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Pearl City Aquatics, Inc. (PCA) offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of PCA 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.

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Blue Group

This is our entry level group. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards without stopping and without assistance to try out with this group.  Swimmers will practice in different groups within the Blue Group depending on their level.  Athletes will learn all four competitive strokes and work on stroke, start and turn techniques.  Swimmers are encouraged to enter their first swim meets and continue entering meets about one per month.

Blue Group Coaches: Shige Pabila, Al Hong, Rodney Chong, Brendon Beasley
Pool location:   Pearl City District Park Pool
Workout Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 5:00PM - 6:30PM (except holidays)

 

White Group

From the Blue group, athletes move into this group.  Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have achieved at least AA-times (by Hawaiian Swimming Time Standards) in their events. This group is exposed to training longer with more yardage while still working on technique.  Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of at least twice per month.  Dryland training is highly recommended for athletes in this group.

White Group Coach: Ken Suenaga
Pool location: Veterans' Memorial Aquatic Center
Workout Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM (except holidays)

 

Purple - Senior Development Group

Minimum age for entry into this group is 13 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis, and competing regularly. Competition is required at all entry level swim meets and Age Group meets to achieve minimum A times (by Hawaiian Swimming Time Standards).  Swimmers in this group may still be working on the development of the four basic strokes.  Dryland training and yoga are expected of this group.

Purple - Senior Competition Group

Athletes entering this group must display a strong commitment and desire to practice and perform at a higher level. Training begins to be geared towards individual talents and stronger aerobic endurance will be developed and maintained.  Athletes in this group have achieved minimum AA times and minimum SR-B times (by Hawaiian Swimming Time Standards).  Athletes in this group are competitive in all Age Group meets, including Invitational meets, Senior meets, Distance meets, and local Championship meets.  The top athletes in this group have achieved higher level time standards including Northwest Region Age Group Championship times (NWAG), as well as Western Zone Age Group Championship times (ZONE) and Western Zone Senior Championship times (SRZ).  Dryland training and yoga are expected of this group.

Purple - Senior Elite (National) Group

Minimum criteria for entry into this group are AAA times and SR-A times (by Hawaiian Swimming Time Standards).  Athletes in this group are competitive in all Age Group meets, Senior meets, Distance meets and local Championship meets.  The majority of the swimmers in this group have achieved AAAA times (by Hawaiian Swimming Time Standards) and higher level time standards including Speedo Sectional Championship times (SECT), Futures Championship times (FUT), Winter Junior National Championship times (WJR) and higher.  Dryland training and yoga are expected of ths group.  This group represents the highest level of commitment and swimming in the club, and swimmers in this group regularly travel to compete at national level meets. 

Purple Group Coach: Ron Iwamoto
Pool location: Veterans' Memorial Aquatic Center
Workout Days/Times: Monday - Friday, 5:00PM - 7:00PM (except holidays), Morning practice from 5:15AM - 6:30AM on Tuesday and Thursday.