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Practice Groups (Location: Vista del Lago HS, Folsom)  See Meet Schedule Tab for practice times.

The Folsom Wahoos Swim Team consists of four distinct swim groups to help provide what each swimmer needs to develop their strokes. Swim Group placement is at the sole discretion of the coaching staff.

Folsom Wahoos Training Groups and Minimum Requirements  - Registration fees for each swimmer is $125. (Registration fee includes team logo shirt, team logo cap and car sticker).

 

White Group– target grades Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.

$100 five day program/month and $80 two day program/month

  • Entrance requirements for White group
    • Freestyle with side breathing 25 yards
    • Backstroke 25 yards
    • Some knowledge of breaststroke kick
  • Training goals/philosophy for White Group
    • Swimmers will learn the following
      • How to train in a group setting
      • Kicking will be the primary cardiovascular training element
      • Strokes will be refined/taught with drills designed to give this age group the “muscle memory” necessary to succeed in the sport of swimming
      • Intervals will be used for kicking and drills – swimmer will start to understand intervals
      • Streamlines, turns, dives, race finishes will be part of practice each week
      • Daily yards 1,000-1,800
        • Equipment needs for White Group
        • http://swimoutlet.com/fwst
          • GOGGLES AND EXTRA GOGGLES
          • Water bottle
          • Kickboard
          • Long swim fins
          • Mesh bag for gear
  • The Wahoos offer a unique two day program for White Group swimmers.  The White Group is our entry group and we want to offer quality programming for our members while allowing younger/novice athletes the ability to participate in other sports or activities.  The 2 day program is offered for $80/month and can be purchase on a Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday format.  Please contact membership services with any questions info@folsomwahoos.org

 

Silver Group– target grades 3rd, 4th and 5th

$137 five day program/month -- $120 three day program/month

  • Entrance requirements for Silver group
    • 100 yard freestyle with turns
    • 50 backstroke
    • 50 breaststroke with legal kick
    • 25 butterfly
  • Training goals/philosophy for Silver Group
    • Swimmers will learn the following
      • How to build camaraderie in a group setting
      • Kicking will remain primary fitness component with longer sets of swimming introduced
      • Strokes will be refined/taught with drills designed to give this age group the “muscle memory” necessary to succeed in the sport of swimming
      • Intervals will be used for kicking, drills and swimming – swimmer will start to understand pacing for practice and competition.
      • Streamlines, turns, dives, race finishes will be part of practice each week
      • Daily yards 2,000-3,000
        • Equipment needs for Silver Group
        • http://swimoutlet.com/fwst
          • GOGGLES AND EXTRA GOGGLES
          • Water bottle
          • Kickboard
          • Long swim fins
          • Speedo “Biofuse Finger Paddles”
          • pull buoy
          • mesh bag

 

Blue Group– target grades – highly proficient 5th, 6th and 7th graders

$158/month

Entrance requirements for Blue group

  • 200 IM – legal strokes and turns will be evaluated
  • 10 x 100 (yards) on training interval that meets the intervals in the group at the time of the tryout
  • Training goals/philosophy for Blue Group
    • Swimmers will learn the following
      • How to build camaraderie in a group setting
      • Kicking will remain primary fitness component with longer sets of swimming introduced
      • Strokes will be refined with drills designed to give this age group the “muscle memory” necessary to succeed in the sport of swimming
      • Intervals will be used for kicking, drills and swimming – swimmer will start to understand pacing for practice and competition.
      • Streamlines, turns, dives, race finishes will be part of practice each week
      • Daily yards 4,000-5,500
        • Equipment needs for Blue Group
        • http://swimoutlet.com/fwst
          • GOGGLES AND EXTRA GOGGLES
          • Water bottle
          • Kickboard
          • Long swim fins
          • Finger paddles
          • Swimmers front mounted snorkel
          • Strokemaker swim paddle
          • pull buoy
          • mesh bag

 

Pre-Senior Group – target grades – 8th graders through high school

$168/month plus dry land fee $11/month

Entrance requirements for Silver group

  • 200 IM – legal strokes and turns will be evaluated
  • 10 x 100 (yards) on training interval that meets the intervals in the group at the time of the tryout
  • Training goals/philosophy for Pre-Senior Group
    • Swimmers will learn the following
      • How to build camaraderie in a group setting
      • Kicking will remain primary fitness component with longer sets of swimming introduced
      • Strokes will be refined with drills designed to give this age group the “muscle memory” necessary to succeed in the sport of swimming
      • Intervals will rapidly change to meet the needs of the swimmers in the group.
      • Streamlines, turns, dives, race finishes will be part of practice each week
      • Daily yards 4,500-6,500
        • Equipment needs for Blue Group
        • http://swimoutlet.com/fwst
          • GOGGLES AND EXTRA GOGGLES
          • Water bottle
          • Kickboard
          • Long swim fins
          • Finger paddles
          • Swimmers front mounted snorkel
          • Strokemaker swim paddle
          • pull buoy
          • mesh bag
          • nose clip
          • yoga mat

Senior Group - NEW FALL 2017 (under construction)

 

Folsom Wahoos Swim Outlet Portal  USE this link to purchase all swim gear, goggles and suits.  The pricing is highly competitive and the team earns money every time you shop.

 

Family Discount

  • The Wahoos offer a family discount for families with three or more swimmers on the team.  A discount of 6% off the all athletes will be applied.  The discount is only available for athletes paying full dues (2 day option does not qualify for the discount). 
  • Registration fees for families will be capped at $300.  Swimmers placing more than three swimmers on the Wahoos only pay registration fees for the first three children.