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Group Overview

Group Breakdowns and Expectations

PASA- DKS believes that, to perform your best, you need a great foundation to build off of. We have 2 tracks for swimmers based on both their experience with the sport as well as their current ability level. All of our groups will focus on the fundamentals of great technique and our group structure reflects this belief. Swimmers will be asked to complete the skills necessary at each level before they are considered eligible for moving up.

The main difference between the structure of the Developmental and Competitive Programs is that the Competitive programs has both practice and meet requirements. By requiring swimmers to attend a certain amount of practices per week, we are giving the minimum that we believe will allow that age of swimmer to continue to progress with their age group. While requiring racing at Meets allows for swimmers to learn how to track their progress, set goals, and evaluate their swimming. Swimmers in the Developmental Program have the freedom to decide how many practices to come to per week as well as whether to or not to attend meets.

When looking at moving a swimmer to a different group coaches will start with the swimmers age , commitment level, progress, and attitude as well as additional factors such as “coach-ability,” social and emotional maturity, and a swimmers ability to be part of the TEAM before making a final decision. The swimmer's current coach will make the final decision. Swimmers/Families who contact other coaches on the team to advance WILL NOT be considered eligible for advancement.

The Developmental Program:

The Developmental Program is all about learning! In 2014, PASA-DKS decided to open up additional entry points for swimmers to allow for greater access to our sport, while also allowing multi-sport athletes to continue having access to our program! Out of all of our Groups, the Developmental Groups are the most important! It is also where our swimmers learn the details that will become the habits that make the difference when they grow into Elite Athletes! These swimmers do not have practice or meet requirements, but will  participate in our team fundraiser.
*Please note that age ranges are approximates and are not concrete guidelines.

Developmental

Groups

 Practice Times

Description 

 

Monthly Mem/

Non

Quarterly Mem/

Non

Black Group

8 and Under

Mon-Thurs:   

4-4:40pm

Swimmers must be able to swim 25 Free and Backstroke without assistance

Lesley

$99/

$110

$268/

$297

Red Group

9-11 years Old

Mon- Thurs:

4:40-5:30pm

Swimmers should be able to do 100 Fr and Back as well as legal Breaststroke and Butterfly

Lesley

$113/

$125

$304/

$337

JV Group

12-14 years old

M-Thurs:

5:30-6:30

Fr: 4-5p

Sat: 10-11:30a

Ages 11 and under, focus on meet details/legal races and I.M. , focuses on preparing for High School Swimming

Lesley/
Dana

$122/

$135

$328/

$365

High School

Athletes

M-F: 5:30-7:15p

Sat: 7-9am

This group focuses on Fitness Swimming and preparing swimmers for their High School Season

Paul

$153/

$170

$413/

$459

We have combined and redistributed these groups to better accommodate our athletes as well as create strong age group appropriate groups as swimmers move through our developmental program into our competitive program or into their High School Swimming Programs.

Monthly Fee covers each month and is due before the 5th day of each month and will be considered late after the 15th day of each month. A late fee of 15% will be added to accounts that are over 21 says late.

Quarterly Fees cover the following periods: Quarter 1: Sept-Nov, Quarter 2: Dec-Feb, Quarter 3: March-May. June and July will be combined for a reduced fee.

The Annual Registration Fee for these groups is $150 in September and $50 if the swimmer moves into a competitive group which requires participation in USS Sanctioned Swim Meets. This registration fee covers the $73 fee for registration with Pacific Swimming as well as 2 T-shirts, a swim cap, along with prizes and other incentives

The Age Group Program:
The Age Group Program consists of 3 groups that focus exclusively on 12 and Under swimmers, their development and entry into competitive and championship level swimming. Our goal for these groups is for each group to build into the next creating a clear and concise path for swimmers to move from the 8 and Under beginning competitor through to the Farwestern finalist, while laying the foundations necessary to earn a future place in the Elite Program.

These groups have practice and meet requirements.

Age Group

 Practice Times

Dryland 

Description 

Coach 

Monthly

Mem/

Non 

Quarterly

Mem/

Non 

8 and Under

M-F

5:00-5:45p

4:45-5:00p

Legal in all four strokes, starts, & turns

Required: 2 practice/week and

1 meet/ season

Paul/

Dana

$122/

$135

$328/

$365

9-10s

M-F

4-5p

5-5:30 p

Required: 3 practices/week and

2 meets/season

Paul/

Dana

$131/

$145

$352/

$391

11-13s

M-F: 4-5:30p,

Sat: 10-11:30a

5:35-6:05p

Required: 4 practices/week and

 3 meets/ season

Bruce

$157/

$175

$425/

$472

 

The Elite Program:
The Elite Program consists of 2 groups and is offered to HIGHLY committed athletes with strong goals and a great work ethic. Swimmers who have chosen to join the Elite Program will be held at the highest standards, will be asked to do tasks and homework outside of the pool, while also arriving early and staying late to give back to the team both in and out of the pool.

Elite swimmers are expected to be Role Models to the entire team at all times.

Elite Program

Practice Times 

 Dryland

Description 

Coach 

Monthly

Mem/

Non 

Quarterly

Mem/

Non 

Elite 2

M-F 5:30-7:15p

Sat 7:00-10:00a

Inc 1 mornings/ wk

4:45-5:30p

Ages 13+ with multiple FW

Bruce

$185/

$205

$498/

$553

Elite 1

M-F 5:30-7:30p,

Sat 7:00-10:00a

Inc 3 mornings/ wk

4:30-5:30p

Texas Sectionals, Ages 15+

All Coaches

$220/

$245

$595/

$631

High School

Athletes

M-F: 5:30-7:15p

Sat: 7-9am

No

Dryland

This group focuses on Fitness Swimming and preparing swimmers for their High School Season

Paul

$153/

$170

$413/

$459

 

Monthly Fee covers each month and is due before the 5th day of each month and will be considered late after the 15th day of each month. A late fee of 15% will be added to accounts that are over 21 says late.

Quarterly Fees cover the following periods: Quarter 1: Sept-Nov, Quarter 2: Dec-Feb, Quarter 3: March-May. June and July will be combined for a reduced fee.

The Annual Registration Fee for these groups is $225 for your first swimmer, $200 for your second and $185 for remaining swimmers within your immediate family. This registration fee covers the $73 fee for registration with Pacific Swimming as well as 2 T-shirts, a swim cap, along with prizes and other incentives