DOLPHINS SWIM TEAM
Dolphins Swim Team

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Swim team BUS SCHEDULE 

Only during youth seasons - no bus on no school days. Look for the White, Red & Gold bus. Some buses stop at the MCCS/teen center first - ask the driver. We may be late picking up at Kubasaki High School. Buses cannot leave the Elementary School until all SAC kids are accounted for; SAC reps must locate the child before they can leave. The bus is a privilege for swimmers taking part in practice. Abuse of that privilege will not be tolerated. This is a two-strikes-and-out policy. If there is a problem with a swimmer on a bus, the parents will be notified and the swimmer will not be allowed to use the bus until the swimmer and parent meet with a coach. Bus service is only available for after-school practices. Swimmers must stay at the pool after practice if they plan to take a bus home.

The MCCS buses will not depart prematurely. If a bus is delayed/late, it will not wait at a pickup. Please do not arrive late and expect the bus to be there. In the event that the bus is not at the specified site at or near pickup time, please be patient and allow an extra 5 minutes after the scheduled departure time. After waiting, you may contact MCCS Motor Transport at 645-7516 or 645-7772 (098-970-7772) if needed. After regular business hours, and if it is a true emergency, contact Motor-T at cell phone number 090-9580-1796. Motor-T does reset their clocks each day to JST.

SCHOOL YEAR/AFTERNOON BUS SCHEDULE 

Mo/We/Th - Only during youth practice seasons. No bus on school or Federal holidays. 

=== TO PRACTICE===
2:05 p.m. Ryukyu MS
2:15 p.m. Kadena HS
2:35 p.m. Lester MS
2:50 p.m. Pool

=== TO PRACTICE ===
3:20 p.m. Bob Hope Elementary Loop (Swim Team Bus)
3:30 p.m. Ryukyu MS Second Pick-up
4:00 p.m. Pool (Swim Team Bus)

=== TO PRACTICE ===
2:25 p.m. Zukeran Elementary (Foster SAC Bus)
2:30 p.m. Kubasaki HS SAC Bus (Foster SAC Bus)
2:45 p.m. Pool (Foster SAC Bus)

=== TO PRACTICE ===
3:00 p.m. Killin Elementary (Foster SAC Bus)
3:15 p.m. Foster SAC (Foster SAC Bus)
3:25 p.m. Pool (Foster SAC Bus)

=== TO PRACTICE ===
2:50 p.m. Kinser Elementary (Kinser SAC Bus)
3:00 p.m. Kinser SAC Center (Kinser SAC Bus)
3:40 p.m. Pool (Kinser SAC Bus)

=== TO PRACTICE ===
3:00 p.m. Bechtel Elementary (McT SAC Bus)
3:10 p.m. McT SAC Center (McT SAC Bus)
4:00 p.m. Pool (McT SAC Bus)

=== TO HOME CAMPS ===
5:35 p.m. Depart Pool
5:55 p.m. Zukeran Elementary
6:10 p.m. Foster Tower #378
6:30 p.m. Lester School Loop
7:00 p.m. Kinser Elementary

=== TO HOME CAMPS ===
5:35 p.m. Depart Pool
5:55 p.m. Plaza Housing Bridge
6:00 p.m. Plaza Housing AFN
6:15 p.m. Kadena USO
6:25 p.m. Shield's Shoppette
6:45 p.m. McT Shoppette
7:00 p.m. Courtney Turtle/Skate Park


 SUMMER/MORNING PRACTICE BUS SCHEDULE 

Mo/Tu/We/Th - Only during youth practice seasons. No bus on Federal holidays.
=== TO PRACTICE ===
6:20 a.m. Courtney Skate Park
6:35 a.m. McT. Shoppette
6:55 a.m. Shields Shoppette
7:05 a.m. Kadena USO
7:30 a.m. Plaza Hsg.-AFN
7:25 a.m. Plaza Hsg.-Bridge
7:45 a.m. ARRIVE Practice Pool 

=== TO PRACTICE ===
6:40 a.m. Kinser Elementary
7:10 a.m. Lester School Loop
7:20 a.m. Foster Tower 378
7:30 a.m. Zukeran Elementary
7:40 a.m. Foster SAC Center
7:45 a.m. ARRIVE Practice Pool 

=== TO HOME CAMPS ===
10:20 a.m. DEPART Practice Pool 
10:30 a.m. Foster SAC Center
10:45 a.m. Zukeran Elementary
10:55 a.m. Foster Tower 378
11:05 a.m. Lester Hospital Bus Stop
11:35 a.m. Kinser Elementary

