DASH offers training groups for swimmers of all ages and abilities

It is the goal of the Dubuque Area Swimmin' Hurricanes to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
 

Please call us at 563-543-1105 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

 


Jr. Hurricanes

The Jr. Hurricane Group is for pre-competitive 10 years old and younger athletes (ALL swimmers six years old and younger are in this group). Jr. Hurricanes must be able to swim non-stop 25 yards of face-in Freestyle w/rhythmic breathing (Front Crawl) and 25 yards of Backstroke (Back Crawl) &/or have approval from the DASH Director of Instruction. This is an extension of our lesson program and is a pre-competitive group.

The Jr. Hurricane group will register as a FLEX USA Swimming member (contact Coach Doug for more info).

Recommended Practice Attendance each week: 2 - 3 / One per day


Green

The Green Group is for beginning competitive 10 years old and younger athletes.

Requirements to join Green;

1) swim non-stop 50 yards of face-in Freestyle w/rhythmic breathing (Front Crawl)

2) 50 yds. non-stop Backstroke w/proper body position

3) 25 yds. non-stop Breaststroke w/legal pull and kick

4) 25 yds. non-stop Butterfly, w/legal arms and kick.

The GREEN group may register as either a FLEX or PREMIUM USA Swimming member (contact Coach Doug for more info).

Recommended Practice Attendance each week: 2 - 3 / One per day


Blue

The Blue Group is intended for beginning and novice swimmers who are middle school age and older.

Requirements to join Blue;

1) swim non-stop 25 yards of face-in Freestyle w/rhythmic breathing (Front Crawl)

2) 25 yards of Backstroke (Back Crawl)

& / OR

3) Been recommended to join from lessons by DASH Director of Instruction.

The BLUE Group may register as either a FLEX or PREMIUM USA Swimming member (contact Coach Doug for more info).

Blue Group members should be interested in making the necessary strides to reach the Gold Group.

Recommended Practice Attendance each week: 3 - 4 / One per day

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HS Camp

Summer season only. For HS swimmers looking to work on technique with some conditioning.

HS Camp may register as either a FLEX or PREMIUM USA Swimmnig member (contact Coach Doug for more info).

Recommended Practice Attendance each week: 5 / One per day


HS Stay Fit (formerly WHITE group)

The HS Stay Fit Group is intended for high school girls swimmers who do not want to commit to the requirements of the Gold Group. This group is only available during the Winter season and only open to girls who competed on a HS swim team during the fall sports season.

Requirements to join the White Group;

1) swim 200 yds. non-stop Freestyle w/rhythmic breathing and flip turns

2) must have competed in a 200 yd. Freestyle race

3) swim 100 yds. non-stop Backstroke, w/proper body position and flip turns

4) must have competed in a 100 yd. Backstroke race

5) swim 100 yd. Breaststroke w/legal pull & kick and legal turn & pull-out

6) must have competed in a 100 yd. Breaststroke race

7) swim 50 yd. Butterfly w/legal arms & kick, proper stroke timing and legal turns

8) must have competed in a 50 yd. Butterfly race

9) must have competed in a 100 yd. Individual Medley w/legal turns

10) STREAMLINES!!!! Must have proper hand, arm, head placement and strong push-off

11) Minimum training ability: 10 x 100 on 1:40.

The Athlete must have achieved at least one 13 & 14 Iowa Swimming Qualifying time or have the DASH Head Coach’s permission. NO competition beyond Iowa Swimming Championships.

HS Stay Fit may register as either a FLEX or PREMIUM USA Swimmnig member (contact Coach Doug for more info).

Recommended Practice Attendance each week: No recommendation / One per day


Bronze

The Bronze Group is for novice team members. Bronze swimmers are middle school age and younger, minimum age of 9.

Requirements to join the Bronze Group;

1) swim 100 yds. non-stop Freestyle w/rhythmic breathing and flip turns

2) must have competed in a 100 yd. Freestyle race

3) swim 50 yds. non-stop Backstroke, w/proper body position and flip turns

4) must have competed in a 50 yd. Backstroke race

5) swim 50 yd. Breaststroke w/legal pull & kick and legal turn & pull-out

6) must have competed in a 50 yd. Breaststroke race

7) swim 50 yd. Butterfly w/legal arms & kick, proper stroke timing and legal turns

8) must have competed in a 100 yd. Individual Medley w/legal turns

9) STREAMLINES!!!! Must have proper hand, arm, head placement and strong push-off

10) successfully complete 10x50 Freestyle on 1:05 interval.

