St. Johns Country Day School

Spartan Aquatics


Spartan Aquatics is dedicated to providing opportunity and encouragement for all of its swimmers to make an uncompromising commitment to the pursuit of excellence and, through the process of striving to be the best that they can be, to acquire life enhancing attributes such as integrity, discipline, teamwork, and sportsmanship.

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Information and How to Join

The Spartan Aquatics (SPAC) is open to anyone interested in competitive swimming. Scroll down or use quick links for more information, practice times, and practice groups.

We suggest that swimmers who are new to competitive swimming arrange for an evaluation so they can be placed in the correct group.

We also offer a one week free trial for more tentative swimmers.

For more information, or to join our swim program, contact Coach Rap Janonis:

Phone: 904-589-0954



We are located at St. Johns Country Day School in Orange Park, FL. We are about ten minutes from Fleming Island, five minutes from Blanding Blvd, 15 minutes from the NAS, and ten minutes from I-295.

Enter the campus from Doctors Lake Dr. Do not attempt to enter from Moody Road, Once your enter the campus, continue straight, you will see the pool on your right with a blue fence. Continue past the pool for parking.

SJCDS Pool and Aquatics Facility

St. Johns Country Day School

3100 Doctors Lake Dr.

Orange Park, FL

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Fees and Dues

Annual USA-Swimming Membership Fee

Once a year, the USA-Swimming Membership fee of $75 per swimmer will be collected at the registration. This is the only annual fee

Monthly Dues

Monthly dues are charged on the first of each month. There are no pro-rates or reimbursements for monthly dues. All members must sign up online for the payments.

Beginner Spartans - $80.00

Advanced Spartans - $110.00

Junior Spartans - $120.00

Senior Spartans - $130.00

Sibling Discount - 25% per swimmer regardless of group. Highest level swimmer must be paid in full.

Spartan Aquatics Meet Fees

This fee goes to mileage, hotels, etc for SPAC coaching staff. SPAC meet fees are only charges if you attend travel meets.

Travel meet fees will be based on the cost acquired.

Meet Entry Fees

This fee goes to pay the meet host for the swimmers' participation in the meet. Meet fees are only charges if you attend the specific meet.

Typical meet fees:

Facility Fee - $10.00

Event Fee - $4.00

Meet fees are subject to change according to Florida Swimming

Practice Groups and Times

Winter/Spring Schedule (starts October 23rd, 2017)

Pre-Team - Monday and Wednesday 4:30-5:15pm and 5:15-6:00pm

This group has two sessions available:

Session 1: Sept 6 - Oct 11th

Session 2: Oct 16th - Nov 20th

White Group

Monday - Wednesday - Friday 3:30-4:30pm

Focuses on improving swimmers through the development of skilled technique in the four competitive strokes and their associated skills (e.g., turns, starts, training pool conduct). Since skill is the major determinant of swimming success, its emphasis from the beginning of a competitive swimming experience should be the central focus for improvement. Participants are assumed to initially have unsophisticated competitive swimming styles.

Blue Group

Monday - Friday 3:30-4:30pm

Advances the teachings of the White Group plus introduces training etiquette and procedures. The performance of all strokes is required and emphasized equally. The underlying assumption is that training without good technique is detrimental to good swimming development and performance.

Participants are assumed to be late pre-pubertal or pubertal, both males and females, and interested in minor competitions. Training will be dominantly aerobic in nature.

Gold Group

Monday - Friday 3:30-4:45pm and Saturday 8:00-9:00am

Completes the instruction of techniques and the concentration on correct swimming. This is the final stage of an age-group program and still does not emphasize physical conditioning as the path to success. Technical efficiency and control should be stressed along with an expansion of other swimming requirements (e.g., mental skills, advanced racing skills, full training schedule with moderate volume).

Swimmers will be pubertal or adolescent, males and females, and oriented toward serious competing. A major portion of training will be aerobic, with sprint training being of a different nature for each gender to satisfy differences and training response characteristics.


Monday - Friday 5:00-6:30pm and Saturday 7:30-9:00am

Typically swimmers in this group are 10 - 13 years old. They are able to swim every stroke for a 100, and a 200 IM without stopping. Strength and speed work become a focus of this group at they compete in monthly swim meets.


Monday - Friday 5:00-7:00pm and Saturday 7:30-9:00am

This age group typically is comprised of high school and middle school swimmers separated into groups based on speed and stroke focus. Swimmers in this group should have Florida Senior Champs Bonus Cuts.