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Annual Registration Fee: There is an annual non-refundable registration fee per swimmer that is due to the AAC Boosters when you register your swimmer with AAC. This fee is for all swimmers, regardless of practice group assignment, and covers the swimmer's premium membership in USA swimming (for all competition groups and mini gators) or flex membership (for all developmental and conditioning groups), team t-shirt and swim cap, and administrative costs. By registering your swimmer, you are committing to a season and will be responsible for all costs you incur during that season. This commitment runs from September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. The registration fee for swimmers in the competitive groups (Age Group Prep, Age Group, Age Group Plus, Age Group Performance, Senior Prep, Senior and Elite) includes all meet fees for meets each swimmer's group within AAC attends. The annual registration fees have been set based on the anticipated meets that each group will attend. If a swimmer competes at a meet that their group is not attending, they may be asked to pay for those meet fees. The meet fees are NOT included for the developmental and conditioning (pre-competition) groups in the annual Registration fee. The Registration fee paid to the AAC Boosters is SEPARATE from the monthly program fees paid to Arlington County on a monthly basis from October through May.

Developmental and Conditioning Groups

The developmental and conditioning groups are designed for beginner swimmers and swimmers who desire to stay in shape for their summer, Middle School and High School teams, but are not able to make the full-time commitment to swimming. There are no practice or competitive requirements for these groups, though swimmers may compete in meets if they choose by paying their own individual meet fees with a separate check made out to AAC Boosters..

Registration Fee: All swimmers must pay an annual, non-refundable/non-transferable registration fee.This fee is for all swimmers, regardless of practice group assignment, and covers the swimmer's flex membership in USA Swimming, team t-shirt, swim cap, and administrative costs. All groups with the exception of Mini Gators and Gators 1-3 will have the option of upgrading their flex registration($100) to a premium registration (additional $65).   The difference between the two registrations is based on what type of USA Swimming membership your swimmer is looking for.  The flex registration will limit you to participating in only two swim meets per year.  The premium registration has all the benefits of the flex registration plus unlimited swim meets and the Splash magazine.  If your swimmer falls in love with swimming and would like to participate in more meets they can upgrade to the premium registration any time during the year. If you anticipate swimming in more than two meets this year choose to upgrade to premium at time of registration. The registration fee is not part of the program fee. For all developmental and conditioning groups, meet fees are not included in the registration fee.

Mini Gators

Ages 6-9 - Wakefield Swimming Pool

This is our most basic skills training program. The program is designed to introduce young swimmers to the sport of competitive swimming. This program will focus on improving freestyle, learning a technically correct backstroke and breaststroke, and will introduce butterfly. Level I is the entry level and has one 30 minute practice a week; Level 2 and 3 has one 40 minute practice per week;  MG 4 has two 40 minute practices a week.   Entry Level Requirements: Swimmers must be able to easily enter the water and swim one full length of the pool (25 yards) freestyle with side breathing without stopping and swim a length of backstroke in order to qualify for this program.  Swimmers must be comfortable swimming in deep water and able to swim laps.

Optional Meet participation  approx. 6 meets a year.   Meets are strongly encouraged.

Level/Day

Time Start Date      End Date   No Practice
Level 3 Monday 4:25 - 5:05 9/10/18 5/13/19  10/8, 11/12, 12/24, 12/31, 1/21, 2/18, 4/15
Level 4 Mon & Wed 5:05 - 5:45 9/10/18 5/13/19

