WAC is a member of USA Swimming (USS), Ohio Swimming and Central Ohio Swimming Association (COSA). WAC offers a variety of practice groups based on age and ability. Coaches evaluate each new swimmer prior to the beginning of each season in order to place him or her in the most beneficial practice group.
Weekend Waves is offered in two 10 week sessions. It is primarily a non-competitive group focusing on the refinement of skills in the four competitive strokes as well as related essential skills of starts, turns and finishes. Both endurance and race specific swimming will be emphasized as they progress through each session. This is offered for swimmers 9 and older that have the prerequisite skills of Station 7 SwimAmerica. This group meets twice a week on the weekends for one hour each.
Breakers is comprised of swimmers ages 6-8. This is available to children in station 8 of SwimAmerica or higher. Breakers is an opportunity for swimmers to be part of a team and work on technique, with a series of low key competitions offered. Breakers practice 3 days a week.
Age Group I is for swimmers ages 9-10. The primary purpose of this group is to develop proper techniques and practice habits while having fun. These swimmers practice three times a week.
Age Group IIis for swimmers 10-13. This group continues to work on technique with progressive emphasis focused on aerobic training and performance. These swimmers practice three-four times per week.
Age Group III is for swimmers ages 11-14. This group continues its focus on the development of an aerobic base and builds the anaerobic capacities with continued emphasis on stroke technique. These swimmers practice four-five times per week.
Junior Group This is the highest level of the age group program. Swimmers participating in this group must be motivated to practice and compete at the highest level each season. Although technique is still emphasized, training is more intense with a higher focus on total physical fitness and performance. This group practices five times a week. Available through coaches invitation.
High School Only group is open to anyone in high school wishing to improve in a pre-season training group. These swimmers will train with the other High School swimmers until their regular season of training begins.
High School Training Group is open to anyone in high school that wishes to train a majority of the time with WAC. This group consists of swimmers who wish to train at a considerably higher level than regular high school teams in the winter and desires to prepare and compete throughout the summer. This group practices six times a week.
Senior The highest level within WAC. Senior group is available to sophomores and up through coach invitation. Training focuses on all aspects of swimming, and commitment levels reflect the high goals set by the individual swimmers. This group practices six times a week.