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Summerdarts

Summerdarts

 

Summerdarts, offered by the Davis Aquadarts, is an eight-week summer swim team for children ages five through teens.  Swim practices emphasize the introduction and improvement of stroke skills, water fitness, water games, and introduction to competition in a fun atmosphere.  Hour-long practices are offered M-F with no mandatory attendance requirements. Practices are geared for swimmers of all ability levels, from novice to experienced. Optional swim meets will be held on weekends and some evenings throughout the summer.

Some practice sessions offer workouts specifically for teens that are designed to improve overall fitness and swimming techniques in a fun, social setting geared to their age group. 

Minidarts: Younger swimmers ages 4-6 can join our Minidarts program. 30-minute sessions are held at Community Pool on T-W-TH from June 23-July 30. Coaches work with children in small groups, teaching them swim skills and the four swim strokes, engage them in fun swim games, and introduce them to swim team and swim meets. Optional swim meets are offered. 

 

WORKOUT GROUPS AND TIMES

Summerdart Practices:

Daily practices June 15th – August 5 (no practice July 3)

Swimmers must be age six by 9/1/15

Each swimmer may register for one of the following practice times:

 

Community Pool*

Age 10-Teens

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Community Pool **

Ages 5-12

10:00-11:00 a.m.

Community Pool **

Ages 5-12

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Community Pool **

Ages 5-12

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Civic Pool

Ages 5-12

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Civic Pool

Ages 5-12

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Civic Pool

Ages 5-12

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Civic Pool

Ages 5-14

5:00-6:00 p.m.

*Returning and experienced 8 and 9 year olds can join at this time with coach approval            

**15 spots at each session are reserved for families with siblings doing Minidarts at a similar time.

 

Minidart Practices:

 

T/W/TH June 23 - July 30

 

Swimmers must be age 4 by 9/1/14

 

Community Pool

Ages 4-5

10:10-10:40 a.m.

Community Pool

Ages 4-5

10:50-11:20 a.m.

Community Pool

Ages 4-5

2:50-3:20 p.m.

Community Pool

Ages 4-5

3:30-4:00 p.m.

Community Pool

Ages 4-5

4:10-4:40 p.m.

Community Pool

Ages 4-5

4:50-5:20 p.m.

 

All practice times are subject to change if they do not meet the minimum numbers required to fill them.

 

 

HOW TO REGISTER

 

  1. Fill out and print a registration form electronically.  Forms will be available online HERE soon. They will also be available at Registration Night.
  2. Turn in forms at Registration Night, held on Tuesday April 14 or Wednesday April 15 from 6-8 pm at the Brady Pool Room Building at Civic Center Pool. You may attend either night.
  3. If your child does not require an evaluation then you do not need to attend registration night. Minidarts, teenagers, and returning swimmers age 10 and older with coach’s approval do not need an evaluation. You may register instead by April 15 with one of the following methods:
  • Mail or hand-deliver to Carolee Gregg, 539 Antioch Drive, Davis, 95616.  If hand-delivering, please place in mail slot in front of garage. 
  • Email your forms to davissummerdarts@gmail.com and pay on PayPal on www.aquadarts.org. (click on Donate/Pay Fees on front page; you need to note Summerdarts under the description).

 

SWIM EVALUATIONS

At registration swimmers will be scheduled for a swim evaluation to facilitate proper group placement within their workout time and to determine readiness for the program. Evaluations will be held May 16-22nd at Civic Center Pool. At these evaluations, swimmers must demonstrate the following skills to be eligible for Summerdarts:

 

  • Familiarity of freestyle (ability to swim 15 feet, with breathing, unaided)
  • Familiarity of backstroke (ability to swim 15 feet, unaided)
  • Bobs (rhythmic breathing)
  • Kicking with a kickboard
  • Comfort of swimming in all areas/depths of water

 

Minidarts do not need a swim evaluation, but must have the following swim skills to participate:

  • Comfortable in the water
  • Bobbing (rhythmically breathing with face in and out of the water while standing in water or holding on to side)
  • Willing to put face in the water and float comfortably
  • Ability to take one or more breaths while floating and/or kicking with a kickboard
  • Willing to attempt floating on back

 

Swimmers who do not meet the minimum swim skill level will receive a full refund.

 

 

SWIM MEETS

The Summerdart meet dates, times, and locations will be posted here soon.

The Davis City Championships swim meet will be held on the following days:

  • Thursday, Aug. 6                       4:00-8:00 p.m.                       Community Pool
  • Friday, Aug. 7                            4:00-8:00 p.m.                       Community Pool
  • Saturday, Aug. 8                        8:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m              Community Pool

 

All swim meets are optional.  In addition, there is an end of the season pool party on Saturday, August 8, from 5-8 p.m. at Community Pool.

 

All swimmers will be enrolled and assigned to practice times using the following priority system:

1st Priority:     Returning swimmers

2nd Priority:    Returning families (siblings were on team before)

3rd Priority:     New swimmers

4th Priority:     All swimmers enrolling after April 15

 

After all forms have been collected, practice times will be chosen based on priority and if needed, lottery.  Swimmers will be notified of their practice time by May 15.

 

FEES AND REFUND POLICY

Fees for the 2015 Summerdart session are $290.00. Fees for Minidarts are $220.00. 

 

Fees are due and payable in full at the time of registration. No refunds will be made without a medical excuse or the coach’s permission. There is a non-refundable fee of $50.00 should a refund be granted.   Enrollment is non-transferable and cannot be prorated based on vacations or partial attendance.  Families enrolling three or more swimmers from the same household qualify for a third swimmer discount.

 

Scholarship applications are available by request and at registration night.  Scholarships or payment schedules must be received by April 27 to be considered. You are required to pay a minimum of $50 per swimmer at the time of registration.

 

 

SUMMERDART HEAD COACH

Carolee Gregg                      758-DART     davissummerdarts@gmail.com