National Group

The National Group is composed of athletes that are serious about the sport of swimming and looking to swim not only at the highest level of High School Swimming, but continue their careers in the college ranks.

This is a selective group of swimmers who need slightly more intense training than is offered in the Gold Group. Swimmers must be willing to maintain high levels of training in order to qualify for this group. Workout etiquette, competition speed, and practice attendance will be strictly evaluated for each swimmer. It is required that swimmers make 8 swim and 2 dryland practices per week. Swimmers who do not meet the ongoing requirement will be warned and then re-assigned to the Gold Group. No refunds or reimbursements will be issued.


Ability Level

  • YMCA Summer National Qualifier
  • Must maintain a 85% practice attendance required
  • Must be willing and able to train at high levels
  • Must be able to swim 3000 yards Freestyle
  • Must be able to swim 200 yards of each stroke
  • Must be able to swim a 400 yard IM
  • Must be able to understand time cycles and read a pace clock
  • Ability to manage time and outside obligations
  • Ability to set realistic goals and work to attain them 

Training Equipment Required

  • Front Mounted Snorkel
  • Strokemaker Paddle
  • Kickboard
  • Pullbouy
  • Mesh Bag
  • Long Fins
  • OLD Tennis Shoes
  • Short Fins
  • Water Bottle
  • T-Shirt w/o sleeves