Please note that, due to concerns about Covid-19, the 2020 Swim Team Season has been canceled.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO CAN JOIN?
All JCC members and guests are welcome to join the Water Dragons Swim Team. If your child is having fun and improving in the water, consider signing them up!
HOW OLD ARE WATER DRAGONS?
Swimmers ages 4-18 can swim with the team.
HOW MUCH DOES THE SEASON COST?
$185 for members
$210 for guests
Registration fee includes a team t-shirt and a swim cap.
Please note that Water Dragons swimsuits is an additional cost. Water Dragons swimsuits are required for competition swimmers and optional for non-competition swimmers.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT SWIM TEAM LEVELS?
- Junior Dragons: Junior Dragons are mostly aged 8 and under. These swimmers can swim up to 25 yards with a coach’s assistance, but cannot swim 50 yards unassisted. Junior Dragons is a non-competition swim team only.
- Aleph: Aleph swimmers are mostly aged 10 and under. These swimmers can swim at least 50 yards.
- Bet: These confident swimmers can swim numerous lengths of the pool and can demonstrate at least two strokes properly.
- Gimel: These experienced swimmers can swim at least three strokes and are ready for intense practices.
DO YOU HAVE A NON-COMPETITION OPTION?
Yes! Swimmers in all four swim levels are welcome to join the non-competition team. They attend the same practices with the competition team members at their level, but don’t compete in the league meets. This is a great option for those swimmers who want to have fun, spend time with friends, and get better at swimming without the pressure of swim meets.
ARE THERE OPTIONS TO COMPETE IN LOCAL SWIM MEETS?
Yes! Sign your Aleph, Bet, or Gimel level swimmer for the competition team. These teams compete in the Durham Summer Swim League meets.
DOES SWIM TEAM COORDINATE WITH CAMP SHELANU?
Yes! Swimmers who are also attending Camp Shelanu are able to have coordinated camp drop-off where staff walk swimmers to camp at the end of practice.
WHEN ARE PRACTICES?
Swimmers choose only one practice session. Campers must attend the early practice time. Practices are offered Monday-Friday and swimmers may participate in as many practices as they like.