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Squad Information
The Corvallis Aquatic Team is divided into training levels and squads in order to provide a structured and comprehensive program.  The cost information listed below is for year-round swimmers; summer-only swimmers please see the cost information under "Team Info - Summer Trophy League".   For squad information at our Clemens Division, please click the "Clemens Division" tab.
 
Novice
The novice squad is for new swimmers ages 10 & under.  At the novice level, the young athlete is introduced to the sport of competitive swimming.  The primary objective of the novice program is to teach the swimmer the four basic competitive strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.  Novice swimmers also learn and practice starts, turns, drills, and games to develop additional skills needed for competition.
Training Schedule:  Novice swimmers may attend up to three 1-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $55 mid-September through mid-August
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets and invitational meets is optional.
 
Junior I
The Junior I swimmer can perform the four competitive swim strokes and is ready to learn more sophisticated techniques.  At this level, advanced drills are implemented, starts and turns are emphasized, and interval training is introduced.  The group is subdivided into two categories:
Junior IA - Consists of 11 and older new swimmers who are not yet in high school.
Junior IB - Consists of 10 and under swimmers.
Training Schedule:  Junior 1 swimmers may attend up to five 1.25-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $65 mid-September through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets and invitational meets is encouraged.
 
Junior II
The Junior II program is designed for young athletes at least nine years of age who have decided they are ready for a commitment to the sport of swimming.  Competitive training, in its true sense, begins at this level; stroke techniques are refined continuously.
Training Schedule:  Junior II swimmers may attend up to five 1.5-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $85 mid-September through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets is expected.
 
Senior Prep
The senior prep program moves swimmers toward more rigorous training - conditioning in anticipation of senior/high school swim team participation. It is designed for athletes who are between 11 and 14 years of age and who meet specified time requirements.
Training Schedule:  Senior prep swimmers may attend up to six 2-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $110 mid-September through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets is expected.
 
Senior
The Senior I squad is designed for high school students who wish to train during the high school competitive swimming off-season from March through mid-November.  It is also appropriate for those of high school age who are new to the sport of competitive swimming.  The senior I training program strongly emphasizes conditioning as well as technique, and it provides the individual with opportunities to progress rapidly.  Senior level swimmers who are involved in other high school sports may choose to train with this group. Attendance at daily training sessions is strongly encouraged.
Training Schedule:  Senior I swimmers may attend up to five 1.5-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $85 March through mid-August.  Senior 1 swimmers may also pay $230 total for mid-September through mid-November which includes dues, pro-rated Osborn fees for two months, and USA Swimming fees.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets (if qualified) is optional.
 
Senior II and Senior III
The Senior II and III squads experience the highest caliber of training and competition offered by the Corvallis Aquatic Team.  At this level, daily workouts are highly individualized.  Each athlete encounters daily opportunities to develop skills and endurance necessary to compete at state, regional, and national levels.  Specific requirements for Senior III participation will be available soon.
Training Schedule:  Senior II and III swimmers may train up to nine times per week.  
Dues:  Monthly dues are $140 (Senior II) and $150 (Senior III) mid-September through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets (if qualified) is expected.