Swim Team Clinic
Even though this summer looks different in a lot of ways, we are happy to announce that we are able to offer a Barracuda Swim Team Clinic!!
Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, our traditional competitive summer swim team season had to be cancelled. All of the member clubs in our league (UCOSL) agreed that it was just not a safe idea to proceed with official swim meets because of the large of amount of people involved, both swimmers and volunteers, and it would be nearly impossible to abide by social distancing guidelines.
HOWEVER – we have been able to develop a swim team clinic program for this summer!! It will be only Willow Grove Members and will take place only at our pool. It will be run by our four fabulous coaches – two co-head coaches returning from last year – Aubrey Bagdonas and Olivia Barcia and two co-assistant coaches – Rachel Small and Sean Merkle, long time competitive swimmers.
The clinic program will run weekday mornings from Monday July 13 through Friday August 7.
The practice times will be split up by age groups to maintain smaller groups but will occur between 8:30am and 10:30am.
We will be having EVALUATIONS on July 9 and 10 for any new swimmer interested in participating in the clinic this summer (times to be announced). We will be trying to minimize personal contact between the coaches and the swimmers and therefore any swimmer interested in joining the swim team clinic MUST be able to pass the deep water test and swim independently and be 6 years old by August 1, 2020.
Our coaches will be working to organize some mini events in house such as an intrasquad meet and/or relays, keeping within all guidelines from the Governor and NJ Department of Health.
The cost to participate will be $30 per swimmer for Bonded members and $40 per swimmer for Seasonal members.
Unfortunately at this time, we will not be offering swim lessons. We feel that the amount of personal contact is too great given the current health crisis. If guidelines change during the next month we will revisit the possibility of swim lessons.
For more information, please send an email to our swim team coordinator.
Looking forward to seeing our Barracudas back in the water!