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Program Description

2019 JR. OTTER PROGRAM

June 3rd through July 13th

The Jr. Otter program is a developmental swim program for children ages 4-6 (age on June 15, 2019) who are water safe but may not be ready for the full swim team experience. Over 6 weeks children will be taught the skills to become effective in swimming freestyle and backstroke. Many children will progress to diving and all will have the opportunity to swim at our home meet at the Folsom Aquatic Center on July 13, 2019. Each practice will start and/or end with a game or fun activity.

This program has a capacity for 20 swimmers who will be working with 5 coaches (1 Head or Assistant Coach and 4 Swimmer Coaches).  The instructional pool will be used which has a depth of 3.5 feet. It is heated and supervised by an Aquatic Center lifeguard. Parents will need to stay at the pool for the duration of practice. Practice will be held daily Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:15am - 9:00am.

This program is recommended when kids struggle to pass our Water Safety Check (WSC).  Proficient swimmers who pass our WSC under the required time are ready for swim team and will not benefit from this program.  They will be asked to register for the FSO team.  Swimmers who completed one year of JR Otters are not eligible to participate in the JRs program more than once and are asked to join our regular team.

MANDATORY WATER SAFETY CHECK

Prior to the start of the program, children will need to demonstrate they can be safe in the water by participating in the Water Safety Check. Coaches will evaluate participant’s ability to swim a 1/2 lap (12.5 yards), demonstrating they are water safe and able to take a breath. Please have your swimmer come ready to swim in a suit, and bring a towel and change of clothes, if needed. Goggles and swim caps are optional, not required. The Water Safety Check will take place rain or shine, at the Folsom Aquatic Center, Wednesday, April 3rd from 6pm – 8pm.

REFUND/DROP POLICY

Swimmers who are assessed as not being ready for the program will receive a full refund, less a $20 processing fee. Swimmers who decide to leave the program and provide written notice to the Folsom Sea Otter Board prior to June 3, 2019 shall receive a 50% refund of their registration fee. No refunds will be given on/after June 3, 2019.

2019 REGISTRATION FEE

$275 per swimmer. Fee includes an FSO team T-shirt and end of the year swim participation award.

2019 JUNIOR OTTER CALENDAR

April 2 & 3 (make up)

6:00pm – 7:30pm

Mandatory Water Safety Assessment - Folsom Aquatic Center

June 3

8:15am

Jr. Otter Parent Orientation at Aquatic Center (during practice)

June 7

8:30am - 11:00am

Team Picture and Rally Day

June 3 - July 13

8:15am - 9:00am

Practice - Monday/Wednesday/Friday 

June 20

7:30pm - 9:00pm

FSO Laps Event

July 4

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NO PRACTICE

July TBD

During practice

Coach Appreciation Day

July 13

mid-meet

FSO vs. SS – JR Otters Exhibition Swim

July 18

6:00pm – 8:00pm

FSO Carbo Night - Join your fellow Otters to rally for Champs!

July 23

6:30pm – 8:30pm

FSO Awards Night and Family swim at Aquatic Center