Training Groups and Training Equipment 

 

2021-2022 Training Groups

Age Group 1    

  • 10&Under (some young 11 year old) swimmers who are relatively new to year round competitive swimming
  • 3 practices/week (2 weekday afternoons, 1 weekend)

Age Group 2    

  • 11-12 year old swimmers who are competing or striving to compete at Silver and Age Group level meets within New England Swimming
  • 4 practices/week (3 weekday afternoons, 1 weekend)

Junior        

  • 12-14 year old swimmers who are competing at Silver and Age Group level meets within New England Swimming
  • These swimmers are ready for 2 hour practices to take their training to a more competitive level
  • This group requires attendance at practice of 4 days a week on average and attending 70% of meets offered
  • All end of season meets required 
  • 5 practices/week (4 weekday afternoons, 1 weekend)

High School        

  • High School aged swimmers who are continuing to develop technique and endurance
  • This group is comprised of Regional and Silvers level swimmers
  • There are no attendance requirements for this group for practices or meets
  • 4 practices/week (3 weekday afternoons, 1 weekend)

Senior 

  • High school aged swimmers, who are completing at or striving to complete at the Age Group level within New England Swimming
  • Attendance requirement for practice (outside of high school season) is 6 days a week and 70% of meets 
  • During high school season it is strongly suggested that swimmers attend practice 1-2 days a week
  • All end of season meets required
  • 7 practices/week (1 weekday mornings, 5 weekday afternoons, 1 weekend)

Senior United    

  • High school aged swimmers who are competing at or striving to compete at New England Seniors and higher level meets
  • Attendance requirement for practice (outside of high school season) is 6 days per week with 7-8 practices per week strongly suggested and 70% of meet
  • During high school season it is strongly suggested that swimmers attend practice 2 days a week
  • All end of season meets required
  • 8 practices/week (2 weekday mornings, 5 weekday afternoons, 1 weekend)

 

Equipment

It will be important for your swimmer to have their own training equipment. SwimOutlet is a great place to purchase equipment. Here is a list of the equipment that USC swimmers should have:

  • Kickboard (any brand)
  • Paddles (we strongly recommend Finis agility paddles)
  • Pull buoy (any brand; suggestion - Sporti pull buoy)
  • Fins (any brand; suggestion - Sporti floating swim fins)
  • Mesh bag to house equipment (any brand)
  • Snorkel for Junior, High School, Senior and Senior United groups (suggestion - Finis glide swimmer’s snorkel)

Recommended but optional equipment:

  • Tempo trainer for 13& overs (Finis tempo trainer pro)
  • Drag sox (Aquavolo- medium resistance)