In order to determine what TSA group is best for your swimmer, you will need to make an appointment for an evaluation. Email Coach Howard Hunte to set up an session.  


Silver

$105/month*

Silver swimmers must be able to listen to and follow directions, swim all four strokes legally, and perform a racing start.  This group is geared toward skill development, including strokes, turns, starts, rules, and fun. Swimmers will be introduced to reading the clock to prepare for longer swim sets. 
Age Group: 10 and under
Practice Time: 1 hour 
Practice Yardage: up to 1,500 yards
Equipment: fins, kickboard, mesh bag, water bottle, suit, and team cap
Recommended Attendance for Success:  3 of 5 practices each week 
Volunteer Requirements: Parent volunteers are vital to the success of TSA. Click here to view the volunteer policy. 
 

Junior

$140/month*

Junior swimmers must have the maturity and ability to complete a longer workout. Swimmers are expected to attend selected meets and their fastest qualified championship meet. The Gold group is geared toward further skill development and aerobic conditioning. Compete at MV District and MV Championships 
Age Group: 11-14
Practice time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Practice yardage: 1,500 – 3,500 yards
Equipment: fins, kickboard, snorkel, mesh bag, water bottle, suit, and team cap
Recommended Attendance for Success:  4 of 6 practices each week 
Training Requirements: 
  • 8 x 100 IM/FR Kick @ 2:30 
  • 6 x 50 Fly/Bk @ 1:15 
  • 6 x 50 Br @ 1:20 
  • 8 x 100 Free @ 2:00 
Volunteer Requirements: Parent volunteers are vital to the success of TSA. Click  here  to view the volunteer policy. 
 

Varsity

$140/month*

The Varsity group is geared toward two groups of swimmers: those trying to get in shape for high school swimming on a year round basis, and those who are working to achieve National group requirements. The focus of the Varsity group is on improving stroke technique, starts & turns, and aerobic conditioning. 
Age Group: 15-19
Practice time: 1 1/2 hours
Practice yardage: 4,000 – 5,500 yards
Equipment: fins, kickboard, paddles and pull buoy, snorkel, water bottle, mesh bag, suit, and team cap
Recommended Attendance for Success:  4 of 6 practices each week (there are NO practice requirements for this group) 
Training Requirements: 
  • 8 x 100 IM/FR Kick @ 2:30 
  • 6 x 50 Fly/Bk @ 1:15 
  • 6 x 50 Br @ 1:20 
  • 8 x 100 Free @ 2:00 
Volunteer Requirements: Parent volunteers are vital to the success of TSA. Click  here  to view the volunteer policy. 
 

Pre-Competition Training

$500 (Billed in two payments of $250)*

The Pre-Competition group is designed for swimmers looking to prepare for the high school swimming season or gain initial experience in competitive swimming before making a year round commitment. Each session of Pre-Comp last for approximately 3 months. The goal is develop the fundamentals of all 4 competitive strokes, refine starts and turns, and improving overall conditioning. 
Age Group: 13-19
Practice time: 1 -1 1/2 hours
Practice yardage: 2500 – 4000 yards
Equipment:  fins, kickboard, paddles and pull buoy, snorkel, water bottle, mesh bag, suit, and team cap
Recommended Attendance for Success:  Swimmers are recommended to attend as many practices of the 4 practices each week

* The Initial Age Range is a guide.  Should an athlete younger or older than the indicated age range exhibit higher or lower level skills than required for that squad, the coaches will consult with the athlete’s parent or legal guardian and determine which squad will offer the athlete the best opportunity for achieving their desired swimming goals.
 
** This is the previously named High School Prep squad.  Athletes in this category will be assessed and placed in the practice squad which best matches their swimming skills and age range.  Consultation with parents or legal guardians may be needed to ensure proper squad fit.   While primarily intended for high school athletes to prepare for their high school season, this option is available for athletes who wish to experience the competitive training environment before making the annual commitment.  Payment of the fees associated with this squad are not pro-ratable but may be used to pay the first month of dues for any full time athlete squad joined before the end of the Pre-Competition Session.


Session 1               September 8 – November 20
Session 2               November 23 – February 19  
(Dates subject to change based on HS swim season dates)
 
*** The $500 fee will be billed in two payments of $250.00

National

$170*

The National group is our highest level of athletes whose primary activity is swimming. Swimmers in the National group need to be able to demonstrate a high level of technical proficiency in all 4 strokes. Admission to the National group requires at least 3 MV Championship Qualifying times. National swimmers are expected to attend selected meets and their fastest qualified championship meet. Training is geared toward Sectional, Junior and Senior National level qualifying times. Our goal is to develop successful collegiate athletes. Demonstrate leadership while being role models for the membership of TSA
Age Group: 15-19
Practice time: 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 hours
Practice yardage: 5,000 – 7,500 yards
Equipment: fins, kickboard, paddles and pull buoy, snorkel, water bottle, mesh bag, suit, and team cap  
Recommended Attendance for Success: Minimum of 7 practices per week. Occasional exceptions for illness or outside commitments may be made. 
Training Requirements:
  • 10 x 300 Free @ 4:00 or equivalent set 
  • 10 x 100 Fr/Stk kick @ 1:50 
  • 10 x 200 IM @ 3:00 
  • 10 x 100 Bk @ 1:30 
  • 10 x 100 Br & Fly @ 1:40 
Volunteer Requirements: Parent volunteers are vital to the success of TSA. Click  here  to view the volunteer policy. 
 
 
 

* For a complete list of fees, view  TSA Group Fees. 

Attendance Policy

 

Adult Masters Group

$60/month*

Become a member of U.S. Masters Swimming today and take your swimming to the next level. Swimming is a life skill as well as great exercise and a challenging sport. Our program gives adult swimmers at every level the opportunity to improve their skills in a safe environment – and under the guidance of a trained instructor. Sign up today and build your skills and swim more efficeintly with expert instruction. 
  1. Register with US Masters Swimming
  2. Fill out this form: TSA Masters registration form
  3. Bring physical copies to Coach Bob at practice or email them here.
  4. Bring a check for the first month's dues of $60. 
  5. Complete online registration and set up automatic billing. 
  6. Contact Coach Bob at the email listed above if you have any further questions. 
 
This program is designed for 3 groups.  
  1. The adult who wishes to become a better swimmer.
  2. The Masters/Triathlete who is looking for structured evening practices
  3. The adult who wants to improve their general fitness
* For a complete list of fees, view TSA Group Fees. 
 
 

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Age Group: 3-16
The  Topeka Swim Association  offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the  Topeka Swim Association  to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. Our swim school program is divided into five total levels.  Levels 1-4 are geared toward teaching swimmers to be relaxed, confident and happy in the water.  As the levels progress, students will learn the basic skills of freestyle, backstroke, flutter kick, streamline, and introduce breaststroke and butterfly kick.  Level 5 or Team Prep incorporate all the skills learned and is focused on building the swimmer’s endurance in order to “prep” them to be a part of our competitive swim team by swimming longer distances (25 and 50 yards) at a time. 
 
Not sure which level your swimmer should enroll in?  To schedule an evaluation, email Coach Howard Hunte