In keeping with our philosophy of providing a well-rounded, quality, competitive swimming program for young people of all ages and ability levels, the AESC Swim Club offers six levels of professional technique instruction and training. Coaches will place your child in the most appropriate group to start. They want your child to feel successful in their group, and coaches will move swimmers to the next level only when they feel the swimmer is ready to succeed at that next level.
*Promotions into groups are always at the coach's discretion.
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This group is comprised of novice competitors. The emphasis in this group is to develop the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes as well as the turns used in racing. The rules of competitive racing are also taught. Meets are encouraged as the coaching staff feels a swimmer is ready. A happy medium of having fun and working hard makes this level enjoyable for younger swimmers and swimmers new to the sport.
Ages: 6-10 years
Attendance: 2-3 out of 4 available
Feet first entry
In this group, swimmers move from primary stroke instruction to beginning competitive training. This group of swimmers can perform the four competitive strokes. Direct instruction of the fundamentals and rules of competitive swimming are a must at this level. Careful attention to stroke and turn technique is given, while emphasis also begins to be placed on endurance and training correctly for upcoming meets. Swimmers at this level are encouraged to sign up for several meets. They are learning the importance of motivational times, cheering for their teammates, and equaling out having fun and working hard. Swimmers should expect at least a one week trial period before moving into this group.
Ages: 7 – 12+ years
Kick: 8x50 @ 1:30
Swim: 5x100 @ 2:30
Long or Short fins
Streamline 5 yards
Correct body position for all strokes
Streamline with 5 double leg kicks
Ages 7–9 100 IM
Ages 10-12 200 IM
Reading pace clock
Swimmers at the Gold Level are ready to "train" for competition. Many swimmers have achieved several motivational times, state cuts, attend practice regularly, and sign up for meets on a regular basis (must swim all local meets). Intensity of sets and higher yardage is the basis of workouts at this level while stroke technique is still watched closely by the coaching staff. Swimmers at this level are committed to putting the time and effort into their training. Swimmers know what their State Cuts and Zone Cuts are and work to achieve their goals. Team unity is still a must at this level. The importance of cheering for teammates at meets and encouraging others through a workout is expected. Swimmers should expect a one week trial period before moving into Gold.
National Age Group Times: minimum 3 (B) times
Kick: 10x50 @ 1:05
Swim: 10x100 @ 1:55 Freestyle
SENIOR B TEAM
This group is for the swimmer who has reached a level of excellence in training and in competition. Swimmers in this group are preparing for specific competitions and for their upcoming transition to the Senior A team. This level is for those athletes who can swim at appropriate intervals and who want to challenge themselves and attend a majority of the competitions offered.
National Age Group Times: Minimum: 2 (B) and 2(BB) OR 4 (B) times
Kick: 10x50 @ 1:00
Swim: 15x100 @ 1:45
SENIOR A TEAM
This group is for swimmers who have achieved a level of swimming ability that requires more intense training and faster training intervals. Swimmers at this level who have the necessary desire and dedication are provided with a training program designed for success on the national level in their age divisions.
National Age Group Times: Minimum: 2 (AA) and 2 (A) OR 4 (A) times
Kick: 10x50 @ :55
Swim: 30x100 @ 1:30
Sectional team members are at the highest level of swimming in the AESC structure and their training will focus on success at the Region, Jr. National, Sr. National and International levels of competition. These are swimmers who have qualified for the Region VIII meet in one or more events. These swimmers are expected to excel in training and attend all practices provided for them to meet their goals and objectives.
Group Size: is capped at 12
Attendance: 90% Current requirement: at least 1 Sectional Cut
This standard may be elevated to the swimmer having at least 1 Futures/NCSA cut