RSD  PRACTICE GROUP INFORMATION


 

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GROUP

DESCRIPTION

EQUIPMENT

ATTENDANCE/SWIM MEET  REQUIREMENT

Grunion

This introductory level emphasizes swimming technique in a fun-filled non-competitive environment.​ The swimmers should have an awareness of all 4 competitive strokes.

Age: 12 & Under

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 2 practices/week

 

Competition Requirement:

Participation in meets is encouraged at this level.

Corvina

This group is for swimmers who can swim backstroke and freestyle and are learning to master the mechanics of butterfly and breaststroke.

Age: 12 & Under

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 2 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Must attend at least 2 USA swim meets per season

Leopard Shark

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This group is for swimmers who can confidently swim all four of the competitive strokes. The emphasis is focused on fitness, fun, and stroke/turn/dive technique. Competition at swim meets is encouraged.

 

Age: 12 & Under

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 2 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Must attend at least 2 USA swim meets and successfully complete the USA-Swimming IMR program

Red

This group is for swimmers with competitive knowledge of the four strokes. The emphasis is focused on fitness, fun, and stroke/turn/dive technique Swimmers in this group are required to attend swim meets.

Age: 12 & Under

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 3 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Required to attend USA swim meets and successfully complete the USA-Swimming IMX program

White

These swimmers participate in monthly swim meets and continue to improve stroke technique while building endurance and conditioning. Swimmers in this group are required to attend swim meets.

 

Age: 12 & Under

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 3 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Required to attend USA swim meets and successfully complete the USA-Swimming IMX program

Blue

This group is for motivated, goal oriented swimmers who want to be the best they can be in competitive swimming. Workouts integrate endurance, speed, and stroke technique. This is a competitive group with training and competition criteria.

 

Age: 12 & Under

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 4 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Required to attend USA swim meets and successfully complete the USA-Swimming IMX program

Senior

Development

The beginner to novice senior group that focus on building endurance, conditioning, and stroke skills while emphasizing competitive success for the transition into high school and senior levels.

 

Age: 12 & Over

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 3 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Participation in meets is encouraged at this level. 

Senior Red

The introductory competitive group at the senior level focusing on improving technique, building endurance and preparing for competition. 

 

Age: 12 & Over

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 3 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Participation in meets is required and encouraged at this level. 

Senior White

The intermediate senior group that focuses on building endurance, conditioning, and stroke skills while emphasizing competitive success for the transition into high school and senior levels. 

 

Age: 13 & Over

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 5 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Participation in meets once per month is expected. 

Senior Blue

The advanced senior group that focus on building endurance, conditioning, and stroke skills while emphasizing competitive success for the transition into high school and senior levels. This group prepares swimmers to move up to the Senior Championship Prep group. 

 

Age: 13 & Over

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 5 practices/week 

 

Competition Requirement:

Participation in meets once per month is expected.  

Senior Championship Prep

Swimmers in this group are competitive and committed swimmers. Workouts are rigorous and designed to make the swimmer the best they can be. Each swimmer must be able to make specific workout standards. This group prepares athletes for college swimming.

 

Age: 13 & Over

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 6-7 practices/week based on age.

 

Competition Requirement:

Contact Coach for details.

Senior Championship

Swimmers in this group are competitive and committed swimmers. Workouts are rigorous and designed to make the swimmer the best they can be. Each swimmer must be able to make specific workout standards. This group prepares athletes for college swimming.

 

Age: 13 & Over

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Paddles

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Attendance Requirement:

Minimum: 8 practices/week

 

Competition Requirement:

1-2 per month and Sectional Qualifying times

EPO

Early Practice Option for Levels Red and Above

Age: All Ages

Equipment required per your official practice group.

Attendance Requirement:

Same as official group requirements.

 

Competition Requirement:

Same as official group requirements.

 

 

 

USA-Swimming registration is required for all practice groups. Click Here for more information on how to register with USA Swimming.