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Swim Groups

The Puma Aquatic Team offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the Puma Aquatic Team to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities. 

Please call us at 805.709.SWIM (7946) to schedule a tryout, or Click Here to send us an email request for more information.

Cubs 

Our youngest group, ages 4-8. This is a perfect group for swimmers that are comfortable in the water and are yearning for something more than swim lessons.  Emphasis on proper body position, efficiency, breathing, timing, and diving are all what make the Cubs an excellent program for our younger swimmers.  Swimmers must be able to swim half a length of the pool with the beginning stages of side breathing for freestyle. Swimmers also need to be comfortable in the water without a parent. 

Swimmers need to have a swim suit, goggles, swim cap (for long hair) and their own pair of flippers are highly encouraged. A warm coat is a must as our little ones can easily get cold getting out of the pool.

Bronze
Entry-level swimmers that are 10 years or younger. Emphasis is on proper body positioning with the basic strokes of freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke and butterfly. Work on flip turns, open turns, backstroke starts and underwater transitions are also a fun part of this group.
Swimmers need to bring goggles, suit, swim cap, flippers, warm coat, and a huge smile!


Silver
Designed for novice swimmers that are 12 years and younger with prior swimming experience. Stroke enhancement and racing strategies are developed. Many Silver swimmers participate in local novice swim meets.  Participation in swim meets isn't mandatory.
Swimmers need to bring goggles, suit, swim cap, flippers, towel, warm coat and a huge smile!


Gold
For more advanced swimmers that are 9 years and older. Work on stroke mechanics for all strokes, endurance and racing skills. Many Gold swimmers compete at local and championship meets such as Junior Olympics or Summer Age Group and Winter Age Group Championships.
Swimmers need to bring flippers, 2 pairs of goggles, swimsuit, towel, warm coat and a good attitude. Gold swimmers need to be prepared to start a "Goal" journal for both practice and swim meets. Swim meets are not mandatory for any of our Age Group programs.


Platinum
For swimmers ages 10 and over who are making the transition from Gold to Junior. Advanced stroke mechanics, racing skills, endurance and development of individual goals. Gear required: training journal, swimsuit, a variety of goggles, flippers, swim snorkel, and hand paddles.

Junior
For advanced swimmers 11 years and older. Advanced stroke mechanics along with more challenging training. Development of individual goals and team leadership skills.
Training journal, swimsuit, a variety of goggles, flippers, swim snorkel, and hand paddles. 

Senior
Advanced swimming for ages 13 and up. Concentration on proper swim mechanics during more intense workouts. Development of goals and achieving success both through mind and body. Get ready for an awesome swimming experience!
Training journal, swimsuit, a variety of goggles, flippers, swim snorkel, and hand paddles.

High School
Basic swim training for high school aged athletes looking to stay in shape and work on technique during the school season. Concentration on stroke technique with conditioning and endurance training. Choose any 2 to 3 practice times depending on which HS group you sign up for from the Senior Team schedule. Available only during the High School Academic year.
Training journal, swimsuit, a variety of goggles, flippers, and a towel required.