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About the Groups / Fees

Our Swim Groups

Spartan Aquatic Club (SAC) has the following progressive swimming groups: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Spartan.

For the most part, all groups practice at Novi High School Swimming Pool (unless otherwise noted in the Team Calendar) and are part of the Novi Swimming community. SAC also hosts swimmers from other school district areas that have swimming and school swim teams such as Northville, South Lyon, Walled Lake, Livonia, Farmington, Plymouth.

The groups have a progressive manner so that each athlete may be successful in competitive swimming and reach their individual goals and potential.  Group placement is at the discretion of the head group coach with the approval of the head coach.  Group movement will be done at the end of each new session. Various factors are considered in which group each particular athlete will practice, some of these are:  age, ability, competitive swimming background, skill, maturity level. 

Every swimmer must be registered with USA Swimming and Michigan Swimming (see Membership Forms).

If you have any questions about the groups or group placement, please  contact us.


Bronze Group

This group is for advanced beginners and those wanting to get more involved in competitive swimming. Bronze swimmers have to be able to swim four lengths of the pool (100 yards) without stopping and have a basic understanding of the four competitive strokes (Freestyle, Backstroke, Breaststroke and Butterfly). Bronze swimmers will work on developing these competitive strokes and learn how to train while using the clock. Bronze group swimmers train up to three times a week with one hour in the pool and 30 minutes of dryland. Space is limited.

General Practice Times

(see Team Calendar for actual schedule)

Fees

Tuesday, 6:00-7:30pm
Thursday, 6:00-7:30 pm
Saturday, 11am-noon  

Swim Session, Inquiry for fee
USA Swimming Registration Fee, $78
SAC Family Registration, $125 per family

 

Silver Group

This group is for intermediate swimmers. This group is for those athletes wanting to progress their competitive swimming skills and commitment to achieve the Junior Olympic and State Championships. Silver group training emphasizes proper stroke technique, including starts, turns and stroke finishes. This group is for swimmers who can successfully swim in all four competitive strokes legally. Silver group swimmers train up to four days per week with one hour in the pool and 30 minutes of dryland . Space is limited.

General Practice Times

(see Team Calendar for actual schedule)

Fees

Monday, 6:00-7:30pm
Wednesday, 6:00-7:30pm
Friday, 6:00-7:30pm
Saturday, noon-1pm

Swim Session, Inquiry for fee
USA Swimming Registration Fee, $78
SAC Family Registration, $125 per family

 

Gold Group

This group is for advanced age group swimmers who are transitioning into the Spartan group. Technique, endurance, goal setting, and racing strategies are all developed at this level. These swimmers aspire to reach State Qualifications and Zone Qualifications and are committed to getting there. Gold swimmers are serious about their swimming, and train up to five days per week with 60 minutes in the pool and 30 minutes of dryland. These swimmers must have head coach approval to train with this group and be able to compete. Space is limited.  

The Gold group is also for high school and middle school age swimmers who are beginning to swim competitively and want to work on conditioning and stroke technique.  This includes dryland exercises and racing skills.

General Practice Times

(see Team Calendar for actual schedule)

Fees

Monday-Friday   6:00-7:30pm       

Swim Session, Inquiry for fee
USA Swimming Registration Fee, $78
SAC Family Registration, $125 per family

 

Spartan Group

This group is for advanced swimmers. Technique, endurance, goal setting, and racing strategies are all developed on at this level. These swimmers aspire to reach State, Zone, Sectional and Junior National Qualifications. Spartans are serious about their swimming, and train up to six days per week with two hour in the pool and one hour of dryland. These swimmers must have head coach approval to train with this group and be able to complete. Space is limited.

General Practice Times

(see Team Calendar for actual schedule)

Fees

Monday-Friday 6:00-9:00pm
Saturday, 11:00am-1:00pm

Swim Session, Inquiry for fee
USA Swimming Registration Fee, $78
SAC Family Registration, $125 per family

 

Practice Location

SAC practices take place at Novi High School pool, which is located at 24062 Taft Road, Novi, MI.   Due to pool availability SAC sometimes hold practices at different High School pools. Please make sure you check the Team Calendar often.