The Tigard Tualatin Swim Club employs a progressive age group program designed to develop the swimmer physically, mentally and emotionally in a systematic fashion. A well-defined, long-term approach of gradually increasing the degree of commitment is essential to reach peak performance levels during a swimmer’s physiological prime. The emphasis in the early stages of participation is placed on developing technical skills and a love for the sport. In the later years, a more demanding physical and psychological challenge is introduced to the training program. 

TTSC training groups contain swimmers who are compatible with respect to abilities, commitment levels and goals. Swimmers progress through training groups at different rates. 

The coaching staff makes training group assignments and advancements in accordance with the swimmer’s physical, mental, and emotional level of development.

In addition to our regular team levels we offer a three day a week program during the summer months called Summer Splash to give young swimmers a taste of competitive swimming without the year round commitment.

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Snappers ($115/month)

3 practices per week (45 minutes)

Group Description:  Snappers is the introductory group with TTSC. Snappers focus on building a lifelong love for the sport and learning about being a part of a competitive team! Our highly qualified and dedicated coaches and instructors will help your swimmer learn the basics of competitive swimming and the importance of correct stroke technique in a fun and exciting learning environment with swimmers of similar age and ability level. The emphasis is on having FUN and learning and developing good habits, a strong work ethic, and how to be an amazing teammate. Leatherbacks are offered three practices per week and swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum of two. 

Equipment:  team cap, goggles, water bottle, fins, kickboard

Attendance Requirements: Recommendation of 2-3 practices per week

Leatherbacks ($115/month)

3 practices per week (60 minutes)

Group Description:  Leatherbacks is the next level group with TTSC. Leatherbacks focus on building a lifelong love for the sport and exploring the options of training with a competitive team! Our highly qualified and dedicated coaches and instructors will help your swimmer learn the basics of competitive swimming and the importance of correct stroke technique in a fun and exciting learning environment with swimmers of similar age and ability level. The emphasis is on having FUN and learning and developing good habits, a strong work ethic, and how to be an amazing teammate. Leatherbacks are offered three practices per week and swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum of two. 

Equipment:  team cap, goggles, water bottle, fins, kickboard

Attendance Requirements: Recommendation of 2-3 practices per week

 

Terrapins ($115/month)

4 practices per week (60 minutes)

Group Description:  Terrapins is the novice competitive group with TTSC. This group is focused on teaching and the mastery of all four competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly), competitive racing dives, and the introduction of race turns (flipturns and open turns). The emphasis is still on having FUN while learning and developing good habits, a strong work ethic, a TEAM ethic. Swimmers will be introduced to goals and goal setting while learning to build confidence through mastery of skills and competition. Terrapins will have an introduction to dual meets and TEAM hosted invitationals as determined by the coaching staff.  Having fun and loving the sport of swimming is still very important in this group! 

Equipment:  team cap, goggles, water bottle, fins, kickboard

Attendance Requirements: Recommendation of 3 practices per week

 

I.M. Legal ($156/month)

5 practices per week (60 minutes)

The focus of the I.M. Legal squad is becoming “race ready” through kicking and stroke/skill development; but sets and intervals are introduced and starts, turns, and other racing habits are taught and reinforced to ensure they are maintained as the athlete progresses up the TTSC ladder.  Swimmers learn to combine proper technique with speed, while also learning to take ownership of their training and racing. Enjoying the sport and emphasizing the team concept are fundamental in this group. These swimmers are working towards State championship qualifying times. This group has practice 5 days per week and swimmers are encouraged to attend 3-4 practices per week.

70% attendance is encouraged.

Equipment: team cap, goggles, water bottle, fins, kickboard, pull buoy, snorkel

**All groups require team apparel at practice and meets**

 

I.M. Strong ($168/month)

5 practices per week (60-75 minutes)

I.M. Strong continues to refine and develop swimmers' stroke techniques, as well as racing turns and dives. Swimmers are engaged in the goal setting process and continuing to build confidence in their abilities in and out of the water. This group practices 5 times per week and swimmers are encouraged to attend between 4-5 practices.  This group is competing at Invitational competitions and at the Age Group Championship level. 

80% attendance is encouraged.

Equipment: team cap, goggles, water bottles, fins, kickboard, pull buoy, snorkel.

**All groups require team apparel at practice and meets**

 

I.M. Testudo ($184/month)

6 practices per week (90-120 minutes)

For I.M. Testudo, there is a shift in intensity, with technique still being the primary focus.  Swimmers are encouraged to hold themselves accountable for any missed workouts, and strive for continued success in Oregon Swimming. Independence and personal accountability (athlete driven) are major focuses for this group.

85% attendance is encouraged.

Equipment: team cap, goggles, water bottles, fins, kickboard, pull buoy, snorke, paddles.

**All groups require team apparel at practice and meets**

 

Varsity ($168/month)

5 practices per week (90 minutes)

The Varsity group is our first level for 15+ year olds.  The goal is to prepare them physically for high school swimming, other sports, or Senior 2 - depending on the goals discussed with their coach. Their swim development will be highly focused on a well-rounded plan of technique, aerobic, and anaerobic work.

70% attendance is encouraged for this group.

Equipment: team cap, goggles, water bottle, TYR Hydroblade fins, kickboard, TYR Catalyst Paddles, pull buoy, snorkel.

**All groups require team apparel at practice and meets**

 

High Performance ($200/month)

8 practices per week (90-120 minutes)

The High Performance group has their Sectional Cuts, and are working towards attaining their Futures/Junior National Cuts & beyond.  They have committed to swimming as a sport, and are preparing for collegiate swimming.

90% Attendance and weight room commitment is mandatory.

Equipment: team cap, goggles, water bottle, pull buoy, snorkel, pulling band, TYR Hydroblade fins, kickboard, tempo trainer, TYR Catalyst Paddles 

**All groups require team apparel at practice and meets**