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SPRINGDARTS 2020

Feb 12, 2020 - Apr 20, 2020
July, 24 2019

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SPRINGDARTS 2020

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON FEBRUARY 12, 2020

DART at Davis Aquadarts offers spring swimming options at Community Pool for novice and intermediate swimmers. We offer two sessions for Springdarts 2020. Our 12-week session is March 16 – June 5.  Our 8-week session runs from April 13 - June 5. 

 

Our popular swim lesson program and PRE-BRONZE are offered through our DART Swim School during the spring and fall months.  Please check  here for information on DART Swim School. Swim School is offered TWTH April 14 through June 4 at Community Pool.

 

Registration for Springdarts and DART Swim School opens on Wednesday, February 12. Springdart sessions will remain open for registration until full; once a session fills, you can sign up for the wait list.  You will find the link for registration HERE on Feb. 12. 

Springdart Practice Options: Practices are offered on Monday through Friday. Swimmers register for one session, and may only attend that session.

 

Group

Age

Time

Session Dates

Minimum skills needed

Fees*

12 week Bronze

K-3rd grade

3:15-4:00 pm

3/16-6/5

25 yards freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards backstroke

$486

8 week Bronze

K-3rd grade

3:15-4:00 pm

4/13-6/5

25 yards freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards backstroke

$376

12 week Silver

4th-7th grade

4:00-5:00 pm

3/16-6/5

50 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 50 yards backstroke

$524

 

8 week Silver

4th-7th grade

4:00-5:00 pm

4/13-6/5

50 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 50 yards backstroke

$398

8 week Bronze Silver combo

2nd-5th grade

5:00-6:00 pm

4/13-6/5

50 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 50 yards backstroke

$398

12 week Gold

7th grade and up

5:00-6:30 pm

6:00-7:30 pm on 4/13

3/16-6/5

Must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 100 yards of backstroke, and must have familiarity of breaststroke and butterfly.  

$592

8 week Gold

7th grade and up

6:00-7:30 pm

4/13-6/5

Must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 100 yards of backstroke, and must have familiarity of breaststroke and butterfly.  

$440

 

Swimmers must meet the minimum skills listed to be eligible. Swimmers not meeting these skills will be given the option of moving to a different group that matches their skills or receive a refund. Fees include a team t-shirt and swim cap (unless received already in fall), USA annual registration, and fees for Davis AA Meet at Arroyo Pool on May 2-3.

 

ADDITIONAL OPTION: PRE-BRONZE: ages 1st-3rd grade. You must register for this through  Dart Swim School.  It is designed for swimmers wishing to develop the skills needed for advancement to the Aquadart Bronze group. The primary focus is on kicking, freestyle and backstroke with additional emphasis on streamlines, turns, and starts.  There are optional meets on some Friday afternoons.  Swimmers must have the following skills to be in this group: must be able to kick 20 yards with a kickboard unassisted, swim 20 yards of freestyle with breathing, unassisted and swim 20 yards of backstroke, unassisted.

Practice Location

Time

Days offered

Dates

Cost

Community

5:15-6:00 pm

Tues, Wed, Thur

4/14-5/7

$190

Community

5:15-6:00 pm

Tues, Wed, Thur

5/7-6/4

$190

 

There is a 3rd child discount for all families (same household) with 3 or more children in Springdarts, Swim School or Aquadarts; the cost is half of the regular fee for the third and any subsequent children. You must pay the full amount for all children when applying; we will refund you the difference after registration.  The discount is applied to the swimmer with the lowest fees. We will also discount you the USA registration fee if you paid it in the fall of 2019.

Scholarship applications and information can be found at this  link. Scholarship application deadlines for spring are March 1 (12-week) and April 1 (8-week); no late scholarship applications accepted. In addition, USA swimming has an Outreach program which offers the USA Swimming registration fee of $7.00. This membership operates like the traditional USA membership and is valid from September 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020. To qualify for the Outreach Athletic registration, the athlete’s family must meet the eligibility requirements of one of the following: Cal Works, Covered California/Medi-Cal, Homeless Coalition, Family income at or below state poverty level, Individual Free School Lunch Program, Section 8 housing or Snap. If you think your family may qualify, please contact Miriam Fisk at dartatdavis@hotmail.com for more information.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Community practices are offered Monday - Friday

There are no mandatory practice requirements; swimmers can attend as often as they wish. We recommend 3x week.

SPRINGDART EVENTS

Swim meets

  • FRIDAY FUN MEETS, which are optional low-key fun meets, will be offered from 4-5:30 pm on three Fridays in April and May. There are no fees for these meets. There are no regular practices on these days for Bronze, Silver and Gold.
  • DAVIS AA+ MEET: Aquadarts hosts an annual spring meet at Arroyo Pool on May 2-3. All Springdart swimmers in Bronze, Silver and Gold can attend; fees are included in registration fees.
  • DAVIS SPRING OLYMPICS: Held at Community Pool on Friday, June 5.  Annual fun team Olympics to finish off the spring season!

Dive and Turn Clinics will be held at practices on Fridays when we don’t have Friday Fun meets. These are held at regular practice times, and are followed by Friday Fun Day games and water activities.

Practice Changes: there is no practice on Monday,May 25 (Memorial Day)  and on Friday May 29 (team photo day).  All Springdarts are encouraged to join in team photo day.

A New Parent Information Meeting will be held on Tuesday April 14 from 7-8 pm at Civic Pool.  We have found this meeting to be very helpful for all new swimming families and hope all parents will be able to attend. 

PRIVATE LESSONS

Private lessons, which are one-on-one coaching for 30 minute sessions with Aquadart staff, are also available by request. Cost per session is $30-35. Send inquiries to aquadartswimlessons@gmail.com.

Questions?  Please contact Carolee at caroleebgregg@gmail.com or Miriam at dartatdavis@hotmail.com.

 

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