Joining the competitive team begins with an evaluation for group placement.

Call us at 731-300-6478 or email [email protected] to request an evaluation.

 

 Click on the name of a training group to get more information about its training focus. 

 

 BRONZE  

This is the entry level group into the program. The mission of this group is to introduce swimmers and parents to the sport of competitive swimming.

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: At least 2 practices each week

Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Equipment Bag

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SILVER I 

The mission of this group is to build fundamentally sound swimmers and equip swimmers with the knowledge to help them achieve their potential. The primary emphasis in this group is improving/perfecting technique in all four strokes with an introduction to aerobic conditioning.

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: At least 3 practices each week

Required Equipment: Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Equipment Bag

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SILVER II

The mission of this group is to continue building fundamentally sound swimmers and equip them with the knowledge to help them achieve their potential. The primary emphasis in this group is improving/perfecting technique in all four strokes with continued aerobic conditioning and an introduction to anaerobic conditioning.

Suggested Age Guidelines: 9-13 years of age

Minimum Swimming Requirement: 10 X 100 free on 1:45 with flip turns and streamlines; 3 X 200 IM on 4:00 with legal strokes and turns.

Practice Expectations: Start with at least 3 practices each week and work up to at least 4 per week

Required Equipment: Fins, Snorkel, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Strokemaker Paddles, Equipment Bag

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GOLD

This group is the Age Group-to-Senior “bridge” group. The mission of this group is to build fundamentally sound swimmers and equip swimmers with the knowledge to help them achieve their potential. The primary emphasis in this group is to introduce swimmers to the Senior Group training regimen while still improving/perfecting technique in all four strokes and expanding on their introduction to aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.

Suggested Age Guidelines: 11-14 years of age

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

Practice Expectations: At least 5 practices each week

Required Equipment: Fins, Snorkel, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Strokemaker Paddles, Equipment Bag

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SENIORS

This is the highest performance training group. The mission of this group is to build fundamentally sound swimmers and equip swimmers with the knowledge to help them achieve their potential. The primary emphasis in this group is to improve/perfect technique in all four strokes while expanding their aerobic and anaerobic conditioning.

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: At least 6 practices each week

Required Equipment: Long Fins, Short Fins, Snorkel, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Strokemaker Paddles, Equipment Bag

 

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Advancement from one group to another is at the discretion of the coach, and will include additional factors such as age, maturity, practice attendance, meet participation, best times, work ethic and personal goals.