  10/8, 11/12, 11/21, 12/24, 12/26 12/31, 1/2,1/21, 2/18, 4/15, 4/17

Level 2 Tuesday 4:25 - 5:05 9/11/18 5/7/19    11/20, 12/25, 1/1, 4/16
Level 3 Tuesday 5:05 - 5:45 9/11/18 5/7/19    11/20, 12/25, 1/1, 4/16
Level 2 Wednesday 4:25 - 5:05 9/12/18 5/8/19    11/21, 12/26, 1/2, 4/17
Level 1 Thursday 4:45 - 5:15 9/13/18 5/9/19    11/22, 12/27, 1/3, 4/18
Level 1 Thursday 5:15 - 5:45 9/13/18 5/9/19    11/22, 12/27, 1/3, 4/18
Level  Friday 4:25 - 5:05 9/14/18 5/10/19    11/23, 12/28, 1/4, 4/19
Level  Friday 5:05 - 5:45 9/14/18 5/10/19    11/23, 12/28, 1/4, 4/19
Mini Gators Registration Fee: $165
Mini Gators Program Fee Level 1 (9 Month Program): Resident: $300; Non-Resident: $345
Mini Gators Program Fee Level 2 and 3 (9 Month Program): Resident: $310; Non-Resident: $356.50
Mini Gators Program Fee Level 4 (9 Month Program): Resident: $425; Non-Resident: $488.80

 

Gators I

Ages 7-9 - Wakefield Swimming Pool

Our beginner level swim program, Gator I is designed for younger swimmers interested in improving their swimming skills during the winter months. This program is designed for swimmers new to year around swimming and will focus on the basic competitive skills, including diving off the blocks and learning proper turning techniques for all four competitive strokes. Gator I's primary focus is on the improvement of the freestyle and backstroke skills and techniques and will introduce the skills and techniques necessary for breaststroke and butterfly. Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke in order to qualify for this group. A basic understanding of breaststroke and butterfly is recommended, but not required.

From To Day(s) Time No Practice
9/16/18 5/12/19 Sunday 4:00-4:45 pm 10/7, 11/11, 11/25, 12/23,12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14

Gators I Registration fee:$165
Gators I Program Fee (9 Months): Resident: $325; Non-Resident: $373.80

Gators II

Ages 8-11 - Wakefield Swimming Pool

This is our second level of our Gator program. This program is designed for swimmers with a stronger swim background who are looking to improve upon their skills and technique during the winter months. Swimmers in this program will continue to focus primarily on the basic competitive skills, including diving off the blocks and proper turns, and they will also practice more advanced stroke drills and techniques for all four competitive strokes. Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke and have a basic understanding of breaststroke and butterfly to qualify for this program.

From To Day(s) Time No Practice
9/16/18 5/12/19 Sunday 5:00-5:45 pm 10/7, 11/11, 11/25, 12/23,12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14

Gators II Registration fee: $165
Gators II Program Fee (9 Months): Resident: $325; Non-Resident: $373.80

Gators III

Ages 10-14 - Wakefield Swimming Pool

Our third level swim program, Gators III is designed to offer intermediate skills training to swimmers looking to increase their skills and techniques over the winter. Gator III is designed for older swimmers who may be new to year around swimming or are just looking for stroke improvement. This group will teach advanced drills and stroke techniques for all four competitive strokes as well as working on improving competition skills such as diving and proper turns. Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke proficiently and have a close to legal breaststroke and butterfly.

From To Day(s) Time No Practice
9/16/18 5/12/19 Sunday 6:00-7:00 pm 10/7, 11/11, 11/25, 12/23,12/30, 1/20, 2/17, 4/14

Gators III Registration fee: $165
Gators III Program Fee (9 Months): Resident: $340; Non-Resident: $391

Swim Clinic

Ages 10-14 - Yorktown Swimming Pool

This program is our first level of training for swimmers interested in staying in shape for their summer, Middle School, or High School teams but is not able to commit to swimming full time. This program will focus on improving and refining the skills used in all four competitive strokes, while also providing an aerobic workout to prepare swimmers for competition with their summer, Middle School or High School swim teams. The goal of this program is to provide swimmers a place to improve their swimming skills and endurance without the demands of our competitive programs. Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim freestyle and backstroke proficiently and have a close to legal breaststroke and butterfly in order to qualify for this group.

