The Corvallis Aquatic Team is divided into training levels and squads in order to provide a structured and comprehensive program.  All squads have practice Monday through Friday and families can choose which days they attend. The cost information listed below is for year-round swimmers. You can find more information on costs by clicking on "New Family Info" at the top of this page.
 
Novice
The novice squad is for new swimmers ages 10 & under.  At the novice level, the young athlete is introduced to the sport of competitive swimming.  The primary objective of the novice program is to teach the swimmer the four basic competitive strokes: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle.  Novice swimmers also learn and practice starts, turns, drills, and games to develop additional skills needed for competition.
Training Schedule:  Novice swimmers may attend up to three 1-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $65 mid-September through mid-August
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets and invitational meets is optional.
 
Junior 1
The Junior 1 swimmer can perform the four competitive swim strokes and is ready to learn more sophisticated techniques.  At this level, advanced drills are implemented, starts and turns are emphasized, and interval training is introduced.  The group is subdivided into two categories:
Junior 1A - Consists of 11 and older new swimmers who are not yet in high school.
Junior 1B - Consists of 10 and under swimmers.
Training Schedule:  Junior 1 swimmers may attend up to four 1.25-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $75 mid-September through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets and invitational meets is encouraged.
 
Junior 2
The Junior 2 program is designed for young athletes at least nine years of age who have decided they are ready for a commitment to the sport of swimming.  Competitive training, in its true sense, begins at this level; stroke techniques are refined continuously.
             Junior 2A - Swimmers ages 12 to 14
             Junior 2B - Swimmers ages 9 to 12
Training Schedule:  Junior II swimmers may attend up to five 1.5-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $100 mid-September through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets is expected.
 
Senior Prep
The senior prep program moves swimmers toward more rigorous training - conditioning in anticipation of senior/high school swim team participation. It is designed for athletes who are between 11 and 14 years of age and who meet specified time requirements.
Training Schedule:  Senior prep swimmers may attend up to six 2-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $130 mid-September through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets is expected.
 
Senior I
The Senior I squad is designed for high school students who wish to train during the high school competitive swimming off-season from March through mid-November.  It is also appropriate for those of high school age who are new to the sport of competitive swimming.  The senior I training program strongly emphasizes conditioning as well as technique, and it provides the individual with opportunities to progress rapidly.  Senior level swimmers who are involved in other high school sports may choose to train with this group. Attendance at daily training sessions is strongly encouraged.
Training Schedule:  Senior I swimmers may attend up to five 1.5-hour practices per week.
Dues:  Monthly dues are $100 March through mid-August.  Senior 1 swimmers may also pay $242 total for mid-September through mid-November which includes dues and pro-rated Osborn fees for two months.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets (if qualified) is optional.
 
Senior II
The Senior II and III squads experience the highest caliber of training and competition offered by the Corvallis Aquatic Team.  At this level, daily workouts are highly individualized.  Each athlete encounters daily opportunities to develop skills and endurance necessary to compete at state, regional, and national levels.  
 
Training Schedule:  Senior II swimmers may train up to nine times per week.  
Dues:  Monthly dues are $160 (Senior II) September 1st through mid-August.
Meet Participation:  Participation in dual meets, invitationals and championship meets (if qualified) is expected.