Developmental Group

September 07, 2022 through July 28, 2023

Please do NOT register for the program until your swimmer has been evaluated by the coaching staff and you have been placed in the appropriate training group. Registrations without an evaluation will NOT be approved.

The Developmental Group is open to all new and returning swimmers that are capable of performing all of the skills listed in the Beginner Progression Criteria (Beginner Plus).  The Developmental Group practices three (3) days per week (choosing from the five (5) available) for 60 minutes each session.  Developmental swimmers are encouraged to participate in a minimum of three (3) meets per short course season (SCY home meets are required for all SSC swimmers).  The emphasis in this group is proper stroke mechanics and technique.  The concept of training intervals and sets are also introduced.  

The criteria for graduating from the Developmental Group to move up to the Novice Group is as follows: (final decision on move ups is done by the coaching staff)

* Swimmer can complete 100 yards of free, back, and IM legally

* Swimmer can complete 50 yards of fly and breast legally

* Swimmer will show a need for more endurance base (meaning increasing the # of practices per week) and must maintain strong practice attendance)

* Swimmer can execute a meet procedure start (track or flat start)

* Swimmer can independently use the pace clock during training sets

Equipment Required: See Equipment Page.