There are currently seven (7) different training groups that Hammerhead Aquatics offers. Swimmers are placed into groups by the coaching staff based on ability, motivation and mental maturity. Please keep in mind that the Hammerhead Aquatics Coaching Staff will make the final determination in regards to the appropriate training group for any swimmer.
|Tiger Sharks||5+||This group is for our younger members working on Freestyle, Backstroke, and diving. Swimmers must accomplish 25 yards of each stroke properly to advance. 2 x 30 minutes practices per week|
|Great White||6+||This group is for our younger swimmers, working on Freestyle, Backstroke, proper turns and dives. Swimmers also begin to learn Breaststroke and Butterfly. Practices are 2 days per week, 45 minutes each|
|Fundamentals 1||7+||Swimmers must be able to complete 2 lengths of the pool (50 yards) of a legal freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breast stroke along with proper turns. Light aerobic training begins. There are two (2) workouts offered each week, for 1 hour each.|
|Fundamentals 2||8+||Swimmers must be able to complete 2 lengths of the pool (50 yards) of all four different strokes: freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and breaststroke, with proper turns. This group focuses on technique, and lower aerobic training. Swimmers are asked to complete 3 workouts per week, for 1 hour each. Light dryland exercise and strength training are also introduced into this group.|
|Skills||9-13||The Skills 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 while reinforcing technique. Before entering this group, swimmers MUST have mastered all basic techniques and be willing to follow a regimented program. 5 -6 workouts per week from 1.5 to 2 hrs each are offered for this group. A minimum of 5 workouts per weeks is mandatory. All team meets are mandatory.|
|Senior||13+||Senior is by invitation only and will consist of the top, most dedicated swimmers, and this decision is made by the coaching staff. These swimmers are focusing on becoming the best that they can be. Practice is mandatory, while preparing for regional, national, Olympic trials and international competitions. Year round competitions are mandatory for being considered into the Senior group. 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.|
Please note that ALL SWIM MEETS ARE MANDATORY. We do our best to publish. the meet schedule, however dates are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control.