please note that all options require a TRYOUT or recommendation from SUSA or high school coach


Competition Team

Royal Rays 1 & 2 -- ages 7-13

Stingrays 1 & 2 -- ages 13-15

Senior Development & National Development -- ages 15+

  • Royals 1, Stingrays 1, Senior Development -- Track 1 -- Developmental
    • ​Minimim 3 practices per week, usually 1.5-2 hours in length
    • Groups require tryout
    • Home Meets are highly encouraged
    • Focus is on building advanced stroke techniques, mastering competition skills and introduction into racing and training along with flexibility and endurance
    • Senior Dev also focuses on preparation for State Championships
  • Royals 2, Stingrays 2, National Development -- Track 2 -- High Performance
    • ​Typically 2-2.5 hours in length (including dryland)
    • Royals 4 practices per week minimum, Stingrays 5 practices minimum, National Development 8 practices minimum (85% attendance)
    • Groups require tryout and/or interview to enter
    • Home Meets are required
    • Championship Meets are required
    • Travel Meets are optional
    • Focus is on preparing for higher-level competition (State Championships, Junior Olympics, Sectionals, Junior National Championships)
    • Nat-D also helps prepare for college swimming

Pre-Competitive Team & HomeSchool Group

Curriculum is based on proper body balance, breathing, timing and technique.  Introduction to meet protocol and preparation for competition.   These run in sessions during the school year.  Those who wish to continue during the summer join our summer swim team or move on to year-round Competition Team.

  • Pre-Comp 1A & 1B
    • Novice swimmers, A for younger swimmers, B for older swimmers
    • Meets 3 times per week for 30-40 minutes
    • Minimum required skills: Freestyle & Backstroke (25 yards each); side breathing on Freestyle; listening skills and ability to focus in a group setting
    • Ages 6-12
  • Pre-Comp 2
    • Beginner to Intermediate swimmers 
    • Meets 3 times per week for 40-50 minutes
    • Minimum required skills: Freestyle & Backstroke (25 yards each); basic Breaststroke & Butterfly (these will be explained at the tryout); diving from the side; listening skills and ability to focus in a group setting
    • Ages 8-15
  • Pre-Team 3
    • Preparation and introduction to Competition Team
    • ​Meets 3 times per week for 50-60 minutes
    • Minimum required skills: Intermediate knowledge of and ability to do 25 yards of Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly; diving from the side; rudimentary flip turns; listening skills
    • Typically swimmers placed in this group have some experience on summer team or previous club teams
    • Ages 8-15

High School Development Group

High School Development Group is a training group for swimmers who have completed at least one year of high school swimming.  These swimmers want to continue training (but not competing) outside of the high school season.  Focus is on maintaining endurance and improving stroke skills.

SUSA Summer Team

A great entry-level, low-commitment way to see if swimming is for you!  Season typically runs 6-8 weeks during the June/July school break.  This is a separate team from all SUSA year-round options and you will be directed to another website to register.