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Jason Lezak at Ygancio Wood Swim Team!

On July 14, Jason Lezak came to our pool to inspire, coach and answer questions.  We had a great showing and Jason was fantastic.

Jason with our gold medal coaches
Jason with our gold medal coaches

Jason spent about 90-mins with our kids in the water… he focused on stroke technique, turns and dives.  Anyone who was paying attention learned…

Jason teaching the kids
Jason teaching the kids

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Even a little one-on-one training
Even a little one-on-one training

After the training, time for some photo ops with the group.  (He did a photo with each attendee at the beginning)

See Jason trying to do a Seahorse?
See Jason trying to do a Seahorse?

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And after the water works, we heard some incredibly inspiring stories… his story… his challenges and how to win 8 medals at the Olympics.

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And I (Gareth) got to hold an Olympic gold medal in my hand!  (Not quite how 8-year-old Gareth thought of it, but pretty awesome!!!)

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Ygnacio Wood Auction – July 16

We are rapidly approaching our exciting auction…  Come join us for an evening of enjoyment, friendship and some good food.  We also use this time to raise money for our club and team, and we have some fantastic donated items for your pleasure.

  • Kaia F.I.T.

  • ivivva

  • 49er tickets

  • A’s tickets

  • Boundary Oaks Golf Course

  • Club Renaissance

  • Regal Cinema

  • Bay Area Part Company

  • Spa Nails and Waxing

  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car

  • Salon Salon

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Olympian Jason Lezak Swim Clinic

Jason Lezak swam his whole life in Southern California from the age of 5 until retiring after the last Olympics at 36. He’s best known for his anchor swim on the 2008 4×100 freestyle relay which was voted by Sports Illustrated as the most memorable single performance by an American at the Beijing Games.

The swim clinic will be on July 14 from 3-6pm.  (This may go to 7pm if our registration numbers are high)  This is open to YW swimmers and others swimmers too.  Cost is $50 per Ygnacio Wood swimmer.   Parents are welcome to watch.  Absolutely no recording of the event is allowed.
The clinic will include a motivational talk, Q & A, in the water teaching freestyle, starts, and turns, as well as autographs and pictures with his medals. Your customized clinic will also include for every swimmer a gift bag of a DVD, notebook, autograph card, and a Mutual of Omaha breakout swim clinic t-shirt.
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Registration is now open to non-YWST members.  Please register above.  (For YWST members, you must now register here too)
This event is open to swimmers in the area 18 & Under only.
NOTES: While parents are allow to be on the deck during this event, ABSOLUTELY no recording of the event is allowed.  Please respect Jason’s rules.

Swimming (and improving) is what we are about

Swimming is a great part of our community, even beyond our swim team.  Most of you know, but we offer lessons for young kids who can’t yet swim, and we offer lessons for those looking to improve.
This year, we are bringing 4-time gold medal Olympian Jason Lezak in to do a stroke clinic on July 14th.  So, we have a lot going on for our community… most of these events are open to non-team members too.  Read below and see what’s happening!

Sea Pony Swim Lessons Registration is Open
Sign up now for Spring and Summer Sessions! Safe swimming is fun swimming
Sea Pony Information: http://ywst.org/lessons/
Give your 4 to 8 year-old the gift of swimming to use for a lifetime!

Private Lessons for little ones?

One on one private evening lessons will be available this summer, beginning June 13th for non-swim team members. 20 minute sessions.
Watch for sign ups here and at the pool or contact Ari Davis for more information, phone 925-586-0898 and/or email Ariananicdavis@gmail.com

Stroke Technique, Turns and Dives – Private Coaching

The YW coaching staff will be available after swim team hours for private lessons and help with improvement on stroke technique, turns and dives. This is a great opportunity for one on one time with a coach and your swimmer to work on areas specific to your child’s needs for improvement. Watch for more information posted at pool for sign ups, specific times, coaches and pricing.

