Red Group

This competitive group works with an emphasis in stroke refinement and introductory endurance training.  The typical age range is 10-12 but swimmers of any age not meeting the criteria for Blue Group will be placed in this group. This group will have at least 2 practices per week focused on endurance.  Time cycles will be reinforced and practice will be run on time cycles.  Starts and turns as well as under water kicking (off of starts and turns) and IM transitions will be refined. Stretching and some out of the water (dryland) exercises will be introduced in this group. A USA Swimming membership is encouraged for this group. It is recommended that swimmers make at least 5 out of the 6 practices offered.


Ability level

  • Must be able to swim 500 yards continuously with flip turns
  • Must attempt to swim and kick 100 yards of all four competitive strokes
  • Must attempt a 200 yard IM
  • Must be able to kick 10 x 100 yards on 2:05
  • Must be able to streamline dolphin kick 4 x 25 yards underwater with fins
  • 10 year olds must have 4 AA qualifying times

Goals to reach Blue Group

  • Must attempt a 1000 yard Freestyle
  • Must attempt a 400 yard IM
  • Must attempt 200 yards of each stroke
  • Must be able to streamline dolphin kick 8 x 25 underwater without fins
  • Basic knowledge and attendance of dryland activities
  • 12 year olds must have coaches permission and show good listening skill, work ethic and attendance 

Training Equipment Required

  • Front Mounted Snorkel
  • Strokemaker Paddle
  • Long Fins
  • Kickboard
  • Pullbouy
  • Mesh Bag
  • Water Bottle