This is our entry level group. An athlete need not be able to initially swim all strokes to enter this group. The Aqua Academy focuses on the mechanical techniques involved with the four competitive strokes, their associated starts, turns and finishes. The swimming student experiences a small coach-to-swimmer ratio. The instruction is provided in a low-key setting. There is no athletic training or formal conditioning provided through this program. The program is designed to prepare the swimmer who successfully completes the program for the progression to the entry level on the Norwin Aqua Club. All classes are held at the high school pool.
Aqua Academy Coordinator: Coach Ryan DeLong
Workout Days/Times: Monday and Wednesday 4:45-5:30
From AA, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group focus mainly on learning four legal competitive strokes, having fun, and perfecting start and turn technique.
Workout Days/Times: Daily for one hour
From the Old Otters, athletes move into this group. Athletes in this group are usually at least 10 years old and have completed the Otter move-up skills list. This group has more extensive dryland and begins endurance training.
Workout Days/Times: Daily for one and one half hour
There are minimum time standards to move up into the Shark group. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a more committed basis.
Workout Days/Times: Daily for one hour and 45 minutes
Workout Days/Times: Daily for two and one half hours