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Practice Groups & Fees

2020-2021 Year-Round Team Practice Groups and Fees

Practice groups for the 2020-2021 Year-Round Team are listed and described below along with fees for each group.  All "Plus" groups require a high level of commitment, both in attendance and effort in practices.  USA Swimming registration is also required for these groups.  It is optional for all other groups.  If you have any questions about which group your swimmer(s) should be in, please contact Coach Tom. 

**Practice days and times are subject to change based on registration numbers, pool space, and social distancing restrictions.  Please refer to the Current Practice Times page for the most up-to-date schedule.  Minimum practice requirements may also change based on the number of practices offered per week.**

*Due to the uncertainty and ever-changing schedules of this season, there will be no fees collected during initial registration.  Once all practice groups have settled into a routine and things become more stable, YMCA staff will enter all swimmers into our billing system and all families will be notified that fees can now be paid.  As always, families will be required to have a credit card on file in order to charge monthly payments and/or meet fees.*

 

Developmental: $765 at registration or 6 payments of $127.50*

Age: 10 & Under

USA Swimming registration optional

Minimum Practice Requirement: None

This group is for novice 10 & under swimmers. Prerequisites for this group are the ability to swim 25 yards freestyle unassisted with some form of rotary breathing as well as 25 yards of backstroke.  Swimmers will learn proper mechanics to swim each of the four competitive strokes legally and efficiently.  Swimmers will also learn proper technique for racing starts and turns.  Swimmers will be taught proper practice etiquette that they will be expected to use at all times.  There is a heavy emphasis on kicking to help swimmers develop stability in the water.

 

Junior: $810 at registration or 6 payments of $135*

Age: 10 & Under

USA Swimming registration optional

Minimum Practice Requirement: None

This group is for proficient 10 & Under swimmers. Swimmers in this group can perform all four competitive strokes legally (perhaps with the exception of the breaststroke kick). The main focus of this group is proper technique and maintaining good practice habits. Swimmers will become more comfortable with longer swimming distances and set.  Swimmers will become more experienced with using the pace clock and understanding swimming terminology.

 

Junior Plus: $840 at registration or 6 payments of $140; $80 USA Swimming fee at registration*

Age: 9-10

USA Swimming registration required

Minimum Practice Requirement: 4 days per week**

This group is for 9-10 year old swimmers who excel in their age group and are seeking to improve endurance and racing skills. These swimmers must be highly motivated.  Swimmers in this group are expected to be proficient in reading the pace clock. Swimmers will learn to maintain stroke technique while developing endurance and speed in a more structured training environment. Dryland sessions will focus on coordination, balance and core stability development.

 

Intermediate: $855 at registration or 6 payments of $142.50*

Age: 11-12

USA Swimming registration optional

Minimum Practice Requirement: none

This group is a transitional group from Junior in that there is an increased focus on training. This group is also for swimmers who cannot maintain a pace of 2:00 per 100 yards freestyle or 2:30 per 100 yards kicking. Technique work is still a high priority, but there is an increase in the training workload. Swimmers will learn how to maintain proper stroke mechanics while doing more interval-based training.  Swimmers will be expected to follow proper practice etiquette and use a pace clock.

 

Intermediate Plus: $885 at registration or 6 payments of $147.50; $80 USA Swimming fee at registration*

Age: 11-12

USA Swimming registration required

Minimum Practice Requirement: 4 days per week**

This group is for more competitive and committed swimmers who are seeking to improve endurance and racing skills.  These swimmers will be learning more advanced racing and training skills. These swimmers have an internal drive to get better and have good listening skills.  Swimmers must be able to hold 2:00 per 100 yards of freestyle and 2:30 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats.  Swimmers in this group should be working towards maintaining a pace of 1:30 per 100 yards freestyle and 2:00 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats.

 

Senior: $930 at registration or 6 payments of $155*

Age: 13 & Over

USA Swimming registration optional

Minimum Practice Requirement: none

This group is for swimmers who are looking for less of a commitment than the Senior Plus group. This group is also for swimmers who cannot maintain a pace of 2:00 per 100 yards freestyle or 2:30 per 100 yards kicking.  Swimmers will be expected to follow proper practice etiquette and put forth a sincere effort at all practices attended.  Proper technique is still emphasized; however, training is a main focus in the group.

 

Senior Plus: $1,050 at registration or 6 payments of $175; $80 USA Swimming fee at registration*

Age: 13 & Over

USA Swimming registration required

Minimum Practice Requirement: 4 days per week**

This group is for highly motivated and committed swimmers.  Proper technique is still emphasized; however, training is the main focus in this group. Swimmers will be challenged with more complex training sets and they will learn more advanced racing skills. The dryland program will increase core strength and muscular endurance. Swimmers must be able to hold 1:45 per 100 yards of freestyle and 2:15 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats.  Select swimmers in this group will have the opportunity to register for 1-2 dryland sessions per week administered by a certified personal trainer working closely with the swim coach.  There is an extra cost associated with this opportunity. 

**Practice days and times are subject to change based on registration numbers, pool space, and social distancing restrictions.  Please refer to the Current Practice Times page for the most up-to-date schedule.  Minimum practice requirements may also change based on the number of practices offered per week.**

 

Additional Fees: Most of the meets we attend have additional fees associated with them.  Separate fees for each meet are detailed on that meet's Event Page.  Fees for meets will be charged to your YMCA account on, or about, the Friday after the meet.  All families must have a credit card on file at the Y for the purpose of charging meet fees.   

 

Multi-swimmer discounts: for families with multiple swimmers we will apply the following discounts off of the base team fees (not including USA Swimming).

2 swimmers: 5% off the lower cost group

3 swimmers: 5% off the lowest cost group and 5% off the next lowest cost group

4 swimmers: 10% off the lowest cost group, 5% off the next lowest cost group, and 5% off the next lowest cost group

5 swimmers: 10% off the lowest cost group, 10% off the next lowest cost group, 5% off the next lowest cost group, and 5% off the next lowest cost group