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The Stafford Aquatic Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Stafford Aquatic Team (STAT) 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.  All group placements will be based on the following requirements and at the discretion of the head coach.

Please email gostatswim@gmail.com to set up a tryout!

2016-2017 PROGRAMS & GUIDELINES
Head Coach reserves the right to make exceptions to age and qualifications on an individual basis. During the summer, Age Group, Senior 1, Senior Development and Senior 2 will have additional practices.
STArT 2 practices/wk for 45 minutes plus 15 minutes of stretching.
5-7 years old Swimmers must be able to swim 1 length of the pool.
Novice 1 2 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
8-11 years old Able to swim 25 yards of any stroke.
Novice 2 3 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
8-11 years old Swim all 4 strokes and 100 IM.
Novice 2 Advanced 4 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching. 
  Swim all 4 strokes and 100 IM and achieve at least 1 time standard.
8-11 years old
Juniors 5 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
10-13 years old Must possess one BB time.
Age Group A.M. 5 practices/wk for 1.5 hours plus 15 minutes of stretching in the morning.
10-13 years old Must possess one BB time in 100 IM and one A time.
Senior 1 A.M. 6 practices/wk for 1.5 hours plus 15 minutes of stretching.
11-14 years old Must have A time in 100 IM or A time in two events.
Senior Development 6 practices/wk for 1.5 hours plus 15 minutes of stretching.
13 & Older Must have A time in 100 IM or A time in two events.
Senior 2 6 practices/wk for 2 hours plus 15 minutes of stretching.
13 & Older Must have A time in IM for 13/14 group and A time in 2 different strokes.
Open 3 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
13 & Older Must be legal in all 4 strokes.
High School Prep (September to HS Swim Starts) 3 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
14-18 years old

Must be legal in all 4 strokes.


Equipment Requirements:

All simmers will need a suit, cap, goggles and water bottle for all practices.

Juniors, Age Group, Senior Development, Senior I and Senior II groups will need to have paddles, fins and a swimmer's snorkel for practices.

Novice 2 Advanced will need fins and a little later in the season, a swimming snorkel will be introduced.