Swim Team 2021
Swim Team is anticipated to begin June 1 and run through the first week in August. By submitting this registration I acknowledge my child’s interest in participation however my payment of $240 will confirm their spot on the team.
Q: Why should my child swim?
A: There are many benefits to getting your child involved in competitive swimming, including:
• Swimming promotes physical development, develops aerobic endurance and is one of the most beneficial forms of cardiovascular exercise. Swimming enhances a child’s natural flexibility and promotes muscle development. Swimming develops superior coordination.
• Swimming is a sport that will bring children fitness and enjoyment for life.
• Swimming is an important safety skill for young children.
Q: What is the swim team and why would I want my child to participate?
A: It’s fun. It’s great exercise. It builds confidence. It’s a great way for your child to meet other kids in the neighborhood. It’s a great way for you to meet other parents.
Q: What strokes do the swimmers use in competition?
A: Freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly.
Q: What to wear?
A: Swimmers should come to the assessment ready to swim. This includes:
● Proper swim practice attire. Baggy shorts or ’beach wear’ are not acceptable.
● Goggles are not mandatory, but highly recommended and not provided by my the coaching staff.
● Swim Cap – for swimmers with hair that may impact their swimming
Q: I see that there are different age groups for the swimmers. How does that work?
A: The age groups in competition are 8 & under, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, and Senior (usually 15 and older). Every other year your child will have a year when they “age up” and are the youngest in their division and a year when they are the oldest in their age group.
Groups will be determined by number of team participants at the start of the 2021 season
Q: What is an assessment and what should I expect?
A: An assessment is an evaluation done by our coaching staff which will help us place the swimmer in the group that will match their age and ability level. Each swimmer is different and may or may not be ready, swim team is not a “learn to swim” program. The assessment will last about 10 minutes. Swimmers should be ready to swim with a swimsuit, goggles, and a towel.
Covid-19 Protocol for swim practices
• Swimmers will be dropped off and picked up at the back gate on the south side of Riverpoint and Highpoint, at the east entrance at Midtown and the northwest gate at Del Norte
• Swimmers and parents will have their temperature checked at the gate before swimmers enter the outdoor pool
• Masks must be worn on the swim deck at all times
• Parents cannot be on deck or in the club during practice
• There will be a maximum of 4 swimmers per lane with markers for distancing
• Towels will not be provided
• There will be access to the junior locker rooms for restroom use
• Swimmers must bring their own water bottles. Water fountains are not available
• Protocols may change with the status of Covid-19 regulations governed by the state