SENIOR GROUP - Ages 14 and up
As swimmers enter this group, training will become increasingly specialized focusing on State, Zone, and YMCA Nationals. They will begin to train in their primary strokes and will develop paces for their specific level of training. There will be grouping with others who share the same paces to provide a competitive training atmosphere.
INTERMEDIATE GROUP - Ages 11-13
Swimmers are exposed to more practice hours, distance swimming, and higher levels of competition. Some will begin competing at YMCA Zone meets and higher level Michigan Swimming/ USA Swimming sanctioned meets.
JUNIOR GROUP - Ages 9-10
This group will continue working on swimming endurance, learn swimming speed change, and tempo. These swimmers are expected to know all four racing strokes and will work at increasing both technical work and training.
DEVELOPMENTAL GROUP - 8 and under
This is the beginner level for those getting started in the sport, or who enjoy the sport but are unsure about competing in long meets. Swimmers should be able to complete a 25 yard freestyle and 25 yard backstroke to begin. This program would also be appropriate for swimmers who would like to learn more about swimming in meets and competitive swimming. The focus in this group will be learning proper technique and developing endurance.