Join ACES - 11 and Older

First off, I would like to thank you for considering the Aces Swim Club for your child. I would like to let you know that our 11 & Older group practices at various locations: Arapahoe High School, Cherokee Trail High School, and Littleton High School. Below is more detailed information about the team.

General Team Information:
We are a year round COMPETITIVE USA Swimming team. We hold practices from September until late July or early August. Our short course season (practices and meets are swum in 25 yard pools) runs from September until late March with the finale:

  • The Colorado Short Course State Meet for the 14 & under age groups in March.
  • Sectionals in mid March for the high school swimmers.

We continue on through the summer with our long course season. Long Course season (most practices and all meets are in 50 meter pools) runs from March until the end of July with the finale:

  • The Long Course State Meet for the 14 & under age groups in July.
  • Futures/Junior Nationals/Senior Nationals for the high school swimmers.

Some of the basic requirements would be that your swimmer be able to swim the four competitive strokes Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke, and Freestyle. We would need them to be able to complete each individual stroke without stopping:
  • For 8 & Under - swim a 25 of the four strokes without stopping. Practice commitment 2-3 times a week, and swim one meet a month.
  • For 9 & 10 year olds - swim a 50 of the four strokes without stopping. Practice commitment 3-4 times a week, and one meet a month.
  • For 11 & Over - swim a 100 of each stroke without stopping. Practice commitment 3-4-or 5 times a week, and one meet a month.

Rookie/Try Out Week - For 12 & Under Swimmers:
We will be holding a Rookie/Try Out week for all new swimmers who would like to try out for the team. The Rookie/Try Out week will be held at Arapahoe High School and Cherokee Trail High School. This is a try out, not all swimmers will make the team!!!!

Click here to register for the Rookie/Try Out Week

13 & Over swimmers including High School athletes, do not need to attend or sign up for Rookie Week. Please email Eric Craven at: for more information on the team.

After the Rookie/Try Out week has concluded, the coaching staff will evaluate each swimmer and decide if they are ready to move into the competitive world of swimming. The ACES Swim Club have limited space on our rosters, and, if they are not quite ready, we will give them some other alternatives and place them on a waiting list for the future. We will notify each swimmer via email of status by the evening of Sunday, September 6th.

Every swimmer 12 & Under swimmer MUST register for the Rookie/Try Out Week. Please register your swimmer via our website before coming to the pool for the try out. This is not a registration for the team. It is solely for our coaches to have as much knowledge of each swimmer as possible before the week begins. There is also a section available to include their best times from previous meets that they have swum in, be it, a summer club meet or a USA Swimming meet or any other type of meet.

High School Athletes:
High School age athletes have two choices (DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND ROOKIE WEEK):

  • The Senior Group is for the athletes who want to commit and compete on a state level, travel meets, Sectionals, Junior Nationals, and Nationals. Must attend over 90 percent of the workouts, morning Dryland M-W-F, and afternoon swim practice M-F as well as Saturday morning practices.

  • The High School Prep (Must be in high school) is for those who are involved with many activities and just want to swim to prepare for high school swimming

Tentative Practice Schedule for Arapahoe/Cherokee Trail High Schools:
We would like you to please be aware that our practices will start at our pools on Tuesday, September 5th. Once the high school season gets under way, (Girls Season November-February and Boys Season February-May), practice times will change:

September **TENTATIVE**
Arapahoe HS or Littleton HS Cherokee Trail HS
Jokers5:30-6:30 PM M-F @ Heritage Jokers 5:00-6:00 PM M-F
Jacks 5:30-6:45 PM M-F @ Heritage Jacks 5:00-6:15 PM M-F
Queens6:00-7:30 PM M-F @ Arapahoe Queens 5:00-6:30 PM M-F
Kings 6:00-8:00 PM M-F @ Arapahoe Kings 6:00-7:30 PM M-F
KingFish6:00-8:00 PM M-F @ Arapahoe KingFish 6:30-8:30 PM M-F
High School Prep 4:15-5:45 PM M-Th @ LittletonHigh School Prep6:30-8:30 PM M-F
Senior Swim4:00-6:00 PM M-F @ Arapahoe Senior 6:30-8:30 PM M-F
Senior Dryland5:15-6:15 AM M-W-F @ Englewood
November **TENTATIVE**
Arapahoe HS or Littleton HS Cherokee Trail HS
Jokers 5:45-6:45 PM M-F @ HeritageJokers 5:30-6:30 PM M-F
Jacks 6:30-7:45 PM M-F @ HeritageJacks 5:30-6:45 PM M-F
Queens 6:00-7:30 PM M-F @ LittletonQueens 5:30-7:00 PM M-F
Kings 6:00-7:30 PM M-F @ Littleton Kings 6:30-8:00 PM M-F
KingFish6:45-8:15 PM M-F @ Arapahoe KingFish6:30-8:30 PM M-F
Senior Swim6:45-8:45 PM M-F @ ArapahoeSenior6:30-8:30 PM M-F
Senior Dryland 5:15-6:15 AM M-W-F @ Englewood

Again, thanks for your interest in the ACES Swim Club, and we look forward to seeing you at Rookie Week.

Eric Craven
Head Coach
Aces Swim Club
Email Address: