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Welcome 2014 Summer Aquatics Program Mesquite Aquatic Center, Greenfield, Williams Field and Perry pools are scheduled to open for the season on Saturday, May 24. The aquatics program offers a wide variety of cool activities that include swimming lessons, public swimming sessions, youth swim and dive teams, and more! Each aquatic facility has a waterslide or play feature, shade ramadas, a concession stand and/or vending machines, and diving boards for your enjoyment! See you at the pools!

GILBERT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM The Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department is committed to offering quality programs at affordable prices. Fee assistance is available for all Youth Aquatic Programs if eligibility is approved through the Gilbert Parks & Recreation office. GAP Application forms are available online at: www.gilbertaz.gov/ departments/parks-and -recreation/formsflyers All GAP applications must be completed prior to the registration dates for Swimming Lessons and Swim/Dive teams. Please call (480) 503-6200 for more information.

Americans with Disabilities Act The Town of Gilbert complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). For accommodations please call 503-6200

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Inside this issue: Facilities Information and Map

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Public Swim Information

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Pool Rentals

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Swimming Lessons Information

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Class Descriptions

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2014 Summer Pool Events and Guard Start Information

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Saturday Swimming Lessons

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Swimming Lesson Schedule (Sample) and Pool schedules

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Swim and Dive Team Information 14-17


Greenfield Pool:

Mesquite Aquatic Center:

35 S. Greenfield Road

100 W. Mesquite Street

(Located at Greenfield Junior High School)

(Located at Mesquite Junior High School)

(480)503-6206

(480)503-6206

Perry Pool:

Williams Field Pool:

1775 E. Queen Creek Road

1900 S. Higley Road (480)503-6206 Greenfield

Gilbert Guadalupe

Higley

(480)503-6206 Val Vista

(Located at Williams Field High School)

Lindsay

(Located at Perry High School)

Greenfield Pool

Elliot Mesquite Aquatics Warner

Center

Ray Williams Field Pool Williams Field

Pecos

Queen Creek

Perry Pool

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Public Swimming Schedule May 24 – August 2, 2014 (subject to change) All pools will be closed on Sundays

Mesquite Aquatic Center

Greenfield Pool

Williams Field Pool

Perry Pool

Monday-Friday

Monday-Friday

Monday-Friday

Monday-Friday

1-6pm*

1-4:30pm

1-4:30pm

1-4pm*

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

Saturday

11am-4pm

11am-4pm

11am-4pm

*Please note: Mesquite Pool closes at 4pm all Thursdays in June due to swim meets.

11am-4pm *Please note: Due to CUSD schedule, the Perry Pool hours will change beginning 7/21/14. New hours will be 11am-4pm 7/21-8/2.

Public Swimming Fees Pay Per Visit

Punch Card

Youth (17 and under) $1

Card with 30 punches $25

Adult (18 and over) $3

3 punches per adult visit 1 punch per child visit 17% savings over daily rates

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Punch cards are valid at any of the four Town of Gilbert pools for admission and can be used by any family member and guests.

Punch cards will be sold at all pools beginning May 24 during public swimming hours.

Punch cards will not be sold at the Parks & Recreation offices prior to the season.


Public Swimming Policies * *

Children 6 years old and under must be accompanied by an adult or responsible person (12+). Swim suits only: No cut-off shorts, cotton shorts, or T-shirts are permitted.

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All persons entering the aquatic facility must pay the entry fee-including infants(1+ yrs) and observers.

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No flotation devices, except as follows: “Water Wings” are permitted in the pool zero depth areas only but NOT in the main pool areas.

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Water “Noodles” are permitted at all facilities.

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Lifejackets are permitted only with the approval of the Pool Manager on duty.

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Children who are not toilet trained must wear a disposable swim diaper at all times.

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We ask that all guests use the restroom and shower before entering and enjoying the pool.

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Guests who are sick or ill (diarrhea, incontinent, vomiting) are asked to visit after they have recovered from their illness.

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There are additional rules and regulations posted at each aquatic center.

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Please review these regulations when you visit any of our fantastic facilities.

