TRAINING GROUPS

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There are currently four (4) different training groups that HA offers. Swimmers are placed into groups by the coaching staff based on ability, motivation and mental maturity. Please keep in mind that the HA Coaching Staff will make the final determination in regards to the appropriate training group for any swimmer.

Group Ages Description
Fundamentals 7-10 This is Hammerhead Aquatics entry-level group. Swimmers must be able to complete a length of the pool (25 yards) of a legal freestyle and backstroke. There are two (2) workouts offered each week, for one hour each.
Skills 9-13 The Skill swimmers have slightly more experience than Fundamentals. Focus is completely on refining competitive techniques. SKILLS swimmers are introduced to various forms of training which are designed to improve endurance, strength and competition. Four (4) workouts, at 1.5 hours each, are offered for this training group. A minimum of 75% attendance is highly suggested to be part of this group.
Junior 11-16 Junior swimmers are relatively seasoned competitive athletes. This group demands a relatively high level of dedication. The focus in this group shifts to training as opposed to technique. Before entering this group, swimmers MUST have mastered all basic techniques and be willing to submit to a regimented program. 5 -6 workouts per week from 1.5 to 2 hrs each are offered for this group. A minimum of 75% attendance is mandatory. Swimmers in this group are expected to compete in swim meets on a regular basis.
Senior 13+ Senior is by invitation only and will consist of approx 12-15 of the top, most dedicated swimmers. Competing in the Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer is the minimal requirement for being considered into Senior group Consistent attendance is mandatory. Age does not automatically entitle a swimmer to be in the Senior group Ability, attitude and attendance are key factors to participating in the Senior group. The Head Coach will designate those as Senior swimmers after you are registered and evaluated.
Elite By invitation only. More information to come soon

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