FAST has set performance standards in all of the group descriptions.  However, FAST recognizes that not all of the groups in the water may match exactly what is written but is a group that can train together.  The group descriptions contain measurables that each swimmer must strive to meet to advance through the groups.  Ideally, each swimmer will spend 2-3 seasons or about 1.5 years in each group.  Below are the non-measurables that the coaching staff looks at when discussing group moves.  Group moves will only happen at the beginning of each season.