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Lap-A-Thon 2017!

Pretty nice huh?!  The Lap-A-Thon is being held Thursday, June 29.  Swimmers will participate in fundraising and swimming as many laps as possible for a determined amount of time per age group.   Our overall fundraising goal is $10,000!  The first main target will be to raise enough money to cover 5 new personalized, Ygnacio Wood canopies!  Our current canopies are on their last leg and these new canopies will provide many years of shade for our timers, starters and desk crew!

Please set up your swimmer’s personalized fundraising page by  visiting the “My Event Fundraising” page on Team Unify and click Fundraising Setup.  This will walk you through setting up your profile and sharing via e-mail and Facebook!

We are excited for this event and appreciate all of your support of Ygnacio Wood Swim Team!

Sea Pony Lessons – Summer Session Registration OPEN!

Sea Ponies Registration is currently OPEN for all 2 week summer sessions, beginning Monday June 12!  The Sea Pony Lesson Program is a program specifically for children 4 to 8 years old who are interested in learning proper beginning swim technique and water safety, with the goal of continuing on to recreational swimming with Ygnacio Wood Swim Team.

Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Chipotle Fundraiser – Wednesday May 24th!

Ygnacio Wood Swim Team will be holding a Chipotle Fundraiser Wednesday, May 24th from 4-8 PM.  This will be before and during our time trials meet.  There is no snack shack for time trials, so head on over to Chipotle prior to the meet and bring over some burritos to enjoy at the pool!  A whopping 50% of the proceeds will be donated to Ygnacio Wood Swim Team!  Click on the flyer below and print out a copy to bring in when you order.  Please see the fine print if you plan to order on the phone or with gift cards.  Thank you for your support!

New Spring Practice Times

The spring afternoon practice schedule has a few minor adjustments, beginning Monday, May 8.  The new schedule will continue through Thursday, June 8.

AGE GROUP AFTERNOON PRACTICES
(APRIL 10 – JUNE 8)
13 – 18 3:45pm – 5:00pm
6 & Under
& Sea Ponies
5:05pm – 5:35pm
7 -8 5:35pm – 6:15pm
9 – 10 &
11 – 12
6:15pm – 7:15pm

Sea Pony Lesson Registration is OPEN!

Sea Ponies Registration is currently OPEN for April  10th – May 5th and May 8th – June 2nd Spring Sessions !  The Sea Pony Lesson Program is a program specifically for children 4 to 8 years old who are interested in learning proper beginning swim technique and water safety, with the goal of continuing on to recreational swimming with Ygnacio Wood Swim Team.

Please CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Fees, Fundraising and Jobs for 2017

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

In 2017, we are making changes to our fee and job structure. All members, new and old are encouraged to read and understand. If you have any questions, please reach out to Gareth Patterson at prez@ywst.org or Garrett Shelley at dir@ywst.org .

Club Membership & Jobs

Club memberships are required to use the pool facilities for any reason.  Many families use this excellent community resource for fun, exercise or just a place to hang out.  Many other families are members in our 47-year old  swim team.

2017 Change – Starting in 2017 season, we will see the return of the gate-keeper job.  In order to provide additional security and safety at our pool, and to ensure only members are using the facilities, we require most members to provide  gate-keeping duties.

Full Club Membership

A full season of access to the club and all club activities for you and your family.

Five 2-hour shifts of club jobs – that may include gatekeeping or other jobs.

$475
NEW Member Full Club Membership

A full season of access to the club and all club activities for you and your family.

Five 2-hour shifts of club jobs – that may include gatekeeping or other jobs.

$425
Associate Club Membership

Access to the club during swim team activities (meets, practices, fun events) only.

One 2-hour shifts of club jobs – that may include gatekeeping or other jobs.

$275
Retired Club Membership

Full club access to retired, adult-only members in our community where one family member is older than 60-years old.

Two 2-hour shifts of club jobs – that may include gatekeeping or other jobs.

$250
Teen Club Membership

Full club access to teen swim team members only.  Not for family use.

Two 2-hour shifts of club jobs – that may include gatekeeping or other jobs.

$0

You may opt-out of all club jobs for a fee of $175.   A job-exchange is being established, where you can arrange someone to work the job for you for $10/hour.  You are still responsible for the hours, and are subject to penalties of $20/hour if the job is not performed.

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). *See “splash fees” below.

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

First Under-15 Swimmer per Family
$275
Second Under-15 Swimmer per Family
$225
Third Under-15 Swimmer per Family
$175
Each Additional Under-15 Swimmer per Family
$125
15-18 Swimmer

All meet fees are included.  If your family ONLY has 15-18 swimmers, you can have a Teen Club membership ($0) which allows your teen to use the pool facilities.

$175

Splash Fees

Families are responsible for large invitational meet (City, Dana Hills, Crossing, Woodlands) fees.  However, you can prepay for all the large invitation meet fees at a cost of $60.  (Value is around $100)

  • Dana Hills Pentathlon – $25 per swimmer
  • Crossing’s Challenge or Woodlands Invitational – $25 per swimmer
  • Concord City Swim Championships – $30 per swimmer

Team Jobs

Team Jobs are required of all team families.  This includes timing, snack shack, board member positions and other jobs that directly benefit the team.  There is no opportunity to opt-out of team jobs, but you can hire someone to work the job for you from the job exchange page.

  • Families with 2 or more swimmers are required to work 10 team jobs.
  • Families with only 1 swimmer are required to work 8 team jobs.
  • New to swim team families are required to work 5 team jobs.

Team Fundraising

All swim team families are required to raise $150 per swim season.  Fundraising items include:

  1. All funds raised by your family during the lap-a-thon
  2. Snack shack donations (receipt required)
  3. League ad purchases
  4. Cash donations / opt-out

YWST / VVST Fall Program is online

We will be hosting and co-coaching the Fall Program at YWST this fall.  This is an excellent opportunity to improve your stroke, with a focus on technique, and continue swimming in winter.  The program runs 4 days a week (M, T, Th, F) from September 12 – November 18 (10 weeks).

We are offering 2 groups.  Group 1 (4:15pm-5pm) is for all 8&Unders and also 9-10’s that are still learning breast, fly, and IM.  Group 2 (5pm-6pm) is for all 11&Ups and also 9-10’s that can legally swim breast, fly, and IM.

Please note that all swimmers must have at least one full summer season of swimming experience.  This is not a learn-to-swim program, but rather a program to continue the fitness and development of your summer recreational swimmer.

Please register on the Valley Vista website.  This program is limited to 60 participants and we expect to sell out.  Please register soon.

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?

071416_Jason Lezak Clinic - 6s

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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071416_Jason Lezak Clinic - 12s

071416_Jason Lezak Clinic - 10s

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