SUMMERDARTS AND DART SWIM SCHOOL SUMMER 2024

 

Dart Swimming will offer a full slate of swimming for ages 18 months through teens at the Davis Community Pool this summer.  Registration opens on April 3 at 7:00 am for swimmers in Summerdarts, Teendarts and Dart Swim School Summer Programming. A link will be posted here prior to that date to enable parents to set up portals prior to registration.  

Click here for info on Dart Swim School Spring Information

Click here for info on Springdarts

Click here for info on Dart Camp 

Click here for info on Summerdart and Swim School Coaching Applications

 

SUMMERDARTS AND TEENDARTS

Summerdarts has been a part of Davis swimming for over 35 years. Summerdarts is an 8-week program for swimmers ages 6-teens from June 10-August 3.

Summerdart swimmers must be age six (by 6/1/24) through 12 who meet minimum swim skills. Teendarts is for swimmers entering 7th through 10th grade. The focus for both groups is fitness and fun as well as teaching and improving stroke technique. Swimmers should be able to comfortably swim 25 yards of freestyle and backstroke comfortably to join this group. 

Summerdart and Teendart practices emphasize the introduction and improvement of stroke skills, water fitness, water games, and introduction to competition in a fun atmosphere.  Practices are offered three days per week with no mandatory attendance requirements. Practices are geared for swimmers of all ability levels, from novice to experienced.

Swimmers must meet minimum skills levels (listed below). Swimmers not meeting skill levels may fit best in Dart Swim School offerings.

Summerdarts and Teendarts swim in the deep pool.

DART SWIM SCHOOL                                          

NEW IN 2024!  We are expanding our Dart Swim School programming for the summer, and will offer a full slate of swim lessons for ages 18 months to 10 years. We will offer 3 Swim School sessions:

  • Session 1: June 10-July 3, offered on MW or TT (Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Blue, Green, and Purple).
  • Session 2: July 8-July 31, offered MW or TT (Yellow, Orange, Pink, Red, Blue, Green, and Purple)
  • Session 3: Aug. 6-15, offered TWTH (Pink, Red, Blue, Purple)

 

NEW: Our popular Minidart program for swimmers ages 4-7 who are not ready or age-eligible for Summerdarts will now be offered through Dart Swim School for the summer. Instead of Minidarts, swimmers will be eligible for Green or Purple based on their skill/age level. Green and Purple are offered in the shallow pool.  Skill levels are noted below. Swimmers in Pre-Team in Spring 2024 should sign up for Summerdarts. 

Swim School is in the shallow pool. 

 

SWIM SKILLS AND EVALUATIONS

Swimmers signing up for Summerdarts must meet minimum swim skills. To assess skills, we will do Swim Evaluations of all swimmers new to our program ages 12 and under, and to all returning swimmers ages 10 and under.  These will be at Community Pool on May 11 and 18. Returning swimmers age 11 and up and Teendarts do not need to do evaluations but should be able to swim 25 yards of kick, freestyle and backstroke comfortably.

Who needs evaluations?

  • All new swimmers ages 12 and under, excluding Teendarts.
  • All returning swimmers ages 10 and under.
  • Exceptions: The following swimmers DO NOT NEED evaluations: swimmers enrolled in 2024 Springdarts or Dart Swim School as we can assess their swim level at their spring sessions. 

At Summerdart evaluations, swimmers must demonstrate the following skills to be eligible for Summerdarts:

·        Kicking with board (20 yards unaided)

·        Freestyle (ability to swim 20 yards, with breathing, unaided)

·        Backstroke (ability to swim 20 yards, unaided)

·        Bobs (rhythmic breathing)

·        Comfort of swimming in all areas/depths of water

Swimmers age 7 and under who do not meet these levels can move to Dart Swim School classes that best fit their skill levels:

DART SWIM SCHOOL LEVELS

Ages (may vary)

Requirements

Yellow

18 mon-2 years Beginner

Get in water without parent.  Max Ratio 2 swimmers: 1 coach

 

