Meet the Badger Age Group Team!
About the Age Group Team
The Badger Age Group Team (AGT) is for swimmers mostly ages 12 and under who are learning to love the sport of swimming, dedicated to training, and are eager to compete in meets. The Age Group Team is broken into 3 small groups. 8U, 10U and 11+.
8 & Under/ 3 day
The 8U program is designed for swimmers mostly ages 6-8 years old. This group swims 3 days per week and participates in about 1 meet per month. The program focuses on making all strokes technically legal, introduction of flip turns and proper finishing techniques, drills done with teaching tools such as flippers, kickboards, noodles, etc, mastering proper diving techniques, and endurance work.
10 & Under/ 4 day
The 10U program is a 4-5 day/week program for swimmers ages 9-10 year olds and those 8U swimmers who are wanting to swim 4 days per week. This group participates in about 1 meet per month. Swimmers focus on mastering endurance in all 4 strokes, learning how to use the pace clock, mastering drills, mastering flip-turns and stroke turns for each stroke, as well as IM transitions.
11+/ 6 day
The 11 and Over program is a 5-6 day/week program for swimmers ages 11 and up and those 10U swimmers who want to swim up 5-6 days a week. This group participates in approximately 1-2 meets per month. This program is for swimmers who are working towards the goal of becoming a Senior Team member. This program focuses on expert stroke technique and analysis, mastering drills and endurance, starts and turns, mental conditioning, goal setting, meet preparation, and race strategy.
Around age 13, some swimmers will be ready to prepare to transition out of the Age Group Team and onto The Senior Team. To help in they transition, Swimmers may be eligible to move up to the Junior Elite team to advance their training. The Junior Elite Team (JRE) is for swimmers who have demonstrated the dedication and physical capability to advance their training for a more competitive level, and have made the necessary time cuts.
Try outs are required for new swimmers interested in joining the Age Group Team. Please click here for information about setting up a try out.