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Swimming is a wholesome, positive activity because no matter where you are in the swimming progression, the sport encompasses the fundamental elements that parents love. At Aqua Swift Aquatics, we believe that the core benefits of swimming include...

  • Fun. It might be the exhalation of achieving your goal time, supporting your friends at a swim meet, or engaging in our group oriented events. They will stay involved because it is FUN!
  • Fitness. Getting kids to be water safe, keeping them moving with fundamental aerobic activity, or low impact workouts; swimming keeps its participants in incredible sharp and teaches basic FITNESS principles that will last a life time.
  • Friends. Ask any child why they enjoy a sport, and most will tell you about the friendships they have made in the sport. This creates positive support groups; not only for the sport of swimming but for all stages of life.

The most important thing you can do as the parent of a swimmer is to love and support your child, both in and out of the pool. This support is a key factor in fostering enjoyment and learning as well as contributing to the child's individual success in the pool. 

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Age Group Swimming Practice Groups

We look forward to having you on the team. Please remember that your practice group will be assigned to you by an Aqua Swift Coach. All coaches have the final say in what group each swimmer belongs to. 

Pre-Competitive

Pre-Competitive group is a great way to introduce your child to swimming. The swimmer will be learning the fundamentals building blocks of swimming. This is a beginner class that will help your child become comfortable with lap swimming. This is a 45 minute class.

Requirements: They must be at least 5 years old. They must be comfortable in the water. The athlete must be able to swim 25 meters with no assistance or touching the side of the pool. This is a beginner group class and is mostly performed in shallow depths. 

Requirements for Advancement: The athlete must be able to complete a 50 meter swim of freestyle and backstroke legally and under 1:45.

 ***This is not a year round group and will only practice September - November. Registration numbers will determine if this class makes.***


Level 1

This group is for a young swimmer looking to advance their swimming abilities. This group offers slow placed group-style instruction that will advance the swimmers skills in learning the fundamentals of the basic in all 4 strokes. This is a 45 minute class.

Requirements: The athlete must be able to swim a 50 meter swim of freestyle and backstroke.

Requirement For Advancement: Freestyle and backstroke must be legal. The athlete must be capable to performing the following.

6 X 50's Freestyle & Backstroke @ 1:30 / 6 X 25's Butterfly & Breaststroke @ 1:00

Click here for the full description of Level 1's learning expectations and requirements. 


Level 2

Level 2 is for entry level swimmers who are ready to be introduced to the excitement of competitive swimming. The swimmers will receive instruction on the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes along with starts and turns. This will help develop a mechanically efficient technique in each swimmer. Swimmers will have the opportunity to compete in local swim meets.

Requirements: Swimmers must be 6 years old. The athlete must be capable to performing the following.

6 X 50's Freestyle & Backstroke @ 1:45 / 6 X 25's Butterfly & Breaststroke @ 1:10

Requirement For Advancement: The athlete must be legally in all 4 strokes. The must be able to enter head first from a starting block. They must be able to complete the following workout continuously. 

2 X 50's Freestyle @ 1:10, 2 X 50's Backstroke @ 1:20, 4 X 50's Fly & Breast @ 1:40, 100 IM @ 2:45

Click here for the full description of Level 2's learning expectations and requirements.


Level 3

Level 3 is for the more accomplished and motivated swimmer. Training emphasis will focus on perfecting individual technique and endurance.  There will be an introduction to bodyweight dry land/ cross training. Swimmers will be given the technical background and preparation for local, state, and national competition. Participating in meets is expected in this group. 

Requirements: Swimmers must be a least 8 years old. They must poses advance skills in all 4 strokes along with starts and turns. The athlete must be able to complete.

4 X 50's Freestyle & Backstroke @ 1:15 / 4 X 50's Butterfly & Breaststroke @ 1:45

Requirements to Advance: The athlete must demonstrate advance technical skills in all 4 strokes, starts, and turns. The athlete must be able to complete the following in succession.

2 X 100's Freestyle @ 1:50 / Backstroke @ 2:00 / Fly & Breast @ 2:10 / IM @ 2:00

Click here for the full description of Level 3's learning expectations and requirements. 


Level 4

Training requirements and commitment levels for group 4 group are much greater and must be met on a constant basis to remain in the group. At this level, swimming is becoming the main focus of the athlete. Swimmers must consistently demonstrate goal oriented behavior and strive to reach high school varsity membership, STAGS, and junior national and senior national level competition. Advanced dry-land/cross training is required. Meet participation is required to remain in the group.

Requirements: Swimmers must be 11 years old. Athletes must be able to successfully complete.

2 X 100's Free @ 2:00 / Backstroke @ 2:10 / Fly & Breast 2:30 / IM @ 2:15

Requirements to Advance: The athlete must have made the decision that swimming is their main focus. They want to attempt State/National qualifying times and potential college recruitment. The athlete must be able to perform in succession.

4 X 100's Free @ 1:30 / Back & Fly @ 1:40 / Breast @ 1:50 / IM @ 2:00

Click here for the full description of Level 4's learning expectations and requirements. 


Level 5

At this level, swimming is the main focus of the athlete. Swimmers must consistently demonstrate goal oriented behavior and strive to reach high school state meets, TAGS, junior national and senior national level competition. Advanced dry-land/cross training is required. Meet participation is required to remain in the group.

Requirements: Swimmers must be 13 years old. Athletes must be able to successfully complete.

6 X 100's Free @ 1:45 / Back $ Fly @ 2:00 / Breast @ 2:10 / IM @ 2:20

Click here for the full description of Level 5's learning expectations and requirements.


Fitness/Masters

Our new Fitness Group is focused on giving swimmers the ability to use the power of swimming as a great way to experience the health effects of swimming. This group is not focused on USA swimming competitions, however all athletes will be registered with USA swimming. This group is intended for swimmers who love the sport of swimming, but are dedicated to other activities as well. 

Requirements: Swimmers must be 11 years old. Athletes must be able to follow a workout program independently. All workouts will be provided by an on deck coach with some stroke development and instruction. This class is intended for those wanting to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and develop their swimming abilities. 

The fitness/master group will be training for the Texas Armature Athletic Federation is   Click here to learn more about the winter TAAF competitions.


Swim Team Drop In

Our Swim Team Drop In is a great option for a swimmer who is not ready for a full time commitment to year round competitive swimming, but wants to achieve the basics of all four strokes and maintain a basic level of endurance.  You will be included in our afternoon practices with the team.

Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim a consecutive 200 freestyle. They must have a basic knowledge off all four strokes. The swimmer does not have to be legal in all four strokes. 

*Practices and stroke work will be done with the designated swimming group. If the swimmer can not perform the entire workout, they may scale the workout as needed. This is not individual lessons. 

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Are you ready to tryout? Please fill out the tryout form below. We can't wait to see you at the pool!

Click here to see the practice schedule.

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