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Mesa Aquatics Club Team Training Groups

Athletes will be placed in training groups based on an evaluation by our staff or at coaches discretion.  
 

Age Group:

- Novice ($77): Age 10 years or younger. Must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle, legal in all four strokes, listen and be attentive to coaches

10 and under ($97): This group is for swimmers 10 years or younger that have at least one 10 and under  regional qualifying time. Must consistently have tight streamlines, swim a legal 100 IM and complete a 200 kick under 5 minutes. This group will focus on  increased endurance with ongoing stroke work; continuation of learning how to race; self-responsibility; sportsmanship and increased amounts of dryland training. *The Coach reserves the right to make exceptions for the good of the individual and group development Training sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes, 4 times per week and swimmers are encouraged to make a minimum of 3 of these practices. A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be on the first day of the next Arizona Age Group State Championship.

White Group ($97) = Age Group Fitness. This group is for 11-16 year olds who are new to the sport of swimming, swimmers who are working towards moving into the Red group as well swimmers whose main purpose is physical fitness.  Swimmers will focus on proper stroke technique, aerobic conditioning  and competitive starts and turns. This group practices 4 times per week for 90 minutes per session including swimming and dry land exercises. A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be on the first day of the next Arizona Age Group State Championship.

- Red Group ($118) =  This group is designed for the athlete holding at least 3 regional time standards in their respective age groups (11-12, 13-14) and a desire and commitment to move toward the AZ State Championship Meet (may be split into 11-12, 13-14 if group size and dynamic warrants & coaches discretion). 80% attendance is encouraged but not required. A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be on the first day of the next Arizona Age Group State Championship.

- Black Group ($139) = This group is designed for the 11-14 year old with a minimum of 3 state times in their respective age group (11-12 or 13-14) and the goal of moving towards far Westerns and Sectionals  (may be split into 11-12, 13-14 if group size and dynamic warrants & coaches discretion). 100 % attendance is encouraged and 80% is required. A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be on the first day of the next Arizona Age Group State Championship.

Seniors

S3 ($97) Senior Fitness & High School Development = Anyone that wants to swim to stay in shape for high school season or just general fitness.  No competition is required but is still encouraged. There are no attendance requirements for this group. 

A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be at end of the championship season based on when the Arizona Age Group State Championship  & Senior State Championship.

S2 ($148) = Swimmers actively pursuing or already achieving Senior State level qualifying times or better.  Athletes are expected to attend a high percentage of  the workouts offered on a year around basis. Local meets including Arizona Senior States should be attended and out of state championship meets up to Far Westerns level are highly encouraged.

A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be at end of the championship season based on when the Arizona Age Group State Championship  & Senior State Championship.

S1 ($179) = Participation must be approved by head coach. Athletes in this group are approaching or have achieved Far Western qualifying times. Athletes are expected to maintain 80%+ attendance on a year around basis and commit to attend select local meets on our meet calendar as well as the highest level, out of state/championship meet they are qualified for.  Must be able to travel to different pools for combined S1 workouts as needed.

A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be at end of the championship season based on when the Arizona Age Group State Championship  & Senior State Championship.

NTG ($199) = Participation must be approved by head coach. Athletes in this group are approaching or have achieved Sectional qualifying times. Athletes are expected to make all practices available year around and commit to all NTG designated meets on our meet calendar as well as the highest level, out of state/championship meet they are qualified for.  Must be able to travel to different pools for combined NTG workouts as needed.

- Post Grad ($300/year) = This group is for HS graduates looking to continue training, either consistantly or when home on college breaks. 

A swimmers age for placement in this group is determined by the age they will be at end of the championship season based on when the Arizona Age Group State Championship  & Senior State Championship.

For information on time standards for Arizona Championship meets please go to: http://www.azswimming.org/time_standards.html For Q times of Championship meets attended by MAC outside of AZ click on the Time Standard link listed under the Events tab.

Mesa Aquatics Club Vision Statement: "Water is Life, Swim for Life"