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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.

2015 - 2016 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.
STArT 1 practice/wk for 60 minutes
  Swimmers MUST be able to swim 1 length of the pool.
5 - 7 years old
Novice I 2 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
7 - 9 years old Able to swim 25 yards of any stroke.
 
Novice II 3 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
8 - 11 years old Swim all 4 strokes and 100 IM.
Novice II Advanced 4 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 mins of stretching.
 
8 - 11 years old Swim all 4 strokes and 100 IM and achieve at least one time standard.
Juniors 5 practices/wk for 60 mins plus 15 minutes of stretching.
 
10 - 13 years old  Must possess one BB time.
Age Group A.M. 5 practices/wk for 60 mins plus 15 minutes of stretching.
 
10 - 13 years old Must have BB time in 100 IM and one A time.
Open I 3 practices/wk for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
 
10 - 13 years old Must be legal in all 4 strokes.
Open II/HS Prep 3 practices/week for 1 hour plus 15 minutes of stretching.
 
13 & older Must be legal in all 4 strokes.
Senior Development 6 practices/wk for 90 minutes plus 15 minutes stretching.
  Must have A time in 100 IM or A time in two events.
13 & older
Senior I A.M. 6 practices/wk for 90 minutes plus 15 minutes stretching.
 
13 - 14 years old Must have A time in 100 IM or A time in two events.
Senior II  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.

Equipment Requirements:  Juniors, Age Group, Senior I and II will need to have paddles, fins and a snorkel for practices. Novice 2 Advanced will need fins.