Welcome to the Vashon Seals Swim Team

Personal Achievement · Team Unity · Competitive Excellence

Fall 2021

Open for Returning Members

8/25/21 - 9/13/21

Open for New Members

8/27/21 - 10/5/21

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25 Members

The Vashon Seals Swim Team is a year-round program for competitive and non-competitive swimmers, ages 6 to 18.  Founded in 1983, we are a not-for-profit 501c(3) organization. As a member club of USA Swimming and Pacific Northwest Swimming, we are overseen by the national and regional governing bodies of the sport.

Our program is located at the Vashon Community Pool - 25 yards / 6 lanes. The pool is covered by a bubble from Mid-October to Mid-April, and we swim outdoors the rest of the year. We conduct 4 sessions per year:  Fall, Winter, Spring & Summer.

Welcome to Fall 2021 Registration

SESSION DATES: Wednesday, September 8 - Friday, December 17 (Note there will be no swimming on 11/11, 11/25, 11/26, 12/08)

PAYMENT:  Two options - pay 100% at time of registration or pay 50% at time of registration and the balance on November 1st.  Note that the annual USASwimming membership is also required at this time.

PROGRAMS: We have updated the programs that will be offered - all of the details are below.

SAFETY: The health of our athletes and coaches is the highest priority.  All swimmers and staff 12&older must be vaccinated against covid-19.  All younger swimmers will follow social distancing.  Athletes younger than 6 years are not being accepted at this time as they require closer contact with coaches.

Please let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate your continued support of our program.

 

LEVEL 1 (ages 6-9 / Wednesdays 3:45 - 4:30 / cost: $157.50 + fees): This is an entry-level group where we focus on stroke technique and kicking - with an emphasis on breathing, balance and having fun. Swimmers will be introduced to drills, turns, and basic water safety. As they progress, swimmers will become more comfortable with longer distances, and applying skills with more fluidity and confidence. To enter this group, swimmers should be able to: swim 25 yards any style - be comfortable underwater and able to exhale - be able to jump in and get to the side of the pool - float face down and on back - listen and follow directions without being disruptive.

 

LEVEL 2 (ages 8-11 / Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 / cost: $ 312.50 + fees): This group is designed for swimmers who have just completed Level 1 or a lesson program and have little to no competitive swimming experience. Requirements for entering this group: 50 yard Freestyle with side breathing, 25 yard Backstroke, 25 yards Flutter kick with a kick board, 25 yard Backstroke kick in a streamline, beginning knowledge of Breaststroke and Butterfly, the ability to listen and follow directions without being disruptive

 

BRONZE (ages 8-12 / Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30 / cost: $ 312.50 + fees): The progression from Level 2 to Level 3 is based upon a swimmer's maturity and readiness to take on an increase in training volume and drills to improve technique. At this level, swimmers will be introduced to training sets and working towards the ability to confidently swim 50s & 100s as their main events. We train with the clock and improve competency across all four strokes by focusing on drills and techniques for stroke, kicking, body position, starts, turns and relays. These swimmers attend two 1-hour practices per week, and put their training into action by competing approximately once a month.

 

SILVER (ages 11-18 / Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 4:30-5:30 / cost: $410 + fees):  At this level swimmers are in competitive groups where training sessions become more challenging. There is a consistent emphasis on technique across all four strokes and building stamina. Our goal for these swimmers is to be self-motivated and 'own' swimming as their sport without parental pressure to attend practice/meets. Swimmers focus on more complex sets, goal setting, maintaining a supportive team environment and competing at distances from 50 to 1,650 yards. Head position, body position, streamlines, starts, turns, kick, body control and maturity are all factors in determining whether the swimmer is ready for this group. Minimum requirements: 500 yard Freestyle, 100 yard Backstroke, 100 yard Breaststroke, 100 yard IM, 50 yard Butterfly, ability to demonstrate a safe forward start and legal turns for all 4 strokes. Swimmers attend three 1-hour practices per week and put their training into action by competing approximately once a month.

 

GOLD (ages 12-18 / Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays 3:00-4:30 / cost: $729 + fees): This is our highest competitive level where training sessions are more challenging. There is a consistent emphasis on technique, competency across all four strokes, and building stamina. Self-motivation and 'ownership' of their swimming is key. These swimmers focus on more complex sets, goal setting, maintaining a supportive team environment, and achieving the ability to compete at distances from 50 to 1,650 yards. Swimmers attend four 1.5-hour practices per week and put their training into action by competing approximately once a month.

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