We can offer three programs dependent on swimmer's abilities in lap swimming, core strength, and focus/concentration. Monthly admission fee can be adjusted according to practice hours. All SSST members can participate in our annual Summer show and Arden Hills Club & Spa Member Appreciation Party on July 26, 2017.
equipment: Introductory swimmers need to have nose clips, goggles and caps. Intermediate/Age Group swimmers need to have buoys, flippers and paddles. For competition, each swimmer will need to have the following: SSST team suit, SSST black cap, a plain black suit and a plain white cap. They will also need SSST team track jacket and athletic black leggings. Optional uniform includes a black and white SSST long swim parka and black Speedo SSST backpack. All of these can be ordered through Arden Hills Club & Spa Boutique.
meets: Our meets begin in January and continue through late July. Most beginning age group swimmers participate in five meets held in the Pacific Association. Teams in our association include Sacramento, San Francisco, Walnut Creek, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, and Santa Rosa. We also hold meets with the Central Association, which includes teams from the Monterey Peninsula.
parent involvement: Our team depends on volunteer efforts on the part of our families. Fundraising is a crucial part of our annual budget, which helps to keep our dues reasonable. For this reason, all families are expected to participate. The fundraisers vary from working Bingo to Garage Sales. We commonly host two swim meets that will require manpower from all families. Our parent board also consists solely of volunteers.
|level||clinic||summer team, year round||competitive year round|
|description||A program for swimmers who would like to learn the basics of synchronized swimming in a non-competitive way. Emphasis is on learning through play, developing a love for the water, and the sport. Swimmers are featured in exhibitions and our annual show.||This program is for swimmers who would like to expand upon their basics and start putting routines together. It can be a preparatory program for moving towards Age Group. Year round intermediate swimmers practice alongside the competitive swimmers year long with shorter practices. Athletes compete in 1-3 competitions and are featured in a team routine in exhibitions and our annual show.||The most competitive option provided for swimmers. Swimmers are divided into age levels for practices. The programs are Age Group 10 & Under, Age Group 12 & Under, Age Group 13-15 & Age Group 16&Over. Team formation is based on age and ability level. Our season begins in September and continues to the end of July or early August. Our competition season begins in January. Many of our athletes go on to try out for the United States National Team in January. Those that make the team train for eight weeks during the summer and then compete, representing the United States internationally.|
|typical weekly practice schedule*1||45 minutes (4-445pm) x 3 days||1.5-2.5h (430-6 or 7pm) x 3 days||3h (5-8pm) x 4-5 days|
|typical SSST monthly fee*1, 2||$100 (member) or $150 (non-member)||$160 (year round, member) or $240 (year round, non-member) (summer team price TBD)||$145-175+|
|one-time registration fee*3||not required||required||required|
|swim skill (required)||25 meters (any style)||25 meters (all styles)||400 meter IM|
|previous experiences of synchronized swimming||no||yes, some introductory||yes, 1-3 years of intermediate|
|travel for competition*1, 4||no||partly yes||yes|
|Full Arden Hills Club & Spa membership ($225)*5||not necessary||not necessary||necessary|
- *1. Practice schedule, SSST monthly fee, and travel expenses are subject to change due to timing of seasons, combination with other swimmers, and staffing.
- *2. Exact fee depends on weekly practice hours.
- *3. $95 United States Synchronized Swimming Individual (USSSI) + $10 Pacific Association Synchronized Swimming membership +$10 meet entry fee.
- *4. Typical travel cost is $3000/season, which will be (partly) covered by SSST travel fundraising.
- *5. This does not apply to Arden Hills Club & Spa members.
Clinics and shows
August Clinic 2017
Want to try synchronized swimming?
We are running our last "monthly" session for 2017 from August 14-31. We are still accepting brand new athletes! Also, if you are considering joining the year round team (starts September 5), this is a great time to try it out.
The clinic is comprised of 9 1.5hr sessions, broken down as follows:
15 minutes strength
15 minutes flexibility
10 minutes get in pool
20 minutes laps
30 minutes skills/routine
Additionally, athletes enrolled in our August clinic will be expected to participate in a performance at Arden Hills for Labor Day on September 3 (time TBD, likely 1-330pm, performance at 3). If you will be out of town or unavailable for the performance, please notify us when initially signing up.
*Athletes may change groups based on swimming skill level
When: Mon., Wed., and Thurs. 5:30-7 pm
Who: Any athlete trying synchro for the first time or an experienced swimmer wanting to enhance their synchro skills.
Price: $150 Members/$225 Non-Members
Performance: Sept. 3, 2017 (Time TBD)
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Sacramento Synchro Annual Swim Show 2017 at Arden Hills Member's Appreciation Party
Day: July, 26
Where: Arden Hills Club & Spa