**Please note this page designed for current Sailfish Aquatic members.  If you are new and would like to join Sailfish Aquatics please check information on the Team Tryout page.

 

     Sailfish Aquatics has standards to move swimmers up to the next level-group.  Before advancing to the next group, a child should learn new skills while improving on the foundation of existing ones.  The requirements are very simple and were created based on our team group’s description.  Swimmers’ transition period will begin after the winter season through the end of summer.  This will allow swimmers to have one-two years practicing with their current group and prepare for the next level.  We would like every swimmer to feel comfortable in their assigned group and enjoy practices.

     If you feel that your swimmer needs improvements in any of the listed areas please contact your lead coach.  The coach who has worked with your child over the last year will explain and recommend the best options necessary for swimmers to reach their personal goals.    

     Requirements for current Sailfish swimmers to be qualified to the next group:

       BRONZE to SILVER

              **apply to swimmers who will be 11 years old and currently practicing with the Bronze group

  • A swimmer should be able to legally swim freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke
  • Swim freestyle with face in the water and exhale into the water
  • A swimmer should be able to legally make a turns in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke and IM
  • A swimmer should be able to do legal starts from the block
  • Start sets from the wall with streamline with 5 seconds apart behind next swimmer in lane
  • Use clock at practice to control rest time and send off
  • Comfortable swim with snorkel
  • Complete one week practices with the Silver group

        SILVER to GOLD

                 **apply to swimmers who will be 13 years old and currently practicing with the Silver group

  • A swimmer should have at least two NAG "BB" time standards for 13-14 age group (linked below)
  • A swimmer should be able to swim: 10 x 100 freestyle with 1:50” send off
  • A swimmer should be able to swim: 5 x 200 freestyle with 3’30” send off
  • Complete one week practices with the Gold group

          GOLD to SENIOR

                   **apply to swimmers who will be 15 years old and currently practicing with the Gold group

  • A swimmer should have at least two NAG "BB" time standards for 15-16 age group (linked below)
  • A swimmer should be able to swim: 20 x 100 freestyle with 1:30” send off
  • A swimmer should be able to swim: 8 x 200 freestyle with 3’ send off
  • Complete one week practices with the Senior group

 

                       ***National Age Group (NAG) Motivational Times