Indiana Swimming
Level 3


The Highland Hurricanes Swim Club will place your swimmer in one of the Training Groups defined below and determination will be based on your swimmer's age, maturity, physical and emotional development, swimming skill level and ability. Our professional coaching staff will ensure that your swimmer is getting appropriate level of training based on the above factors and placement will ultimately be at the discretion of the coaching staff. Advancement from group to group will be based on a mutual agreement between the coaching staff and the parent. There are dues associated with each of these groups so you are paying for the amount of training your swimmer will receive.

A NOTE ON STROKE SPECIALIZATION: The philosophy of the HHSC coaching staff is that swimmers should focus on training and progression in all strokes and distances. Stroke specialization will come naturally as the swimmer progresses into high school and beyond but at the Age Group level, the goal is to have our swimmers be well rounded.

Training Groups:

Raindrops- This training group for swimmers with special needs.  Swimmers must be able to follow simple one step directions.  Swimmers must also be toilet trained.  Ages: 4-12

Puddles – This group consists of swimmers new to the sport and still learning to swim. This level will focus on learning the very basics of freestyle.   The emphasis of this group is to become comfortable in the water and to gain a lifelong love of the sport.  Fun, while learning, is important in this group.  Ages: 3-9.

Waves - This group continues to build on what the swimmers learned in the beginner group. Stroke technique continues to be the primary focus of this group. Basic competition skills are taught, and swimmers are encouraged to try competing at this level. Having fun and gaining a love of the sport continues to be a major focus.  Ages: 5 and up


Storms - This group works on all four competitive swimming strokes while increasing yardage is the focus of this group to prepare swimmers for moving up into the Advanced and more competitive swimming group. Diving off the side of the pool and transitioning to diving off the block is taught to this group in preparation for competition. The swimmers at this level are beginning to compete at swim meets on a regular basis. Stroke technique, flip turns, diving, meet preparation and endurance.  Ages: 8 and up

Typhoons - This group continues to work on stroke technique and all skills required for competitive swimming. These swimmers have demonstrated all four competitive strokes. Rules and regulations of competitive swimming are enforced. Aerobic training, dryland exercises, pace clock management and race strategies are introduced.  Ages 9 and up. 


Tsunamis - By this point, technique and skill are perfected and yardage and competition becomes the focus. Practice is intense cardiovascular training with daily goals of completing posted yardage and maintaining proper technique throughout practice. Dryland training, race strategies and advanced training philosophies are expanded. Ages 10 and up