Swim Groups

The Owensboro Marlins offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Owensboro Marlins to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

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The Marlins swim team is broken into separate groups based on age and ability. The swimming groups are broken down as follows:  


This group is composed of swimmers who are relatively new to year-round swimming. Focus is on basic fundamentals of all four strokes, kicking, drills, breathing, body position, streamline and starts.  Meets (especially home meets) are encouraged but optional. 


This group focuses on swimming all four competitive strokes in legal manner as deemed by USA Swimming INC. rules. This group will meet three times per week and will move into more advanced stroke drills, mechanics, body position, starts and turns. Basic dryland will be implemented for flexibility and core strength.  Attendance at all home meets is expected and out of town meets are highly encouraged.


This group will move into more advanced stroke drills with the primary focus still on proper stroke mechanics, body position and kicking in all four strokes. Increased yardage and small interval training sets will be incorporated during practice. Basic dryland will be incorporated with body weight exercises for core strength and flexibility. We would like for this group to compete in all home meets and at least one away meet

PERFORMANCE (13-15 years old)

This group focuses on year-round swimming. Basic fundamentals in all four strokes should already be established. More endurance and interval training will be required. Swimmers are expected to show respect for teammates and coaches, show sportsmanship and have consistent attendance (80%). Dryland will be incorporated for full body development, flexibility and strength. Must attend home meets and a minimum of two away meets per season. 

PRE-SENIOR (13 and Over)

This group is the level in which swimmers move from primary stroke and technique instruction to more emphasis on endurance training. Upper body and core strength will be emphasized with more dryland training. Character development components will continue to build with goal setting being introduced. Swimmers will be expected to be accountable for their progress in swimming. Consistent attendance (80-85%) is necessary for continued improvement and advancement to next group. This group is also intended for swimmers who want to focus on High School Swimming.

SENIOR (13 and Over)

This is the highest group level for Owensboro Marlins. This group is geared for swimmers that already have state cuts and are striving for Sectional, Futures, Junior, National cuts. Double practices are required. Character development components enhance as the athlete take on more responsibility for their own swimming: knowing times, proper attendance, performance and practice habits, and learning how to better manage their time between sport and studies. Attendance required (90%).