The Jackson Swim Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Jackson Swim Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 731-300-6478 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

(Please contact the Head Coach to schedule an evaluation for proper group placement.)

COMPETITIVE SWIM TEAM GROUPS:

SHARKS GROUP 

Suggested Age Guidelines: 5-9 years of age

Minimum Swimming Requirement: 2 x 25 yards freestyle (with side breathing), 25 yards backstroke, 25 yards freestyle kick, 25 yards backstroke kick

Practice Expectations:  2 practices each week

Swimmers in the Bronze I group will focus on developing correct stroke mechanics and technique in all four competitive strokes. Sportsmanship, listening skills, work ethic, and enjoyment of swimming will be emphasized. Competition in swim meets is suggested but not a requirement.  This group is a great introduction to competitive swimming!

BRONZE GROUP 

Suggested Age Guidelines: 7-10 years of age

Minimum Swimming Requirement:  Legal 100 IM under 2:30; 4 x 50 Fr on 1:30 (with streamlines)

Practice Expectations:  3 practices each week 

Bronze II group members continue to focus on increasing their technical stroke base, including starts and turns. Swimmers will be introduced to goal-setting and reading a pace clock. Swimmers will continue to develop good sportsmanship, listening skills, and work ethic as they enjoy becoming more involved with competitive swimming. As a member of this group, swimmers are expected compete in at least one meet each year.  This group is a great way to compete and have fun!

SILVER GROUP 

Suggested Age Guidelines:  8-12 years of age

Minimum Swimming Requirement: Legal 50 yards of each stroke (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle); 8 x 50 Fr on 1:15; 3 x 100 IM on 2:30; demonstrate proper freestyle and backstroke flip-turns (with streamlines) and competition-style dive.

Practice Expectations: 4 practices each week

As a member of the Silver I group, swimmers will continue refining mechanics and technique in all four strokes.  Athletes will continue learning about goal-setting and reading a pace clock.  They will be introduced to endurance and sprint training. Silver I swimmers are expected to be focused in practice, and to demonstrate good work ethic and sportsmanship. Swimmers will participate in some age-specific dry land exercises and/or stretches before practice.  Swimmers in this group are expected participate in 2 to 4 meets each year. 

GOLD GROUP

Suggested Age Guidelines: 10-14 years of age

Minimum Swimming Requirement: 12 X 100 free on 1:35; 4 X 200 IM on 3:40

Practice Expectations: 5 practices each week

Members of the Gold group are committed swimmers who will train at higher intensities with more advanced workouts. All swimmers in this group should be able to read a pace clock unassisted. As maturing athletes, these swimmers will be held more accountable for their workouts and the development of race strategy with the help of their coaches. As they build  their character and leadership skills, Gold swimmers are expected to display good sportsmanship and work ethic. Swimmers will participate in age-specific dry land exercises before practices, typically two times each week. Gold swimmers should compete in 4-5 meets in short course season and 4-5 meets in the long course season with a goal of qualifying and competing in Southeastern Championships.

SENIOR GROUP

Suggested Age Guidelines: At least 13 years of age or 12 years who turn 13 before the next Southeastern Championship Meet

Minimum Swimming Requirement: 5 X 300 free on 4:15; 6 X 200 IM on 3:20

Practice Expectations: 6 practices each week

The Senior group is the highest training group on the team. As part of this group, swimmers are expected to be extremely dedicated to the sport. This should be reflected in their practice attendance and work ethic, as well as in their character and leadership.  Swimmers in this group are expected to attend dry land and morning practices that the coach determines are appropriate.  Swimmers should compete in 4-5 meets in the short course season and 4-5 meets in the long course season, with a goal of qualifying and competing in Southeastern Championship, as well as Senior Sectionals and Junior and/or Senior national meets.

Advancement into the next group is at the discretion of the coach, and will include additional factors such as age, maturity, practice attendance, meet participation, best times, work ethic, goals, and group numbers.