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As a member team of USA Swimming, the Chico AquaJets swim team is further governed by and has responsibilities to local representatives of USA Swimming, our Local Swimming Committee (LSC), which in our area is Sierra Nevada Swimming. This LSC is comprised of approximately 50 teams and extends from Sacramento to the Oregon border. USS through Sierra Nevada Swimming sanctions most of the swim meets, which CAJ attends. Age groups are with events for both boys and girls in each age group:

  • 8 and under
  • 10 and under
  • 11-12
  • 13-14
  • 15-16
  • 17-18

From an extensive schedule, the coaching staff chooses a Team Meet per month during the fall and spring seasons, held mainly in the Sacramento area, and two Team Meets per month during the summer season, which are held around the North Valley area. The Chico AquaJets host two home swim meets, one in June and the other in August, and all CAJ swimmers are asked to participate in our team hosted meets. Although competitive participation is optional at all swim meets, CAJ swimmers are encouraged to enter as many as possible not only for contribution to the team effort but as a tool to measure individual progress.

        

CAJ is also a member of the North Valley Aquatic League (NVAL), which is made up of swim teams in Northern California. NVAL sponsored dual meets are held on Wednesday evening during the summer. Summer swimmers are especially encouraged to participate in the dual meets, since they are against another North Valley summer team. They prove to be a lot of fun as well as provide great experience for the beginning competitive swimmer. The NVAL Championships held in August is the culmination of the summer league activities, and determines the League champion. It is hoped that ALL CAJ swimmers will participate in what has become the highlight of the summer swim season.