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Group Philosophy

  • Denver Swim Academy is a competitive USA sanctioned swim team, instructing swimmers from 6 to 14 years old (age group) to national level Seniors (high school age and above).  Our traning groups are designed to be a developmental ladder, teaching new skills and reinforcing good habits as swimmers progress through each group.  Our youngest swimmers (Dolphins, White, and Blue Groups) learn to develop a strong technical foundation for all four competitive strokes, including starts and turns, while also establishing valuable practice habits/skills.  As swimmers grow with our team (Silver, Black, and Senior 1, Senior 2, Senior 3 Groups), they continue learning more advanced skilss and refine those already acquired.


Group Placement

  • Our goal when placing a swimmer is to give every athlete the best opportunity to learn, improve, and grow with our team.  We want to ensure that each individual is entering a group that is appropriate for their age, technical ability, fitness capacity, and level of commitment.  The group should be challenging to help elevate each athlete to reach their potential, without being overwhelming.  Most importantly, we want to place swimmers in a group that will support their short-term ambitions while also encouraging long-term growth.

  • Before athletes are placed into a group, swimmers and parents should become familiar with the group's requirements and expectations, such as attendance, meet participation, equipment needs, and training goals.  It's important that all swimmers in each group are properly prepared for the new responsibilities.


Age Group Placement

  • Age group swimmers will be placed in an appropriate training group based on their tryout performance and/or capabilities.  During the tryout, our focus is on the swimmer's technical ability, willingness to learn new skills, and overall interest in year round swimming.

  • Age, maturity, and previous times are also taken into consideration for group placement.

  • Please contact Coach Chris for Age Group tryout information


Senior Placement

  • Swimmers may be asked to do an individual tryout, depending upon their training and meet experience.  Swimmers with extensive training experience will be asked to sety up a meeting with our Senior coaches.

  • Please contact Coach Nick for Senior availability