Cyclones Swim & Dive
AGES 18 YEARS OR YOUNGER
(T-SHIRT INCLUDED IN REGISTRATION FEE)
SWIM OR DIVE ONLY:
$125/$105 OLATHE RESIDENT
BOTH SWIM AND DIVE TEAM:
$185/ $165 OLATHE RESIDENT
ALL PRACTICES HELD AT BLACK BOB BAY
About the Cyclones:
Olathe Parks & Recreation sponsors the Olathe Cyclones Swim & Dive Team. The team was organized for the purpose of promoting a summer youth recreation team in Olathe. In addition to a competitive team, the Cyclones also offer a pre-competitive level, not intended to teach children to swim, but to develop their strokes and endurance to prepare them for competition. The team is a member of the Johnson County Swim and Dive League and competes in both competitive and pre-competitive meets with other cities in the league. Team members can participate in both diving and swimming, if desired.
Parent Meeting will be held Tuesday, May 19th from 5:30-7:30pm at California Trail Middle School. This is your opportunity to meet the coaches, order team suits, goggles, caps and parent T-shirts.
Requirements: Swimmers & divers will compete at their age level. Age groups will be determined by the participant’s age as of June 1, 2014. Participants must be 18 years or younger to be eligible. We offer 3 programs: Competitive Swim, Pre-Competitive Swim, and Diving.
Competitive Swimming (Intermediate & Advanced): Should be able to swim 50 meters unassisted prior to the start of the season. Practices will take place in a 50 meter pool. In competitive meets, events are 50 meters. If you are unsure what level to enroll your swimmer in, the coaches can help determine that.
Pre-competitive Swimming: Pre-Comp swimmers should be able to swim 25 meters unassisted. Swimmers who are 11&U, know only one or two strokes, and/or can swim 25 meters without stopping, will most likely be pre-competitive swimmers. Pre-competitive swimmers will swim 25-meter events in the pre-competitive meets and will practice in a 25 meter setting. This is not intended to teach children to swim, but is to develop their strokes and endurance to prepare them for competition. Advancement to the competitive level will be the decision of the coaches.
Divers: Previous experience is NOT required for divers, however they should not have a fear of jumping off the diving board forwards and/or backwards, be able to enter the water head first, and swim unassisted. Divers will need to progress to meet their age group requirements to participate in competitive meets. Based on the history of our team size and entry restrictions in our competitive league, not all divers will compete in every meet. We will offer "exhibition/pre-comp" meets to allow all Eligibility: Individuals may participate on more than one competitive team during the summer league season. USA League swimmers may swim if they are participating in a year-round program during the summer season. Individuals must compete for the city in which they reside if the city has a member team. An exception may be made if the individual lives closer to a neighboring city’s pool. Other cities with teams participating in the Johnson County Swim & Dive League are Fairway, Lenexa, Merriam, Overland Park, Prairie Village, Roeland Park, and Shawnee.
Parent Volunteers: Every family is expected to help at swim meets during the season. It takes many volunteers to make a swim meet successful. Volunteer sign-up sheets will be at the pool each week and be available on our website.
Enrollment: Begins March 24, 2014 through the Olathe Parks & Recreation office and will continue until age group limits are reached or the registration deadline of May 20, 2014.
Refunds: If a refund is requested prior to the end of the first week, a $15 administrative fee will be assessed. After the first week, there will be no refunds. All refunds must be requested in writing.
Swim Practice: Practices run from May 30- July 15
Location: Black Bob Bay
Pre-Comp 11:00 am-11:45am 5/30/14
Advanced 8:15am-10am 6/2/14
Intermediate 9:45am-11:10am 6/2/14
*Swimmers competing in the All City Championship will practice through July 9th.
Dive Practice: Practices run from May 28 - July 9th*
Location: Black Bob Pool.
Divers need to select the particular one hour slot that works best for them and stick with that for the entire season:
*Divers competing in All City will practice through July 12th.