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Walnut Creek Aquabears
2016 Spring Swim Program
 
• • • • an outstanding opportunity to experience year round competitive swimming at its best • • • •
 
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
 
Option 1 - Swim with the Year Round Team
This option is a true introduction to year round swimming and offers the best opportunity for swimmers interested in competing during the spring.
This option runs April 11 through June 12
*****THERE ARE ONLY 8 SPOTS FOR THIS OPTION - REGISTER EARLY*****
Practice Group
Target Age
Swimming Emphasis
Age Group 1
M,T,W,Th,F
5:45 to 7:00 p.m.
 
Cost (4/11 to 6/12):
$380
8&Unders
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.  This group practices 5 times per week and competes in age group meets - prioritizing 'doing it right' over 'doing it fast.'
Age Group 2
M,T,W,Th,F
5:45 to 7:00 p.m.
 
Cost (4/11 to 6/12):
$380
9-10's
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.  This group practices 5 times per week and competes in age group meets - prioritizing 'doing it right' over 'doing it fast,' and learning the concepts that tie practice quality to technichal and time-based improvement.  This group is also introduced to goal setting.
Age Group 3
M,T,W,Th,F
5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
S
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
 
Cost (4/11 to 6/12):
$480
11-12's and 13-14's not yet in high school
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.  This group practices 6 times per week and competes in age group meets.  A greater emphasis is placed on the direct relationship between practice quality, technichal improvement, and time-based results.  This group is engaged in group and individual goal setting.
All swimmers will receive an Aquabears team shirt and team cap.  All swimmers must be members of USA Swimming - this $45 membership fee will be charged during the registration process.
Swimmers in high school should join the Aquabears' Senior Group.
Contact mikeheaney@sbcglobal.net for information.

 

Option 2 - Spring Stroke Improvement Clinics
This option offers the benefits of swimming with the Aquabears, with less emphasis on meet participation.
this option runs April 11 through June 12
Practice Group
Target Age
Swimming Emphasis
Pre-Team
M,T,W,Th,F
4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
 
Cost (4/11 to 6/12):
$340
6&Unders
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, and are introduced to turns.  Swimmers in this group must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle on their own.  This is not a learn-to-swim group.
8&Unders
M,T,W,Th,F
4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
 
Cost (4/11 to 6/12):
$340
7&8's
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, and are introduced to turns
9-10's
M,T,W,Th,F
4:00 to 4:45 p.m.
 
Cost (4/11 to 6/12):
$340
9-10's
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, with extra emphasis on the turns they will need for 50 yard races.
 
11&Overs
M,T,W,Th,F
4:45 to 5:30 p.m.
 
Cost (4/11 to 6/12):
$340
 
11&Overs
Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts, underwaters, and touch and flips turns.
All swimmers will receive an Aquabears team shirt and team cap.  All swimmers must be members of USA Swimming - this $45 membership fee will be charged during the registration process.
Swimmers in high school should join the Aquabears' Senior Group.
Contact mikeheaney@sbcglobal.net for information.
 
Spring Session - Important Dates
Date
Description
Monday, March 21
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 11
First day of Spring Session practices
TBA
Team Shirt and Cap Handout Day
Friday, June 12
Last day of Spring Program (Swimmers wishing to continue should join the Aquabears' year round team)
 
Spring Session - Swim Meet Schedule
Dates
Meet
Location
5/21, 22
TBA C/B/A+ Meet
TBA
6/1
Purple & Gold Meet Heather Farm
6/11, 12
OAPB C/B/A+ Meet
Moraga
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.