SPRINGDARTS  2023

 

Springdarts will be held at Community Pool and Davis Swim and Fitness (DSF) from April 10-June 2. 

 

Registration will open HERE at 7:00 am on Thursday March 9. Registration remains open until full, and is first-come, first-serve.  

 

 

 

 

 

SPRINGDARTS INFO 2023

 

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

All swimmers must meet minimum age/grade and swim requirements.  Swimmers who do not have these swim skill levels would be a better fit in Dart Swim School. You can find information on Dart Swim School here. If you wish for your child to do a brief swim evaluation, these are offered on a drop-in basis at Civic Pool on Friday, March 3 from 3:40-4:15 pm.

 

DART DEVELOPMENT 1 (DD1):  1st - 4th grade

  • Requirements: Must be able to comfortably swim 50 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 25 yards of backstroke, kick 25 yards of flutter kick, have knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly, and be comfortable in the deep pool without a coach in the water. Must be able to swim without holding the lane ropes or wall. Swimmers not meeting these standards comfortably would fit better in Dart Swim School.  

DART DEVELOPMENT 2 (DD2): 4th-7th grade new or novice swimmers

  • Requirements: Must be able to swim 50 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 50 yards of backstroke, kick 50 yards of flutter kick, and knowledge of breaststroke and butterfly. 

DART DEVELOPMENT 3 (DD3): 4th-7th grade intermediate or advanced swimmers with two or more years swimming with Darts or another team. This group is primarily for swimmers who swim year-round. You must receive prior approval to be in this group;  contact [email protected] by March 2 if you wish to be in this group.

  • Requirements: Must be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 100 yards of kicking, backstroke, and breaststroke, and 50 yards of butterfly. 

DART DEVELOPMENT 4 (DD4): 7th-9th grade new, intermediate and advanced swimmers. 

  • Requirements:  Swimmers be able to swim 100 yards of freestyle with side breathing, 100 yards of kicking, backstroke, and breaststroke, and 50 yards of butterfly. 

 

All practices will be in the afternoons at Community Pool or DSF. Practice options (subject to change) are below.  

 

Group

Time

Pool

Days/week

DD1

3:20-4:10 pm

Community

MTWTF. Swimmers can swim 3 days per week (pick any 2 days M-TH, 3rd day is Fr) You do not need to notify us of days you are choosing.

DD1, DD2

4:15-5:05 pm

Community

MTWTF. Swimmers can swim 3 days per week (pick any 2 days M-TH, 3rd day is Fr) You do not need to notify us of days you are choosing.

DD2, DD3

5:10-6:00 pm

Community

MTWTF. Swimmers can swim 3 days per week (pick any 2 days M-TH, 3rd day is Fr) You do not need to notify us of days you are choosing.

DD4

  4:15-5:30 pm

Davis Swim and Fitness

MTWTF. Swimmers can swim 4 days per week. You do not need to notify us of days you are choosing.


 

 

SWIM MEETS

There are several meet options in spring. All meets are encouraged but not required. 

  • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FUN MEETS, which are optional low-key fun meets, will be offered from 4-6 pm on 2-3 Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings in April and May. There are no fees for these meets, and these are open to all Springdarts. 
  • DAVIS AA+ MEET: Aquadarts hosts an annual spring meet at Arroyo Pool on May 6-7. Springdart swimmers are welcome to attend. It is a meet you must register and pay for in advance.
  • DAVIS OLYMPICS: Held at Community Pool on Friday, June 2.  Annual fun team Olympics to finish off the spring season, followed by a pool/pizza/popsicle party. Swimmers must register the week prior and pay a fee of $12. 

 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Dive and Turn Clinics will be held at practices on Fridays when we don’t have Friday Fun meets. These are held at regular practice times, and are followed by Friday Fun Day games and water activities.
  • There is no practice on Tuesday May 30 (team photo day); all Springdarts are encouraged to join in photo day. There is no practice on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day). 
  • A New Parent Information Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 13 from 7-8 pm via Zoom. We have found this meeting to be very helpful for all new swimming families and hope all parents will be able to attend. 

 

FEE INFORMATION

  • DD1, DD2, DD3: $340
  • DD4: $390

There is a 3rd child discount for all families (same household) with 3 or more children; the cost is half of the regular fee for the third and any subsequent children. You must pay the full amount for all children when applying; we will refund you the difference after registration.  The discount is applied to the swimmer with the lowest fees. 

If your family is new to Dart Swimming or did not swim in Fall 2022, there will be two additional fees:

  1. Annual fee of $75. We will bill your account for this. Swimmers will receive a Dart shirt and swim cap. 
  2. USA Swimming Annual mandatory registration and fee.  This is required of all swimmers in USA Swimming. We will send information on how to register and pay for this after you register.  12 under swimmers should register for Flex membership $20 all swimmers 13 and up must do Premium membership for $93.

 

 

Questions?  Please contact Dart Director of Seasonal Programming Carolee Gregg at [email protected] or Dart Team COO Jamie Kiarie at [email protected].