Program Information


Fee Structure - 2016-2017 Season

  • Annual Membership - $130 per family
  • USA Swimming Annual Membership - $66 per swimmer
  • Monthly Swimmer Fee (based on the practice group) with $15 sibling discount
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Practice Groups

Description/RequirementsTesting CriteriaMonthly
Fee
Jokers
The Jokers practice group will orient the swimmer to the world of competitive swimming. The swimmers will be introduced to and receive instruction in the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes, along with basic introduction to starts and turns.

Practice yardage is generally 1,000-1,500 yards.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice 2-3 times/week and must swim one meet/month.
Swimmers must be at least 6 years old to enter this group, and be able to swim freestyle with rhythmic breathing as well as backstroke and have a basic knowledge of breastsroke and butterfly. These are minimum requirements. Tryout required to enter this group. $90
Jacks
The Jacks practice group places more emphasis upon lap production/conditioning, and stresses individual development and improvement four competitive strokes, as well as starts and turns.

Jacks practice include 1,500 to 2,500 yards per session. This group consists primarily of 9-10 year olds.

Swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum three practices/week and must swim one meet/month.
4 x 100 Freestyle on 2:10.00

Break

4 x 100 I.M. on 2:25.00

 

These are minimum requirements. Tryout required to enter this group.

$100
Queens
Swimmers in this group will have as a goal the ability to demonstrate mechanically efficient technique in each of the four competitive strokes.

Positive interaction with peers, and goal-oriented behavior will be stressed and eventually required before consideration to the Kings practice group.

Swimmers in this practice group must demonstrate the ability to train at a level averaging 2,000 to 3,500 yards per practice session.

Maintain an attendance of at least 3 practices/week and one meet/month

This group is well suited for swimmers 11-13 years old.
A swimmer must be at least 10 years old (or at the discretion of the coach) and perform the following criteria to enter the Queens Group

5 x 100 Freestyle on 1:50.00
Break
5 x 100 IM on 2:05.00 (each stroke legal)

 

These are minimum requirements. Tryout required to enter this group.

 

$105
Kings
Swimmers of this practice group will focus on further refinement of the four competitive strokes in an effort to reach a higher order of efficiency and effectiveness.

Attendance at practice and commitment to swimming are on a higher plane of expectation (4 -5 practices per week, 1 meet/month).

Swimmers must also participate in ALL State meets qualified for, and attend all ACES Team Meets.

Establishment of time goals for meets and time and interval goals for practice is stressed. Typical workouts could include 2,500 to 4,000 yards per session.
Swimmers must be at least 11 years old (or at the discretion of the coach) and must be able to perform the following criteria

6 x 100 freestyle on 1:40.00
Break
6 x 100 I.M. on 1:55.00 (each stroke legal)

 

These are minimum requirements. Tryout required to enter this group.

$115
King Fish
Swimmers in this practice group are the most advanced of the ACES Age-Group program and continue refinement of the four competitive strokes, in order to reach an even higher order of efficiency and effectiveness.

Attendance at practice and commitment to swimming are on a higher plane of expectation (4-5 practices per week, possibly 2 meets/month).

This group must also participate in ALL State meets qualified for, and attend all ACES Team Meets. Establishment of time goals for meets and time and interval goals for practice is stressed.

Typical workouts could include 4,000 to 5,500 yards per session.
Swimmers must be at least 11 years old and have 3 State Qualifying times for the 11-12 age group or must perform the following criteria:

7 x 100 freestyle on 1:30.00
Break
7 x 100 I.M. on 1:45.00.

 

These are minimum requirements. Tryout required to enter this group.

 

$125
Senior Prep
Swimmers in this group are generally involved in multiple activities and may not meet the strict attendance requirements for the senior group. Emphasis will be on a balance of technique, fundamentals and yardage production. Check calendars for practice locations and times. $110
Seniors
Training requirements for this group are very stringent and must be met on a consistent basis. Swimmers should demonstrate a commitment to their personal and team success with a 90% attendance. Participants must consistently demonstrate goal-oriented behavior, striving to reach high school varsity membership, state qualifying, sectional and senior national participation. A commitment to year-round swimming, including short and long course seasons, is expected.

Typical workouts include 5,500 to 7,500 yards per session.
Swimmers must demonstrate proficiency in all four competitive strokes in order to join this group, and be at least 13 years old. Swimmers less than 13 years old who pass the test must also have Sectional Qualification times to be considered for the Senior group. To enter the ACES from the Kings or King fish practice group, swimmers must be able to perform the following criteria:

9 x 100 freestyle on 1:20.00
Break.
9 x 100 I.M. on 1:30.00
$145-$160