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Group Descriptions

Programs & Services

ATAC provides several training group options to provide for all levels of skill and goal orientation for children, adolescents, and adults.

The main sessions are conducted at Trousdell Pool and Myers Park Pool (Wehunt pool) . Satellite sessions are conducted on Thomasville, GA, and seasonally at local country club pools.

ATAC offers a year-round competitive training and conditioning program, as well as Seasonal leagues (all four seasons) which run for aprox. 10 weeks each.

The basic requirement for ATAC membership is that the child be able to comfortably swim one length of a 25-yard pool in good freestyle form. A member of the coaching staff will conduct a short water test Try-Out Dates and Times to determine the appropriate group for the child's skill level.

GROUP CHANGES: ATAC coaches will address group changes during each quarter. Since the new quarter begins on September 1, we will talk with swimmers and parents who will be involved in group changes and we will make those changes officially on September 1. You will be notified individually.
 

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Seniors

Ages: High School - College

Coach: Terry Maul

Description: The Senior group trains at the highest level of volume and intensity provided by the ATAC program. Swimmers in this group are generally focusing on state and national level competition and area expected to make a high level of commitment to training. The training in this group includes morning and afternoon sessions, as well as strength training in the weight room.

Fees: $150 per month

Pre-Senior

Ages: Ages 12-16

Coach:  Sami Pochowski

Description: The Pre-Senior group is made up of swimmers who have a need to increase volume and intensity beyond the Age Group offering, but are not quite ready to take on the demands of the Senior program. The emphasis of this group is to prepare the swimmers for Senior level training. Strength work in the weight room may be included with this group. Swimmers in this group are expected to compete in all meets.

Fees: $120 per month

High School Conditioning

Ages: Ages 12-17

Coach:  TBA

Description: This group is intended to provide an opportunity for swimmers in middle school or high school to maintain a high level of physical conditioning without making the intense commitment to year-round swimming that is expected of the Pre-Senior and Senior groups. The emphasis will be on improving stroke technique while maintaining physical conditioning in a healthy social environment. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to compete in in-town and some out of town meets.

Fees: $85 per month

Age Group, Pressure 1 & 2

Ages: Ages 7-12

Coach:  Colin Abbey

Description: This level is divided into two levels of intensity (Pressure 1 and Pressure 2). Both levels are intended to move the child's training experience to another level of intensity by increasing intensity and volume of training. The Pressure 1 group work at a higher level of intensity and volume of training than Pressure 2. Swimmers in these groups are encouraged to compete in all ATAC team competitions.

Fees: $85 per month

Novice/Pre-Age Group (Silver and Gold)

Ages: Average Ages 6-12

Coach:  Gerry Norris / Amanda Meyer / Natalie Hegwein / Sarah Massey / Colin Abbey

Description: The goal of these groups is to master the four basic stroke techniques. They will move through these levels where the emphasis will be to improve physical conditioning while teaching the basic skills necessary for competition. These groups will maintain a strong emphasis on developing correct habits in stroke technique. Swimmers at this level are encouraged to compete in in-town meets and occasionally travel to an out-of-town meet.

Fees: $65 per month

Novice (Bronze)

Ages: Average Ages 5-12

Coaches:  Natalie Hegwein / Kaitlyn Russo / Sarah Massey / Ally Russo

Description: The novice group is intended to teach the children the four competitive strokes while improving basic physical conditioning. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to participate in in-town AND some out of town competitions.

Fees: $65 per month