Private pool rentals will be taken on a limited basis this season at the Mesquite Aquatic Center only. Reservations will be accepted beginning May 1, 2014 for the summer season. (Pool rentals during the summer can be accommodated after public swimming sessions. Call 480.503.6200 for availability.) Available pool rental dates for 2014 at Mesquite Aquatic Center are: August 11-16 - Monday-Friday times 6:30-8:30pm, Saturday - All day available. August 18-23 - Monday-Friday times 6:30-8:30pm, Saturday - All day available. Cost varies by size of group, (An average 2 hour rental at Mesquite Aquatic Center for up to 150 people is $400. Plus $50.00 booking fee)

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SWIMMING LESSONS AND AQUATIC CLASSES The Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department provides an extensive American Red Cross Learn to Swim program. Emphasis is placed on safety with these courses and a safety skill is discussed daily. Additionally, classes are offered in Diving, Aquacise, and for those with Special Needs. If you have any comments or concerns regarding the lesson program or other aquatic classes, please contact the instructor or Pool Managers beginning May 24.

Resident On-line Registration Begins 7am

Non-Resident On-line Registration Begins 10am

Lesson Dates

Lesson Days

Published 5pm

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4/28

5/6

5/6

5/27-6/5

5/27-5/30 T-F, 6/2-6/5 M-Th

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6/2

6/5

6/5

6/9-6/19

Mon-Thurs

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6/16

6/19

6/19

6/23-7/2

6/23-6/27 M-F, 6/30 to 7/2 M-W

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6/30

7/3

7/3

7/7-7/17

Mon-Thurs

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7/14

7/17

7/17

7/21-7/31

Mon-Thurs

Session

Schedule

Note: Registration for swim lessons can also be done at all pools beginning at 10am on registration days.

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Register at: www.GilbertRecreation.com


On-Line Registration www.GilbertRecreation.com 1. In order to register through On-line registration, you will need a main contact client number, a family PIN number and a credit card. 2. If you do not have a main contact client number and a family PIN number, please call (480) 503-6200 to set up an account. 3. Visit www.GilbertRecreation.com to register On-line. Payments can be made with a Visa, Master Card or American Express.

Don't have an account?‌ Please call 480-503-6200 Monday-Thursday 7am-6pm to find out how to set one up.

SWIM LESSON - REFUND POLICY No refunds or credits will be issued for swimming lessons due to the extremely high demand for this program and the short registration periods. If your child is unable to attend lessons, we are unable to fill their spot in class since we don’t take waiting lists for the swim lesson program. No make-ups or refunds will be issued due to inclement weather.

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PARENT-TOT: $25 per session

LEVEL CLASSES:

(6-36 months) 12 participants per class Designed for children to begin the process of learning basic water skills to help them become comfortable and relaxed in a swimming pool environment. The child must be accompanied by a parent/guardian (12+yrs) in the water that will help the child adapt to the aquatic environment with an instructor’s assistance. Focuses on: water adjustment, water entry/exit, exploration and submersion.

Level I—Water Exploration: $25 per session (5yrs and up) 5 participants per class The students will be familiarized with the aquatic environment. This is a first time exposure to the pool, lessons, and an instructor. Skills learned in this level will include face submersion, breath control (bubble blowing), supported floating on front and back, kicking and beginning arm action.

PRE-SCHOOL LEVEL CLASSES Tadpoles: $44 per session (30-48 months) 3 participants per class This class is geared towards toddlers who are gaining comfort in the water and working on basic swim skills. The goal of this class is to work on the process of swimming without the parent and introduce new skills. Focuses on: independent entry/exit, front/back glides, front/back floats, kicking and basic front/back arm movements. Previous participation in Parent-Tot is highly recommended.

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Level II—Primary Skills: $25 per session (5yrs and up) 7 participants per class At this level, the students will fully submerge head and retrieve objects, go into deep water with support, float on front and back for five seconds, demonstrate rhythmic breathing, front and back crawl, and kicking on front and back. Level III—Stroke Readiness: $25 per session (5yrs and up) 7 participants per class To register for Level III and to participate comfortably, students should have completed Level II and/or Sea Lions successfully. The focus of Level III is coordination of the front and back crawl for 15 yards with good breathing, beginning to tread water and the elementary backstroke. In addition, safe diving practices from the side of the pool and underwater swimming are elements of this level.

Shrimps: $25 per session (3-5yrs) 5 participants per class Designed for a first time swimmer who is gaining comfort and confidence in the water. This class will focus on the fundamentals: blowing bubbles, front and back float, head submersion, bobbing, front/ Level IV—Stroke Development: $25 per session back arm movements and supported front/back (6yrs and up) 8 participants per class kick. This is the course where students really begin to look like “swimmers”. Building on the skills already acquired, Otters: $25 per session students will be able to swim at least 25 yards of front (3-5yrs) 5 participants per class Intended for children who have mastered front and and back crawl easily, increase endurance, master rotary breathing, and learn the basics of breastroke, scissor kick, back floating. The class will focus on the coordination of arm and leg movements on front/ and turning at the wall. Enrollment in this level should occur after completion of Level III. back, underwater swimming, kicking without support on front/back and turning over front to back/back to front. Level V—Stroke Refinement: $25 per session Sea Lions: $25 per session (6yrs and up) 8 participants per class (3-5 yrs) 6 participants per class The purpose of this course is to coordinate and refine the Geared for children who can float unassisted on main strokes learned, build endurance, and to introduce front and back, kick on front/back without support, the butterfly. Students must be able to swim at least 50 perform front/back crawl, and swim underwater. yards front and back crawl. This class will continue to This class will concentrate on rhythmic breathing, teach breaststroke, sidestroke, and flip turns. elementary backstroke, and diving from the side of the pool.


