SAS Practice Groups

Improvers:                                   

Average Age: 5-8 

Requirements

-Can complete 25 yards on stomach and 25 yards on back safely.

-Attends team dual meet

-Attends a minimum of 2 practices a week

Equipment: Swim suit, goggles, fins, pull buoy

Rising Stars:                                   

Average Age: 7-9 

Requirements:

-Can complete 25 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke legally 

-Attends team dual meet and one local developmental meet

-Attends a minimum of 3 practices a week

Equipment: Swim suit, goggles, fins, pull buoy

Osprey Red:                                   

Average Age: 8-10

Requirements

-Can perform all four strokes legally

-Begins to set progress goals

-Attends team dual meet, one local developmental, IES Junior Champs, SAS hosted Summer Solstice

Equipment: Swim suit, goggles, fins, pull buoy, “hand size” paddles (small).

Osprey Black:

Average Age: 9-12

Requirements:

-Can perform all four strokes legally

-Sets progress goals and works to achieve them

-Attends team dual meet, one local developmental meet, IES Junior Champs or IES Champs, SAS hosted Summer Solstice 

-Attends are least 4 practices a week

Equipment: Swim suit, goggles, fins, pull buoy, front mount snorkel, hand size paddles

Junior:

Average Age: 11-14

Requirements

-Sets goals for higher level meets and works to achieve them (Regionals and Zones)

-Attends team dual meet, one travel meet, IES Champs, works to attend Regionals and/or Age Group Zones, SAS hosted Summer Solstice

-Attends at least 5 practices a week

Equipment: Swim suit, goggles, fins, pull buoy, front mount snorkel, hand size paddles, 

Senior:

Average Age: 13-18

Requirements:

-Sets goals for regional/national level meets and works to achieve them

-Attends team dual meet, one travel meet, WA Open, IES Champs, and works to attend Senior Zones, Senior Sectionals, and Futures 

-Attends at least 6 practices a week

Equipment: Swim suit, goggles, fins, pull buoy, font mount snorkel, hand size paddles

 

updated 16 Aug 2019