Pacific Swimming

Groups:

Our group system is split into six groups: Group 1 - 6. The criteria for groups are based on age, ability, and swimming goals. The main focus of each group are outlined below. For a more detailed description of the groups including costs, times, and equipment requirements please see our complete group guide.

 

Group 6: Introduction to competitive swimming

  • Geared toward beginner swimmers (7-9 year olds).
  • Focus on developing strong base in swimming fundamentals and learning about competitive swimming while having fun.
  • Refinement of free and back and the completion of legal breast and fly

Group 5: Introduction to competitive swimming

  • Geared toward beginner swimmers (7-10 year olds). 
  • Focus on developing strong base in swimming fundamentals and learning about competitive swimming while having fun.
  • Primary emphasis continues to be the development of all four strokes in addition to starts, turns and competition.

Group 4:

  • Geared toward 9-12 year-old swimmers who are on the competitive track. 
  • Focus on stroke technique and beginning training and conditioning - intervals, clock management, racing and pacing.

Group 3: 

  • Geared toward 11-14 year old swimmers who are on the competitive track. 
  • Swimmers are proficient in all the competitive strokes, have competitive experience and have a working knowledge of conditioning/training techniques. 
  • Training continues to develop speed and aerobic capacity while introducing higher level of training.

Group 2:

  • Geared toward 12-14 year old swimmers and high school swimmers who want to prepare for their high school seasons. 
  • Swimmers have strong competitive swimming experience and are committed to swimming and competing in meets.
  • Training levels step up to prepare for Trials & Finals meets, Group 1 and High School Swimming.
  • Swimmers in this group will be exposed to an increased role in goal setting, race strategies, leadership and seasonal planning.

Group 1:

  • Geared toward high school age swimmers.
  • Swimmers have multiple years of experience competing and training
  • Swimmers are working toward refining technique details and building mental and physical endurance with longer training sessions.
  • Leadership skill are strengthened (responsibility, set proper examples, look at the big picture, follow and lead swim sets, etc).
  • Swimmers are encouraged to consider swimming in college at any level. The coaches will help swimmers in the college recruiting process.