Joining the Senior Group swim level

Coach Dan Cole

WSC’s Mission:

“To promote lifelong fitness by providing aquatic training programs suitable for athletes of all levels.”

Swimmers generally advance through the groups as they get older and their skills progress. Several factors influence the decision to move swimmers from one group to the next: Mental and physical maturity of the swimmer, the composition of the groups, age, effort demonstrated in practices, and an attempt to keep cohorts of swimmers together when possible. In the Senior group swim level there area few items the coaches will want to review along with the Coach meeting with the athlete and family to make sure all understand the next level of commitment. 

The Senior Group is reserved for very committed athletes. The Senior Swim Group is where a swimmer should finally arrive as a result of progressing from Pre-Team to Novice to Age Group. The Pre-Senior Training Group is designed to be a temporary stepping stone to the Senior Group for those swimmer who meet most of the Senior Group Prerequisites: 

  • Read and sign WSC Code of conduct AND Swimmer Eval
  • Be At least 12 years old (no exceptions for Senior or Pre-Senior)
  • Has achieved "A" or near "A" times 
  • Has met with the Head Coach prior to first practice to discuss the requirements.
  • Is willing to make a Strong Commitment to The Training Process
  • Is willing to Commit to a minimum of 7 weekly practices (5 for Pre-Senior).
  • Must be a positive and supportive Teammate, in and out of the pool.
  • Is willing to train using all strokes.
  • Is willing to compete in all strokes and distances.
  • Must be committed to hard work.
  • Must maintain excellent Coach/Athlete communication
  • Seek and practice proper nutrition & proper hydration
  • All Pre-Senior & Senior Group swimmers are expected to have with them for each practice;
    • Mesh bag
    • Snorkel
    • Fins 
    • Finger Paddles
    • Kick Board 
    • Pull Bouy
    • Extra Goggles and caps
    • Must always have Dryland clothing and running shoes
    • Water bottle
    • Must have Navy Blue Arena Suit
  • Have FUN!

The WSC Masters Swimmers & Returning College Swimmers include all swimmer members over the age of 18.

All swim groups are strongly encouraged to come to all available practices for their group. If needed, practice requirements could be assigned at the coach’s discretion. These requirements could be decided per swim group or per individual swimmer. Swimmers who take practice seriously and work hard are more likely to receive the full benefits of the workouts and coaching.