Swimmers needing to be evaluated for group placement MUST attend registration with a swimsuit and goggles to be prepared to get in the water for their evaluation.
2019 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/Turquoise Groups -$220 per swimmer
Red/Senior/Topaz Groups - $245 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.
2019 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.
2019 SAAA Swim Meet Schedule
||Meet Sign-up Deadline
||Tues July 9th & Wed July 1oth
President - Kim Morris
Vice President - Jen Cosbey-Lewis
Treasurer - Kendra Vossler
Secretary -Erin Evans
Member-At-Large (Volunteer Coordinator) - Michelle Castillo
2019 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!
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 18th- March 31st Pay Season Fee at OVAC front desk
· April 1nd - 1st Day of Practice
· May 8th- Team Picture*
· June 15 – 9-18 Invitational
· June 29– Muppet Meet (8 & Under swimmers)
· July 9th & 10 - SAAA Championships