NEHA Swim Group Descriptions

SWIM GROUP

ENTRY STANDARDS

Suggested

 AGE

PRACTICES

DRYLANDS or WETLANDS

Suggested ATTENDANCE/

COMMITMENT

INTERMEDIATE

Intro to competitive swimming 

Can swim 25s of free  and back. Introduced to butterfly and breaststroke and flip turns.

6-9

 

Mon-Fri:

5-6

No Sat

N/A

1 to 2 times per week.

Offered only Mon-Fri.

WHITE

Beginning group to competitive swimming

Introduced to all 4 swim strokes, starts, and turns.

7-10

Mon-Fri:

5-6

Sat:

9-10

N/A

2 to 3 times per week. This is the first group of the team aspect of NEHA. Must be willing to behave in a team environment 

COPPER

This group is for the older beginner or for those needing to extra time to fine tune strokes

Fine tuning all 4 strokes. Continue to work on turns and transitions. Introduced to the clock and dryland.

8-11

Mon-Fri:

5-6:30

Sat:

9-10:30

N/A

3 to 4 times per week. For the older beginner swimmers ready to start competitive swimming. 

 

BRONZE

Middle school to elementary aged swimmers who are ready to start training 

Can swim 100s of free and back. Can swim 50s of breaststroke and butterfly.

9-12

Mon-Fri:

5-6:30

Sat:

9-10:30

Wed

5-5:20

4 to 5 times per week. For swimmers ready to start competitive swimming.

Test set to move to Silver.

Introduction to drylands/wetlands.

SILVER

Middle school aged swimmers that are committed and need to be challenged 

Can swim 200s of free and back. Can swim 100s of breaststroke and butterfly.

9-13

Mon-Fri:

6:30-8

Sat:

9-11

Tu/Th

6-6:30

4 to 6 times per week. For the swimmer who need to be challenged more but also have the commitment to get better. Test set to move to Gold.

GOLD

Middle & High school/Home school swimmers and swimmers with the commitment to train hard  

Will work on achieving TAGS & A times. Must be swimming 10x100 free on a 1:30 interval.

13 and up

Mon-Fri

6-8

Sat:

9-11

Tu/Th

6-6:20

4 to 6 times per week. Must be committed to wanting to get better and having the right attitude. Test set and age criteria to move to Senior.

SENIOR

Highest competitive group – High School swimmers – Varsity & JV squads

Must have the attitude and commitment. Will work on achieving TAGS, A-AA times, Must have 10x100 free on a 1:20 interval.

14 and up

Mon-Fri

6-8

Sat:

9-11

Tu/Th

6-6:20

6 times per week. Must have the desire, ability, and commitment to be in this group.