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Thames Aquatic Club Swim Groups
Tiny TACs (TTAC):

 18 mos to 3 year olds. The purpose of this course is to develop a high comfort level in the water and a readiness to swim. For those swimmers who are developmentally ready, we will teach functional swim skills. We approach teaching swimming through fun, creative activities in the water.  

This group is limited to 5 swimmers per instructor.  Call for schedule.
The philosophy of Thames Aquatic Club is to train all physiological systems, consistently
throughout each season.  We train to improve stroke efficiency and for continued improvement.

TAC offers age appropriate, progression training for its members. Each training group has been developed with the mastering of specific skill sets and distances in mind. 

TAC coaches takes special care to understand the unique training needs of each of our members and they work diligently to design practices that meet the needs of all swimmers. 

TAC's aim is to meet the goals of each swimmer individually and of each group as a whole. 


Nautilus in Training:

This group is TAC’s first level in competitive swimming. Swimmers must have the desire to learn all four competitive strokes.There is an increased focus on technique and drills in this group. The swimmer at this level will be introduced to simple training techniques and improved endurance all while having fun. Swimmers will also begin to focus on the physiological systems along with technique training. All Nautilus swimmers will participate in local meets and Regional Championships.

Practices are held 3 times per week.



Triton:

Swimmers in this group have developed strong fundamental skills, have demonstrated a desire to reach their competitive potential, and are ready to develop a more extensive training base. IM and distance events are encouraged in an effort to develop versatility. These swimmers strive toward obtaining CT Age Group time standards. They represent TAC in local meets and participate in the Regional Championships and Age Group Championships. Travel meets may be introduced.

Recommended attendance: 4 days

Seawolf: 

This group is for swimmers who are making an increased commitment to swimming at the club or High School level. While technique will continue to be stressed, it will be done within the structure of increased training. Additional meet opportunities may be provided to introduce swimmers to higher levels of competition. These swimmers will also represent TAC in Regional Championships, Age Group Championships and CT Senior Championships. Travel meets may be incorporated.

Practices are held 5 times per week for 1 1/2-2 hours.

Recommended attendance: all 5 days
**Group placement determined by coaching staff**
 TAC challenges each individual to develop to the best of THEIR abilities.

While the below groups list ages of swimmers, it is only a guide.  Any questions regarding group placement can be answered by contacting us at tacswim@att.net or 860-230-1473
Mini TACS (MTAC):

4-7 year olds. This course helps swimmers work toward the development of the 5 core competencies with age appropriate learning activities.  

This group meets twice a week in 5 week sessions. Space is limited to 6 swimmers per instructor.  
TAC Babies

Adult and infant 6 months to 36 months. The purpose of this course is to develop, in very young children, a high comfort level in the water while at the same time training the adults who accompany them in water safety and drowning prevention. It provides a confidence building, fun and loving experience. One adult must be in the water with each child. Swim diapers are required. 

This group is limited to 6 adult/baby group per session.  Call for schedule..
Triton Tweeners: 

 Coach Assignment Only. Nautilus swimmers ready to advance to the next level of swimming. These swimmers will swim part time in Nautilus and part time in Triton at the coaching staff's discretion, but at least 1 time per week.  

Recommended attendance:  4 days per week