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Practice Groups & Fees

Practice groups for the 2018-2019 Year-Round Team are listed and described below along with fees for each group.  Practice times are from now until the high school swimming season begins in November.  Adjustments to practice times in November will be announced as soon as they are finalized.  

All "Plus" and "Elite" 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. 

There will be Saturday practices for Senior Elite, Senior Plus, Intermediate Plus, Intermediate, Junior Plus, and Junior.  Times will be announced as soon as they are finalized (hopefully in the morning).   

 

Developmental: $705 at registration or 6 payments of $117.50

Age: 10 & Under

USA Swimming registration optional

Practice Days: M/W/F

Minimum Practice Requirement: None

Practice Times: 5:45-6:00p dryland, 6:00-7:00p swim

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. Competition at meets is encouraged.

 

Junior: $750 at registration or 6 payments of $125

Age: 10 & Under

USA Swimming registration optional

Practice Days: T/Th/F/S

Minimum Practice Requirement: None

Practice Times: T/Th/F 5:45-6:00p dryland, 6:00-7:00p swim

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. Competition at meets is encouraged.

 

Junior Plus: $855 at registration or $205 at registration then 5 payments of $130

Age: 9-10

USA Swimming registration required

Practice Days: M-S

Minimum Practice Requirement: 4 days per week

Practice Times: T/Th/F 5:45-6:00p dryland, 6:00-7:00p swim

M/W 5:30-6:00p dryland, 6:00-7:00p swim

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. Competition at meets is expected, including Championships.

 

Intermediate: $795 at registration or 6 payments of $132.50

Age: 11-12

USA Swimming registration optional

Practice Days: T/Th/F/S

Minimum Practice Requirement: none

Practice Times: 6:15-7:00p dryland on Friday only, 7:00-8:30p swim T/Th/F

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.  Competition at meets is encouraged.

 

Intermediate Plus: $900 at registration or $212.50 at registration then 5 payments of $137.50

Age: 11-12

USA Swimming registration required

Practice Days: M-S

Minimum Practice Requirement: 4 days per week

Practice Times: 6:15-7:00p dryland M/W/F, 7:00-8:30p swim M-F

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.  Competition at meets is expected, including Championships.

 

Senior: $870 at registration or 6 payments of $145

Age: 13 & Over

USA Swimming registration optional

Practice Days: T/Th/F

Minimum Practice Requirement: none

Practice Times: 6:00-7:00p dryland on Friday only, T/Th/F 3:45-6:00p swim

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. Competition at meets is encouraged.

 

Senior Plus: $1,020 at registration or $232.50 at registration then 5 payments of $157.50

Age: 13 & Over

USA Swimming registration required

Practice Days: M-S

Minimum Practice Requirement: 4 days per week

Practice Times: 6:00-7:00p M/W/F dryland, 3:45-6:00p swim

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 2:00 per 100 yards of freestyle and 2:30 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats. Competition at meets is expected, including Championships.

 

Senior Elite: $1,380 at registration or $292.50 at registration then 5 payments of $217.50

Age: 13 & Over

USA Swimming registration required

Practice Days: M-S

Minimum Practice Requirement: averaging a minimum of 90% of offered workouts per month including morning practices for high school swimmers

Practice Times: 6:00-7:00p T/Th dryland with coach 2 x per week, 6:00-7:00p F dryland with certified personal trainer, M-F 3:45-6:00p swim (morning workouts begin in late September for all high school swimmers)

*By coach invitation only due to dryland training restrictions

Swimmers in this group have a strong commitment level and passion for swimming due to the significantly increased training requirements. Proper technique is still emphasized; however, training is the main focus in this group. Swimmers should be able to comfortably hold 1:20 per 100 yards of freestyle and 1:50 per 100 yards kicking for multiple repeats. Swimmers will be challenged to learn and implement more advanced training and racing skills. Swimmers in this group will have 1-2 dryland sessions per week administered by a certified personal trainer working closely with the swim coach. Participating in all days of a competition is expected, including Championships.