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 Tiger Aquatic Club is a year-round competitive swimming program offering training for age 4 through Masters.   It is the goal of TAC to offer age and ability-specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging and developing each individual.

Please call us at 208-604-6529 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

2015-16 TAC Squad Descriptions

 

 

Cubs
This program caters to swimmers age 6 to 10.  It includes new recruits from summer swim team, as well as kids who have developed beyond local lesson programs and have yet to compete.  Entry requirement is the ability to swim 25 yards.  In this group, swimmers learn the 4 competitive strokes.  Competitive starts and turns are introduced.  Cubs are introduced to competition at  practice/fun meets, as well as local USA Swimming meets.  Cubs dues are $45.00 per month and they train twice a week for 45 minutes a session.  We will offer 2 Cubs groups this year:  Cubs M-W (training Monday and Wednesday from 3:30-4:15) and Cubs T-Th (training Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:15).  

 

Bronze 

This is our entry-level group for ages 9-12 and also the group that the Cubs may progress to.  Entry requirements include the ability to swim 25 yards both on the stomach and on the back.  This group will work on learning "legal" competitive strokes, starts, and turns.  Competition is introduced with practice meets, as well as USA Swimming sanctioned meets held locally.  Bronze dues are $50.00 per month and training is 2 days a week for one hour per session.  We will offer 2 groups of Bronze this year:  Bronze M-W (training Monday and Wednesday) and Bronze T-Th (training Tuesday and Thursday).  Both groups train from 3:30-4:15.

Silver 

From the Bronze group, athletes move into this group. Silver athletes swim all 4 strokes legally, can do flip-turns, and can start off the starting blocks.  Technique and fitness are a focus in this group.  Competitive expectations include local and regional meets.  Qualification for summer and winter championships is a goal for this group.  Silver dues are $65.00 per month and training is 3 days per week for 90 minutes a session.  (Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 4:00-5:30)


Gold 
From the Silver group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 11 years old and have at least "B" times. "Training" becomes the focus, while preparing for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is expected as well as attending both short course and long course championship meets. Qualifying for Northwest Age Group Sectionals is a goal of this group.  This group has attendance recommendations of 90% or better. Gold trains 4 days a week for  2 hours per session and dues are $75.00 per month.  (M, T, W, Th from 3:30-5:30).

 

Juniors
The Junior Program is for high school age swimmers (age 13-19).  This group offers training for all abilities, from athletes looking improve fitness, to swimmers wanting to hone their technique for  high school season, to committed swimmers focused on breaking into the sectional scene.  There are no mandatory attendance or competitive requirements for this group--swimmers choose what they would like to get out of swimming.  Junior dues are $80.00 per month and training is 4 days per week for 1.5 to 2 hours per session.

Seniors
The Senior group caters to elite athletes focused on national to international-level swimming and competitive college swimming careers. This squad requires competitive swimming be the sport/lifestyle choice of the athlete.   

Attendance requirements,  training focus, and monthly competition requirements are mandatory.  Qualification for age group regionals, senior sectionals, junior nationals, and nationals are goals of this group.  Senior time standards listed below.  If invited to attend, parent/athlete goal meetings will clarify expectations and requirements.  Senior monthly dues are $125.00 and training is 8-11 sessions per week for 1-3 hours per session.

SENIOR TEAM TIME STANDARDS (yards)
     Events          Girls            Boys
     50 FR           25.99             24.39
     100               56.29            50.79
     200               2:01.49         1:50.69
     500               5:20.79         4:58.19
     1000             10:56.19       10:16.19
     1650             18:18.99       17:13.99
     100 Back      1:02.49         56.69
     200 Back       2:14.39        2:01.59
     100 Brst        1:10.39         59.69
     200 Brst        2:31.49         2:17.59
     100 Fly         1:01.69          55.69
     200 Fly         2:14.99          2:03.29
     200 IM          2:16.19          2:04.39
     400 IM          4:47.89          4:24.99

 

 Masters

The Masters squad is for adults of all swimming abilities and is focused on improving fitness and technique.  All competitive strokes are addressed, but the main focus of training currently is freestyle and triathlon training.  Training focus is subject to change depending on the group consensus.  Masters train 3 days a week for 1 hour per session and dues are $50.00 per month.  (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-7am)

TicTacs

TicTacs are our youngest swimmers, age 4-6.  This is an introduction to swim team and will have the lowest swimmer to instructor ratio.  We will limit this group to a maximum of 5 participants.  TicTacs swim 2 days a week for 30 minutes each session and dues are $40.00 per month.  (Monday and Wednesday 3:30-4:00)