Jr. Stingrays

Yardage: Varies

The Jr. Stingrays program is for swimmers moving out of a lesson program and will give swimmers an introduction to the competitive program. Practice is for 45 minutes, and offered 5 days a week. Focus is on fundamentals of Freestyle and Backstroke, while introducing Butterfly, Breaststroke, starts, and turns. Swimmers have regular fun time and are introduced to competition.

Requirements: Must have completed swim lesson program and is water safe (Able to swim 25 yards unassisted and stopping minimally)

Mini's

Yardage: 1,000 to 1,500 yards per day

Mini’s is a competitive program for young and beginning swimmers. Practice is for 1 hour, 5 days per week. Swimmers in this group will be advanced at Freestyle and Backstroke, and knowledge of the fundamentals of Butterfly, Breaststroke, starts, and Turns. Mini’s will begin to use basic equipment including Kickboards, Buoys and Pace Clocks.

Requirements: Must be able to swim multiple laps of Freestyle and Backstroke, without stopping.

Mini’s Elite

Yardage: 2,000 to 3,500 yards per day

Mini’s Elite is a continuation on the Mini’s program but for the Elite swimmers who have shown dedication to swimming, attend practice regularly, and have reached a high time standard in competition. They are comfortable with the four competitive strokes and are ready to move onto advanced training focused on technique, conditioning, and higher levels of competition. Practice is for 1 hour a day 5 days per week. Mini’s Elite will see a more intense practice, with introduction of pace clocks, additional equipment, and distance sets.

Requirements: Must attend regular swim meets and practices. Must hold Junior Olympic time standards, and have an ability to swim longer sets. (Example: 10×50’s on 1:15)

Juniors

Yardage: 3,500 to 5,000 yards per day

The Juniors group consists of middle school aged beginning or experienced swimmers. This is a competitive group which will focus on technique and endurance for their appropriate age and level of competition. The group will practice swimming all four strokes legally and for longer durations at a time. There is a significant increase yardage and technique work from the Mini group and swimmers moving from Mini’s will be able to transition gradually into the Juniors group.

Requirements: Must be middle school aged, water safe and able to swim at least 3 strokes legally and for extended periods of time.

Junior Elite

Yardage: 4,000 to 6,500 yards per day

The Junior Elite group is an advanced middle school age group of elite swimmers with a dedication to swimming and competition. They are comfortable with advanced training sets including distance, and sprinting for long durations. The Junior Elite group is familiar with both standard and advanced drills. Junior Elite swimmers focus is on advanced technique, endurance, and independence.

Requirements: Must be middle school aged, and hold a minimum time standard of Junior Olympics. Must attend regular swim meets and practices.

Senior Group

Yardage: 4,000 to 6,500 Yards per day

The Senior group consists of High School aged swimmers, or swimmers who have shown the ability to practice at the Senior level of swimming. Senior swimmers are advanced swimmers who have shown a commitment to the sport and competition. The Senior group is focused on constant technique work, endurance, distance, with additional focus on leadership. Senior level swimmers are expected to attend practice regularly and to stand out as role models for the rest of the team.

Requirements: Must be high school aged or able to practice and compete at a senior level. Should attend regular swim meets and practices.