Mini Dragons

Mini Dragons are first time and returning swimmers under the age of 7 who want to experience a swim team and learn the fundamentals of each stroke. Prior to joining the Mini Dragons, swimmers are expected to be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and 25 yards of backstroke without stopping. They must also be comfortable in deep water and in a group setting, away from parents and/or caretakers.

 SHORT COURSE FEES: $186.34

BOOSTER FEES: $70 per swimmer

 

 

Age Group 1

New and experienced 7-8 year old swimmers who are already legal in at least 3 competitive strokes. They also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions, listening to the coaches, and more advanced drills. Prior to joining Age Group 1, swimmers are expected to be able to legally swim and kick 25 yards in at least 3 of the 4 competitive strokes without any stopping or assistance.

SHORT COURSE FEES: $439.23

BOOSTER FEE: $70 per swimmer

 

Age Group 2

New and experienced 9-11 year old swimmers who are legal in all 4 competitive strokes and will continue to work toward development of higher level swimming skills in all strokes, racing dives, and turns. They also learn the skills necessary to compete in the sport of swimming such as working with teammates, following directions, listening to the coaches, using a pace clock, and using racing strategies. Prior to joining Age Group 2, swimmers are expected to be able to swim all 4 competitive strokes legally and have knowledge of basic starting and turning technique.

 

SHORT COURSE FEES: $492.47

BOOSTER FEE: $70 per swimmer

 

Age Group 3

The purpose of this group is to refine and develop each stroke, turns, and racing dives for competition for 11-14 year old swimmers who are newer to the sport of competitive swimming. Prior to joining Age Group 3, swimmers are expected to be able to legally swim at least 50 yards freestyle and 50 yards backstroke, and legally swim at least 25 yards butterfly and 25 yards breaststroke. 

High School (Freshman through Senior) age swimmers who are not in the year-round Senior training group or not swimming for their respective high school team will be placed in this group.

 

SHORT COURSE FEES: $492.47

BOOSTER FEES: $70 per swimmer

 

Green Group

This group designed to continue the learning and development for experienced 9-11 year old competitive swimmers. Swimmers in this group are required to be legal in all 4 competitive strokes and have good start and turn technique. A willingness to accept higher levels of swim training and challenges is also necessary for those in this group.  Even though this group will primarily focus on technique, swimmers should also be prepared to learn about endurance and race pace training. Championship meets will be a requirement of this group. 

 SHORT COURSE FEES: $683.10

BOOSTER FEE: $70 per swimmer

 

White Group

This group is for swimmers ages 11-13 who are serious and experienced competitive swimmers and have high goals. White group swimmers are expected to demonstrate the ability to set goals and work toward them.

This group focuses on race strategy, work ethic, endurance, and performing at a high level in both practices and competitions.

 

Athletes in this group will be expected to act as examples and leaders to younger DCST swimmers both in and out of the water, demonstrate a higher level of maturity than those in Green group, and focus on small technique details and race strategies. White group swimmers are highly encouraged to make all practices, and Championships meets are required. 

SHORT COURSE FEES: $683.10

BOOSTER FEE: $70 per swimmer

Orange Group

Swimmers in this group are 13-14 years old and demonstrate the ability to achieve JO time standards and/or demonstrate the ability to practice at a high level. A 12 yr. old who has achieved (11-12) AAA Zone cuts will be considered, if appropriate. This is the highest level for age group swimming, and Orange Group swimmers are expected to be able to set realistic goals based on time standards and work to attain them, demonstrate time management, maturity, and a commitment to training. Orange Group swimmers are expected to make all practices, and Championship meets are required.

 

SHORT COURSE FEES: $834.90

BOOSTER FEES: $70 per swimmer

 

Senior Group

Senior group swimmers must be in high school or will be attending high school in the fall.

They will be expected to set goals for the higher level meets within USA Swimming. Swimmers in this group must be able to work, at a minimum, on a 1:20/100 yard training pace and exhibit the maturity necessary to train at a high level. Swimmers in this group will have the highest of expectations and will make a commitment to year-round practice and competition. Swimmers will be expected to attend the highest level of meet for which they have qualified, at the Coaches' direction.

 SHORT COURSE FEES: $303.60

BOOSTER FEE:  $70 per swimmer