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SAAA (Summer Info)

2021 SAAA Summer Season Information

Summer Season runs from April 5th-Mid July 2021

 

2021 Summer Registration Information

Registration Tiers

  • Tier 1 - Families with at least one swimmer that has been active since June of 2020. This Tier includes all current active year-round swimmers, anyone that swam in the Fall or Winter of 2020, any swimmers that participated in the 2020 summer season, or siblings. Tier 1 families should have already received an email with registration instructions. If you have not please contact the board at [email protected]
  • Tier 2 - Includes families that participated between April of 2019 and March of 2020 or any that signed up for summer 2020 but did not end up participating due to COVID. Tier 2 will begin registration on March 15th. Instructions will be emailed shortly before the registration perdod begins.
  • Tier 3 - Is for any new families (if space is still available). Please email the board at [email protected] to be added to the email list to receive registration instructions and more info about Tier 3 registration. 

Registration Dates:

  • Tier 1 Electronic Registration opens on March 5
  • Tier 2 Electronic Registration opens on March 15
  • Pool Registration (hand in paperwork, pay and new swimmer evaluations): March 11th, March 17th, March 23rd from 4-5:30pm
  • New families should not complete the provided Electronic Registration until AFTER we have confirmed space and their swimmer has been evaluated for group placement
  • New swimmers need to bring a copy of their birth certificate to pool registration.

EVALUATIONS for Group Placement:

  • Returning Tier 1 swimmers do not need to be evaluated for group placement.
    • New siblings or any siblings that have not swam since before June of 2020 need to be evaluated
  • Tier 2 swimmers, siblings and any new swimmers will need to be evaluated for group placement
  • Evaluations  will be during pool registrations on March 11, 17, and 23 from 4:00 to 5:30pm. Swimmers should bring a suit, goggles and towel. Swimmers with longer hair should bring a swim cap if needed.

2021 Parent and Swimmer Expectations and policies

2021 Policy Agreement Form

2021 SAAA Waiver Form

 


2021 SAAA Summer Season Rates

$110 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.


2021 Season Practice Schedule and Groups

Practice Schedule: In previous years we had a flexible range of how many swimmer we could allow into each group. Due to COVID safety precautions, we have a firm limit to the number of swimmers we can have in a lane. This makes it impossible to optimize a practice schedule without first knowing hwo many swimmers we have at different levels. Until we get a solid idea of the number of swimmers we have at each level, the best we can do is narrow down a window of time that your swimmer will likely be practicing.

Emerald Between 5:30-6:30pm Minimum of 3 practices per week
Ruby Between 4:30 and 6:30pm Minimum of 3 practices per week
Sapphire Between 4:30 and 6:30pm Minimum of 4 practices per week
Turquoise Between 4:15 and 6:30pm 5+ Practices per week
Senior Tentatively 6:30-8pm 5+ Practices per week
Red 6:30-8pm most days 5+ Practices per week
Black Tentatively 4:00-5:30pm 5+ practices per week

 

 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.

 

 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.

Black/Red Group: Black & Red Groups 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.


2021 SAAA Swim Meet Schedule

Meet Meet Date Meet Sign-up Deadline Results
       

 

 

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

2021 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!

 

2021 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 5th - 1st Day of Practice

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