White Group

This introductory competitive group works with the goal of continuing stroke development as well as introducing dryland and basic endurance training. Basic race strategies will be introduced to these swimmers.

Proper underwaters, turns, and more advanced racing starts will be emphasized in this group. Swimmers will be introduced to basic time cycles during swimming.

The typical age range for swimmers in this group is 8-10 years old, with most new 10-year old swimmers being introduced into this group unless they meet the requirements for Red Group. 2-3 coaches will work with this group depending on the availability of coaches.


Ability Level

  • Must be able to kick 10 x 25 yards in an acceptable streamline position
  • Must be able to circle swim
  • 8 & Under must be able to swim 200 yards Freestyle with flip turns
  • 8 & Under must be able to complete 100 yard IM legally
  • 8 & Under must have 2 AA qualifying times

Goals to reach Red Group

  • Must be able to swim 500 yards continuously with flip turns
  • Must be able to swim and kick 100 yards of all four competitive strokes
  • Must be able to attempt a 200 yard IM
  • Must be able to kick 10 x 100 yards on 2:20
  • Must be able to streamline dolphin kick 4 x 25 yards underwater with fins
  • 10 year olds must have 3 AA qualifying times 

Training Equipment Required

  • Front Mounted Snorkel
  • Long Fins
  • Kickboard
  • Mesh Bag
  • Water Bottle

Practice Requirements

  • No requirements; 80% Practice Attendance Minimum Suggested