AGE GROUPS - WHITE, BLUE, SILVER, BLACK

         
   
 
White Group
 
Our White Group is a positive introduction to year round competitive swimming for 6 to 9 year olds.  Swimmers will learn skills to help them with their balance, posture, coordination, and stroke efficiency (distance per stroke), building a strong technique base for all four competitive strokes (an IM mindset).  Our goal is to teach good practice habits and work ethic which will increase short-term growth, but more importantly, enhance long-term success to help swimmers advance through our training groups.  Our ultimate goal, however, is to instill an enjoyment of the sport which will last a life time.
 
Requirements
  • Swimmers must be legal in all four competitive strokes.  
  • Must be able to pay attention in a group setting and cooperate with teammates. 
  • Swimmers should begin to understand the value of working together, sharing a common goal, and being a great teammate.

Attendance

  • Swimmers should try to attend at least three practices per week.
Equipment
  • Fins, kickboard, and tempo trainer are required. 
  • We also recommend two pair of goggles, nose clip, mesh bag, and waterbottle.
Practice Schedule
Swim Meets
  • Swimmers should average one meet per month 
  • Goal events - 100 freestyle and 100 IM
Cost
  • $120 per month
  • $78 annual USA Swimming Registration                                  

Coaches

 

 

 

         
 
 
         
   
 
Blue Group
 
Swimmers will continue to follow our team philosophy of improved technique with all four strokes (again, the IM mindset).  Athletes, 9 to 12 year olds, will be challenged with a variety of stroke drills to improve balance, body position, core strength, and stroke efficiency; learning to use our entire body to help us become stronger, faster, and more economical.  Our goal is for swimmers to understand the importance of good technique and the value of a strong work ethic (practicing the "right way").  With these two objectives, we can improve our short term growth, but more importantly, maximize our long term success.  Conditioning (aerobic) with interval training begins to take on an important role.
 
Requirements​
  • Swimmers must be legal in all four competitive strokes, including the ability to perform a dive and flip turn. 
  • Need to be able to listen attentively and follow instructions in a group setting, along with cooperating and working positively with teammates.​
Attendance
  • Swimmers should attend at least three practices per week, four if ambitions are geared toward championship meets. 
Practice Schedule
Equipment
  • Fins, kickboard, pull buoy, snorkel, hand paddles (0.5 recommended), and tempo trainers are required. 
  • We also recommend two pair of goggles, nose clip, mesh bag, and a water bottle.
Swim Meets​
  • Swimmers should attend at least one meet per month and all Championship meets. 
  • Goal events - 200 freestyle, 200 IM, and 100 butterfly
Cost
  • $140 per month
  • $78 annual USA Swimming Registration​​                         
Coaches
 

 

 

         
 
 
         
   
 
Silver Group
 
Swimmers will continue to sharpen their technical skills with all four strokes to improve stroke efficiency, with an increased emphasis on the swimmer's aerobic and anaerobic development.  Athletes, 11 to 14 year olds, will be challenged with several new expectations, including increased yardage, set length, attendance and meet requirements.  Swimmers will also be asked to take more responsibility/ownership in their training; goal setting, swimmer/coach communication, and meet preparation.
 
Requirements
  • Swimmers must demonstrate the willingness to learn and the dedication to improve.  Display leadership qualities and sportsmanship within their lane, as well as within the group. 
  • Base intervals of 1:30/100 yard freestyle and 1:40/100 yard IM.
Attendance
  • Swimmers should attend at least four practices per week, five if seeking higher expectations.
Equipment
  • Fins, kickboard, snorkel, pull buoy, and hand paddles are required.  
  • We recommend two pair of goggles, nose clip, and a water bottle.
Practice Schedule
Swim Meets
  • Swimmers should attend all team meets and Championship meets. 
  • Athletes should challenge themselves with the 500 freestyle, 400 IM, and 200s of each stroke.
Cost
  • $160 per month
  • $78 annual USA Swimming Registration.                           
Coach
 

 

 

         
 
 
         
   
 
Black Group
 
Swimmers have now reached the highest level in our age group progression.  With this opportunity comes increased responsibilities and expectations with their training, attendance, swim meet participation, and swimmer/coach communication.  Swimmers, 12 to 14 year olds, will be training to acheive a higher aerobic and anaerobic capacity while continuing to refine their technical skills.  Our goal with the Black Group is to prepare swimmers for a smooth transition into our Senior Program.
 
Requirements
  • Swimmers should be able to maintain their stroke technique and focus throughout practice, including strenuous sets. 
  • We expect swimmers to display excellent sportsmanship and be mature learders within our age group program. 
  • Base intervals of 1:20/100 yard freestyle and 1:30/100 yard IM.​​
Attendance
  • Swimmers should attend five practices per week.
Equipment
  • Fins, kickboard, snorkel, pull buoy, hand paddles, and stretch cords are required.  We recommend two pair of goggles, nose clip, and a water bottle.
Practice Schedule
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
Cost
  • $160 per month
  • $78 annual USA Swimming Registration                         
Coach