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New Family Information

 

NEW FAMILY INFORMATION

 

The Seals team is a 100% parent run organization and is a member of the Irvine Swim League (ISL). The league’s purpose is to promote safe, friendly competition with an emphasis on participation and individual improvement for Irvine youth. Safety, proper swimming strokes and sportsmanship are taught. The ISL rules govern the conduct of all swim meets.

The Seals swim team is one of 20 teams in the league. Each team can have up to 130 swimmers and is open to Irvine resident swimmers ages 5-18 (by June 1 of the current year). All new swimmers must provide proof of age and 2 forms of proof of residency.

 

Although we do not hold try-outs, we are NOT a “learn to swim” team. Swimmers must be able to swim across a 25 yard pool lap. Young swimmers will participate in 25 yard races and older swimmers will participate in 50 yard and 100 yard races.

 

The season is typically 10 weeks, usually starting the first week of June. The Seals team participates in 5 regular swim meets and one Championship meet during the season. All meets are held in the city of Irvine, typically on Saturday mornings. Additionally, we hold a “practice meet” the week before our first official swim meet to provide exposure to the meet environment and to establish a benchmark time for each event. 

 

The Seals team practices Monday through Friday at Woollett Aquatics Center located at 4601 Walnut Avenue, Irvine, CA 92604. Practice times are typically from 3:00-3:45pm, 3:45-5:00pm, 5:00-6:00pm depending on age of swimmer. These times may be subject to change, and final age group breakdown will be determined based on registration numbers in each age group.

Since the team IS 100% parent run, volunteering is the backbone of our team's success over the years. Volunteering is a condition of membership that every family must adhere to. We will be collecting a deposit of $100 from each family. In the event the family does not fulfill their volunteer requirements, or misses a shift they have committed to, we will cash the check.

 

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