The Tigard Tualatin Swim Club employs a progressive age group program designed to develop the swimmer physically, mentally and emotionally in a systematic fashion. A well-defined, long-term approach of gradually increasing the degree of commitment is essential to reach peak performance levels during a swimmer’s physiological prime. The emphasis in the early stages of participation is placed on developing technical skills and a love for the sport. In the later years, a more demanding physical and psychological challenge is introduced to the training program. 

TTSC training groups contain swimmers who are compatible with respect to abilities, commitment levels and goals. Swimmers progress through training groups at different rates. 

The coaching staff makes training group assignments and advancements in accordance with the swimmer’s physical, mental, and emotional level of development.

In addition to our regular team levels we offer a three day a week program during the summer months called Summer Splash to give young swimmers a taste of competitive swimming without the year round commitment.

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Junior 2 Group

The Junior 2 group is the introductory group with TTSC. This group is focused on teaching and the mastery of all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly), competitive racing dives, and the introduction of race turns (flipturns and open turns). The emphasis is on having FUN and learning and developing good habits and a strong work ethic. Swimmers will be introduced to goals and goal setting while learning to build confidence through mastery of skills and competition. The Junior 2 group offers 5 practices per week and swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum of 3 practices per week, and a minimum of 4 swim meets per season, including all "home" (team-hosted) meets.

Junior 1 Group

The focus of the Junior 1 group is refinement of stroke technique of the four competitive strokes, teaching good training habits, and offering challenging workouts and intervals. Swimmers in Junior 1 group have four legal strokes and perform starts and turns with proficiency. Swimmers learn to combine proper technique with speed, while also learning to take ownership of their training and racing. The coaches focus on teaching that swimming and teamwork are fun, and hard work can be rewarding. This group introduces distance free and IM training, race tactics, and goal setting. These swimmers are working towards State championship qualifying times and Age Group Sectional times. This group has practice 5 days per week and swimmers are encouraged to attend 3-4 practices per week, and a minimum of 6 swim meets per season, including all "home" (team-hosted) meets. 

PreSenior Group

The PreSenior group is for advanced swimmers ages 9-14. This group represents our highest level of age group swimmer. In this group, swimmers will work on advanced refinement of stroke technique and efficiency, heavy aerobic development, promotion of distance free and IM training, learning race tactics, and developing interest in national-level swimming possibilities. The swimmers have, or are close to, their State championship qualifying times and are working towards (or already have) Age Group Sectional qualifying times. Swimmers in the PreSenior group are focusing on preparation for rising up to senior-level swimming and training groups, are committed to the sport, invested in their teammates, and take ownership of the TTSC program. This group offers practice 6 days per week and swimmers are expected to attend at least 4-5 practices per week, and all swim meets appropriate to their group.

Senior 2 Group

The Senior 2 group is for swimmers ages 13-18 whose focus is on high school swimming/preparation for high school swim, or who are also carrying non-swimming commitments (i.e. other sports, music/drama, etc.). Swimmers are focused on building and improving their swimming abilities. Technique and aerobic development are highly emphasized in the Senior 2 group, and specialty training is introduced. This group has practice 5-6 days per week and swimmers are encouraged to attend as many practices as possible, with a minimum of 3-4 practices per week expected, as well as participation in swim meets.

Senior 1 Group

The Senior 1 group is the highest-level training group on our team. This group is for swimmers ages 13 and up, by invitation of the head coach. In this group, swimmers are preparing for competition at the regional championship, National, and collegiate levels. The emphasis is on reaching one’s ultimate potential, advanced technique training, aerobic and anaerobic development, and extensive goal setting.  Swimmers in this group are expected to adhere to the highest standards of athletic and personal conduct, to be the leaders of the team and set the example for all younger swimmers. In addition to physical training, athletes will engage in mental training as well. This group has 8-10 workouts per week, including morning practices. Swimmers in this group are expected to attend as many practices as possible (100% attendance), but a minimum of 70% to remain in the group. This group also has the opportunity to travel to regional and national competitions. In order to be eligible for travel, swimmers must maintain at least 75% attendance. Swimmers in this group are expected to attend all meets for which they are qualified.