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Workout Groups

Every swimmer who wants to swim on a competitive team can find a home with the Dallas Mustangs!

For detailed information on the scheduling of these groups, see our Workout Schedule

Pre-Competition - Learn to Swim- (offered at Loos Natatorium and HP Pool)

This group is designed for swimmers who are not quite ready for competitive swimming. This is more of a private lesson program designed to prepare the swimmer for competitive swimming and workouts with the team. Typically pre-competition swimmers move into one of our Bronze Group programs prior to competing in a swim meet.

Red (offered at CFB Natatorium and K of C Pools)

This is a beginner program designed to help young athletes get a solid base for competitive swimming. It is focused on swimmers between 6 and 10 years of age. The emphasis in the RED group is on stroke technique, and training skills. These swimmers typically workout 2 or 3 nights per week for 1 hour.

Blue (offered at CFB Natatorium)

This is a developmental program designed to help middle school and high school athletes get a solid base for competitive swimming. It is focused on swimmers between 11 and 18 years of age. The emphasis in the BLUE group is on stroke technique, training skills, and endurance. These swimmers workout 2 or 3 nights per week for 1 hour. 

The Red and Blue groups are developmental programs.  The swimmers in these groups may compete in swim meets, but are encouraged to join the workout groups at Loos or HP as they progress into the competitive arena of swimming.

Bronze (offered at Loos Natatorium, HP and K of C Pools)

This is a beginner program designed to help young athletes get a solid base for competitive swimming. The emphasis in the BRONZE group is on stroke technique, training skills, and how to compete in a race. These swimmers typically workout 2 or 3 nights per week for 1 hour.

Silver (offered at Loos Natatorium, HP and K of C Pools)

This group is designed for swimmers who are more advanced in their skills and endurance. The minimum requirements for this group are three "10 & under BB" times. The emphasis in the SILVER group is the development of a more versatile swimmer who is skilled in all strokes at various distances. Time is spent on stroke, start and turn techniques, race strategy, and the endurance of training. These swimmers typically workout 3 to 5 nights per week and selected Saturday mornings for up to 1 1/2 hours.

Gold (offered at Loos Natatorium, HP and K of C Pools)

This group is for the more serious swimmers who want to successfully compete in high school, regional, or state level competition. The minimum requirements for this group are three "13-14 BB" times and be age 13 or older. The emphasis in the GOLD group is a total swim training program, including, but not limited to, dry land training, nutrition, physiology, psychology, and fine tuning stroke techniques. These swimmers typically workout 4 to 5 nights per week and on scheduled Saturday mornings for up to 2 hours.

National (offered at Loos Natatorium)

This group is made up of the elite swimmers of the club. The emphasis is much the same as the gold, but more intense and with more yardage. The goal of the swimmers in this group should be to compete on a National level. These swimmers typically workout three mornings and five nights during the week, and selected Saturday mornings for up to 2 1/2 hours.

Masters

Effective February 1, 2009, the Dallas Mustangs no longer offer Masters Swimming.  Please see Dallas Aquatic Masters Swimming for masters swimming in the greater Dallas area.

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