=== TO HOME CAMPS ===
10:20 a.m. DEPART Practice Pool 
10:50 a.m. Plaza Hsg.-AFN
10:55 a.m. Plaza Hsg.-Bridge
11:10 a.m. Kadena USO
11:20 a.m. Shields Shoppette
11:40 a.m. McT. Shoppette
11:55 a.m. Courtney Skate Park   

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Important Swim Team Dates
Winter 2017  
Tue 03 Jan Tryouts
We 04 Jan Start Full Practice Schedule 
Sa 07 Jan ODST Time Trials (last chance to qualify for Tokyo meet)  
Mo 09 Jan Start Winter HS Letter Season  
Th 23 Feb End of Winter /HS Letter Season  
Fr 24 Feb ES Swim Meet 
Sa 25 Feb MS/HS Swim Meet / End of Youth Season
 
Tokyo Squad 2017 
Mo 27 Feb Start Tokyo Squad Practices
Th 09 Mar End Tokyo Squad Practices 
Sa-Su 11-12 Mar Tokyo Swim Meet (qualifying standards) 
Spring 2017
Mo 27 Mar Tryouts
Tu 28 Mar Start Full Practice Schedule 
Sa 29 Apr ODST Swim Meet
Sa 13 May ODST Swim Meet / End of Youth Season

Summer 2017
Mo 19 Jun Tryouts
Tu 20 Jun Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 8 Jul ODST Swim Meet
Sa 05 Aug ODST Swim Meet / End of Youth Season

Early Fall 2017
Mo 28 Aug Tryouts
Tu 29 Aug Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 16 Sep ODST Swim Meet
Fr 06 Oct ES Swim Meet
Sa 07 Oct MS/HS Swim Meet
Th 19 Oct End of Youth Season 

Late Fall 2017
Mo 23 Oct Tryouts
Tu 24 Oct Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 04 Nov ODST Swim Meet
Fr 24 Nov ODST Distance Dare
Sa 16 Dec ODST Swim Meet / End of Youth Season

Winter 2018
Tu 02 Jan Tryouts
We 03 Jan Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 06 Jan ODST Time Trials (last day to qualify for Tokyo Winter Champs Swim Meet)
Fr 23 Feb ES Swim Meet 
Sa 24 Feb MS/HS Swim Meet / End of Youth Season
  
Tokyo Squad 2017 
Mo 26 Feb Start Tokyo Squad Practices
Th 08 Mar End Tokyo Squad Practices
Sa-Su 10-11 Mar Tokyo Swim Meet (qualifying standards) 

Important Swim Team Dates
LOCATION
Winter 2017  
Tue 03 Jan Tryouts
We 04 Jan Start Full Practice Schedule 
Sa 07 Jan ODST Time Trials (last chance to qualify for Tokyo meet)  
Mo 09 Jan Start Winter HS Letter Season  
Th 23 Feb End of Winter /HS Letter Season  
Fr 24 Feb ES Swim Meet 
Sa 25 Feb MS/HS Swim Meet / End of Youth Season
 
Tokyo Squad 2017 
Mo 27 Feb Start Tokyo Squad Practices
Th 09 Mar End Tokyo Squad Practices 
Sa-Su 11-12 Mar Tokyo Swim Meet (qualifying standards) 
Spring 2017
Mo 27 Mar Tryouts
Tu 28 Mar Start Full Practice Schedule 
Sa 29 Apr ODST Swim Meet
Sa 13 May ODST Swim Meet / End of Youth Season

Summer 2017
Mo 19 Jun Tryouts
Tu 20 Jun Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 8 Jul ODST Swim Meet
Sa 05 Aug ODST Swim Meet / End of Youth Season

Early Fall 2017
Mo 28 Aug Tryouts
Tu 29 Aug Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 16 Sep ODST Swim Meet
Fr 06 Oct ES Swim Meet
Sa 07 Oct MS/HS Swim Meet
Th 19 Oct End of Youth Season 

Late Fall 2017
Mo 23 Oct Tryouts
Tu 24 Oct Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 04 Nov ODST Swim Meet
Fr 24 Nov ODST Distance Dare
Sa 16 Dec ODST Swim Meet / End of Youth Season

