These are the youngest of the MACS. They begin at a level with a minimum commitment that provides flexibility to participate in other activities. The emphasis is on teaching the FUNdamentals by means of drills and games that make swimming fun. In the Novice group they will be working to master all four competitive strokes. Swimmers should be four to eight years of age with a basic knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards.
Age group is for swimmers 8-12. This group is designed for beginning training with a focus on learning skills in a fun environment. There will be an introduction to a higher level of training with major focus on stroke technique and race development. Coaches will recommend meets but not require them. Swimmers will be asked to set a goal of 3 workouts per week with a goal of 5 to 6 workouts.
Senior Team serves two purposes. First, it is designed to help the 13/older swimmer, new to the sport, get up to speed. Second, it provides an opportunity for the long-time swimmer, with multi-interests in other activities, to remain in a structured swimming environment.
The Senior Team is for the swimmers looking to develop a training background for competitive high school level swimming. Careful attention is still given to technique, but an equal emphasis is placed on learning how to train. Stretching and dry land exercises are included, as well as routine mental and physical challenges.
Regular attendance is necessary, as is participation in meets.