Bronze Group

Bronze Group is our entry-level competitive group, introducing young athletes to the world of competitive swimming.  All four competitve strokes are taught in Bronze Group, along with dives, turns, and race strategy. While meet participation is not required, Bronze Swimmers are encouraged to take advantage of the 12&under meets, offered approximately once a month. Bronze Group is a fun and educational way to fall in love with swimming!


Entry Requirements:

  • 25 yards legal freestyle
  • 25 yards legal backstroke
  • 25 yards breaststroke (must have a general idea of this stroke)
  • 25 yards butterfly (must have a general idea of this stroke)
  • Minimum age 6 years old (5 1/2 year olds are considered if they can meet the minimum swim requirements)


  • Swim Cap for girls
  • Goggles, Kick Board
  • Fins (CAS Tritan F635) 
  • Mesh gear bag
  • One-Piece suit (girls)/Briefs or jammers (boys-No trunks) 


A Tryout is required to join this group.  Click here for tryout information.

The San Clemente Aquatic Team assigns swimmers to practice groups based on skill/ability and age.  Coaches are able to focus on techniques, skills and intervals that are best suited for our swimmers’ development while enhancing aerobic and speed capacity.  Each coach strives to create a fun yet challenging environment for our swimmers.  


Although practice attendance is not mandatory for most groups, we do encourage swimmers to attend all or as many practices as possible, attendance + effort = success.  Swim meets are optional for some groups and mandatory for others.  Swim meets are a chance for swimmers, coaches and parents to see progress. 


Move-ups between groups tend to occur at the end of our short course and long course seasons.  Coaches will review all aspects of move up timing, including test sets, leadership in the lane and group, mental, physical and emotional readiness.  Attendance and practice effort will also be considered as variables.