MRAC RECREATIONAL Swim Club
MRAC Recreational Swim Club
Registration is now active for the MRAC Recreational Swim Club! Practices will start Monday, October 28 and will be held M/W 4:45 – 6:15 through February 6. Registration fee is $40. IMPORTANT: Prior to October 28, we will only register swimmers who have previously been in Swim Club but all interested families may pick up parent info sheets at the MRAC desk. All prospective new swimmers will need to come to the first practice with a parent to perform a skills assessment. If they pass the assessment, their parent may register them. If they do not pass, lessons will be recommended and they will receive a further opportunity to pass a later assessment and be admitted to Swim Club. There will be a parent meeting on the evening of the first practice/skills assessment.
Swim Club is a very popular program and a great opportunity for kids to develop their strokes and hone competitive technique in a fun and encouraging environment. Feel free to message us here, call for more info or drop by to pick up an info sheet. You may also just show up at the first parent meeting if you have more questions for the coaches about the program!
The Moab Recreation and Aquatic Center Swim Club is a program for young swimmers who desire an opportunity to refine their techniques with the goal of becoming proficient and possibly competitive swimmers. It is our hope that the club will build enthusiasm for the sport of swimming and will encourage members to move on to the competitive swim team once they are ready. Swim Club will hold a year-end inter-squad meet to provide swimmers the experience of a quasi-competitive event.
The MRAC Swim Club is not intended to take the place of swim lessons. Swimmers will be required to meet the following proficiency requirements in order to participate:
- Swimmers must be able to swim 25 yards (one length) freestyle and 25 yards backstroke.
- Club coach will have discretion to fail a swimmer, even if the child completes the swim, for weak form or inadequate conditioning. In these cases, coaches may recommend swim lessons.
We ask that registered swimmers come dressed appropriately (competition one-piece swim suits for girls and swim trunks or jammers for boys) and highly recommend goggles and caps for practice. Goggles and caps are available for purchase at the MRAC.
Parents are expected to be prepared to help with Club events; e.g., organizing the year-end meet and party and any other assistance that coaches may require.
Advanced swimmers are encouraged to join Swim Club if they are not yet old or experienced enough to try out for the GCHS Swim Team. Swimmers who desire preparation for competition will be accommodated and encouraged to compete on an individual basis in away meets by invitation and will also receive instruction intended to prepare them for GCHS Swim Team.