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                         Age Group Training Levels       

Swimmers on the Age Group Competitive teams will be required to attend practice and to attend and compete at meets throughout each season with focus on end of season ending championships (ie: December Meet/ Age Group and  District Championship in February and Summer Awards Champs in July)  Swimmers will be expected to attend “in-season” competitions regularly approximately one per month. All swimmers on the competitive AGe Group programs (unless indicated) will have a one time registration fee of $130 for the first swimmer and $115 for any additional swimmers in the family, along with becoming members of the Carter Athletic Center (CAC). The CAC Membership will be added ($60) to each families monthly invoice through team unify (our website). Each swimmer/family will have the option to pay for the season/year in full (at a reduced rate) or opt to pay in monthly installments for their commitment level.  Please click this link to see the 2017-2018 Group Training Fees.   Please note that meet fees and coach travel fees (related to meet fees) are additional charges that will be invoiced.

 AGE GROUP BRONZE (AGB)  -

(Begins Weds, Sept. 6th, 2017)  Practices: 3:30-5:00pm   Mon, Wed & Fri   &  11:00-12:30pm on Sat

The Age Group Bronze (AGB) team is the first step in our competitive Age Group Swimming swimming program.  This group places emphasis on proper technique while building an aerobic base for each swimmer that will help progress them to the higher Age Group teams and into our Senior Teams.  Swimmers in the AGB team should be able to legally swim all 4 strokes.  An emphasis will be placed on swimming correctly while increasing the workload throughout each season.  The coaching staff will also teach the swimmers the principle that work can be fun and being to explain the 'process' that entail competitive swimming. Thus instilling a life long love for the sport of swimming!  Dryland (non water exercises body weight exercises) will be introduced for swimmers on the AGB team.  Swimmers from the AGB team will advance into the Age Group Silver team or if warranted the Age Group Gold team.  

Ages:                              Primarily swimmers age 7-10 years old

Practice Sessions:                   4x per week (75-90 Minutes)

Attendance Requirement:     2x per week minimum to stay in group

               Meet Requirement:               Expected to compete once per month.  In addition to all swimmers in AGB will be entered in the following meets (if qualified): December Championship Meet; District Champs in Feb; Age Group Champs in March, Summer Awards Champs in July and Age Group Champs in July.

Registration Commitment:   7-Month (with a 4-month additional option for summer)

- or - 11-Month Commitment. 

AGE GROUP SILVER (AGS)-

(Begins Tuesday, Sept. 5th 2017) - Primarily 9-13 yr olds      Mon. thru Thurs & Sat Practice (90 minutes)

Age Group Silver is the second step in our Competitive Age Group swimming program.  Practices will continue to have an emphasis placed on proper swimming technique and continually build one’s aerobic base, ‘dryland’ intensity will be increased and continue to focus on strength and flexibility.  Swimmers in this group will be taught that working hard, regular attendance and learning the process of competitive swimming can put the ‘fun’ in swimming.  The AGS team serves as bridge for AGB swimmers prior to moving to the AGG and also serves as a place for a swimmer to continue to focus on detail and become prepared for the AGG team.

            Ages:                                     Primarirly 9-13 years of age

            Practice Sessions:                   5x per week (90 minutes)

            Attendance Requirement:      3x per week minimum to stay in on AGS

               Meet Requirement:               Expected to compete once per month.  In addition to all swimmers in AGS will be entered in the following meets (if qualified): December Championship Meet; District Champs in Feb; Age Group Champs in March, Summer Awards Champs in July and Age Group Champs in July.

            Registration Commitment:        7-Month (with a 4-month additional option for summer)

             - or - 11-Month Commitment. 

 AGE GROUP GOLD (AGG)

(Begins Tuesday, Sept. 5th, 2017)     Primarily 11-14 yrs old       Mon. thru Fri & Sat (90-120 minutes)

Age Group Gold is the highest level in our Age Group Swimming Program.  Swimmers in this group are experienced in the sport of swimming and have a strong understanding and passion for what it takes to compete and train at a high level.  The AGG team will work on developing/mastering physical conditioning, training terminology and racing.  Proper stroke technique will be reinforced while training intensity is increased. Dryland training will be increased and becomes a mandatory portion of the swimmer’s training while focusing on strength, flexibility and injury prevention.  Goal setting and race strategies will become more detailed and competition focused.  Swimmers from this group will advance into one of our Senior Level teams.  The Coaching Staff will work together to place swimmers in the appropriate Senior Team based on training ability, commitment level, swim meet level achieved and consistent swim meet attendance.

            Ages:                                 11-14 years of age

                Practice Sessions:                    6x per week (90-120 minutes)

Attendance Requirements:    4x per week minimum to stay on the AGG team.

AGG Admittance:                  Coach approval only

               Meet Requirements:              Expected to compete once per month.  In addition to all swimmers in AGG will be entered in the following meets (if qualified): December Championship Meet; District Champs in Feb; Age Group Champs in March, Summer Awards Champs in July and Age Group Champs in July.

Registration Commitment:   11-Month Commitment