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Alpha Aquatics – Pre-Competitive Groups

Pre-Competitive/Level 1

Currently 6p to 6:30p (will move to 5:00pm to 5:30pm once the Plunge re-opens), Monday thru Thursday

This is our beginners group.  Swimmers in this group should be at least 5 years old, comfortable in the water and ready to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming.  This group will be focused on learning independent floating, freestyle side-breathing, freestyle and backstroke kicking, and proper body position.

Objectives

  1. To introduce beginning swimmers to the pool environment and to become familiar and comfortable in the water.
  2. To achieve complete independence and confidence in the water.
  3. To learn independent back float with proper rotation
  4. To begin basic kicking.
  5. To move around the pool independently with proper body position and kicking.
  6. To prepare swimmers for Level 2.

 

Pre-Competitive/Level 2

Currently 6:30p to 7:15p (will be 5:30pm to 6:15pm once the Plunge re-opens) Monday thru Thursday

This is the next group after Level 1 and appropriate for swimmers who may have had previous swimming lessons experience and want to continue to learn the fundamentals of competitive swimming.  Swimmers in Level 2 MUST be able to back float, and kick (back/free).  Swimmers in Level 2 will be focused on continuing developing the fundamentals of freestyle, and proper body position, along with intro to backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly drills.

Objectives

  1. To focus on correct breathing and body positioning for freestyle and backstroke.
  2. To further develop rotation drills and streamlining.
  3. To master catch-up freestyle drills and backstroke switch drills.
  4. To introduce breaststroke and butterfly kicking.
  5. To ensure swimmers don’t need hands-on instruction.
  6. To prepare swimmers for Level 3.

 

Pre-Competitive/Level 3

6:15pm to 7:00pm, Monday thru Thursday

This is our most advanced pre-competitive group, and a good fit for those swimmers who have had previous swimming lessons experience, have mastered all of the Level 2 skills and are excited to continue to learn all the fundamentals of competitive swimming.  Swimmers in Level 3 must be able to back float, side-breathe in freestyle, and kick all of the strokes.  They will continue to develop proper freestyle body position, along with more advanced stroke specific drills.  Racing skills such as dives and turns are introduced in this level.

Objectives

  1. To solidify good technique for full freestyle and backstroke.
  2. To continue developing breast and fly through stroke specific drills.
  3. To introduce starts and turns.  
  4. To further develop good kicking for all strokes.
  5. To prepare swimmers for our Racing Development/Bronze group and to compete in swim meets.

 

Pricing for Pre-Competitive Groups

Level 1

4 Sessions per Week

$200 per month

$540 per 3 month

2 Sessions per Week

$100 per month

$270 per 3 months

 

Level 2

4 Sessions per Week

$240 per month

$650 per 3 months

2 Sessions per Week

$120 per month

$325 per 3 months

 

Level 3

4 Sessions per Week

$180 per month

$485 per 3 months

 

 

Alpha Aquatics - Competitive Swim Groups

 

Racing Development/Bronze ($135/month)

Monday – Thursday 5pm – 5:45pm, Friday 5pm-6pm

The Racing Development/Bronze Group is our entry-level competitive group.  The typical age range for swimmers in this group is 6 – 9 years old.  It is intended for young swimmers who are able to swim and kick all of the strokes and do flip turns.  Swimmers in this group will learn racing starts and skills, further develop each of the strokes and attend meets.

The Bronze group is offered 4x 45 minute and 1x 60 minute practices per week.  They are expected to attend at least 3 swim meets per year.  Swimmers in this group progress best when they attend 3 – 5 practices per week.

Required Equipment

  1. Water Bottle
  2. Kickboard
  3. Fins (DMC Training Fins)
  4. Paddles (Strokemakers)
  5. Pull Buoy
  6. Snorkel

 

Objectives

  1. To continue to refine technique in each of the four strokes.
  2. To learn racing starts and other racing skills
  3. To gain strength in the water.
  4. To attend swim meets.
  5. To legally complete either a 100 Individual Medley or a 25 yard distance of each stroke.

 

Racing Development/Silver ($165/month)

Monday – Thursday 5:45pm – 6:45pm, Friday 5pm-6pm

The Racing Development/Silver Group is our second highest racing development group.   The typical age range for swimmers in this group is 7 – 10 years old.  It is intended for young swimmers who have competition experience.  Swimmers in this group will further develop all competitive racing skills in each of the strokes and attend at least 3 meets per year.

The Silver group is offered 5x 60 minute practices per week.  They will attend at least 3 swim meets per year.  Swimmers in this group are required to attend 3 – 5 practices per week.

Required Equipment

  1. Water Bottle
  2. Kickboard
  3. Fins (DMC Training Fins)
  4. Paddles (Strokemakers)
  5. Pull Buoy
  6. Snorkel

Objectives

  1. To continue to refine technique in each of the four strokes.
  2. To gain strength in the water.
  3. To regularly attend swim meets.
  4. To legally complete either a 200 Individual Medley or a 50 yard distance of each stroke.

Racing Development/Silver Transition ($185/month)

Monday – Thursday 5:45pm – 6:45pm, Friday 5pm-6pm, Saturday 8am-9am

The Racing Development/Silver Transition Group practices as a part of the Silver group during the weekdays, and swims on Saturday mornings for an hour as well.  It is for swimmers at the top end of the Silver group and focuses on the individualized specific skills necessary for each swimmer to move into the Gold group.  The typical age range for swimmers in this group is 7 – 10 years old.  All skills, requirements objectives are the same as the regular Silver group.

