March 10, 2022
Welcome to all of our new and returning families! For those of you participating in March clinic, we hope you are having fun so far! For those starting in April, we look forward to meeting you. Please remember our new swimmer assessments are this Saturday, 3/12 from 9am -10:30 at Bella Vista High School. You can come anytime in that window. The new swimmer assessments are only for our new swimmers that are NOT in March clinic. If you are currently in March clinic or are a returning swimmer, you do not need to be assessed because our coaches will be able to place you in the appropriate practice group.
We have 5 practice groups. They are: Sea Turtles, Killer Whales, Purple Penguins, Narwhals, Water Buffalo. Detailed descriptions of each of these groups are in our parent handbook (link on website 2021 is same for 2022). Practice groups are assigned primarily on the basis of experience, ability, and maturity. Swimmers are assigned to groups based on what the coaches believe is best for individual as well as for the group. The week between March clinic and the start of our season (off week 3/25-3/29) our coaches will be finalizing the practice groups. Those assignments will be emailed out that week. If you are participating in March clinic and/or a returning swimmer, you probably have an idea of the group you will be in.
Our regular season kicks off April 4th and practice times have been posted on our website and are listed here.
*Please note – we have a location change for the first 3 weeks of practice, 4/4 -4/24, we will be practicing at Casa Roble High School, 9151 Oak Avenue, Orangevale. This allows us to have more pool time while the BVHS swim team is still using the Bella Vista pool.
Beginning on 4/25 we will come back home at Bella Vista through the end of the season. BVHS swim team will be done and we will have more pool time with the groups separated out (based on size).
April 4 - April 21 @ Casa Roble High School
Sea Turtles/ Killer Whales 5:30 - 6:20 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Purple Penguins 6:10 - 7:30 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Narwhals and Water Buffalo 7:15 - 9:00 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
April 25 through June 9 @ Bella Vista High School
Sea Turtles/ Killer Whales 5:00 - 5:45 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Purple Penguins 5:35 - 6:40 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Narwhals 6:25 - 7:45 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
Water Buffalo 7:30 - 9:00 Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
June 13 – July 22 @Bella Vista High School and will move to 5 days a week Monday – Friday. Times should be the same with potential for 1-2 morning practices. TBD soon!
Our full meet schedule is also posted on our website. For our new families, all of our swimmers are eligible to swim at our Champs meet and is the most exciting! Please make sure to save those dates too!