Senior Development- This level is intended to provide a training program for those athletes who cannot or choose not to meet the attendance, commitment, and/or meet/training requirement of the Pre-Elite program. Senior swimmers should attend 75% of workouts to see minimal improvement. Attendance, however, is not mandatory. If a swimmer in this group qualifies for a Team Championship (Districts, Short Course and Long Course Champs), they should set a good example for the younger swimmers of the program and attend. Swimmers must be 13 years old to be considered for the group. Head Coach will have final approval on appointment and exceptions. It shall be the sole discretion of the head coach to assign lanes and curriculum within the group to preserve the integrity of the training environment. These assignments shall be determined by maturity, goals, commitment level (past and present) and physical/skill attributes. 

Current High School Season only option -Swimmers in this group who wish to dual participate (not required) during their high school swim season must pay $150 registration fee + $50 per month (unlimited practices up to 10). All normal monthly training fees go active after the athlete’s high school swim season is over. 

Senior Development 9thgrade and up or 13-18 years old

  1. Standard:swimmers should be able to train moderately and be motivated to be high school swimmers, be goal oriented and positive. No IMX score required. Must compete in hosted meets.
  2. Focus:development of technique/skill.
  3. Strokework:emphasis on refining technique, turns and underwater speed, learn pacing and race strategy, stroke balance and moderate training
  4. Training:60% training, 40% technical, train at 3,500-5,000 yards per workout, prepare for 100/200 stroke, 200 IM and 500 Free
  5. Objective:train to reach high school potential & work towards championship times. 
  6. Workouts:swimmers may attend 4 to 6 workouts per week. 


Goals and Expectations for the Senior Development Group:

  1. Swimmer understands and performs personal race strategies and learns coping strategies. 
  2. Swimmer can effectively communicate her/his commitment to her/his parent, coach and teammates.
  3. Swimmer learns to accept the responsibility for his/her performance/attendance and take ownership of their swimming and how it relates to meet performance.
  4. Demonstrate healthy eating and sleeping habits and manage commitments.

Swimmers who are not at or near the time standard for any group may be considered to move up if they are extraordinary in other areas such as training ability, attendance, maturity and leadership. All senior swimmers, beyond these guidelines and objectives, are expected to demonstrate the highest level of character and integrity and move toward a leadership role on this and all teams in which they participate. 


Senior Development Coaches:  Tom Kleiboeker / Kyle Martin