NEW SWIMMER INFORMATION

Please spend a little time browsing our website and don't hesitate to send us an email if you have any questions about the Club Sport Marlins swim team. 

Contact the Aquatic Manager: Crodinsky@clubsportsr.com

 

ELIGIBILITY AND TEAM MEMBERSHIP

Registration for Swim Team is open to members of Club Sport San Ramon and non-members, (pending space availability), who meet the following conditions:

  • Must be between 5-18 years old
  • Must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle continuously exhibiting proficient side-breathing patterns.  A swimmer must be able to swim the entire distance without ever touching the bottom or side of the pool.
  • Must swim 25 yards of backstroke continuously exhibiting proficient kick and body position on top of the water.  A proficient body position is defined as a swimmer who can stay on his/her back for one length of the pool while maintaining a continuous kicking motion on the surface.

All swimmers must be water safe and be able to swim independently, as well as able to take directions and listen in a large group.  Swimmers who do not meet the above criteria, may be referred to lessons or to participate in our Mini-Marlins  Pre-Team program, in order to prepare them for the swim team.  

PRACTICE INFORMATION

The practice groups are structured to be developmental in the younger groups and more competitive in the older groups  Please realize that group assignments are made by the Head Coach and are arranged so every swimmer is in the best environment for them to learn.

Coaches develop their group workouts based on skill proficiency and endurance.  Swimmers will be taught drills to improve strokes and will work on increasing endurance throughout the season.  Since swimming is an individual sport, each child will perform differently, but you can be sure that your child will get out of it as much as he or she puts into it. 

Our practice schedules change seasonally, but for the most part practices are held throughout the year .The most updated practice schedule can always be found on our team website and at Club Sport.

SWIM GROUPS

PRE-SWIM TEAM GROUPS: 


MINI-MARLINS :

Group Requirement:  Our youngest beginner group.  Swimmers must be water safe - swimming a minimum of 15 feet unassisted.  Swimmers must be able to listen and wait their turn.  Swimmers in this group are working on stroke development, side breathing and endurance to swim multiple laps in the lap pool.  This class is taught in the junior pool, occasionally moving to the lap pool with the instructor in the water a majority of the time.


8 and unders Our beginner group - they swim 3 to 5 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes each practice. 

Group Requirement:  Swimmers in this group must know at least freestyle and backstroke.  Once they can swim breaststroke and butterfly legally, they can move up pending coach approval.  This group swims about 500 yards per practice.


AGE-GROUPS:
 

11/12s: Our novice group, they swim 3 to 5 times a week for 30 to 45 minutes each practice. 

Group Requirement:  Swimmers in this group must know all four strokes.  Swimmers in this group begin to focus on technique and learning the skills needed for each stroke.  This group swims about 1,000 yards per practice.

13/14s Our intermediate group, they swim 5 to 6 times a week for at least 1 hour each practice. 
Group Requirement:  Swimmers in this group must know all four strokes and how to dive.  This group swims about 2,000 yards per practice.  New Swimmers, 11 years and older, should enter this group.

COMPETITIVE GROUPS: 
 

Senior Group Our advanced group swims 5 to 6 times a week for at least 1 hour each practice. 

Group Requirement:  Swimmers in this group must know all four strokes and how to dive.  This group swims approximately  2,000 yards per practice.  New swimmers cannot enter this group without coach approval.

MEET INFORMATION

As a team, we will attend approximately one meet per month during the Fall Season and 8 to 10 meets in the Summer Season.  Not all swimmers will attend all these meets. Swim meets are FUN and they play a large role in teaching swimmers team spirit, camaraderie, and results from all their hard work in practice.

Our team meet schedule is posted on the Marlins website, posted at ClubSport and available at the Activities Desk.  In the Fall season, more meets are posted on the Pacific Swimming website, and you can choose to swim in additional meets, but you will be attending as an individual swimmer and not as a team. Coaches will typically not attend additional meets.

Most meets will be held on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings in the Summer. Fall meets are held on Saturdays and Sundays, with some distance races being swum on Friday evenings.Meet locations and travel distances vary. Swim meets are approximately 3-8 hours, including warm-up.  

PRACTICE ATTENDANCE AND LOCATION

We practice at the following 3 pools in San Ramon:

ClubSport San Ramon (CSSR)
350 Bollinger Canyon Lane

San Ramon

Dougherty Valley Aquatic Center (DVAC)

Dougherty Valley High School
10550 Albion Rd

San Ramon


San Ramon Olympic Pool (SROP)

California High School
9900 Broadmoor Dr

San Ramon