SPECIALTY SWIM CLASSES:

ADAPTIVE RECREATION CLASSES:

Beginning Diving: $25 per session (5yrs and up) 6 participants per class Diving participants must have passed Level II or Sea Lions swim lessons. This class teaches board work, front and back approaches, and will prepare participants for more advanced skills and the basics of competitive diving.

$25 per session (no age requirement) 1 student per class

These classes offer one-on-one instruction designed to meet the needs of children or adults with special needs and/or developmental disabilities. Due to the specialized nature of this instruction, it is recommended that you speak with a Pool Manager PRIOR to registering Intermediate Diving: $25 per session your child in the special needs classes. These class times (6yrs and up) 8 participants per class are reserved for those youths/adults who have This class is for more advanced divers and will developmental disabilities and are unable to participate teach participants more advanced skills such as in a class designed for their age/skill level with other flips, back dives, and twists. students. For the 2014 season, special needs classes will Adult Beginner: $25 per session be allocated an on-line code so registration can occur (16+yrs and up) Up to 2 participants per class during the swim lesson registration on-line periods. This class works on skills and strokes the adult would like to improve. Aquacise: $25 per session or $3 per class (12yrs and up) 12 participants per class This class is a low-impact fun way to stay cool and tone your muscles. This class stresses cardiovascular endurance and introduces exercises to tighten and firm your muscles.

Our classes offer more flexibility for children to be enrolled in multiple classes. 5 year old children are allowed to register for Shrimps (Preschool), Levels 1-3 , and Diving classes.

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2014 Splashing Summer Events This summer, the Town of Gilbert will be offering fun events for all ages at each pool! Choose between Dive-In Movies at the Mesquite Aquatic Center or a Kiddie Carnival at Greenfield Pool to a fun 4th of July Picnic at Perry Pool! Fees will vary based on events, so keep checking our aquatics webpage for updated information. We look forward to seeing you this summer! EVENT

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

Kiddie Carnival

Saturday, June 7, 2014

11am-2pm

Greenfield Pool

Saturday, June 21, 2014

11am-2pm

Williams Field Pool

Saturday, June 21, 2014

8pm-10:00pm

Mesquite Aquatic Center

Friday, July 4, 2014

11am - 2pm

Perry Pool

Saturday, July 19, 2014

8pm - 10pm

Mesquite Aquatic Center

*Ages 10 and under $3 adults/$1 child

Family Pirate Party $3 adult/$1 child

Dive-In Movie $3 adult/$1 child

Old Fashioned 4th of July Picnic Swim Party $3 adult/$1 child

Dive-In Movie $3 adult/$1 child

GUARD START The Town of Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department and the American Red Cross are sponsoring a GUARD START program for the 2014 Aquatic Season. This program is designed for youth 12-15 years of age who would like to work as a Lifeguard, but are too young to take the required classes from the American Red Cross. The experience gained in this class will encourage a youngster to continue with their education and training to become a Certified Lifeguard through the American Red Cross Lifeguard Training Course. Training will include rule enforcement, CPR demonstrations, First-Aid training, and various rescue scenarios. Registration will be through www.Gilbertrecreation.com only and will begin: May 6 at 7am for residents May 6 at 10am for non-residents Location: Williams Field and Greenfield Pools Program Dates (8 total classes) : Monday-Friday - 6/23 - 6/27 Monday-Wednesday 6/30 - 7/2 Program Time - 12pm-3pm Cost-$60.00

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Too busy during the week to register for our weekday lessons? Saturday lessons are great for those with busy schedules and no availability during the week! Lessons will be held on Saturdays, from 8-11am ONLY at Perry Pool this summer. Fees will be $25/session. Classes will be 25-30 minutes long. Registration for these lessons will begin on May 6 at 7am for Gilbert residents, and May 6 at 10am for non-residents at: www.gilbertrecreation.com See you there!