Winter 2018
Tu 02 Jan Tryouts
We 03 Jan Start Full Practice Schedule
Sa 06 Jan ODST Time Trials (last day to qualify for Tokyo Winter Champs Swim Meet)
Fr 23 Feb ES Swim Meet 
Sa 24 Feb MS/HS Swim Meet / End of Youth Season
  
Tokyo Squad 2017 
Mo 26 Feb Start Tokyo Squad Practices
Th 08 Mar End Tokyo Squad Practices
Sa-Su 10-11 Mar Tokyo Swim Meet (qualifying standards) 

Masters (Adult) Swim Practices Offered Year-Round

Masters (adult/18 and Older) swim team practices are offered Monday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday  5:00 a.m. to 06:15 a.m (no practice on federal holidays). There are no required workouts, and there are no tryouts. We do recommend that swimmers have the ability to swim at least 25-meters non-stop. These are not swim lessons, this are a swim-based workout. The first week is free, then you must register and pay a registration fee, due five times each year. You can join the masters (adult) practices any time during the year. 

 

How do practices work?  The written practice is posted by each lane at the pool each day. The first 30-minutes, 5:00-5:30, is a self-directed warm-up. At 5:30 a coach steps in and directs the remaining part of the workout. All you need to do is show up and get started. 

 

White, Blue 1, A, and AA Youth swimmers already on the team may practice with the masters on a space-available basis. Note that these workouts are fitness based and are different from regular youth workouts. Red, Gold and Blue 2/3 must ask a coach prior to swimming, and will only swim the first 30-minutes of the workout. White and Blue 1/A/AA will swim the full workout. Youth swimmers may not swim the evening masters workouts on youth tryout days. Questions? Ask a coach!

We hope to see you at the pool!


Masters (Adult) Swim Practices Offered Year-Round
LOCATION

Masters (adult/18 and Older) swim team practices are offered Monday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday  5:00 a.m. to 06:15 a.m (no practice on federal holidays). There are no required workouts, and there are no tryouts. We do recommend that swimmers have the ability to swim at least 25-meters non-stop. These are not swim lessons, this are a swim-based workout. The first week is free, then you must register and pay a registration fee, due five times each year. You can join the masters (adult) practices any time during the year. 

 

How do practices work?  The written practice is posted by each lane at the pool each day. The first 30-minutes, 5:00-5:30, is a self-directed warm-up. At 5:30 a coach steps in and directs the remaining part of the workout. All you need to do is show up and get started. 

 

White, Blue 1, A, and AA Youth swimmers already on the team may practice with the masters on a space-available basis. Note that these workouts are fitness based and are different from regular youth workouts. Red, Gold and Blue 2/3 must ask a coach prior to swimming, and will only swim the first 30-minutes of the workout. White and Blue 1/A/AA will swim the full workout. Youth swimmers may not swim the evening masters workouts on youth tryout days. Questions? Ask a coach!

We hope to see you at the pool!


ODST High School Varsity Letter Requirements for the 2016-2017 School Year
8/28/2016

ODST High School Varsity Letter Requirements for the 2016-2017 School Year
DATE & TIME 8/28/2016
LOCATION

Swim Team Fee Update
The swim team is a valued part of the MCCS Semper Fit Aquatics program, but it is not a core program listed in any MCCS or Marine Corps order. It is not funded the same way as other MCCS youth or adult programs. We must find ways to recoup some of the operating costs in order to maintain the team’s place within MCCS Okinawa.

While no one wants to increase fees, we have to accept the current financial challenges in our world and make changes to keep a viable swim team program in the water. To achieve this, the swim team fee will be increased to match the learn to swim program fee, currently $75. Once that level is reached, the swim team fee will be tied to the learn-to-swim fee in future years. To ameliorate the impact of this change, the increase will be spread over several years.

• Starting January 2017, the swim team season basic fee will be $55 per swimmer.
o Any adult swimmer (19 years old or older) will pay the full fee.
o The first youth swimmer (under 19 years old) in a family will pay the full fee.
o A discount of $5 per season for any additional youth swimmer in the same family will be used until a minimum team fee of $10 per season per youth swimmer in the same family is reached.
• As of January 2018 the basic fee will be $65 per season with the same discount structure.
• As of January 2019 the basic fee will be $75 per season with the same discount structure.
Swim Team Fee Update
LOCATION The swim team is a valued part of the MCCS Semper Fit Aquatics program, but it is not a core program listed in any MCCS or Marine Corps order. It is not funded the same way as other MCCS youth or adult programs. We must find ways to recoup some of the operating costs in order to maintain the team’s place within MCCS Okinawa.

