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The Arizona Swimming Gauchos offer training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Arizona Swimming Gauchos to offer age / ability appropriate training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please call us at 623-824-1195 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email at azswimminggauchos@gmail.com to request more information.

MATERIALS NEEDED FOR ALL GROUPS: Racing suit (speedo, jammers, etc; for reducing drag in the water caused by baggy suits), Goggles and a swim cap. Please see the SPECIFIC GROUP MATERIALS THAT ARE NEEDED.(listed below)

 

Age-Group I

This is our entry level group. An athlete needs to be able to swim 25 yards to enter this group. Twenty-five yards is the minimum entry requirement, but development in stroke and yardage is expected soon afterwards. The swimmers will learn to correct major problems in stroke work, learn the basics of being on a year round club team and be introduced to swimming in competitive meets.

Workout Days/Times:

As of September 4th, 2017

Monday, Wednesday & Friday 5:30PM - 6:30PM

Age-Group I Coach: Matthew Furfie

Age-Group II

From Age-Group I, 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.  Practice attendance is suggested 3-4 sessions per week to obtain maximum learning and skill potential.

Workout Days/Times:

As of September 4th, 2017

Monday - Friday 5:45PM - 7:00PM
Age-Group II Coach: Kayleigh Jones and Adam Vaughn

Senior I

Minimum age for entry into this group is 14 years old or high school students. Athletes entering this group are directed to take ownership of their own performance. Focus of this group is to increase technical skills while maintaining the athletes physical fitness during the high school off-season.

Workout Days/Times:

As of September 4th, 2017

Monday - Friday 5PM until workout is completed (usually between 6:30PM - 7:00PM) as well as Saturday 8AM until workout is completed (usually between 9:30AM - 10:00AM)
Senior I Group Coach: Kyle White

Senior II - SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR SENIOR II: See Coach Kyle White for a list of needed materials for Senior II.

Athletes entering the Senior II training 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 II group are directed towards making their Western Sectional Time Standards and beyond. Minimum practice attendance for this group is 85%.

Workout Days/Times:

As of September 4th, 2017

Monday - Friday 5PM until workout is completed (usually between 6:30PM - 7:00PM) as well as Saturday 8AM until workout is completed (usually between 9:30AM - 10:00AM)

Senior II Group Coach: Kyle White
 

National Training Group - SUPPLIES NEEDED FOR NATIONAL TRAINING GROUP: See Coach Kyle White for a list of needed materials for National Training Group.

Minimum criteria for entry is (1) National Training Group time standard and a desire to be competitive on a National level. This group focuses on qualifying for Junior and Senior Nationals and Olympic Trials every 4 years.

Workout Days/Times:

As of September 4th, 2017

Monday - Friday 5PM until workout is completed (usually between 6:30PM - 7:00PM) as well as Saturday 8AM until workout is completed (usually between 9:30AM - 10:00AM)

National Group Coach: Kyle White