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Albany Armada Aquatics: How to Join

Thank you for your interest in Albany Armada Aquatics! AAA is a USA swim program for swimmers ages 6 & up. We are a year round team and you can join anytime. We have seven swim groups we split up by ability. For more information for each specific group visit our Groups tab. For a look at the required skills for our beginner swim groups read below. 

The first step to take is to set up a try out where we can evaluate and assess your swimmers abilities and determine which groups would suit their needs best.

We hold tryouts year round on Tuesdays & Thursdays following our evening workouts @7:15pm

Click here to sign up for a time slot.

Tryouts will be by appointment only.  Click here to contact  Coach Helen with any questions.

For a detailed look at our Athlete Registration Info Click here

Stroke School

The stroke school meets 4 days a week M, T, TH, F at the Albany pool. There is no minimum required workouts for this group, but the more time in the pool the more your swimmer will connect the skills and improve. Stroke school swimmers are expected to have knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers must be able to complete a lenght of the pool comfortably. In this group a coach will often be in the water with them and primarily working on stroke technique and building the foundation to all 4 strokes. Swimmers must be able to work in a group setting.

Freestyle: comfortably complete one lap of freestyle with knowledge of the stroke mechanics and side breathing.

Backstroke: comfortably complete one lap of backstroke with knowledge of the stroke mechanics proper body position and kick.

Blue Group

The Blue Group swims 4 days a week M, T, TH, F at the Albany pool. The minimum amount of workouts required for this group is 2 days per week. Blue group swimmers they are expected to know how to do freestyle and backstroke and some breaststroke & butterfly.

Freestyle: comfortably complete a 25 of freestyle with good side breathing
 and good form.

Backstroke: comfortably complete a 25 of backstroke with proper body position and a propulsive kick

.

Breaststroke & Butterfly: some knowledge of the kick, especially breastroke kick and stroke mechanics.

Gold Group

The next group up is the Gold group and is designed to build on the skills learned in the Blue group. This group requires more experience, knowledge of all 4 strokes and dives. The Gold Group swims 5 days a week M-F at the Albany pool. The minimum amount of workouts required for this group is 2-3 days per week. 

Freestyle: comfortably complete a 50 of freestyle with good side breathing
, body position and propulsive kick

Backstroke: comfortably complete a 50 of backstroke with proper body position, kick

 and timing of the arms.

Breaststroke: comfortably compete a 25 of breaststroke with legal and propulsive kick,  knowledge of the timing of the stroke.

Butterfly: comfortably compete a 12 yards of butterfly with a propulsive kick,  knowledge of the timing of the stroke.

Dive: standing dive with a streamline position