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Training Tiers

The West Allegheny Aqua Club offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the West Allegheny Aqua Club 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.

Please call us at (724) 695-8484 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.


Training Tiers and Commitment Expectations

 

RIPPLES
This is our entry level group for young and new swimmers, ages 6 to 11. Beginner swimmers need to not be afraid to put their face in the water, go under water, and need to be able to swim at least one length of a 25 yard pool - any stroke or fashion is acceptable to start.

Commitment Level:
It is encouraged to attend all practices. This is the best way for us to see the most improvement. There is no minimum requirement for attendance.

Practice
1.25 hours / 2- 3 days per week

Meets
Members are required to attend at least 3 U.S. meets and 2 Tri meets during the season. competitions are held on the weekends.

Suggested Meets
Depending on the age of swimmers they may be guided to swim Mini meets only (8 years old & younger) 1 WAAC hosted meet, Tri meets and Age group B or Mini champs.

 

BREAKERS
Swimmers in this group need to be at least 7 years old. Swimmers must be able to complete required skills consisting of  drills for each stroke, flip turns, and be able to swim each stroke legally.

Commitment Level
Swimmers are always urged to make 100% of practices and a minimum of 60% is required.                       

Practice
1.5 hours / 3 - 4 days per week

Meets
Members are required to attend at least 4 U.S. meets and 2 Tri meets during the season.

Suggested Meets
First Splash, West VA Meet,1 WAAC hosted meet, Tri meets, Age Group B, BB or Mini Champs depending on the meet swimmer qualifies for.

WHITE WATER 1
Swimmers in this group must be in 5th grade and above and consists of strong experienced swimmers. Swimmers will need to be able to make qualifying times for practices and maintain a fast level of swimming.

Commitment Level
A minimum of 85% of practice attendance should be maintained.

Practice 
2 hours /5 - 6 days per week

Meets
Members are required to attend a minimum of 4 U.S. meets although 6 to 7 meets would be suggested. Competitions are held on the weekends.

Suggested Meets
First Splash, West VA meet, a WAAC hosted meet, Age Group B or BB Champs.

 

WHITE WATER 2

Commitment Level
A minimum of 70% practice attendance should be maintained.

Practice
2 hours /5 - 6 days per week

Meets
Members are required to attend a minimum of 4 U.S. meets although 6 to 7 would be suggested.

Suggested Meets
First Splash, West VA meet, a WAAC hosted meet, Age Group B or BB Champs.

 

TSUNAMI 1
Swimmers in this group need to be in 7th grade or higher. Swimmers must be able to handle the challenges of high level fast intense training.
This is our highest group and as they say only the serious need to apply.

Commitment Level
Swimmer must commit to 90% practice attendance.

Practice
2.5 hours / 5 - 6 days per week

Meets
Swimmer must plan to represent WAAC in a minimum of 4 U.S meets during our winter season and plan to go to Zones, or Sectionals, or higher level meets at the end of the season.

Mandated Meets
First Splash, a WAAC hosted AMS meet, West Virginia or PITT Meet, Age Group Champs or Senior Champs Meet. You are encouraged to swim more if possible working with your Varsity Coaches and schedules.

 

TSUNAMI 2
Swimmers in this group need to be in 7th grade or higher.  Swimmers in this group must be able to handle a high level of training.

Commitment Level
Swimmer must strive to make a minimum  of 75%  of practices.

Practice
2.5 hours / 5 - 6 days per week

Meets
Swimmer should  plan to represent WAAC in a minimum of 4 U.S meets during our winter season. They should have a goal of trying to qualify for Age Group Champs or BB champs.

Suggested Meets
First Splash, West Virginia Meet and a WAAC hosted AMS meet, plus Age Group Champs or BB Champs.