Practice Group Information

Intro to 5280 

Intro to 5280 is our starter group introducing young athletes to our team. Kiddos learn efficient and effective technique in all four strokes through the use of unique drill progressions and clear instruction. Basic dryland exercises and calisthenics are introduced. Swimmers are taught racing dives, flipturns and open turns. Meets are offered, but not required, every 3 months. Swimmers should be able to swim a 25 each of backstroke and freestyle legally for entry into this group.

Equipment: mesh bag, fins, goggles, water bottle, swim cap (optional)

Practice: 45 min



Bronze Group

Members who have graduated out of Intro to 5280, are offered practices 5 times a week in the Bronze Group. This is a competitive group that will continue building solid technique as well as providing challenging practices, teaching intervals and refining starts, turns and finishes. Dryland exercises continue to be introduced.  Members must be able to perform a 25 of each stroke legally as well as demonstrate a flip turn and an open turn. 

Equipment: mesh bag, Fins, goggles, water bottle, swim cap, front facing snorkel

Practice: Mon-Fri - 1 hour 



Silver Group

Members in this group continue refining stroke technique, starts and turns. Kicking and dryland take more prominence during training. Athletes in Silver Group will practice slightly longer than Bronze and are encouraged to increase attendance and participate in meets. This group is a great start for swimmers coming from summer club teams. Swimmers in this group should be able to swim a legal 50 of Back, Breast, Butterfly and Free to be in this group.

Equipment: mesh bag, Fins, goggles, water bottle, swim cap, front facing snorkel, paddles

Practice: Mon-Fri - 1hr15m



Gold Group

This group is perfect for athletes who would like to improve their swimming speed, endurance and technique in preparation of the Senior Group. Athletes that would like to improve their high school season performance do great in this group. Technique takes priority in this group, however swimmers complete challenging and rewarding sets everyday. Meets are offered and encouraged to this group to attend monthly.

Equipment: mesh bag, fins, goggles, water bottle, swim cap, front facing snorkel, paddles

Practice: Mon-Fri - 1.5 hour



Senior Group

This is the most competitive group 5280 offers. Recommended for swimmers who seek to participate in Zone, Sectional and National competition. This group practices 7 times per week with strength training becoming more emphasized into the program. A major goal is to work hand in hand with local high school teams to maximize performance. Swimmers in this group should attend all regular season meets offered as well as State and higher competitions.

Equipment: mesh bag, fins, goggles, water bottle, swim cap, front facing snorkel, tempo trainer

Practice: 7 practices/week - 2 hours