Partners
SVSL
USA+Swimming
Virginia+Swimming
Sponsors
Senior Program

Most swimmers that particpate in the Senior Program are between the age of 13 and 18.  Swimmers in the Senior program have a wide range of goals and abilities in the sport, and are placed in one of the 3 levels of the Senior program accordingly: SR1, SR2, and SR3.  Most swimmers in the Senior program have had some swimming experience, either through HS swimming, Summer League swimming, or have been a part of our program since they were younger.  Most swimmers in the program compete in USA Swimming competitions on a regular basis and most swimmers are focused on preparing to do their best at these meets, but this is not a requirement to be a part of the Senior program.  The goal of our Senior program is to offer a place for every Senior level swimmer to achieve their swimming goals.

Senior 1 (SR1)

SR1 serves two types of athletes.  The first is swimmers that have started competitive swimming as a pre-teen or teenager and do not yet have the physical ability or technique to be successful in SR2.  The second is swimmers who enjoy swimming and/or enjoy competing in swim meets, but have many other activities and wish to do swimming along with those other activities.  In addition, these swimmers may not desire or may not be ready for the intensity or expectations of SR2.  This group is also ideal for swimmers wishing to improve their technique and conditioning before the start of HS Swimming.

Practice is offered 4-6 times per week on average for 1.5-2 hours.  There is no attendance requirement, but swimmers wishing to see consistent improvement should attend practice 3-4 times per week at minimum and swimmers wishing to advance to SR2 should strive to make 5 practice per week.  SR1 swimmers have a wide range of ability, and the focus of this group is on technique improvement and general fitness and conditioning.  Many swimmers in this group may be preparing for SR2 training, while some may prefer to remain in SR1.  Participation in USA Swimming competitions is optional at this level, but encouraged.  The focus of SR1 is on improving fitness and stroke technique and preparing for HS Swimming and/or USA Swimming Competitions.

Click Here for More Detailed Group Descriptions

Senior 2 (SR2)

SR2 serves two types of athletes.  The first is swimmers that are coming out of our Age Group program or out of SR1 and are trying to do everything in their power to achieve their goals, but do not yet have the physical ability or technique to be successful in SR3.  The second is swimmers who are strong competitive swimmers that want to be the best swimmers that they can be, but are not ready to commit to the rigors and expectations of SR3 training.

SR2 swimmers have a wide range of ability, and the focus of this group is on technique refinement with a strong emphasis on intense, seasonal training.  Practice is offered 6 times per week for 2 hours on average.  Though there is no requirement for this group, it is recommended that swimmers make every practice they are able to in order to maximize their performance during championship swim meets, and swimmers wishing to advance to SR3 should strive to make 90% attendance or higher.  Many swimmers in this group may be preparing for SR3 training, while some may prefer to remain in SR2.  Participation in regular USA Swimming competitions is expected at this level and the focus of SR2 is on preparing swimmers for mid-season and championship USA Swimming competitions.

Click Here for More Detailed Group Descriptions

Senior 3 (SR3)

SR3 is the highest level of our senior program and it is designed to offer the highest caliber training to athletes that wish to reach the highest level of performance that they are capable of.  Swimmers in SR3 are expected to do everything in their power to be the best swimmers that they can be.  Swimmers at this level must have demonstrated an ability to balance their activities outside of swimming with minimal interference to their training, including school work, summer jobs, school clubs, vacations, and other activities.  Swimmers must demonstrate these abilities before being permitted to enter SR3, and must continue to demonstrate this in order to remain in the group.

SR3 practices are offered 8-10 times per week on average, and swimmers in this group are expected to make nearly every practice.  If swimmers will be unable to attend a practice, they should notify the SR3 coach in advance.  SR3 swimmers are expected to participate in regular swimming competitions as prescribed by the SR3 coach.  Parents of SR3 swimmers fully support their swimmers, but understand that swimming is a personal decision for their swimmer at their age.  Parental involvement in swimming-related decisions is minimal and left primarily between the coach and swimmer.  SR3 swimmers are at the highest level of our program, and are expected to behave as such, representing H2okie Aquatics in a positive manner through their choices and actions during team activities and outside of team activities.

Click Here for More Detailed Group Descriptions

 

Click Here for Program Rates & Membership Information