From To Day(s) Time No Practice
9/11/18 5/16/19 Tuesday and Thursday 6:30-7:30 pm 11/20,11/22,12,25,12-27,1/1,1/3,4/16,4/18

Swim Clinic Flex Registration fee: $100; Upgrade to Premium Registration (+$65)
Swim Clinic Program Fee (9 months): Resident $490; Non-Resident: $563.50

Middle School Sprint

Grades 6-8 -  Yorktown Swimming Pool

This program is our second level of training for swimmers that would like to stay in shape for their summer or Middle School season, but do not want to commit to full-time swimming in the winter. The Middle School Sprint program will work on improving the technique and skills of all four competitive strokes while also offering a challenging workout to keep swimmers in shape. Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally to qualify for this program.

From To Day(s) Time No Practice
9/10/18 5/15/19 Monday and Wednesday 7:30-8:30 pm 10/8,11/12,12/24,12/26,12/31,1/2,1/21,2/18,4/15,4/17

Middle School Sprint Flex Registration fee: $100; Upgrade to Premium Registration (+$65)
Middle School Sprint Program (9 Months): Resident: $500; Non-Resident: $575

High School Sprint

Grades 9-12- Wakefield Swimming Pool & Yorktown Swimming Pool

This program is our second level of training for swimmers that would like to stay in shape for their summer or High School season, but do not want to commit to full-time swimming in the winter. The High School Sprint program will work on improving the technique and skills of all four competitive strokes while also offering a challenging workout to keep swimmers in shape.Requirements: Swimmers must be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally to qualify for this program.

From To Day(s) Time No Practice
9/11/18 5/17/19 Sunday (Wakefield) 6:00-7:00 pm 10/7,11/11,11/22, 12/23-1/6, 1/20,2/17,4/14-21
    Tuesday/Thursday (Yorktown) 7:30-8:30 pm  

High School Sprint Flex Registration fee: $100; Upgrade to Premium Registration (+$65)
High School Sprint Program (9 Months): Resident: $520; Non-Resident: $598

 

Competition Groups

Our competitive groups are for swimmers who are interested in swimming and competing year around. The competitive groups are for swimmers who are considering or want to make swimming their primary sport. Swimmers must be legal in all four strokes to be eligible for all competition groups. Some programs also have Practice and Meet Attendance Requirements.

Registration Fee: All swimmers must pay an annual, non-refundable/non-transferable registration fee. The registration fee is not part of the program fees. This fee includes USA swimming membership, meet entry fees associated with your groups's meet schedule for the swim season, an AAC t-shirt and an AAC cap.

Age Group Prep

Ages 7-10 - Three Locations Offered: Wakefield Swimming Pool, Washington-Lee Swimming Pool, Yorktown Swimming Pool
Our entry-level competitive swim program, this group is designed for young swimmers with limited competitive experience. The program emphasizes basic stroke development for the four competitive strokes, instruction on proper competitive starts and turns, and an introduction to basic training principles, such as using the pace clock and how to properly train for USS competition. Swimmers in this program will practice twice a week and swimmers who prove they are able to handle the training and are willing to make the commitment to train more may be eligible to move up into the Age Group program.
Requirements: swimmers must be able to swim all four strokes legally.

From To Day(s) Time Location No Practice
9/11/18 5/16/19 Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm Wakefield 11/20,11/22,12/20,12/25, 12/27, 1/1, 1/3, 4/16, 4/18
9/11/18

5/16/19

Tuesday & Thursday 4:30-5:30 pm Washington-Lee 11/20,11/22,12/20,12/25, 12/27, 1/1, 1/3, 4/16, 4/18
9/11/18 5/16/19 Tuesday & Thursday 5:30-6:30 pm Yorktown 11/20,11/22,12/20,12/25, 12/27, 1/1, 1/3, 4/16, 4/18

Age Group Prep Registration Fee: $250
Age Group Prep Program Fee (9 Months): Resident: $650; Non-Resident: $744.50

Age Group

Ages 8-12 - Two Locations Offered: Wakefield Swimming Pool & Washington-Lee Swimming Pool
This is the second level of competition training for age group swimmers. Swimmers are expected to swim 2-3 times a week. This program will continue to focus on proper stroke development in all four competitive strokes, but will include work on the competition skills required for advancement into one of our higher level competitive programs. These skills will include increased practice attendance and commitment to the program, increased aerobic training, and the introduction of proper racing techniques.

