Fall/ Winter Season (9/18/17 -
* Date subject to change based on date of
All fees include
registration with AAU (Amateur Athletic Union)
Swim Pro Aquatics swim team is a fun, recreational swim team.
The focus is on sportsmanship, achieving personal best performance,
stroke technique and endurance. There are several skill levels
within the team. At a minimum, participants should be able to swim
one length of the pool freestyle. There are several dual meets with
other recreational teams, held on weekend days, and a Championship
meet in March. Meets are optional but kids must attend 4 league
dual meets in order to participate in the championship meet. All
swimmers will be registered with AAU Swimming. In addition to the
regular dual meets, there will be several opportunities to swim at
All practices are held at the Groton School
282 Farmers Row (Rt. 111) in Groton.
Enter the campus through the gate labeled
“Athletics”. Follow the signs for the boat house and
skating rinks; drive all the way around the rinks to the parking
lot at the back of the building, and park in the large lot. To the
right of the entrance to the skating rinks, is a sign pointing to a
pathway to the rear entrance of the pool. Once inside the building,
the pool is directly on the left. Please DO NOT Park in the front
of the building and walk through the school to get to the pool.
Please DO NOT drive on the road marked “authorized vehicles
only” to drop you kids near the door.
Team communication is via email. Once you are signed up, you
will be added to our team email group, where the schedule will be
posted, and messages and updates will be sent. Please DO NOT call
the Groton School, as they will have no information.
This is a popular team, and space is limited; so please register
early. Register online through www.swimproaquatics.com
Drop off and Pick-up:
If you wouldn’t go out to dinner without getting a sitter,
your child is too young to be dropped off at practice. If your
child is old enough to be dropped off, please tell a member of the
coaching staff when you do so. EVERY child MUST have parent
contact information in their swim bags.
We will be checking kids in and out; please do not wait for your
child in the parking lot. WE WILL NOT LET THEM LEAVE THE BUILDING
WITHOUT HANDING THEM OFF TO AN ADULT. We will not let young
children go to the parking lot alone, in the pitch dark!
Practice Group Descriptions:
PLEASE respect the guidelines/requirements for levels!!!.... We
establish these guidelines for a reason.... the intensity
and workload of each practice is adjusted to level accordingly....
intermediate swimmers will not be able to handle an advanced
practice, nor a beginner the intermediate practice... We want
swimmers to practice amongst their peers of approximately equal
level so they develop confidence as well as appropriate physical
strength and skill.
There are specific guidelines to each level of
Beginner swimmers: little
or no experience on a swim team, needs to learn proper strokes, but
can swim one length of the pool unassisted. Practices include
Intermediate swimmers: can
swim 200 yards without stopping, have a basic understanding of at
least 3 of the 4 competitive strokes, and have some prior swim team
experience. Practices include dry-land training.
Advanced swimmers: Can swim
300 yards without stopping, has a solid conceptual grasp of all 4
strokes, the IM, and knows basic starts and turns. Practices
include dry-land training.
Jr. Elite swimmers: Can
swim 500 yards without stopping, can execute ALL four strokes
legally and has a solid mastery of all starts & turns.
Practices include dry-land training. **ONLY ATHLETES
PRE-APPROVED BY THE COACHING STAFF MAY ATTEND Jr. ELITE
Elite Squad: For the
highest level of our athletes. These workouts will be very
challenging, both technically and physically, and are geared
exclusively for those athletes who have made the decision to commit
to the pursuit of swimming as a top priority. Swimmers in this
category should have short term goals which include attendance at
all AAU meets, and achievement of one or more National time
standards, and long-term goals such as attendance at the 2016 AAU
Nationals, eventual acceptance into Division I or II NCAA swimming,
etc. There will be interval training time standards for those that
wish to swim with the ELITE group. **ONLY
ATHLETES PRE-APPROVED BY THE COACHING STAFF MAY ATTEND ELITE
Practices are offered Monday – Friday. Most kids attend
two or three workouts per week; there is no minimum requirement,
EXCEPT for the ELITE group, which is expected to attend all
NO PRACTICE IF SCHOOL IS CANCELLED DUE TO BAD WEATHER. An email
will be sent to the team roster if practice is canceled. Additional
no practice days will be posted on the team calendar.
2017-2018 Practice Schedule and Season
Mid-September- Early March
Mid-September- Early March
In Full $675
Monthly $122 (Monthly payments every month, September-February)
In Full $775
Monthly $140 (Monthly payments every month, September-February)
6:30-8:30pm (Swim and Gym 7:30pm-9pm M & F)
In Full $ 925.00
Monthly $164 (Monthly payments every month, September-February)