Training Groups

ASC Travel Group

Looking to excel to their highest potential, the ASC Travel Group travels to meets in the perpetual quest of self-improvement, best times, new cut times and the next level. The group is looking to get their ASC caps out front, conquer their goals one stroke at a time, and push Asheville Swim Club forward in the greater swimming community.  Parents are involved in their athlete’s quest to be not only competitive but successful.


Practice Schedule

The ASC Travel group has practice options every day, Monday-Saturday.  With exception upon the coach’s discretion, the ASC Travel Group will practice with these guidelines:

  • Monday- Friday 5-7:30 pm, Saturday: 8-10:30 am. 

Tentative Practice Schedule when School gets out:

  • Tues/Wed/Thurs @ the Asheville School 7:45-10 am. 
  • Monday-Friday @ Rec Park Pool: 5:45 - 8 pm 

Travel Team Requirements:

  1. The ASC Travel group is called such because the group is expected to travel to and compete in meets, home and away.  The meet schedule is found HERE.

  2. The ASC Travel group attends all of their expected practice requirements.

    1. Per practice, two workouts will be run.  Athletes are grouped based on ability. One for advanced 13 and overs from one end of the pool and one for younger athletes from the other. Occasionally, both groups will be together.  

  3. Required Equipment:

    1. Team Suit, practice suit, Team Cap

    2. 12 and Under Athletes: Kickboard, Snorkel, Fins, Mesh Bag, Pull Buoy

    3. 13 and Over Athletes: Kickboard, Snorkel, Fins, Mesh Bag, Paddles, Pull Buoy,


ASC Local Group

The ASC Local group is looking for fun, team spirit, and excitement that comes with being a member of Asheville Swim Club. Athletes in our Local program spend a significant time focused on refining stroke techniques using stroke drill progressions each season.  Athletes are also challenged to bring new technical developments into local competition.  Goals include developing and executing racing strategy, demonstrating sportsmanship and teamwork, and increased practice skills.   Although ASC Local is open to all age groups, this group is designed for athletes ages 12 and under.  

Practice Schedule

  • ASC Local - to be determined.


ASC Local Team Requirements:

  1. Although this group is not required to travel to “away” meets, ASC Local Team athletes will compete in SMAC Home meets and ASC Mini meets.  

    1. There will be a maximum average of one local meet per month.  

  2. Required Equipment

    1. Team Suit

    2. Team Shirt

    3. Team Cap

    4. Goggles

  3. ASC Local Athletes have the ability to compete in travel meets.  Athletes will incur a $40 Travel Fee per Travel Meet.

  4. ASC Local Parents will be required to Volunteer at ASC or SMAC Home Meets.


Stroke School

This group is just gaining their footing in the water. They’re focused on learning to be comfortable, master flutter kicking, streamline and other swimming basics.  Athletes will be introduced to the mechanics of all four strokes.

Stroke School athletes are accompanied by a coach in the water, where they learn water safety skills, dives, and have a blast in the pool!  The group is for developmental swimmers only and is designed for swimmers ages 4-7.


Practice Schedule

  • To be Determined


Required Equipment

Bathing Suit, Goggles, Cap and a smile! ​​


A note on Group Placement

It is the responsibility of the coaches to place athletes in the appropriate group.  Coaches reserve the right to place athletes in the correct group.