Silver Group

This is the highest level for pre-Highschool swimmers. This group has the continued focus of stroke technique, while incorporating race pace training and strategy in addition to more advance aerobic training. Swimmers in this group participate in intensive dry-land training 2-3 days per week. Swimmers in this group have goals of scoring at the Midwestern Championship Meet, qualifying for the Midwest All-star Meet, Central Zone Championship and Region VIII Sectional Championship as they move onto the Gold Group.  


Required Equipment:

·       Swim Cap (HLA practice caps expected, caps recommended for boys for training)

·       Goggles

·       Water Bottle

-      Speedo Pull Buoy Or Speedo Pull/Kick

·       Finis Agility Paddles or Stokemaker Paddles

·       Dry-land Clothing: HLA T-Shirt, Shorts and Tennis Shoes

·​       HLA Team Suit Required for Meet Participation


Silver Lead Coach: Eric L

Silver Assistant Coach: Sam Bach

Practice Sessions: M-F, 90 Minutes in-water & 30 Minutes of Dry-land

Silver Group has a 80% attendance requirement and an expected meet schedule.



Bronze Group

Bronze group works closely with the Silver Group and is the next level at HLA. Athletes in this group have the same focus points as Silver in addition to more extensive aerobic swimming and kicking sets.

HLA recommends a minimum of 4 practices/week and 1 meet a month in this group.


Bronze Lead Coach: Eric L

Bronze Assistant Coach: Sam Bach


Practice Sessions: M-F, 90 Minutes, 2 30 Minutes of Dry-land sessions per week

HLA requires a minimum of 60% attendance per week and recommneds 1 meet a month in this group.