FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
IS THIS WHERE I SIGN UP FOR SWIM LESSONS? - Private or group swim lessons can only be scheduled through the Bret Harte Aquatic Center. Call Katlyn at 209-736-8334 to schedule your lessons as soon as possible. They fill up fast!
WHAT TYPE OF SUITS DO I NEED FOR SWIM - Girls should have a one piece of any color for practice and a black or purple one for meets. Boys should have jammers or briefs of any color for practice and black or purple one for meets.
WHAT TYPE OF EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR SWIM - Goggles, swim cap, water bottle, fins and a couple towels. Short or long fins are acceptable. Go to swimoutlet.com to order in your athlete's shoe size.
WHAT TYPE OF SUITS/EQUIPMENT DO I NEED FOR WATER POLO/SPLASHBALL? - Suits are the same for water polo/splashball as for swim. No goggles or caps for water polo. No other equipment necessary.
WHEN ARE THE SWIM MEETS? - Meet dates are still to be determined, but will be scheduled for Friday or Wednesday afternoons. We will be swimming with Sonora again this year (date TBD). We are still trying to coordinate with other teams to schedule more meets.
DOES THE PRICE FOR EXTENDED OR SUMMER SESSION INCLUDE BOTH SPORTS? - Yes! The cost includes both sports, and the price is the same if only playing one sport.
IS THERE AN OPT-OUT FEE FOR VOLUNTEERING? - We are no longer requiring parents to volunteer or pay an opt-out fee. However, please keep in mind that putting on a swim meet takes LOTS and LOTS of hands. Shades need to be put up and taken down, chairs need to be set up, timers, recorders, and ribbon writers are a MUST to make a meet happen. We have always had incredible, hard-working people help out in the past, so thanks to those returning and thanks to those who will be joining an awesome group of volunteers!
IF I PLAY CLUB WATER POLO (GOLD RUSH), CAN I SWIM IN THE MORNING PRACTICES? - Yes, the USA water polo club price includes swimming in the mornings June - August. If you want to swim in May, you can pay the extended session price which will include swimming in May and USA Water Polo June - August.
SHOULD I PLAY USA WATER POLO (GOLD RUSH) OR REC WATER POLO? - If you are going to be 14 by December 1, 2017, you have a choice of USA Water Polo which is for just high school age kids for now OR you can play rec water polo in the mornings. You do NOT have to have any experience to play at either level. With USA Water Polo, you can choose to compete in USAWP sanctioned games all over California. At the recreation level, games are played within CCA.
BUT I HAVE NEVER PLAYED WATER POLO BEFORE! - Not a problem! Our coaches look forward to teaching you the basics of the game and beyond. It's a great time to try it out to see if you like playing!