Requirements: swimmers must attend a practice before joining this program. Swimmers wishing to move up into the Age Group Performance or Senior Prep programs must maintain proper practice attendance, must compete in at least 4 meets during the season, and it is highly recommended that swimmers attend the Long Course session held during the summer.

From To Day(s) Time Location No Practice
9/10/18 5/22/19 Mon, Wed, Fri 4:30-5:45 pm Wakefield 10/8, 11/12, 11/21,11/23, 12/21-1/4, 1/21, 1/18, 4/15-19
9/10/18 5/22/19 Mon, Wed, Fri 4:15-5:30 pm Washington-Lee 10/8, 11/12, 11/21,11/23, 12/21-1/4, 1/21, 1/18, 4/15-19

Age Group Registration Fee: $370
Age Group Program Fee (9 Months): Resident: $775; Non-Resident: $869.50

Age Group Plus

Ages 12-14- Wakefield Swimming Pool
This is a new group designed for the older age group swimmer that still wants to be competitive but may not be ready for the Sr Prep group yet. Swimmers are expected to swim 2-3 times a week. This program will continue to focus on proper stroke development in all four competitive strokes, but will emphasize an increase in training and will include work on the competition skills required for advancement into one of our higher level competitive programs. These skills will include increased practice attendance and commitment to the program, increased aerobic training, and the introduction of proper racing techniques.

Age Group Plus A:  Practices at Wakefield on Monday and Wednesday from 7:15-8:30 p.m. and on Friday, you have the option to go from 5:15-6:30 a.m. or 4:30-5:45 p.m. with Age Group Wakefield.

Age Group Plus B:  Practices at Wakefield on Monday and Wednesday from 7:15-8:30 p.m. and on Friday, you have the option to go from 5:15-6:30 a.m. at Wakefield or 4:15-5:30 p.m. with Age Group Washington and Lee.

Requirements: swimmers must attend a practice before joining this program. Swimmers wishing to move up into the Senior Prep programs must maintain proper practice attendance, must compete in at least 4 meets during the season, and it is highly recommended that swimmers attend the Long Course session held during the summer.

From To Days Time Location No Practice
9/10/18 5/17/19 Mon, Wed 7:15 - 8:30 pm Wakefield 10/8,11/12,11/21,11/23,12/24-1/5, 1/21,2/18,4/15-19
    Fri 4:30-5:45 pm or 5:15-6:30 am Wakefield  For Age Group Plus A
    Fri

4:15-5:30pm or

5:15-6:30am

AM at Wakefield. PM at Washington and Lee For Age Group Plus B

Age Group Plus Registration Fee: $370
Age Group Plus Program Fee (9 Months): Resident: $775; Non-Resident: $869.50

Age Group Performance

Ages 9-12 - Wakefield Swimming Pool
This program is our advanced 12 month training program for age group swimmers who have displayed a dedication to the sport of swimming and are willing to make the commitment to practice and train at a higher level. Swimmers must attend 4-5 practices a week. Swimmers in this group will be held to a very high standard of practice discipline and attitude and will be given advanced training on underwater kicking, race preparation and strategy, mental training, as well as increased swim training and dry land exercises. Swimmers in this group will be expected to train for and compete in high levels of competition, such as PVS Junior Olympics and the Eastern Zone IMX and Eastern Zone championship meets.

Requirements: swimmers must attend a swim practice before being able to join this program.  The goal of this group is to be an elite age group training group. Swimmers in this program MUST maintain a 75% monthly practice attendance and must compete in the competitions selected by the coach in order to remain in this program or be considered for advancement to the Senior Prep program.

