Health First Fitness Club Aquatics: Where Education Meets Fitness 

Sol Swim Team and Sol Masters Swimming offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Health First Aquatics to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

Discounts are given to parents who are members of Health First Fitness Club (HFFC). Swimmers over the age of 15 are eligible for their own membership. Swimmers under the age of 15 are only members of SOL Swim Team and not HFFC.

Swimmers who are currently registered with USA Swimming can chose to practice with the team for up to 3 days. If not currently registered with USA Swimming, please call us at 619-421-6700 to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

All swimmers who join the team are required to join USA Swimming. The annual registration fee for the San Diego Imperial LSC is $70 and will be valid through December 31, 2020. If you are transfering teams and have a current USA Swimming registration, the transfer fee is $10. 

 Bronze Group 

This group is comprised of novice swimmers. Emphasis is placed on developing the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes. The practices combine in the water and dry land drills, games, and exercises. This allows for swimmers to learn total body coordination to help their stroke mechanics. The practices are geared to create an enjoyable atmosphere for instruction.  Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend one meet per month.

Bronze Group Coach: Alberto Gandara
Workout Days/Times: Monday - Friday: 5:30-6:30

Required equipment: kickboard, swim fins (not snorkel or body surf style), and a training suit

HFFC Members: $50/month, Non-HFFC Members: $60/month

 Silver Group 

The focus of this group is to continue the development of stroke mechanics and competitive rules with a training increase.  This group introduces mental training, team building, and the use of video. Success of each individual swimmer is based on an increased commitment level in attendance and practice effort. Swimmers in this group are encouraged to attend 1-2 meets per month.

Silver Group Coach: Jacqueline O'Hagan
Workout Days/Times: Monday-Friday:6:00-7:30

Required equipment: kickboard, swim fins (not snorkel or body surf style), pull buoy and a training suit

HFFC Members: $75/month, Non-HFFC Members: $90/month

 Gold Group 

The focus of this group is to continue the progression of stroke mechanics with an increased emphasis on training. This group continues dry land exercises, but increases time spent in water.  These swimmers are striving to maximize their age group abilities.  Swimmers are also introduced to advanced team building and mental and physical training concepts. Goal setting and race strategies are also developed in this group. Workouts are designed to improve endurance, speed and stroke technique.  Swimmers are expected to attend 2 meets per months, unless currently competing in High School water polo or swimming.

Gold Group Coach: Jennie Charlesworth
Workout Days/Times: Monday-Friday: 5:30-7:30
, Saturdays 10-11:30am

Required equipment: kickboard, swim fins (not snorkel or body surf style), pull buoy, paddles, snorkel and a training suit

HFFC Members: $100/month, Non-HFFC Members: $120/month

 Senior and Senior Gold Group 

The Senior training program is centered around a highly specialized physical conditioning program and includes mental and race preparation. Weekly training will consist of 8 to 12 water sessions that will utilize specific technical work individualized to the swimmer, 3 to 5 weight sessions, regular classroom sessions, and daily flexibility and core body exercises. The training program will include a uniform aerobic base, specialized stroke, and distance training. 

Swimmers in the Senior program will be exposed to the pressures associated with elite level swimming and will experience the benefit of competitions which will allow them to reach the highest level in competitive swimming. Due to level at which these swimmers are training, an attendance minimum is required and enforced to participate in this group. 

Senior and Senior Gold Coaches: Steve Wiggs and Rich Giffen
Dryland Training: Monday-Friday 3:00-4:00pm with 2 days focused on strength development and 3 focused on core and body development 

Workout Days/Times: Monday-Friday 4:00-6:00pm

Additional mornings and Saturdays scheduled based on training schedule

Required equipment: kickboard, swim fins (not snorkel or body surf style), pull buoy, paddles, snorkel and a training suit

HFFC Members for Senior: $115/month, Non-HFFC Members for Senior: $150/month

HFFC Members for Senior Gold: $130/month, Non-HFFC Members for Senior Gold: $160

 

 Masters Group 

We are an organized, supportive group of swimmers coached by experienced, motivating and supportive coaches.  We come in all shapes and sizes, and all levels of efficiency, we swim for exercise, we swim for competition, and some swim for all of the above.  Mostly, we swim for our health and well-being.  Come swim with us!

National Group Coaches: Steve Wiggs, Rich Giffen and Amanda Trulock
Workout Days/Times: M-F 5:30-7:00 am & 6:00-7:30 pm