Intro to Competitive Swimming

This track is for swimmers who are new, or inexperienced in the sport of swimming. These swimmers can attend both Bakersfield Rec Meets and USA Swimming sanctioned meets. The main focus of these groups is to teach the fundamentals of competitive swimming, and to grow swimmers love and dedication to the sport of swimming.  

Bronze

Bronze Group consists of our young swimmers (ages 5-12) who are just starting their adventure in this sport. Swimmers should be comfortable in the water and are required to be able to swim one lap, on their stomach or back, unassisted. Our goals with our Bronze Group swimmers is to develop stroke fundamentals, learn lane etiquette, and (most importantly) to have fun! Swimmers will be taught the importance of being respectful to teammates and coaches through the lessons of our sport.

Monthly Fee: $80

Practice Schedule:

  • Monday - Thursday 
    • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Friday
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Swim Meets:

  • Meets are recommended, but not required. 
  • Team cap and 3 team shirts are required for meet participation.

 

Silver

Silver Group consists of our young swimmers (ages 7-12) who are looking to start swimming competitively. Swimmers should be able to swim a 1 x 100 yard  IM and a 1 x 100 yard Freestyle without stopping. Swimmers should also be able to legally swim 25-50 yards of each stroke. Silver Group is our introduction to competitive swimming. We will be teaching swimmers racing skills (starts, turns, etc.) and continuing their stroke technique development, while at the same time increasing yardage with a focus on kicking. Swimmers will develop a deeper understanding of teamwork, and learn the value of dedication and responsibility all while still being able to have fun!

Monthly Fee: $110

Practice Schedule :

  • Monday - Thursday 
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Swim Meets:

  • Meets are required for those wishing to move up to the Platinum Group. 
  • Team cap and 3 team shirts are required for meet participation. 

 

Competitive Groups

The main focus of the competitive tack is to improve performance at club swim meets. 

Gold

Gold Group consists of our intermediate age competitive swimmers (ages 10-14) who work to archive time standards such as Junior Olympics and Age Group Zones. Swimmers should be able to swim 4 x 100s Freestyle on 2:00, 4 x 100s IM on 2:15, and 4 x 100s Kick on 2:30. The goals of Gold Group is to increase swimmer's confidence in their swimming ability through an increase in yardage and intensity. Gold Group values Character Traits such as Teamwork, Dedication, Responsibility, Respect, and Hard-Work. Swimmers will also learn the importance of goal setting. 

Monthly Fee: $130

Practice Schedule:

  • Monday-Thursday
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  
  • Friday
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Swim Meets:

  • Meets are required for those wishing to move up to the Platinum Group. 
  • Team cap and 3 team shirts are required for meet participation. 
Practice Attendance 
  • Practice attendance is not required, but will be recorded.
  • Swimmers will be required to have a 80% practice attendance in order to move up to Platinum Group. 

Platinum 

Platinum Group consists of competitive swimmers (ages 13-15) who are working to achieve Senior Zones time standards. Platinum group swimmers should be able to swim 6 x 100s Freestyle on 1:30, 6 x 100s IM on 1:40, 6 x 100s Kick on 1:50. The Platinum Group will be taught advanced knowledge of the sport with an emphasis on competition. These swimmers will be expected to display values such as Dedication, Responsibility, Respect, Hard-Work, and Teamwork daily. Additionally Platinum Group will be taught nutrition, goal setting, and mental toughness concepts. 

Monthly Fee: $155

Swim Practice Schedule (@ BC):

  • Monday - Thursday 
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Friday
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday 
    • 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Weights Practice Schedule (@ 11513 Trabancos Dr.): 

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 

  • 5:30 AM - 7:00 AM

Strength Training will be a one hour session. Athletes can come in at a time that best suits them, but all athletes must arrive no later than 6:00 AM. 

Swim Meets:

  • Meets are required for these swimmers.  
  • Team cap and 3 team shirts are required for meet participation. 
Practice Attendance 
  • 80% practice attendance is expected for these swimmers.

 

** All practices are "closed deck". No parents/spectators are allowed on deck on in the bleachers. **

 

*USA Swimming membership (required) and meet fees are not included. A yearly enrollment fee of $75 is charged at the time of registration and includes three team shirts and two swim caps.*

 

*All membership dues will be auto-billed on the first of each month. If an athlete joins any day after the 15th of the month, the first month's dues will be 50% off.*

 

*Any requests to cancel must be submitted 30 days prior to the next billing date. Send in your request to cancel by email to [email protected]*