Programs, clinics & shows

Programs

We can offer three programs dependent on swimmer's abilities in lap swimming, core strength, and focus/conentration. Monthly admission fee can be adjusted according to practice hours. All SSST members can participate in our annual Summer show and Arden Hills Member Appreciation Party on June 21, 2017.

equipments: Introductory swimmers need to have nose clips, goggles and caps. Intermediate/Age Group swimmers need to have buoys, flippers and paddles. For competition, each swimmer will need to have the following:  SSST team suit, SSST black cap, a plain black suit and a plain white cap.  They will also need SSST team track jacket and athletic black leggings. Optional uniform includes a black and white SSST long swim parka and black Speedo SSST backpack.  All of these can be ordered through Arden Hills Boutique.

meets: Our meets begin in January and continue through late July.  Most beginning age group swimmers participate in 5 meets held in the Pacific Association.  Teams in our association include Sacramento, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, and Santa Rosa.  We also hold meets with the Central Association, which includes teams from the Monterey Peninsula.

parent involvement: Our team depends on volunteer efforts on the part of our families.  Fundraising is a crucial part of our annual budget, which helps to keep our dues reasonable.  For this reason, all families are expected to participate.  The fundraisers vary from working Bingo to Garage Sales. We commonly host two swim meets that will require manpower from all families.  Our parent board also consists solely of volunteers.

Introductory Intermediate Age Group
level clinic summer team, year round competitive year round
target age 6-13 6-15 9-18
description A program for swimmers who would like to learn the basics of synchronized swimming in a non-competitive way. Emphasis is on learning through play, developing a love for the water, and the sport. Swimmers are featured in exhibitions and our annual show. This program is for swimmers who would like to expand upon their basics and start putting routines together. It can be a preparatory program for moving towards Age Group. Year round intermediate swimmers practice alongside the competitive swimmers year long with shorter practices. Athletes compete in 1-3 competitions and are featured in a team routine in exhibitions and our annual show. The most competitive option provided for swimmers. Swimmers are divided into age levels for practices. The programs are Age Group 10 & Under, Age Group 12 & Under, Age Group 13-15 & Age Group 16&Over. Team formation is based on age and ability level. Our season begins in September and continues to the end of July or early August. Our competition season begins in January. Many of our athletes go on to try out for the United States National Team in January. Those that make the team train for eight weeks during the summer and then compete, representing the United States internationally.
typical weekly practice schedule*1 45 minutes (4-445pm) x 3 days 45-90 minutes (530-7pm) x 3 days 3h (5-8pm) x 4-5 days
typical SSST monthly fee*1, 2 $100 (member) or $150 (non-member) $120 (year round, member) or $180 (year round, non-member) (summer team price TBD) $145-175+
one-time registration fee*3 not required required required
swim skill (required) 25 meters (any style) 25 meters (all styles) 400 meter IM
previous experiences of synchronized swimming no yes, some introductory yes, 1-3 years of intermediate
travel for competition*1, 4 no partly yes yes
Full Arden Hills & Spa membership ($225)*5 not necessary not necessary necessary
    *1. Practice schedule, SSST monthly fee, and travel expense are subject to change due to timing of seasons, combination with other swimmers, and staffing.
    *2. Exact fee depends on weekly practice hours.
    *3. $95 United States Synchronized Swimming individual (USSSI) + $10 Pacific Association Synchronized Swimming membership +$10 meet entry fee
    *4. Typical travel cost is $3000/season, which will be (partly) covered by SSST travel fundraising.
    *5. This does not apply to Arden Hills & Spa members.

Clinics and shows

Winter

Arden Hills Winter Swim Clinic 2017 II (March)

Want to try synchronized swimming?

M-W-F from 4-4:45
the entire month of March (6-29) at Arden Hills with Sac Synchro's Head Coach Ali Williams!
$100 Arden Hills & Spa members/$150 non members. Ages 5-18 years.
Our philosophy is that swimmers learn best through PLAY. Learning through play creates an atmosphere that fosters confidence and relaxation. Our goal is for the swimmers to become comfortable with shallow and deep water positions through play based water skills. Skills include: floating, swimming underwater, kicking, forward and backwards somersaults, tubs, oysters, pikes, layouts, torpedo scull, dolphin scull, and ballet legs. We also learn things we do in TEAMS like circle patterns, zippers, and star floats.
Click the link to sign up.

Spring

Sacramento Synchro Spring Swim Clinic 2017

Details will be announced.

Day: TBA (April),
Time: TBA,
Where: TBA

 

Sacramento Synchro Spring Swim Show 2017

Details will be announced.

Day: TBA (April),
Time: TBA,
Where: TBA

Summer

Sacramento Synchro Summer Clinic 2017

Details will be announced.

Day:  TBA (Aug),
Time:    TBA,
Where: TBA

 

Sacramento Synchro Annual Swim Show 2017

Details will be announced.

Day:  TBA (Aug or Sep),
Time:    TBA,
Where: TBA

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