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Membership Information

Please call 914-479-2261 or email Head Coach

Bill Walsh-wwalsh@iona.edu

The GAEL Aquatic Club is a competitive age group swim team located at Iona college in New Rochelle, New York and a member Club of United States Swimming Inc.

Formed in September, 1984 the club had over 150 members in the 2014-2015 season and is looking to develop and improve on our twenty-seven year long series of success that has seen high levels of individual improvement, including Eastern United States Swimming Zone All-Star Selections, Sectional Qualifiers, All County High School Swimmers and many USS Meet Event Winners.  The Gael Aquatic Club goals are simple and center around five basic thoughts that are carried through each session, every day of the season.

They are to IMPROVE, LAUGH, GROW, DEVELOP and SUCCEED.

These simple Goals are fostered and nurtured by the coaching staff and team members. These concepts along with consistent practice and meet involvement have been successful in yeilding remarkable results as well as providing an atmosphere of enjoyment that enriches club members physically, mentally and socially.  The developement and encouragement of each individual team members goals is a process that is carefully monitored by the coaches throughout the season.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR GROUPS OFFERED AND WHAT MIGHT FIT YOUR SWIMMER BEST
 

STARFISH:

This group is for swimmers between 6 and 7, who can swim a lap of freestyle and backstroke.  swimmers placed in this group should also have some ability in diving.  this group will be taughtthe basics of proper stroke technique with some introduction to racing and meet performance.

BRONZE:

Primarily for 7 and 8 year olds, this group will be for swimmers with a year or more of competitive involvement.  Swimmers should be proficient in freestyle and backstroke with with atleast the basic concepts of of breaststroke and butterfly.  this group will consistently work upon stroke technique development as well as practicing all ellements necessary for competion.

SILVER:

This group will be comprised of 9 and 11 year olds who are proficient and competitive in all four strokes.  Swimmers in this group must also possess a solid background in their conditioning during daily practice sets.  This groups will focus on stroke technique, and the relationship between practice performance and competition improvement.

GOLD:

This group will be for 10 to 12 year olds who have a very strong background in both conditioning and competition.  This group will consistently bruash up on their technique skills and developement while focusing on learning how to use each practice to enhance upon their competitive achievements.

PRE-SENIOR: 

This group is primarily for those swimmers 11-12 who are gearing up to make the transition in the next year or two into the Senior group. Pre-Sr swimmers will be exposed to a higher volume of training and technique that will help them move into the next leve. Swimmers place in this group will be held to a higher degree of commitment to practices and meets. Pre-Sr Swimmers will also be introduced to dry-land exercises in and out of the pool that will elevate their swimming.


SENIOR:

Our senior swimmers will be predominantly 12 and over swimmers who have been swimming competitively for several years.  All Swimmers will be held to a high degree of commitment to practice attendance and meet involvement in order to sustain the rigors of trainingand conditioning.  Dry-land excercises will also be used to build and maintain the strength that such a swimming regiment will call for.

 

 

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