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).
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.
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)
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).
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.
The Senior group caters to our top swimmers. The focus is on Local, Regional and National level swimming leading to collegiate level swimming. This group is the top Training Group of TAC and the expectation for attendance and effort is 100%.Senior monthly dues are $125.00 and training is 8-11 sessions per week for 1-3 hours per session.
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. CRC membership is required. Family Registration Fee will be waived. (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6-7am)
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)