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Walnut Creek Aquabears
2017 Summer 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 summer.
This option runs June 12 through August 6
*****THERE ARE ONLY 8 SPOTS FOR THIS OPTION - REGISTER EARLY*****
Practice Group
Target Age
Swimming Emphasis
Age Group 1
M,T,W,Th,F
3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
 
Cost (6/13 to 8/7):
$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
3:30 to 4:45 p.m.
 
Cost (6/13 to 8/7):
$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.
 
Cost (6/13 to 8/7):
$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 - Summer Stroke Improvement Clinics
Due to limited pool space, these programs are closed.
This option offers the benefits of swimming with the Aquabears, with less emphasis on meet participation.
This option runs June 13 through August 7
Practice Group
Target Age
Swimming Emphasis
Pre-Team
M,T,W,Th,F
3:00 to 3:30 p.m.
 
Cost (6/13 to 8/7):
$300
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
3:30 to 4:05 p.m.
 
Cost (6/13 to 8/7):
$300
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
4:05 to 4:45 p.m.
 
Cost (6/13 to 8/7):
$300
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.
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.
 
Summer Session - Important Dates
Date
Description
Monday, April 4
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, June 13
First day of Summer Session practices
TBA
Team Shirt and Cap Handout Day
Sunday, August 7
Last day of Summer Program (Swimmers wishing to continue should join the Aquabears' year round team)
 
Summer Session - Swim Meet Schedule
Dates
Meet
Location
7/16, 17
WCAB C/B/A+ Meet
Pleasant Hill
8/5 to 7
Summer's End Swim Classic Meet
Pleasant Hill
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.