DeKalb Aquatics (DAQ) is a USS year round non-profit competitive swim team offering high quality professional coaching and technique instruction for all ages and abilities. The goal of our team is to provide every member an opportunity to improve swimming skills and achieve success at his or her level of ability, from novice to international competitor.

All of our coaches, as members of the American Swim Coaches Association, have access to the most comprehensive training and certification program for youth coaches of any sport in the United States. They provide assurances that the time children spend in swimming will be quality time.

We are constantly growing and training young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swim team. Thank you for joining us. We are looking forward to meeting you. Please feel free to ask another member or coach any question you may have.

Prior to registering all swimmers need to be evaluated. Contact us via email to schedule a try out. Click HERE to visit the registration page. 

Practice Schedule

Please note: The current schedule is adjusted for COVID-19 safety protocols. Please check with your child's coach with any questions. 

The Pups Group

​Requires pre-sign up via google form.

The DeKalb Aquatics Pups Group is designed to provide swimmers new to the sport an opportunity to learn correct stroke technique for freestyle and backstroke. The minimum requirement for entry into this group is that the swimmer comfortable in the water. This is an introduction to competitive swimming and perfect for those swimmers who are just finishing lessons. A strong emphasis will be placed on learning proper kicking technique for freestyle and backstroke. The aim of this course is to teach swimmers how to swim one length of freestyle unassisted. This group is designed for those swimmers who want more than just swim lessons and an introduction to competitive swimming. This group will feed directly into our Bronze Group. All swimmers entering this course must be evaluated prior to entry.

Cost: $75/month

$225 (Annual Registration)

 Saturday:

 9:00 am - 9:30 am or 9:30 to 10:00 am @ Agnes Scott

 

 

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The Bronze Group

​Requires pre-sign up via google form. 

The DeKalb Aquatics Bronze Group is designed to provide swimmers new to the sport an opportunity to learn correct stroke technique for all four strokes. The minimum requirement for entry into this group is that the swimmer is able to swim one length of freestyle and backstroke unassisted. This is not a lessons program for non-swimmers. A strong emphasis will be placed on learning proper kicking technique for all four strokes. The aim of this course is to teach swimmers how to swim one length of each stroke unassisted. All swimmers entering this course must be evaluated prior to entry.

Cost: $140/month

$225 (Annual Registration)

 Tuesday:

 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m @ Agnes Scott

 Thursday:

 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m @ Agnes Scott

 Saturday:

 9:00 to 9:45 pm @ Agnes Scott

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

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The Silver Group

Requires pre-sign up via google form. 

The DeKalb Aquatics Silver Group is designed to build on the technique development from the bronze group. The minimum requirement for this group is to swim one length of the pool unassisted in all four strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. Training sessions will focus on proper technique, building stamina/endurance, improving, and strengthening kicking ability. Flip turns and racing dives will also be introduced. Calisthenics (dry land) will be introduced in this course.

Evaluation Required

Cost: $150/month

$225 (Annual Registration)

 Monday:

 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

Wednesday:

 4:30 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. or 5:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. @ Agnes Scott

 Friday:

 4:30 - 5:30 pm @ Agnes Scott

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The Gold Group

The DeKalb Aquatics Gold Group is designed for continued focus on proper stroke technique for all four strokes. An increased emphasis will be placed on endurance and swimmers will be introduced to interval training. Racing strategies will be introduced. Strength training and calisthenics will play more important role. (no weights) Significant focus will be placed on starts and turns.

Evaluation required-interval test

Cost:$165/month

$225 (Annual Registration)

 Monday: 

 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

 Tuesday:

 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 Wednesday: 

 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

 Thursday:

 5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

 Friday:

 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

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The Platinum Group

The DeKalb Aquatics Platinum Group is to prepare swimmers to compete in Georgia state championships and sectional swim meets. This training group has attendance requirements for training sessions and swimming meets.  The group will focus on:

  • Increased focus on technique comprehension through the use of filming and viewing video

  • Aerobic development and proper technique will be emphasized requiring an increased time commitment

  • Swimmers will begin learning the foundations of self correction and stroke awareness

  • Increased level of accountability with regards to changes in technique

  • A stronger emphasis will be placed on strength training

  • Racing strategy will become a major focus and workouts will be built around specific racing strategies

  • Must attend scheduled team building events

  • Must have a positive attitude toward training

  • Focus on foundational concepts like distance per stroke, efficiency, and strokes per length

  • Speed development will become a major focus

Cost: $190/month

$225 (Annual Registration)

 Monday:

 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 Tuesday: (Dry Land is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 Wednesday: 

 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 Thursday: (Dry Land is from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.)

 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

 Friday:

 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 Saturday: 

 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

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The Junior National Group

The DeKalb Aquatics Junior National Group is designed to prepare swimmers for competition at the 14 and under State Championships, Age Group Sectionals, Senior State Championships, Senior Sectionals, High School State Championships, and Junior Nationals. The goal is to prepare the Junior National group to compete in high level competition.  The group will build upon tenets of the Platinum Group.

  • Swimmers will have an increased level of competition.

  • Swimmers will be required to have an increased level of commitment.

  • Increased level of race strategies.

  • Swimmers will receive detailed stroke instruction.

  • Increased focus on technique comprehension through the use of filming and viewing video

  • Aerobic development and proper technique will be emphasized requiring an increased time commitment

Cost: $225/month

$225 (Annual Registration)

 Monday:

  6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  (Optional)

  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

 Tuesday: 

  6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Dryland) 

 Wednesday:

  6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  (Optional)

  6:00 pm - 8:00 pm 

 Thursday: 

  6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. 

  6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Dryland) 

 Friday:

 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  (Optional)

 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 Saturday: 

 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

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Senior Group "National Elite"

The elite group focused on preparing athletes to qualify for Senior Sectionals, Junior Nationals, U.S.Open, Senior Nationals, and Olympic Trials.  The training group will build upon the training tenets of the Junior National Group.

  • Increased focus on technique comprehension through the use of filming and viewing video

  • Aerobic development and proper technique be emphasized requiring an increased time commitment

  • Swimmers will learn the foundations of self corrections and stroke awareness

  • Increased level of accountability with regards to changes in technique

  • Major emphasis on strength training (dry land)

  • Racing strategy will become a major focus and workouts will be designed around specific racing strategies

  • Must attend scheduled team building events

  • Must have a positive attitude towards training

  • Focus on foundational concepts of distance per stroke, efficiency,and strokes per length

  • Speed development will be a major focus

  • Families of athletes in this group are encouraged to plan vacations, camps, and family outings around training trips and major competitions.

Cost: $250/month

$225 (Annual Registration)

 Monday:

 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  (Mandatory)

 

 Tuesday: 

 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 Wednesday:

 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.  (Mandatory)

 

 Thursday: 

  6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 Friday:

 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.

 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

 Saturday: (Dry Land included)

 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

*"Dry Land" includes out-of-pool conditioning. Please bring tennis shoes

***For more detailed Swim Group Information you must be a logged in team member.  Click on Programs and then DAQ Swim Team.