Swim Practice Groups and Fees
Swim Practice Groups and Fees
- Year Round
Below are the monthly fees for each age group. We accept only credit card and ACH payments - no checks or cash.
SeaWolves is now offering more flexibility to our program by offering 1 and 2 day programs for certain age groups. The only limitation is that those choosing 1 and 2 day programs MUST swim only on Tuesdays through Fridays to help balance out our pool space for those choosing to swim more often. Mondays are our busiest days.
Introduction to Competitive Swimming Group - 45 Minute Practices
Swimmers must have knowledge of the four competitive strokes and be able to swim one full length of the pool proficiently in both freestyle and backstroke. This group is designed to teach the swimmers how to legally swim all four strokes and develop a strong foundation in butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. Competition starts and turns will also be covered. Practice is four days per week, Monday through Thursday. Monthly swim meet attendance is encouraged on an individual basis.
Age Group - 1 Hour Practices
Swimmers in this group must be able to swim 100 yards without stopping. The Age Group practice focuses on proficient stroke mechanics and balance in the four competitive strokes, along with fine-tuning starts and turns. Swimmers will learn various stroke drills, how to read the pace clock and interval training concepts. Practice is five days per week, Monday through Friday. Swimmers are expected to attend practice regularly and participate in team meets. The coaching staff determines advancement into this group.
Bronze Group - 1.5 Hour Practices
The bronze group practice involves an increased level of training in all four competitive strokes with a continual emphasis on proper stroke technique. Dry land core training and stretching are introduced. Practice is five days per week, Monday through Friday. Swimmers are expected to attend practice regularly to participate in team meets. The coaching staff determines advancement to this group.
Silver/Gold Group - 2 Hour Practices
This training group consists of highly motivated middle/high school aged swimmers. Practices are geared toward a higher level of training intensity with a strong focus on aerobic capacity development and efficient stroke mechanics in all four strokes. Average yardage per week is 25,000 to 30,000. Nutrition, core strength training and mental strategies will be introduced. Consistent practice attendance is expected as well as participation in meets. Practice is five days per week, Monday through Friday plus Saturday when not competing. The coaching staff determines advancement into this group, usually in December, April or September.
Senior/National Group - 2 Hour Practices + Strength Training at Additional Cost
Swimmers in this group have made swimming their #1 priority, attending meets, practices, and giving consistent effort. They must also actively support the team's vision and purpose. They must be physically and mentally prepared to train with a more strenuous workout schedule. This group consists of advanced middle/high school swimmers. Strength training for the Senior group is with "Trucks Training" with an additional charge for this training. Practice is five to six days per week with morning strength training two days per week. Proper technique, aerobic capacity development and racing skills are emphasized. The coaching staff determines advancement into this group, usually in December, April or September.
Returning Alumni from College
We are offering a program for former BSW swimmers to return for the summer to swim with our team and act as role models for our younger swimmers. There is no charge for this special program! The guidelines are:
1.Must have been with the SeaWolves year-round for at least two years during high school
2.Must have attended 1 year of college
3.Program participation is anytime between June 1st and September 15th
To Register as an Alumni Swimmer:
Since Alumni Swimmers are considered adults (>18 years), the Alumni Swimmer must complete the online registration - not the parent.
Under swim the athlete registration group, choose Alumni College Swimmer
It will be necessary to contact [email protected] to set up payment for the annual registration form.
BSW is a USA Swim team and, as such, all swimmers must register with USA Swimming. Please print and complete the USA Swimming Registration form and bring it with you to your first practice.
About USA Swimming Registration:
The fee for USA Swimming Registration is $105. This includes the registration, a team t-shirt, swim cap, and sticker.
This fee also covers insurance for practice and swim meets. All swimmers must have a current registration - even if not participating in swim meets.
The team charges an additional $50 volunteer fee per family that will be reimbursed once the family volunteer obligation is met, this does not include volunteering at swim meets
There is an additional $50 apparel fee so the swimmer may choose a BSW item of choice during registration.
All program fees take into consideration missed practices due to holidays, Heritage High School swim meets, water polo tournaments and unforeseen pool closures. In addition, we are a year-round USA swim team which is required to take the last 2 weeks of August as a break from practices.