At the Cleveland Swim Institute, training groups are created to maximize specificity of training.  We strongly believe that the social aspect of this sport contributes to long term success just as much as proper skill acquisition.  For this reason swimmers will be kept with swimmers in their same grade or age group. 


 Commitment: "The act of being dedicated to a cause or activity"

To be committed is clearly a relative term; being committed has different meanings for different people and different situations. The CSI coaching staff understands that each of our athletes have different commitment levels to the Sport of Swimming. Our "commitment" is to make sure that your commitment level best matches your personal goals. Our purpose as coaches is to make sure we do everything possible to assist and empower each of you to achieve your unique goals; In order to do this , you (the athlete and parent) set the commitment standard and we (the coaching staff) make sure you follow through on your commitment. While we will assist, suggest and encourage you on your journey through the sport of swimming, it is important to note that YOU are in charge of your future and making sure that your goals and commitments are aligned.


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Senior Group

Who: For high school and college-aged athletes interested in incorporating both CSI's Swim and Strength training curriculum. Training has been designed so that CSI Senior athletes can take part in both USA as well as their high school or college swim teams.

(GROUP 1):
Able to fulfill 3 out of the 4 following prerequisites:
1. Can swim 15 x 100 M free @ 1:30
2. Has at least one Speedo Sectional or AAA time standard 
3. Committed to building up to at least 8 swim & 3 strength sessions per week
4. Will take part in all Team Meets for both the Short & Long Course Season

(GROUP 2) is ideal for the Senior swimmer whose priority is to prepare for the high school season and do not plan to train annually with CSI in addition to those who are not yet able to fulfill CSI’s Senior (Group 1) Prerequisites...

Training Focus: We will focus on building the athlete capable to compete at the highest levels of the sport of swimming by perfecting technique and race execution, performing high-intensity endurance training and sprint work in the pool and utilizing CSI Athlete’s Swim Strength Program in the gym. 


  • 5+ practices per week
  • Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete at USA Sanctioned Meets and should attend at least 4 meets throughout the season in order to gauge progress and qualify for the end of season championship meet
  • Those who qualify will be expected to compete in the Lake Erie Senior Championship Meet and should strive to qualify for the Lake Erie Zone Team, Central Zones, Sectionals and Nationals

Equipment & Gear: CSI Swim Cap, Goggles, Snorkel, Fins, Paddles, Tempo Trainer, Kickboard, Pull buoy