Age Group Programs


The CSSC Age Group program does not set out to teach youngsters how to swim. They are expected to swim well enough to be safe in the water before they join CSSC. CSSC coaches teach young swimmers to swim well in an expert, safe, caring and fun manner. If swimming is not fun, it is not anything a child will want to do.

Age Group is divided into "Colors." Placement is determined by the coaches. A child's physical age, emotional age, ability and desire are all taken into account when a child is placed initially and when he or she is moved into the next group.

CSSC coaches don't believe in "social promotion." Kids move up to a more demanding group when their ability and attitude warrant it, not because all their friends have moved on.

It takes special people to keep children happy in this kind of merit based system. Fortunately, CSSC has a group of very special people who happen to be fine coaches.

The Coral Springs Aquatic Complex Program

Older Age Group swimmers join the "big kids" at the City of Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. The Coach puts them through their paces. Practices become more serious and more rigorous while the kids decide where swimming fits into their lives.

White Group

  • Six days per week
  • Monday through Friday: 3:45 pm to 5:15 pm
  • Saturday: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

This group's emphasis is on specific technique training incorporated with interval and endurance training. We swim on between 2,200-3,200 yards a day, increasing or decreasing yardage depending on where we are in the season. Practices are challenging but the group dynamic makes it fun and interesting.

Practices includes 15 minutes of dryland, which includes running and core exercises, as well as stretching. Once a month there is a long timed swim and twice a month is a "fun practice" with relays games and diving. We swim at least one meet a month. Many swimmers are extremely competitive making A-AAAA time standards and also striving to qualify for finals at our Age Group Championships and the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

Blue Group

  • Six days per week
  • Monday through  Friday: 5:15 pm - 7:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:15 am - 11:30 am

This group represents the top age group level. Proper stroke technique is emphasized as well as speed work, interval based training, and quality aerobic conditioning. This group averages a total of 4,200-5,000 yards a day. Additionally, this group focuses on race preparation, race strategy, and overall confidence at swim meets.

Dry land exercise and race strategy are included in the workout plan as well as 20-30 minutes of running, stretching and other dryland exercise

Silver Group

  • Four days per week
  • Monday through Thursday: 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

This group emphasis is on stroke development with introduction to interval training. Silver focus on stroke development. In addition, Silver swimmers strive to develop strong starts, turns and finishes. Practices start with 10-15 minute of stretching and dryland exercises. Children should attend minimum 2 practices per week.

The Mullins Park Program (Currently training at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex)

Mullins Park is "home" to most of our younger swimmers.

Please Note: practice times vary somewhat from season to season.

Red Group

  • Four days per week
  • Monday through Thursday: 3:30 pm (Dryland)/ 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm (Swim)

This group's emphasis is beginning technique development and acclimating swimmers to a team environment.

Beginning technique drills, simple sets and games make up most of practice. Practice begins with group stretching. Kids can expect to have fun while developing skills.

Green Group

  • Four days per week
  • Monday through Thursday: 4:30 pm (Dryland)/ 4:40 pm to 5:45 pm (Swim)

Interval training and stroke drills will be emphasized. This practice will still include stroke drills, and occasional games, but more emphasis will be put on speed.To build endurance, Green swims more yardage than Red. In addition, there is an emphasis on strong starts, turns and finishes. Practice will start with 10-15 minutes of stretching exercises.

Gold Group

  • Four days per week
  • Monday through Thursday: 5:45 pm (Dryland)/ 5:55 pm to 7:00 pm (Swim)

Swimmers in Gold already have a good foundation in swimming technique. Refinement technique is the focus of practice. We address improvements in stroke technique in a much more detailed way.

To build endurance, Gold swims more yardage. In addition, Gold swimmers strive to develop strong starts, turns and finishes. Practice will start with 10-15 Minutes of Stretches.