Mermaid FUNdamentals Class
Would your child like to learn how to do synchronized swimming? Our Mermaid classes are a good place to start for beginners. Please click below to find out more about our Mermaid classes.
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This is our entry level group. Although an athlete need not have any synchro background to enter this class, they should have at least level 4 or 5 swimming skills* and be between the ages of 7 and 11. This beginning program is designed to teach the skills needed to move into the L.A. Synchro Novice program. This class has a size limit of 6 swimmers per class. Classes run 10 to 14 weeks, culminating with a small exhibition to showcase what they have learned.
*A Level 4 or 5 is a swimmer that knows how to swim and that has passed the prior levels 1(water confidence), 2 (beginner), and 3 (advanced beginner) through city or private swim classes. They should have confidence in the water and be ready to refine their strokes, improve conditioning, and learn basic synchro skills.
Practice: One day a week-Saturdays/Times: Mermaid Class A - 8:30AM- 10:00AM, or Mermaid Class B - 10:00AM-11:30AM.
Athletes in this group have successfully completed the "Mermaid " program or can test out in the skills at that level. These athletes now know the skills to compete at the Novice level. This group is for athletes between the ages of 7-12. See the next group below if your child is older. They compete in the following age groups: 8 and under, 9-10, and 11-12. They compete in three to five meets at a local and regional level.
Practice: One day a week-Saturdays/Times:11:00-1:00
After a LASSC coaches' evaluation, an athlete is assigned to this level. Athletes starting in this group are usually 8 to 15 years old and have some competitive synchro experience. They compete in the following age groups: 10 and under, 11-12, 13-15, and 16-17. They compete in three to five meets at a local and regional level.
Practice: Three days a week. Tuesday/Thursday/Times: 5:00-7:00 PM, and Saturday/Times:8:30-11:00AM
Age Group Swimmers
Athletes are assigned to this level after trying out. These athletes are ages 10-18 years old. Athletes entering this group must display a desire to begin training on a committed basis. Both athlete and family must be committed to this level. They practice a minimum of three times per week for a total of 8-11 hours per week depending on their age. They compete in the following age groups: 10&Under, 11-12, 13-15, 16-17, and 18-19. They compete in five to eight meets at a local, regional, and national level. Practice includes both land and water workouts.
Practice: Three days a week*. Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday- Times vary according to age group and team.
Athletes must be on an age group, junior, or senior national LAS team for this practice. Athletes participating in the Wednesday practice must display a strong desire to perform at the highest level they are capable of. Training is geared towards individual talents, although a strong aerobic endurance factor is present. Athletes in the practice plus group are directed towards making a U.S. National team and/or swimming small routines along with a team routine. This workout day is in addition to the regular workout days that the athlete participates in.
Additional Practice Day:Wednesday/Time:6:00-8PM
Junior/Senior National Swimmers
Minimum age for entry into this group is 15 years old. Minimum criteria for entry is (1) National qualifying score and a desire to be competitive on a National level. This group focuses on qualifying for U.S. National Teams. Those that have the skill level and swimmer/family commitment level for this group will be permitted in this group with Head Coach's approval only. This group competes at the local, regional, national, and international level. Practices include both land and water workouts.
National Swimmer Coach: Head Coach Amy
Tuesday and Thursdays - 5:30-8:30 P.M., and Saturdays from 8AM to 1 PM . With required additional practice times assigned.