Fall Pre-Team Swim ClinicRegistration for this clinic for 2021 is closed. If your swimmer is team ready, please see information on the team website about CBST-SAL as evaluations are coming up soon. The next clinic opportunity will be our spring clinic. Check that posted information here in early 2022.The pre-team clinic provides initial team-like practices for swimmers interested in joining our CBST-SAL competitive swim team and for swimmers returning to our teams who want to keep up their skills in preparation for the team season.
*If your 6-year-old child meets the criteria for clinics listed at the "required skills and general information link" above and would like to participate, email Jennifer Steinberg at email@example.com to explore the possibility of an evaluation.Dates: September 8th - October 1st, 2021Mondays & Wednesdays OR Tuesday & Thursdays (with Friday replacements for conflicts if possible)Date have been confirmed as:Monday/Wednesday session: 9/8, 9/13, 9/15, 9/20, 9/22, 9/27, 9/29Tuesday/Thursday session with Friday replacements for conflicts: 9/10, 9/14, 9/21, 9/23, 9/24, 9/28, 9/30Once initial registration is complete if there is availabilty, adding extra day(s) will be offered for an additional fee.7:15 - 8:30 p.m.All practices will be at CB South High School.Cost: $200Payment made via our online system during registration. Instructions will be emailed after evaluations.Late registration is subject to availability and a non-refundable $50 late fee.This clinic has practice two days per week and participants are encouraged to attend all assigned practices, however, the coaches understand that swimmers have other commitments. As long as your swimmer is able to attend most days, we feel that it will be beneficial. Fees cannot be prorated.Clinic participants should wear a one-piece racing suit (not a fashion suit or shorts) and should use swim goggles (not face masks) and a swim cap (if they have long hair).Swimmers are returning participants if they swam with CBST during the 2020-2021 season or if they participated in the 2021 Spring Swim Clinic at CB South and received an email stating that they may sign-up for the pre-team clinic as a return member. If you were a member of CBST-SAL during the 2019-2020 season but not during the 2020-2021 season and did not participte in the 2021 spring clinic, email Jennifer Steinberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) for registration status. All other swimmers are considered new participants.Returning participants click here for registration instructions. Registration deadline is August 15thNew participants click here for evaluation and registration instructions. Registration deadline will be shortly after your evaluation (exact date to be provided with registration instructions after your evaluation).Questions?Please see CB Aquatics FAQ Document linked here.For additional questions and contact information, follow returning or new participant link above or email Jennifer Steinberg at email@example.com.
- Participants in the pre-team clinic are swimmers 7 years of age or older* who may not yet be at the competitive level but with a little more knowledge of starts, strokes, turns, and techniques will be ready to join the SAL team (including the developmental group) this season or next.
- In order to participate in the pre-team clinic, swimmers must have a good knowledge of freestyle and backstroke. It is also beneficial if swimmers have a good knowledge of butterfly and breaststroke, however, swimmers with limited knowledge of these strokes (particularly younger swimmers) may also be ready for the pre-team clinic. Please click here for more information about required skills.
- While participation in the pre-team clinic is not required to join our teams, it is strongly recommended because swimmers tend to lose skills (particularly endurance but also form) during the off-season. This particularly applies to emerging swimmers on summer club teams. We have found that those swimmers who participate in our clinic are more likely to get the team placement they want than those who just come to team evaluations, having been out of the water for one to two months or more.
- Pre-team clinic swimmers ready to join the SAL team (including the developmental practice group) will be invited to do so toward the end of the of clinic and will not need to attend the scheduled evaluations for CBST-SAL. Those swimmers invited to join the SAL team will register during the last week of pre-team clinic practice. All related fees and online registration will be due at that time. It is highly recommend that swimmers still not ready for competition at the end of the clinic participate in our spring lesson program or spring clinic, and swim for a summer club before returning to the pre-team clinic and/or being evaluated again for team placement next fall.