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SJAC Swim Teams

We wholeheartedly believe that swimming should be enjoyed not endured.  Our goal is to provide opportunities for success at all levels of swimming in an atmosphere that enhances social skills, good sportsmanship and an appreciation of others.

SJAC Competitive Team

  • Available in 9 month (Sept.-May) or year-round programs
  • Groups incorporate a mix of swimming and age-appropriate dry-land training
  • Teams attend competitive meets throughout the season
  • Families are expected to put in volunteer time

SJAC II Non-Competitive Teams

  • Seasonal teams for swimmers not available or not interested in committing to the entire season
  • 11 week sessions offered in the fall, winter and spring
  • Swim meets optional but encouraged
  • Silver II – $350 per session; Gold II and Senior II – $375 per session

Additional Costs

  • Families are required to maintain an NL Aquatic Center Family Membership. 
  • Swimmers are charged a one-time $75 USA Swimming registration fee. This fee is only charged one time per season.

Registration

Registration for the Spring Session has ended, however, if you are interested in joining the team for the remainder of the session, or if you are interested in swimming with us this summer, please contact Coach Tyler to schedule a tryout at tsantangelo@nlaquatics.com.  Our Summer Swim Team session goes from May 28th to August 2nd.

How to Register Returning Members (Spring Session Now Closed)

  1. Sign up for an NL Aquatic Center SJAC family membership. To participate in all SJAC swim teams, families are required to maintain an NL Aquatic Center SJAC family membership. If you already have a membership, you do not need to re-register.   If you are new to the team or have cancelled your membership, please sign up here before registering. Memberships are month-to-month (3 month minimum) unless you cancel your membership.

    If you are no longer a part of the team and would like to cancel your pool membership you will need to send an email to info@nlaquatics.com. We will not accept verbal commitments to cancel pool memberships. Please note that membership cancellation will take 30 days. 

  2. Visit the registration page on our Team Unify SJAC website to view instructions and register: www.sjacswimming.com

How to Register New Members (Spring Session Now Closed)

1. All NEW MEMBERS must attend a try-out session prior to completing the online registration.

At the end of the tryout, a coach will speak with you about the best group for your child. Teams fill up quickly so tryout early!


2. Sign up for an NL Aquatic Center SJAC family membership.
To participate in all SJAC swim teams, families are required to maintain an NL Aquatic Center SJAC family membership. If you already have a membership, you do not need to re-register.   If you are new to the team or have cancelled your membership, please sign up here before registering. Memberships are month-to-month (3 month minimum) unless you cancel your membership.

If you are no longer a part of the team and would like to cancel your pool membership you will need to send an email to info@nlaquatics.com. We will not accept verbal commitments to cancel pool memberships. Please note that membership cancellation will take 30 days.

 

3. Visit the registration page on our Team Unify SJAC website to view instructions and register: www.sjacswimming.com 

Group Descriptions

Download a printable pdf flyer.

Bronze

Ages 5-8. This group is initially designed for the beginning swimmer with a focus on fun through swimming. Swimmers should have a basic comfort level in the water, the ability to legally swim 25 yards of every stroke and be mature enough to benefit from instruction. Swimmers will learn correct mechanics and legal starts and turns for all strokes. This team participates in dryland one day a week.

PRACTICE:Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Silver

Ages 9-11. This is a competitive group that will focus on conditioning, fundamentals, stroke mechanics, and race strategies. Swimmers must be able to complete 10×50 freestyle on an interval of 2:00 per 50, complete 10×50 stroke (fly, back and breast) on an interval of 2:15 per 50, complete a 5×50 kick on an interval of 2:30 per 50. This team participates in dryland one day week.

PRACTICE:Tuesday, Thursday and Friday- Sunday

 

Silver II

Ages 8-10. This group will focus on the fundamentals of swimming and stroke mechanics. Swimmers must have a basic comfort level in the water, be legal in all four strokes, including starts and turns, and be mature enough to benefit from instruction. Swimmers will learn correct mechanics for all four strokes, and learn to better their starts and turns.

PRACTICE:Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Gold

Ages 11-14. This group is designed to prepare swimmers for competition in the Junior Olympics and the national level competitions. Emphasis will focus on goal setting, mental preparation, proper nutrition, stroke mechanics, aerobic conditioning and race strategies. Swimmers should be able to complete the 5 200s (free, back, breast, fly, IM) and have effective starts/turns in each stroke. This team participates in dryland two days a week.

PRACTICE:Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Gold II

Ages 11-14. This group will focus on the fundamentals of swimming and stroke mechanics. Swimmers must have a basic comfort level in the water, be legal in all four strokes, including starts and turns, and be mature enough to benefit from instruction. A swimmer completing this program will be able to complete a 100 in every stroke, and a 200 IM.

PRACTICE:Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Gold Select

Ages 13-15. This program is intended to provide a stepping stone for athletes intending to be successful in the Platinum Group program. Emphasis will focus on goal setting, proper nutrition, stroke mechanics, aerobic conditioning and race strategies. A resistance and core strength program will be conducted under the supervision of the coaching staff and accredited trainers. This team participates in dryland five days a week.

PRACTICE:Monday- Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Senior

Ages 14 & Over. This group is for high school swimmers only who are serious about conditioning and continual improvement but are unable to commit to the training levels or time commitment of the Gold Select or Platinum groups. Technique and training are highly emphasized in this group. The coaching staff will strive to help the swimmers become diverse beyond their primary events. This team participates in dryland four days a week.

PRACTICE:Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

 

Senior II

High School. This group will focus on starts, turns and technique in all four competitive strokes along with preparing for the upcoming high school and summer seasons. Swimmers must have a basic comfort level in the water, be legal in all four strokes, including starts and turns, and be mature enough to benefit from instruction.

PRACTICE:Monday- Thursday

 

Platinum

This is an elite group designed for those swimmers who wish to compete on the national level. Workouts consist of intense age-appropriate strength and conditioning routines in addition to time spent in the water. Individual goal setting, proper nutrition, and mental preparation will be stressed. Swimmers must receive an invitation from a previous coach in order to join the platinum group. This team participates in dryland five days a week.

PRACTICE:Monday- Thursday, Friday and Saturday

 

Masters

This group is for swimmers 18 & over looking to gain swimming experience, currently a master swimmer, &/or triathlon experience. Also, this is for those wanting to gain helpful technique work to increase stroke efficiency, through drills that focus on core stabilization in the water. Having training partners increases motivation and helps to make workouts more valuable and fun

*College swimmers are welcome to swim with either the masters, platinum or senior groups for an adjusted price.

PRACTICE:Coached: Monday, Wednesday and Saturday

Non-coached: Friday