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Swim Groups

UASC operates seven training groups whose members vary by age, physical ability, emotional development, and have a commitment to competitive swimming:

Swim America
The UA Swim America Program is part of the National Swim America Program. Swim America is a nationally certified learn to swim curriculum created by the American Swimming Coaches Association and taught through over 500 program directors at over 900 sites across the USA. It's the state of the art learn-to-swim program in the world today brought to you by the same coaches who have brought you the most successful sport team on the planet the USA Olympic Swimming Team. What we learn teaching people to set world records, we use to teach new swimmers to enjoy swimming with the best techniques in the world. We teach the elite athlete AND the new child!

Bear Cubs
Beginning competitive swimmers typically in grade 3 or younger. Practices emphasize basic competitive strokes, starts, turns, familiarization with competition, and fun water activities. Regular attendance at practice and participation in home meets and mini-meets for young swimmers encouraged. Four practices per week.

Bears
Emerging competitive swimmers typically in grades 3-4. Practices emphasize intermediate competitive stroke techniques. Regular attendance at practice and participation in local meets strongly encouraged. Five practices per week. Practices are geared towards Ohio “A” time standards.

Brown Bears
Intermediate competitive swimmers typically in grades 4-6. Practices emphasize advanced competitive stroke techniques and conditioning for competition. Regular attendance at practice and participation at local and championship swim meets expected. Five practices per week. Meet goals are Ohio “A”, “AA” and ZONE meets.

Black Bears
Committed competitive swimmers in middle school. Practices emphasize advanced competitive stroke techniques, rigorous physical conditioning, and competitive training and racing strategies. Dedication, commitment, and consistent attendance at training sessions and participation in meets required. Approximately six practices per week. Ohio “AA”, Quad and Central Zone meets are goals for this group.

Golden Bears
Swimmers on the Upper Arlington High School Men and Women’s teams. Practices stress advanced conditioning, technique refinement, and preparation for high school and collegiate championship competition. Dedication, commitment, and consistent attendance at training sessions and participation in meets required. Approximately ten practices per week.

Swim Seasons

  • Short-Course Season (indoor), runs from late fall to early spring, the club trains at the 25-yard Upper Arlington High School Natatorium and Aquatic Adventures.
  • Long-Course Season (outdoor), runs from late April to early August, the club trains at the Upper Arlington High School Natatorium until the end of school.Once school is out, the club trains at both the Upper Arlington High School Natatorium and Northwest Swim Club, an outdoor 50 meter facility located at the intersection of Kenny and Bethel Roads.

Training Calendars
Are posted at the natatorium, published in the UASC website, and distributed in swimmer mailboxes. Check the natatorium bulletin board or the UASC website for unanticipated changes in the training schedule.

Questions
All questions regarding registration procedures and fees should be addressed to the UASC Registrar: Erin Reetz, UASC Registrar