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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. What are your competitive teams and how long is the season?

  • WAVE Team tryout is 3rd Saturday in March and season is April thru July (athlete age per June 15th).
  • MAVERICKS Team has year-round tryouts and season is September thru August (age determined by current calendar date).

3.  How many days per week is practice offered for Splash, Wave, Mavericks?

  • Splash Pre-Team practices 4 days, Monday thru Thursday.
  • WAVE Team practices 5 days, Monday thru Friday.
  • MAVERICKS Team practices 5-6 days, Monday thru Saturday depending on practice group.

4.  How often do swimmers have to practice?

  • Three days per week for optimal improvement and benefit as an average but the more the better.

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.

6.  How many swim meets are required for swimmer team participation?

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

7.  Is there a parent participation requirement?

  • Yes all teams have a need for parents to participate in fundraising for our non-profit.   The WAVE and MAVERICKS  teams have additional volunteerism as listed under the website "Parents" tab by select the subtab "Volunteering" or read the team Handbook available in the "Parents" tab by selecting "Documents".
  • WAVE team predominantly requires parents to volunteer by committee to fulfill their volunteer hours with opportunity to serve as Rocklin Swim Team Board members.
  • Rocklin MAVERICKS predominantly requires parents to volunteer as timers or USA Swim Officials with opportunity to serve as Rocklin Swim Team Board members. 

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 girls and a jammer or racer/speedo for boys. A team suit and team swim cap for meets. 
    • Goggles, swim 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?

  • These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee placement on the team. 

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

10. What is the refund policy for clinics and other aquatics programs?

  • Refunds will be honored (minus $25 processing fee) for programs until 3 days prior to the start of the class or program and for March Clinic no refunds after March 1st.
  • Refunds are specified on the registration pages less processing fees.

11. What ages does Rocklin Swim Team accept?

  • Boys and girls up to age 18 and swim lessons accept parent-toddler thru adult participants.

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

  • Learn about Rocklin Mavericks fall and winter introductory sessions which require no tryouts but swimmers able to swim 50 yards unassisted.  You can also learn about Rocklin Mavericks tryouts here .

13. Team events and how do I find out when things are happening?

  • All swim meets and social events are posted on the website Calendar and in lower section of homepage under Events.  Update your account with current email, phone and SMS Text numbers so email and text reminders are received.  A bulletin board is also updated on the pool deck. 

14. Where can I connect with other parents to car pool, share pictures etc??

  • Check out the team facebook “Rocklin Swim Team” or Instagram “Rocklin_Swim_Team” page, where you can post pictures and get info.  You also have access to a member directory by clicking on “members” located in the top left-hand corner of the home page of our website.  Please note:  This information is only available to registered members of the team.  To access a team roster, you must be signed in to the website.  

15. What is the name of that app that provides meet results?

·         Meet Mobile (iPhoneAndroid) - it links to the software used to run meets (Meet Manager) and allows for near real-time publishing of meet results.

 

16. Why can't I see some things like "Docs" or "Social Events" or "Swimmer Times" on the site?

  • You have to SIGN IN  to see some of the details on our team website.

17. Once on the website what do I do on the site?

·         Check calendar for "events"  

·         Watch the posts listed under "news"

·         Sign up for jobs at "swim meets"

·         See results from past meets

·         Link to our Facebook and Instagram pages