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SAAA (Summer Info)

2020 SAAA Summer Season Information

Summer Season runs from April 6th-July 8th, 2020.

We are continually monitoring our ability to start the SAAA season and will provide updates as soon as available.

2020 Summer Registration Information

Registration Dates/Information

  • Online Registration opens for returning families on Feb 24th.
  • Online Registration opens for new families on March 3rd.
  • Pool Registration (fill out insurance forms, pay, and new swimmer eval): March 3, 4, and 10 from 5:30 to 6:30pm.
  • New families should not register online until AFTER their swimmer has been evaluated for group placement
  • New swimmers need to bring a copy of their birth certificate to registration.

EVALUATIONS (Take place during registration):

  • Any swimmer that swam during the 2019 SAAA season does not need to be evaluated.
  • Any swimmer that swam year round at any time since August, or that is currently active on the year-round team does not need to be evaluated.
  • Any swimmer that is new to the team, or that has not swum for the team since April of 2019 needs to be evaluated. Evaluations for new swimmers will be during pool registrations on March 3, 4, and 10 from 5:30 to 6:30pm. Swimmers should bring a suit, goggles, and swim cap if needed.

2020 Parent and Swimmer Expectations and policies


2020 SAAA Summer Season Rates

$100 Team Registration Fee per swimmer  - Checks payable to Oro Valley Swim Team

PLUS

Group Season Fees -Checks payable to Oro Valley Swim Team

Emerald - $225 per swimmer

Ruby -$240 per swimmer

Sapphire/Turquoise Groups -$260 per swimmer

Red/Senior/Topaz Groups - $295 per swimmer

Families with multiple swimmers will receive a 20% discount off the 2nd  swimmer  and a 50% discount of each additional swimmer.   Discount is applied to the swimmer in the less expensive group when swimmers are in different groups.


2020 Season Practice Schedule and Groups

 

 Emerald: Emerald is our standard 8&U group, focusing mostly on improving technique in freestyle and backstroke, learning some basics of butterfly and breaststroke, and having fun. Swimmers must be able to comfortably complete 25 yards in any manner before joining. Practice is offered MWF. Swimmers at this level should attend 2 to 3 practices per week.

 Ruby: Ruby Group is for the typical 9-11 year old swimmer (1 to 3 years of competitive experience). Swimmers will continue to improve their freestyle and backstroke, and spend much more time developing their breaststroke, butterfly, turns, and conditioning. Practice is offered MWF, and swimmers should try to make 2 or 3 practices per week. Swimmers in this group should be able to swim a 100y freestyle at decent speed and without stopping. Swimmers should know or be able to demonstrate some skill with fly or breast before joining this group.

 Sapphire: Sapphire Group is geared towards the average 11-14 year old (2 to 5 years of experience). This group is for swimmers that can legally swim 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. Swimmers should try to attend four practices per week.

Turquoise: Turquoise is an advanced group for year-round swimmers age 9 to 11. Swimmers must meet certain speed and technique requirements and prove their commitment over several seasons before being invited into this group. 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.

Topaz:  Topaz Group is a year-round group designed for advanced and committed 12-14 year olds. Training continues to focus on refining technique along with strengthening the mental and physical skills necessary to excel in the sport of swimming. This group is by coach invite only.

 Senior: Senior Group is our standard group for high school age swimmers. Practice will be offered 7+ times per week, including morning and Saturday practices. Regular attendance is expected at this level.

Red Group: Red Group is for our most committed senior swimmers with a goal of qualifying and preparing for meets outside of Arizona. Practice will be offered 7+ times per week. The Head Coach will speak to eligible swimmers that meet the attendance and speed requirements.


2020 SAAA Swim Meet Schedule

Meet Meet Date Meet Sign-up Deadline Results
Home Meet vs. Fast Thursday May 14th    
Home Meet vs. IR Thursday June 4th    
Away Meet vs. Orcas Tuesday June 9th    
9-18 Invitational Saturday June 13th    
Home Meet vs. VC Thursday June 18th    
Away Meet vs. SVH Tuesday June 23rd    
Home Meet vs SVH Thursday June 25th    
Muppet Meet (8&U) Saturday June 27th    
SAAA Champs Tues July 7th & Wed July 8th Sunday, June 28th  

 

 

Board Members
President - Kim Morris
Vice President - Jen Cosbey-Lewis
Treasurer - Kendra Vossler
Secretary -Erin Evans
Member-At-Large (Volunteer Coordinator) - Michelle Castillo

2020 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!

 

2020 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:

·  April 6th - 1st Day of Practice

·  April 15th & 21st - Team swimsuit fittings & ordering

·  May 6th - Team Photo (tentative date)

·  June 13 – 9-18 Invitational

·  June 27– Muppet Meet (8 & Under swimmers)

· July 7th & 8th -  SAAA Championships

· July 9th - End of Season Banquet (tentative date)