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St. Joseph Aquatics (SJA) Spring 2018
Location: St. Joseph High School Pool
Days/Times: Vary according to level, please refer to website: http://www.sjaquatics.org/
Fall /Spring Schedule
Make your first step towards Olympic greatness and join the USA swim team . . .
2017/2018 Winter Season Registration is now available. Register and pay by Sept 9 and receive a discount!
Open House, Sep 9, 9-11 AM
Try on team suits, purchase gear, and more . . .
- Pay registration fees by cash or check in person
- Get swim gear and Otters apparel from H2O onsite
- Try on team suits to determine correct size to order
- Talk to the coaches, get questions answered
- Pick up a season schedule & parent info packet
- Perform a swim test for group placement (new swimmers only)*
Season Schedule (Tentative)
We'll also add a home meet to this schedule, once we confirm the date.
SJA is welcoming new members to their dynamic program! If you join SJA new in the Spring, you must begin in Jan. since practices only run through March.
Levels include Beginner, Intermediate 1 and 2, and Advanced. Level may be determined by previous experience or during first practice after joining.
Stroke Clinic: available as a separate, 2nd choice to any swimmer involved in fall and spring semester SJA. The stroke clinic starts the week after spring break.
All Groups: All groups will be taught the fundamentals of swimming, practice, and competition. However, the coaching staff hopes to help the athlete develop as a person and as a teammate while inspiring a passion for swimming. The swimmer will be challenged physically, mentally, and personally and will learn both interpersonal lessons and health and fitness lessons in a positive, team atmosphere.
New families: Students who are new to SJA are granted a 2 week trial period before committing to the program.
Current SJA students: Full year commitment is expected upon fall registration; SJA must be checked again for spring 2018 partnership registration or the remaining of the joining fee (approx. 1/2) must be self-paid.
SJA offers practice at all levels 5 evenings/week. Although daily attendance is not required, at least 3 days/week is encouraged to gain the most benefit from the program. Please consider the time commitment before selecting this class. Travel to meets is also the responsibility of the family; students may choose which meets they wish to attend. Meets are usually held in Portage, Grand Ledge, Lakeview and Grand Rapids areas.
Initial insurance and joining fees covered; meet fees are NOT included and must be self-paid. Meet fees usually run approx. $3-7 per event per meet. Any uniforms or equipment are the responsibility of the family.
*Please note: it is important to make as informed a decision as possible when choosing your student's Community Resource classes. Most locations will allow a student to drop a class after one meeting, at no charge if it wasn't a good fit for the student, but not all. Some classes plan ahead based on the number that have signed up and have purchased materials, hired teachers, etc. and there might be a fee for class time or materials given to the student if the student drops after one or two meetings. The school cannot pay for classes that students do not complete, so choose wisely; if you do not take the class off of your student's schedule by the deadline, you may be asked to pay for the class time incurred prior to dropping the class.
Teacher of Record: Sara Smothers