The mission of Charger Aquatics Santa Fe is to promote a life-long love of swimming in swimmers of all ages and abilities by providing a safe, healthy and positive environment for our athletes. This will be achieved through a comprehensive training program that addresses the physical, mental, nutritional, and technical dimensions of the sport to support team and individual goals.

WE HAVE OPENINGS! We currently have space in our Junior swim group. If you have a youth swimmer that can swim the length of the pool and is interested in being part of a fun team expoerience contact us for a free try-out.

Philosophy of Competition

In preparing for your swimmer’s meets, the following are some basic fundamentals of competition that our coaches stress:

  1. Each swimmer should compete with him/herself. It is more beneficial to improve one’s time and/or technique than to win a ribbon or medal.

  2. In addition to earning 'best times', the coaches praise for working on technique and/or race strategies. Please note that it is possible that a swimmer won’t improve his/her time when he/she tries something new (e.g. flip turns, technique, etc.). However, if a swimmer continues to try a new skill or technique, he/she will improve in the long run.

  3. The swimmers are taught to set realistic goals, and as they get older, they are taught to relate performance in practice to their goal times.

  4. The coaching staff encourages age-group swimmers to swim every event they are eligible for. This helps to promote versatility since swimmers are continuously switching best events as they grow, mature, and change body shapes and sizes.

  5. Sportsmanship is a MUST for everyone. We expect all swimmers, parents, and coaches to respect the officials, competitors, and the facilities we use. We also want swimmers to encourage and support their teammates.

  6. It is important that each swimmer has a copy of his/her times. Keeping these times in a logbook helps the swimmer to see the progress he/she has made throughout the season and also from year to year.

  7. SUCCESS = Improving one’s own, best self.

Practice philosophy

A swimmers dues are determined by training group and pool placement. These fees cover the workout development and coaching associated with each swim group. Our club does not offer a minute/$ service. Each workout is pre-planned by the coach and the designated practice times for each swim group are adhered to as close as possible but, on occasion, a swim practice may end a little earlier or later. 

To keep practices running smoothly, it is important that each swimmer arrive poolside, ready to start their workout at the designated time. Unless prior arrangement has been made with the Coach, swimmers arriving more than 5 minutes late will not be allowed to participate in the practice. This policy will ensure that all swimmers have adequate time to warm-up prior to working on their main practice, and that the practice of the team is not disturbed by late-comers.