About Kingfish Aquatic
Club of Waterford
The Kingfish Aquatics is
a YEAR ROUND USA Swim Club. The purpose of a
swim team is to teach and refine technique for all four of the
competitive strokes along with setting personal and team goals. We
compete in USA swim meets in the Metro Detroit area and a local
Swim League. Our coaches will encourage sportsmanship, the love of
competition, and teamwork. This team will provide an opportunity
for the area youth to learn how to be a competitive swimmer.
Participants will have the opportunity to practice one to seven
times per week based on their age, ability and level. Practices are
not mandatory, however the more you attend the better you will
become. We let you choose how often to attend practice (what level
your at) and which swim meets you want to compete in.
Why is Kingfish so
- Great coaching for every
- Great communication with
- Two dedicated pools (Mott
HS and Kettering HS).
- Great competition in
practices, from national level to beginner swimmers.
- Convenient practice
schedules. ALL practices end before 8:00PM. Lower levels has
flexible days of the week (Explorer and Development).
- Practices available 7
days a week (Elite and Elite Performance).
group dedicated to national level swimming
- Dry-land available up to
6 days a week
- No board changing the
direction of the club every few years
Kingfish Aquatics practices at Mott and
Kettering pools in Waterford. We have swimmers from all over
the metro Detroit area swimming with us.
are separated into several levels depending on the
swimmer's age and skill. The coaches will make the final decision
as to what level the swimmer will belong to.
Elite and Elite Performance swimmers swim at
Development, and Endurance practice at Kettering.**Currently Combined at
This is the Red Cross
program that is taught through the Pool & Fitness Center
program in Waterford. Many swimmers make the transition
into the Kingfish program.
As you can see the swimmers in the Learn to Swim Program have a
wide range of skills. This is why it is important to come in
for an evaluation to be placed in the right level. This is a
simple process of coming to a practice and seeing one of the
Swimmers who are able
to swim one length of the pool (25 yards) front crawl without
stopping. Swimmers have knowledge of the four competitive strokes
and swim them legally. Swimmers will train up to twice a week for
an hour each practice. Training spends a lot of time working on
stroke development. Criteria to move to "Development", is to
successfully compete in a freestyle and backstroke events in a USA
Swimming meet and a desire to develop better
This is a development
level for swimmers who can swim, legally, all four competitive
strokes. Training will emphasize proper stroke technique, including
starts, turns and stroke finishes. Swimmers will train up to three
days per week for 2 hours each practice. At this level the dry land
continues to challenge the athletes and helps them develop to the
next level. Criteria to move to "Endurance", successfully complete
in a butterfly, Backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle events in a
USA meet. They also need to be able to hold 2:00 or better per 100
freestyle. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
Move from development to building endurance.
Swimmers who can successfully swim all four competitive strokes
legally and can hold 1:30 per 100 or better. Training will
emphasize proper stroke technique, including starts, turns and
stroke finishes. Swimmers will train up to five days per week for 2
hours each practice. At this level the dry land continues to
challenge the athletes and helps them develop endurance for the
Advanced level swimmers
who have mastered the basics from development level and can hold
1:30 per 100 or better. Continued work on proper stroke technique,
endurance, and personal goal setting are key aspects of this level
of training. These swimmers should have state cuts. Swimmers train
up to five days per week, for 2.5 hours each practice and an
optional half hour of dry land each day.
This workout group is
for State, Zone and Sectional level athletes, and train up to seven
days per week for 2.5 hours each practice, with 3 hours a week
available for dry land. During the holiday and summer break from
school they can take part in an additional 2 hours of practice time
This workout group is
for Scoring Sectional, Zone, and Junior and Senior National level
swimmers who have already demonstrated the ability to perform and
commit to a level of this caliber. These swimmers must be totally
committed to improving their performance at the National level and
maintain 90% attendance level year round. During the holiday and
summer break from school they can take part in an additional 2
hours of practice time Monday-Friday.
Please click HERE for
updated practice times.
in two leagues. The first and our primary focus is USA
The second league, United Swim League (USL) is geared for our
new swimmers that are still learning the ropes of competing and
need a little less pressure.
For our advanced swimmers, this
is a great opportunity to try events and techniques the are
new and still being developed.
Not only do we work
hard at practices and meets, we also play hard! The Booster
Club organizes swim meets and social events for team
members. This year, 2014-2015 we did the following
September: Welcome back
& Open Water Swim Practice on the Lake
Potluck for Parents
Championship Fire-up Dinner
Annual KAW Banquet
August: KAW Summer
Picnic at Pontiac Lake
In addition to these
events, the parents also scheduled other parties and minor
trips for swimmers.
August - March
December - March
Explorer 1 *
- Short Course
Starts August 17th.
- If registering mid-season
(after Sept. 15) you will need to select monthly billing. In
Nov. you may change to 4 - Month.
- Drop in swimmers are
accepted and will be charged to your club account. You must
be a Member of Kingfish to
use this payment. This is meant for the "In High
School-Season" swimmers "DURING their season ONLY", afterwards
their account will be placed back accordingly.
- Late Fee $10.00 Applied
on the 10th.
- Account changes must be
submitted via email by 20th of each month to
effect the next billing cycle (1st) Submitting late will result in
a $10 fee.
- When leaving the club or
taking a break an email notification must be received for a
suspension or cancelation of automatic payment. No refunds
will be given unless notice has been given in advance. 15
days notice is required.
- Personal checks are not
accepted, you must have a credit card on file.
- Credit Card transactions
fee of 3.00 will apply.
- Try Out (not to exceed a
- * No USA Swimming card is
needed for these lesson groups.