The Chico AquaJets professional coaching staff instructs groups of various age, ability and level in the competitive swimming process. Although each group is focused on a different phase of the young athletes? competitive swimming career all the AquaJet coaches work toward the same goal embodied in the AquaJet philosophy. The team philosophy is to develop swimmers so they can reach their potential as high school and college level swimmers. By teaching proper stroke mechanics and developing swimming efficiency early in their career we can increase their potential as senior swimmers. All groups also strive to emphasize fun in the sport, a strong sense of team and the value of hard work and goal setting.
The White/Gold Groups are composed primarily of novice competitors ages 5 to 10. Emphasis is on developing the fundamentals of the four competitive strokes by means of drills, games and having fun. Weekday practice is 45 to 60 minutes.
The Navy Group is comprised of age group swimmers ages 7 to 12 that have mastered the basics of the four competitive strokes. The swimmers are encouraged to compete in local and regional swim meets. The emphasis is on proper stroke mechanics, efficiency and fun while introducing racing and training fundamentals. Weekday practice is 1 hour and 15 minutes.
The Pre Senior Group is comprised of skilled and experienced swimmers ages 11 to 15. Stroke technique, endurance training and race rehearsal prepare the athletes for local and regional competition. The emphasis is on increasing their dedication to the sport by improving their individual performance, creating a strong sense of team and by having fun. Weekday practice is 1 hour and 30 minutes
The Senior Group is comprised of competitive swimmers ages 13 to 19. Stroke technique, quality training and race rehearsal prepare this group to successfully compete at the local, regional and national level. Athletes are trained so they can reach their full potential. Swimmers with the desire and dedication are prepared for and assisted in the transition to college swimming. Weekday practice is 2 to 4 hours.