Athletes who are new to our program must request an in-person skill assessment with one of our coaches.  This will allow us to meet you and learn about your current skill level and your swimming goals, and we will better be able to recommend a starting point in our program.  Most of our swimmers start in the Central Ohio SwimAmerica Program where they learn the fundamental skills needed to be successful in our competitive programs listed below. Please visit the evaluations page on the homepage to set up an age group evaulation with Coach Calvin. High school swimmers should contact Coach Jim. 

 

Group Days of Week Group Descriptions/Practice and Competition Expectations
Senior
M Tu W Th F Sa
This is the highest level within WAC and includes any athlete that wishes to train at a considerably higher level than their high school peers throughout the year. Athletes will be selected to participate in the Senior group based on personal goals that exceed the boundaries of the state of Ohio. Personal training habits and performance results will be considered. Training focuses on all aspects of swimming, and swimmer commitment levels reflect high goals set by the individual. Athletes considering the senior group should communicate their intent to Coach Jim.
This group practices up to nine times per week depending on the season with morning, afternoon and evening practices.
Swimmers in the senior group will compete in all meets available to them. Swimmers will compete at a senior level in local, state, regional and national level competitions.
     
High School
Tu W Sa Su
The high school group is geared toward swimmers who are grades 9-12 who want to train and race outside the narrow high school season. This group continues to emphasize stroke mechanics while building endurance and speed. Not all swimmers in this group may have the goal to be selected for the senior group, however if interested, swimmers should strive to meet the National Age Group AAAA time standards, and have practice habits that reflect those of the senior group.
1 x 1.5 hr/week
2 x 1.75 hr/week
1 x 2 hr/week
This is a competitive group and athletes are expected to compete regularly throughout the season and be available for all championship meets they qualify for.
     
Gold 2
M Tu W Th Sa
Gold 2 is designed for swimmers who are between the ages of 12-14 who are capable of training at a high level and competing at the Junior Olympic and Zone level. Swimmers will be selected to participate with this group based on training ability and competition results. This group continues its focus on the development of an aerobic base and builds the anaerobic capacities with continued emphasis on stroke technique. Training skills become very important as these swimmers are exposed to more intense training. This group adds focus to the importance of nutrition, goal setting, and dryland. e. Swimmers are expected to strive for times that reflect the National Age Group AA/AAA time standards.
5 x 2 hr/week
This is a competitive group and athletes are expected to compete regularly throughout the season and be available for all championship meets they qualify for.
In this group, athletes will be expected to participate in local competition and train for and complete the IM-Xtreme events (Complete the IMX Events (400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 200 Back, 200 Breast, 200 Fly, 200 IM, 400 IM)
     
Gold 1
M W Th Sa
Gold 1 is the entry level competitive group for athletes ages 12-14. This group will have a strong focus on refinment of stroke technique in the four strokes with a progressive emphasis on developing strong practice habits that will allow athletes to be successful as they improve within the sport. This group is designed for swimmers who have prior competitive swimming experience. 
4 x 1.5 hr/week
This is a competitive group and athletes are expected to be comfortable participating in competitive situations for the primary purpose of skill development.
In this group, athletes will be expected to participate in local competition and train for and complete the IM-Ready events (200 Free, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM).
     
Silver 2
M Th F Sa
Silver 2 is designed for swimmers who are between the ages of 10-12 who are capable of training at a high level and competing at the Junior Olympic or Zone level. Swimmers will be selected to participate with this group based on training ability and competition results. Swimmers in this group have stroke technique that meets a standard that allows coaches to begin to introduce training drills and sets that are designed to increase swimmers aerobic training capacity and improve performance. Swimmers will be introduced to goal setting and expected to strive for times that reflect the National Age Group AA/AAA time standards.
4 x 1.5 hr/week
This is a competitive group and athletes are expected to compete regularly throughout the season and be available for all championship meets they qualify for.
In this group, athletes will be expected to participate in local competition and train for and complete the IM-Xtreme events (400 Free (LC) or 500 Free (SC), 100 Back, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM)
     
Silver 1
M Tu Th
Silver 1 is the entry level competitive group for swimmers ages 10-12. This group will focus on the refinement of stroke technique in all four strokes with a progressive emphasis on developing strong practice habits that will allow athletes to be successful as they improve within the sport. This group is designed for swimmers who have prior competitive swimming experience.
3 x 1.25 hr/week
This is a competitive group and athletes are expected to be comfortable participating in competitive situations for the primary purpose of skill development.
In this group, athletes will be expected to participate in local competition and train for and complete the IM-Ready events (200 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM).
     
Bronze
Tu F Sa
The Bronze group is designed for swimmers ages 6-10 years old. The purpose of the Bronze group is to provide a fun environment where athletes are introduced to proper stroke technique in the four competitive strokes, their corresponding starts, turns and finishes. Swimmers will increase their knowledge of basic practice skills while having fun.
3 x 1hr/week
This is a competitive group, however we recognize that young athletes may be apprehensive about competitive environments.
In this group, athletes will be encouraged to participate in local competition and train for and complete the IM-Ready events (100 Free, 50 Back, 50 Breast, 50 Fly, 100 IM).
     
WAVES
Sa Su
The purpose of the Waves group is to develop proper stroke technique in the four competitive strokes, their corresponding starts, turns and finishes. Swimmers will increase their knowledge of basic practice skills while having fun. This is a pre-competitive group designed to build skill and endurance needed to be successful in our competitive program. More Information about registering for Waves
2 x 1 hr/week
Each season will culminate with a competition with local teams.

 

Equipment List

All Groups: Pull Buoy/Snorkel/Fins/Training Bag

Silver/Gold: Finis Agility Paddles (Size of hand)/Kickboard

High School/Senior: Two sets of paddles (small/large)/Short Board (kickboard cut in half)