-Currently Practicing at the Oakdale High School Pool. Oakdale, Ca.
-Dryland 4:30-5:00p.m. All groups- Swim pratice starts at 5:00p.m.
-All swimming levels are welcome that can pass a basic Swim Safety Test
Cost: $115/month for the first swimmer & $100/month for any additional swimmer in a family
Oakdale Aquatics is a registered team within USA Swimming. We reside within the Pacific Swimming LSC of USA Swimming and compete monthly in Pacific Swimming and Sierra Nevada Swim Meets including Pacific swimming's Junior Olympics and Far Westerns. Oakdale Aquatics also travels nationally to USA meets including the IM Extreme games in Oregon, the International Age Group Open in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the Speedo Championship Series, and the U.S. Grand Prix Series.
Coaching Philosophy We emphasize the step-by-step coaching process. Swimmers learn the absolute basic swimming fundamentals of breath control, kicking, stroke work, and proper demonstration of listening to coaches before moving to more technical elements of the sport.
Our age group program emphasizes the importance of maximizing distance per stroke in all races. Success is measured as much in practice as it is at swim meets. It is our goal that swimmers will become proficient and excel in each of the four strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle) and the individual medley, in order to become stronger, faster, comfortable, and more confident swimmers.
Coaching Staff Our head coach, Russ Van Cleave, is a Level 3 recognized coach in the American Swim Coaches Association, and has over 15 years of experience on multiple levels- recreational through national. Our two assistant coaches, Brian Fogarty and Ronny Thompson, are Level 2 and Level 1 certified A.S.C.A. coaches respectively.
Our coaching staff does not rely exclusively on experience gained from meets and practices. Instead, we are dedicated to using every educational tool available. Our coaches regularly attend Pacific Swimming clinics, A.S.C.A. trainings, and USA Swim conferences in order to continue to improve the way we coach our swimmers.