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The Tigersharks Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Tigersharks Swim Club 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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Group Descriptions

Please note that all decisions for group changes are solely up to the coaching staff.  The goals and guidelines listed below are only a small part of what the coaches look at when making group advancements.  A swimmer may meet every goal listed below, but still not move up to the next group level until the coach feels the swimmer is ready emotionally and physically to move up. 

Novice Group

This group is for 13 & under swimmers new to the sport of competitive swimming. The Novice group will practice up to 3 times a week for up to 1 hour. After one to three sessions in the Novice Group swimmers will move to the White Group.

White Group
This group is for a swimmer who has participated in the Novice Group, but is not yet ready to move to the Blue Group. Typically these swimmers are 6 to 12 years of age. The group swims up to 4 times a week for up to an hour. 

Blue Group
A swimmer must be approved by the coaches to swim in this group. This group is for 9+ year olds and advanced 8 year olds who have participated in at least one season of the White Group and are approved by the coaches to move up.  Swimmers must be able to consistently perform 3 of the 4 strokes legally, execute turns and dive head first.  They must be emotionally and physically ready for a more demanding workout.  A goal for swimmers to move to this group would be to achieve 3 "C" times or higher for the 9-10 age group.  A swimmer must be able to meet the base interval requirement of 50s on the 1:30 to swim in this group.  The Blue Group swims up to 5 times a week for an hour and a half with a minimum practice recommendation of 3 times per week on average.

Indigo Group
A swimmer must be approved by the coaches to swim in this group. This group is for 9+ year olds and advanced 8 year olds who have participated in at least one season of the Blue Group and are approved by the coaches to move up.  This group is for 12 and older swimmers who have competed on a Middle School team and do not meet the time standard/base interval requirements of Junior Purple. Swimmers must be able to consistently perform all 4 strokes legally, and execute turns and starts.  They must be emotionally and physically ready for a more demanding workout.  A goal for swimmers to move to this group would be to achieve 6 "B" times or higher in the 9-10 age group.  A swimmer must be able to meet the base interval requirement of 50s on the 1:00 to swim in this group.  The Indigo Group swims up to 5 times a week for an hour and a half with a minimum practice recommendation of 3 times per week on average.

Purple Group
A swimmer must be approved by the coaches to swim in this group. This group is for 13 and older swimmers who have competed on a Varisty High School team and who can meet the base interval requirement. They must have a commitment and desire to train/practice at high levels, a commitment to attending meets and be emotionally ready for a higher demand.  A goal for swimmers to move to this group would be to achieve 4 “A” times or faster in the 13-14 age group.  A swimmer must be able to meet the base interval requirement of 50s on the 40 to swim in this group.  The Purple Group swims up to 5 times a week for up to two hours with a minimum practice recommendation of 4 times per week on average.