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Westfield Aquatics uses a progressive multi-level team structure designed to challenge each swimmer’s development physically and mentally.  At each level all swimmers are encouraged to achieve the objectives and goals set out by the swimmer and coach.  This structure promotes long-term success and enjoyment of the sport of swimming.  The coaching staff encourages parents to embrace the fact that each child is different and progresses at their own individual rate.  All group assignments are made by the coaching staff.

 

See the "Practice Schedules" Page for exact and most up to date practice times.
 

WESTFIELD AQUATICS 2017-18 GROUP STRUCTURE

Developmental

(K-3rd grade), Ages 6-8

  • Must swim 1 length of FR and BK to be eligible for team.

  • Participation in local meets is recommended.

  • This group will generally practice Monday, Tuesday, Thursday for 1 hour.

 

Age Group 2

(3-5 grade), Ages 8-10 (11 who turns 11 after Jan. 1st and/or is in 5th grade)

  • (3rd), 8 year old - must be returning USA Swimming athletes or summer league experience, must be proficient at Free and Back have working knowledge of all 4 strokes, must participate in local meets.

  • (4-5th grade) 9-10 year old- Must be able to swim 50 FR and 25 BK.

  • (5th grade) 11 year old- New to swimming.  Must be able to swim 50 FR and 25 BK

  • Participation in local meets is highly recommended.

  • This group will generally practice Monday-Friday for 75 minutes.

 

Age Group 1

(4-7 grade), Ages 9-12

  • (4th grade), 9 year old- Must be returning swimmers.  Must have 6 divisional times or 9-10 Age Group State Qualifying times.  Must be able to practice effectively in all 4 strokes, kicking and IM.

  • (5th grade), 10 year old- Must be returning swimmers. Must have divisional times. Must be able to practice effectively in all 4 strokes, kicking and IM.

  • (6-7 Grade) 11-12 year old- Must be able to swim 100 FR and 50 BK to be eligible for the team.

  • Participation in Meets is a very important part of their continued development.

  • This group will generally practice Monday-Friday for 75 minutes.

 

Age Group Elite

(6-8 Grade) Ages 11-14

  • (6th grade) 11  year old- Must have a state qualifying times 11-12 age group or 4 or more 9-10 AG State qualifying times if moving into 11-12 age group in the current season.  Must be able to train all 4 strokes, Kick, IM and for the 500 FR.  Must be able to train 8x100 FR on 1:40; 6x100 IM on 1:50; 6x100 kick 2:00

  • (6-7 Grade) 12 year old- Must have 6 or more Divisional Qualifying times and be able to train all 4 strokes, Kick, IM and for the 500 FR.  Must be able to train 8x100 FR on 1:40; 6x100 IM on 1:50; 6x100 kick 2:00

  • (7th grade) 13 year old - Must have Divisional Qualifying times and be able to train all 4 strokes, Kick, IM and for the 500 FR.  Must be able to train 8x100 FR on 1:40; 6x100 IM on 1:50; 6x100 kick 2:00

  • (8th grade) 13-14 years old- Must be able to swim 200 FR and 100 BK to be eligible for the team.

  • Participation in Meets is critical for the continued development.

  • This group will generally practice Monday-Saturday for 2 hours 15 minutes, including dryland.

 

Senior Group

All High School Freshman or Beyond.  Must be able to meet the demands of the Senior Practices.

  • All Athletes are expected to compete in Meets.

  • This group will generally practice Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday mornings for 75 minutes, and Monday-Friday from 3:30-6:00 PM, including dryland.