White Group

This introductory competitive group works with the primary purpose of stroke refinement with some basic endurance training and an introduction to stretching. Proper starts and turns will also be an emphasis in this group. The typical age range is 8-11 but swimmers of any age not meeting the criteria for Red Group will be placed in this group. Swimmers will be introduced to time cycles. Two coaches will be working with this group a majority of the time pending coach’s availability.  It is recommended that swimmers make at least 3 out of the 4 practices offered.


Ability Level

  • Must be able to swim 200 yards Freestyle with an attempt at flip turns
  • Must be able to attempt a 100 yard IM
  • Must understand circle swimming, flip turns, and streamlines
  • Must be able to attempt to dive from either the side or from blocks

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 2:05
  • Must be able to streamline dolphin kick 4 x 25 yards underwater with fins
  • 10 year olds must have 4 AA qualifying times 

Training Equipment Required

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