Training Group 2

Skill Development

Along with the Jedi and Group 1, this group forms the instructional base of the club. Practices are designed for skill acquisition and improvement, and aerobic development. Since swimmers in Group 2 are usually slightly older than Jedi and Group 1 athletes there is more of an aerobic component to practice sessions but the basic focus is on skills.

Minimum requirements

  • Able to swim all 4 strokes, perform flip turns on freestyle and backstroke and consistently streamlines properly.
  • Is able to perform a forward dive.
  • Knows how to use the pace clock.


Our major emphasis for this group is on improving the skill set, promoting aerobic development, and participation in smaller dual and invitational competitions.


6 practices are offered to Group 2 swimmers each week. Swimmers are encouraged to attend 3 to 5 sessions per week. Enjoyment of the practice experience is critical at this level. Practice frequency is just beginning to become an important training factor and athletes (or their parents) should not over do it.  Group 2 practices Monday - Friday 5:00-6:00 pm and Saturday 10:00 - 11:30 am at the Rec Center.