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DCS Training Group Levels

The DCS training progression, responsibilities and expectations, and monthly tuition fee are listed below. The coaching staff determines training group placement and promotion.

Blue Team ($95/month)

Age range: 5+

Practice length: 60 minutes swim (see schedule)

Recommended practices per week:  2 to 4

Blue Team is an introductory emerging group. Swimmers are introduced to all four strokes: freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. They perform drills to learn the proper stroke technique, as well as gain endurance and strength. This group provides swimmers an opportunity to compete in fun, low-intensity swimming competitions. Meets are not mandatory but encouraged to help evaluate progress through the year. Here is a detailed description of Blue Team curriculum and expectations within the group.

Future Team ($110/month)

Age range:  7-18

Practice length:  60 minutes swim plus dryland (see schedule)

Recommended practices per week:  3+

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach

Future is an intermediate emerging group. Swimmers perform drills to improve technique in all four strokes as well as gain additional endurance and strength. Dryland training is introduced as part of practice. This group provides swimmers an opportunity to compete in fun, low-intensity swimming competitions. Meets are not mandatory but encouraged to help evaluate progress through the year. Here is a detailed description of Future Team curriculum and expectations.

Bronze Team ($125/month)

Age range:  9-12

Practice length:  90 minutes swim plus dryland (see schedule)

Recommended practices per week:  3

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach

Bronze Team is an introductory competitive group. Swimmers perform more advanced drills to improve stroke technique as well as increase strength and endurance. Workouts are structured and include dryland training. Participation in swim meets is expected for this group. Here is a detailed description of Bronze Team curriculum and expectations.

Silver Team ($125/month)

Age range:  13-18

Practice length:  90 minutes swim

Recommended practices per week:  3

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach

Silver Team is a competitive group that is highly focused on swimming without the pressure of required attendance and competition. Swimmers perform interval training and advanced drills to improve stroke technique as well as increase strength and endurance. Here is a detailed description of Silver Team curriculum and expectations.

Gold Team ($150/month)

Age range:  11-18

Practice length:  2 hours swim plus dryland (see schedule)

Recommended practices per week:  minimum of 5

Note:  Advancement to this group requires approval of head coach.

Gold Team is a competitive group that is highly committed to the sport of swimming. Swimmers perform interval training and advanced drills to improve stroke technique as well as increase strength and endurance. Workouts are structured and include dryland training. Participation in swim meets is required for this group and will vary depending upon level of achieved qualifying times. Here is a detailed description of Gold Team curriculum and expectations.

DCS Team Structure and Paths to Success

DCS Structure and Paths to Success