2014 Saturday Swim Lessons Perry Pool Day

Dates

Times

Fee

Saturday Class

6/7-7/12

8-11am

$25 session

Session (6 classes)

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Mesquite Aquatic Center Swimming Lessons Monday-Thursday, between 9:30am-12pm for two weeks (8 classes).

Greenfield Pool Swimming Lessons Monday-Thursday, between 9:30am-12pm for two weeks (8 classes). Monday-Thursday, between 5-8pm for two weeks (8 classes).

Williams Field Pool Swimming Lessons Monday-Thursday, between 9:30am-12pm for two weeks (8 classes). Monday-Thursday, between 5-8pm for two weeks (8 classes).

Perry Pool Swimming Lessons Monday-Thursday, between 9:30am-12pm for two weeks (8 classes). Saturday, between 8-11am for 6 weeks (6 classes).

Stay Cool with Gilbert Parks and Recreation!

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CLASS

CLASS

NAME

AGE

Parent/Tot

6-36mos

Tadpoles

30-48 mos

Shrimps

3,4,5

Otters

3,4,5

Sea Lions

3,4,5

Level 1

5 to 15

Level 2

5 to 15

Level 3

5 to 15

Level 4

6 to 15

Level 5

6 to 15

Adult Lap Swim

12 and up

Diving-Begin

5 to 15

Diving-Interm

6 to 15

Special Needs/Adult

varies

9:30

10:00

10:30

CLASS AGE

Parent/Tot

6-36mos

Tadpoles

30-48 mos

Shrimps Otters Sea Lions Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5 Adult Lap Swim Diving-Begin

3,4,5 3,4,5 3,4,5 5 to 15 5 to 15 5 to 15 6 to 15 6 to 15 12 and up 5 to 15

Diving-Interm Special Needs/Adult

6 to 15 varies

9:30

10:00

11:30

Adult Lap Swim (12+yrs) 9:30-12pm $3

MORNING CLASSES CLASS NAME

11:00

10:30

11:00

EVENING CLASSES 11:30

Adult Lap Swim (12+yrs) 9:30am-12pm $2

5pm

5:30

6:00

6:30

7:00

7:30

Aquacise $3/day (Class 6-6:45pm)

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The Youth Summer Swim and Dive Team Programs begin on Tuesday, May 27 at the Mesquite Aquatic Center, Greenfield, Williams Field, and Perry pools.

SWIM/DIVE TEAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURES On-line, Mail-In, and Walk-In registration will be accepted for the Youth Swim and Dive Team programs. Parents, please understand that these programs will reach capacity at most age levels and On-line registration is highly recommended! Gilbert residents will receive registration priority.

The Swim/Dive Team Program is non-competitive in nature and is designed to introduce a child to the fun of competitive swimming or diving in a team environment. Swim and dive meets will be held on one Saturday morning and selected evenings through June and July. These programs are open to all youngsters ages 5 to 17. For more information, please call: Gilbert Parks & Recreation Department at (480) 503-6200. Swim/Dive Team

Gilbert

Non

Registration

Residents

Residents

On-line

4/1 at 7am

Begins 4/2

Mail-In

Begins 4/1

Walk-In

Begins 4/7

**REFUND POLICY** We highly recommend that all participants swim during the preseason camp week and parents speak with the coaches prior to the refund deadline of May 15. After May 15, absolutely NO REFUNDS will be issued to children who are unable to meet the skill requirements of this program. We are unable to fill your child’s spot on the teams, and most parents have to find alternative activities for their children if they find they are unable to participate in this program. If you choose to withdraw your child from swim/dive teams, your refund request must be made on or before 6pm May 15th by calling the Parks & Recreation office ONLY at 480-503-6200. After May 15th, if your child simply elects to not participate in the swim or dive team program after registration due to fear of practice, anxiety, or other issues, we cannot offer a refund or credit. Thank you for your understanding in advance.

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SWIM & DIVE MEETS WILL TAKE PLACE MAINLY ON THURSDAY EVENINGS. Note: Swim Meets will be held at Perry and Mesquite Pools. Dive meets will be held at Williams Field Pool.

DURING SWIM AND DIVE MEETS, 11 AND 12 AGE GROUPS WILL ONLY COMPETE AGAINST 11 AND 12 AGE GROUPS, AND WILL NOT COMPETE AGAINST THE 13 AND UP AGE GROUP. PRACTICE TIMES FOR THESE AGE GROUPS ARE NOW COMBINED. All children MUST practice at the pool and practice time that they are registered for. We receive many requests for special exceptions to scheduled practice times, and unfortunately we cannot allow certain age groups to get overbooked by allowing multiple practice exception requests. Your child’s age as of June 1, 2014 will determine what age group to register them in this program. You may register your child for both swim and/or dive teams and simply choose what practice or meet to attend that day. Parents please note: The swim team program reaches capacity quickly in certain locations. Your child is not allowed to be registered at a pool and also waitlisted at another pool at the same time. Parents must elect to register or waitlist their child, but cannot do both. Thank you for your understanding.

