What are the age groups in swimming?

What are the age groups in swimming?

USA Swimming has established four unisex age-groups based on chronological age (CA): 10 years & under, 11-12 years, 13-14 years, and 15 years & over. FINA also combined multiple CAs into groups at the 2nd FINA World Youth Swimming Championships: ages 14-17 years for girls and ages 15-18 for boys.

How many traditionally recognized age groups are there in USA Swimming?

Traditionally recognized age groups are 10 and under, 11-12, 13-14, 15-16, 17-18. Many local meets feature 8 and under, single age groups, or senior events. Team practice groups are usually determined by age and/or ability.

What is the common definition of an age group swimmer?

Age group swimming is swimming which is divided by age group. There are a number of reasons to separate swimmers by age, and this practice is common in facilities which train swimmers as well as at swim meets. Dividing swimmers by age group ensures swimmers are given age appropriate training.

Should age group swimmers taper?

In Age Group swimmers (prepubescent), a true physical taper is usually unnecessary. The muscle mass is not large enough in most cases, to require a great deal of rest, and it is characteristic of these young people that they have abundant energy.

What do USA Swimming time standards mean?

LCM- Means Long Course Meters such as the Mercer in IA City during the summer (50 Meters) What are USA Swimming Time Standards? The letters refer to the time standards that are used to place swimmers in terms of how fast they swim.

What age is junior swimming?

The European Junior Swimming Championships is an annual swimming competition for European swimmers organized by the Ligue Européenne de Natation and held over five days. The competitor age for females was 15 to 16 years; for males it is 17 to 18 years until 2015.

What age do girl swimmers peak?

Women achieved peak freestyle swim speed at ages 20–21 years for all distances with the exception of 800 m. In the 800 m, women were fastest at ages 26–27 years.

What is a senior swimmer?

SENIOR SWIMMER – all USA SWIMMING registered swimmers age 15 and over. SHORT COURSE – a type of competitive pool, which measures 25 yards or 25 meters in length.

At what age do female swimmers peak?

When should you start tapering?

When it comes to tapering, less really is more! Tapering begins immediately upon completing your last long training run, which is usually between 20 and 23 miles. Tapering means reducing the volume of your weekly training mileage during the final two to four weeks leading up to the marathon.