Trainee Sessions are classes meant for those who are brand new to synchronized swimming ages five and up. They are offered throughout the spring and summer and are designed to feed into our year-round program that starts mid-September of each year. It is recommended that you attend a Try It Day first before signing up for a Trainee Session, but it is not required.
Trainee Sessions 1,2,3 in June, July and August run four to five weeks long, and practice takes place Monday, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 5:00-6:30 pm at the Clarke Memorial Swim Center at Heather Farm. Price is $275 for Sessions 1,2,4 and $375 for session 3 because it includes performing in our annual Fall Show. The sessions are timed so that your swimmer can still participate in summer rec swim team programs. Athletes who participate in at least Trainee Session #3 are eligible to swim in our iconic Fall Swim Show, which runs over four nights from Thursday through Sunday, Labor Day weekend. Athletes who participate in the swim show session will get to keep the swim costume designed for them for the show.
To participate in Trainee Sessions, swimmers must be comfortable in deep water and able to swim 50 yards(2 lengths of the pool) unassisted.
**All dates are subject to change depending on the current COVID-19 regulations. WCA will take all precautions possible for the safety of each participant including wearing a mask when not in the water and participants maintaining a distance of 6-10ft apart. Each session will have a max of 12 participants. Interested participants beyond this amount will be wait-listed, and we will do our best to form a second class possibly on different days/times. Please email Kristen: firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
2020 Trainee Session Dates:
Session 1: June 1-25
Session 2: June 29-July 23
Session 3: Aug 3-27 **The 2020 Fall Show has been canceled due to COVID-19, so the Trainee session 3 fee will be $275**
Session 4: Sept 8- Oct 1