Seminole Aquatics offers year-round training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of Seminole Aquatics to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
Training Groups at Seminole Aquatics
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PLEASE NOTE: FOR AG1-4, AN ADDITIONAL $50 SUMMER FEE IS BILLED EACH MAY. THIS FEE COVERS PARTICIPATION IN ALL SUMMER DEVELOPMENTAL MEETS, SEMINOLE AQUATICS T-SHIRT, A SEMINOLE AQUATICS TEAM CAP, AND THE END-OF-SUMMER PARTY.
Age Group One
This group is made up of youngsters ages 5 and up that are able to swim 25 yards freestyle with alternating arms, without struggling to make the distance. They may be able to swim some backstroke, but do not have breaststroke and/or butterfly. Typically, these are children that have been through several sets of swimming lessons and have done our Summer Stingray program. Practice lasts one hour a day, three days each week. The emphasis is on building strength and stamina in the water, while introducing the four competitive strokes, racing starts, and turns in a fun environment.
Age Group Two
Swimmers in this group are continuing to work on their strokes. They are beginning to develop more stamina and completing 50 yards is no longer a difficult task. They will have the basic idea of butterfly and breaststroke, although the strokes will still be very rough. Age Group 2 swimmers must be able to complete 6 x 50 Free on an interval of 1:45. Swimmers in this group should be strong enough to complete practices of 1500-1700 yards. They continue to develop their strokes and more dives and turns are introduced. Practices last for one hour per day, four days per week.
Age Group Three
In this group, strokes are continuing to be developed and training sets make up a large portion of practice. These swimmers must be legal in three strokes. Age Group Three swimmers can do correct turns for all four strokes and can dive proficiently. Swimmers in this group can swim interval sets reading a pace clock and can complete a set of 10 x 50 freestyle on a send-off interval between 1:10 and 1:30. While practice continues to last for one hour per day, five days a week, swimmers are being encouraged to work harder in order to move up to the next training group.
Age Group Four
In this group, swimmers are already solid in the four competitive strokes and are beginning to test their physical limits. Swimmers should be able to make sets of 16 x 50 free on an interval of :60 or less, and 5 x 100 free on an interval of 2:00. Swimmers in this group can easily swim sets of 1,000 yards or more. Emphasis is on making the transition to more disciplined and demanding forms of training, while continuing to perfect technique on strokes, starts, turns, and finishes. Practice for this group lasts 90 minutes, five days per week, and yardage each session averages between 3,600 and 4,500 yards. Swimmers in this group need to be self-motivated and regularly attend practice and swim meets.
Age Group Five
Age Group Five is the transition group into Senior swimming, and the AG5 group practices directly with the Senior swimmers. As with Group Four, the swimmers are solid in all four strokes, starts, and turns. However, the swimmers in this group possess the physical strength and endurance necessary to perform the harder sets that the Senior Group does on a daily basis (hard butterfly sets, low-rest interval repeats, etc). Swimmers in this group must be extremely serious about their swimming, as well as conscientious about their level of work. Practice lasts 90 minutes, six days per week, and the daily yardage averages between 4,000 and 4,800 yards.
When an athlete is physically and mentally tough enough, the Senior Group offers a training regimen designed to provide optimal athletic performance. Heavy emphasis continues to be placed on stroke, start, turn, and underwater swimming technique. The Senior Group primarily consists of high school swimmers, and afternoon training yardage typically ranges between 5,500 and 6,500 yards, although 8,000 to 9,000 yard morning sessions in the summer months are not uncommon. There are three different seasons for SR Group swimming, a "regular" season from November thru May, the "summer" season of June and July (see below), and the high school season of August thru October, where we still offer SR Group training at a reduced rate.
($120 per month)
When you're ready for the ultimate training experience, the Senior Elite group is ready for you. Senior Elite is designed with the higher level Seniors in mind (High school State and National level athletes), although any Senior-level swimmer can jojn. The difference between the Senior and Senior Elite Group is the options of year-round weight training, and morning swim workouts during the Winter and Spring months.
Senior Summer Group
($110 per month for the months of June and July)
The Summer Senior Group practices three hours each weekday morning during the months of June and July, plus weights three days per week. The group also practices on Saturday mornings from 9-10:30 am. For motivated high school and visiting college swimmers, it is THE best swim training available anywhere!