National Group


Kevin Zacher
Head Coach/National Group Coach

Email Coach Kevin

Bob Platt
Director of Ops/National Group Coach

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About the Group


Expectations/Required Skill

  • For swimmers 14 years old or older/entering Fall of 9th grade
  • Have achieved a Summer Sectional qualifying time
  • Able to complete the following test sets:  10x100 free on 1:10; 5x200IM on 2:40; & 1000 kick under 16:30
  • Follows SAC dryland training program
  • Committed to attending highest qualified championship meet for the season
  • Shows leadership skills in and out of the pool, great attitude, and elite level work ethic
  • Demonstrates proficiency in practice skills such as tight streamlines, able to complete 25s underwater with no breath, 7 dolphin kicks off walls for fly/back, and able to maintain breathing patterns for fly/free. 


Monthly Dues

$234.25 per month






Fall Practice Schedule
(Aug. 12th - Nov. 10th)

Monday: 3:15pm - 6:00pm @ Cactus (Dryland/Swim)

Tuesday: 5:05am - 6:20am @ Cactus (Swim); 3:15pm - 5:45pm @ Cactus (Swim)

Wednesday: 5:05am - 6:20am @ Cactus (Gym); 3:15pm - 5:45pm @ Cactus (Swim)

Thursday: 5:05am - 6:20am @ Cactus (Swim)

Future Qualifiers: 3:00pm - 5:45pm @ Cactus (Swim);
Non-Future Swimmers: 3:15pm - 5:45pm @ Chap (Swim)

Girls:  6:00am - 8:00am (Swim); 8:00am - 9:00am (Gym)
Boys: 6:00am - 7:00am (Gym); 7:00am - 9:00am (Swim)

National Group Meets 

Short Course Season (Sept. 2019 - March 2020)

  • Gulf Coast Senior Championships in Houston, TX (Dec. 5-8) - Qualifiers Only
  • US Open Championships in Atlanta, GA (Dec. 4-8) - Qualifiers Only
  • Speedo Junior Nationals in Federal Way, WA (Dec. 11-14) - Qualifiers Only
  • TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville, TN (Jan. 16-19) - Qualifiers Only
  • Senior Dual Meet Champs at Mesa (Jan. 18-20) 
  • SAC Winter Invite (Jan. 24-26)
  • Dual Meet vs MAC at Mesa (Feb. 7-9)
  • AZ Swimming Senior Open Championships at Mesa (Feb. 27 - March 1) - Qualifiers Only
  • Speedo Sectionals - Qualifiers Only