AGGIE SWIM CLUB 

Gulf Swimming

PRACTICE GROUPS, LOCATIONS AND TIMES:

 

TAMU Rec Center, College Station  (TAMU)

Olsen Boulevard

College Station Middle School Natatorium, College Station  (CSMS)

900 Rock Prairie Road

 

  Novice Age Group Development Age Group Junior Senior
Location

CSMS Nat

CSMS Nat

TAMU Rec

TAMU Rec

TAMU Rec

Practice Times offered Two per week for :45 minutes each(Offered as four per week for :45 minutes each) Four per week for 1 hour each Six per week for 1-1/2 hours each Six per week for 2 hours each Six per week for 2 hours each

Offered days and times

Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs

4:30-:15pm,

5:30-6:15pm or 6:30-7:15pm (CSMS)

Mon-Thurs

4:30-5:25pm,

5:30-6:25pm or 6:30-7:25pm (CSMS)

Mon-Fri 5:45-7:15pm (TAMU Rec)

Sat 11:30am-1:00pm (or as scheduled)

Mon-Fri5:30-7:30pm (TAMU Rec)

Sat 11:30am-1:30pm (or as scheduled)

Mon-Fri 5:30-7:30pm (TAMU Rec)

Sat 11:30am-1:30pm (or as scheduled)

Competitive requirement

None

(Intrasquad Meets are offered)

None

(Intrasquad Meets are offered)

Intrasquad Meets & one USA meet per month

 

Attendance at Winter, Spring & Summer Champs

 

Goal meets:  Gulf Champs, TAGS

All USA meets offered

 

Attendance at Winter, Spring & Summer Champs

 

Goal meets:  Gulf Champs, TAGS, Zones, Sectionals

All USA meets offered

 

Attendance at Winter, Spring & Summer Champs & Gulf Champs

 

Goal meets:  TAGS, Zones, Sectionals, NCSA, Junior Nationals, Nationals

Minimum qualification

- Able to swim the length of the pool unassisted

 

- Able to accept instruction

All of the before, plus:

 

- Legal strokes in free, back, breast & fly

 

- Able to complete 2 lengths of the pool without stopping

 

- Able to streamline & circle swim

All of the before, plus:

 

- Legal in a 100 of all four competitive strokes, including turns

 

- Able to understand the pace clock and how to read it

 

- Can calculate intervals & interpret a written workout

 

- Arrive on time to all practices

 

- Able to complete 1 x 400 free without stopping and 3 x 100 free on 2:00

All of the before, plus: - Accepted by Junior coach

 

- Year round commitment to USA swimming - Minimum of four practices/ wk attended

 

- Two “A” times or four “BB” times in swimmer’s time standards

 

- In SC, able to complete 5 x 100 free on 1:45 and average 1:35 or better and 3 x 200 free on 3:15 and average 3:05 or better

All of the before, plus:

 

- Accepted by Senior coach

 

- Minimum of seven practices/wk attended (including HS practices)

 

- All “A” times in swimmer’s time standards

 

- In SC, able to complete 8 x 100 free on 1:20 and average 1:15 or better and 6 x 200 free on 2:45 and average 2:30 or better and 5 x 200 IM’s on 3:00 and average 2:50 or better

 

- Must make a year-round commitment (no summer league) 

Age requirements

Minimum of 4

Minimum of 5

Minimum of 8

Acceptance by Junior Coach

Acceptance by Senior Coach

Goals

- Develop all four competitive strokes & the individual medley

- Gain endurance and confidence (introduced to longer distances)

- Introduce interval based training & breath control

- Learn and master legal finishes

- Improve stroke technique

- Provide aerobic training

- Goal setting

- Continued development of all strokes

- Use of basic training equipment

- Fine tuning stroke enhancement

- Able to complete every event offered

- Qualify for TAGS

- High attendance percentage

- Develop advanced training performance

- Qualify for Sectionals

- High attendance percentage

Training equipment needed

Suit, cap, goggles

Kickboard provided

Suit, cap, goggles, fins

Kickboard provided

Suit, cap, goggles, fins

Kickboard provided

Suit, cap, goggles, fins, TYR burners, paddles, pull buoy, ankle locks, stick, snorkel (for some)

Kickboard provided

Suit, cap, goggles, fins, pull buoy, paddles, snorkel, ankle locks

Kickboard provided

Parental commitment

- Minimum of 2 hosted meet per year or one annual position

- Minimum of 2 hosted meets per year or one annual position

- Gets swimmer to every practice on time

- Minimum of 3 hosted meets per year or one annual position

- Gets swimmer to every practice on time

- Minimum of 4 hosted meets per year or one annual position

- Gets swimmer to every practice on time

- Minimum of 4 hosted meets per year or one annual position

Cost

$65.00/month ($75.00/month for 4 times/wk)

$80.00/month

$90.00/month

$110.00/month($100.00/month for junior stars)

$120.00/month

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Swimmer's abilities are evaluated by the coach of these programs and a swimmer will move up when they demonstrate the proper efficiency and mastery to attend the next higher group.

When an athlete has successfully reached the ability to move to the next level of the  program, the coaches of both groups will confer with each other and determine the swimmer's abilities and possible change in status.  When it is agreed that a change is to be made, the swimmer and parent will be informed of their eligibility to move into the next higher group.