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Olympus Aquatics offers training, practice, and lesson groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of Olympus Aquatics to offer age specific training for all of our athletes, geared toward challenging each swimmer and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Please review our 2020-2021 Swim Team Agreement

Athletes interested in joining the age group competitive swim team are evaluated by attending a practice.  Please contact us at coachthorum@gmail.com to schedule an evaluation and to confirm that there are no conflicts with the usual practice time. Please do NOT register until this evaluation ahs been completed.‚Äč

Please refer to the calendar for current practice schedules. 

 

OLYMPUS AQUATICS SWIM TEAM TRAINING GROUPS

8 & Under Alpha (Swimming at Sportsmall) and Beta (Swimming at Olympus):  This group’s objective is to prepare young swimmers for competitive swimming and training in a fun and nurturing environment.  Emphasis is placed on social interactions, fun, correct stroke mechanics and safe competitive starts. 

Prerequisites:

• Ages 5-8.

• Must be able to swim an unassisted 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.

• Minimum recommended attendance of three practices / week.

• Minimum recommended attendance of one swim meet / month. 

9-10 Beta (Swimming at Olympus) and 9-10 Gamma (Swimming at Sportsmall):  This group’s objective is to prepare young swimmers for competitive swimming and training in a fun and nurturing environment.  Emphasis is placed on correct stroke mechanics and proper competitive turns and starts. 

Swimmers in this group are working to achieve their first State Qualifying Times.

Prerequisites:

• Ages 8-10.

• Must be able to swim 25 yards in each of the four competitive strokes.

• Minimum recommended attendance of three practices / week.

• Minimum recommended attendance to one swim meet / month. 

9-10 Alpha (Swimming at Olympus):  This group’s objective is to develop a swimmer’s love of competitive swimming in a fun, nurturing, and challenging environment.  Emphasis is placed on sportsmanship, proper stroke mechanics, competitive techniques, aerobic conditioning, and good training habits.

Prerequisites:

• Ages 8-10

• Must have achieved one (1) or more 10&Under State Championship qualifying times. 

• Minimum required attendance of three practices / week.

• Minimum required attendance of one swim meet / month. 

• Required attendance at State Championship meets.

11-12 Beta (Swimming at Olympus) 11-12 Gamma (Swimming at Sportsmall):  This group’s objective is to prepare young swimmers for advanced competitive swimming.  Emphasis is placed on learning good training habits, sportsmanship, correct stroke mechanics, proper competitive techniques, and aerobic conditioning.  These swimmers are working toward achieving State Qualifying Times and progressing to a higher level of competitive swimming. 

Prerequisites:

• Ages 11-12

• Must be able to swim 25 yards in each of the four competitive strokes.

• Minimum recommended attendance of three practices / week.

• Minimum recommended attendance to one swim meet / month. 

11-12 Alpha (Swimming at Olympus):  This group’s objective is to develop the swimmer’s competitive techniques, sportsmanship, race strategies, psychological skills, aerobic conditioning, and physical fitness.  Emphasis is placed on proper stroke mechanics, competitive techniques, aerobic conditioning, and physical fitness.  Swimmers are working toward qualifying for regional/national championship meets (Far West, Western Zones, etc.). 

Prerequisites:

• Ages 11-12

• Must have achieved three (3) or more 11-12 State Championship qualifying times.

• Minimum required attendance of four practices / week.

• Minimum required attendance of one swim meet / month. 

• Required attendance at State Championship meets.

13-14 Beta (Swimming at Olympus) and 13-14 Gamma (Swimming at Sportsmall):  This group’s objective is to prepare swimmers for advanced competitive and / or high school swimming. Emphasis is placed on learning good sportsmanship, training habits, correct stroke mechanics, proper competitive techniques, aerobic conditioning, and physical fitness.

Prerequisites:

• Ages 13-14

• Must be able to swim 25 yards in each of the four competitive strokes.

• Minimum recommended attendance of three practices / week.

• Minimum recommended attendance to one swim meet / month. 

13-14 Alpha (Swimming at Olympus):  This group’s objective is to prepare the competitive swimmer for the next level of competitive swimming. Emphasis is placed on competitive techniques, race strategies, rigorous aerobic conditioning, rigorous physical fitness, and competitive psychological skills.  Swimmers are working toward qualifying for regional/national championship meets (Age Group Zones, Senior Zones, Sectionals, Nationals).

Prerequisites:

• Ages 13-14

• Must have achieved three (3) or more 13-14 State Championship qualifying times.

• Minimum required attendance of five practices / week.

• Minimum required attendance of one swim meet / month.

• Required attendance at State Championship meets.

Senior Beta (Swmming at Olympus):  This group’s objective is to prepare swimmers for advanced competitive and / or high school swimming.  Emphasis is placed on learning good sportsmanship, training habits, correct stroke mechanics, proper competitive techniques, aerobic conditioning, and physical fitness.

Prerequisites:

• Ages 15 and Over

• Must be able to swim 25 yards in each of the four competitive strokes.

• Minimum recommended attendance of three practices / week.

• Minimum recommended attendance of one swim meet / month. 

Senior Alpha:  This group’s objective is to prepare the competitive swimmer for the next level of competitive swimming.  Emphasis is placed on competitive techniques, race strategies, rigorous aerobic conditioning, rigorous physical fitness, and competitive psychological skills.  Swimmers are working toward qualifying for regional/national championship meets (Age Group Zones, Senior Zones, Sectionals, Nationals)

Prerequisites:

• Ages 15 & Over

• Must have achieved three (3) or more Senior State Championship qualifying times.

• Minimum required attendance of six practices / week.

• Minimum required attendance of one swim meet / month.

• Required attendance at State Championship meets.

Note:  Swimmers may be invited/allowed to temporarily attend other groups when approved or invited by the coach.  This may occur at the coach’s discretion for various reasons including; scheduling conflict, group transition, or individual training needs.  This DOES NOT AUTHORIZE A GROUP CHANGE or change the swimmer’s billing group.     

 

Olympus Aquatics Swim Team Costs

All Swimmers must pay for each of the following:

Annual USA Swimming Membership                            $85.00/Annual

Annual Olympus Aquatics Family Registration              $50.00/Annual

Swim Meet Fees                                                        Varies

Group

Monthly

Quarterly

Location

8U Alpha

$55

$257

Sportsmall

8U Beta

$55

$203

Olympus

9-10 Alpha

$95

$257

Olympus

9-10 Beta

$75

$203

Olympus

9-10 Gamma

$75

$203

Sportsmall

11-12 Alpha

$100

$270

Olympus

11-12 Beta

$80

$216

Olympus

11-12 Gamma

$80

$216

Sportsmall

13-14 Alpha

$105

$284

Olympus

13-14 Beta

$85

$230

Olympus

13-14 Gamma

$85

$230

Sportsmall

Senior Alpha

$120

$325

Olympus

Senior Beta

$105

$284

Olympus


Locations: 

Olympus High Aquatic Center - 4055 South 2300 East, Holladay Utah   Map here.  

The Sportsmall - 5445 South 900 East, SLC Utah  Map here.