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2021-2022 Short Course Season

Open for Returning Members

8/15/21 - 9/18/21

Open for New Members

8/22/21 - 9/18/21

09/01/2021

Welcome to the Northgate Aquatics Club Electronic Registration platform for our upcoming swim season! We are pleased to offer electronic registration and payments! The process is simple for both new and returning members. You'll get access to your own private account that will enable you easily to declare for swim meets, sign-up for jobs, see your children's swim times history, maintain your own contact information, and more. 

We look forward to having you join the Northgate Aquatics Club and are excited for another great season! 

Swimmer Groups

We will have two groups of Stingray swimmers (Eagle Rays & Manta Rays) this season which will vary by instruction, practice times, and fees. This approach will allow for more focus and attention on the development needs and goals for all our swimmers. The swimmer group descriptions are provided below. All swimmer group assignments are determined and approved by the coaches. A swimmer evaluation is required for all new swimmers in order to ensure placement in the appropriate group. Please do not register if you do not have an assigned swimmer group. Please contact us at [email protected] for more information.

Practice Schedule

Below is the planned practice schedule for the two swimmer groups. Practice will be held at Northgate High School. Practice attendance is not mandatory, however, suggested minimum practice expectations are included in the below description for each swimmer group.

 

Mon

Tue

Wed

Thurs

Fri

Eagle Rays

5:00-6:15pm

 

5:00-6:15pm

 

5:00-6:15pm

Manta Rays

6:00-8:15pm

5:00-7:15pm

6:00-8:15pm

5:00-7:15pm

6:00-8:15pm

Program Fees

Program fees (below) will be billed monthly with the first month due at the time of registration along with the annual $86 USA Swimmer registration fee. Subsequent months will be billed the first of the month (October-March). A multi-swimmer discount of 10% is offered for families with two or more swimmers.

 

First Month

Remaining 6 months

Eagle Ray

$140 ($54 + $86)

$54/month

Manta Ray

$164 ($78 + $86)

$78/month

*A program fee of $100 is available for members of the Northgate/Avonworth High School swim team (plus annual $86 USA Swim Registration).

**An additional $50 fee will be charged if applicable for out of district swimmers.

Once registered you have a monetary obligation to pay dues in full even if your swimmer stops practicing and participating in meets. There are no refunds.

 

Swimmer Group Descriptions:

EAGLE RAYS                                                                

This group is a great place for newer competitive swimmers coming from summer swim or advanced lessons. This is an entry level group designed to give newer swimmers the experience of a competitive club but in a less competitive setting. The Eagle Ray group maintains an emphasis on stroke technique while introducing more aerobic endurance training and basic racing skills. More advanced concepts will be introduced throughout the season including stroke technique, starts, turns, finishes, basic training etiquette and behavior. The goal is to become efficient and legal in all four of the competitive strokes. Swimmers will work to become swim meet-ready. They will be preparing to comfortably swim at sprint speed for 50s of all the strokes (back, breast, fly, free) in meets, the 100 free, and 100 IM.

***To be eligible for the Eagle Ray group, swimmers MUST be able to swim 25 yards freestyle crawl with minimum difficulty and be comfortable attempting a 25-yard backstroke and breaststroke.  The backstroke and the breaststroke do NOT have to be legal, but the swimmers should understand what the coach means when he/she is asked to attempt to swim those strokes. Swimmers work to become swim meet-ready, meaning their strokes are legal.  Also, they are preparing to swim 50s of all the strokes (back, breast, fly, free) in meets, the 100 free, and 100 IM.***

Eagle Ray swimmers must show competency and willingness in all the above skills and demonstrate a respectful and positive attitude during practices and swim meets to all team members. We aim to instill a lifelong love and appreciation of the sport as we gradually introduce this group to more rigorous training and prepare them to compete at higher levels.

Typically, three (3) practices are offered each week; coaches recommend swimmers attend a minimum of two (2) practices per week.

  • This group will participate in swim meets. Coaches will pick events.  
  • Swimmers are expected to compete in at least (4) meets per season to meet League requirements and attend Championship meet.  These swimmers may choose to swim AMS swim meets and offered travel meets. (should work with coaches to determine if ready and events ready to swim)
  • Equipment: Kick board, pull buoy, fins, mesh gear bag

MANTA RAYS

This competitive training group includes swimmers ages 8-18 (some younger if qualified by coaches) who have the ability, desire, and commitment to further their swimming path. This group will focus more on intensity than stroke development. The understanding of training skills will be emphasized in this group. Aerobic work will be a staple for the Manta Rays.  The intention is to have swimmers develop to compete at higher levels of quality and efficiency, refining and improving  strokes, starts, and turns. Manta Rays must have the endurance to handle a 2 hour workout without extreme difficulty. The expectation of a Manta is not perfection, but a general legal understanding that is solid enough to complete the expected number of practice sessions. Willingness to grow as a competitive swimmer is needed. Manta swimmers must show competency and willingness in all of the above skills and demonstrate a respectful and positive attitude during practices and swim meets to all team members.

***To be eligible for the Manta Ray group, swimmers MUST be able to complete a 100-yard freestyle without difficulty.  In addition, swimmers MUST be able to complete a 50 backstroke, a 50 breaststroke, and 25 butterfly legally as well as be able to perform “safe” starts and have an understanding of the turns for each stroke. Perfection is not expected.

 Understand that legally does NOT mean perfect, we will continue to further critique and refine the swimmers’ strokes while trying to prepare them for the next training level. We want to ensure that the swimmer has not only the endurance to handle the workouts but also that their stroke(s) do NOT deteriorate as the set goes on.  Proper stroke technique is critical the longer the events.

 Swimmers are preparing to swim 100s of all the strokes, 200 free and IM, as well as attempt the 500 free.  Swimmers should have an understanding of the pace clock. They should be able to work independently with the other swimmers in their lanes, when given a workout.*** 

  • Five (5) practices are offered each week. Coaches recommend swimmers attend a minimum of three (3) practices per week. 
  • Swimmers are expected to compete in at least (4) meets per season to meet League requirements and attend Championship meet. These swimmers typically swim AMS swim meets and offered travel meets. 
  • Equipment: Kick board, pull buoy, fins, snorkel, paddles and mesh gear bag

 

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