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CURRENT SWIM GROUPS & PRACTICE TIMES

 

Group Practice Days & Times Approximate Age Range Description

Silver

T/Th 6:30-7:30pm

5-8

In this introductory group, the emphasis is on developing the fundamentals of the four strokes by means of drills and fun sets that create an enjoyable atmosphere for instruction.

White

M/W/F 6:30-7:30pm

7-10

Swimmers that can perform the four basic strokes, and are ready for refinement of their skills. Emphasis is on more stroke drills, starts and turns, and the basic rules of competitive swimmer.

Red

M-F 5:30-6:30pm

9-12

A transitional group where swimmers move from stroke technique emphasis to a balance of instruction and actual competitive training. Refinement of stroke technique is important, but greater emphasis begins to be placed on learning how to train.

Blue

M-F 5:30-7:00pm

11-15

The more skilled and experienced age group swimmers. Emphasis is on serious training for competition. The swimmers participate in a challenging program designed to prepare them for competition in High School swimming.

Gold

M-F 5:30-7:30pm

13-18

The most skilled and experienced age group swimmers. This is the highest level an OSC swimmer can attain. The training program at this level is geared toward more rigorous workouts and preparing for advanced competition.

 

Notes:

  • New athletes must be proficient enough in the water to not become a drowning hazard. Unassisted front crawl, back crawl, and treading abilities are mandatory.
  • Age varies within the groups. Group assignment is based upon ability; however, swimmers will not be placed in a group with too great an age difference.
  • Swim meet participation is not required but encouraged. Coaches will determine swim meet participation based upon each individual’s goals.
  • Monthly dues for families with athletes in multiple groups will default to the highest billing rate for the first athlete.
  • Discounts are available to families with Active Military Duty and those receiving free or reduced lunches. Annual verification is required.
  • OSC has a summer and winter shutdown of approximately two weeks and prorates those months. OSC does not offer per diem proration for practice cancellations due to weather, pool closures, pool availability, or Coach’s sudden unavailability. OSC makes every effort to prevent practice cancellations.
  • All athletes must register with USA Swimming each year.

 


 

Your practice group will be assigned by the coaches. If you have questions, please contact a coach or board member.