We teach superior stroke technique at a fast-track pace helping parents save time and money. We strive to group swimmers with similar abilities while maintaining smaller class size. Coach Maria has developed a teaching method that helps young swimmers pick up skills easily helping swimmers advance to the next level sooner. At EVST, we focus on swimming excellence while having fun. Swimmers don't come to play; they come to learn and have fun.
In addition, our program teaches advanced Freestyle and advanced Backstroke in the beginning level unlike most other swim programs.
The rate is a monthly rate. You get more for your money if you attend as many practices as possible. Unfortunately, due to facility schedule, make-up practices cannot be scheduled. We discourage missing practices unless absolutely necessary, because the swimmer falls behind. This program is designed to progress to different strokes starting with freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. Once the swimmer can hold technique and swim legally based on USA Swimming standards in all four strokes and perform forward dives, he or she can move up to Developmental II.
Our goal is to move swimmers up to the next level as quickly as possible without compromising stroke technique so they can have the opportunity to take their swim skills to the next level sooner. The sooner this can occur, the better for our team and the more savings for parents.
Yes, we participate in developmental swim meets at least once a month, 9 months of the year except in the winter. In addition, we participate in High School meets during the High School off season.
Private lessons may be needed if a swimmer shows extreme difficulty with maintaining consistent attention or with adjusting to social settings thereby causing disruption, taking significant time away from the group. Proper steps will be utilized to achieve acceptable behavior, and these usually work. Private lessons may also be recommended to swimmers who fall behind on group practices.
No. But if you plan to take a break for at least one month, a 30-day written notice PRIOR to the beginning of the month is required to suspend billing. So, for example, if you plan to take a break in the month of December, written notice should be provided no later than October 31.
The weather in Arizona is extremely unpredictable and fast moving. We will swim in the rain, but if there is lightning involved nearby we must pull everyone from the water and clear the deck for safety reasons.
We monitor lightning carefully and closely to keep all our swimmers safe. Practice will be cancelled if there is lightning and this can happen fast!
As quickly as a storm comes, it can clear and be back to sunny weather.
We cannot solve the problem of driving to practice then having it cancelled. We could be swimming one minute and have the pool closed the next minute. If you email or text and ask if there will be practice at a certain time we will not be able to tell you with certainty. We also understand if you decide not to come to practice because of weather concerns.
We realize this is frustrating for everyone, but the safety of our swimmers and coaches is the highest priority.
You will receive a text if we are certain that practice is canceled. Until then, practice goes as scheduled.
East Valley swim team is NOT a summer swim team. Our team swims all-year-round. We are a result driven team. If you miss practices more times than you come to practice in over a year, your swimmer will not progress. However, High School swimmers and other exemptions may apply. Ask for details.
In line with our goal of progressing swimmers at the soonest time possible, our team accepts all-year -round participation. You may, however, take a few months break in a year. Check at registration for details.
Yes. The pool is heated at 85 degrees all-year round. To keep your swimmer warm outside the pool, swim parkas and beanie hats are recommended.
March 15-18 Spring break
April 7-8 Holy week
May 25 Memorial Day
June 21-27 Summer Break
August 31 - Labor day
October 31 Halloween
November 27-30 Thanksgiving
December 23- Jan 2 Christmas Break