Senior Intermediate 


The Senior Intermediate program is for swimmers 12 & older who are ready to challenge themselves further through full participation in a year-round competitive swim program with the goal of progressing to the Senior Program or High School Swim Teams.

Our Senior Intermediate swimmers are exposed to cutting-edge training and educational opportunities. The main focus at this level is to continue to build a love of the sport while giving the swimmer highly level tools to become a high performing athlete. Skills for all strokes will continue to be refined. Starts, turns and transitions will be fine-tuned, and racing strategies will be further developed.  Higher-level psychological constructs are introduced, challenging the swimmer both in and out of the water.

The Senior Intermediate program practices five days a week for two hours.  In addition to the swim program, the Senior Intermediate group has three dryland training sessions per week focusing on body awareness, agility, and strength/explosiveness. The swimmers in this group are expected to compete in swim meets at the Eastern Committee and Southern California Swimming levels.

  • M-F 3:30-5:30pm 
  • Sat 10:00-12:00pm 
  • Dryland Training: M/W 5:00-6:00pm & Saturday 9:00-10:00am

COSTS & COMMITMENTS: This program costs $155.00 a month. Annual USA Swimming membership is required to participate in this program: Either Premium Membership ($70) or Flex Membership ($20). Note Flex Membership allows members to compete in only two swim meets per year, and may be upgraded to the Premium Membership at any time. 

There are no additional fees or family volunteer requirements to participate.

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Senior Intermediate Group Criteria 

The Senior Intermediate group is focused on preparing swimmers for the Senior Advanced group. This group will meet the needs of athletes coming from other sports, high school swimmers or swimmers currently in the PDSC program who are still working on developing speed. Technique is the primary focus with speed, power and explosiveness playing large roles.

Swimmers are strongly encouraged to attend all practices as skills, conditioning, and progressions build from one practice session to another. 

Swimmers entering the Senior Intermediate program must be at least 12 years old and complete the following:

  • 10 x 100 Freestyle @ 1:30
  • 8 x 50 kick @ 1:00
  • Swim under 1:15 in 100 yd. Freestyle for girls/1:10 for boys
  • Swim 13-14 Red qualifying times in two (2) main events (12 year-olds must have achieved 13-14 Blue qualifying times in two main events)

Expectations of the Senior Intermediate Group:

  • Strive to be competitive at the Committee/LSC level and prepare athletes for both competency at the LSC/Age Group Championship/Junior Olympic Level and movement into Senior Advanced group (if so desired)
  • To consistently improve commitment level and training/racing ability from season to season
  • Continue becoming more fluid in swimming (no splashing)
  • Actively improve distance per stroke
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Attendance should improve, not decline as the athlete matures
  • Training attitudes should be more productive and supportive as the athlete gets older
  • Athletes must conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to actions needed to promote and support the goals of the team
  • Attend all meets prescribed by coaching staff unless Senior coach agrees to absence
  • Active in club fundraising
  • Display ability to train appropriately for the athlete’s experience and stated goals
  • Parental involvement in "wet side" decreases but increases on "dry side" during tenure

Goals and Expectations for the Senior Intermediate Group:

  • Continue becoming more fluid in swimming (no splashing)
  • Actively improve distance per stroke
  • Translate power and athleticism developed in dryland training to speed in the water
  • Learn leadership skills
  • Provide an effective training program to swimmers who may not have come up through the PDSC Program. 
  • Swimmers will learn to actively monitor and improve their stroke technique
  • Swimmer understands and takes responsibility for attendance and performance, work habits in practice and how these three relate to meet performance
  • Active in club fundraising