The Carolina Aquatics coaching staff makes group placement decisions in the best interest of the swimmer and his or her long-term development. All group assignments are made at the discretion of the coaching staff.

For all CA swimmers joining or progressing through the program, our overall objective is to position the swimmer for success. Determinations are made based on a variety of factors, including:

  • Ability
  • Motivation
  • Age
  • Goals


CA Splashers

This would be closely associated with our previous Intro Group. This is an introductory group for our new and novice swimmers. Swimmers 10 & younger that can complete one lap of freestyle are eligible for this group. CA coaches will focus on introducing technique of all four strokes, turns, and starts. 

  • Practice Options:  Practices are offered 2 days per week with dryland. 
  • Monthly Dues: $85
  • Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to complete a 25 of freestyle.


CA Bronze

Swimmers in this group will be ages 8 to 12 and can complete all four strokes legally. Coaches will continue fine tuning technique and introducing specific racing skills. Kicking will be a vital part of this group. 

  • Practice Options: Practices are offered 3 days per week. Practice will last 1 hour + dryland.
  • Monthly Dues:  $125
  • Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to compete legally in all four competitive strokes and complete a legal 100 IM


CA Silver

This group will be designed for our 10 to 14 year-old swimmers that are transitioning from instruction to training sessions. Technique will still be a large focus of this group, but maintaining those techniques over longer distances. 

  • Practice Options: Practices are offered 4 days per week. Practice will last an hour and thirty minutes + dryland. 
  • Monthly Dues:  $145
  • Prerequisite: Ability to complete aerobically challenging freestyle and kick sets.


CA Gold

This is for our senior most athletes. Although technique will remain a focus, the techniques will be specific to top performance and designed as part of an elite training regimen. 

  • Practice Options: Practices are offered 6 days per week at. Practices will be one hour and forty-five minutes + dryland.
  • Monthly Dues: $165
  • Prerequisite: Coaches invitation




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