Summer Swim Season is Here!
Well the time is just about here! We are all excited and looking forward to a fun swim season.
Please read through this update - there is a lot of info here - you don't want to miss any of it! Thanks!
Swim team practice TENTATIVELY begins May 13 (WEATHER PERMITTING) and will be held after school through May 27. There will not be practice the last day of school due to the annual Walker’s Ridge Ice Cream Social. If this event is not held we will let you know and hold practice. The practice schedule for the afternoon period is by current grade level (2014-2015) and is as follows:
4:00-4:30 currently enrolled 4th and 5th graders
4:30-5:00 currently enrolled 2nd and 3rd graders
5:00-5:30 currently enrolled 1st graders, kindergartners, and younger
5:30-6:00 currently enrolled high school students
6:00-6:30 currently enrolled middle school students
Morning practices will begin Thursday May 28. Once school is out, our schedule will be as follows:
8:00-8:30 5-6 year olds
8:00-8:45 7-8 years olds
8:45-9:30 9-10 year olds
9:30-10:15 11-12 year olds
10:15-11:00 13-18 year olds
Please note, This age division is tentative based on projected swim team member numbers. The coaches reserve the right to move swimmers to different time slots to even out the numbers if needed.
Registration and fees:
We are requiring all registrations to be completed online this year. This will simplify our team management process as we will be able to contact you all directly from the site. The team site URL is: http://walkersridge.swim-team.us/ Once Registration is open, there will be a large rectangular button in the top right corner. You will be stepped through the registration process including volunteer sign-up. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com
We will also be at the Walker’s Ridge Clubhouse on April 19th from 1-3pm for swimsuit fittings and to answer any questions.
PLEASE NOTE: we are asking that t-shirt size be included on the on-line registration form this year.
All registration forms and fees must be received by Friday May 13 to allow time to update our roster and submit it to the county. Our roster is due to the county by Tuesday, May 17.
All fees – including concession fees – must be paid by Friday, May 13 in order for your child to be on the roster and able to participate in practice beginning the following Monday. Walker's Ridge residents must also be current on Homeowner's dues prior to Friday , May 27 (Friday before our first meet) in order to be placed in the meet lineup for that meet.
We are still accepting swimmers on the team. If you have friends who would like to join the team, have them email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will be happy to send them information about joining our team. OR have them visit the website http://walkersridge.swim-team.us/ to register
If your kids haven’t been in the pool in a while – like since last summer – we advise taking them to the aquatic center a few times before the first day of practice to re-acclimate them to the pool. This is especially important for our younger swimmers. It is not at all uncommon for kids to be swimming pretty well at the end of summer but really have regressed over 9 months.
Our swim league is entirely run by our wonderful parent volunteers. Every family must commit to a specified number of jobs during the season in order for your child to participate on our team. Your cooperation is appreciated!
1 swimmer = 3 jobs
2 swimmers = 5 jobs
3 or more swimmers = 6 jobs
Swim Team Schedule:
May 26th: Walker’s Ridge @ Brookstone 3
June 2nd: Walker’s Ridge @ Legacy Park
June 9th: West Hampton @ Walker’s Ridge
June 16th: Oak Amber @ Walker’s Ridge
June 23: Walker’s Ridge @ Camden Pointe
The Patti Wilder County Meet is July 10th and 11th at Mountian View Aquatic Center (Times TBA)
The GRPA Meet is July 24th-25th at the Cumming Aquatice Center (Times TBA)
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