participate in developmental/splash meets when available, and may also be recommended by the coach to participate in certified swim meets.

Montane 

This group is for the swimmers who are competition ready in all four strokes, with or without competitive experience. Swimmers must be able to swim competitively and legally in all four strokes, be able to legally complete flip turns, open turns, and proper competitive starts. Yardage and race pace increase through the season to prepare swimmers for competition and to progress to the next group. Swimmers must be able to work well on a team, participate, listen, and respond to coaches.

This competitive group will refine techniques in each stroke, starts, breakouts, and streamlines. Swimmers will also learn advanced speed turns and IM skills. Montane swimmers will learn about consistency in training and technique and increase the ability to apply subtleties to develop mature swimming form.

Swimmer goals will include achieving a “B” time in theUSA Motivational Time Standards for their age group in at least one event.

Swimmers will participate in certified meets throughout the year in events as recommended by coaches.  The meets in which the team will participate is decided by the coach, and in which of those meets the swimmer would like to participate is choice of the swimmer/family.

Depending on the age, practice may be 1-2 hours, offered 5 days/week. However, on occasion, there may be days where a practice is cancelled due to weather, pool maintenance, meet schedule or the like.

Alpine

This group is for swimmers who have passed requirements of prior levels and have been swimming competitively for at least a year, or is competition ready. Swimmers have committed to competitive swimming, training and the opportunities therein.  Execution and refinement of technique and speed continue in all strokes, starts, turns, breakouts and underwater components. Swimmers must be able to work well on a team, and have proven ability to participate, listen, and respond to coaches.

Swimmers in the Alpine group are typically 12 and over.  However, if a younger competitive swimmer has already achieved the desired cuts for this level (“B” cuts in at least two separate events, or one “BB” or “A” cut from the USA Motivational Time Standards for their age group), they may be ready to join the Alpine group (either in full, or by splitting practices: a couple days a week in Alpine and the other practice days in Montane).

Swimmers will know their personal best times and their 25 yard split along with qualifying times and power points.

Alpine swimmers experience higher physical, mental and performance psychology training and are coached on skills needed to adhere successfully to a training program. Through age-appropriate training, these swimmers are learning to push their limitations and rise to a select level of youth sport (and enjoy doing so!)

Swimmers will participate in certified meets throughout the year.  The meets in which the team will participate is decided by the coach, and in which of those meets the swimmer would like to participate is choice of the swimmer/family. Swimmers are also expected to attend championship meets, if they meet qualifying times. Alpine members also explore Regional and National level competition and select training camps offered for their age.

Alpine and Summit swimmers may be expected to support, encourage, and mentor swimmers on the other levels of our Peak team.

Practice are typically 1.5-2 hours, offered 5-6 days/week. However, on occasion, there may be days where a practice is cancelled due to weather, pool maintenance, meet schedule or the like.

Summit 

This group is highly competitive and represents the highest caliber high school athletes on the swim team.  The goal of this group is to create leaders in the swimming community and beyond through their passion, dedication and commitment to the mastery in the sport.

This group is for swimmers who have passed requirements of prior levels. Swimmers have committed to competitive swimming, training and the opportunities therein.  Execution and refinement of technique and speed continue in all strokes, starts, turns, breakouts and underwater components. Swimmers must be able to work well on a team, and have proven ability to participate, listen, and respond to coaches.

Swimmers in the Summit group must achieve “B” cuts in at least three separate events, or two “BB” or  one “A” cuts from the USA Motivational Time Standards for their age group. Swimmers will know their personal best times and their splits.

Swimmers will participate in certified meets throughout the year.  The meets in which the team will participate is decided by the coach, and in which of those meets the swimmer would like to participate is choice of the swimmer/family. Swimmers are also expected to attend championship meets, if they meet qualifying times.

Summit athletes are the leaders of our team. They may represent Peak Swim Team at Regional and National level competitions, and may attend select training camps for their age. These swimmers are also expected to support, encourage, and mentor our younger swimmers on our Peak team.

Practices is 2 hours, 5-6 days/week.

Coaches will recommend athletes to advance to the next level, depending on their swimming skills and technique, ability to listen and follow direction, and desire to move up. If there is question as to which level the swimmer is placed, the parent/swimmer should discuss this with the coach.

Practice - It is recommended that swimmers make as many practices as possible, although frequency of attendance is up to the family and should be communicated with the coach. Alpine and Summit levels are expected to practice in at least 80% of practices. Because of facility lease, coach salary, and other fees, full payment of monthly fees are due, whether swimmer chooses to attend practice 50%, 75% or 100% of the time.

Fees are explained on the Fees page, and HERE.