The Swim Season regular season starts NOW!

OK, on Wednesday!

Time Trials

Time Trials is on Wednesday, May 27th evening at the pool. Time Trials is an opportunity to set the seed times for the start of the season. Swimmers are invited to swim all strokes (free, breast, fly, back and IM) but don’t have to. We will seed swimmers on the blocks, which will take a little time (especially with our younger swimmers). We don’t need anyone to sign in or out of this event.

We ask that the parents who are at the pool for their kids help with timing, etc. This isn’t a full meet, and will go more quickly. We also don’t follow all the official timing rules, but we will have stroke and turn officials there to make sure we are only capturing good times.

There are no practices on Wednesday. Arrive no later than 5:30 for warm ups. We will start at 6pm and should be done by around 8pm.

First Dual Meet

Our first dual meet is on Saturday, May 30th at Valley Vista. If you cannot swim at this meet, please sign out by going to the “Parent’s Zone” on at The deadline to signout in Sunday evening for Wednesday meets, and Wednesday evening for Saturday meets. (If you decide after that you can or can’t attend, we maybe able to accommodate… let know. It happens!)

For the new parents, you should arrive at ClubSport Valley Vista, 3737 Valley Vista Road, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 by 8:15 for this meet. It should be over around noon. They will have a snack shack for food, but you are free to bring your own drinks and food. Space is pretty limited at this pool, so we will likely share canopies. Bring chairs to sit, blankets and towels to sit on, and sun block.

New Parents and Returning Parents Orientation

We are having a parent orientation meeting back at our pool starting around 12:30 after the meet on May 30. Bring some food back, go for a swim and we will hold a pretty casual meeting about how swim team works, and how you can get the most out of your season. Many answers can be found in our handbook. We will also be able to answer questions you may have.

As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me or call me.

Gareth Patterson