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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 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.

2014-2015 Swim Group Breakdown & Requirements: 

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2014-2015 PROGRAMS & GUIDELINES

Head Coach reserves the right to make exceptions to age and qualifications on an individual basis

During the summer, Age Group, Senior I, Senior II Development and Senior II will have additional practices.

STA(r)T

5-7 years old

 

1 practice/wk for 60 minutes

Swimmers Must be able to swim 1 length of pool

Novice I

7-9  years old

2 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 min. stretching.

Able to swim 25 yards of any stroke

Novice II  

8-11 years old

3 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes stretching

Swim all 4 strokes and 100 IM

Novice II Advanced

8-11 years old

4 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes stretching.

Swim all 4 strokes and 100 IM and achieved a least one time standard.

Juniors 

10-13 years old

5 practices/week for 60 minutes plus 15 minutes stretching.

Must possess one BB time

Age Group a.m.

10-13 years old

5 practices/wk for 90 minutes plus 15 minutes stretching

Must have BB time in 100 IM and one A time

Open/HS Prep

13 & older 

3 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes stretching

Must be legal in all 4 strokes

Senior I a.m.

13-14 years old

6 practices/wk for 90 minutes plus 15 minutes stretching

Must have A time in 100 IM or A times in two events

Senior II Development

13 & older

Pre Senior II

6 practices/wk for 90 minutes plus 15 minutes stretching.

Must have A time in 100 IM or A times in two events

Senior II  

13 & older

 

6 practices/wk for 2 hours plus 15 minutes stretching

Must have an A time in IM for 13/14 group and A time in 2 different strokes.

and an A time in two different strokes

Equipment Requirements:  Junior II, Age Group, Senior I and II will need to have paddles and fins for practices.  These will be available for purchase and/or order.  Junior I will need to purchase these later in the season.  All other groups are required to have properly fitted goggles.