Descriptions & Objectives


 

Senior 

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 trains 16.5 hours per week during the short course season and 24 hour per week during the long course season.

Swimmers in the senior group will compete in all meets available to them. Swimmers will compete in local, state, regional, and national level competition.

High School

The high school group is set up for swimmers who are grades 9-12 who wish to train and race outside the high school season. This group continues to emphasize stroke mechanics while building endurance and speed. 

This group trains eight hours per week during the short course season and 13 hours per week during the long course season.

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

Gold 2 is designed for swimmers who are between the ages of 12 and 14 who are capable of training at a higher level and competing at the junior olympic and zone level. Swimmers are selected for participation with this group based on training ability and competition results. This group continues its focus on the development of endurance and speed 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. Selection for this group is done through consideration from the head age group coach

This group trains 10 hours per  week during the short course season and 16.5 hours per week during the long course season.

This is a competitive group and athletes are expected to compete throughout the season and be available for all championship meets they qualify for.

Gold 1

Gold 1 is the competitive/developmental group for swimmers between the ages of 12 and 14. This group has a strong focus on refinement 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 trains six hours per week during the short course and long course season.

This is a competitive group and athletes are expected to be competing in local competition in all events that they are developmentally ready for.

Silver 2

Silver 2 is designed for swimmers between the ages of 10 and 12 who are capable of training at a higher level and competing at the junior olympic and zone level. Swimmers in this group have stroke technique that meets a standard which allows coaches to introduce drills and sets designed to improve their endurance, speed, and performance. Selection for this group is done through the consideration of the Silver 2 and head age group coach.

This group trains six hours per week during the short course and long course season.

This is a competitive group and swimmers are expected to compete throughout the season and be available for all championship meets they qualify for.

Silver 1

Silver 1 is the competitive/developmental group for swimmers between the ages of 10 and 12. This group has a strong focus on refinement 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 trains four and half hours per week during the short course and long course season.

This is a competitive group and swimmers are expected to be competing in local competition in all events that they are developmentally ready for.

Bronze 2

Bronze 2 is designed for swimmers between the ages of 6 and 10 who have shown a greater ability to follow set structure and instruction from the coaches. The purpose of this group is for swimmers to have fun and continue their work on stroke technique in the four competitive strokes, their corresponding starts, turns and finishes, all while having fun and exploring the sport. Performance at meets does not factor into the selection process.

This group trains three hours and 45 minutes per week during the short course and long course season.

This is a competitive group and swimmers are encouraged to compete in local competition and all championship meets that they qualify for.

Bronze 1

Bronze 1 is designed for swimmers between the ages of 6 and 10. The purpose of the Bronze 1 group is to provide a fun environment where athletes refine their technique in the four competitive strokes, their corresponding starts, turns, and finishes, all while having fun and exploring the sport. 

This group trains three hours per week.

This is a competitive group, swimmers are encouraged to participate throughout the season in local competitions in events they are developmentally ready for.. We understand that younger swimmers may be apprehensive about competitive environments.

Waves

The Waves program is designed to develop swimmers' stroke technique in all four competitive strokes, while developing endurance up to the level where they can move to the corresponding competitive group within WAC. They will also be introduced or refine their ability with starts, turns, and finishes.

This group trains two hours per week.

The Waves program continues its training during the summer and competes in local COSA competition under the alias “SwimAmerica STARS”.