BRONZE GROUP:

Attendance Expectation: Two Practices Per Week

Equipment Requirement: Long-fins, Kickboard

Swimmers entering the Bronze Group should be able to swim 25 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke.  They should have familiarity with dolphin kick, butterfly, and breaststroke.

SILVER GROUP:

Attendance Expectation: Three Practices Per Week

Equipment Requirement: Long-fins, Kickboard

Swimmers entering the Silver Group should be able to swim multiple 50s of Freestyle.  They will have mastered their backstroke stroke count. Silver Group swimmers should be proficient in dolphin kick, butterfly, and breaststroke.  They have the ability to dive into the water from a starting block as well as perform a freestyle flip turn. Streamline push-offs should be a habit for a Silver Group member.

GOLD GROUP:

Attendance Expectation: Four practices per week.

Equipment Requirement: Long-fins, Kickboard, Hand Paddles, Pull Buoy, Snorkel

Swimmers in the Gold Group shall be able to complete multiple 100s of freestyle, and 50s of backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.  They should be able to complete a 100 IM with legal turns. They should be able to complete backstroke flip turns, open turns for butterfly and breaststroke, and be able to perform a legal breaststroke pulldowns.  Gold swimmers will be advancing their technique while also building an aerobic training base in order to swim longer events and prepare for the next level. Swimmers should be able to execute 5 yards of underwater dolphin kick from the wall.  Attendance at meets is expected.

VARSITY/FITNESS:

Attendance Expectation: Three practices per week.

Equipment Requirement: Long-fins, Kickboard, Hand Paddles, Pull Buoy, Snorkel

The Varsity/Fitness group is for proficient swimmers who may not be interested in competition.  Whether for fitness and enjoyment, or extra swim training for water polo, triathlon, or junior lifeguards, this group is less about swimming competitively, and more about moving in the water.  Swimmers in the group shall be able to complete multiple 100s of freestyle, and 50s of backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. They should be able to complete a 100 IM with legal turns. They should be able to complete backstroke flip turns, open turns for butterfly and breaststroke, and be able to perform a legal breaststroke pulldowns.  

SENIOR PREP:

Attendance Expectation: Five to six practices per week.

Equipment Requirement: Long-fins, Kickboard, Hand Paddles, Pull Buoy, Snorkel

Senior Prep swimmers have mastered all four competitive strokes and are focused on building aerobic, anaerobic, and sprint base for maximum performance.  They will be challenged daily both mentally and physically. Meet attendance with the goal of competing at Junior Olympics each season. Goal-setting and teamwork towards excellence and personal/group growth are expected.  Dryland attendance is expected.

SENIOR ELITE:

Attendance Expectation: Five to six practices per week.

Equipment Requirement: Long-fins, Kickboard, Hand Paddles, Pull Buoy, Snorkel

Senior Elite swimmers are extremely focused and serious competitive athletes.  They will swim 1.5-2 hours per day towards maximum competitive level in SI Swimming as well as at the national level.  Senior Elite swimmers are dedicated to swimming at a high level and competing in college. Attendance at all meets is expected.