About Charger 505
Charger Aquatics 505 is a satellite club of Charger Aquatics. CAQ 505 practices at the Betsy Patterson pool at Sandia High School. Our teams compete together at meets, however CAQ 505 retains its own executive board of directors, pricing and dues, and coaching staff.
The Charger 505 BLUE program is designed to be your swimmer’s introduction to competitive swimming.
Our highly trained coaches use practice and drills to foster correct stroke technique and development.
BLUE swimmers gain confidence in their ability to swim consecutive laps, perform the four Olympic strokes with correct technique and most of all…have FUN!
Practices are 45 minutes and offered once or twice weekly.
A low coach to swimmer ratio allows each swimmer to get personalized instruction while learning to be a part of a team.
Meet participation is not required, but will be encouraged as the swimmer progresses in both skill and strength. Fun and safety are two of the main goals for these young athletes.
Charger 505 SILVER is the ideal group for the progressively more competitive swimmer.
Practices are held three or four times per week depending on your family and swimmer’s needs and preferences.
Water practices last one hour and include increased attention to stroke technique as well as improved endurance training.
Dryland training is offered before or after water practice to increase strength and flexibility. Blending the personal discipline of swimming with the team environment allows young athletes to take responsibility for their success while working within a team framework.
Apart from the physical skills, swimmers learn valuable social skills that allow encourage personal growth and self-confidence!
Charger 505 GOLD builds on the foundation of SILVER, incorporating advanced drills and increasing the importance of endurance training as athletes become more serious about their practice and performance.
Practice and meet attendance become more important in GOLD as swimmers continue to build strength and stamina in the pool.
Charger 505 SENIOR Group consists of swimmers age 13 and older that demonstrate the desire, discipline and commitment to becoming an elite level athlete.
An increased training intensity and meet schedule accompanies the move from GOLD to SENIOR group.
Athletes will participate in goal setting geared toward qualifying for various state and national level meets.