SENIOR 1 & 2 PRACTICE GROUP CRITERIA
The SENIOR-level practice groups are designed to give swimmers 14-and-older a positive and technically sound swimming experience while applying very advanced training techniques and appropriately challenging each swimmer’s ability based on his or her experience in the sport. Aquajets’ SENIOR-level training groups are designed for the serious, dedicated swimmer who is committed to swimming as his/her main sport and social structure. 
SENIOR 1
SENIOR 1 is a group for experienced swimmers 14-and-older. Swimmers in SENIOR 1 will practice and train with a focus on technique, refining their strokes through stroke-specific technique drills while increasing their aerobic endurance and anaerobic capacity through challenging swim and kick sets. Swimmers considered for the SENIOR 1 level must meet or exceed the following criteria:
  • Able to successfully complete swim practices of 5,000 or more yards/meters.
  • Achieve MN Swim “B” times or faster in the appropriate age group in both 1) two 100-yard/meter events, and 2) one 200-yard/meter event.
  • Register a USA Swimming IMX Score.
  • Complete challenge sets including (but not limited to):
    • SWIM 10 x 125 @ 1:55
    • KICK 10 x 100 @ 2:00
  • Attend a minimum of four 1.75-hour practices each week of the five offered. (80 percent practice attendance)
SENIOR 2
SENIOR 2 is a group for very experienced swimmers 14-and-older, for whom swimming is their primary sport. Swimmers at this level have extensive experience training and competing in all four competitive swim strokes, in a variety of distances. SENIOR 2 swimmers will focus on refining their strokes through stroke-specific technique drills while increasing their aerobic endurance and anaerobic capacity through challenging swim and kick sets designed to prepare them for the national level or collegiate swimming. The advanced training and racing techniques learned previously are expected to be built upon and practiced regularly. Swimmers considered for the SENIOR 2 level must meet or exceed the following criteria:
  • Able to successfully complete daily swim practices of 6,000 or more yards/meters.
  • Achieve MN Swim “A+” times or faster in the appropriate age group in at least four events; one must be a 200 yard/meter event.
  • Register a USA Swimming IMX Score.
  • Complete challenge sets including (but not limited to):
    • SWIM 10 x 150 @ 1:50
    • KICK 10 x 125 @ 1:55
  • Attend a minimum of five two-hour practices offered each week of the six offered. (83 percent practice attendance)