2018 Short Course Practice Groups and Fees
All swimmers pay a $50 DLAC registration fee, a $30 meet fee deposit (credited following swimming in 3 AMS meets during the Short Course Season) and a $15 TU processing fee in addition to the practice fee. At the begining of Short Course, a yearly $76.00 AMS fee is due at the time of registration which is not listed in the membership fees below. The following are the group breakdowns, they are suggested & best use practices for ultimate performance and results.
DLAC offers a two week trial period for all new swimmers. Returning members are not eligible for a two week trail period. The following skills must be achieved to gain acceptance into that group. Please see the Parent Handbook for more detailed information. Just email one of the coaches if you want to come for a two week trial.
Bronze: $420/3 days week
Swimmer demonstrates ability to swim freestyle, backstroke, and breaststroke two lengths of the pool and swim Butterfly one length of the pool without stopping. Swimmers must demonstrate proper breathing and arm movements. Practice is 45 minutes, 3 days per week. Swimmers are encouraged to participate in a minimum 2 AMS swim meets during the season and attend 50% of all practices. For LC season, Bronze will practice at the Deer Lakes High School Pool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 6:15 – 7pm.
Silver: $520.00/5 days week
Swimmers are expected to participate in at least 6 AMS swim meets during the season and attend 60 – 70% of all practices. Practice is 1 hour per day, 5 day per week. For LC season, Silver will practice at the Deer Lakes High School Pool on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5–6pm, Tuesday, Thursday 6-7pm.
Gold: $695.00/5 days week
Swimmers must demonstrate the technical mastery and competitive endurance necessary to participate in a high performance competitive program. Swimmers must demonstrate commitment to the program with a 90% attendance and participates in at least 6 AMS swim meets and other meets as selected by the coach. Swimmers should expect to complete the following test sets:
Practice is 1.5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Dry land training is offered. For LC season, Gold will practice Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 5-6:30 pm and Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6-7:30 at the Deer Lakes High School Pool.
High School $545/5 days week
High School 6 days – This group is reserved for swimmers on the High School Varsity Team. Practice is 5 days/week. High School swimmers will practice M,W,F from 5-7pm and T,TH from 6-8 at the Deer Lakes High School Pool during the months of September, October and from the end of the varsity season in February through the end of March. Swimmers in this group are signed up through USA swimming and are able to attend AMS meets.