This Practice Schedule Ends 06/01/2018
Runner Group (Group 1)
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday 4:00-5:00 PM
This group is our introduction to competitive swimming. Group one swimmers will learn to swim with their head down in freestyle, breathing to the side. Swimmers will be taught proper technique in all four strokes. At this point in a swimmer’s development, meets are completely optional and should only be attended if the swimmer is asking to compete. In addition to learning the competitive strokes, there will be an emphasis placed on developing the athlete’s kick and having fun in the water. This group will be composed of mainly swimmers under 10 years old, although older swimmers with little exposure to competitive swimmers may spend some time in the group learning strokes.
Suggested Equipment: Kickboard.
Monthly fee: $60
Runner Blue (Group 2)
Monday and Friday 5:00-6:30 PM, Tuesday and Thursday 4:30-5:45 PM
Group Two is for swimmers who have learned the four competitive strokes and are now ready to begin learning competitive skills. Swimmers will continue to develop their strokes, but will also begin receiving more advanced instruction in racing skills (starts, turns, underwater kicking). Swimmers will also begin to learn how to read a pace clock. Practices will be centered on stroke technique development, but swimmers will also be introduced to aerobic training. Kicking will remain important. Swimmers are encouraged to attend A/B/C meets on our schedule and the summer recreation meet. Qualifying swimmers should attend the Junior Olympics. The group will be composed primarily of swimmers ages 7-10, although on occasion older swimmers will remain in the group to continue their development before moving on.
Suggested Equipment: Kickboard, Fins
Monthly Fee: $95
Runner Gold (Group 3)
Monday-Friday 5:00-7:00 PM. Tuesday and Thursday the first thirty minutes are dryland.
Group Three is for swimmers who are now proficient in all four strokes. The focus of this group is continuing development of technical proficiency in all strokes. At this stage, swimmers will be focused primarily on aerobic development and continuing to develop their kick. Swimmers are expected to be able to compete in all strokes. Swimmers in this group should compete in A/B/C meets and should be focused on qualifying and competing in the Junior Olympic Meets. This group is primarily composed of athletes who are age 9-12. Meet participation is highly encouraged.
Suggested Equipment: Kick board, Fins, Pull Buoy, Snorkel
Monthly fee: $115.
High School Prep
Monday and Wednesday 5:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 6:00-7:30 PM
High School Prep group is for swimmers aged 13 and over, who are primarily focused on High School swimming. This group will be focused on improving stroke technique and improving work capacity during the high school off-season. This group will swim from June to January; swimmers who wish to remain on Roadrunner Aquatics during high school season will be placed in an appropriate group in January.
Suggested Equipment: Kick board, Fins, Pull Buoy, Snorkel, Paddles
Monthly fee: $100.
Roadrunner Elite and Senior Runner
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00-7:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 5:30-6:30 AM and 4:00-7:00 PM. First hour is dryland.
Roadrunner Elite is for swimmers who are committed to the sport and are ready for the commitment required to excel. Swimmers should be attending practice regularly and competing as often as possible. Practices will be focused around preparing athletes for their primary events and the group will be split into groups for some workouts to allow for more individualized training. In this group, swimmers need to be focused on improvement from season to season, rather than meet-to-meet, allowing them to develop through a season long training plan. Swimmers in this group will be competing at the regional and national level. Swimmers should be striving to achieve: Far Western, Senior Zones, Sectional, Junior National, and even higher time standards. Year-round participation is HIGHLY recommended. Swimmers are aged 12 and older, and swimmers in this group should remain on Roadrunner Aquatics during the high school season.
Suggested Equipment: Kickboard, Fins, Pull Buoy, Snorkel, Paddles
Monthly fee: $140
Beginner: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:00-6:00 PM. This group costs $60/month.
Experienced: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday and Thursday 4:00-6:00 PM. This group costs $135/month.
Annually, we close the pool for maintenance the last 2 weeks of August. Rates will remain the same.
**Parents: Please note that swimming end times are approximate. Occasionally your swimmer(s) may be finished before the times stated above.
All cancellations must be made 15 days prior to the end of the month by emailing ROADRUNNERSWIMMING@GMAIL.COM. Cancellations requests sent to any other email will not be accepted.