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2018 SPRING SWIMMING INFORMATION

Hello Swim Team Families,

Registration opens February 2, 2018

We are excited to announce our 2018 SPRING Steamboat Springs Swim Team Program. The Spring program is open to all returning swimmers and new swimmers with a tryout. We are offering 5 Spring Team options for swimmers to work on technique, fundamentals, and conditioning to get ready for the summer season. 

NEW-The 2018 Spring Season will run for 6 weeks this year from March 13- April 21. The 2017 program last year was 5 weeks.  Payment plans are available for all groups at no additional charge.

TRYOUTS: Tryouts for new swimmers will be Feb 27th, March 1st and March 2nd after school.

Please go to this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1XXYp3khz9PA1Um8Ers3FAn0XUPt1Xo3v7i7ePzliVis/edit?usp=sharing to sign up for a tryout.  Parents can also sign up their new swimmer under the TRYOUT Tab at the top of the page at www.steamboatswimteam.com. All new swimmers must pass a tryout before registering online for the team.

Please contact Head Coach Patti Worsley at coachpatti@steamboatswimteam.com or (970) 457-1201 with any questions about group placement or eligibility.

Spring Programs

  1. PRE-LIGHTNING (Development Team)

This introductory development level program is a lead-in to summer Lightning swimming, with an emphasis on technique, fundamentals, and confidence in the water. Swimmers should expect to swim between 300- 500 yards per practice. This group is open to NEW Lightning SSST swimmers ages 6 and up. New swimmers please log onto www.steamboatswimteam.com to sign up for a TRYOUT. All swimmers must pass a tryout before registering for this group. This program is designed for swimmers who plan to continue on to summer swimming with the Lightning Development Team. Minimum requirements: 15 yds. freestyle, 15 yds. float/ kick on back and 25 yds. kick with a board. Swimmers should be able to breathe to the side on freestyle. All swimmers who pass the tryouts please register under the Lightning Group. We do not offer a separate Pre-Lightning registration.

  • Coach: Lead- Andrew Floyd and Darcy Simon
  • March 13, 2018 - April 20, 2018
  • Practice times: 4:00-5:00 p.m.; Monday and Thursday
  • Registration $ 112 through 3/12
  • Registration $ 137 after 3/12
  • $70- 2018 USA Swimming registration required. This registration is good for all of 2018.
  1. LIGHTNING (Development Team)

This development level program is a lead-in to summer swimming, with an emphasis on technique, fundamentals, and good practice habits. Swimmers should expect to swim between 500-800 yards per practice. This group is open to returning Lightning swimmers and new SSST swimmers ages 6 and up. New swimmers please log onto www.steamboatswimteam.com for TRYOUT sign up. This program is designed for swimmers who plan to continue on to summer swimming with the Lightning Development Team or the Bronze Competitive Team. Minimum requirements: 25 yds. freestyle, 25 yds. float/ kick on back and 50 yds. kick with a board.

  • Coach: Lead- Andrew Floyd
  • March 13, 2018 - April 19, 2018
  • Practice times: 4:00-5:00 p.m.; Monday and Thursday
  • Registration $ 112 through 3/12
  • Registration $ 137 after 3/12
  • $70- 2018 USA Swimming registration required (unless your child is already registered for 2018).  This registration is good for all of 2018.
  1. BRONZE (Competitive Team)

The Bronze program is designed for swimmers ages 8 and up who have participated in our Lightning or Bronze team before. New swimmers are also welcome with a tryout. Swimmers must be able to swim 75 free without touching the bottom of the pool or stopping, 50 backstroke and have a basic knowledge of butterfly and breaststroke. Emphasis will be on stroke technique, endurance, turns and starts. Swimmers should be expected to swim between 800- 1200 yards per practice.

  • Coach: Lead- Darcy Simon
  • March 14, 2018 - April 19, 2018
  • Practice times: 5:00-6:15 p.m.; Monday, Wednesday and Thursday (1st 15 min are dryland)
  • The Bronze program is 15 minutes longer per practice this year.
  • Registration $156 through 3/12
  • Registration $181 after 3/12
  • $70- 2018 USA Swimming registration required (unless your child is already registered for 2018).  This registration is good for all of 2018.

                 4.  SILVER-RED (Competitive Team)

The Silver- Red program is open to new and returning swimmers ages 9 and up. The Red program is combined with the Silver group and opened to adaptive swimmers ages 9 and up. All new swimmers must sign up for a tryout at www.steamboatswimteam.com. Swimmers in this level will be expected to train between 1200- 2500 yards per day. Emphasis will be on endurance, technique, starts, turns, intervals and reading the clock.

  • Coach: Lead: Bryan Ladrow
  • March 13, 2017 - April 20, 2018
  • Practice times:
  • 4:00-5:45 p.m.; Tuesday (1st 15 min are dryland plus an extra 30 min of swimming)                                 
  • 4:00-5:15 p.m.; Wednesday & Friday (1st 15 min are dryland)
  • The Silver-Red program is 45 minutes longer on Tuesdays and 15 minutes longer on W and F.
  • Registration $205 through 3/12
  • Registration $230 after 3/12
  • $70- 2018 USA Swimming registration required (unless your child is already registered for 2018).  This registration is good for all of 2018.
  1. SENIOR and GOLD (Competitive Team)

This program is open to all returning Senior and Gold swimmers age 11 and up and will primarily focus on refining technique, building endurance, and training & race strategy…and of course we will have lots of fun too!  All State level and higher swimmers should plan to attend all practices and dryland. All other swimmers are encouraged to attend a minimum of 4 to 5 practices per week (depending on swimming level). Gold- Min. 4, Senior- Expected to make a strong effort to attend all 5 practices. Tuesdays and Fridays- swimmers will be strongly encouraged to participate in suggested dryland options on their own that include, running, spinning, hiking, yoga, Pilates and fitness classes. Coach Patti will provide a list of suggested options. This is the time to build core strength, power and flexibility in preparation for the upcoming summer season. Coach Patti is expecting that all swimmers take this extra time to work hard on their own on their dryland so that they are strong and fit and ready for the summer session. New swimmers are welcome with a tryout.

  • Coach: Lead- Head Coach Patti Worsley
  • March 13 - April 22, 2018
  • Practice times:
  • Monday and Wednesday, 3:45-6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday AM 5:30- 6:30 a.m.
  • Thursday, 4:00-6:00 p.m. 
  • Saturday, 8:15-10:00 a.m. 
  • (Dryland- Monday and Wednesday from 3:45-4:25 p.m. with Marietta) 
  • We have added extra swim practice time on Thursday and Saturday this year.
  • Registration $300 through 3/12
  • Registration $325 after 3/12
  • $70- 2018 USA Swimming registration required (unless your child is already registered for 2018).  This registration is good for all of 2018.

 

The entire SSST staff is very excited about the Spring program and we can't wait to see you back at the pool! Please feel free to contact me with any questions

Kindest regards,

Head Coach Patti Worsley and Team

Steamboat Springs Swim Team

coachpatti@steamboatswimteam.com

(970) 457-1201

 

 
    
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