Swimmers needing to be evaluated for group placement MUST attend registration with a swimsuit and goggles for their evaluation.
2018 SAAA Summer Season Rates
$100 Team Registration Fee per swimmer- Checks payable to Oro Valley Swim Team
Group Season Fees -Checks payable to Town of Oro Valley
Emerald/Ruby/ -$195 per swimmer
Sapphire/Gold/Turquoise Groups -$220 per swimmer
Red/Senior/Topaz Groups - $245 per swimmer
Families with multiple swimmers will receive a 10% discount off each additional swimmer. Discount is applied to the swimmer in the less expensive group when swimmers are in different groups.
2018 Season Practice Schedule and Groups
Emerald: This is our standard 8&U group, focusing mostly on improving technique in freestyle and backstroke and having fun. Practice is offered three days per week. Swimmers must be able to complete 25 yards unassisted and be able to swim a short distance on their backs before joining.
Ruby: Ruby Group is for the typical 9-10 year old swimmer (1 to 3 years of experience). Swimmers will continue to improve their freestyle and backstroke. They will also spend much more time developing their breaststroke, butterfly, turns, and conditioning. Practice is offered three days per week.
Sapphire: Sapphire Group is geared towards the average 11-12 year old (2 to 5 years of experience). This group is for swimmers that know all four strokes. Technique will continue to be refined and more intensity will be added to their training. Practice is offered 5 days per week.
Topaz: Topaz Group is designed for advanced and committed 11-12 year olds. Training will focus on establishing a solid mental, physical, and technical foundation to prepare these athletes for long term success in the sport of swimming. This group is for year-round swimmers only. Swimmers should speak with the coaches about attendance, skill, and speed requirements.
Gold: This group is for experienced swimmers (age 11-14). This group is designed to start preparing swimmers for Senior level training. Swimmers must be capable of handling the given workouts. Swimmers should be making most of the 5 afternoon practices per week.
Senior: This group is for our high school age swimmers. Practices will usually be offered 7+ times per week.
Red Group: This group is for our most committed senior swimmers. Swimmers must have 3+ Sectional Qualifying times or 1 Sectional time and an average of 7+ attendances per week. Practice will be offered 7+ times per week. There are attendance requirements for this group.
2018 SAAA Swim Meet Schedule
||Meet Sign-up Deadline
|Home vs. Fast
||Thurs. May 17th
||Fri. May 11th
|Away vs. Tucson Country Club
||Tues. June 5th
||Wed, May 30th
|Home vs. Ventana Canyon
||Thurs. June 7th
||Fri. June 1st
|Away vs. Sabino Vista Hills
||Tues. June 12th
||Wed. June 6th
|Home vs. Continental Ranch
||Thurs. June 14th
||Fri. June 8th
||Sat. June 16th
||Thur. June 7th
|Away vs. Highland Vista
||Tues. June 26th
||Wed. June 20th
|Home vs. Sabino Vista Hills
||Thurs. June 28th
||Fri. June 22nd
|8&U Muppet Meet
||Sat. June 30th
||Thur. June 21nd
||Wed July 18th & Thurs. July 19th
||Wed. July 4th
President - Amy Boynton
Vice President - Kim Morris
Treasurer - Jim Oetter
Secretary -Jen Cosbey-Lewis
Member-At-Large (Volunteer Coordinator) - Kendra Vossler
2018 Sponsorship Letter
If your family owns a business or knows of someone who would be willing to sponsor the Oro Valley Swim Team this summer, we would greatly appreciate it! We have five different levels of sponsorship available. Your participation as a sponsor will positively impact the more than 100 swimmers who come together each summer as Oro Valley Pirates and your company will receive exposure to these families. We look forward to having you aboard! Please read or pass on the attached Sponsor Letter and complete the required information if you are willing to help us out!
2018 Important Dates
We are working on putting together a Season-At-A-Glance sheet, but in the meantime, there are a few dates we are certain of:
· March 19th- April 1st Pay Season Fee at OVAC front desk
· April 2nd - 1st Day of Practice
· May 9th- Team Picture*
· June 16 – 9-18 Invitational
· June 30– Muppet Meet (8 & Under swimmers)
· July 18 & 19 - SAAA Championships
· July 20- End of Season Banquet*