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Walnut Creek Aquabears
2018 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
 
April 16 through June 8
Practice Group
Target Age
Swimming Emphasis
Age Group 1
M,T,W,Th,F
5:45 to 7:00 p.m.
 
Cost (4/16 to 6/8):
$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 (4/6 to 6/8):
$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
5:20 to 7:00 p.m.
S
8:00 to 9:30 a.m.
 
Cost (4/6 to 6/8):
$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.

Spring Session - Important Dates

Date
Description
Monday, March 12
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 19
First day of Spring Session practices
TBA
Team Shirt and Cap Handout Day
Friday, June 8
Last day of Spring Program (Swimmers wishing to continue should join the Aquabears' year round team)
 
Spring Session - Swim Meet Schedule
Dates
Meet
Location
5/19, 20
C/B/BB+ Meet
Concord
5/26, 27
Age Group Open Meet Stockton
6/9, 10
C/B/BB+ Meet
TBA
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.