S.W. Stingrays Practice Group Descriptions and Advancement Criteria

Super Swimmers (6-8 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 between the ages of 9-12.  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.

 

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 2.0 (9+yrs.)

  • legal 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:

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

 

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

Gold (11-18 yrs.)

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

  • 100 IM with no disqualification
  • 50 yards of Butterfly
  • 200 yards of freestyle with flip turns
  • 8 x 50 free @ 1:00
  • legal breaststroke pullout
  • more complex freestyle and stroke drills

 

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