CA’s practice groups are organized by age, experience and ability.  Within these age groups, swimmers can practice more specifically to their needs. The CA Full-Time Coaching Staff commits 100% of their time, energy, and resources to providing the most up-to-date, professional instruction in the sport of swimming. Using a variety of coaching methods, we aim to equip athletes with the knowledge and skills to set them up for a lifetime of enjoyment in the sport.

Expectations of CA Team members:

  • Come to practice and have fun working hard with your teammates
  • Regular participation in competitions
  • Parent participation in all home competitions
  • A desire to be part of a competitive program that emphasizes team and sportsmanship along with hard work

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 such as Age, Attendance, Ability, Motivation, and Goals.

CA Team Structure

Explore Division’s theme is “Fundamentals”, and it has two groups, the Seekers and Bronze Groups.  The Explore division serves our youngest team members up to 12 years old and the focus is to establish a strong foundation of skills and techniques in a fun environment that encourages continued participation in the sport.  Athletes and parents are introduced to competitive meets with a family-friendly atmosphere.  Explore Division athletes will be led towards IMR, IMX & IM Tough events for their age groups (the IMX program established by USA Swimming to promote and reward versatility in age group swimming) as they compete at the local, state, and possibly regional level.

Explore Division

Seekers Bronze
Introductory group to competitive team Previous year of competitive experience
12 & Younger intermediate 12 & Younger w/ Experience
Practices offered 2-3 days per week Practices offered 4 days per week.
Monthly Dues: $130 Monthly Dues: $150

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Swimmers must be able to complete one lap of the pool Swimmers are familiar with all competitive strokes.

 

Age Group Division’s “Learn to Train” has two groups, the Silver, and Gold Groups. The Age Group Division serves our 9–14-year-old swimmers. 

  • Swimmers build on the fundamental skills and techniques taught in the Developmental Division.
  • Athletes progress to an advanced level of learning that requires implementing specific skills in practice sets. Putting these sets together and maintaining their skills over the duration is how they learn to practice. 
  • Establishing good practice and attendance habits for improved performances at meets,
  • Performance preparation (Race strategy, recovery, nutrition, goal setting)
  • Age Group Division athletes work toward racing IMX events for their age groups (the IMX program established by USA Swimming to promote and reward versatility in age group swimming) as they compete at the local, state, and regional level.

Age Group Division

Silver

“Learning to Train”

Gold

“Learn to Train”

9 to 14-Year-old Intermediate
11 to 14-Year-old Advanced

 Practices offered 4-5 days/week

Practices offered 5-6 days/week
Monthly Dues: $175 Monthly Dues: $175

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Swimmers are familiar with all competitive strokes. Swimmers know all competitive strokes.

 

Senior Division “Compete to Excel” has two groups, Senior and High Performance.  CA athletes continue to gain experience as well as take ownership to put it all together for the purpose of excelling toward their career goals.

  • Gaining experience of racing skills & strategy.
  • Strength development.
  • Exposure to championship meet experiences.
  • Performance preparation (nutrition, rest, recovery, psychology).
  • High Performance Group sets itself apart by prioritizing the sport of swimming with the goal of swimming in college and being role models in the program.

Senior Division

Senior

"Compete to Excel"

High Performance Senior

"Compete to Excel"

13 & Older Intermediate 13 & Older Advanced
Practices offered 5-6 days per week with dryland  Practices offered 6 days per week with dryland 
Monthly Dues: $195 Monthly Dues: $195

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals 

Local 1 Day Meet Opportunities

Local & Out of Town Invitationals