Black Group        



  • Swimmers have now reached the highest level in our age group progression.  By this time they will have developed a strong technical and aerobic foundation, along with sound training habits
  • With this opportunity comes advanced responsibilities and expectations.  Training, attendance, swim meet, and communication expectations increase
  • Swimmers will be training to acheive a higher aerobic capacity while continuing to refine their technical skills.  Swimmers should be able to maintain their stroke technique focus throughout practice, including strenuous sets.
  • Our goal with the Black Group is to prepare swimmers for a smooth transition into our Senior Program

General Age

  • 12 to 14

Skill Requirements

  • Swimmers must be legal in all four competitive strokes for 100 yards
  • Swimmers must be able to maintain the group's base intervals of 1:20/100 yard freestyle and 1:30/100 yard IM.
  • We expect swimmers to display excellent sportsmanship and strive to be leaders within the group and within our age group program


  • Practice is offered six times per week for two hours; Monday through Saturday. 5 times per week during the Summer.
  • Swimmers should attend at least 75% of all practices - 4 one week, 5 the next week
  • Swimmers should expect to swim 5000 to 6000 yards
  • We are currently using our Fall Practice Schedule
M-W-F 5:30 - 5:45pm Dry Land
M-W-F 5:45 - 7:45pm Practice
T-TH 5:45 - 7:45pm Practice
8:00 - 10:00am
  • Please see our Practice Schedule for other seasons. Our practice schedule varies slightly throughout the seasons due to the high school schedule

Practice Equipment

  • Swimmers are required to have fins, snorkel, pull buoy, and stretch cords
  • We recommend two pairs of goggles, nose clip, and a water bottle

Swim Meets

  • Swimmers should attend all team meets and Championship meets
  • Our goal events for the Black Group are 500 freestyle, 400 IM, and 200s of each stroke


  • $150 per month
  • $74 USA Swimming annual membership