AGON is a comprehensive swim program that works with athletes of all levels from swim lessons to adult swimming. The practice groups have been created by the coaching staff to promote a systematic, progressive development of skills.
Alpha & Beta
Our learn-to-swim program. We conduct lessons in small groups (1-3 people). Athletes are grouped based on ability. Alpha & Beta practices are offered in four week long sessions.
Eligibility: Athletes must be toilet trained. No swimming experience or minimum age required.
Goals: To swim 25 yards of freestyle with effective side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke, and tread water for 1:00.
Focus: Skills vary based on ability of athletes but progress from blowing bubbles to full swimming in deep water.
All swimmers in this competitive group are eligible for USA Swimming competitions.
Eligibility: Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards of backstroke and freestyle with effective side breathing and tread water for 1:00.
Goals: To swim 50 yards in each stroke while becoming proficient in starts and turns.
Focus: Butterfly and breaststroke are introduced as well as competition skills of starts, turns, pullouts, and kickouts.
Swimmers in this group are introduced to foundations of training.
Eligibility: Swimmers must be able to swim 50 yards in each stroke according to USA Swimming standards. Ideally swimmers would receive an IM Ready certificate from USA Swimming. Additionally, swimmers must display an ability and willingness to follow instruction.
Goals: To hone technique in all the strokes and skills in order to improve times at meets.
Focus: Swimmers learn how to swim sets in practice, use a pace clock, and develop good habits.
This group has a greater emphasis placed on training and aerobic development.
Eligibility: Swimmers must show a readiness for training based on their meet performance, practice attendance, physical maturation, and attitude. Ideally swimmers entering this group would have earned an IM Extreme certificate from USA Swimming and qualified for Divisional Championships.
Goals: To compete at Divisional and Age Group State Championships.
Focus: Sets of extended duration and shorter sets and/or swims of increased intensity.
Our masters group runs with our age group program. Coaches provide a workout and go over it briefly with athletes prior to practice.
Eligibility: 18 years of age or older, no upper limit on age.
Goals: Vary from fitness to increased competitiveness in pool, open water, or triathlons based on the swimmer.
Focus: To help athletes achieve their goals.