Prince William Swim Club offers a variety of programs for swimmers of all ages and levels. We strive to provide as specific of skill development and training as possible to meet the needs of every swimmer.
Before signing your child to a specific group, please make sure that you are aware of what each level encompasses and that your child is ready for that level, based on coaches’ recommendations. If you are unsure of what group to sign him/her up for, feel free to contact Lorena Caballero (Head Coach) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We swim out of four facilities:
Dale City Rec Center (DCRC): 14300 Minnieville Road, Dale City
Chinn Aquatic and Fitness Center: 13025 Chinn Park Drive, Woodbridge
PWCS Aquatic Center (Colgan HS): 13833 Dumfries Road, Manassas
Veteran's Park (Vets): 14300 Featherstone Road, Woodbridge (summer only)
YEAR ROUND PROGRAMS:
Junior I: 2 hrs or 3 hrs (9 and younger)
- The initial step of the “development” track within the age group program. Minimum age requirement is 5 years old/Kindergarten. No prior club experience is required. Swimmers must be able to complete 1 lap of the pool (25 yards) unassisted, in freestyle and backstroke. Emphasis will be in technique work for freestyle and backstroke; while introducing butterfly and breastroke.
JUNIOR II: 2 or 3 hrs per week (10 and younger)
- The second step of the “development” track within the age group program. Swimmer should have basic knowledge of all four competitive strokes. Emphasis is still on technique work by means of drills, as well as teaching/perfecting starts and turns. Swimmers will be working towards achieving an IMR score. No prior club experience is required. Participation in meets is appropriate and highly encouraged.
Advanced Junior: 4 to 6 hrs per week (11 and younger)
- This group is the first step of the “competitive” track within the age group program. Knowledge and ability to swim all 4 strokes and the 100 IM is required for entry into the group. Stroke development will still be the main emphasis, as well as developing endurance and racing skills as the season progresses. Swimmers will be taught pace clock management and how to understand and execute swimming sets. Swimmers in this group are expected to compete in meets throughout the season, with a goal of completing the IMR and IMX challenges.
Pre-Senior II: 5, 7, and 8 hrs (11 to 14 year olds)
- This program is for swimmers that might be new to a year-round program and/or are still learning and developing their stroke skills. The main focus of this group is to develop their technique thru a variety of drills, while introducing them to the training aspect of swimming. Meet attendance is encouraged.
Pre-Senior I: 5, 7 and 8 hours (11 to 14 year olds)
- This program is for swimmer’s whose technique and capability to swim all four strokes has been established. These swimmers want to continue to develop their swimming skills and abilities, while having flexibility in time commitment. Swimmers will work on perfecting technique, developing training and racing skills, mental training and continued endurance development. Meet attendance is highly encouraged.
Advanced Pre-Senior, 10.5 hours (11 to 14 year olds) by Coaches’ recommendation
- This group is the next step in the “competitive” track within the age group program. This group is intended for those swimmers who are committing more to swimming and would like to step up to the extra challenge. Swimmers in this group will finesse stroke technique, training skills and understanding, and racing skills. They should have an IMX score and strive to qualify for higher level meets. Swimmers are expected to attend 5 practices/week and to compete regularly in meets.
Senior I (12 hrs), Senior II (9 hrs) or III (7 hrs)
- Offers a variety of commitment levels to HS age swimmers and may choose the group based on their desire to commit to swimmer
- Senior II and III will continue to focus on proper technique and maintaining that technique as their training load increases. Attendance at meets are highly encouraged.
- Senior I, these swimmers will have demonstrated consistent progression in training and competition, as well as increased dedication and commitment. This group can be a bridge to Senior Elite. Meet attendance is expected.
- 7 practices, with a duration of 1 and a half to two hours per sessions, are offered. Dryland, an integral part of the training at this age, is offered three times a week with a 45 minute duration.
Senior Elite NTG: by Coaches’ recommendation
- For swimmers 14 years and older. This is our highest program level and it is for swimmers with the ability and desire to train and compete at a regional and national level. Swimmers must attend 7 out of 9 practices offered and compete regularly at meets, including high level championship meets. Dryland is also offered and should be attended, as it is an integral part of the training at this level.
NON YEAR ROUND PROGRAM:
- This is a 9 week program for HS age kids who want to get in shape and ready to try out for their High School swim team.
- This is an 8 week program for swimmers who want to get in shape and ready for their summer league swim team.
- It runs from Monday April 2nd thru Wednesday May 23rd. It meets Monday and Wednesdays at Prince William County Schools Aquatic Center (Colgan High School).
- 11 and overs: 5 to 5:45 pm
- 10 and unders: 5:45 to 6:30 pm
- There is a $50 registration fee per child due at the time of registration; and the program fee is $120 for the first swimmer, and $115 for each additional member which will be billed to your account April 1st.