From To Day(s) Time Location No Practice
9/10/18 8/2/19 Monday - Friday 5:30-7:15 pm Wakefield  
    Saturdays will be scheduled 9:30-11:00 am Wakefield  

Age Group Performance Registration Fee: $525
Age Group Performance Program Fee (12 Months): Resident: $1,045; Non-Resident: $1,139.50

Senior Prep

Ages 11-14 - Washington-Lee Swimming Pool
This 12 month program is designed for swimmers who have made swimming one of their priorities and are capable of handling the increased training that will lead to one of AAC's senior swimming programs. Swimmers in this group are expected to make the commitment to train 5 days a week and display the proper practice discipline and attitude required to train at the next level. This program will have increased yardage and dry land practices compared to our Age Group and Age Group Performance programs and is designed to prepare swimmers for advancement into our Senior and Elite programs. Swimmers in this group will be expected to train for and compete at high level PVS Championship meets, as well as preparing for Zone and Sectional level competitions.

Requirements: swimmers interested in joining this group must come to try out at a practice. Swimmers must maintain a 75% monthly practice attendance and must attend the meets selected by the coach in order to remain in this program and be considered for advancement into our Senior program.

From To Day(s) Time Location No Practice
9/4/18 8/3/19 Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00 pm Washington-Lee  
9/4/18 6/8/19 Saturday 7:00-9:00 am Wakefield  

Senior Prep Registration Fee:$615
Senior Prep Program Fee (12 Months): Resident: $1,270; Non-Resident: $1,364.50

Senior

Ages 13 & Older - Wakefield Swimming Pool

This is our most advanced training group offered. It is designed for swimmers that have chosen swimming as their primary sport and have made the commitment to train to compete at the National level. Swimmers in this elite training group should plan on mandatory 6-8 practices per week, competing once a month at the meets selected by the coach, training at the level required to qualify for National Level competitions. This program will offer the most advanced training techniques and dry land exercises designed to help swimmers reach the highest level of competition, as well as prepare swimmers to swim in college.

Requirements: Swimmers interested in joining the Senior program must attend a practice to try out. This is a 12 month program and swimmers will be expected to train and compete throughout the long course season. Swimmers in this group must maintain an 85% monthly practice attendance and compete in all meets chosen by the coach to remain in this program.

From To Day(s) Time Location No Practice
9/4/18 8/2/19 Monday-Friday (Dryland & Swim) 3:30-6:00 pm Wakefield  
9/4/18 6/20/19 Mon - Thurs Morning Practice 5:00-6:30 am Wakefield  
9/4/18 6/14/19 Optional Friday Morning Practice 5:00-6:30 am Wakefield  
9/4/18 6/8/19 Saturday 7:00-10:00 am Wakefield  

Senior Registration Fee:$700.00

Program fee (12 mos.): $1,890 (resident) and $1,984.50 (non-resident)

 

Arlington Masters

The Arlington Masters Swim Team welcomes all ability levels and ages, 18 years and older. Swimmers train in the same lane as others with similar abilities. Yardage per practice ranges from 2,000-3,000 yards during the week and 3,000-5,000 on Sundays. You may visit their website at http://arlington-masters.org.

Day(s)

Time

Location

Sunday

6:00-7:30 pm

W-L HS Pool

Monday

8:30-9:30 pm

W-L HS Pool

Tuesday

8:30-9:30 pm

W-L HS Pool

Wednesday

8:30-9:30 pm

W-L HS Pool

Thursday

8:30-9:30 pm

 W-L HS Pool

Fees:

The first practice is a free trial (you do not need to register for USMS before your free swim). After your free trial, you will need to purchase a USMS Membership and purchase punch tickets. Punch tickets can be purchased online* at the following rates:

Single swim drop in- $10 for residents and non-residents
6 swims: $40 for residents and non-residents
12 swims: $70 for residents; $115 for non-residents
36 swims: $180 for residents and non-residents

*Under the Sports menu, select Masters Swim to be taken to the punch pass purchase page. A confirmation receipt is generated at the end of the transaction and must be printed out or produced on your phone to exchange for a punch pass at the pool within 30 days of purchase. If you do not have access to a computer, you may purchase a pass by calling the DPR Registration Office at 703-228-4747 (Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm).