Swim Team Groups & Descriptions

  • Swimmers are tested and then assigned to specific practice groups based on their swimming abilities, endurance, practice attendance as well as where they are physically and mentally.

  • The Head Coach is the only staff member that can move a swimmer to a different group and reserves the right to move a swimmer if they feel it's in their best interest. Parents are always welcome to contact the Head Coach to see what their swimmer needs to work on to take that next step. 

  • Every swim group has its own requirement and if requirements aren’t reached, actions can be taken to address the issues.

Developmental Group (typically 8 and under)

  • Swimmer has the basics of all 4 strokes.
  • Can dive or eager to learn.
  • No practice requirement.
  • Suggested practice attendance is 1-3 times a week.
  • Next group is Orange.

Orange Group (typically ages 9 to 12)

  • Swimmer can demonstrate a strong understanding of all 4 Strokes.
  • Can dive.
  • No practice requirement (attendance is kept).
  • Shows the ability to lead.
  • Suggested practice attendance 1 to 4 times a week
  • Next group is Junior.

Junior Group (typically ages 10 to 14)

  • Swimmer can swim all strokes working on finer parts of the strokes
  • 4 to 5 practices required a week (attendance is kept).
  • Suggested practice attendance 3- 5 times a week. 
  • Long course is highly suggested.
  • Every event is to be swam throughout the year at least one time a year.
  • Next group is Senior.

Senior Group (typically ages 14 & up)

  • Swimmer Strokes are being fine-tuned.
  • 5 to 6 practices required a week (even during varsity season & attendance is kept).
  • Long course is required.
  • Every event is to be swam throughout the year at least one time a year.
  • Work/ Help at team meets (counts for family service hours)