Practice Groups

COVID-19 UPDATE: COR returns to practice, in limited capacity, the week of June 1, 2020



COR Swim School:

This learn to swim group is for water safe swimmers that need to learn the basic techniques & strokes required to join a swim team.  In this 4-week long session our coaches will concentrate on teaching freestyle, backstroke, & breaststroke to your young swimmers.  The emphasis placed on developing proper stroke technique and body control in the water. This group will help your swimmer become more efficient in their efforts to swim lengths and laps in the pool. 

Jumbo Shrimps:

This advanced lessons group is designed for swimmers who are not quite ready for competitive swimming. Swimmers complete 12 class sessions which emphasize proper stroke technique while building their confidence in the water.  They will also learn the fundamentals of being on a swim team with workout preparation practiced and emphasized. Upon completion, potential acceptance on the team will be considered.




This developmental group is our first level for competitive swimming.  Swimmers in Minnows will be introduced to lap swimming while learning to do proper technique on Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.  They will learn correct racing starts and turns as they work their way into the Piranhas Group.  Minnows are also introduced to local swim meets and are highly encouraged to attend.  The main focus of this group is to learn what competitive swimming "is all about" while learning what it means to be a part of a team and to be a great teammate.  This is a self-paced group for 14 & Under swimmers.  Once they are ready to advance to Piranhas, they will be moved at the start of a new month.  We offer 3 practices per week for 1 hour each and like the swimmers to attend at least 2 of the 3 practices, but the more they can attend, the quicker they will develop.  


Our 2nd level development groups for 14 & Under athletes.  Swimmers in Piranhas and P10 (10 & unders) should have a good understanding of the basic / proper techniques for Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly.  They should also have a good understanding / grasp of racing starts and turns.  Legal strokes, starts and turns are expected in this group.  Piranhas & P10 are exposed to training sets and test sets as they continue to develop their more advanced techniques in the 4 stroke disciplines.  Swimmers in this group should be striving toward B and BB time standards.  Attendance to local swim meets is expected for Piranhas.  We offer 4 practices per week, 1 hour 15 minutes (includes 15 minutes of dryland exercises / stretching) and ask they attend at least 2 of the practices per week, but the more they can attend, the better.






Sharks is considered our top 10 & Under group and our 2nd highest group for 11-12 Swimmers.  All swimmers in this group are expected to have legal strokes, starts and turns in the 4 stroke disciplines.  Sharks are taught more advanced racing strategies as they work toward becoming some of the fastest swimmers among their peers.  Training sets and practices are designed to challenge the swimmers and set a foundation for swim training as they advance through the sport.  These 12 & Under swimmers work to fine tune their techniques and learn what it will take to advance to either Dolphins or Senior 1 at both practices and meets.  All Sharks should be full B minimum, working toward BB, A & TAGS Time Standards.  Swim meets are a requirement in this group and Sharks are expected to attend 3-5 practices per week.





Dolphins is our top Age Group program for 11-13 year olds.  Swimmers in this group should be full BB (minimum), working toward full A, TAGS and Sectionals times.  Dolphins are expected to have a firm grasp and understanding of all 4 strokes, all starts and all turns.  They will continue to learn advanced racing techniques and are expected to have a strong ability and foundation for training.  Dolphins should be leaders among their peers and set the example for our developmental swimmers, both in and out of the water.  This group will feature several of COR's State & Nationally ranked Age Group Swimmers.  Swim meets are a requirement for this group.  Perfect / near perfect practice attendance is expected.        



High School Group (Summers):

This group is for swimmers 13 – 18 who would like to advance in their development and endurance.  Swimmers in this group will be diverse and work towards supplementing their high school training.   This group is offered primarily in the summer and will be 6 week sessions, practices 2 days/week, which will include drylands.  Swimmers will maintain a positive attitude and commitment to COR and their High School Teams.

Senior 1:

This group is for swimmers 13 – 18 who would like to advance in their development and endurance.  Swimmers in this group will be working towards BB and A times and achieving more endurance and life skills.  Several will also supplement their high school training.  Beginning 13 & Over Swimmers are placed in this group so that they may train and compete with their peers, while gaining the much needed strength and conditioning required to compete in the 13-14 & 15-18 Age Groups.  Practices are offered 5-6 days a week and swim meets are highly recommended, but expected for group advancement.

Senior 2:

This group is for swimmers ages 13 – 18.  They are serious swimmers working towards TAGS, HS State, Zones and Sectionals.  They will maintain an 80% average with 6 practices per week (110- 120 minutes), (8 - 9 during long course) with additional dryland practices.  Senior 2 Swimmers are working towards advancing to our Senior Gold Group.  These swimmers must maintain a positive attitude and be 100% committed to competitive swimming, COR & COR team values.


Senior Gold:

This group is for swimmers ages 14 & older (13 upon Coaches Approval Only).  Their goals are to swim at Sectionals, Junior Nationals, Senior Nationals and USA Team representation.  Senior Gold swimmers demonstrate and understand COR values and must maintain a positive attitude and 100% commitment to COR.  They are team players and recognize the hard work, intensity and commitment that is necessary to reach their individual and team goals.  These swimmers will maintain a 90% average with 6 practices per week during short course and 9 practices during long course, along with additional dryland practices. (120- 250 minutes).  They have the understanding and have made swimming their priority outside the classroom.  Most swimmers in this group are working toward Collegiate and National Level Swimming.