Trinity Prep Aquatics offers a multi-tier program based upon skill, talent, age and desire. Placement is modeled after the martial arts concept of perfecting technique and performance. The Trinity Prep Aquatics coaches place athletes into the appropriate groups.
Pre-Team - Our program is designed to teach children the skills necessary to become more proficient in swimming in a non-competitive environment. The Pre-Team will focus on learning all components of the four competitive swimming strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly) including starts and turns. The Pre-Team has been designed as an educational, fun, and safe experience for children. Class will be from 11:45 am to 12:45 pm. Pre-Team is offered in the Spring (April - May).
Sharks - TPA’s Sharks program is available to children ages 4-to-14-years old. All participants must be able to swim without touching the bottom. Trinity Prep Aquatics will offer Sharks practices five days per week. Participants are allowed to attend as many days as desired. In the event of inclement weather Sharks will have make-up Monday’s from 10:15 a.m.–11 a.m. Swimmers in the Sharks program will be taught the basics of competitive swimming including stroke mechanics in all four strokes, racing starts, racing turns, and race strategy in a safe and fun environment. The Sharks compete in intrasquad meets. All of our instructors are very knowledgeable with many years experience in competitive swimming and coaching. Visit our website at tpaswim.org for biographies on our coaches. SHARKS swimmers will receive a team t-shirt and a team racing cap. A team suit will be available for purchase.
Blue Group – This swim program is designed for children ages 6-10 to begin year round swimming with a minimal commitment that provides the flexibility to participate in other activities. Participants must be able to swim one length of a 25 yard pool. Swimmers in this group experience the fun of competition via the TPA intra-squad meet and local developmental meets. Emphasis is placed on developing positive self esteem, making friends, and learning the sport. Practices are offered M-F for 1 hour.
Gold Group – Athletes have demonstrated excellence in 3 of the 4 competitive strokes and look to advance in competitive swimming to the B/C and Florida JO Championships. Socializing and exercising are core teachings for the Gold group along with reading the pace clock, mastering stroke drills, learning starts& turns and goal setting. Children have the opportunity to train M-F for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Ages 9-12.
Junior Group – A transitional group into the Senior swimming atmosphere with a strong emphasis on aerobic development while perfecting all four strokes. Training is focused on the longer event list and the commitment expectations are heightened. Athletes are encouraged to focus on swimming as a primary activity. Strength and conditioning classes are coached by Spectrum Sports Performance. Athletes have the opportunity to train 5 workouts per week for about 1.5 hours per session. Group focus is on Florida JO’s and zones. Ages 11-15.
Saints Group – An after school transitional group into the Junior or Senior groups with a strong emphasis on aerobic development while perfecting all four strokes within the confines of after school swimming. Athletes are focusing on swimming as one of several activities. Athletes have the opportunity to train 5 workouts per week at 1 hour per session. Group focus is on development for High School Swimming. Ages 11-18.
Senior Group – This swim program is tailored for the advanced athlete who is committed and motivated to train and prepare to successfully compete at the Florida LSC, regional and national levels. Athletes are divided into distance and sprint groups. Race specific training and race strategies are the focus complimented by strength and conditioning classes coached by Spectrum Sports Performance. Training sessions are offered 9 times weekly. Ages 14 – college.
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