Aquanaut Stream
The goal of the FAST Aquanaut Stream is to provide an environment where athletes can learn competitive swimming skills and techniques at their own pace. Swimmers in this Stream will have individual goals, and can range from performance to active for life. Swimmers can decide on their level of commitment based on their own goals.

Aqua 1

Swimmers will:

Be introduced to the competitive swimming environment
Learn specific skills that are foundational for swimming competitively 
 

Goal: Practice skills in team training environment

Swim Meets

Premier Meets
Participation is Optional
Coach will help swimmer select competitions that will help develop their technical skills

Age/Grade Range

7-12 years
Elementary/Middle School

Attendance Requirement

No requirement unless the swimmer wants to attend swim meets
60% attendance required to participate in swim meets

Group Outcomes

Practice etiquette
Can read clock and follow pace times
Underwater kick to 5-7m
Able to swim legal IM races
Proper streamline and no breath off turns
Working towards ability to swim all events 50-400

Aqua 2

Swimmers will:

Practice and expand technical skills needed for swimming competitively
Develop training aptitude and consistency of strokes

 

Goal: Begin to apply performance skills 

Swim Meets

Premier & Invitational Meets if qualified
Participation is Optional
Coach will help swimmer select competitions that will help develop their technical skills

Age/Grade Range

9-14 years
Middle School

Attendance Requirement

No requirement unless the swimmer wants to attend swim meets
60% attendance required to participate in swim meets

Group Outcomes

All strokes and turns legal and consistent
Ownership of training and conditioning
Application of drills to stroke technique

Aqua 3

Swimmers will:

Practice and become proficient at the technical skills and tactics needed for swimming competitively
Commit to a more structured and rigorous training regime

 

Goal: Work to maintain consistent strokes technique while intensifying training

Swim Meets

Premier & Invitational Meets if qualified
Participation is Optional
Coach will help swimmer select competitions that will help develop their technical skills

 

Age/Grade Range

11-16 years
Middle/High School

Attendance Requirement

No requirement unless the swimmer wants to attend swim meets
60% attendance required to participate in swim meets

Group Outcomes

Advancing stroke technique and ability to swim all events/strokes
Able to apply simple race tactics and strategy to enhance performance
Training ownership (dryland and water)

Aqua 4

Swimmers will:

Work on a multitude of swim specific skills and strategies
Increase training intensity   

 

Goal: Effectively apply skills and techniques in a variety of training and performance environments

Swim Meets

Invitational, National or International Meets if qualified
Participation is Optional
Coach will help swimmer select competitions that will help develop their technical skills

Age/Grade Range

13-18
High School

Attendance Requirement

No requirement unless the swimmer wants to attend swim meets
60% attendance required to participate in swim meets

Group Outcomes

Refine stroke technique
Apply race tactics to improve performance
Focus on training process
Healthy lifestyle and wellbeing