Long Beach Aquatics offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of Long Beach Aquatics to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.
All movements within groups must have full recommendation from the head coach, present Coach and new. It is up to the coaches to move swimmers from one group to another, not parents. Please trust our experience and knowledge as coaches, and please know that we have your child’s best interest at heart. If a child moves groups before they are ready, not only in ability but maturity as well, it will only hinder their development as a swimmer. The coaching staff has every right to move a swimmer back to a previous group if they are not meeting the minimum requirements of a current group. We do not move swimmers into a new training group for carpool purposes.
Please call us at 516-431-3890 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.
This group is intended for 9 & unders: the goal of this group is for swimmers to learn all 4 strokes legally as well as competition at a very basic level. Swimmers in this group will experience almost all technique work and very little yardage. Swimmers in Blue group will begin to learn all 4 strokes legally, including starts-turns and finishes for each stroke. (Blue group has 2 coaches and the swimmers are divided by age, experience, & ability)
White group is generally for 10 & Overs. They are still in the process of learning all 4 strokes (including starts, turns & finishes) legally. They will still get mostly technique work, but are also learning what a workout consists of as well as competing in both dual meets as well as USS meets.
Swimmers in this group know all 4 strokes, starts, turns, finishes legally. Swimmers in this group must compete in all the dual meets and compete in at least 1 USS meet a month. Swimmers in this group are strongly encouraged to make at least 3 practices a week and will experience a workout which consists of 60% technique, 40% training.
Swimmers in this group will experience a true workout in all forms, from interval training, increased yardage, technique work, as well as “get out Swims” (where a swimmer is given a specific time they must achieve in an event of coaches choice). The goal of this group is to qualify for and compete in Silvers, JO’s as well as all dual/USS meets. Swimmers are expected to be at practice 4 days a week. Dryland is also offered for red group 4 days a week and should be looked at as party of their regular training program.
Swimmers who have qualified for & competed in either Silver, Junior Olympics, or Zone Quals/Zones. Swimmers are expected to attend practices 4-5 days a week (including Dryland) Saturday practices are mandatory. When double practices are offered, they are mandatory as well. Swimmers in this group will experience a true workout in all forms, from interval training, increased yardage, technique work as well as “get out Swims” (where a swimmer is given a specific time they must achieve in an event of coaches choice). The goal of this group is JO’s, Zones, or Senior Mets. If a swimmer is unable or unwilling to meet the commitment (whether in attendance or performance), movement to a different training group will take place.
13-overs who are serious about their training and Swimming careers. Swimmers in this group must participate in all meets, qualified for & competed in any of the following: JO’s, Zones, Senior Mets, Sectionals, & Nationals. Swimmers are expected to be at practice a minimum of 5 days a week with Saturdays being mandatory. When doubles are offered, they are mandatory as well. Swimmers must be able to complete the workouts as written. Entry into this group is by invite only. Dryland training is offered 4 days a week, and is considered part of practice.
We here at LBA understand and encourage the swimmers doing other sports & Activities outside of the pool & while LBA has no official attendance policy for the younger groups (Blue, White & Red), it is important to understand that swimmers who are at practice more often could possibly progress faster than if they only go to practice 1-2 a week.