The Wa-Nee Waves Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Wa-Nee Waves Swim Team 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.

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Training Groups

  Practices Rec. Age Group Information
GROUP Number Days Duration
Red 2 M / TH 30 Min 8 & U Beginners (Little Skill)
White 2 - 3 M / TU / TH 60 Min 10 & U New to sport. Can swim comfortably.
Black 3 - 4 M / TU / W / TH 90 Min 14 & U Experienced Swimmers - Divisional or Close
Platinum* 3 - 4 M / TU / W / TH / F 120 Min 11 - 14 Advanced Swimmers - State Caliber & Up
High School 4 - 5 M / TU / W / TH / F 120 Min HS High School Only

*Will assess if group needed based on registration

Red Group 

  • This is our beginner group for new swimmers
  • Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards, fully submerge, float, and demonstrate basic front crawl and backstroke
  • The focus on this group will be to get swimmers prepped for competitive swimming
  • They will be taught basic mechanics for each stroke
  • Practices are 30 minutes long and held 2 times per week

White Group

  • Beginners
    • This sub-group is for swimmers that can swim front crawl or backstroke comfortably for 100 yards
    • Focus will be introduction to basic stroke mechanics
    • Swimmers will begin to learn how to swim both breaststroke and butterfly
    • Practices are 60 minutes long and held 2-3 times per week
  • Intermediate
    • This sub-group is for swimmers that are able to do all 4 strokes
    • Focus will be on endurance and introduction advance stroke mechanics
    • Swimmers should be able to swim 200 yards continuously
    • Practices are 60 minutes long and held 2-3 times per week

Black Group

  • Intermediate
    • This sub-group is for advance swimmers that are close too or have a divisional time
    • Focus will be on strength and endurance
    • Focus will be on advance technique with a max of 5000 yards per day
    • Practices will be 90 minutes long held 3-4 times per week
  • Advance
    • This sub-group is for advance swimmers that have multiple divisional or state times
    • This group will be focused on strength and endurance
    • Focus will be on advance technique with a max of 5000 per day
    • Practices will be 90 minutes long held 3-4 times per week

Platinum Group 

  • The Platinum group is our advanced group that is geared towards experienced swimmers that have state times or higher.
  • The focus will be on advanced technique with a max of 6000 yards per day
  • Practices will be 120 minutes long held 4-5 times per week 

Senior Group

  • The Senior group is for High School swimmers only
  • This group intended as winter prep ahead of the High School season 
  • The focus will be on advanced technique with a max of 6500 yards per day
  • Practices will be 120 minutes long held 5 times per week
 
Training Group Notes:
  • All training group placements are assigned by the Coaching Staff for the best interest of the LONG TERM development of the swimmer.
  • Current school grade and training/meet performance will determine the swimmer’s training group placement.
  • Based on the training group assigned, there will be opportunities for swimmers to compete in swim meets. It is highly encourage that swimmers attend several meets per season.
  • Group movement will occur at the discretion of the coaching staff. The Head Age Group or Senior coach will discuss with the parents the options available to the swimmer based on the time standards achieved.
  • If a swimmer does move to a higher training group during the season, the family will be responsible for the fees associated with moving to the higher group. These arrangements can be made with the coaching staff.
  • The Coaching Staff will review the training group assignments at the conclusion of the winter season and make the appropriate changes to the groups prior to the start of the summer season.