S.W. Stingrays Practice Group Descriptions and Advancement Criteria

South Whidbey Stingrays

Placement/Advancement Criteria

 

Green (6 + yrs.)
The Super Swimmer practice group is geared toward the swimmer who is new to swim team and is between the ages of 6-8.  In this practice group, swimmers will learn the basic skills such as breath control, balance, kick, and timing of each of the 4 competitive strokes.

 

Swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle, face in water with side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke and have some experience with breaststroke.

 

Bronze (9+ yrs.)

The Bronze practice group is our developmental group geared toward swimmers 9 years and older.  Swimmers will learn the basic skills such as breath control, balance, kick, and timing of each of the 4 competitive strokes.  They will be introduced to flip turns, pace clock and intervals. 

 

Swimmers must be able to perform the following:

  • Rudimentary Breaststroke
  • 4 x 50 Free, RI=:15, without stopping
  • 2 x 50 Back, RI=:15 without stopping
  • Body Dolphin with legs together
  • somersault

 

Silver (11-18 yrs.)

 Swimmer is 11-18 years old and must be able to perform the following: 

  • swim 100 IM with no disqualifications
  • flip turn
  • can perform 8 x 50 free @ 1:15
  • perform simple freestyle and stroke drills

 

Must have coach’s permission to swim in this practice group.

 

Gold (13-18 yrs.)

Swimmer is 13-18 years old and must be able to perform the following: 

  • swim 200 yards of freestyle with flip turns
  • swim 8 x 50 free @ 1:00
  • 50 Yards of Butterfly
  • can perform a legal breaststroke pullout
  • perform more complex freestyle and stroke drills

 

Swimmer must have coach’s permission to swim in this practice group.