Orange

2-4 yrs Beginner

Put face in water independently and blow bubbles.  Max Ratio 2 swimmers: 1 coach

 

Pink

3-5 yrs Beginner

Float with assistance and go underwater without assistance. Kicks independently on noodle/kickboard. Swimmers in this group must be comfortable in 3 feet deep water. Max Ratio 3 swimmers: 1 coach

 

Red

4-6 yrs

Beginner

Float on back and stomach without assistance. Can swim 3 yards of freestyle. Max Ratio 3 swimmers: 1 coach

 

Blue

4-6 yrs

Intermediate

Kick/Swim 10 yards unassisted freestyle (usually does side breathing) and backstroke. Max Ratio 4 swimmers: 1 coach

 

Purple

5-8 yrs

Advanced

Kick/Swim 15 yards unassisted freestyle (with side breathing) and backstroke without stopping Able to swim in deeper pool. Max Ratio 5 swimmers: 1 coach

Green

6-10 yrs Beginner

This group is for older swimmers who are new to swim lessons. Swimmers must be able to do Bobs and glide off wall independently. Max Ratio 4 swimmers: 1 coach

 

DAYS OF THE WEEK INFO: 

  • Summerdarts and Teendarts are offered Monday through Friday for 50 minutes. Swimmers may attend up to 3 workouts per week, and can choose any two days M-T-W-TH, with the third day being Friday. Swimmers can vary their days MTWTH weekly, and do not need to let us know of their choices.  
  • Swim School classes are offered on either Mon/Wed or Tu/Th. The August Swim School session will be offered on Tu/We/Th for 2 weeks.
  • We offer morning classes between 10-11:30 am, and afternoon classes between 3-6 pm. Exact times will be posted here soon.

FEE INFORMATION 

  • Summerdarts and Teendarts:$415 for 8 weeks. Fees include a shirt and swim cap.
  • Swim School: $195 per 4 week session. You may sign up for 1 or both sessions. Swimmers new to Dart Swim School will receive a shirt.
  • August Session: $145 (2 week session).

Other Fee Info:

  • Once you have registered, no refunds will be made without a medical excuse, a doctor’s note and the coach’s permission. There is a non-refundable fee of $50.00 per swimmer should a refund be granted.  Enrollment is nontransferable and cannot be prorated based on vacations or partial attendance.  Refunds are not granted for swimmers not receiving desired swim practice time. We do not offer makeup sessions for illness or vacation. We do try to offer makeup sessions if possible due to cancelations for weather or pool issues but these are not guaranteed. 
  • Families enrolling three or more swimmers in any Dart programming from the same household qualify for a third swimmer discount (the first two swimmers pay full fees and all other siblings pay half fee).  Third child discount is applied to the lowest registration fee.
  • Scholarships and payment schedules are available upon request. Scholarship applications and information can be found at this link. Applications are due on May 1. 

PRIVATE LESSONS: One-on-one coaching for 30-minute sessions will also be offered on at Civic Pool on Tuesdays from 2:00-2:30 or 2:30-3:00 pm on June 12, 19, 26 and July 10, 17, and 24. Cost per session is $40. 

OTHER INFORMATION

  • Optional Fun Meets will be offered on several Saturday mornings. These are for all levels in Summerdarts and Teendarts. We also offer races at these meets for Swim School participants in Red, Blue, Green, Purple and Pre-Team. Dates TBA.
  • There will be the season-ending Davis City Championships on Th-Fr-Sat August 1-2-3 followed by an end-of-summer pool party open to all Dart families on Aug. 3.
  • Other activities will be the annual Summerdart Design contest, Summerdart Sprintathon, Parent Night Out Pool Parties, July 4 Pool Party, and much more.

 

SUMMERDART AND SWIM SCHOOL DIRECTOR

Carolee Gregg  

[email protected]

[email protected]

 

SUMMERDART AND TEENDART HEAD COACH

Brad Winsor

 

SWIM SCHOOL HEAD COACH

Sydney Christian-Lichtenhan