This March, REST will be
offering Spring Clinics. This is in addition to the normal
swim season. During Clinics, we will be focusing primarily on
refining and improving on stroke technique. This is designed for
returning swimmers who already have experience with the four
competitive strokes. The clinic is open to both Rats swimmers and
swimmers from other swim teams.
The first week will be
focused on freestyle. Week 2 will be backstroke. Week 3 will be for
breaststroke, and week 4 will be butterfly. Depending on weather,
the focus may switch around due to the amount of out of water
practice involved in breaststroke.
Spring Clinics will be
lead by Rats head coach Dow Stewart. Dow has nearly 20
years of swim coaching experience, and most recently led the Monte
Vista Varsity Girls Swim Team to a NCS and State title in
We encourage swimmers to
take part in Clinics, even if the swimmer is involved in other
activities and can't make 4 days a week. Clinics will provide solid
stroke instruction, and a foundation for the swim season.
Swimmers must provide their own swim fins.
Unders: 3:30 - 4 p.m.
11 & Ups:
*Coaches reserve the
right to modify the schedule based on number of participants and
swimmers ability level
**All swimmers are
required to provide their own swim fins, which can be purchased at
NorCAL swim shop, Sports Basement or online. Please see
coaching staff with questions.
2018 Flip Turn
During the weekends in
March, REST will also be offering turn clinics for 9 and Ups.
You do not need to be a participant in Spring Clinics to
participate in Flip Turn Clinic. Please check back for more
information as the season approaches; sign-ups will be in mid
Several members of the
REST staff will be offering spring lessons. This is a great
way to get a new or younger swimmer ready for swim team, or to test
the "waters" to see if they might enjoy the swim
experience. Also great for returning swimmers to get a jump on
the season and to refine their strokes! REST will be using
Sign-Up Genius to post and sign up for lessons. Please go to the
lesson page on the team website to sign up for lessons if you are
remember that per County rules, each swimmer is allowed a maximum
of 15 hours of clinics/lessons between Jan. 1 and April
9. It is up to the swimmer and parent to keep track of the time and
make sure each swimmers does not go over the 15 hour
that per County rules, prior to April 9 coaches are not
allowed to focus on conditioning, only stroke
refinement. Please keep in mind when scheduling your swimmers
time, and ask a REST staff or board member if you have