Practices will be divided into three groups, broken up by a combination of ability and age. Practices will run the following times from June 1 through June 17 (tentative):
After the school year practices will switch to mornings (times TBD).
Group placements may move a bit over the summer, especially at the beginning! Please be patient as we move groups. Our coaches use Remind to send out group placement documents.
"A" Group Swimmers 11 and up or younger at the discretion of the coach will be eligible. Swimmers in this group should be able to complete a 100 freestyle under 1:45 and a (mostly legal) 100 IM in 2:00. A working knowledge of all strokes is necessary, though a few minor complications can be looked past. This group will focus primarily on interval training, with the latter groups focusing on stroke techniques.
"B" Group: All age groups are eligible for this group, as it is meant mostly for stroke development. This will mostly be swimmers who need to work on their swimming stamina and maybe can't do interval training yet. Some exceptional 8-unders will be eligible for this group, as long as they can functionally complete all of the strokes, and would do ok with a bit of distance mixed in.
"C" Group: A majority of C swimmers will be 8-unders who are not ready for the distances of B. However, any new swimmers who don't quite have the grasp of the strokes yet will be placed in C until they are comfortable enough with stroke mechanics to complete the distances required for B.
Please note that this is being done for the safety and benefit of all swimmers. Putting them at the ability level they're suited for will make sure that every swimmer gets the most out of every practice.