Practice Groups

Bronze Group: 4 hours/week

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This is the beginning group for those who are new to the sport of competitive swimming. This group will focus on the fundamentals of swimming and bring an emphasis on good technique. In order to participate in this group, the swimmer must be able to swim the entire length of the pool, both front crawl and back crawl, without any assistance. The program focuses on making all strokes technically legal.

Silver Group: 7 hours/week

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This is the intermediate group for those who have had some experience in the sport of competitive swimming. This group will not only focus on building a better base for techniques but also introduce endurance training. In order to participate in this group, the swimmer must be able to easily swim laps across the pool using all four strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly).

Gold Group: 10 hours/week

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This is the advanced group for those who have had a lot of experience in the sport of competitive swimming. This group focuses on more endurance practice while applying techniques previously worked on. This program emphasizes on expert stroke technique and analysis, mastering drills and endurance, starts and turns, mental conditioning, goal setting, meet preparation and race strategy. In order to participate in this group, the swimmer must be able to easily swim various lengths and speeds using all four strokes (front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, and butterfly) according to the given workout.

Weekly Clinics

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For swimmers already involved in other extra curricular activities. This program will allow them to be able to practice whenever their schedule allows for it.

Monthly Clinics

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Primarily for school swimmers or any other swimmers who would like to take some time from swimming to pursue other sports or activities. 

FAQs

How does my swimmer become eligible to move up a group? 


Factors that weigh into group placement and group move-up decisions:

  • Level of commitment to practice attendance and competition expectations
  • Training group effort and behavior
  • Psychological maturity level
  • Physiological needs
  • Competitive maturity
  • Independence and self-reliance
  • Coachability

Any group move ups will be carried out by the coaching staff, which will consider four factors.  If the athlete meets the requirements of physiological readiness, psychological readiness, technical readiness and tactical readiness with the coaching staff; they will be moved.  If the athlete still needs to develop in any of the categories they will remain in their current group and continue to work on the developmental factors.