Swim Team

 

REGISTRATION FOR SPRING/SUMMER SWIM TEAM IS OPEN! 

ALL NEW FCA SWIMMERS MUST BE EVALUATED BEFORE REGISTRATION.

PLEASE EMAIL fcaquatics@friendscentral.org TO SCHEDULE A DAY & TIME.

REGISTER HERE!

 

SEASONS

The FCA Swim Team has two seasons each year:

Fall/Winter: Mid-September until Mid-March
Spring/Summer: Mid-April until Mid July 

Spring/Summer official dates will be April 13th - July 18th.  Early registration ends March 31st.
Official 2021-2022 dates will be published by June 1st

Stroke Clinics are offered during the breaks between each season refine and improve technique, maintain a feel for the water and get ready for the season ahead.  Due to the shutdowns in November & December 2020, spring clinics will not be offered as the main winter season was extended.

All FCA swimmers will be registered with United States Swimming and are expected to participate in meets.

GROUPS

Breakdown of groups, ability require, pricing and practice schedule are below.  Ages listed are a general guideline and not always followed as it is most important to place swimmers into the group that fits their current skill level.    

All new prospective team members must have an evaluation before joining the team.  Please email fcaquatics@friendscentral.org to schedule a day and time.  Based on this evaluation we can determine which group or program would be the best fit for your swimmer(s).

Novice (10 & Under)

The Novice swimmer must be able to swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke without stopping to be considered. Stroke fundaments will be developed by working on drill progressions for all four strokes while introducing swimmers into a competitive swim team and practices. 

Currently 3 practices a week are offered.  Attendance at 2 practices a week is required.

PRICE
Fall/Winter 2020-2021:
$1125; FCS $1070

Spring/Summer 2021 (pro-rated price for fall/winter participants due to the winter shutdown):
$675; FCS $620

Spring/Summer 2021 (full price for non fall-winter participants and those who joined fall-winter after the winter shutdown):
$825; FCS $770


Junior & Junior Gold (13 & Under)

The Junior swimmer should be able to swim 75 yards of Freestyle, Backstroke and Breaststroke along with 50 yards of Butterfly to be considered.  Practices focus on stroke drills, starts, and turns.  Interval training is introduced, and technique is emphasized. Competition increases, and swimmers work on goal setting, accountability, and commitment.

Currently 4 practices a week are offered.  Attendance at 3 practices a week is required.

PRICE
Fall/Winter 2020-2021:
$1295; FCS students $1240

Spring/Summer 2021 (pro-rated price for fall/winter participants due to the winter shutdown):
$895; FCS students $840 

Spring/Summer 2021 (full price for non fall-winter participants and those who joined fall-winter after the winter shutdown):
$1075; FCS students $1020 


Senior Bronze (Middle School & 9th Grade ONLY)

The Senior Bronze swimmer should be able to swim 100 yards of each stroke legally. Junior II's have a similar focus to Jr. I's with a stronger emphasis on volume training.


Senior Silver (13 & Over)

The Senior Silver swimmer should be able to swim 100 yards of each stroke legally, have B or BB times, and experience in the 400 IM and the 500 Free. Junior II's have a similar focus to Jr. I's with a stronger emphasis on volume training. This group is also geared towards preparing swimmers who might consider high school swimming and want to make a successful transition.


Senior Gold (13 & Over)

The Senior Gold swimmer should be able to swim 200 yards of each stroke legally, have BB or A times, qualified for Junior Olympics or Senior Championships, and distance event experience beyond the 400 IM and the 500 Free. This group is for swimmers transitioning into the Senior Group and might be considering college swimming and want to make a successful transition.

Senior: (Bronze, Silver, Gold):

Currently 7 or 8 practices a week are offered.  Attendance at 4 practices a week is required.

PRICE
Fall/Winter 2020-2021:
$1,445; FCS students $1,390

Spring/Summer 2021 (pro-rated price for fall/winter participants due to the winter shutdown):
$1,065; FCS students $1,010

Spring/Summer 2021 (full price for non fall-winter participants and those who joined fall-winter after the winter shutdown):
$1,275; FCS students $1,220


Registration Deadlines:
Fall/Winter 2021-2022: September 1st
Spring/Summer: March 31st 
Late Registration Fee: $50

Additional Fees:
Initiation fee: $50 per swimmer (one time)

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