Athletes who are new to our program must request an in-person skill assessment with one of our coaches.  This will allow us to meet you and learn about your current skill level and your swimming goals, and we will better be able to recommend a starting point in our program.  Most of our swimmers start in the Central Ohio SwimAmerica Program where they learn the fundamental skills needed to be successful in our competitive programs listed below. Please visit the evaluations page on the homepage to set up an age group evaulation with Coach Calvin. High school swimmers should contact Coach Jim. 

 

 

Group Placement Guidelines
Target Age Minimum Requirements for Group Placement
10&U
Grades 3-4
Waves:

Athletes must be able to legally perform
at least 3 of the 4 competitive strokes
(freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and
butterfly). If they can't quite do that yet,
please check out our learn to swim
program, Central Ohio SwimAmerica.
Bronze:
Athletes will be assesed on their ability to perform the four competitive strokes (50 freestyle, 25 backstroke, 25 breaststroke, 25 butterfly). All must be performed legally. 
10-12
Grades 5-6
Silver 1:
Athletes will be assesed on their ability to perform the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Athletes must be able to train at a minimum pace using proper turns, execute a racing start, and demonstrate an ability to follow direction from a coach.
Silver 2:
Athletes will be selected for training in this group based on a reccomendation from their group coach and Coach Calvin. Athletes reccomended and selected for this group must show an ability to train at a higher level, maintain a higher attendance rate,
and be a role model for all swimmers.
12-14
Grades 7-8
Gold 1:
Athletes will be assessed on their ability to perform the four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly). Athletes must be able to train at a minimum pace using proper turns, execute a racing start, and demonstrate an ability to follow direction from a coach.
Gold 2:
Athletes will be selected for training in this group based on a reccomendation from their group coach and Coach Calvin. Athletes selected for this group will need to be able to maintain the highest expectations within the age group program.
High School
Grades 9-12
High school athletes will train with either the Senior Group or the High School Group