2022 JR. OTTER PROGRAM

JUNE 1st through JULY 8th

The Jr. Otter program is a developmental swim program for children ages 4-6 (age on June 15, 2022) who are water safe but may not be ready for the full swim team experience. Over 6 weeks children will be taught the skills to become effective in swimming freestyle and backstroke. Many children will progress to diving and all will have the opportunity to swim at a Folsom Sea Otter swim meet. Each practice will start and/or end with a game or fun activity.

This program has a capacity for 18 swimmers who will be working with 5 coaches (1 Assistant Coach and 3-6 Swimmer Coaches).  The instructional pool will be used which has a depth of 3.5 feet. It is heated and supervised by an Aquatic Center lifeguard. Parents will need to stay at the pool for the duration of practice. Practice will be held daily Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30am - 9:00am.

This program is recommended when kids that struggle to pass our Water Safety Check (WSC).  Proficient swimmers who pass our WSC under the required time are ready for swim team and will not benefit from this program.  They will be asked to register for the FSO team.  Swimmers who completed one year of JR Otters are not eligible to participate in the JRs program more than once and are asked to join our regular team.

MANDATORY WATER SAFETY CHECK

Prior to the start of the program, children will need to demonstrate they can be safe in the water by participating in the Water Safety Check. Coaches will evaluate participant’s ability to swim a 1/2 lap (12.5 yards), demonstrating they are water safe and able to take a breath. Please have your swimmer come ready to swim in a suit, goggles, and bring a towel and change of clothes, if needed. Swim caps are optional for the Water Safety Check. The Water Safety Check will take place rain or shine, at the Folsom Aquatic Center, Wednesday, April 6th from 5:00pm – 8:00pm.

REFUND/DROP POLICY

Swimmers who are assessed as not being ready for the program will receive a full refund, less a $20 processing fee. Swimmers who decide to leave the program and provide written notice to the Folsom Sea Otter Board prior to June 1, 2022 shall receive a 50% refund of their registration fee. No refunds will be given on/after June 1, 2022.

2022 REGISTRATION FEE

$250 per swimmer. Fee includes an FSO team T-shirt and end of the year swim meet participation award.

2022 JUNIOR OTTER CALENDAR

April 6 

5:00pm – 7:00pm

Mandatory Water Safety Assessment - Folsom Aquatic Center

June 1 - July 8

8:30am - 9:00am

Practices start June 1st and end July 8th.

Practice - Monday/ Wednesday/ Friday

No Practice Jul 4th

June 1

8:30am - 9:00am

Jr. Otter Parent Orientation at Folsom Aquatic Center on bleachers.

June 10

9:00am - 11:00am

Team Picture and Rally Day

June 23

6:00pm - 8:30pm

FSO Laps and Family Fun Night Event

July 8

During practice

Coach Appreciation Day for Junior Otters Coaches

July 9

Swim Meet @ SS

FSO vs. Little Sharks – JR Otters Exhibition Swim

We will do an exhibition swim during the Sierra Sharks swimmeet at the Cameron Park Community Pool.  More details to come.

July 21

6:00pm – 8:00pm

FSO Carbo Night - Join your fellow Otters to rally for Champs!

July 26

6:00pm – 8:30pm

FSO Awards Night and Family swim at Aquatic Center