Walnut Creek Aquabears
2021 Fall Swim Program
There is a wide variety of fall swim programs offered in our community. Some are clinic settings. Some are practice groups at the local summer team. Some are adjunct programs at your summer pool attached to a USA Swimming team (but not with their year-round coaches). Some are adjunct programs at the USA Swimming team's pool (but not with their year-round coaches).
We are going to stick with what we do best: simply run a great swim program. We believe the fall is a time to see what our team is like.
Your experience with our team will be best as a full member of our team - practicing in our practice groups, learning and improving with our year-round coaching staff, competing in our meets, and experiencing all our team has to offer. It is our hope that you will look back on this fall and decide to stay with us for the long term - either in December, or next summer, or next fall, or sometime down the line.
This is the ideal time of year to join the team. With the start of a new school year, our groups are resetting. Our oldest and more experienced swimmers have graduated and moved on to college. The top end of our practice groups have just been moved up to the next practice group. Fall is the time of year when each group is resetting and going back to basics for the new swim season.
We offer local summer swimmers a chance to experience our team for the fall: Swimmers may start swimming on Monday, August 23, and leave the team when they choose to.
Please click here to read through our team information. If you decide you would like to swim with us for the fall, then click here to register for the team.
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We do not set the rules for summer team participation. Each local team, league or conference, follows it's own eligibility guidelines. The following is our understanding of the broad local eligibility guidelines, based on what they have been in previous years:
Swimmers in 8th grade and below may swim and compete with the Walnut Creek Aquabears until December 31, 2021 and remain eligible for the 2022 summer season.
Swimmers in 9th grade and above may swim and compete with the Walnut Creek Aquabears until the start of the 2022 High School Swim Season (usually early February - but must compete as unattached swimmers after January 1, 2022) and remain eligible for the 2022 summer season.
Please check with your summer team to confirm their eligibility rules.