Developmental Swim Team

The Developmental Swim Team is available for swimmers who are interested in joining a swim team but are not yet ready for full participation with SWAC or CBAC. The developmental team is appropriate for swimmers 7 years of age or older* who are not yet at the competitive level but with a little more knowledge of starts, strokes, turns and techniques will be ready to join the team next season. In order to join the developmental team swimmers must have a good knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. It is also beneficial if swimmers have some knowledge of butterfly and breaststroke, however, swimmers with limited knowledge of these strokes (particularly younger swimmers) may also be ready for the developmental team. Please click here for more information about required skills. 

*If your 6-year-old child meets the criteria for developmental team/clinics listed at the "required skills and general information link" above and would like to participate, email Jennifer Steinberg at jsteinberg@cbsd.org to explore the possibility of an evaluation. 

Developmental team swimmers have three practices available each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at CB South and Fridays at CB East, and will be included in meets if the coaching staff determines that they are ready. Practices begin the first week of October. Developmental team members who are ready for meets will compete with CBAC or SWAC depending on where they live. (CBAC for students districted to CB East High School and the non-CB surrounding areas. SWAC for students districted to CB West or CB South High Schools and the non-CB surrounding areas.) Age is determined as of October 31st of the current year. For more information about the teams please follow the links at left.

Team Policies

The following policies are required of all USAS teams. Though CBAC and SWAC are not members of USAS many of its policies and procedures are observed by all CB Aquatic teams, including the developmental team. All members are responsible to adhere to the policies of the Central Bucks School District, Central Bucks Aquatics, parent handbook (located on CBAC/SWAC team sites), and any other procedural or policy statements received via email throughout the season.

By joining the developmental team you agree to be aware of and adhere to the above and the following policies:

CB Aquatics Communications Policy

CB Aquatics Locker Room Monitoring Policy

CB Aquatics Action Plan to Address Bullying

 

Registration for the 2016-2017 season is closed. For information about the 2017-2018 season check back in June 2017
 
Registration for the upcoming season occurs at evaluations. Your registration is not complete until we have received your required Developmental Team paperwork, your CB Aquatics payment, and your Parent Association check (payable to CBAC or SWAC) at evaluations and you have registered online AFTER evaluations per instructions that will be provided.
 
2016-2017 
Fall Developmental Swim Team Fees

$325 check $345 credit card
Multiple child discounts available. Please contact Jennifer Steinberg for details. jsteinberg@cbsd.org
All developmental team swimmers also pay a separate Parents Association fee of
$30 for the first child and $20 for each additional child.
Out of district residents pay a yearly out of district fee of $75 per family to participate when registering at evaluations. 
Click here to review the CB Aquatic return check and refund policy.
 
 
EVALUATIONS:

Please email Jen Steinberg at jsteinberg@cbsd.org by September 15th for evaluation times and location. The evaluation date is September 18, 2016.
 
Please consider the pre-team clinic. While swimmers are not required to participate in the pre-team clinic to participate in the developmental team, we often find (especially with the younger swimmers) that being out of the water for two months (from when their summer club team ends until our evaluations) causes them to not be evaluated as ready for the winter team. See pre-team clinic information here.  
 
A nonrefundable late fee of $100 per family will be assessed for anyone who has not made contact by September 15th and is given an evaluation resulting in an invitation to join the developmental team.

Does my child need to be fast to qualify for the developmental team? No, we consider a swimmer's swimming technique more important than speed. However, swimmers need to have the endurance to complete a practice. Speed will come with time.
 

Required Developmental Team Member Paperwork

PLEASE DO NOT DROP-OFF, MAIL, FAX OR EMAIL ANY PAPERWORK TO THE OFFICE.
PLEASE BRING ALL PAPERWORK AND TWO (2) CHECKS TO EVALUATIONS.
 
 
 
 
Please note that any correctly dated physical will be accepted. Physicals must be dated 10/01/14 or later for the 2016-2017 season and must be signed by a physician.  Always make a copy of your physical.  Copies are not kept by our office from season to season. 
 
 
Questions? Email Jennifer Steinberg at jsteinberg@cbsd.org
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