Sea Turtles Swim Team

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Tryout times are now available!

Tryouts are required for all NEW swimmers, and will be held January 23-27, 2017.  Swimmers interested in moving from our recreational swim team to our competitive team must attend tryouts. All swimmers must sign-up online through the JCC website on our swim team page via SignupGenius. Sign up today to secure a time slot. If you’d like to be on the team but have to miss tryouts, make an appointment with the head coach, Jamie Valenzuela.
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Sea Turtles

For ages 7-18
The JCC Sea Turtles is a year-round competitive swim team governed by USA Swimming. Our USA swim team focuses on personal growth within the structured environment of competitive swimming. The JCC Sea Turtles is a great transition from our recreation league swim team. Swimmers on this team have prior swim team experience, have participated in at least one competitive swim meet, and are competent in all 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly). Swimmers will be encouraged to refine their strokes through age appropriate drills, build their anaerobic capacity through interval training, and strengthen their aerobic capacity through larger sets that are appropriate for their age and skill level. Your swimmer will frequently have the opportunity to meet one on one with their coach during practice for goal setting and progress evaluations.

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Gold Team

USA Swimming

Age Range: 10-18 years
Short Course Season:  September 6th 2016-April 9th 2017
Practice Schedule: Indoor & Outdoor/3 Lanes: Monday-Thursday 5-7pm / Dryland & In-water training.
Cost:  $95 per month

*Must meet practice & meet requirements, and be a registered USA swimmer.

Silver Team

USA Swimming

Age Range:  7-11 years
Short Course Season: September 6th 2016-April 9th 2017
Practice Schedule: Indoor & Outdoor/3 Lanes: Monday-Thursday 5-7pm / Dryland & In-water training.
Cost: $95 per month

*Must meet practice & meet requirements, and be a registered USA swimmer.

Prerequisites

  • Your swimmer must have prior swim team experience and have attended at least one swim meet previously
  • Swimmers must know all 4 competitive strokes (freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly)
  • Your swimmer must be able to swim a 100 meter IM continuously without stopping
  • For ages 10 and under, your swimmer must be able to swim a 200 meter Freestyle continuously without stopping
  • For ages 11 and up, your swimmer must be able to swim a 400 meter Freestyle continuously without stopping
  • It is expected that your swimmer has a basic understanding of flip turns, lane etiquette, proper starts, proper pull-outs, stroke rules and disqualifications as well as using the pace clock
  • Has a strong interest or affinity for competitive swimming

Practices

All swimmers must attend at least 5 meets during this session, and at least three practices per week (special circumstances discussed with head coach excluded). Previous swim team experience is required. Swimmers must arrive on deck ready to swim with cap, goggles, water bottle, and training equipment at least 5 minutes before practice starts.

Practice times are as follows:

  • Monday | Thursday| 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

If the temperature is above 40 degrees all practices will be held in the outdoor pool. However, it is ultimately up to the discretion of the coach on deck at the time of practice. All swimmers are required to be on deck with cap, goggles, and water bottle at least 5 minutes before practice starts.

Equipment

All swimmers must wear a competitive swimsuit to practice, cap, goggles, and must bring their own swimming fins (preferably something similar to TYR flexfins) to each practice. Please contact the head coach directly if financial assistance is needed.

Swim Meets & Social Events

  • FAST Winter Open, January 21-22
  • TOPS CO Open, January 28-29
  • Evergreen Superbowl, February 4-5
  • Loveland Sweetheart, February 18-19
  • TBD Qualifying Meets in February & March
  • End of Season Potluck Brunch & Awards Ceremony, April 9

Team Fees

USA Swimming Registration Fees
Annual Swimmers Registration Fee: $66
JCC Monthly Fees
One (1) Family Member: $95
Two (2) Family Members: $180
Meet Fees
USA Swimming meets charge $8 per swimmer/meet and $5 per event entry. *These prices are determined by each hosting meet, and are subject to change. Parents will be provided with detailed information regarding each meet their swimmer would like to attend.
Outreach Registration Fees
For athletes on free/reduced lunch fees. Proof from school system is required or parents must send in their 2015 tax forms.
USA Swimming Registration Fee: $5
JCC Outreach Monthly Fee:
One (1) Family Member: $50
Two (2) Family Members: $90

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Want to learn more about our JCC Swim Teams?

Contact our Sea Turtles Coach, Jamie Valenzuela via email or by phone at 303.316.6444.
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