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

Practice Schedule (School Year):

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday
    • Stretch 4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Swim 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday, Thursday (Morning)
    • Swim 6:00 AM - 7:00 AM
  • Tuesday, Thursday
    • Dryland 4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Swim 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Saturday
    • Swim 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Dryland 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Practice Schedule (Summer): Bring Dryland Workout Attire to ALL Practices. 

  • Morning Practices
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday 
      • 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM 
    • Tuesday, Thursday 
      • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Saturday
      • 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Afternoon Practices
    • Tuesday, Thursday
      • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Required Equipment: 

  • Practice Suit (we discourage the use of "leisure" swimwear such as board shorts, swim shirts, bikinis, etc.) 
  • Goggles 
  • Caps (for swimmers with long hair) 
  • Kick Board
  • Snorkel 
  • Fins (preferably long)
  • Paddles (ask Coach Jackson for assistance in sizes)
  • Pull Bouy
  • Water Bottle 
  • Gym Clothing (appropriate for dryland)

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.
  • Swimmers will be required to have a 85% practice attendance in order to move up to the Elite Group. 

Group Goals 

  1. Platinum Group will have 5 swimmers that qualify for Sectionals in 2021.
  2. Platinum Group will have 90% attendance by the end of 2021.
  3. Platinum Group swimmers will swim every event available to them by the end of 2021.
  4. Platinum groupers will have 95% attendance at ALL CCS meets that our team in participating in by the end of 2021.


Get to Know Your Coach 

Jackson Buyers



Jackson Buyers’ swim career began in Loveland, Colorado at the age of eleven. In Colorado, he was privileged enough to be able to swim under Chris Webb for Fort Collins Area Swim Team. While at FAST he trained alongside 10 National Junior Team Members, 30+ Olympic Trials Qualifiers, and 25 Junior National Finalists. In his own swim career, Jackson has received 3 Nationals Cuts, 7 Junior Nationals Cuts, and qualified for finals at Winter Junior Nationals. He currently holds the records at FAST in the 400 Yard IM, the 200 Meter Breaststroke, and the 200 Meter Medley Relay. Jackson also swam for Grand Canyon University, but transferred to California State University, Bakersfield after his Freshman year. At CSUB he set the school record in the 200 LCM Breaststroke. 


Jackson’s coaching career first began with volunteering for a local Special Olympics team when he was in the seventh grade. He continued to coach Special Olympics until he moved from home to go to college. His first non-volunteer position was as a coach for SwimLabs where he taught lessons and was a technique coach for competitive swimmers for two years.


In his short 3 years at Roadrunner Aquatics, he led the team to their first-ever top 3 finish (placing 2nd) at Central California Junior Olympics. His swimmers also set the Central California Record in the 10& Under Girls 200 Medley Relay.


With Jackson’s drive to constantly improve his own coaching skills, he wishes to create an environment at Ace Aquatics in which work ethic, teamwork, learning, and fun can thrive for coaches, swimmers, and parents alike.