Ohio Swimming
Level 4
Excellence 200

White Group Documents from the Coach

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Ave age 8 & under swimmers.  These swimmers may have some previous swim team experience or are returning swimmers from the previous year.  The have decided that they really love swimming and that they want to pursue more levels of competitive swimming.  They have a general competency level in all four strokes and starts, and they attend meets regularly.  Focus on kicking, streamline, freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke kick, and butterfly progression. Swimmers who have advanced through Level 7 of the Swim America Lesson program who can maintain attention for 60+ minutes are generally ready for this group. Most meets are in the Dayton and surrounding areas. This group is offered 5 practice times per week. Swimmers in this group are recommended to attend 75% or more of the offered practices and attend most of the recommended swim meets.   

Please review the Practice schedule (found under the "Swim Team" menu) and the Equipment Checklist (found under the "Athlete Info" menu)

General Qualifications to join the White Group

Below are general skills we look for children to have when entering the swim team.  Swimmers who have advanced through Level 7 of the Swim America Lesson program are generally ready for this group.  

  • Somersaults forward and backward
  • Rollover Front/Back and Back/Front
  • Float prone on surface face down with (1) arms at side and (2) both arms extended
  • Swim Freestyle 25 yards (rotary breathing)
  • Swim on back 25 yards
  • Tread water (1 minute)
  • Sitting dive
  • Butterfly arms - simultaneously move arms in butterfly pattern
  • Kick butterfly with board
  • Attention span up to 60 continuous minutes in a group setting

General Information

USA-Swimming IMR/IMX Program - Swimmers should focus on entering the events within the IMR and IMX event lineup below over the course of each season.  This will ensure you obtain a score based on power points that you can follow on the USA-Swimming website or on your Deck Pass Account.  Swimmers in their first years should work to get an "IM Ready" score - swimmers compete in a series of five events at shorter distances. Below, we've listed the line-up by age groups.  When swimmers are ready to move forward, the next step is to work towards an IM Xtreme (IMX) score. The IMX ranking includes a series of five or six events at longer distances. Once you've completed the IMX program, you can find out where your IMX score ranks nationally, within your zone, within your LSC and on your club.

Learn more about the IMR/IMX programs at USA-Swimming

  • USA Swimming’s “I am Ready” (IMR) events (1-3 years of experience)
    -- 10un: 100Fr, 50Bk, 50Br, 50Fly, 100IM
    -- 11-12: 200Fr, 50Bk, 50Br, 50Fly, 100IM
    -- 13up: 200Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
  • USA Swimming’s “I am Extreme” (IMX) events (3+ years of experience)
    -- 10un: 200Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
    -- 11-12: 500Fr, 100Bk, 100Br, 100Fly, 200IM
    -- 13up: 500Fr, 200Bk, 200Br, 200Fly, 200IM, 400IM