2022 Swim Team

April 18 - July 16, 2022

SWIM TEAM REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED.

 

NEW FAMILIES: PLEASE VIEW THE NEW FAMILY MEETING RECORDED ZOOM IN ITS ENTIRETY.  

 

Program Overview

Las Trampas Swim Team is a family oriented, parent supported, non-profit member of the Diablo Community Swim League. It is a summer recreational program for children and young adults that enjoy improving their swimming skills in a competitive atmosphere. Emphasis placed on individual improvement, teamwork, team spirit and fun. Our swim team competes against other teams in dual meets, invitational meets, our Diablo Community Swim League championship, and the Contra Costa County Championship meet.  Swim team also includes a wide variety of social and spirit events.

In order to participate in the Las Trampas Swim Team you must be (i) a member of Las Trampas Pool (except 15-18 swimmers), (ii) able to swim 25 yards of freestyle without stopping, and (iii) no older than 18 years as of June 15, 2022.

Information on becoming a Las Trampas Pool member is available on our pool website: www.lastrampaspool.com.  A limited number of Swim Team spots may be offered to families on the Las Trampas Pool Waiting List.  However, Waiting List families are NOT guaranteed placement on the swim team. 

COVID-19 UPDATE:  The summer program schedule is subject to change based upon protocols established by the County. Our program as described below is what we hope to be able to offer to all team members, but practice times and the meet schedule may change.  Thank you in advance for your flexibility.  

 
Registration and Fees
  • Returning LTST families: Swim Team Registration will open March 22, 2022 at 12:00 PM 
  • New LTST families: Swim Team Registration will open March 24, 2022 at 12:00 PM 
  • A $50 penalty will be assessed for registrations after  April 8, 2022 at 12:00 PM.
  • Registration closes April 8, 2022. 
  • 2022 Fee: $450 per swimmer.  ($50 each for 15-18 age group swimmers)
  • Registration Fee includes:
    • Pre-Season practices, Summer practices, Social / Spirit events, and splash fees for all non-invitational meets
    • 2022 Swim Team t-shirt for all swimmers
  • Additional Costs: 
    • Required: LTST team swimsuit.  See Apparel information for details about how to order a new suit.  Swimmers may wear LTST suits from past seasons.  
    • Required: LTST personalized swim caps (for swimmers who do not have these from past seasons)  
    • Required: Coaches' Lunch - each family provides lunch once per season 
    • Optional, based on participation: Splash fees for Invitationals 

Schedule Details

The 2022 Practice Schedule will be finalized after Swim Team Registration concludes.  The TENTATIVE Practice Schedule can be viewed HERE.  Please also subscribe to the  Team Calendar to stay informed of all meets and social / spirit activities.  Event details and scheduling will be updated as more information becomes available. 
 

LTST Swimmer Responsibilities for the 2022 Season

  • Attend practice as much as possible.  Daily swim practice is important for swimmers to learn stroke technique and to build strength and  stamina, as well as to build rapport with teammates and coaches. 
  • Twice weekly meets are an important part of swim team.  Do your best to swim whatever and whenever you are asked by the coach. 
  • Check the meet program so you know which events you are swimming.
  • Encourage all team members to do their best.  Everyone is important to our team and our goal is to help everyone achieve his or her best.  
  • Older swimmers should set a good example for younger team members.
  • Do not destroy or damage members’ items, pool equipment, or facilities at home or away. Inconsiderate or damaging behavior may result in barring swimmer from meets or possible expulsion from the team (without refunds).  Never climb or play on pool cover rollers. (Parents of older swimmers may be required to attend meets and social event to ensure that these guidelines are respected.)
  • ​HAVE FUN.  GO SEAHORSES!
 

LTST Parent Responsibilities for the 2022 Season

Parent Job requirements will be outlined at our 2022 Kickoff Meeting on April 14, 2021 at 7:00 PM.  Details that are not available at the outset of the season will be provided as they are finalized.
 
Typically, the Parent Job requirement includes:
  • A designated number of job "points" at meets or social events - to be announced by April 14.
  • Provide lunch for the Coaches one time during the season with a partner family
  • Perform one job during the DCSL Championship meet (July 16, 2022)
  • Optional invitational meets may require additional parent work
Please stay tuned for more information about the job requirements. 
 
Note: Families that ONLY have Mudskippers / Developmental Seahorses, or ONLY have 15-18 swimmers are not required to work Parent Jobs.  The job requirement is subject to change based on the total number of meets and the number of swim team families that register for the season. 
 
Star Job holders do not work standard Parent Jobs, but DO provide Coaches' Lunch and work Invitational Jobs if their children participate in Invitationals.  More information will be available on the Parent Jobs tab as plans develop.
 

Private Lessons

Las Trampas Swim Team and Las Trampas Pool members have the opportunity to schedule private lessons with our Head Coach and Assistant Coaches.  Lessons will take place in the afternoon approximately 1pm - 2:30pm.  A separate charge applies. Please stay tuned for information regarding private lessons.