ACAC TRAINING GROUP DESCRIPTIONS:

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Group Age Range Description Training/Philosophy Skills/Goals Equipment Fees

Bronze

6-12 ACAC's Bronze swimmers will enhance the base level 12 & under athletes knowledge and awareness of the training and competitive environments. The Bronze Group will have an enhanced approach to building 4 legal strokes, being able to execute a basic workout using intervals and pace clock, starts, and turns.

Athletes in the Bronze Group are striving twoards acquirring 4 legal swimming strokes, and all starts and turns affiliated with their potential race selection. At this stage, we enhance their goal setting with PR and Southeastern/Sectional Qualification times and knowledge of how to train and reach those goals. 

  • Practices offered in Oak Ridge and Lenoir City
  • General Goal Setting
  • Video Stroke Analysis
  • Dry-land Training - Motor Skills and Balance Focus
  • Mental Training: Visualization and Teamwork exercises

Skills Bronze athletes will acquire:

  • Legal in Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle
  • Knowledge and execution of turns and transitions
  • Legal starts and Turns

Goals:

  • Have FUN!!
  • Grasp differences in intensity and speed
  • Be as good technically as possible
  • Make ACAC known in SECT / Zone Competition
  • Become the best 12 & under team we can be

Equipment Needed:

  • Water Bottle
  • Fins
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Bouy
  • Team membership: $1200 (Annual) 
  • Participation in team fundraisers 
  • Meet fees based on participation

Silver

9-14 ACAC's Silver group is designed for the first level training group for our 14 & under athletes. Training sessions will be designed around progressive advancement towards the Gold Group, with spevific focus on the physical development of athletes in this age range.

Silver athletes are the future leaders and core of our age group program at ACAC. This group has a great desire for the next level of swimming, and eagerness to earn their way up the ladder.

  • Practices offered in Oak Ridge and Lenoir City
  • General Goal Setting
  • Video Stroke Analysis
  • Dry-land Training - Motor Skills and Balance Focus
  • Mental Training: Visualization and Teamwork exercises

Skills Silver athletes will acquire:

  • Legal in Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle
  • Knowledge and execution of turns and transitions
  • Legal starts and Turns

Goals:

  • Represent ACAC at Sectional/Zone Competition.
  • Set and raise team standards of excellence
  • Make ACAC known in Southeastern swimming

Equipment Needed:

  • Water Bottle 
  • Fins
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Bouy
  • Paddles
    (Red/Green)
  • Training snorkel
  • Team membership: $1850 (Annual)
  • Participation in team fundraisers 
  • Meet fees based on participation

Gold

13 & Older

ACAC's Gold group is designed to prepare high school level ACAC athletes for elite level competition in our USA Swimming - LSC / Sectional / Zone / National Level Competition schedule.

 

Gold athletes are the senior group and set the standard for our athletes. The Gold group will set goals and raise the bar regarding the standards designated by the Head Coach, Parent Membership, and Swimmers. Your family, community, and teammates expect you to be a leader and positive role modes. and an outstanding representative of ACAC at all times. Class and Sportsmanship is our motto.

  • Practices offered in Oak Ridge and Lenoir City
  • General Goal Setting
  • Video Stroke Analysis
  • Dry-land Training - Motor Skills and Balance Focus
  • Mental Training: Visualization and Teamwork exercises
  • Strength and Weight Training

Skill set required of Gold level athletes:

  • "I want to be a SWIMMER" mentality
  • Strong in all swimming strokes / drills / starts / turns
  • Progressing with time management of school and life
  • Shows good prioritization towards ACAC and life
  • Shows GREAT practice and competition etiquitte
  • Sportsmanship / Positive role model
  • Good attitude surrounding training purposes and expectations

Goals:

  • Represent ACAC at sectional / zone / national competition
  • Set and raise team standards of excellence
  • Make ACAC known in Southeastern Swimming
  • Make ACAC known in SECT / Zone Competition
  • Represent ACAC at JR/SR national level
  • Have fun!!

Equipment Needed:

  • Water Bottle
  • Fins
  • Kick Board
  • Pull Bouy
  • Paddles
    (Green/Yellow)
  • Training snorkel
  • Pace Charts
    (Provided by coaches)
  • Team membership: $2200 (Annual)
  • Participation in team fundraisers 
  • Meet fees based on participation