Bronze Hawks

Minimum requirements to join the Bronze Hawks are the completion of 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.

The Bronze Hawks emphasize “Learning to Train” at this stage of their progression. Further development of stroke technique through drill progressions and building endurance in all of the competitive strokes and individual medley swimming are the priorities of this training group! Bronze Hawks have the opportunity to train up to three days each week. DTAC Coaching Staff will expect these athletes to attend at least two training sessions per week and encourages all athletes to attend as many training sessions per week as possible!

 

Silver Hawks

Entrance Requirements for Silver Hawks:
Training Standard (regardless of current age)

  • Consistently meeting the Bronze Hawk practice attendance requirement
  • Completion of USA Swimming Start Progression and Correct Finishes on the four competitive strokes
  • 100 Freestyle with Correct Technique, Flip Turns, Streamline Position, and Bilateral Breathing
  • 100 Backstroke with Correct Technique, Flip Turns, and Streamline Position
  • 50 Breaststroke with Correct Technique, Touch Turns and Underwater Pulldown
  • 50 Butterfly with Fins – Correct Technique, Touch Turns, and 2 Count Breathing

 

The Silver Hawks begin the “Training to Train” phase of development of swimming. Further development of stroke technique through drill progressions and building endurance in all of the competitive strokes and individual medley swimming are the priorities of this training group! Sliver Hawks have the opportunity to train up to five days each week. DTAC Coaching Staff will expect these athletes to attend at least four training sessions per week and encourages all athletes to attend as many training sessions per week as possible!

 

Gold Hawks

Entrance Requirements for Gold Hawks:
Performance Standard (based on current age group)

  • 3 x 10 and Under “A” Motivational Time Standards
  • 3 x 11 and 12 “BB” Motivational Time Standards
  • 3 x 13 and 14 “B” Motivational Time Standards

Training Standard (regardless of current age)

  • Consistently meeting the Silver Hawk practice attendance requirement
  • 200 Freestyle with Correct Technique, Flip Turns, Streamline Position, and Bilateral Breathing
  • 200 Backstroke with Correct Technique, Flip Turns, and Streamline Position
  • 100 Breaststroke with Correct Technique, Touch Turns and Underwater Pulldown
  • 100 Butterfly with Fins – Correct Technique, Touch Turns, and 2 Count Breathing
  • Ability to compete in ALL 11/12 year old events at competitions

 

The Gold Hawks begin the “Training to Compete” phase of development of swimming. Gold Hawks have the opportunity to train up to six days each week. DTAC Coaching Staff will expect these athletes to attend at least five training sessions per week and encourages all athletes to attend as many training sessions per week as possible!

 

Senior Hawks

Entrance Requirements for Senior Hawks for Non-High School athletes:
Performance Standard (based on current age group)

  • 3 x 11 and 12 “AA” for Girls/ “A” for Boys Motivational Time Standards
  • 3 x 13 and 14 “A” for Girls/ “BB” for Boys Motivational Time Standards

Training Standard (regardless of current age)

  • Consistently meeting the Gold Hawk practice attendance requirement
  • 16 x 100 Freestyle Swim @ 1:30 with correct technique, turns, and bilateral breathing
  • 12 x 100 IM Swim @ 1:45 with correct technique, turns, and transitions
  • Ability to compete in all OPEN events at competitions

 

Senior Hawks have the opportunity to train up to nine training sessions over six days each week. Trainings will take place in the mornings and in the evening hours and athletes will be expected to attend both sessions as scheduled. DTAC Coaching Staff will expect these athletes to attend at least six training sessions per week and encourages all athletes to attend all training sessions per week as possible!!