This competitive group consists of high school age swimmers who are serious about the sport of swimming and committed to improving themselves. This group has an increased emphasis on physical conditioning as well as race preparation and goal setting.

Dryland practices will increase in intensity and will focus on overall strength. Bodyweight and introduction of weight lifting will be done with focus on form and technique to ensure safety.

Athletes in this group will be expected to act as examples and leaders to younger KEY swimmers both in and out of the water.

Ability Level

  • High School Swimmers are automatically placed in this group regardless of ability
  • Must be able to understand time cycles and read a pace clock
  • 8th graders must have at least 3 Zone qualifying times and/or a YMCA Summer National Qualifying time
  • Ability to manage time and outside obligations
  • Ability to set realistic goals and work to attain them

Equipment Needed

  • Paddles
  • Pull Buoy
  • Front Mounted Snorkel
  • Long Fins
  • Short Fins
  • Kickboard
  • Mesh Bag
  • Water Bottle

Practice Requirements

  • No requirements; 80% Practice Attendance Minimun Suggested (Dryland counts as separete practice)