Discover Your Strength - Youth Whole Body Challenge
Fun challenges, nutrition tips, techniques for exercise, and a group to help motivate you along the way are only a few things you will learn in Discover Your Strength - Youth Whole Body Challenge. This is a class designed to educate and promote healthy habits and lifestyles for young adults ages 8 to 14 who like to feel more confident about the food they choose to eat and the exercise they take part in, so it's fun, but still effective. Learn tips and ideas for a healthy lifestyle along with exercise. This is a challenge that will help children learn new healthy habits while adding a bit of fun while they socialize and cheer on their friends.
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Core Aquatics Swimming - Learn 2 Swim
This class focuses on water adjustment, floating, and breathing all while building water confidence in younger swimmers. Each swimmer will progress through our robust curriculum individualized to their own skill level. Skills learned will include: developing comfort with water on their face and submersion, moving through the water on their own, rising and floating on both their fronts and backs and eventually incorporating kicking and movement, introduction to breathing techniques including maintaining the float position while breathing, mastering strong propulsion for recreation and pre-competitive swimming, basic water safety and the dos/don’ts of recreational swim.
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Core Aquatics Swim Team
Core Aquatics is a competitive swim team for swimmers ages 6 years old through high school. We believe in starting from the foundation and focusing on stroke proficiency while incorporating all racing aspects. The team centers on maximizing efficiency as the foundation to competitive racing and building speed through technique precision. Season Start and End Dates: Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022 - Sunday, Feb. 26, 2023 (22 weeks) - Championship Season will continue through mid-March. Swimmers must achieve standard times to continue practicing. Please note: All swim team members must also be members of USA Swimming. Membership applications will be provided by Core Aquatics; there is an $83 per year additional fee for the annual membership. Orange Squad This is the first introduction to swim team and racing. Proper mechanics are required with an emphasis on racing and competing. Open to graduates from our Swim Team Prep program or swimmers who can demonstrate ability to swim all four competitive strokes as well as show confidence diving from blocks. Primarily a 7-8-year-old age group. Attend 3 of the 4 weekly practices. Blue Squad The Blue Squad focuses on stroke technique and endurance as key aspects for advancing all four competitive strokes. Open to former Core Aquatics Orange Squad members or swimmers who can demonstrate an ability to legally swim all four competitive strokes for 50+ yards, including proper turns and diving off the blocks. Primarily a 9-10-year-old age group. Attend 4 of the 5 weekly practices. Silver Squad The Silver Squad features continued race training and development of advanced swim techniques for junior high-aged and advanced younger swimmers. Open to former Core Aquatics Blue Squad members or swimmers who can demonstrate an ability to legally swim all four competitive strokes for 100+ yards, including proper turns and diving off the blocks. Must be able to swim 1000+ yards of freestyle nonstop. Primarily a 11-12-year-old age group. Attend all 5 of the weekly practices. Navy Squad The elite Navy Squad is for senior level and advanced swimmers training for success at the high school level and beyond. This level is based on invitation only from the Head Coach and requires additional commitment to training and dryland opportunities. Open to former Core Aquatics Silver members or swimmers who have experience swimming on their high school varsity team. Must commit to 90% practice attendance per week, on time arrival for all practices and commitment to train at a high level for the duration of the season. Attend 5 of the 6 weekly practices.
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Youth Enrichment Classes
ACute ACappella is a middle school A Cappella ensemble for both boys and girls. All students attending District 214 feeder schools who will be in 6th-8th grade in the 2022-2023 school year are welcome. This is an amazing opportunity to learn vocal and performance techniques, make great friends, and perform at concerts and competitions! A parent informational meeting will be held at the first rehearsal on 9/1. The fee covers the cost of 20+ rehearsals, guest clinicians, vocal arrangements/music purchases, t-shirts/jackets, possible competition fees, and possible competition transportation. Performances will be held at the end of January and beginning of February with an end of the year celebration on 2/23.
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Core Aquatics Water Polo
In Core Aquatics Water Polo, practices and competition are focused on skill level appropriate experiences and groupings. There is a progression from house league games to American Water Polo (AWP) league games and regional tournaments. Coaches use drills and practice routines aligned with best practices that help prepare athletes for success. All players must pay a $55.00 yearly membership fee through the American Water Polo website, americanwaterpolo.org. Beginner groups focus on developing newcomers between 10 - 15 years old who have limited water polo experience. High school level groups focus on developing players with at least one season of high school competition. Important Note: All players must pay a $55.00 yearly membership fee through the American Water Polo website, americanwaterpolo.org.