Davis Aquadarts Group Structure
AGE GROUP PROGRAM (12/U)
Group One Beginner: Monday-Friday 3:15-4:00 pm Civic Pool (offered in 8-week sessions in fall and spring only) For younger Aquadarts who can not make the 3:00 time due to school hours. Primarily for Kindergarten-1st graders.
Group One Intermediate: Monday - Friday 3pm – 3:45pm CIVIC Pool
These are our youngest Aquadarts. This group has begun to gain endurance and working to master all four competitive strokes. The emphasis is on teaching the FUNdamentals by means of drills and games that make swimming fun. Swimmers should be five to eight years of age with a basic knowledge of freestyle and backstroke.
Group One Advanced: Monday - Friday 3:30pm – 4:30pm CIVIC Pool
This group is designed for our top 9/U swimmers who possess all four competitive strokes and the ability to swim 100 Individual Medley. They will begin to work on gaining endurance and racing skills. Swimmers in this group are expected to attend meets regularly.
Group Two Intermediate (9-10 yr olds): Monday - Friday 3:45pm – 4:45pm CIVIC Pool
This group is designed for beginning training with a focus on learning skills in a fun environment. Coaches will recommend meets but not require them. Swimmers will be asked to set a goal of 3 workouts per week.
Group Two Advanced (9-12 yr olds): Monday – Saturday 4:45pm – 6:15pm CIVIC Pool
This group will be focused on an introduction to a higher level of training with a major focus on stroke technique and race development. Swimmers will be asked to attend a minimum of three workouts a week with a goal of 4 to 5 workouts, and expected to attend swim meets regularly.
Group Three Intermediate (11-13 yr olds): (Monday - Friday) 3:45pm – 4:45pm CIVIC Pool
This group is designed for beginning training with a focus on learning skills in a fun environment. Coaches will recommend meets but not require them. Swimmers will be asked to set a goal of 3 workouts per week but that is also not required.
Group Three Advanced (11-14 yr olds): (Monday – Saturday) 4:45pm – 6:15pm CIVIC Pool
This group will be focused on an introduction to a higher level of training with a major focus on stroke technique and race development. Swimmers will be asked to attend a minimum of four workouts a week with a goal of 5 to 6 workouts, and are expected to attend meets regularly. 11 & 12 swimmers must have 3 BB time standards to be eligible for this group or move up from the Group Two Advanced group.
Junior Group (13/older): (Monday–Friday PM Workouts)
This group is designed for two types of swimmers. First, it is designed for the swimmer who is not quite ready for the 3 Advanced or 5 groups, but wants to train seriously with the plan of moving on to those groups. Second, it provides an opportunity for the long-time swimmer, with multi-interests in other activities, to remain in a structured swimming environment.
Group Five (13/older): (Daily AM & PM + Saturday) TBA
The Senior Team is for the swimmers looking to develop a training background for Group Six or competitive high school level swimming. Careful attention is still given to technique, but an equal emphasis is placed on learning how to train. Stretching and dry land exercises are included, as well as routine mental and physical challenges. Regular attendance is necessary, as is participation in meets.
Group Six (13/older): (Daily AM & PM + Saturday) TBA
The Senior Team is for the swimmers with goals of college swimming or national level qualifying. Members of this group have selected swimming as their primary activity for at least three training quarters of the year. Members of this group have the ability to do double workouts during the school year, and the attendance to handle peak training loads. Swimmers should have SNR level standards and are required to attend a minimum of seven workouts a week.
**Athletes will change groups during after championship seasonal meets in December, March, or August.
**Not all swimmers are the same. Exceptions may occur with this structure with coach approval.