FAQ's

FAQ'S

Q: How long is the season?
A: Our 2020 season will run from June 1 st to August 1st.
 
Q: What stroke's does my athlete need to know?
A: Freestyle & Backstroke at minimum for 10& under, some knowledge of Breastroke &  Butterfly for 12& up.
 
Q: How do I get started?
A: Early Evaluations will take place on the following weekend days:

March 14th & 29th

April 4th, 12th & 18th

May 2nd, 9th, 17th, 24th & 30th

From 10:00 am - 11:00 am in the Performance Pool.

Extended Summer Team Evaluations: Starting May 1st, evaluations will be held each Wednesday at 6:30 pm.

 

Q: How do I register my child for Menlo Mavericks?
A: You may print the registration form (found here), complete it, and bring it with you to the evaluation. Joining the team will not be guaranteed, but an evaluation is mandatory prior to beginning.
 
Q: My swimmer wants to continue swimming with Menlo after the summer season, how can we register?
A: GREAT!! We encourage athletes to continue to swim as much as possible. Our USA team, Menlo Aquatics, is a positive step towards that commitment. Our USA team begins on August 12th after a short break. During that week, bring your athlete to a team evaluation on any Wednesday at 6:30 pm for an evaluation with Coach Melissa so we may place them in the correct group.
 
Q: Why Menlo Mavericks?
A: The Menlo Mavericks aims to create a swimming community that is 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. For many of the athletes joining our team this is their very first time speaking in yards and swimming in a structured way. We are excited to be apart of their firsts and we hope that your athlete is ready to learn how to do race starts, turns and have fun swimming as a Menlo Maverick!
 
Q: What is the swim meet policy?
A:  Swim meets are fun and great way to connect with the athletes on your team! We ask that you attend as many meets as you can! It's short season with 2 home meets, 2 away meets and a Championship Meet at the end. 
 
Q: How do I enter a swim meet?
A: An email notification will be sent out by the team website, once received, you will need to log in to our team site and commit your swimmer(s) to the event posted.
 
What should we bring to swim meets? 
  • Racing swimsuit- Should be worn to the met if the meet is within an hour of home
  • Practice suit/ back up suit- just in case
  • Water
  • Goggles- 2 pair (both race ready)
  • Swim caps- 2 (if desired)
  • Towels- 2 or more
  • Sweatsuit/Parka or something to keep warm (yes, even in the summer months)
  • Water
  • Glasses case- for those swimmers that wear glasses
  • Snacks- High protein
  • Flip-Flops/Slippers- keep the feet warm and easy on/off during warm up and events
  • Chairs/blankets- Usually 1 per family member
  • Water
  • Books/cards/entertainment (parents too)
  • Pens(sharpie) for marking hands and writing in the program
  • Highlighter to highlight events in the program
  • Money