Seminole Aquatics offers year-round training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of Seminole Aquatics to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
The Training Groups at Seminole Aquatics:
PLEASE NOTE: FOR AG1-4, AN ADDITIONAL $50 SUMMER FEE IS BILLED EACH MAY. THIS FEE COVERS PARTICIPATION IN ALL SUMMER DEVELOPMENTAL MEETS, SEMINOLE AQUATICS T-SHIRT, A SEMINOLE AQUATICS TEAM CAP, AND THE END-OF-SUMMER PARTY.
Age Group One
(CURRENTLY SUSPENDED--RESUMING AUGUST 9, 2021!)
This group is made up of youngsters ages 5 and up that are able to swim 25 yards freestyle with alternating arms, without struggling to make the distance. They may be able to swim some backstroke, but do not have breaststroke and/or butterfly. Typically, these are children that have been through several sets of swimming lessons and have done our Summer Stingray program. Practice lasts one hour a day, three days each week. The emphasis is on building strength and stamina in the water, while introducing the four competitive strokes, racing starts, and turns in a fun environment.
YEAR ROUND PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR AG1:
Age Group 1 has one group from 5:00 to 6:00 P.M., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
Age Group Two
Swimmers in this group are continuing to work on their strokes. They are beginning to develop more stamina and completing 50 yards is no longer a difficult task. They will have the basic idea of butterfly and breaststroke, although the strokes will still be very rough. Age Group 2 swimmers must be able to complete 6 x 50 Free on an interval of 1:45. Swimmers in this group should be strong enough to complete practices of 1500-1700 yards. They continue to develop their strokes and more dives and turns are introduced. Practices last for one hour per day, four days per week.
AG2 SCHEDULE FOR FALL THROUGH SPRING (August - May):
Age Group 2 has one group at 5:00 PM, Tuesday thru Friday.
AG2 SUMMER SCHEDULE (June and July):
Age Group Two- One group at 9 AM, Tuesday thru Friday.
Age Group Three
In this group, strokes are continuing to be developed and training sets make up a large portion of practice. These swimmers must be legal in three strokes. Age Group Three swimmers can do correct turns for all four strokes and can dive proficiently. Swimmers in this group can swim interval sets reading a pace clock and can complete a set of 10 x 50 freestyle on a send-off interval between 1:10 and 1:30. While practice continues to last for one hour per day, five days a week, swimmers are being encouraged to work harder in order to move up to the next training group.
AG3 SCHEDULE FOR FALL THROUGH SPRING (August - May):
Age Group 3 will have one group at 6:00 PM, Tuesday thru Friday.
AG3 SUMMER SCHEDULE (June and July):
Age Group Three- One group at 10 AM, Tuesday thru Friday.
Age Group Four
In this group, swimmers are already solid in the four competitive strokes and are beginning to test their physical limits. Swimmers should be able to make sets of 16 x 50 free on an interval of :60 or less, and 5 x 100 free on an interval of 2:00. Swimmers in this group can easily swim sets of 1,000 yards or more. Emphasis is on making the transition to more disciplined and demanding forms of training, while continuing to perfect technique on strokes, starts, turns, and finishes. Practice for this group lasts 90 minutes, five days per week, and yardage each session averages between 3,600 and 4,500 yards. Swimmers in this group need to be self-motivated and regularly attend practice and swim meets.
AG4 SCHEDULE FOR FALL THROUGH SPRING (August - May):
Age Group 4 will swim from 5 until 6:30 PM on Monday thru Friday.
AG4 SUMMER SCHEDULE (June and July):
Age Group Four- One group from 5 PM until 6:30 PM, Monday thru Thursday, plus Saturdays from 9 AM until 10:30 AM.
Age Group Five
Age Group Five is the transition group into Senior swimming, and the AG5 group practices directly with the Senior swimmers. As with Group Four, the swimmers are solid in all four strokes, starts, and turns. However, the swimmers in this group possess the physical strength and endurance necessary to perform the harder sets that the Senior Group does on a daily basis (hard butterfly sets, low-rest interval repeats, etc). Swimmers in this group must be extremely serious about their swimming, as well as conscientious about their level of work. Practice lasts 90 minutes, six days per week, and the daily yardage averages between 4,000 and 4,800 yards.
AG5 SCHEDULE FOR FALL THROUGH SPRING (August - May)
Age Group 5 will swim from 5 until 7 PM, Monday thru Friday.
AG5 SUMMER SCHEDULE (June and July)
Age Group Five- One group from 5 PM until 7 PM, Monday thru Thursday, plus Saturdays from 9 AM until 10:30 AM.
When an athlete is physically and mentally tough enough, the Senior Group offers a training regimen designed to provide optimal athletic performance. Heavy emphasis continues to be placed on stroke, start, turn, and underwater swimming technique. The Senior Group primarily consists of high school swimmers, and afternoon training yardage typically ranges between 5,500 and 6,500 yards, although 8,000 to 9,000 yard morning sessions in the summer months are not uncommon. There are three different seasons for SR Group swimming, a "regular" season from November thru May, the "summer" season of June and July (see below), and the high school season of August thru October, where we still offer SR Group training at a reduced rate.
Senior Summer Schedule (June thru July)
($135 per month)
Weekdays, 6:30-9:30 am, and Saturdays from 9-10:30 am
Senior Fall Schedule (August thru October)
($60 per month for the months of June and July)
M-W-F 5:30-6:45 am, and Saturdays from 9-10:30 am
Senior Winter/Spring Schedule (November thru May)
($120 per month)
M-Tu-Th-F, 2:30 - 5:00 pm, Wednesdays, 2:00 - 5:00 pm; Saturdays, 9:00 - 10:30 am
SCHEDULED TEAM TRAINING BREAKS:
END OF MAY: The ENTIRE TEAM takes a one week break at the end of May.
END OF SUMMER: AG1, AG2, AG3, AG4, and AG5 all take a one-week break.
END OF DECEMBER: AG1-5 will take a two week break during the final two weeks of December (SR and SR Elite will take just one week off at the end of December).
POOL RESURFACING: The Larry A. Dale Aquatic Center is due to be resurfaced in late November 2021, and will be closed until January; the Senior Group (and likely AG4 and AG5) will practice at an alternate site to be determined. Please stay tuned for more information.