GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

Pueblo Swim Club's mission is to provide programs that allow individuals to have fun, work hard, achieve swimming goals, and develop important life skills to help them succeed throughout life.  With this purpose in mind, we place each swimmer with a training group that not only matches her/his/their ability level but also allows her/him/them to interact with other swimmers with similar levels of commitment, physical and emotional maturity.  We currently hold practices at two locations: The Sam Jones  Aquatic Center, located at CSU Pueblo and Pueblo High School.

Before you register for a particular training group please be sure to set up an evaluation with Coach Katie via email - [email protected] 


Orange Group 

  • Description: A pre-competitive program that is 100% technique-based. The focus of this group is to gain confidence and enjoyment in the water by teaching basic swimming skills of body/head position, leg propulsion, arm propulsion, breathing, and stroke coordination for the four competitive strokes.  Other skills that will be taught are dives/starts, finishes, and turns for all strokes/races. 
  • Skills Requirements:  The swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle, with proper side breathing, and 25 yards of backstroke.  This swimmer must be also have been introduced to breaststroke and butterfly strokes.   For ages 5-12 yrs. or at the coach’s discretion.
  • Number of Practices Available: Three 1-hr swim practices. Two 30-min dryland practices. 
  • Training Sessions Requirements: No requirements but at least one swim session and one dryland session are encouraged.
  • Competition Level and Requirements: Splash meets (intersquad) are encouraged but not mandatory.
  • Monthly fees: Monthly Dues - $80;  +  One time fee of $22 for annual USA Swimming Flex membership

 

*Use Training Calendar for actual training schedule as there are periodic schedule changes due to pool availability.

 


Blue Group

  • Description: This group will have a strong technique focus and will work on becoming a well-rounded swimmer (the age range is at the coach’s discretion). Blue Group will be perfect for swimmers working their way to becoming a more competitive swimmer or for swimmers interesting in refining their swimming skills for high school swimming. 
  • Skills Requirements:  The swimmer must be able to swim 50 yds of freestyle and backstroke, and 25 yds of butterfly and breaststroke; perform open turns, flip turns, and racing starts.
  • Number of Practices Available: Two 1-hr swim practices and two 1-hr and half swim practices. Two 1-hr dryland practices. 
  • Training Sessions Requirements: No requirement but at least two sessions are encouraged (between swim and dryland practices).
  • Competition Level and Requirements: Swim meets are encouraged but no required.
  • Monthly Fees: Monthly Dues - $95;  + One-time fee of $22 for annual USA Swimming Flex membership

*Use Training Calendar for actual training schedule as there are periodic schedule changes due to pool availability.

 


Silver Group

  • Description: This is a competitive group for our younger swimmers (the age range is at the coach’s discretion).  Swimmers will have time requirements to be in this group. 
  • Skills Requirements:  For the start of the 2021 Fall season, the time requirements for this group are at the coach's discretion (based on either practice test set times or previous swim meets results).  After the 2021 Fall season, the coaches will sit down and look at times and come up with our time standards for the Silver Group.
  • Number of Practices Available: Six 1-hr and half swim practices.  Two 1-hr dryland practices. 
  • Training Sessions Requirements: Minimum of four swim practices a week, but swimmers are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.
  • Competition Level and Requirements: At least one swim meet per month and the corresponding end-of-the-season championship meet (if qualified).
  • Monthly Fees: Monthly Dues - $110;  + One-time fee of $80 for annual USA Swimming Flex membership

*Use Training Calendar for actual training schedule as there are periodic schedule changes due to pool availability.


Gold Group

  • Description: This is a competitive group for our older swimmers (the age range is at the coach’s discretion).  Swimmers will have time requirements to be in this group. 
  • Skills Requirements:  For the start of the 2021 Fall season, the time requirements for this group are at the coach's discretion (based on either practice test set times or previous swim meets results).  After the 2021 Fall season, the coaches will sit down and look at times and come up with our time standards for the Silver Group.
  • Number of Practices Available: Five 2-hr swim practices.  Two 1-hr swim practices.  Two 1-hr dryland practices. 
  • Training Sessions Requirements: Minimum of five swim practices a week, but swimmers are encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible.
  • Competition Level and Requirements: At least one swim meet per month and the corresponding end-of-the-season championship meet (if qualified).
  • Monthly Fees: Monthly Dues - $110;  + One-time fee of $80 for annual USA Swimming Flex membership

*Use Training Calendar for actual training schedule as there are periodic schedule changes due to pool availability.


Swimmers are encouraged to talk with their coaches if they are interested in being competitive swimmers and thus want to be in Silver or Gold Groups. We love to know what our swimmers’ goals are and want to help them achieve those goals.