Group Descriptions and Practice Times

Please contact our Head Coaches, Mona Nyheim-Canales and Fernando Canales with any specific group questions and training matters via email by writing to: [email protected] 

or call (480) 498-0484

TO REGISTER - click on Swim Team Registration button on right hand side of home page or 

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SPARKS - 12 years and younger ($155 per month)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday             5:30-6:30PM at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

This group is for novice swimmers who are interested in learning more about swimming either for fitness, for safety or for exploring competitive swimming.  The primary focus for this group is on continued stroke development, promote the love to swim for fun and learn the basics of safety around the waterfront.

Competitions are not required but swimmers are encouraged to participate in USA Swimming sanctioned events.

 

FORKS - 13 years and younger ($199 per month)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday             5:15-6:45PM at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

Tuesday                                              6:00-7:30PM at MPAC

Saturday                                             10:00-11:30PM at MPAC

This group is focused on improving the athlete’s agility, physical conditioning, aerobic fitness, swim training parameters and stroke mechanics as well as refining the psychological aspects of race preparation. Perfect for younger swimmers intent on exploring the world of competitive swimming and excelling in it.

This group is designed for swimmers who want to succeed at all levels and are focused on progressing through Local, State and Regional Elite Competitions.

 

GOLD – 13 years and older ($235 per month)

Monday Wednesday and Friday                    4:30-6:30PM   at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

Tuesday and Thursday                                   6:00-7:00AM at MPAC

Tuesday and Thursday                                    6:00-7:30PM at MPAC

Saturday                                                         10:00-12:00PM at MPAC

Designed for highly competitive swimmers who want to succeed at all levels and are focused on excelling in State, Regional and Elite Championships.  Members of the Sun Rays group are pursuing High School and NCAA goals; they must have the highest commitment to attendance, Team, and personal goals.               

*Note:  Due to NCAA Compliance regulations, all high school swimmers (9th-12th grade) participating in our program must live within a 50-mile radius of the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center/ASU campus. 

                                            

Copper / National Group -13 years and older ($299 per month)

Monday Wednesday and Friday                    4:30-7:00PM   at Mona Plummer Aquatic Center

Tuesday and Thursday                                   6:00-7:30AM at MPAC

Tuesday and Thursday                                    6:00-8:00PM at MPAC

Saturday                                                         10:00-12:00PM at MPAC

Designed for highly competitive swimmers who want to succeed at elite levels and are focused on excelling in State, National and International Championships.  Members of the Copper National Group must have the highest commitment to attendance and the pursuit of Team, and personal goals.

*Note:  Due to NCAA Compliance regulations, all high school swimmers (9th-12th grade) participating in our program must live within a 50-mile radius of the Mona Plummer Aquatic Center/ASU campus. 

 

Annual Club Membership Fees

Payable in September and valid through August, prorated for mid-year signup, and are nonrefundable.  The rates are $175 for the first swimmer, $100 for the second, and $50 for the third (capped at $320 per family).

Team registration includes Team T-shirt and logo Swim Cap

 

Payment is due on the 1st of the month

If received after the 10th, a $10 late fee will be assessed.  Swimmers will not be allowed to commit to or be entered in meets if your account is past due. 

Accounts paid by Credit/debit cards are subject to a (3%) processing fee, or $3 ACH processing fee.  Check or Venmeo/Zelle payments do not incur a fee.  Invoicing is done on the first day of the month and due by the 10th.  There is a family cap of $425 for monthly dues.  In addition you may be invoiced and charged during the month for meet fees and travel fees (if applicable).

Travel fees

Travel fees are applicable when the team travels outside of the Metro Phoenix area.  Team/Coach travel, lodging, and meal expenses will be split evenly across all the families that are attending, and fundraising dollars will be allocated as available.

Cancellation Policy

Our expectation is that all athletes/parents make a year-round commitment to the sport and our club.  If you or your athlete chooses to quit the team, there is a 30-day notice required for suspension of  monthly dues.  The club membership and USA Swimming registration fee is nonrefundable. 

Suspension Policy

We do not allow suspension of payment for your account for the high school swimming season, vacation, summertime, etc. However we make exceptions for extended illness or injury.  

 

USA Swimming Registration 

For insurance coverage, we require all of our club team athletes to be USA Swimming registered members

This registration provides insurance coverage, and is required to participate in Pitchfork Aquatics practices, activities and all sanctioned events - payable in October and valid for the following year through December 31st).  USA Swimming Registration Fee and/or Transfer fee is the responsibility of each club member.  A valid USA Swimming membership card must be presented to the coaches prior to the first day of practice and a copy emailed to:  [email protected]