Practice Groups and Fees-Fall Practice Schedule
SASO offers training groups for all ages and abilities. Swimmers are placed in practice groups that are geared towards their long-term development as well as an appropriate social setting based on age.
Dues listed below are charged on a monthly basis from September-July (note that the first month's dues are charged upon registration).
All groups are charged $40 in August of 2020 (discounted dues for all groups.)
Intro to Otters 12 and under $60 per month
This group introduces swimming technique in a fun, non-competitive environment. Swimmers will learn skills necessary to transition from swim lessons to swim team. Groups are limited to six swimmers per coach. Swimmers can register for either M/W or T/TH group (separate groups.) No Intro Groups offered in November-February.
Beginner Otters 12 and under $69 per month
M/W/F 4:00-4:30 pm
This introductory group introduces swimming technique in a fun, non-competitive environment. This group focuses on all four competitive strokes as well as swim skills such as turns and dives.
Yellow Otters 10 and under $95 per month
This group focuses on stroke technique improvement and skills, including starts and basic turns in a fun, non-competitive environment. May split into Yellow 1 and Yellow 2 if needed.
Blue Otters 11-14 year olds $123 per month
M-F 4:00-5:00 pm
This group is for swimmers with a basic knowledge of the four competitive strokes. The emphasis is fitness, fun, and stroke/turn/dive technique. Swimmers in this group can transition to either our Competitive groups or Otter Fit groups. Local swim meets are encouraged.
Age Group 8-10 year olds $138 per month
Mon-Fri 5:00-6:30 pm
Sat 7:30-9:00 am
This group is a transition group between our developmental and our competitive program. Swimmers continue to improve on stroke technique while building endurance and conditioning. The swimmers in the group are expected to participate in scheduled swim meets. This group has attendance and meet the requirements.
Junior 11-13 year olds $152 per month
M/W/F 5:00-6:30 pm
T/TH 4:45-6:30 pm (includes dryland)
Sat 7:30-9:00 am
This group is for motivated, goal-oriented swimmers who want to be the best they can be in competitive swimming. Workouts integrate endurance, speed, and stroke technique. This is a competitive group with training and competition criteria. Dryland two days per week. This group has attendance and meet the requirements.
Otter Fit 11 and older $130 per month
M/T/TH 6:00-7:00 pm
The group is available for swimmers 11 and older looking to maintain fitness thru swimming. No volunteer/fundraising requirements. Swimmers do not compete at USA sanctioned swim meets.
Senior 2 13 & older $144 per month
Mon/Wed/Fri 4:00-6:00 pm
Tue/Thu 4:45-6:15 pm
Sat 7:30-9:00 am
Swimmers continue to improve stroke technique while building endurance and conditioning. Swimmers are encouraged to participate in scheduled swim meets. 8th graders may be moved to this group in the spring.
*Senior 2 swimmers may attend weekday morning workouts.
Senior 1 14 & older (high school) $159 per month
M/W/F 4:00-6:00 pm
T/TH 4:00-6:15 pm
W/F 5:45-7:00 am No morning practice on meet days
Sat 7:00-9:00 am
Swimmers in this group are competitive and committed swimmers. Workouts are designed to make the swimmer the best they can be. This group has training, commitment, and competition criteria. Dryland up to five days per week. Mornings available at the college this year. This group has attendance and meet requirements.
13 year old swimmers may be considered for this group with 2 or more USA swimming sectional times.
Kroc Center-SASO Groups
Silver Otters-Kroc Center 4 and older $58 per month
T/TH 4:30-5:00 pm
This group introduces swimming technique in a fun, non-competitive environment. Kroc
Beginner swimmers can register with USA swimming with a flex membership.
Gold Otters-Kroc Center 5 and older $68 per month
T/TH 5:00-6:00 pm
This group focuses on stroke technique and skills, including starts and basic turns in a fun, non-competitive environment. This is a combined Yellow/Blue Otter group.