The Eaton Red Waves offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is our goal to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of their abilities.

The team is divided into four practice, or training groups. Athletes are assigned a practice group after an assessment of his/her skill level by the head coach. Progression from one level to the next is at the discretion of the coaching staff. In addition, specific requirements must be met to advance to the Platinum team (details below).

Platinum Team

This is a elite training group.  Platinum team members are expected to attend regular practice sessions, which are conducted Monday through Friday for 1.5-2.0 hours per day in length.

1.      Must be 13 years of age or over.


Must be able to complete the following designated test set or have completed the set in the Head Coach's presence in the past:  8 x 100 FR on the 1:20 or 8 x 100 FR/Back on the 1:25 or 8 x 100 Back on the 1:30 or 8 x 100 FR/Breast on the 1:35.

3.      Requirements must be completed by the end of the month you start with, or return to, the club.

Training Focus: Stoke Technique, dry land conditioning, developing complex race skills, and coach's film analysis.


 Gold Team

Athletes move into this group from the White Team.

This is a high-end training group. They are expected to attend regular practice sessions which are conducted Monday through Friday for 1.5-2.0 hours per day in length.

1. Must be 11 years of age or older.

2. Must demonstrate clean stroke mechanics.

Training Focus; Stroke technique, dry land condition, developing complex race skills and coach's film analysis.


White Team

Athletes move into this group from the Red Team.

The practices are conducted Monday through Friday for approximately 1.5 hours. The focus is on teaching proper technique and introduction to aerobic work.

Training Focus: Stroke and race skill development and analysis.


Red Team

The red team is the entry-level practice group. It is open to swimmers at least six years of age and able to swim 50 yards (2 lengths of the pool) of both freestyle and backstroke with correct breathing.  The practices for the red team are conducted Monday, Wednesday and Friday and are one hour in length.

The Red Team serves both as an introduction to competitive swimming and preparation for the next practice level. Emphasis is placed on learning the fundamentals of competitive swimming.

Training Focus: Stroke instruction, knowledge of rules and introduction to swim meets and fundamental racing skills.


We strive for consistency with our practice schedule. However, because we use the pool along with the Eaton Schools, Eaton High School (EHS) girls' swimming and diving team, the Eaton School District has first priority.  Cancellation of a practice due to a high school swim meet, repairs, or unforeseen circumstances will be sent via e-mail or SMS to active members and posted at

Parents are welcome to watch practice from the bleachers. The coaches will be happy to talk with you before or after practice if you have any questions or concerns.


All swimmers need to be on the deck ready for stretching 5 minutes before practice starts.

Due to the variability of schedules during the year, all practice schedules are posted and available at, by emailing [email protected], or speaking with one of the club coaching staff.