Coaches: Jorge Silva 

Overview: Our TIBU AZUL Competition program is our senior training group for swimmers 15 and up. Swimmers in this group must have experience training in a year-round swimming program. Exceeding minimum practice requirements is expected.  In addition, all swimmers in TIBU AZUL will attend all PVS meets in which TIBU participates. Swimmers are expected to train consistently throughout the entire 11-month season, in order to attain their personal goals as well as group goals. This practice group requires a strong commitment to training and swimmers must be motivated to excel.  Athletes must have coach’s approval to join. Swimmers who do not meet the time standards and/or do not choose to commit to the attendance requirements should instead enroll in High School Prep program. Swimmers who do not meet the minimum practice requirement will be moved to HSP.

Target Meet(s): December Championship meet, Jr. Champs, Sr. Champs, Sectionals & Jr. Nationals

Meetings: Regularly scheduled group meetings, parent education meetings, and conferences (swimmer/parent/coach). There will be a MANDATORY swimmer meeting during practice on the Monday following meets. 

Goals: Swimmers enrolling in this group should have a set of long term/short term goals

Time Standards:

Swimmers must have an “AA” time in at least three (3) events and at least 1 “AAA” times for their respective age group OR coach’s approval to enroll in this group — click here Time Standards

Program Basics:

  • FIVE-SIX practices per week recommended, dryland required
  • Participation in meets required
  • Requires Coach’s approval

Practice Schedule

Required Equipment:

  • Rubber Training Fins 
  • Snorkel
  • Pull buoys
  • Hand Paddles (size XS, S, or M) recommend Speedo Power Paddle Plus
  • Kickboard recommend FINIS Alignment 
  • Mesh equipment bag (BOC)
  • 3 caps
  • 2 goggles (at least 2 at all times)
  • Extra suit in practice bag

* Proper Dryland Attire: gym clothes, sneakers- no flip-flops or Crocs. Swimmers should ALWAYS have sneakers.

Optional Equipment:

  • HD foam roller (Black) or Trigger Point Roller
  • Muscle roller stick 
  • Jump Rope
  • Yoga Mat
  • Stretch Cords

Attendance Policy:

  • Swimmers must attend a minimum of 5 practices per week.
  • Swimmers must attend the dryland portion of all water practices attended.
  • If a swimmer is not able to meet the 5 practice minimum on a given week due to illness or emergency (excused absence), written documentation (note or email from parent) must be submitted to the office.
  • If a swimmer has missed more than two weeks of minimum practice attendance at the end of each four week period, they will be removed from the TIBU Azul group and enrolled in the High School Prep group. Families will be notified of the move. The family is responsible for paying all costs associated with the initial program. Swimmers will have the opportunity to return to the competition program after a goal meeting is held with the coaches.

Team Travel:

  • Travel Meet Policy: A swimmer must meet a minimum of 80% practice attendance in order to attend any travel meets.
  • Travel Meet Policy: Swimmers must complete and pass Athlete Protection and SafeSport Certification in order to travel with team

2021-2022 Session Dates:

• 11-month session: September 2021 — July  2022