Summer Registration - All the Details!

Ollie Otter

Otter Family

The time has come - get ready for SUMMER SWIM SEASON!!! We’re excited to be planning for the 2022 Recreational Swim Season. As you prepare to complete your registration, take a few minutes to read through the important information below. And don’t forget - you can find everything you need at WWW>WHOSWIMMING.COM

Practice Schedule WHO Practice Schedule  Our regular practice schedule will return starting Monday April 18th. Access the link above to see the full schedule by age group for both Spring and Summer schedules.

Meets WHO Meet Schedule We’re excited to get back to our normal meet schedule, which can be accessed in the link or seen below. It’s important for our swimmers to participate in as many meets as possible - and more fun too - please mark your calendars now. 

Registration Ins and Outs: 

There is no better time than now! Head over to www.whoswimming.com  and and join us for the 2022 season. Registration opens on February 11th so don’t delay! 

How Do I register? 

New Otter Families - For general questions for new families, please contact our New Family Coordinator, Corri Campanile  - [email protected]

Register at www.whoswimming.com by clicking on the 2022 Registration.

The Walnut Heights Otters are subsidiary of the Walnut Heights Swim Club.  All members of the Walnut Heights Swim Team must also join the Walnut Heights Swim Club.  Information on joining the club can be found at:  https://www.walnutheightsswimclub.com/cms/join  

If you like us (we know you will!) and decide to join for 2022 please email the club at [email protected]. (Please note, this is available only one time to non swim club members) 

Once online registration is complete you may pay by credit card or check. If paying by check, make a check out to “WHO” and contact Lan Tran-Thompson at [email protected] to make arrangements.

***Don’t forget to update your swimmer(s) T-Shirt size, they will not be saved from last year*** 

Swim Team Fees 

Existing Club & Team Members:

  • Swim Team Registration is $365 per swimmer (swimmers 1, 2 & 3) . 
  • Registration for families with four or more swimmers is reduced to $275 per swimmer *Mandatory club membership does not apply if you ONLY have a 15-18 swimmer or ONLY an Otter Pup. Join at www.walnutheightsswimclub.com/join 

Otter Pups: The Otter Pup program is a learn to swim program for ages 4-7 coached by our Jr. Coaches and Otter Pup assistants. Registration for our Pups opens on the same day that swim team registration opens and the program will start on Tuesday, May 31st. 

  • Otter Pup Registration is $215 per swimmer.
  • Otter Pups will have the opportunity to graduate to the team based on skill level achieved and coaching staff discretion.

 

Family Flags - Bag by popular demand, the Family Flags are available for purchase during the registration process. Family flags will hang from the backstroke line, giving our swimmers extra encouragement as they race across the pool. Make sure to get your flag today with either your family name or have it customized for your swimmer(s)! Once the season is over, you’ll be able to take your flags as a reminder of another awesome season.

Post Conference Taco Party - After a full weekend at Conference, leave the cooking to us.  Join WHO at the pool for a fun Taco Party. For only $25 per family, enjoy tacos and all the fixins 

Swim Team Jobs  

Our swim season takes a village, and we need all hands on deck to make that happen! In order to have a great experience, WHO families (except for families with only 15-18 swimmers or Otter Pups) are required to hold both Season (per meet) and a Spirit Job. Specific number of per meet jobs will depend on registration numbers but usually you can expect to work between 5-7 meets during the season and one spirit (fun) job. 

There are MANY jobs to choose from and job signups will open around the start of the regular swim season so please look for announcements that will come closer to jobs opening. 

We have per meet jobs like working in the snack shack or runner or jobs on the timing team, shepherd team, desk, set up, take down etc. We are always looking for people who want to do more so if you have a specific talent (photography, announcing etc) please let us know and we will find the perfect spot for you. Many jobs can also be subbed out (but there are some that cannot be).

For general questions regarding swim jobs requirements or to get information about a specific job you may be interested in, please reach out to Darcy Guellert @ [email protected]

Don’t forget to tell your friends and family. Sharing our Team Video is a great way to show them all the fun to be had! Conference Champs Season Video 

Mark your Calendars!  WHO Events Swim team is all about the social and we love hanging out with our WHO friends. There are a lot of fun planned throughout the season, from our New Family Orientation to a Capitola Beach Trip and Age Group Social parties. Be sure to check out the WHO Events - 

Here are a couple of things happening in the coming weeks: 

Time Trials  Kick off the year with Time Trials on Saturday May 21st

April 16th New Family Orientation 5 pm at the pool.  New family orientation will be followed by a social event at the pool from 6-7. This is a great opportunity for all families new to the Otters to get to know our team, learn all about our events, meet our Presidents, Eric and Corey as well as our coaches and get an overview of all the great opportunities to volunteer. You won’t want to miss it! 

SPIRIT WEAR:   WHO spirit wear is back - keep your eyes out for an email with all the details. We’ll send all the details to order spirit wear in the coming weeks - COMING SOON!!!!

TEAM SUITS: WHO Swimsuits are available at Elsmore Swim Shop - Check out the options @ https://elsmoreswim.com/teams/california/summer/walnut-heights.html  and visit their store at 2054 Tread Blvd Ste D in Walnut Creek (Countrywood shopping center at the corner of Bancroft and Treat) to try on suits and order on or before 4/23/2022.

***WE MUST HAVE ALL ORDERS IN BY 4/23/22 to recieve our suits in time for the first meet 5/21/22***

 

Here's to another great season!!!!

GO WHO!!!!