Age Group II - Blue

While the primary focus continues to be on technique development of all four strokes, more demanding interval training will be incorporated into the workout with added discussion on more advanced skills and race strategy. While no set requirement to attend, swimmers are encouraged to attend 3+ of these each week in order to improve.

Age Group II - Blue Standards

    • *9-11 years old (age can vary and does not guarantee placement; Coaches have final discretion on this)
    • Currently at or nearing Championship qualifying standards
    • Ability to meet minimum training expectations (10x50 @ 1:00 SCM or similar)
    • Previous year-round swim team experience recommended

Age Group II - Blue Goals

    • Develop the necessary skills to progress to the Age Group I Blue training group.
    • Be motivated, committed, and competitive at the District and Championship level.
    • Continue improving stroke technique, body awareness/balance, starts, turns, and streamline skills.
    • Race all strokes and their age group’s IMX events during competitions, with an emphasis on the 100s of stroke, 200 IM and the 200/500 Free.
    • Participate in Team-hosted meets and others around LSC, including qualified Championship meets.
    • Taking ownership of swimming through setting and working towards long-term goals.
    • Learn how their attitude affects how they swim and how others around them swim.
    • Develop their leadership skills for practice, competitions, and away from the pool.
    • Actively listen and respect coaches and fellow swimmers at all times.

Age Group II - Red

With the primary focus still is on continued technique development of all four strokes, there will be a transition to a more competitive focus through the introduction of basic interval training while maintaining proper form. While there is no attendance requirement, it is recommended that swimmers come consistently in order to improve. The more often they attend workout, the more engaged they will be while making friends (which will make them want to come more!).

Age Group II - Red Standards

    • 9-12 years old (age can vary and does not guarantee placement; Coaches have final discretion on this)
    • Legal in all 4 competitive strokes
    • Previous swim team experience recommended (year-round or summer league)

Age Group II - Red Goals

    • Develop skills required to progress into the Age Group I, or Age Group II Blue group.
    • Improve stroke technique, body awareness/balance, starts, turns, and streamline skills.
    • Participate in Team-hosted intrasquads/meets and other meets in LSC.
    • Race all strokes and their age group’s IMR/IMX events during competitions, as well as preparing to race in all distances of each stroke, the 200 IM, and the 200 Free
    • Be motivated and committed to reach the District and Championship level.
    • Learn about taking ownership of swimming through both setting and working towards long-term goals.
    • Learn how their attitude affects how they swim and how others around them swim.
    • Work on developing leadership skills.
    • Actively listen and respect coaches and fellow swimmers at all times.