Oro Valley Swim Team Year-Round (USA) Training Groups


 Emerald: Emerald is our standard 8&U group. Practices will focus on improving technique in freestyle and backstroke, learning some basiscs of butterfly and breaststroke and having fun. Swimmers must be able to comfortably and consistenly complete 25 yards in any manner before joining. Practice is offered MWF. Swimmers at this level should attend 2 or 3 practices per week. 

 Topaz: Topaz is for the typical age 9 to 13 year old swimmer (between 2 and 5 years of competitive experience). Swimmers will continue to improve their freestyle and backstroke, and spend more time developing their breaststroke, butterfly, starts and turns. There will be more emphasis placed on speed and learning how to push their bodies harder. During the summer practice will be offered Monday-Thursday. There may also be some Saturday morning parctices availabile. Swimmers should be attending at least 3 afternoon practices per week.  

Before joining this group, swimmers should be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle at a decent speed and without stopping. Swimmers should be able to maintain technique and control of their body while varying tempo in freestyle. Swimmers should also be able to demonstrate legal fly or breast for at least 50 yards.

 Gold: Gold group is our standard group for high school age swimmers (ages 14+ or entering HS after the season). Swimmers should attend at least 4 of the 5 offered afternoon practices per week. Saturday morning practics may be available


Onyx: Onyx Group is for our most committed senior swimmers with a goal of qualifying and preparing for meets outside of Arizona. Not for swimmers juggling other sports, or with heavy academic or work requirements.  Practice will be offered 7+ times per week. The Head Coach will speak to eligible swimmers that meet the attendance and speed requirements.