Calling All Sharks and Mermaids! The world-renowned Santa Clara Aquamaids are proud to announce that our annual Assessment Day will be held Saturday, August 28th, 2021 from 8 am- 3 pm. The assessment events will be conducted at Gunderson High School, located at 622 Gaundabert Lane in San Jose, CA 95136. Several of the Aquamaids coaching staff will be performing the assessments. There is no cost to participate in the Aquamaids Assessment Day.
We are looking for all athletes 6-10 years of age who are interested in pursuing our year-round competitive programs. Special consideration will be offered to 11- and 12-year-olds who have an extensive background in a supporting sport such as gymnastics, ballet, ice skating, or swimming. Please note that all participants must be water-safe and feel comfortable off the wall in the deep end of the pool.
All participants should arrive in their bathing suits, with their hair up and wearing a face mask due to COVID-19 precautions. They will need a swimming cap, goggles, nose clip, yoga mat, and towel. Each participant is encouraged to bring and use a refillable water bottle. Please note that no food or snacks of any kind will be allowed on deck for safety reasons. Face masks will be required to be worn by athletes during all land evaluations and by assessors at all times. Social distancing will be strongly encouraged. Athletes will remove their masks before entering the water.
Each participant will be evaluated for 20- 25 minutes on their flexibility, extension, swimming ability, athleticism, maturity, and overall Aquamaids/Aquamen readiness. Again, we reiterate this assessment is specifically geared toward athletes who are interested in pursuing our year-round competitive program.
Spaces within the Aquamaids/Aquamen program are limited. Each participant will receive an email with their program recommendation on Sunday, August 29th. Athletes who are assigned to the waiting list will remain on the waiting list for the duration of the forthcoming season. If and when a position becomes available, those on the waiting list will be contacted in order and offered the available position.
Santa Clara Aquamaids is proud to provide support and training for athletes interested in the athleticism, artistry, and teamwork of artistic swimming. With our recent strong showing in the Junior Olympic Championships in Colorado Springs, CO, we’re looking forward to our biggest season yet!
To register your athlete for the Aquamaids Assessment Day, please click here to access the registration form. We also invite you and your family members 18 and over to check out Aquamaids Bingo in Santa Clara. Aquamaids Bingo is our primary fundraising arm, offering huge prizes and exciting bingo action to players in the Bay Area while helping us access facilities, training, and events in which for our athletes to participate and demonstrate our talents.
If your child is comfortable in the water, loves to swim, and wants to participate in a sport that offers athleticism, artistry, teamwork, and fun, the magical sport of artistic swimming is for you! We look forward to seeing you and your budding athlete at our Aquamaids Assessment Day!