While no one wants to increase fees, we have to accept the current financial challenges in our world and make changes to keep a viable swim team program in the water. To achieve this, the swim team fee will be increased to match the learn to swim program fee, currently $75. Once that level is reached, the swim team fee will be tied to the learn-to-swim fee in future years. To ameliorate the impact of this change, the increase will be spread over several years.

• Starting January 2017, the swim team season basic fee will be $55 per swimmer.
o Any adult swimmer (19 years old or older) will pay the full fee.
o The first youth swimmer (under 19 years old) in a family will pay the full fee.
o A discount of $5 per season for any additional youth swimmer in the same family will be used until a minimum team fee of $10 per season per youth swimmer in the same family is reached.
• As of January 2018 the basic fee will be $65 per season with the same discount structure.
• As of January 2019 the basic fee will be $75 per season with the same discount structure.

ODST WINTER Season online payments are available from Dec 26 - Feb 25.

 

Payments may be made online or at the practice pool.A completed registration form is required to accompany payments. The form is available at the pool or download the form here: http://www.mccsokinawa.com/uploadedFiles/MainSite/Content/Recreation_and_Leisure/Aquatics/Payment Form Swim Team 2017 01 01.pdf (two pages). You may turn in a completed form in advance (send your swimmer with it to practice) and stop by the pool to pay later. If you have registered for the prior season, your form is on file in the office and may be reused by the cashier. A new/updated form is required if there are any changes, at the start of each calendar year, and/or for the first season registering during that year.

Registration Fees

  • As of January 2017 the basic fee will be $55 per season.
    • Any adult swimmer (19 years old or older) will pay the full fee.
    • The first youth swimmer (under 19 years old) in a family will pay the full fee.
    • A discount of $5 per season for any additional youth swimmer in the same family will be used until a minimum team fee of $10 per season per youth swimmer in the same family is reached.
  • As of January 2018 the basic fee will be $65 per season with the same discount structure.
  • As of January 2019 the basic fee will be $75 per season with the same discount structure.

For billing purposes, we have five payment periods in 2017:

  • 01 Jan - 26 Mar
  • 27 Mar - 18 Jun 
  • 19 Jun - 27 Aug
  • 28 Aug - 22 Oct
  • 23 Oct - 31 Dec

Online Payments - Please see the Online Payment tab on the swim team web page.

Payment Days & Times at the Pool

  • Payments will normally be accepted during youth practice time by the facility cashier. Please contact the pool to confirm payment times.
  • Foster 25m Pool 645-7554 / 098-970-7554
  • Foster 50m Pool 645-2211 / 098-970-2211

Payment Guidelines at the Pool

  • Cash - Exact amount only, please. We cannot issue change.
  • Check - The following sponsor information must be printed or written on the check: full name, rank, mailing address, unit, and phone #. If paying by check, the person writing the check must be present with his/her ID card. We cannot take the check unless that person that wrote the check is at the pool, with his/her ID card, handing that check to the cashier. Please do not send your swimmer with a check. Make checks payable to AMO/FOSTER POOL.  ID card must have the DoD ID# on it.
  • Credit Card - Credit cards may be used for payment.

 




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Contact the Swim Team:
odst@hotmail.com 
645-2787 / 098-970-2787

Practice Schedules (no practice on federal holidays): 

Masters (18 and Older)*

  • Mon-Thu 5:00-6:15 p.m.
  • Mon-Thu 5:00-6:15 p.m.
  • Tue-Fri 5:00-6:15 a.m.
  • Practice is offered year-round, 52-weeks/year.
  • White, Blue 1, A, and AA Youth swimmers already on the team may practice with the masters, but these workouts are fitness based and are different from regular youth workouts. Other youth practice group swimmers must ask a coach prior to swimming, and will only swim the first 30-minutes of the workout. White and Blue 1/A/AA will swim the full workout. Youth swimmers are not allowed to swim in evening masters practice on a season tryout day. Questions? Ask a coach! 

Youth Practice During the School Year

Middle/High School Age Swimmers*

  • Blue 3 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Tue/Thu/Fri   
  • Blue 2 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri  
  • Blue 1 3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu  
  • Blue A 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu   
  • Blue AA 3:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu (2-3 days of AM Masters, 5:00-6:15 a.m. Tue/Wed/Thu/Fri recommended)   
  • Swimmers that are late release from Ryukyu Middle School due to the Kadena Middle School construction practice with the equivalent ES group.

