PRACTICE GROUP DESCRIPTIONS

 

The Blue Devil Swim Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Blue Devils Swim Club to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging and developing each individual to the best of their abilities.

 

 

 

Junior Devil Practice Group

10 & Under for those who are beginners and need work on all 4 strokes. This group is further subdivided into Jnr 1 and Jnr 2. Although not required, competition is recommended. No Attendance Requirement 

 

Blue

This group is for all 10-14 Year olds that are beginner to Intermediate. They have a good knowledge of all 4 competitive Strokes. Swimmers will be divided into lanes based upon abilities during practice. No Attendance Requirement.

 

Bronze 

This group is for all swimmers 9 - 14 Year Olds who are Intermediate. They have a good knowledge of all 4 competitive Strokes. Swimmers will be divided into lanes based upon abilities during practice. No Attendance Requirement, but 3 practices a week is recommended

 

Silver Group

9-14 year olds for those that are intermediate to advanced and are capable of doing all 4 strokes efficiently. Anyone younger than 10 Years old will only be allowed in this group with Coach Recommendation. Goal for this group is to make Regional Qualifying Times. Practice requirements are 3 Practices per week. Minimum Practice requirements is the ability to hold 8x100IM’s on 2:30 and 8x100 Flutter Kick on 3:00.

 

Gold Group

9-14 year olds for those that are intermediate to advanced and are capable of doing all 4 strokes efficiently. Anyone younger than 10 Years old will only be allowed in this group with a Regional Time or by Coach Recommendation. Goal for this group is to make Regional and State Qualifying Times. Practice requirements are 4 Practices per week. Minimum Practice requirements is the ability to hold 8x100IM’s on 2:00 and 8x100 Flutter Kick on a demanding interval. Meet Expectations: It is expected that swimmers will compete at meets regularly throughout the season.

 

Seniors 13 & Over

13 & Over swimmers that are beginner to intermediate. Swimmers start in this group the summer before Freshman year of high school. Swimmers should be focused on improving technique, learning pacing and race strategy competition. Many swimmers in this group are preparing for high school swim season. Practice requirements are 4 Practices per week and there is an expectation to attend meets regularly throughout the season.

 

Senior Advanced 13 & Over

13 & Overs swimmers that are Advanced to Elite level. All swimmers must have at least 1 Regional Qualifying Time in order to be in this group.Any swimmer younger than 13 must have achieved Regional/State qualifying times. wimmers should be serious about the sport, train aggressively with the goal of achieving Zones, Sectional qualifying standards and moving towards national level competition; as well as prepare for college swimming. Practice requirements are 6 Practices per week including 1 morning practice each week. (Swimmers may get an exemption to this rule with permission from the Head Senior Coach). Swimmers are expected to attend 90%+ of all meets, practices and dryland sessions. 

These group descriptions are for basic guidelines and are not intended as hard line requirements. The Head Coach in conjunction with the group coaches has the final say in all instances. In all instances the coaches will do what is best for the swimmer and team as a whole.