Racing Development/Gold ($200/month)

Monday – Friday 5pm – 6:30pm, Saturday 8am - 9:30am

The Racing Development/Gold Group is highest level racing development group.   The typical age range for swimmers in this group is 8 – 11 years old.  Competitive swimming is the primary sport each swimmer in this group does.  It is intended for young swimmers who have considerable competition experience.  Swimmers in this group will further develop all competitive racing skills in each of the strokes. 

The Gold group is offered 6x 90 minute practices per week.  They will attend a meet at least once a month, and specifically attend the Summer Junior Olympics and the Winter Age Group Championships.  Swimmers in this group are required to attend practices 4 -6 times per week.

Required Equipment

  1. Water Bottle
  2. Kickboard
  3. Fins (DMC Training Fins)
  4. Paddles (Strokemakers)
  5. Pull Buoy
  6. Snorkel

Objectives

  1. To continue to refine technique in each of the four strokes.
  2. To continue to gain strength in the water.
  3. To regularly attend swim meets.
  4. To legally complete either a 200 Individual Medley or a 50 yard distance of each stroke.
  5. To achieve at least 1 red time standard as defined by Southern California Swimming.

Junior Group ($230/month)

Monday – Thursday 5pm – 7pm @El Segundo Wiseburn, Friday @LMU, Saturday 8am - 10am @El Segundo Wiseburn

The Junior group is intended for young competitive swimmers who enjoy training and competing year round and who would like to do so at a higher level.  The typical age range for swimmers in this group is 9 – 13 years old.  Competitive swimming is the only sport each swimmer in this group does.  It is intended for swimmers who have compete very regularly.

The Junior group is offered 6x 2 hour practices per week.  They will attend a meet at least once a month, and specifically attend the Summer Junior Olympics and the Winter Age Group Championships.  Swimmers in this group are required to attend practices 5 -6 times per week.

Required Equipment

  1. Water Bottle
  2. Kickboard
  3. Fins (DMC Training Fins)
  4. Paddles (Strokemakers)
  5. Pull Buoy
  6. Snorkel

Objectives

  1. To continue to refine technique in each of the four strokes.
  2. To continue to gain strength in the water.
  3. To regularly attend swim meets.
  4. To achieve at least 1 blue time standard as defined by Southern California Swimming.

Senior Development Group ($250/month)

Monday – Thursday @LMU, Friday 5pm-7pm @El Segundo Wiseburn, Saturday @LMU

The Senior Development group is intended as a transition from the Junior group to the Senior group.  The typical age for swimmers in this group is 13 years old and up.  Competitive swimming is the only sport each swimmer in this group does.  It is intended for swimmers who have compete very regularly.

The Senior Development group is offered 6x 2 hour practices per week.  They will attend a meet at least once a month, and specifically attend the Summer Junior Olympics and the Winter Age Group Championships.  Swimmers in this group are required to attend practices 5 -6 times per week.

Required Equipment

  1. Water Bottle
  2. Kickboard
  3. Fins (DMC Training Fins)
  4. Paddles (Strokemakers)
  5. Pull Buoy
  6. Snorkel

Objectives

  1. To get into the Senior group
  2. To continue to refine technique in each of the four strokes.
  3. To continue to gain strength in the water.
  4. To regularly attend swim meets.
  5. To achieve JO, WAG, JAG and Sectional standards.

Senior Group ($300/month)

Monday – Thursday @LMU, Friday 5pm-7pm @El Segundo Wiseburn, Saturday @LMU

Monday and Friday Mornings 5:30am – 7am

The Senior group is intended for competitive swimmers who are training to compete at the highest levels in the sport.  The typical age for swimmers in this group is 13 years old and up.  Competitive swimming is the only sport each swimmer in this group does.  It is intended for swimmers who compete very regularly.

The Senior group is offered 6x 2 hour afternoon practices per week and 2x 1:30 practices in the morning.  They will attend a meet at least once a month, and specifically attend the Summer Junior Olympics and the Winter Age Group Championships.  Swimmers in this group are required to attend practices 6-8 times per week.

Required Equipment

  1. Water Bottle
  2. Kickboard
  3. Fins (DMC Fins)
  4. Paddles (Strokemakers)
  5. Pull Buoy
  6. Snorkel

Objectives

  1. To continue to refine technique in each of the four strokes.
  2. To continue to gain strength in the water.
  3. To regularly attend swim meets.
  4. To successfully compete at the JO, WAG, JAG, Sectional levels.
  5. To achieve Futures, Junior National, National and Olympic Trial standards.

 

Alpha Aquatics – Non-Competitive Swim Groups

Junior Development

The Junior Development group is our lower level non-competitive group, so there is no meet attendance requirement.  The typical age range for swimmers in this group is 11 - 13 years old.  It is intended for swimmers who are able to swim and kick all of the strokes and do flip turns and who can swim a 100 yard freestyle in a 1:20 to 1:40 range.

This group is also a good choice for swimmers who want to prepare for junior guards, or to keep fit and improve as swimmers for water polo.

Required Equipment

  1. Water Bottle
  2. Kickboard
  3. Fins (DMC Training Fins)
  4. Paddles (Strokemakers)
  5. Pull Buoy
  6. Snorkel

Objectives

  1. To continue to refine technique in each of the four strokes.
  2. To gain strength and build fitness in the water.