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Walnut Creek Aquabears Swim Team

2015 Spring Swim Program

Online registration opens on Monday, March 2 - Click here to register

• • • • • an outstanding opportunity to experience year round competitive swimming at its best • • • • •

This is an extended taste of swimming with the year round team during the spring.

Our stroke development program emphasizes:

Efficient and Technically Sound Strokes

Crisp and Quick Starts, Turns, and Underwaters

Building Endurance with Focus and Purpose

Educating Swimmers for Practice and Race Discipline

All in a Fun, Friendly and Positive Atmosphere

 

Practice Group
Target Age
Swimming Emphasis
Pre-Team
First year
swimmers under 10
Swimmers in this group are introduced to all four strokes, proper streamlines and dives.  Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke.
Age Group 1
8 & Unders with swim team experience
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwater, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.
Age Group 2
9 - 10's with swim team experience
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwater, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.  These swimmers are also introduced to goal setting.
Age Group 3
11 - 14's with swim team experience
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwater, touch turns, flip turns, speed and aerobic development.  These swimmers are also introduced to goal setting.

 

Spring Session Practice Schedule - Monday, April 20 to Friday, June 12

Practice Group Days Practice Times Cost
Pre-Team M,T,W,Th,F 4:45 to 5:30 p.m.

$270

Age Group 1 M,T,W,Th,F 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. $350
Age Group 2 M,T,W,Th,F 5:45 to 7:00 p.m. $350

Age Group 3

M,T,W,Th,F 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

$430

Swimmers will receive an Aquabears team shirt and team cap.  Swimmers must be members of USA Swimming - this $45 membership fee will be charged during the registration process.

 

Spring Session - Important Dates

Date Description
Monday, March 2 Online registration opens at aquabears.org (this is the only method of registration).  When the program reaches capacity, swimmers will be placed on a waiting list.
Monday, April 20 First day of Spring Session practices
Monday, May 4 Team Shirt and Cap Handout Day
Friday, June 15 Last of the Spring Session - those wishing to continue swimming may switch to monthly billing or re-enroll for the summer session at a $25 discount.

 

Spring Session - Swim Meets

Dates Meet Location
May 2 & 3 VJO C/B/A+ Meet Vallejo
TBD in May Purple & Gold Meet #1 Walnut Creek
May 30 & 31 OAPB C/B/A+ Meet Moraga
TBD in June Purple & Gold Meet #2 Walnut Creek
June 13 & 14 BSW C/B/A+ Meet Brentwood

 

Meets are very important for evaluating improvement and providing motivation.  Although each meet is optional, swimmers should compete at as many of the scheduled meets as possible.  When our team attends meets we must provide timers.  We require each attending family to volunteer for one timing shift - usually 1.5 to  2 hours.