Training Groups - Competitive Team
 
The year-round competitive team has several different training groups, each with its own unique focus to maximize the growth and development of swimmers in the Competitive Team Program.   Group Descriptions can be found below.  Before a swimmer can be placed on the competitive team, they must first go through and evaluation with one of our staff to be placed in the most appropriate group.

Age Group 1
This level is offered 5 workouts per week for 1 hour and 15 minutes each day.  Once a young swimmer has learned the basic skills, they are ready for further development at the competitive level.  At this level, the swimmers learn to become more competitive with their swimming and compete in all 4 strokes legally.  At this level, we introduce basic dryland and stretching for 5-10 min each practice.  Swimmers in this group will be expected to attend all local swim meets and racing opportunities.

Recommended Equipment: Water Bottle, Fins, and Mesh Bag
Recommended Attendance: 3-4 practices per week​
Locations: Frank Brown Park and Gulf Coast State College

Age Group 2 
This level is offered a total of six workouts per week (6 days a week for 1 hour and 30 minutes each day).  The focus of this competitive swim group is on building efficient and repeatable stroke mechanics.  We will introduce aerobic training, perform advanced racing skills, as well as perform dryland and stretching for 20-30 minutes 3 times each week.   Swimmers in this group are expected to compete at all recommended swim meets and championships.

 
Recommended Equipment: Water Bottle, Fins, Kickboard, Snorkel and Mesh Bag
Recommended Attendance: 4-5 practices per week​
Locations: Frank Brown Park and Gulf Cost State College

Junior Group
This level is offered a total of six workouts per week (5 days a week for 2 hours each day, and for 2 hours and 30 minutes on Saturdays).  This is our first true "training" group.  Swimmers in this group will be challenged with intense swimming sets and dryland workouts with a focus on race and meet preparation.  Swimmers in this group will be expected to compete at all scheduled swim meets and championships.

Recommended Equipment:  Water Bottle, Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Paddles, Snorkel and Mesh Bag
Recommended Attendance:  5-6 practices per week​
Locations: Frank Brown Park 


High School Group
Swimmers in this group will refine skills and race strategies previously developed in the program, while engaging in specific training and intense dryland workouts.  Swimmers in this group will be expected to compete at all scheduled swim meets and championships.

Recommended Equipment:  Water Bottle, Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Paddles, Snorkel, and Mesh Bag
Recommended Attendance:  All Available Practices
Location: Mosley High School 

Senior Group
This is PCST’s highest level training group with a full commitment to training and performance.  Swimmers will refine skills and race strategies previously developed in the program, while engaging in specific training and intense dryland workouts. These swimmers have chosen swimming as their sport and are committed to the levels of training necessary to achieve their goals.  Swimmers in this group will be expected to compete at all scheduled meets and championships.  Swimmers in this group will also begin to compete on the National Level.

 
Recommended Equipment:  Water Bottle, Fins, Kickboard, Pull Buoy, Paddles, Snorkel, and Mesh Bag
Recommended Attendance:  All Available Practices
Location: Frank Brown Park