Important Swim Team Dates Swim Team Preliminary Meet: 7/10 (9yrs and up) at 5pm - Perry Pool 7/11 (8yrs and under) at 5pm - Perry Pool (Warmups @ 4pm; meets start @ 5pm)

Championship Swim Meets: 7/15 (9yrs and up) at 5pm - Perry Pool 7/16 (8yrs and under) at 5pm - Perry Pool (Warmups @ 4pm; meets start @ 5pm)

Swim and Dive meet schedules will be available on-line beginning May 12, 2014 at: http://www.gilbertaz.gov/ departments/parks-and-recreation/ aquatics

Register at: www.GilbertRecreation.com

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Pre-season swim and dive team camps (which are included in the summer swim or dive team registration fee) begin on Monday, May 12th through Thursday, May 15th. Summer practice hours on page 19, begin on Tuesday, May 27th for all teams. Pre-season Swim and Dive Camps Mesquite/Greenfield Williams Field/Perry Pools Age

Dates

Practice Times

5-6 yrs

5/12-5/15

4-4:40pm

7-8 yrs

5/12-5/15

4:40-5:20pm

9-10 yrs

5/12-5/15

5:20-6pm

11-17 yrs

5/12-5/15

6-7pm

PRE-SEASON SWIM AND DIVE CAMPS AND PROGRAM SKILL REQUIREMENTS Parents, it is important to realize that there are minimum skill levels required for your children to be on the swim and dive teams. If your child has difficulty swimming a length of the pool (25 yards) unassisted in 70 seconds or less or jumping off the diving board you should NOT enroll them in the swim and/or dive team, but instead try swimming/diving lessons. Parents who enroll their children in swim or dive teams and want to withdraw them during the first few weeks of the program if their child is not enjoying the practices will not be offered a refund. Participants who have enrolled but do not meet the individual skill requirements will be offered a credit only and directed to swimming lessons. If you enroll your child in the 2014 swim and/or dive team program this year an optional week of practice is offered prior to the regular season that will give your children a good head start on the summer and is a GREAT IDEA TO ATTEND if you think your child might not quite have the skills to participate in this program. Participants must be currently registered in the program (waiting lists participants are not eligible to participate) and MUST practice at the pool they are registered for. This week of practice is a good indication of whether your child has the skills and stamina to participate successfully in the swim or dive teams and is held PRIOR to the refund deadline of May 15th.

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Pool

Mesquite Marlins Morning Swim Team

Mesquite Tiger Sharks Evening Swim Team

Greenfield Gators Morning Swim Team

Greenfield Gators Morning Dive Team

Ages

Practice Times

11-17 yrs

6-7am

9-10 yrs

7-7:50am

7-8 yrs

7:55-8:40am

5-6 yrs

8:50-9:20am

5-6 yrs

5:30-6pm

7-8 yrs

6-6:45pm

9-10 yrs

6:45-7:30pm

11-17yrs

7:30-8:30pm

11-17 yrs

6-7am

9-10 yrs

7-7:50am

7-8 yrs

7:55-8:40am

5-6 yrs

8:50-9:20am

11-17 yrs

6-7am

9-10 yrs

7-7:50am

7-8 yrs

7:55-8:40am

5-6 yrs

8:50-9:20am

Pool

Williams Field Barracudas Morning Swim Team

Perry Piranhas Morning Swim Team

Perry Piranhas Afternoon Swim Team

Perry Piranhas Afternoon Dive Team

Ages

Practice Times

11-17 yrs

6-7am

9-10 yrs

7-7:50am

7-8 yrs

7:55-8:40am

5-6 yrs

8:50-9:20am

11-17 yrs

6-7am

9-10 yrs

7-7:50am

7-8 yrs

7:55-8:40am

5-6 yrs

8:50-9:20am

5-6 yrs

4-4:30pm

7-8 yrs

4:40-5:25pm

9-10 yrs

5:30-6:20pm

11-17

6:20-7:20pm

5-6 yrs

4-4:30pm

7-8 yrs

4:40-5:25pm

9-10 yrs

5:30-6:20pm

11-17

6:20-7:20pm

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Swim guide final 2014