Q & A for New Swimmers to Team
Below are several frequently asked questions. If you don't see an answer you need below, please contact Kristen Chase, registration coordinator, for help.
I do not live in River Station or in Jones Bridge Landing. Can my kids still join the swim team?
Absolutely! While our swim team is a blending of two swimming pools (River Station subdivision & Jones Bridge Swim & Racquet Club) and several neighborhoods, we have swimmers on the team coming from all over! We find that the diversity of our team only adds to its strength and the fun, particularly as team members invite their friends to join our team too! There is a nominal fee for any family that does not belong to River Station, North River Crossing or the Jones Bridge Club.
When and where do we practice?
JBRS uses two pools for practices and swim meets. We alternate weekly between the Jones Bridge pool and the River Station pool. Practice times will be posted on the Practice Times page.
How proficient of a swimmer must my child be? They've never swam on a swim team before.
Beginning in 2019, we will offer a "Future Barracudas" program for those swimmers who are not yet ready to compete at meets. The minimum requirement for the Future Barracudas program is that the child be comfortable putting their face in the water, receiving instruction from coaches, and being fully potty trained. This program will be more like swim lessons, however, they will be on the team roster (so as to be covered by team insurance) and will be able to "graduate" up to the competition team at any time during the summer if they are ready. The Future Barracudas will have a Mini-Meet in late June. See more about the Future Barracudas program here.
If your child is a proficient swimmer, but doesn't know the 4 strokes, then the competition team is the place for them! At practices swimmers will learn correct stroke technique, breathing strategies, and turns (for older swimmers).
How old must my child be to join the team?
By June 1, 2019, they must be 4-18 years old to be on the competition team. We can take 3 and 1/2 year olds for the Future Barracudas program provided they meet the expectations above.