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Walnut Creek Aquabears
2019 Fall Swim Program
The Purple Prep group is full.  Please email coachtoddkrohn@gmail.com to get on the waiting list.
• • • • an outstanding opportunity to experience year round competitive swimming at its best • • • •
 
Our stroke development program emphasizes:
Efficient and Technically Sound Strokes
Crisp and Quick Starts, Turns, and Underwaters
Building Endurance with Focus and Purpose
Educating Swimmers for Practice and Race Discipline
All in a Fun, Friendly and Positive Atmosphere
 
 
The WCAB Fall Program runs August 19 through December 30*
 
Practice Group & Time Target Age Swimming Emphasis Cost

Purple Prep

M,T,W,Th,F

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

8&Under

Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.  This group practices 5 times per week and competes in age group meets - prioritizing 'doing it right' over 'doing it fast.'

This group runs through Friday, November 22.

Are you an 8&Under with a legal 100 IM time faster than 1:50?  If yes, then register for the 'Purple' group.

Initial payment
(fees thru 9/30):
$355
plus $45 for seasonal USA-Swimming membership
Monthly dues
starting on 10/1:
$220

Purple

M,T,W,Th,F

5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

10&Under

Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.  This group practices 5 times per week and competes in age group meets - prioritizing 'doing it right' over 'doing it fast,' and learning the concepts that tie practice quality to technical and time-based improvement.  This group is also introduced to goal setting.

This group runs through December 30.

Initial payment
(fees thru 9/30):
$370
plus $45 for seasonal USA-Swimming membership
Monthly dues
starting on 10/1:
$230

Gold

M,T,W,Th,F

5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

11-12's
and
13-14's not yet in high school

Swimmers in this group are instructed in all four strokes, proper starts and underwaters, touch turns, flip turns, and speed development.  This group practices 6 times per week and competes in age group meets.  A greater emphasis is placed on the direct relationship between practice quality, technical improvement, and time-based results.  This group is engaged in group and individual goal setting.

This group runs through December 30.

Initial payment
(fees thru 9/30):
$455
plus $45 for seasonal USA-Swimming membership
Monthly dues
starting on 10/1:
$285
Swimmers in high school should join the Aquabears' Senior Group.
Contact mikeheaney01@gmail.com or click here for more information.
All practices are held at:
Clarke Memorial Swim Center in Heather Farm Park
1750 Heather Drive
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
 
All swimmers will receive an Aquabears team shirt and team cap.
 
All swimmers must be members of USA Swimming.
This $45 membership fee will be charged during the registration process.
 
No pro-rating of fees for days missed.
 
Multi-swimmer discounts:
$30 per month for the 2nd, and any additional swimmers, per family
 

The WCAB Fall Program runs August 19 through December 30*

The LMYA County Meet Eligibility rules (not yet published for Summer 2020) state that a swimmer may participate with a year-round swim team until December 31.

Our fall program will run until December 30.

Monthly dues will be automatically billed on the first of each month, starting October 1.

We realize that not all swimmers will be able to participate through December 30. Any swimmer may stop participating in the program at anytime - however, WCAB requires a 15-day written notification to terminate a fall membership.  For example:  if you would like to stop swimming on October 31, you would need to notify us via email by October 15.

Please email such notification to coachtoddkrohn@gmail.com.

 
 
Fall Session - Important Dates
Date Description
Wednesday, July 31 Online registration opens at aquabears.org (this is the only method of registration).  When the program reaches capacity, swimmers will be placed on a waiting list.
Monday, August 19 First day of practice
Wednesday, September 12 Team Shirt and Cap Handout Day
Thursday, 9/19
Friday, 9/20
Saturday, 9/21
Walnut Festival in Heather Farm Park -
modified practice schedule on 9/19,
no practice on 9/20, 9/21
Friday, November 22 Last day of 'Purple Prep' group practice (Swimmers wishing to continue may continue with Purple group, per coach recommendation).  Modified dues of $165 will be charged for November 'Purple Prep' swimmers.
Monday, December 30 Last day of 'Purple' and 'Gold' group practices.
 
 
Fall Session - Swim Meet Schedule
Dates Meet Location
9/14, 15
TBA Meet
all swimmers eligible for all events
TBA
9/28, 29
LAC C/B/BB+ Meet
all swimmers eligible for all events
Livermore, CA
10/5, 6
OAPB C/B/BB+ Meet
all swimmers eligible for all events
Moraga, CA
10/26, 27
TERA C/B/BB+ Meet
all swimmers eligible for all events
Concord, CA
11/2, 3
SASO Invitational Meet
swimmers eligible for all events
Fairfield, CA
11/16
MP Dual Meet
swimmers eligible for all events
Novato, CA
12/6 to 8
Winter 14&Under Junior Olympics Meet
for swimmers with JO Time Standards
San Jose
12/14, 15
SRVA C/B/BB+ Meet
swimmers eligible for all events
San Ramon
Meets are very important for evaluating improvement and providing motivation.  Although each meet is optional, swimmers should compete at as many of the scheduled meets as possible.  When our team attends meets we must provide timers.  We require each attending family to volunteer for one timing shift - usually 1.5 to  2 hours.