Summer Registration June 26-Aug 14
Open for Returning Members
6/23/20 - 7/9/20
Welcome to the Alligator Aquatics Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming swim season!
A Swim Team with Character and Integrity!
2020 Summer Swim Season Registration
Advantages of belonging to a USA Certified Swim Team like Alligator Aquatics:
All coaches are USA certified
Safe Sport trained - http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2728&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en
First Aid, CPR, and "Coaches' Safety" trained.
Athlete Protection trained.
The Club is under a USA Swimming charter and all swim meets are sanctioned by USA Swimming.
All colleges look to USA swim teams for their future athletes.
All United States Olympic and Paralympic swimmers are trained and supported by USA Swimming!
Alligator Aquatics Inc. is a privately run, nonprofit, USA Swimming swim team. Athletes from all over the Northwest suburbs are a part of our program. A tradition of competitive swimming success continues under the direction of Head Coach Stacy Cassiday, and highly qualified and motivated staff. Over two-thirds of our swimmers participate in local, regional, State Championship & National Championship meet! In recent years we have had 2 repeating State Champions at the ISI State Championships, Multiple USA Sectional, and Junior National Qualifiers, a Junior National Champion in two events swimmers who competed in the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic trials. In addition, we had one swimmer compete in this past summers Paralympic trials and is currently rank in the top 20 in the world in 4 events! This success comes from our determination to put the athlete first. We are here for each athlete!
Our commitment to you:
We are home to age group swimmers, from many different grade schools and swimmers from many different high schools. Our college swim team placement rate is 98% for all those wishing to continue swimming in college. We are currently, or have recently been, represented at Ohio State, Oshkosh, McKendree, Saint Louis University, IUPUI, Southern Illinois, Rose-Hulman, Illinois Wesleyan, Michigan State, Carthage, Case Western Reserve, Wright State University, DePauw University, Carroll University, and Ball State University.
Success in our program comes from a determination to provide the most current skills to our athletes, an open door of communication, and a vision of excellence. As a team, parents included, working together we will continue our tradition of excellence!
Through the use of a progressive program all swimmers, whether novice or advanced, will receive the coaching and training necessary to guide them to their full potential.
Alligator Family Requirements:
- All families are needed to help run our team!
Green Gators: This group is for swimmers 5-8 years old that can swim 25 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke as well as 9-year-old swimmers that are new to swimming and are not yet able to swim 50 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke. There will be 2 X 30minute practices a week focusing on developmental swim team skills. Practices will be 85% stroke correction,15% training, and a great deal of FUN!!
- acclimation to a team environment, reading the pace clock and training habits
- Correct/legal Freestyle with rotary breathing
- Correct/legal Backstroke
- Legal Breastroke kick
- Legal Butterfly kick
- USA swimming start certification if intending to swim in any meets
Silver Gators: This group is for 7-9-year-old swimmers that are able to complete 50 yards of Freestyle and Backstroke, as well as a 25 of Breaststroke and 25 of Butterfly Kick. There will be 3 X 40-minute practices a week focusing on 30% training and 70% stroke technique and training etiquette.
- Legal Breastroke and Butterfly
- Understanding of stroke drills for all 4 strokes
- Understanding and ability to use the pace clock
- USA swimming start certification - must pass to attend meets
Gold Gators: This group is for 9-11-year-old swimmers that can swim all four strokes legally,100 free with rotary breathing, 50 Back and 50 Breast legally. The focus of this group is age group appropriate conditioning. Progression through this group takes a swimmer from solid age group practices to more focused, age group competitive conditioning. This group will focus 40% on technique and 60% on training.
- interval training
- Increased knowledge of drill progression
- Strengthening of kick skills
- improved training and competitive skills
- 200 IM continuous with proper turns
- legal turns in all strokes
Blue Gators: This group is for 11-13-year-old swimmers that can swim all four strokes legally. This group focus on 50% conditioning and 50% technique.
- Conditioning focused on 100's of all four strokes
- Aerobic endurance
- increased dryland with core development and shoulder strengthening.
- Accountability for quality practice as an individual and as a group.
Senior 1 Group: This group is for 13-17 years old that can swim all four strokes competitively. This group will work on advanced conditioning and stoke techniques. Training at this level ranges from HS conditioning to more advanced overall training, and swimmers will practice at an appropriate level for their ability. The focus of this group is to prepare swimmers for HS and college swimming.
- focus on 100's and 200's of all strokes
- Increased aerobic and dryland training
- A wider range of training working towards individual goals based on individual commitment
Senior 2 Group: HEAD COACH approval required. Age 13 and over having demonstrated a history of training integrity, self-discipline, and a positive work ethic. 90%attendance is required, Swimming MUST have long term goals for HS and Collegiate swimming - and a willingness to work towards them. They must show leadership to the Alligator team as a whole.
- to be the best you can be in the pool and out
- eagerness to push limits and reach high goals
- 0% negativity
- willingness to hold teammates accountable, and to be held accountable to the group's goals.
Please Note ~ Swimmers age as of June 20th determines level placement. Each returning swimmer must register in the level matching their age unless assigned by the Head Coach. For new athletes, please sign up for the level that best suits your child. If you are unsure which level is most appropriate, please contact Head Coach Stacy Cassiday to discuss email@example.com. During the first week of practice all swimmers will be reviewed to assure their group placement is a good fit.
Practices will be at Rolling Green Country Club
****IMPORTANT - if you were registered this past winter season, you do NOT pay the ISI fee now. This fee will be an optional fee during the registration process. If you are just starting USA swimming, for this year, this summer, you must pay the ISI fee - it is our insurance.