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Equipment, Practice, Advancement Criteria

Monthly Fee

Try-Outs

2-week trial period; Welcome letter and information packet provided
Must be able to swim 50 yards freestyle with breathing, 25 backstroke, and be deep water safe.

$25 for
2 weeks (prorated for remainder of month)*

Novice/Bronze
(Age Group)

 

Equipment: swimsuit, goggles, fins (optional team suit, apparel, mesh bag)
Practice: 4 days a week, 1 hour each day
Advancement Criteria to Age Group Silver:
1) Swim 4 strokes legally in novice meet or USA sanctioned swim meet
2) 5 x 25 fly, back, breast on :45 interval
3) 5 x 50 free on 1:15
4) Consistent practice effort/behavior
5) Coach's recommendation

$70*

Silver Group
(Age Group)

Equipment: team swimsuit & cap, goggles, fins, pull buoy,  team warm up jacket.  (Optional:  Team Parka, warm-up pants, mesh bag, team bag)
Practice: 5 days a week, 1.5 hours each day
Advancement Criteria to Gold Group or Senior Silver:
1) All 4 strokes with legal turns
2) 5 x 50 fly, back, breast on 1:00 interval with legal turns
3) 10 x 50 free on :50 interval with flip turns
4) 5 x 100 IM on 2:00 interval with legal turns
5) Regular competition in USA sanctioned swim meets
6) Consistent practice effort/behavior
7) Coach's recommendation

$90*

Gold Group
(Age Group/12u)

Equipment: team swimsuit & cap, team bag or backpack, goggles, fins, pull buoy, paddles (12 & over coaches discretion), team warm-up jacket, mesh bag for equipment.  (Optional:   team parka, team warm-up pants)
Practice: 5 days a week, 2 hours each day including any dry land exercises
Advancement Criteria to Senior Development (12u) or Senior Silver (13+): focus on A-times in all strokes
1) 5 x 100 fly, back, breast on 2:00 interval
2) 10 x 100 free on 1:30 interval
3) 5 x 200 free on 3:00 interval
4) Ability to complete 5,000 yard practices
5) Coach's recommendation

$100*

Senior Silver Group
(13+)

Equipment: team swimsuit & cap, team bag or backpack, goggles, fins, pull buoy, paddles (12 & over coaches discretion), team warm-up jacket, mesh bag for equipment.  (Optional:   team parka, team warm-up pants)
Practice: 5 days a week, 2.25 hours each day including any dry land exercises
Advancement Criteria: focus on A-times in all strokes
1) A times in 3 of 4 strokes and IM
2) 5 x 100 fly, back, breast on 2:00 interval
3) 10 x 100 free on 1:30 interval
4) 5 x 200 free on 3:00 interval
5) Ability to complete 5,000 yard practices
6) Coach's recommendation

$100*

Senior Development Group

Equipment: team swimsuit & cap, goggles, fins, pull buoy, paddles, team jacket, team bag or backpack, center mount snorkel, mesh bag to put equipment in   (Optional:  team parka, team warm-up pants) 
Practice: focus on AA-zone times in all strokes
5 days a week, 2.5 hours each afternoon
3 days a week, 1.5 hours each morning as scheduled
Saturday, 2 hours when scheduled
Advancement Criteria:
1) Age 14+ or age group swimmer able to swim Senior (Level 6) practices
2) Ability to complete 6,000 yard practices
3) 3 general test sets
4) 1 specialty test set
5) Coach's recommendation

$120*

Senior Gold Group

Equipment: team swimsuit & cap, goggles, fins, pull buoy, paddles, team jacket, team bag or backpack, center mount snorkel, mesh bag to put equipment in   (Optional:  team parka, team warm-up pants) 
Practice: focus on AA-zone times in all strokes
5 days a week, 2.5 hours each afternoon
3 days a week, 1.5 hours each morning as scheduled
Saturday, 2 hours when scheduled

$120*

*$10 off (per month) for each additional sibling swimming on the team.  Pay for three months in advance and receive a 10% discount.  SBA offers a discounted rate for swimmers who qualify for the reduced USA swimming registration card. Contact the San Diego Imperial Swim office at 619-275-1292 for information about obtaining a reduced USA swimming registration card.  Child swims for free when sponsored by a USA swimming qualified official registered with South Bay Aquatics (must officiate at least two full shifts a month).

For information about becoming an Official, Contact Todd Parsons.  For questions about your bill, contact the admin or treasurer at Admin@southbayaquatics.org or  Treasurer@southbayaquatics.org.