Practice Groups

Levels are determined by the coaching staff.  Requests for level changes to swim with siblings or friends will not be considered.

Gold 2:  This group is designed for competitive swimmers ages 14-18 who are the most serious and committed and have goals of competing and excelling at Age Groups, Seniors, Sectionals and beyond. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group.  The expectation is that swimmers will attend 7-9 practices per week  

Gold 1: This group is designed for competitive swimmers ages 14-18 who enjoy competitive swimming but cannot do the full commitment for Gold 2.  This group is ideal for those swimmers who join Phoenix to prepare for their high school swim teams or have other interests outside the sport of swimming.  Competition at swim meets is at the discretion of the swimmer depending on his/her goals.  Maximum of 4 practices a week allowed

Silve​r 2:  Designed for competitive age group swimmers ages 9-14 who have goals of competing and excelling at Age Groups and beyond.  Athletes entering this group must display a desire to swim on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. The expectation is that swimmers will attend 6-8 practices per week (Maximum 8).

Silver 1:  Designed for swimmers ages 9-16 who enjoy competitive swimming and looking to build a strong foundation in all 4 strokes. Competition at swim meets is at the discretion of the swimmer depending on his/her goals.  Maximum of 4 practices a week allowed

Bronze:  This group is for swimmers ages 5-12 who are focusing on improving all four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle).  Competition in swim meets is encouraged.   Maximum of 4 practices per week allowed.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. The Gold2, Gold 1, Silver 2, Silver1, Bronze groups require an August 16, 2021 thru March 31, 2022 commitment.  Moving up in groups is both at the coaches discretion and based on demonstrated performance
  2. All swimmers must pay the $180 registration fee to be eligible to swim.  Registration fee covers USA registration, insurance, subscription to Splash magazine and team shirt.
  3. 5% discount for paying all monthly swim fees in a lump sum upfront.
  4. Family discount – 1st full price per month, 2nd $15 discount per month, 3rd $10 discount, 4th etc. $10 discount
  5. Group assignments are determined by the coaching staff.   Requests for level changes to swim with siblings or friends will not be considered.
  6. Valley Swim Team Phoenix will hosts two swim meets  Dec. 3-5, 2021 and Jan. 8-9, 2022.  Hosting this meet will net the team needed income to maintain team operations.  To run this meet effectively, each swim family (ALL Swim Groups) is expected to volunteer a minimum of 8 hours per meet.  
  7. There will also be a Survivor Fee assessment of $150 per swimmer or $200 per family.  60% of this will be assessed on Nov.1 Billing. If any fundraising projects are done throughout the year, the amount raised by a family will be counted towards this goal.  Any unmet obligations will be assessed on February 1.