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FAQ’s

 
Q: How do I get started?
A:
 We offer tryouts for all swimmers. Just stop by a practice and tryout for FREE. We do ask that swimmers have freestyle, backstroke, and some experience with breaststroke. Once a swimmer has been evaluated, your evaluator will let you know what steps to take next.
Q: How can I register my child for Menlo Aquatics?
A: 
Bring a swimsuit, towel and goggles, and have your swimmer ready to get in the water promptly for the team practice. Our coaching staff will walk you through the basics of swim team and what our warm up of the day is. 
Current evaluations occur by stopping by a practice and tryout for FREE. Once your swimmer is evaluated and approved, the coach will give you registration paperwork to complete for the Menlo Aquatics program and the paperwork for USA Swimming. You will return in the completed team paperwork and your check for USA Swimming membership to your child’s coach on the first day that you choose to bring your child to practice. You will receive an e-mail receipt of the registration transaction and welcome letter.
For further questions, please contact our Head Coach Aaron: aaron@menloswim.com
Q: Do I have to register my swimmer with USA Swimming?
A:
Yes, we require all Menlo Aquatics swimmers to register. Registering USA. Joining USA Swimming will allow your child to swim in club meets and experience faster improvement. As a Menlo athlete, swimmers are able to join internal swim meets, held several times a year. USA Registration forms are handed out at each evaluation. This is a USA club team requirement and is mandatory for all team members, coaches, and working volunteers.
Q: Why Menlo Aquatics?
A:
 The Menlo Aquatics is a year round swim team which aims to create a swimming community that is extremely positive about being in and around the water. We emphasize learning sound techniques through our committed and competent coaches in a pleasant and positive environment. With a team segmented into groups to meet the needs of swimmers of all ability levels, the Menlo Aquatics athletes receive the best quality of coaching, instruction, and fun. Our team follows a pattern of one swim meet, one offsite fun event (bowling, laser tag, movies) and one onsite event from stroke clinics to mini meets while offering fun things after such as ornament decorating or candy meets.
Q: How do I suspend my child’s membership?
A: 
Simple, please email Coach Aaron (aaron@menloswim.com) that you would like to step away from the program. Billing occurs on the 1st of each month, in order to cancel, please provide an email at least one (1) week prior to the end of the month. If an email is received after the 1st, we will cancel you starting the following month.