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2020-2021 Membership Information

Ford Aquatics Training Groups
The Ford Aquatics team is comprised of several different Training Groups. Each group listed below has unique objectives and training programs based on ability. Here, you can read about each level and establish goals to prepare yourself for the next level of training.

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Age Group Development – Ford Fusion
For swimmers that have graduated from swim lessons and can perform the very basics of all four strokes. This group focuses on helping children acquire the skills needed for the Age Group 1 and II programs and to be ready for a larger group training setting. Coaches may be in the water for hands on instruction and correction. Meet attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory.

Entry level criteria in this group is swimming unassisted 1 lap freestyle and 1 lap backstroke.  Understands that floating on the back is important for safety.  Must have a level of enthusiasm to be able to practice for 45-60 minutes. 

Practice Schedule
There is a minimum of 3 practices offered a week and athletes should maintain 75% attendance.

Expectations
Athletes are highly encouraged to attend meets in this group but meets are not mandatory.

Training Ratio: 100% Technique

Required Equipment
(Items can be found at Champion Pool & Spa Supply)

·       Goggles

·       Fins

·       Kick board

·       Water Bottle

·       Mesh equipment bag

Monthly Tuition:
$100

Age Group I – Ford Raptor
The Age Group 1 program is designed for athletes 8-11 and athletes that have excelled in our development group or who have a swimming background. Athletes will focus on proper fundamentals in all four competitive strokes as well as starts and turns. Dry-land exercises are also implemented at this level. Prospective athletes must be evaluated for placement in this group.

Entry level criteria in this group is having an understanding of all four strokes and must have the ability to swim one lap of backstroke and freestyle. 

Practice Schedule
There is a minimum of 4 practices offered a week and athletes should maintain 75% attendance.

Expectations
Athletes are expected to compete in every qualified meet on the team schedule and travel to their highest qualified season-ending championship meet.

Training Ratio: 25% Work, 75% Technique

Required Equipment
(Items can be found at Champion Pool & Spa Supply)

·       Goggles

·       Fins

·       Kick board

·       Water Bottle

·       Mesh equipment bag

Monthly Tuition:
$140

Age Group II – Ford Mustang
The Age Group II group is our highest performing and most dedicated group of 11-14 athletes. Swimmers in this group should be State qualified in multiple events, have specific long-term goals in the sport, and embrace their role as leaders in the Age Group program.

Athletes learn how to train and prepare senior level swimming in this group. Placement in this group is for swimmers who should be able to swim 10x100’s @1:50, average under 1:10 in 10x50’s kick @1:30 and swim 3x200 IMs descend @5:00.

Practice Schedule
There are 5 practices offered a week and athletes are expected to maintain 80% attendance. At times & depending on space, there could be an optional AM workout for this group. Athletes will also be expected to complete an additional dryland program. 

Expectations
Athletes are expected to compete in every qualified meet on the team schedule and travel to their highest qualified season-ending championship meet.  Athletes in this group should be prepared to make the jump to Senior I or Senior II directly from this group. 

Training Ratio: 50-75% Work, 25-50% Technique

Required Equipment
(Items can be found at Champion Pool & Spa Supply)

·       Goggles

·       Fins

·       Center-mount snorkel

·       Kick board

·       Pull Buoy

·       Water Bottle

·       Mesh equipment bag

·       Hand-paddles

Monthly Tuition:
$160

Senior I – Ford Edge
The Senior 1 group is our intermediate training group for HS athletes on the cusp of achieving Sectional level competitions and HS athletes looking to improve their performance at the club level. Most athletes in this group are experienced and are learning to train at a high level. 

Athletes aim to compete at the State and Sectional level. Placement in this group is for high school swimmers who should be able to swim 10x100’s @1:30, average under :55 in 10x50’s kick @1:20 and swim 3x200 IMs descend @3:30.

Practice Schedule
There are 8 practices offered a week and athletes are expected to maintain 80% attendance. 2 morning workouts are recommended. Athletes will also be expected to complete an additional dryland program. 

Expectations
Athletes are expected to compete in every qualified meet on the team schedule and travel to their highest qualified season-ending championship meet. Athletes must show a desire to make improvement and performance a priority in their lives. All Senior 1 swimmers must take responsibility for their own progress and hold themselves to a higher standard. Athletes in this program are taking the steps towards higher level competition in USA Swimming while looking to excel during their HS swim season.

Training Ratio: 80% Work, 20% Technique

Required Equipment
(Items can be found at Champion Pool & Spa Supply)

·       Goggles

·       Fins

·       Center-mount snorkel

·       Kick board

·       Pull Buoy

·       Water Bottle

·       Mesh equipment bag

·       Hand-paddles

Monthly Tuition:
$200

Senior II – Ford Expedition
The Senior II program is our highest level program and is constructed for athletes aspiring to swim and compete at the national level. Athletes in this program understand and demonstrate the dedication and commitment necessary to achieve their goals and show the willingness to put swimming at the top of their priority list. All members of Senior II are also expected to attend all team meets and act with the utmost integrity and leadership every day.

Athletes seek to achieve and compete at the highest levels of USA Swimming, from Sectionals to Nationals to Olympic Trials. Placement in this group is strictly at the Head Coach's discretion. The Head Coach will consider practice attendance, focus at practice, performance and team chemistry as a guide for placement.  For more information, please contact Head Coach Peter Richardson at coachpeterrichardson@gmail.com.

Practice Schedule
There are 8 practices offered a week and athletes are expected to maintain 90% attendance. Athletes will also be expected to complete an additional dryland program.

Expectations
Athletes are expected to compete in every qualified meet on the team schedule and travel to their highest qualified season-ending championship meet.  Athletes in this group are training for the US Olympic Trials, Nationals, Junior Nationals and Sectional Meets. 

Training Ratio: 80% Work, 20% Technique

Required Equipment
(Items can be found at Champion Pool & Spa Supply)

·       Goggles

·       Fins

·       Center-mount snorkel

·       Kick board

·       Pull Buoy

·       Water Bottle

·       Mesh equipment bag

·       Hand-paddles

Monthly Tuition:
$215

 

Location

Hillenbrand Aquatics Center 

E Enke Dr, Tucson, AZ 85719


Competitive Team Registration

2020-2021 Membership Information (Club Handbook)

Instructions for TeamUnify Set-up

 


Contact Us

Email Head Coach Peter Richardson  

Email Head Master's Coach Jim Stites (Adult Swimmers)

 

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