•          Swimmers are placed into competitive training groups with swimmers of similar skill and age. 
  •          Each training group has a different practice schedule and fees associated with their group.

 

Bronze Group

Ages 10 years old and under

The Bronze Group is an entry level competitive swimming group.  Swimmers should be able to legally perform the four competitive strokes.  The Bronze group is made up of competitive swimmers that begin to learn and practice with interval training.  This group will develop the fundamentals and become efficient in all four competitive strokes, starts, turns and finishes.  Kicking, stroke technique, training behavior, and team spirit are all emphasized.  Swimmers are encouraged to participate in swim meets where they will gain experience and confidence in the competitive swim environment.  There is significant time spent on technique while also having fun and teaching sportsmanship.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, long fins, training snorkel.

                     

Silver Group

Ages 11 - 12 years old

The Silver Group will emphasize perfecting all four strokes and building on the solid mechanics of kicking, starts, turns, and finishes. The group will focus on interval training, race strategies, proper pacing, and aerobic development.  Swimmers will become familiar with the rules of year-round USA competitive swimming and be encouraged to set goals.  Participation in competitions is required.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, long fins, training snorkel, headset

                                   

Gold Group

Ages 13 - 14 years old

The Gold Group is designed for swimmers who are preparing to move into the senior level of training and competition.  Practices increase in intensity and duration.  Stroke refinement is still a priority. In addition, this group is dedicated to interval-based swim training, development of a strong aerobic base and speed work.  Dryland also increases and becomes more specific. Swimmers will establish goals towards achieving State and Sectional Time Standards.  Meet participation is mandatory as is attendance at the highest level meet for which a swimmer qualifies.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, training snorkel, paddles, headset

 

Senior Group

Ages 15 - 18 years old

The Senior Group is designed for the senior athlete who has made swimming his or her exclusive sport. Swimmers at this level must make a total commitment and ensure consistent attendance at all practices. Continuity of training is vital and the training becomes much more serious. The focus is on extensive aerobic training supplemented with weight training, dryland conditioning, and advanced sprint, middle and distance training techniques.  Practices increase in intensity and duration. Dryland also increases and becomes more specific.  Stroke refinement is still a priority. Swimmers will establish goals towards achieving Sectional, Junior National and National Time Standards. Meet participation is mandatory as is attendance at the highest level meet for which a swimmer qualifies. Enrollment in this group is by invitation only and is at the sole discretion of the senior coach.

Equipment: mesh bag, kick board, pull buoy, fins, training snorkel, paddles, headset