Senior Elite

This is our top level training group for swimmers who are 13 & up. In the ELITE group, swimmers are expected to make the transition from age group swimming to senior level swimming.  A great emphasis will be placed on building aerobic capacity, racing, and race strategy. Swimmers will focus on attaining Sectional and above time standards. Attitude, effort and attendance are heavily taken into consideration when making the move to the Senior group. In addition to have having at least three 13-14 Summer JO time standards, swimmers must be able to complete the following test sets –

10 x 100 Freestyle on the 1:10 (boys)/1:15 (girls) base

4 x 200 IM on the 2:40 (boys)/1:25 (girls) base

Mininum 85% attendance

Practices will range from 2 to 2.25 hours and will include dryland training, which may include yoga. There will be a minimum of 6 workouts a week with occasional morning workouts offered.  In addition to attending practice, Elite level swimmers are required to attend competitions that the swimmer and the coach determine are best for that athlete. If an athlete is not able to attend an agreed upon meet, the coach must be notified ahead of time. Swimmers should attend a minimum of 5 workouts out of 6 a week. If a swimmer consistently is not able to meet this attendance requirement, a meeting between the coach, swimmer and parents may be required.


Practice times:

Monday - Friday:  6:00pm - 8:15pm

Saturday:  8:00 -10:15am

Required Equipment:

*Note: If you run into issues with the Team Supplier site (asking for log-in and password)  use the following:

Username:  mesa

Password:  mesaswim1

Speedo Fins

Speedo Junior Kickboard

Speedo Goggles (Boys - Junior Sized) - Speedo Goggles (Girls - Junior Sized)

Speedo Goggles (Boys - Standard Sized) - Speedo Goggles (Girls - Standard Sized)

Water bottle

Team Silicone Cap - Contact Apparel Coordinator @ swag@mesaaquatics.com

For those with a lot of hair, here is a swim cap for you:  Speedo Long Hair Silicone Cap

Girls Competition suit (MESA Logo - Speedo Aquablade Recordbreaker   No MESA Logo - Speedo PowerPlus Kneeskin

Boys Competition suit (MESA Logo - Speedo Aquablade Brief  MESA Logo - Speedo Aquablade Jammer

Girls Practice suit (Speedo Solid Endurance - Thin Strap) (Speedo Solid Endurance Super Proback - Thick Strap

Boys Practice suit (Speedo Solid Endurance Brief) (Speedo Solid Endurance Jammer)

Parka (MESA Logo with Swimmer's Name - Speedo Parka)...this is GREAT for winter months!

Strokemaker Paddles

  • Most swimmers will use size 0.0 (sometimes referred as #00)
  • Swimmers with larger hands, could end up using 0.5 (sometimes referred as #05)
  • Goal:  Paddle no larger than 1/2" beyond fingertips​

Finis Agility Paddles

Speedo - Pull Buoy

Finis Snorkel (Adult Sized) or Finis Snorkel (Jr Sized)

Finis Tempo Trainer Pro

Speedo Ventilator Mesh Bag

Yoga Mat

Drag Suit (optional)