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Springdarts

SPRINGDARTS 2019

DART at Davis Aquadarts offers spring swimming options at Community Pool for novice and intermediate swimmers. We offer two sessions for Springdarts 2019. Our 12-week session is March 11-May 31.  Our 8-week session runs from April 8-May 31. 

 

Our popular swim lesson program is offered through our DART Swim School during the spring and fall months.  Please check here for information on DART Swim School. Swim School is offered TWTH April 9 through May 30 at Community Pool.

 

Registration for Springdarts and DART Swim School are now open and remain open for registration until full; once a session fills, you can sign up for the wait list.  The link for registration is HERE . 

 

Springdart Practice Options: Practices are offered on Monday through Friday. Swimmers register for one session, and may only attend that session.

Group

Age

Time

Session Dates

Minimum skills needed

Fees*

12 week Bronze

K-3rd grade

3:15-4:00

3/11-5/31

25 yards freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards backstroke

$486

8 week Bronze

K-3rd grade

3:15-4:00

4/8-5/31

25 yards freestyle with side breathing and 25 yards backstroke

$376

12 week Silver

4th-8th grade

4:00-5:00

3/11-5/31

50 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 50 yards backstroke

$524

 

8 week Silver

4th-8th grade

4:00-5:00

4/8-5/31

50 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 50 yards backstroke

$398

8 week Bronze Silver combo

2nd-5th grade

5:00-6:00

4/8-5/31

50 yards of freestyle with side breathing and 50 yards backstroke

$398

8 week Gold 7th+ grade 6:00-7:30  4/8-5/31

Must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 100 yards of backstroke, and must have familiarity of breaststroke and butterfly. 

$440
12-week Gold 7th+ grade

5:00-6:30 thru 4/6

6:00-7:30 4/8-5/31

3/11-5/31

Must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 100 yards of backstroke, and must have familiarity of breaststroke and butterfly.  

$592

New this spring  –  Pre-Bronze!  Offered through Dart Swim School, this is for swimmers in K-3rd grade and is designed for swimmers who wish to develop the skills needed for advancement to the Aquadart Bronze group. The primary focus will be on kicking, freestyle and backstroke with additional emphasis on streamlines, turns, and starts.  Swimmers must have the following skills to be in this group:

  • Kick 20 yards with a kickboard unassisted
  • Swim 20 yards of freestyle with breathing, unassisted
  • Swim 20 yards of backstroke, unassisted

There will be 2 four-week sessions offered this spring: April 9-May 2, and May 7-May 30.  Classes are at Community Pool from 5:15-6:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with optional Fun meets on some Friday afternoons.  Cost is $185/session. Register through Dart Swim School. 

 

SPRINGDART FEE INFORMATION

Fees include a team t-shirt, swim cap, USA annual registration, and fees for Davis AA Meet at Arroyo Pool on April 27-28.There is a 3rd child discount for all families (same household) with 3 or more children; the cost is half of the regular fee for the third and any subsequent children. You must pay the full amount for all children when applying; we will refund you the difference after registration.  The discount is applied to the swimmer with the lowest fees. We will also discount you the USA registration fee if you paid it in the fall of 2018.

Scholarship applications and information can be found at this link. In addition, USA swimming now has an Outreach program which offers the USA Swimming registration fee of $7.00. This membership operates like the traditional USA membership and is valid from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2018. To qualify for the Outreach Athletic registration, the athlete’s family must meet the eligibility requirements of one of the following: Cal Works, Covered California/Medi-Cal, Homeless Coalition, Family income at or below state poverty level, Individual Free School Lunch Program, Section 8 housing or Snap. If you think your family may qualify, please contact Miriam Fisk at dartatdavis@hotmail.com for more information.

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • There are no mandatory practice requirements; swimmers can attend as often as they wish.
  • Practices are offered Monday through Friday. 

 

SPRINGDART EVENTS

Swim meets

  • FRIDAY FUN MEETS, which are optional low-key fun meets, will be offered from 4-5:30 pm on three  Fridays in April and May. There are no fees for these meets.
  • DAVIS AA+ MEET: Aquadarts hosts an annual spring meet at Arroyo Pool on April  27-28. All Springdart swimmers in Bronze and Silver should attend; fees are included in registration fees.
  • DAVIS SPRING OLYMPICS: Held at Community Pool on Friday, May 31.  Annual fun team Olympics to finish off the spring season.

Dive and Turn Clinics will be held at practices on Fridays when we don’t have Friday Fun meets. These are held at regular practice times, and are followed by Friday Fun Day games and water activities.

Practices will be held on Tuesday through Friday during Spring Break (3/25-29).  There is no practice on Monday, 3/24 and on Tuesday May 21 (team photo day).  All Springdarts are encouraged to join in photo day.

A New Parent Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 11 from 7-8 pm at Civic Pool.  We have found this meeting to be very helpful for all new swimming families and hope all parents will be able to attend. 

Private lessons, which are one-on-one coaching for 30 minute sessions with Aquadart staff, are also available by request. Cost per session is $30. Send inquiries to aquadartswimlessons@gmail.com.

 

Questions?  Please contact Carolee at caroleebgregg@gmail.com or Miriam at dartatdavis@hotmail.com.