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Southside Indy Aquatics offers training groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels.  It is the goal of Southside Indy Aquatics to offer age-specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each Swimmer to the best of his or her abilities.

Below are each or our training groups and their requirements to qualify as one of their participants. 

 

BRONZE STANDARDS

Coach: Anne Graves

Required Equipment – Fins, Pull Buoy, Kick Board, Swim Cap, and Goggles.

**Typically Bronze athletes will be ages 6-10  

  • Athletes must be able to achieve the following physical achievements:
    • 100 Freestyle with flip turns
    • 100 Backstroke with flip turns
    • 50 Breaststroke
    • 25 Fly
  • Dive certified
  • Breath bilaterally in Freestyle
  • Maintain horizontal body position throughout all strokes
  • Maintain streamline position until hands cross the backstroke flags
  • Minimum of 2 meet sessions per season. Athletes and Parents should view this as the bare minimum with intent to exceed expectations.

 

SILVER STANDARDS

Coach: Mason Storm & Dustin Baker

Required Equipment – Fins & Snorkel

**Typically Silver athletes will be ages 11-14.  To move into Silver prior to this the athlete will be expected to complete the following:

  • Athletes must be able to achieve the following physical achievements:
    • 8x50s Freestyle / Backstroke
    • 6x25s Breaststroke / Butterfly
    • Consistent tight streamline off all walls
    • Underwater pull-downs off all breast walls
    • Dolphin kicks used off all non-breast walls to start each swim
    • Alternate breathing in Freestyle
    • Good rotation from the hips on long axis (free/back) strokes
  • Minimum of 6 meet sessions per season.  Athletes should view this as the bare minimum with intent to exceed these expectations
  • Minimum of 75% practice attendance
  • Written approval from a Bronze Coach and acceptance by the Silver group Coaches is required to advance.

 

GOLD STANDARDS

Coach: Matt Jeffries

Required Equipment – Fins, Snorkel, Pull Buoy, & Paddles.  Kick boards are optional.

**Typically Gold athletes will be ages 14+. To move into Gold prior to this the athlete will be expected to complete the following:

  • Athletes must be able to achieve the following physical achievements:
    • Three Age Group State qualifications
    • Complete a 200 of each stroke maintaining good head and body position.
    • 10X100s Freestyle on 1:20
    • 10x100s Stroke on 1:30
    • Streamline out past the flags off every wall
    • Underwater pull-downs off all Breaststroke walls
    • Dolphin kicks used off all non-Breaststroke walls to start each swim
    • Alternate breathing in Freestyle
    • Ability to swim any event in the Open Category
  • Minimum of 8 meet sessions per season. Athletes should view this as a bare minimum with intent to exceed these expectations
  • Minimum of 75% practice attendance
  • Written approval from a Silver Group Coach and acceptance by Coach Jeffries is required to advance.

 

Parents & Swimmers must remember that final decisions on whether or not to advance athletes lies not with the Group Progression Chart but with the coaching staff.  The coaching staff is looking long-term with each athlete and will place athletes in the group that is the best for that athlete’s long-term development.  With that being said, this chart is a reference tool for a general view of what is expected of our athletes at each level of the organization.

 

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