Ohio Swimming
Level 3

Competitive Swim Groups

  • College Select:  Returning College age swimmers.  Emphasis on advanced competitive stroke technique, rigorous physical conditioning, competitive racing strategies, and dry land conditioning.  These swimmers compete with USA at their Championship meets.
  • Senior Select:  Advanced and High School Swimmers 14+.  Emphasis on advanced competitive stroke technique, rigorous physical conditioning, competitive racing strategies, and dry land conditioning.  Goals: qualify for national level meets.
  • High School (HS):  USA provides HS swimmers who are required to attend HS swim practices the ability to train with the Senior Select program all year and attend as many practices as they can with USA during the 3 month HS season.
  • U:  Experienced and advanced 13 – 14 year olds and some select 12 year olds.  Emphasis on advanced competitive stroke technique and rigorous physical conditioning and dry land training.  Goals: qualify for and place at Ohio State Junior Olympics & Central Zone meets.
  • S:  Experienced and advanced 10 – 12 year olds and some select 9 year olds.  Training emphasizes stroke technique, aerobic conditioning, and dry land training.  Goals: qualify for and place at Ohio State Junior Olympics.
  • A:  Experienced 9 – 10 year olds.  Focus on learning the proper mechanics of all 4 competitive strokes, starts and turns. Establish aerobic conditioning base and introduce some dry land conditioning.  Goals: excel in competitions, place at Regional’s, qualify for Ohio State Junior Olympics.
  • Stripes:  Less experienced 10 and under swimmers.  Focus is on learning proper mechanics of all 4 competitive strokes, starts and turns and building confidence at swim meets.  Goals: gain experience in USA Swimming competitions, learn how to compete in all four competitive strokes, train to move into the A or S practice groups.
Non-Competitive Swim Group
  • Non-Competitive:  This group is tailored for 14 and under swimmers able to perform the four competitive swim strokes but who still need work improving technique & conditioning.