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

$85/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: 6-12
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. 
 

Gold

$105/month*

Gold 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: 8-13
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. 
 

Platinum

$120/month*

Platinum swimmers should display a high level of skill for their age. These elite swimmers will continue to develop technical skills, improve aerobic conditioning, begin goal setting, and prepare them to enter the TSA National Group. Swimmers must be willing to complete 30-minute dryland sessions in addition to practices in the water. Swimmers are expected to attend selected meets and their fastest qualified championship meet. Prepare swimmers to compete at the MV Championships and Age Group Zone Championships. 
Group age: 10-14
Practice Time: 1 1/2 - 2 hours
Practice Yardage: 3,000 – 5,500 yards
Equipment: fins, kickboard, paddles and pull buoy, snorkel, water bottle, mesh bag, suit, and team cap
Recommended Attendance for Success:  5 of 6 practices each week 
Training Requirements: 
  • 5 x 200 Free @ 3:00 
  • 8 x 100 Fr/IM kick @ 2:00 
Must be able to make 2 of the 3 following Sets 
  1. 10 x 50 Fly @ :55 
  2. 10 x 50 Br @ 1:00 
  3. 10 x 100 Bk @ 1:40 

Varsity

$120/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: 13-18
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. 
 

High School Prep

$450 (Billed in two payments of $225)*

The High School Prep group is designed for swimmers looking to prepare for the high school swimming season. Each session of High School Prep last for approximately 3 months. Develop the fundamentals of all 4 competitive strokes, refine starts and turns, and improving overall conditioning. Prepare swimmers to be successful high school swimmers.
Age Group: 14-18
Practice time: 1 1/2 hours
Practice yardage: 4,000 – 5,500 yards
Equipment: fins, kickboard, paddles, snorkel, pull buoy, 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
  • Session 1 September 4 - November 24
  • Session 2 November 27 – February 23

National

$150*

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: 13-18
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. 

Training Group Advancement

Attendance Policy

 

Adult Masters Group

$50/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 $50. 
  5. Complete online registration and set up automatic billing. 
  6. Contact Coach Bob at the email listed above if you have any further questions. 
 
Adult Learn-to-Swim Program 
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. Expansion of practice times for our existing TSA Masters who would like a more flexible  practice schedule.    
The cost of the program will be $50/mo plus registration fees (there will NOT be any additional charges for current members) and new participants can register through the team website like they would for the normal competitive team.   
USMS Certified Coach Meier will be directing the program and will answer any questions you may have.  Simply email him for more information. 
 
 
* 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