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FAQ

 
Frequently Asked Questions

1.  Who do I contact if I have questions?

  • Contact communications@rocklinswimteam.org who can triage your inquiry but email or contact your swimmer's coach directly if it has to do with swim practice or a swim meet.

2. How long is the WAVE Summer recreational swim season?

  • approximately April 1 - approximately July 27

3.  How many days per week is practice offered?

  • It depends on the swim program but WAVE offers practice 5 days per week rain or shine, unless there is a conflict with an RUSD or City of Rocklin scheduled event

4.  How often do swimmers have to practice?

  • We recommend 3 days per week for optimal improvement and benefit, however we understand that many children participate in other sports and activities so practice participation is flexible. Consider the 3 day mark as an average.

5.  What is the practice schedule for the season?

  • We post practice schedules on the team websites.
  • In general, weekday practices during the school year are in the evenings.
  • Once school is on summer break then we have morning practices.
  • In general younger age groups practice early during evening practices- exact times will be decided after returning swimmer registration is complete.

6.  How many swim meets does my swimmer need to participate in to remain eligible?

  • Only WAVE has specific requirement noting swimmers must swim in a minimum of 2 conference meets to be eligible for Championships at the end of the season. In order to remain eligible for Returning Swimmer status, swimmers must swim in a minimum of 3 meets (conference or non-conference). 

7.  Is there a parent participation requirement?

  • Yes, please visit the "Parents" tab and select "Volunteering" or read the team Handbook available in the "Parents" tab by selecting "Documents".

8.  What equipment will my swimmer need for practices and meets?

  • These can be purchased at our Team Store:
    • A sturdy one piece suit for practice for girls and a jammer or racer/speedo for boys. A team suit and team swim cap for meets. 
    • Goggles, caps for hair longer than 2 inches(boys or girls), and fins for ages 7&up are all necessary equipment for practice. It is recommended that swimmers have a tinted pair of goggles, especially for morning practices and meets, when the sun is bright overhead. More detailed information about required equipment will come from Coach prior to the start of practices. 

9.  What will my swimmer need to know/be able to do at WAVE try-outs?

Age Group

Min. Requirement

Ability to demonstrate

6 & Under

  • Enters water freely
  • Comfortable in water (incl deep water)
  • Freestyle 10-15 yards
  • Freestyle 25 yards
  • Backstroke 5-10 yards
  • Ability to dive
  • Ability to float & propel on back
  • Ability to listen and follow directions

7-8 years

  • Freestyle 10-15 yards
  • Backstroke 10-15 yards

 

  • Backstroke 25 yards
  • Breaststroke
  • Butterfly
  • Freestyle flip turn
  • Ability to dive
  • Ability to float & propel on back
  • Ability to listen and follow directions

9-10 years

  • Freestyle 25 yards
  • Backstroke 10-15 yards
  • Knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly
  • Freestyle 50 yards
  • Backstroke 25 yards
  • Breaststroke 25 yards
  • Butterfly 10 yards
  • Freestyle flip turn
  • Ability to dive

11-18 years

  • Freestyle 50 yards
  • Backstroke 50 yards
  • Breaststroke 50 yards

 

  • Free 50 yards
  • Backstroke 50 yards
  • Butterfly 25 yards
  • Freestyle flip turn
  • Backstroke flip turn
  • Ability to dive
  • These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee placement on the team. 

10. What is the refund policy for clinics and summer program?

  • Refunds will only be offered before clinics begin less processing fees.
  • Dates for refunds will be specified on the registration page for the Summer program less processing fees.

11. What ages does Rocklin Swim Team accept?

  • Boys and girls from age 4 to 18.

12. What if my swimmer wants to continue team after Wave season?

  • Learn about Rocklin Mavericks tryouts here   OR
  • Check for registration at Rocklin Wave for Fall Team, Winter Team or March Clinic