AAAA-AH Group Structure

*Short Course Season 2022-23*

 

Elite criteria to qualify for this group as of  August 1, 2022.

    #1    Swimmer must have 4 USA Swimming Motivational A times, one of which needs to be in 100s of stroke, or 200 or 400 IM.

#2    An athlete with a Sectional Bonus Cut will automatically qualify for the group.

#3    Swimmer must meet the expectations of the group. Expectations are: attendance policy (90%), if athletes are not at a meet they will be at Saturday practice, complete the necessary test sets, and exhibit a positive attitude and a best effort on a consistent basis. 

#4    Swimmers must regularly attend meets offered to this group, and be willing to swim in any event discussed with athletes. i.e. 1650, 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 Back, etc…

*** Age group 13+***

    

SENIOR criteria to qualify for this group as of August 1, 2022.

#1 Swimmer must meet the expectations and complete the necessary test sets, and exhibit a positive attitude and a best effort on a consistent basis.

#2 Swimmers must be ready to start trainning at a higher standard & legal in all four strokes.

#3 Swimmers must regularly attend meets offered to this group, and be willing to swim in any event discussed with athletes. i.e. 1650, 400 IM, 200 Fly, 200 Breast, 200 Back, etc…

 *** Age group 13+***

 

JUNIOR Elite criteria to qualify for this group as of  August 1, 2022.

    #1    Swimmers 11-13  must have 1 USA Swimming Motivational A times,  or 4 USA Swimming Motivational BB times, one of which needs to be a 100 of stroke or 200 IM.

#2    Swimmers must meet the expectations, and attendance policy (70%) and complete the necessary test set for each group level.

#3 10 & Unders need to have at least 2 TAGS cut or 3 USA Swimming Motivational A times for 10 & Unders

*** Age group 10+ ***

 

Platinum criteria to qualify for this group as of August 1, 2022.

#1    Swimmer must have a recommendation from the Head Age Group Coach or 3 - 4 USA Swimming Motivational B times.

#2    Swimmer must be a strong swimmer in 3 out of the four strokes, and 

ready to begin training at a higher intensity.

#3    Swimmer must meet the expectations and complete the necessary test 

set for each group level.

*** Age group 7-10***

 

GOLD criteria to qualify for this group as of  August 1, 2022.

#1    Swimmer must meet the expectations and complete the necessary test sets, and exhibit a positive attitude and a best effort on a consistent basis.

#2    Swimmer must be a strong swimmer in 3 out of the four strokes, and 

ready to begin training at a higher intensity.

*** Age group 11-14 ***

 

BLUE criteria to qualify for this group as of  August 1, 2022.

#1    Swimmer must have a strong grasp on 3 out of the four strokes, and 

ready to begin learning and competing in all four strokes.

#2    Swimmer must be able to break 50 seconds in a 50-yard freestyle and 

50-yard backstroke while doing flip turns.

#3 Swimmer must be comfortable to attend South Texas Sanctioned meets

*** Age group 8-12***

 

Red criteria to qualify for this group as of August 1, 2022.

#1    Swimmer must have a strong grasp on freestyle and backstroke.

#2    Swimmers should have an understanding of what a freestyle and 

backstroke flip turn are.

#3    Swimmer must be comfortable jumping off of the block.

*** Age group 6-10***


 

  * If a swimmer that is placed in the group currently does not meet the standards, it's their goal to achieve these standards by the end of the season.