Bronze Group members must have achieved at least one 10 & Under Iowa Swimming State Qualifying time or have the Head Coach's permission.

EXPECTED to attend end of season championship meet(s) - Silver Championships and / or LSC Championship. They should aspire to reach the Silver Group and above.

BRONZE group members must register for the PREMIUM USA Swimming membership level.

Recommended Practice Attendance each week: 3 - 4 / One per day


Silver

The Silver Group is for intermediate team members who are upper elementary and middle school students, minimum age of 10, who are willing and able to train* and compete at their highest level in the interest of reaching and succeeding as a member of the Gold Group or higher.  

Requirements to join the Silver Group;

1) swim 200 yds. non-stop Freestyle w/rhythmic breathing and flip turns

2) must have competed in a 200 yd. Freestyle race

3) swim 100 yds. non-stop Backstroke, w/proper body position and flip turns

4) must have competed in a 100 yd. Backstroke race

5) swim 100 yd. Breaststroke w/legal pull & kick and legal turn & pull-out

6) must have competed in a 100 yd. Breaststroke race

7) swim 50 yd. Butterfly w/legal arms & kick, proper stroke timing and legal turns

8) must have competed in a 50 yd. Butterfly race

9) must have competed in a 100 yd. Individual Medley w/legal turns

10) STREAMLINES!!!! Must have proper hand, arm, head placement and strong push-off

11) Minimum training ability: 10 x 100 Freestyle on a 1:50.

Silver Group members must have achieved at least one 11 & 12 Iowa Swimming State Qualifying time or have the Head Coach's permission.

*Athletes must register and attend practices from the beginning of the season.

SILVER group members must register for the PREMIUM USA Swimming membership level.

EXPECTED to attend end of season championship meet(s) - Silver Championships and / or LSC Championship.

Recommended Practice Attendance each week: ALL offered / One per day


Gold

The Gold Group is intended for serious year-round swimmers (who are a minimum 12 years of age), who are willing and able to train* and compete at the highest level possible.  

Requirements to join the Gold Group;

1) swim 500 yds. non-stop Freestyle w/rhythmic breathing and flip turns

2) must have competed in a 500 yd. Freestyle race

3) swim 200 yds. non-stop Backstroke, w/proper body position and flip turns

4) must have competed in a 200 yd. Backstroke race

5) swim 200 yd. Breaststroke w/legal pull & kick and legal turn & pull-out

6) must have competed in a 200 yd. Breaststroke race

7) swim 100 yd. Butterfly w/legal arms & kick, proper stroke timing and legal turns

8) must have competed in a 100 yd. Butterfly race

9) must have competed in a 200 yd. Individual Medley w/legal turns

10) STREAMLINES!!!! Must have proper hand, arm, head placement and strong push-off

11) Minimum training ability: 10 x 100 on 1:30.

The Athlete must have achieved at least one 13 & 14 Iowa Swimming State Qualifying time or have the Head Coach's permission.  High school athletes who compete at the Junior Varsity level must have their high school coach's recommendation to train with the Gold Group.

*Athletes must register and attend practices from the beginning of the season.

GOLD group members must register for the PREMIUM USA Swimming membership level

EXPECTED to attend end of season championship meet(s) - Silver Championships and / or LSC Championship OR higher.

REQUIRED Practice Attendance each week: ALL offered 


College Gold (Spring / Summer ONLY)

The College Gold Group is intended for serious year-round swimmers who are returning home from school and competed on a collegiate swim team during the preceding winter season, who are willing and able to train* and compete at the highest level possible.  See Gold requirements listed above. Begins in mid-May.

College GOLD group members must register for the PREMIUM USA Swimming membership level

REQUIRED Practice Attendance each week: All offered / Maximum of one per day

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Masters

Team DASH Masters program is for adult swimmers (19 & Older) who wish to receive a daily training workout and possibly compete. All levels are welcome and the group has included several Triathletes.

All members of this group MUST present proof of a current US Masters Swimming (www.usms.org) membership.

There are two registration seasons during the year – SCHOOL YEAR (beginning just after Labor Day and ending just before Memorial Day) and SUMMER (beginning in early June and ending in late July)

See MASTERS SWIMMING under Team Info for more information.