Elementary School Age Swimmers*

  • Gold 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Tue/Thu/Fri 
  • Red  4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Mon/Wed/Fri 
  • White 4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Mon/Tue/Wed/Thu 

Youth Practice During School Vacation  

Middle School/High School Age Swimmers*

  • Blue-3: 8:45-9:30 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th (Swimmers should attend 3 days/week) 
  • Blue-2: 8:00-8:45 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th (Swimmers should attend 3 days/week) 
  • Blue-1: 8:00-9:30 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th 
  • Blue-A: 8:00-10:15 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th 
  • Blue-AA: 8:00-10:15 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th & Masters 5:00-6:15 p.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th 
Elementary School Age Swimmers*
  • Gold: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th (Swimmers should attend 3 days/week) 
  • Red: 9:30-10:15 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th (Swimmers should attend 3 days/week) 
  • White: 8:00-9:30 a.m. Mo/Tu/We/Th 

 *A swimmer's school age is determined by what grade they will be entering in the Fall of the school year. 

Practice Group Definitions as of 1 Jan 2017

Our program is based on building a long-term swimming career. The team is divided into several different practice groups to promote continued interest and to offer increasing levels of challenge to each swimmer. A swimmer's assigned group might change during a season as he or she develops. Blue groups are high school and middle school age swimmers. White, Red, and Gold are elementary school age swimmers. 

Middle School / High School Age

Blue-AA Minimum

  • Legal 200 IM
  • 10x 100 Free @ 1:30
  • Actively demonstrate solid work habits aimed toward achieving personal success
  • Coach Recommendation

Blue-A Minimum 

  • Legal 200 IM
  • 10x 100 Free @ 1:40
  • Coach Recommendation

Blue-1 Minimum

  • Legal 100 IM
  • 10x 75 Free @ 1:30 
  • Coach Recommendation

Blue-2 Minimum

  • Legal 25 in 3 of 4 strokes
  • 10x 50 Free @ 1:20 
  • Coach Recommendation

Blue-3 Minimum (to make the team - see Tryouts tab)

  • Continuous 50 Freestyle with competitive swimming form
  • Legal 25 Backstroke and 25 Breaststroke 
  • Coach Recommendation

Elementary School Age      

White Minimum 

  • Legal 100 IM
  • 10x 75 @ 1:35
  • Coach Recommendation

Red Minimum 

  • Legal 25 in 3 of 4 strokes
  • 10x 50 @ 1:35
  • Coach Recommendation

Gold Minimum (to make the team - see Tryouts tab)

  • Continuous 50 Freestyle with competitive swimming form
  • Legal 25 Backstroke and 25 Breaststroke 
  • Coach Recommendation

Masters/Adults

  • 18 and older
  • No minimum skill level
  • Suggested ability to complete 25m swim without stopping

Tryout Details:

  • Tryouts are for swimmers that have not been on ODST for the previous season. 
  • A tryout takes 5-10 minutes. 
  • Our tryouts are based upon the exit skills assessment for Level 5 American Red Cross Swimming Lessons.  
  • Step 1: Swim, non-stop, 50 meters of freestyle (front crawl), with proper side breathing, head/body position, and kicking (if this swim is unsuccessful, the tryout stops).  
  • Step 2: Swim 25 meters of backstroke (back crawl) and then 25 meters of breaststroke. A short rest (less than 20 seconds) is allowed between the 25-meter swims.  
  • All swims must meet competitive stroke rules, be non-stop efforts, and must be performed with no parental interaction. We are focused on skills. Swimmer must demonstrate both maturity and ability.  
  • Swimmers must be 7 years old by the 1st day of practice.  
  • Swimmers with prior swim team experience, please speak with a coach if you are interested in joining the team prior to the next tryouts and we may be able to arrange a late tryout.  

Tryout Dates:   

  • Winter Season 2017 Tryouts are Tuesday 3 January, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Foster 25m pool. Late tryouts will be held 4 through 6 January from 5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. After that date, new swimmers must wait until the next season to join the team.    
  • Spring Season 2017 Tryouts are Monday 27 March, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. location TBA. 
  • Summer Season 2017 Tryouts are Monday 19 June, 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Foster 50m pool.  
  • Early Fall Season 2017 Tryouts are Monday 28 August, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Foster 50m pool. 
  • Late Fall Season 2017 Tryouts are Monday 23 October, 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., location TBA.

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