Additional Swim Programs Information and FAQ

Q: What is the CCA Starter Program

A: Our Starter Program is designed for swimmers to get an opportunity to see what year-round swimming and CCA is all about!  Swimmers train within a current CCA Group at their appropriate skill level and are encouraged to compete at USA Swimming Meets.  Get the training, competition, and experience the fun of USA Swimming for a short period of time!  

The Starter Program's three objectives:

1. To introduce swimmers to the CCA year-round program and USA Swimming.

2. To further develop stroke technique.

3. To give swimmers a chance to experience a USA Swimming Meet. 

Q: Do you offer a Summer Recreational Swim Team

A: Yes! CCA offers a summer recreational team, the Woodcreek SeaWolves!  The Woodcreek SeaWolves is a competitive summer recreational swim team formed in 1995 made up of approximately 240 members ranging from ages 5-18.  Practices are held at the Roseville Aquatic Complex and their season runs from April to July each year.  The SeaWolves participate in the Northern California Swim League and have won many championships including the 2006, 2007, 2008 VFCAL Championships and most recently the 2019 Eureka Conference Championships!  Visit the Woodcreek SeaWolves website for more information and details! 

Q: Do you offer a Fall Team Program

A: Yes! Our Fall program works as a continuation of summer season training - with an emphasis on fun and skills!  This program runs from early September through the end of October.  Designed for swimmers who have had some previous swimming experience and are looking to extend thier swimming season into the Fall.  Practices are 3 times a week, with additional USA Swimming Events offered!  Swimmers are encouraged to tryout a USA Swimming meet or two during their time with the Fall Team Program program!   

Q: What is CCA Pre-Competitive Program

A: Our Pre-Competitive Program, or “Pre-Comp”, is our set of programs and clinics that help support and open the door to competitive swimming!  Whether that means preparing swimmers for their seasonal summer teams or setting them on the path to join the CCA team full time, we are here to support their goals!  

Q: Is Pre-Comp a 'Learn to Swim' program?   

A: No, while we definitely will take competitive beginners we do have minimum swim requirements to join each respective program.  If you are new to the sport and need to start in a learn to swim program, our friends at the City of Roseville Parks & Rec department have an excellent program we strongly encourage you to join!  Visit the City of Roseville website for learn to swim options!

Q: How do I sign up & do I need to tryout? 

A: Yes, please sign-up for a try-out to ensure you are placed within the best program for your skill level!  You may contact us at info@ccaswimming.org or select a TRYOUT date and timeslot. Please let us know if you have any additional questions, we can help direct you to the correct program for your swimmer!  

Q: What are the fees? 

A: Each program has a different fee structure, please see the notes in each session descriptions.  Additionally, swimmers must register with USA Swimming for insurance purposes in order to practice and compete with a USA Swimming team - FLEX Membership is recommended for most of the swimmers participating in our additional seasonal programs.   

Q: What is a USA Swimming Flex Membership?  

A: This USA Swimming membership allows athletes to be covered USA Swimming Insurance at all practice and events.  Athletes are also allowed to compete in up to two sanctioned swim meets a year - perfect for the new swimmer!  COST is just $20!   

Q: Where can I sign up for a USA Swimming Flex Membership?  

A: You can sign-up and pay for a USA Swimming Membership on-line at www.swim-smarter.com.  

Q: What do equipment will I need? 

A: We recommend our swimmers have a comfortable 'training/competitive' style swim suit (no two pieces) and goggles.  We have some training equipment the swimmers may use, and with some programs they will receive a free CCA swimming cap!

Q: What are the different programs within CCA? 

A: Pre-comp Sessions: Within our main PRE-COMP program the sessions may vary (depending on the session!)  Within each session there are a few groups based on skill level with a set of expectations the swimmer must meet to move to the next level.  The goal is to introduce the swimmer to regular training in a small group atmosphere so they are set up for success when they join the CCA year-round program.  The coach to swimmer ratio goal for each of these groups is 6-8 to one coach.  The coach may be in the water with the athletes in the younger groups.  

Clinics: Clinics range from a few days to a few weeks of training.  They can be broad and serve as a “refresher course” or they can have a specific purpose (high school condition training, start clinics, etc).  These are offered at different points throughout the year.  Clinics have a higher coach to swimmer ratio and are more of a large group teaching environment.  Fees depend on the duration of the clinic.

Fall Program: Our Fall program works as a continuation of summer season training - with an emphasis on fun and skills!  This program runs from early September through the end of October.  Practices are 3 times a week, with additional USA Swimming Events offered!  Swimmers are encouraged to tryout a USA Swimming meet or two during their time with the Fall Team Program program! 

Starter Program: This is for swimmers who are exploring making the change from seasonal swimming to year-round swimming at CCA!  After a tryout the swimmers will be placed with a regular CCA year-round training group at their appropriate level.  They will get to experience the expectations and team feel we work hard to promote here at CCA!  At the completion of the program, the swimmers will be given the option to join the year-round team!

Summer Recreational Team: The Woodcreek SeaWolves is a competitive summer recreational swim team formed in 1995 made up of approximately 240 members ranging from ages 5-18.  Practices are held at the Roseville Aquatic Complex and their season runs from April to July each year.  The SeaWolves participate in the Northern California Swim League and have won many championships including the 2006, 2007, 2008 VFCAL Championships and most recently the 2019 Eureka Conference Championships!  Visit the Woodcreek SeaWolves website for more information and details! 

Q: What if I have more questions? 

A: Please contact us at info@ccaswimming.org!  A member of our Coaching Staff or Board of Directors will get back to you and be glad to answer any additional questions you have!