The Corona Aquatics Team "Crocodiles" is structured to optimize talent -- to meet you right where you are and help you reach your goals. Each level requires a little more determination as well as a more perfect stroke plus general and specific fitness.
Our Bronze group works together but are grouped up accordingly in the following Bronze Groups...
Transition Practice Group
The ‘Transition’ practice group are the beginning swimmers who just graduated from our pre-competitive training program, who need some developmental work, who need to work on endurance at the 25 and 50 yard distances, and who are not quite ready to commit to swim meets yet. We also don’t want to overwork them while they increase their speed and endurance.
Bronze Beginner Practice Group
The ‘Bronze Beginner’ practice group are the ‘Transition’ swimmers who have committed to their very first meet or who have competed in one or two swim meets but haven’t quite made the leap to full on competitive swimmers. The plan is to work a bit harder on their stroke development and endurance in preparation for getting their very first white times and red times while at the same time not over stressing their bodies. By minimizing the swimmer to coach ratio their workouts will be much more efficient.
Bronze Intermediate Practice Group
The ‘Bronze Intermediate’ practice group are the swimmers who have white times and have set red and blue times as their goals. Workouts at this level are more intense and more appropriate for those swimmers who have built up some speed, endurance, and core strength.
Silver Practice Group
The ‘Silver’ practice group are the swimmers who have red and blue times and are working towards the championship cuts. Their workouts are tailored to their age and ability. The lower ability swimmers are continuing to work on stroke development. The upper ability swimmers are fine tuning each part of their stroke. They continue to increase endurance and intensity.
Gold Practice Group
These are our dedicated and hard-working swimmers. Improving performance is their goal. This core group has a dedication to both swimming and scholastic achievement. Their workout consists of fine tuning each small aspect of their stroke combined with intensity training. Fine tuning each detail of a stroke can take off hundredths of a second and at the championship level a hundredth of a second can be the difference between a gold medal or a silver medal. Just ask Michael Phelps.
High School Practice Group
Our ‘High School’ practice group is for our 13 and overs who have as their goal to compete at both the high school and competitive team swim meets. This group will work with high school coaches to elevate the technical level of these swimmers. Bringing this peer group together will allow them to challenge and motivate each other.
Seniors Practice Group
The ‘Seniors’ practice group are our 12 and over swimmers who are committed to the competitive club swim meets as well as high school meets. Their short term goal are the age group championship cuts with a longer term goal to compete at the Senior meets by the age of 14.