Which Group is for Me?
Metro Aquatics employs consistent training emphases throughout the entire program. Swimmers will likely work with all of our coaches from time to time, and will benefit from this interaction. While each training group has minimum qualifying requirements, you may always decide to swim in a group below the highest level you qualify for. For example, you may meet the requirements to train in the Achievers training group, and for scheduling or facility convenience you may prefer to swim with the Challengers group. You may train in either group, and your fees and registration will reflect the choice you make. Please consult your coach about what options are available to your specific family.
To schedule an in-person placement consultation please call, text or email Coach Dane (253-381-8389).
The Explorers Group (monthly) primarily focuses on increasing swimmer efficiency. Swimming fast is deemphasized, while body position and efficiency are developed. Aerobic training is administered individually, based on each swimmer’s biological age. Competitions are optional. Coach permission to register required.
The Challengers Group (monthly) is a step further into competitive swimming, where technique is emphasized while training and racing really start to take off. Swimmers are expected to be responsible for their stroke technique and efforts, and are encouraged to try new things, Coach permission to register required.
The Achievers Group (monthly) takes proper swimming technique into higher competition. Aerobic development is based on each swimmer’s biological age. Goal setting, visualization, race strategy, and training cycles are emphasized in preparation for competitive success. Competitions attendance is encouraged. Coach permission to register required.
The Senior Group (monthly) promotes swimming to reach each athlete's individual potential. Swimmers focus on their personal goals; and collaborate with coach to maintain a technical and physiological system that best provides for those goals. Competitions attendance is encouraged. All high school and college swimmers will find a place where they are encouraged and supported.
If you need help finding the right fit for you, please contact Coach Monica at 928-451-5128.
High School Group - For swimmers ranging from very new at swimming to varsity high school level. Very technique-driven.
Sectional Group - For swimmers at the League, District and State level, trying to reach that next step.
Racing Team - For very committed athletes. (Speed is not a consideration. Love for hard work is.)