Illinois Swimming
Level 2
Excellence 300

Wonder and Mighty Age Groups

These are our entry-level groups for swimmers ages 10 and under.  We have a total of four sub-groups within our 10 and under levels, often referred to as "10U's":

  • Wonder 
  • Mighty - 1
  • Mighty - 2
  • Mighty - 3

Typically there are 100-130 swimmers enrolled in total for these levels each season.


  1. Grow through fun, friendship, and love of the water and swimming;
  2. Emphasis on developing great technique and comfort in the water;
  3. Results and championships are welcomed, but for most, will come later.


  1. Must compete in novice, dual and home meets offered minimum.
  2. Additional competitions are strongly encouraged for the Mighty groups.
  3. Attendance expectations are 50% minimum, more attendance equals more imporvement.

Average Practice Schedule

  1. Fall & Winter Seasons: 3-4 days per week; ranging from .45-1.25 hours per day.
  2. Long Course Season:  3-5 days per week; ranging from  .45-1.25 hours per day.

Wonder and Mighty 1 & 2 Lead Age Group Coach: Kelly Brown

Mighty 3 Lead Age Group Coach: Leigh Tharrington