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Bobcats program is a USA Swimming program designed to constantly grow and train young swimmers to maintain a well rounded competitive swimming team.  Through attendance in USA Swimming competitive events under the guidance of certified coaches, swimmers develop their skills and abilities in this life long sport. This program is broken up into the two (2) seasons: Short Course and Long Course.  In general the dates for each season are as follows:

Short Course:  Fall & Spring Semester

                             Starts:              September 3rd, 2013

                        Ends:                March 14th, 2014
Note:  There will be no practice on the following dates during this Short Course Season

November 26th to 28th, 2013
December 23rd to December 27th, 2013 (this could be longer depending on University Closure)

 

Long Course: Summer SemesterSave Changes 

                           Starts:              May 12th, 2014

                        Ends:               August 1st, 2014

Note:  There will be no practice on the following dates during this Short Course Season
May 26th, 2014
July 4th, 2014

 

Stroke & Turn Camps
These week long camps are designed for the age-group swimmer to improve the fundamentals of swimming.   Each week is designed to focus in on a specific stroke.  Breaking down the stroke and working on drills and skills to help improve the mechanics of the stroke along with the starts and turns as well. 

Camp will run from Monday to Friday from 5:00 pm to 7:00 each evening.  Following are the dates for each stroke

COST:     $40.00 / per person.
                 NOTE: Stroke & Turn Week Long Camps cost are Included with the Annual Membership, however registration is still required. 

Freestyle             March 24th to March 28th, 2014

Backstroke         March 30th to April 4th, 2014

Breaststroke      April 7th to April 11th, 2014

Butterfly             April 14th to April 18th, 2014

Starts & Turns    April 21st to April 25th, 2014
For a complete schedule, select CALENDAR from the title bar. 

            The Bobcat Swim Club features progressive levels of swimming groups determined by commitment and ability.  These varying levels represent the milestones of a swimmer’s career and are designed to foster their competitive drive.  The developmental groups are designed to improve swimming technique. More advanced group members are expected to attend more swim practices, dry land activities, and competitive meets. The Bobcat Swim Club is about the enjoyment and development of competitive swimming within a team structure. 

            Progression from one group to another is determined by a combination of qualitative measurements.  Swimmers who demonstrate specific time standards along with a willingness, desire and commitment to competitive swimming will be considered for advancement.  When transitioning from one group to another, swimmers will have one week to visit the next level practices to ensure their ability to succeed.  After the transition period, swimmers will then meet with the coaching staff to discuss the next step!

Who can join?
There is no age limit, so if you can swim, come out and give it a try.  Individuals are given an opportunity to try the program and see if it is what they are looking for.  If interested please select the email button at the top of the page and provide the necessary information.  Someone will be in contact with you shortly. 

How do I join?
Currently we are asking individuals wishing to purchase a Bobcat Swim Club membership, to visit the business office for Campus Recreation.  This office is located inside the Ping Recreation Center in room 142.  Business office is open Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm. 

What does the membership provide?
Membership to the Bobcat Swim Club includes a membership to the Aquatic Center.  Included in the Annual Membership is access to the week long camps in between the Short Course and Long Course Seasons.

You can join for the season or for the year, it is your choice.  We have also made family memberships available.  Payment plans are available for those registering for the Annual Membership.  Program fee is as follows:


BOBCAT SWIM CLUB MEMBERSHIP FEE STRUCTURE

 

Fall/ Winter

Spring / Summer

     Annual     

Extra Family Member

Bobcat

$280

$170

$385

N/A

Bobcat Masters

$280

$170

$385

N/A

Bobcat Family

N/A

N/A

$875

$135

*Family is 4 members who live in the same address


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