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Hello Polar Bear Families:

Well, it's almost time to register this year for our 2021 swim season. As we said in the last letter, this season will look differently than previous years, but we are doing our best as a board and league to try and have some sort of a season. Therefore, we ask for you patience as we move through these crazy times.

There are a few notable changes. One is we will not be having a March Clinic this year. We have looked at every possibility and we have decided that we need to focus on the health and safety of our swimmers and coaches for the regular season.

We will begin the season on Tuesday April 6, 2021. Registration will begin soon, as we are still discussing the cost of the pool with the City, which could affect the cost of registration. Unfortunately, we will have to limit our age groups to 12 swimmers like last summer. Please note that if this changes all of you will be the first to know. We are hoping we can add more swimmers with more pool time, if possible. Another notable change is we will not be able to start 6 and under practices until the High School season ends due to time constraints and not having enough coaches in the water. However, we are discussing having a Parent and Me option to make it safer for this age group and we the board, are discussing modification of the registration fee as they will have a later start. There are no plans to cut any swimmer due to swimming ability.

At this time, we have no competitions scheduled. The league is keeping this option open for when it safe to do so. We are hoping to at least have virtual competitions (better than none!) This will be our team swimming at our pool and the other team swimming at their pool and comparing times.

The schedule starting in April is as follows:
7/8's- 6:00 to 6:30 pm
9/10's and some 11-12's- 6:30 to 7:30 pm
11/12's, 13/14's and 15/18's (who are not swimming on the High School Team) 7:30-8:30 pm

Again, we would like to thank all the parents and swimmers for their patience. We will continue to keep everyone updated with any changes that affect our season. Please feel free to email with any questions or concerns and the board will get back to you as soon as possible.

Sincerely,
Amador Polar Bear Board



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The Amador Polar Bears has a strong tradition of good citizenship, morality and sportsmanship. For greater than 50 years our team has passed along these values to the next generation of swimmers. Our commitment to excellence in swimming, team spirit and summer fun continue to be a positive influence on the children of Amador County.

As we are a non-profit, run by a board of volunteers, we strongly urge you to take part in our democratic organization and fundraising efforts.

GO POLAR BEARS!!!