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.