Heights Tigersharks Training Groups
|Group||Age||Skill Level||Practice Required Per Week||Training Ratio|
|Tiger Black||6-9||Beginner||Introduction to competitive swimming. Consistent demonstration of comfort in the water, safety and 25-yard swimming ability is required.||3||75% Technique / 25% Conditioning|
Swimmers with previous team experience who have passed all levels of the Red Cross Learn-to-Swim program and/or who demonstrate comparable skills and strength.
|3||70% Technique / 30% Conditioning|
|Shark Black||9-13||Beginner / Intermediate||Upper-Elementary and Middle School-aged swimmers who are able to demonstrate consistent safety and comfort in the water and swim at least 50 yards without stopping.||4||60% Technique / 40% Conditioning|
|Shark Gold||9-13||Intermediate / Pre-Senior||Upper-Elementary and Middle School-aged swimmers with competitive swimming experience who demonstrate a strong commitment to the sport and the team, and who are on track for the Senior level.||4||50% Technique / 50% Conditioning|
|Senior Black||12-16||Intermediate / Advanced||Middle School and High School-aged swimmers with prior experience and the requisite skills, strength and commitment to train and perform at an advanced level.||5||35% Technique / 65% Conditioning|
|Senior Gold||14-18||Advanced / Elite||High School-aged swimmers with advanced skills, strength and competitive swimming experience. USA Swimming and High School Varsity-level swimmers who demonstrate the highest levels of dedication and commitment to the sport and the team.||5||20% Technique / 80% Conditioning|
*Coaches may move swimmers to a different group based on skill level.