AGE GROUP TRAINING
The Sharks Aquatic Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Sharks Aquatic Club 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.
The Sharks Aquatic Club is a year round competitive swimming organization. We are members of U.S.A Swimming, North Carolina Swimming, and the Blue Ridge Swim League. Our members train for competition. As a member your child will be divided into an age group specifically designed to best meet your child's needs and abilities. Our trained coaching staff will determine the training group that best suits your swimmer's needs and abilities. Below you will find a list of present groups and their descriptions.
Hammerheads- $50 Per Month
This group places a heavy emphasis on stroke technique, turn, starts, as well as fun and serves as an introduction to competitive swimming. The basic skills required for entering this group is a length of backstroke, freestyle with bi-lateral breathing. Hammerheads are offered five one-hour practices per week, and should choose any three.
Tiger Sharks- $60 Per Month
Emphasis on this group is on continuing to learn and practice proper technique in all competitive strokes, starts, and turns. Swimmers are introduced to interval training, and begin to compete on a regular basis. The Tigershark group is offered practice five days per week, and swimmers are encouraged to attend at least four, for 1 ¼ hours each practice.
Mako 1/ High School- $75 Per Month
Swimmers in this group are coming from High School season and wanting to stay in shape through out the summer. In this group, swimmers will get the conditioning they need in order to have a successful high school season. Swimmers will be introduced to dryland and as well goal setting. This group practices five days a week for 1.50 hours a day, and swimmers are encouraged to try to attend 3-5 practices a week.
Mako 2- $85 Per Month
Swimmers in this group range in age from 13 through 15 years old. There is a continued emphasis on swimming with proper technique as more rigorous training is introduced. Swimmers are introduced to dry land training, as well as goal setting. Regular attendance at both meets and practice is encouraged. The Mako 2 group practices 6 days per week for 1.75 hours each practice.
Senior- $100 Per Month
Swimmers in this group are committed to training at the State, Regional, and National level. Swimmers must show the ability to train and race at the highest levels possible, be fully committed to the sport of swimming and be able to commit 100% to the full practice & meet schedule for the entire year. Swimmers must show a high level of attendance and commitment in the Mako 2 group before progressing to this group. Practices are two hours Monday-Saturday with additional practices in the morning as needed.