Aiken-Augusta

Swim League

Georgia Swimming
Level 1

2022-23 Training Groups

These are all subject to the coaching staff’s approval. No movements will be made until August
of each season unless there is an extreme circumstance which then will be decided by the staff
as a whole. We want each swimmer to have a full season within a group to fully train and grow
as a swimmer. The Program Director has the right to move up or down a swimmer if they see fit
within a season with a 2 week notice to the swim family.

The number of workouts per week and the duration of workouts may change, as needed, based
on pool availability and coach's discretion.
 

 

Development Squad
K through 4th grade

 

Development I (DVI)

Training Goals: Building all 4 strokes, develop feel for the water, PLAY
Competition Focus: ASL In-House and Hosted meets
Development Phase: Parents and athletes are on a bus, coach is the bus driver, introducing them
all to the sport

 

Development II (DV2)

Training Goals: Intro to drill progressions, clock reading, set pattern recognition, FUN
Competition Focus: To race 100 IM and 100 Free legally
Development Phase: Parents and athletes are on a bus, coach is the bus driver, introducing them
all to the sport

 

Age Group Squad

2nd through 5th grade


Age Group Blue (AGB)

Training Goals: Drill progressions, clock reading, set pattern recognition, FUN
Competition Focus: To race 100 IM and 100 Free legally
Development Phase: Parents and athletes are on a bus, coach is the bus driver, introducing them
all to the sport


Age Group  White (AGW)
Training Goals: Drill progressions, interval training, racing in training, FUN
Competition Focus: To race 200 IM, 200 Free and 100s of each stroke efficiently
Development Phase: Families get into cars, the coach is driving, parents in the front seat, athletes
in the back seat. Coaches continue to educate parents on the sport, who help athletes understand
concepts and responsibilities.


Age Group Red (AGR)

Training Goals: Introduction to 400 IM training/preparation, FUN
Competition Focus: To race 200 IM, 200 Free and 100s of each stroke confidently
Development Phase: Families get into cars, the coach is driving, parents in the front seat, athletes
in the back seat. Coaches continue to educate parents on the sport, who help athletes understand
concepts and responsibilities.

 

Junior Squad

5th through 8th grade
 

Junior Blue (JRB)

Training Goals: Drill progressions, interval training, racing in training, FUN
Competition Focus: To race 200 IM, 200 Free and 100s of each stroke efficiently
Development Phase: 
Athletes and parents switch seats- coach focuses education on the athlete, who
in turn works with parents on concepts and responsibilities

 

Junior White (JRW)
Training Goals: Introduction to 400 IM training/preparation, fun
Competition Focus:  To race 200 IM, 500 Free and 100/200s of each stroke confidently
Development Phase: Athletes and parents switch seats- coach focuses education on the athlete, who
in turn works with parents on concepts and responsibilities


Junior Red (JRR)

Training Goals: Preparing for Senior Training (400 IM and 500 Free focus), building race strategies, fun
Competition Focus: To race ALL events, 50-1650 Free, 50-200 of strokes, and 100-400 IM confidently
Development Phase: Parents exit the vehicle, and the coach begins teaching the athlete how to drive,
with the responsibility and accountability for the sport and finding intrinsic motivation.


Senior Squad

8th through 12th grade


Senior Blue (SRB)

Training Goals: Training for HS event schedule, focusing on power/efficiency, fun
Competition Focus: To race all HS events confidently, with any other events athlete chooses
Development Phase: (9th graders) Coach and athlete swap seats, coach is drivers-ed instructor. Hand on
the break, but the athlete has the wheel. They are focused on making good decisions re: attendance, event
selection, effort and performance. (10th-12th grade) Coach hops out of the car and becomes the GPS unit,
giving the athletes the road map to achieving their goals. At this point, the athletes will be fully accountable
and responsible for their attendance, effort and performance.

 

Senior White (SRW)

Training Goals: Individual plans, based on goals, making good choices daily.
Competition Focus: Confidence in ALL events, with focus on qualifying for championship meets.

Development Phase: (9th graders) Coach and athlete swap seats, coach is drivers-ed instructor. Hand on
the break, but the athlete has the wheel. They are focused on making good decisions re: attendance, event
selection, effort and performance. (10th-12th grade) Coach hops out of the car and becomes the GPS unit,
giving the athletes the road map to achieving their goals. At this point, the athletes will be fully accountable
and responsible for their attendance, effort and performance.

 

Senior Red (SRR)

Training Goals: Individual plans, based on goals, leading the Squad.
Competition Focus: Confidence in ALL events, with focus on competing in championship meets.
Development Phase: Athletes should have progressed through all the developmental stages and be intrinsically
motivated to excel on the national stage in the sport of swimming. This will be demonstrated in all aspects of their
daily lives, in their sleeping, nutrition, and time management.