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Swim Groups

The Valdez Torpedoes offer training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Torpedoes 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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Bronze Group, $95 per Quarter

This is our entry level group. An athlete needs to be able to swim 25 yards freestyle and backstroke without assistance to enter this group.
Bronze Group Coach: Carl Young

Workout Days/Times:Mondays & Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 

Silver Group, $95 Per Quarter

From the Bronze group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.
Silver Group Coach: Carl Young
Workout Days/Times: Mondays & Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 pm


Mercury Group, $115 per Quarter

From the Silver group, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group have completed the Silver Group move-up skills list. This group is exposed to training for the first time while trying to prepare for the 200 Freestyle and 200 Individual Medley races. Competing at swim meets is highly encouraged at a rate of about once per month.
Gold Group Coach: Carl Young
Workout Days/Times:Tuesday- Thursday, 3:30-4:30 pm


Gold Group, $125 per Quarter

Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis. Competition at swim meets is expected in this group. Training takes precedence over technique work for the first time in the athletes development. Athletes in this group train for the 200 Individual Medley and 500 Freestyles.
Gold Group Coach: Carl Young
Workout Days/Times:Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:30

Senior Group, $135 per Quarter

Athletes entering the Senior group must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present. Athletes in the Senior group are directed towards making their Junior Olympic Time Standards.

Senior Group Coach: Carl Young
Workout Days/Times:  Monday through Thursday 3:30-5:30, Friday 2:30-4:30


Masters, $182 per season (November - April)

The Masters Swim Program is for anyone 18 or over in our community.  Every level of swimmer from novice to Olympian is encouraged to join.

Masters Coach: Carl Young

Workout Days/Times: Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 - 6:30pm



Families that have more than 2 swimmers in our program will receive a 50% discount for the 3rd, 4th, etc swimmers.



Thanks to the generosity of key sponsors the Club can offer scholarships to defray the cost of quarterly dues. Scholarships are awarded on basis of need and the availability of funds.  Assistance will be provide when the swimmer meets the following requirements: accepted by the Head Coach as a swimmer for the Club, maintain a 75% level of attendance, and proof of qualification of financial assistance (such as Alaska SNAP, FDPIR or Alaska TANF). Scholarships forgive half of the quarterly dues and are evaluated on a quarterly basis. A $5 fee is also required for USA Swimming Insurance instead of the full yearly amount.