2019-2020 Practice Group Descriptions

Effective 9/1/19

Developmental Group

Age: For swimmers ages 8 and under

Ability Requirements: For those not yet able to attempt an IMR: 100 IM, 100 Free, 50 Breast, 50 Back, 50 Fly

Bronze Group

Age: For swimmers ages 11 and under*

Ability Requirements: Must be able to:

  • Swim one length of the pool on their front

  • Swim one length of the pool on their back

Silver Group

Age: For swimmers ages 13 and under*

Ability Requirements: For swimmers 11 and under, you must:

  • Be legal in all 4 strokes

  • Have competed in (or equivalent) a 200 freestyle with a time under 3:15

  • Have competed in (or equivalent) a 500 free with a time under 8:30

  • Be ready and willing to try a 200 IM event

  • Have attempted a 100 yard event in every stroke

  • Be ready and willing to train 4,000 plus yards and complete sets of 200 yards or more in practice

Gold Group

Age: For swimmers ages 13 and older*

Ability Requirements: For swimmers 13 and 14 years old, you must:

  • Be legal in all 4 strokes

  • Have completed a 500 free event

*In the rare occasion where practice groups need balancing, those swimmers closest to meeting the next level requirements, have consistent practice participation, and high meet attendance will be asked to be moved to the appropriate group with approval from the parent, head coach, and board