Olympian Jason Lezak Swim Clinic

Jason Lezak swam his whole life in Southern California from the age of 5 until retiring after the last Olympics at 36. He’s best known for his anchor swim on the 2008 4×100 freestyle relay (http://vimeo.com/7735706) which was voted by Sports Illustrated as the most memorable single performance by an American at the Beijing Games.
The swim clinic will be on July 14 from 3-6pm.  (This may go to 7pm if our registration numbers are high)  This is open to YW swimmers and others swimmers too.  Stay tuned for details.  Cost is $50 per swimmer.
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Fees for 2016 Remain the Same

The Ygnacio Wood Swim Team is part of the Ygnacio Wood Swim Club.  All team members are members of the club, with varying benefits.

 Membership

Full Club Membership

A full season of access to the club and all club activities for you and your family.
(6 Club Job Hours required)*

$450
NEW Member Full Club Membership

A full season of access to the club and all club activities for you and your family. (New club members are members who haven’t been members at YWSC in the past 3-years)
(4 Club Job Hours required)*

$350
Associate Club Membership

Access to the club during swim team activities (meets, practices, fun events) only.
(2 Club Job Hours required)*

$200
Retired Club Membership

Full club access to retired, adult-only members in our community.
(No Club Job Hours required)*

$200
Teen Membership

Full access to the club for aged 15-18 (as of June 15) members of our swim team. This is for the swimmer only and not for their family.
(2 Club Job Hours required)*

$0

* Club Jobs are opportunities to improve on the club facilities or activities.  There are several opportunities a year to participate.

Team Fees

Fees to belong to the Ygnacio Wood Swim Team are based on the age and number of children swimming.

As a swim team member, fees to our league championship and all dual meets are included.  However, you are responsible for the meet entry fees for all other large meets (City, Dana Hills, Crossing, Woodlands).

For swimmers under the age of 15, you are required to have a CLUB membership (see above) also.

First Swimmer per Family

Your family will be required to commit to $125 of fundraising during the season. **

$225
Each Additional Swimmer per Family

Your family will be required to commit to $125 of fundraising during the season. **

$125
15-18 Swimmer

For families who only have swimmer(s) whom are aged 15-18 (as of June 15).  This swimmer cannot be used as the “first swimmer” to get the discount on additional children.  15-18-only families are not required to commit to fundraising.  This fee includes splash fees to all meet.

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* Team Jobs are required of most families.  This includes timing, snack shack, board member positions and other jobs that directly benefit the team.  Click here for full details on team job requirements.

** All swim team families are required to raise $125 per swim season. Please keep in mind that the pool needs to bring in additional funds outside of annual dues and swim team fees in order to keep the facility up to date.  Full details of how to fundraise are here.

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Polar Bear Plunge

A huge thanks to Tricia McCann and Angie Elgazzar for organizing our polar bear plunge on Dec 31, 2015!  The water was cold (there was ice on the baby pool), and the hot chocolate was hot, and the swimmers were all a little crazy!

Thanks everyone for showing your seahorse pride!!!

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Auction 2015

Our always fun and amazing auction is scheduled for Saturday, July 18th at 5pm.  Come and join us… and see the full list of items at YWST.org/auction.

This is a major fund raiser for our team… invite your friends… and buy your golden ticket… and have fun!  A lot of fun!!!

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DISCOUNTED Team Fees – mid-season

We are very pleased to be able to offer discounted fees for Ygnacio Wood Swim Team members joining between June 27th and July 6th.

If you join after June 27th, you can take a 50% discount off the team fees (under 15 only) AND the associate membership fee.

These discounts would apply to CLUB ASSOCIATE membership and team memberships ONLY.  (Not including team teen $125 membership, as teen memberships include all meet splash fees)

Fundraising and Club Jobs requirements will remain unchanged.  (See details on our Fees page)

There is no discount for full club memberships or retired club memberships.

This promotion is available only by contacting Gareth Patterson at dir@ywst.org prior to registering.

*There are league requirements for swimming at meets in order to swim at league and the “big meets” at the end of the year.  You MUST meet these requirements by swimming in our dual meets prior to the big meets.

 

Ygnacio Wood Swim Club & Team