10 and Under Group

Lead Coach- Rob Busby
Assistant Coaches- Ariana Trekas, Vlad Khoroletc

The advanced 10 and under group is tailored for young swimmers who have already developed a strong foundation in swimming basics and are ready to take their skills to the next level. These swimmers typically demonstrate proficiency in all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) and have a solid understanding of swimming technique and terminology.  There are minimum training and performance standards that must be met in order to join this group.  Those standards are listed below

In this group, the focus shifts towards refining stroke technique, building endurance, and introducing more advanced training concepts. Coaches work closely with swimmers to fine-tune their strokes, improve efficiency in the water, and enhance race strategies.  Swimmers must demonstrate readiness for this group through listening to coaches, understanding and applying instructions, and being a great teammate. 

Training sessions are structured to include a combination of drills, interval training, and endurance sets aimed at challenging and pushing the swimmers to reach their full potential. Coaches will work to organize swimmers in each group with lane assignments and intervals. Dryland exercises and flexibility training may also be incorporated to improve strength, agility, and overall athleticism.

While the emphasis remains on skill development, there may be opportunities for swimmers in this group to participate in competitive events such as swim meets and time trials. Coaches provide guidance and support to help swimmers set and achieve their personal goals, whether it's improving race times, mastering new techniques, or qualifying for higher-level competitions.

The advanced 10 and under swimming group fosters a competitive yet supportive environment where swimmers are encouraged to strive for excellence while maintaining a love for the sport of swimming. It sets the stage for continued growth and progression as swimmers advance to older age groups and higher levels of competition.



Performance Standards for 10 &U group 

(meeting 3 out of 5 of the following is required for this group)



One IL Swimming Regional time 

Five USA Swimming “10&U B Times” or two “10&U BB times” 

IMX score greater than 1000 points 

200 yards Freestyle Kick under 4:00 

10 minute freestyle swim 600 yards or greater