The Carolina Aquatics has a proven progression of skills for each age and ability level.  Our groups are designed to build better swimmers as they advance through the complementary skills offered by each training group.  Swimmers will be evaluated each season to determine the best group for their skills.  Our 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
  • Attendance
  • Motivation
  • Age
  • Goals

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CA Splashers

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 stroke techniques, turns, and starts. 

  • Practice Options:  Practices are offered 2 days per week with dryland. 
  • Monthly Dues: $100 
  • Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to complete a 25 of freestyle.

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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:  $140
  • Prerequisite: Swimmers must be able to compete legally in all four competitive strokes and complete a legal 100 IM

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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:  $165
  • Prerequisite: Ability to complete aerobically challenging freestyle and kick sets.

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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: $190
  • Prerequisite: Advanced Junior High athletes and high school swimmers

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CA Elite 

CA will offer an elite track for our most dedicated athletes.  Our Bronze, Silver, and Gold groups will have an "elite" option.  The “Elite” model is a value-added concept rewarding the attendance that creates long-term development and success.  In essence, swimmers that commit to attending a minimum threshold will be offered additional training opportunities.  “The more you give to your sport the more you receive from the team.”

 

Bronze Elite – Swimmers committing to attend 3 practices/wk

  • Regular Bronze Practices at Topspin & Woodlands + Tues & Thurs at USC (Times TBA)

  • Swimmers can attend any 3 of these 5 offerings.

  • Tuesday & Thursday “Elite” practices will be more specialized for athletes attending more practices.

  • There is no performance requirement for this group.  27.5 freestyler and 47.5 freestylers are equally eligible. 

  • There is no cost difference.   There should not be a financial penalty for being more dedicated. 

 

Silver Elite – Swimmers committing to attend 4 practices/wk

  • Regular Silver Practices at Topspin & Woodlands + Mon & Wed at USC (Times TBA)
  • Swimmers can attend any 4 of these 6 offerings.
  • “Elite” practices will be higher volume and more specialized suited for athletes attending more practices.
  • Dryland is considered part of practice those missing dryland will be considered half attendance.
  • There is no performance requirement for this group.  27.5 freestyler and 47.5 freestylers are equally eligible. 
  • There is no cost difference.   There should not be a financial penalty for being more dedicated. 

 

Gold Elite – Swimmers committing to attend 5 practices/wk

  • Regular Gold Practices at Topspin & Woodlands + Mon/Tues/Thurs at USC (Times TBA)

  • Swimmers can attend any 5 of these 7 offerings.

  • “Elite” practices will be higher volume and more specialized suited for athletes attending more practices.

  • Dryland is considered part of practice.  Those missing dryland are missing practice. 

  • There is no performance requirement for this group.  27.5 freestyler and 47.5 freestylers are equally eligible. 

  • There is no cost difference.   There should not be a financial penalty for being more dedicated. 

 

Let’s get started!  Begin your registration for the CA competitive team.