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June 20, 2018 (08:00 AM) - June 20, 2018 (11:00 AM)
June 20, 2018



Picture Day and Rafting Trip on June 20th

There is NO Practice Morning or Afternoon on Picture Day.

Individual pictures will begin @ 8:30 am. The team picture will begin at 10:00 am to line up; the picture will be right around 10: 30. Those individuals who did not have their picture taken prior to the team pic will be able to finish before the rafting trip.  Remember to have your swimmers wear their Rapids team suit or a black suit.  For the rafting trip, swimmers that are 10 and under must have a parent/guardian with them on the trip.  Older swimmers can be dropped off and picked up, but parents are encouraged to join us.  The more the merrier!

Picture Day and Field Trip Schedule of Events

  • 8:30 AM: Individual Pictures Begin
  • 10:00 AM: Team Picture Begins
  • 11:00 AM: Leave for Sunrise
  • 11:30 AM: Meet as a group at American River Raft Rentals
  • Push off around 12:00 PM
  • The rafting trip takes about 3 to 4 hours depending on the release from Nimbus Dam.
  • Between 2:30 and 4:00 PM: Expected Arrival to River Bend Park

American River Rafting Field Trip

Plan to join in the fun and raft down the river with your fellow Rapids. Please provide your swimmer with sunscreen, sunglasses, snacks, and beverages (no glass containers), small ice chest, money for snacks, shoes or sandals.  If bringing a cell phone a waterproof pouch or bag is recommended. Please leave all other items of value at home. You must be 18 or older with ID to rent a raft. Due to the full and fast river this year, no one under 10 may raft without a responsible adult in their boat.   We will be launching from the American River Raft Rentals.  American River Raft Rentals also says children must be at least 5 years old and weigh at least 40 pounds to raft.  

American River Raft Rentals

11257 S Bridge St

Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

The Rafting Trip will end at: River Bend Park.  River Bend Park is located at the end of Rod Beaudry Drive. It is off of Folsom Blvd between Mather Field and Bradshaw. There is a shuttle for those who rent rafts from American River Raft Rentals that can take us back to American River Raft Rentals.  Families do need to get swimmers to the rental site and pick them up there at the end.