We are holding Try-outs for Pre-Competitive Program starting August 1st to 10th, 2018. Try-out sessions starts at 2 pm on Wednesday and Fridays.
This program prepares committed young athletes and their families for success in our elite, Competitive Program. It serves as a transition year where athletes and families become acclimated to the Santa Clara Aquamaids’ training schedule, policies, procedures and mission.
This program focuses on basic synchro skills such as sculling, tucks, pikes and verticals. In it, participants learn the importance of terms like “grab,” “streamline,” “extension,” “alignment,” “posture,” and “musicality.” When the young athletes have control over basic skills, they will be putting these skills together into short routine and practice on team coordination. In addition, participants work on flexibility, extension and body awareness in a weekly ballet lesson lead by experienced ballet teacher.
- Swimmers age 5-8, exceptions may be made for skilled older swimmers.
- There are 4 practices per week. One of these days is a specially designed ballet class and will be held at a ballet studio.
- Participant families are members of the Santa Clara Aquamaids and are asked to participate in our fundraising activities and volunteer at club events and meets.
- The Pre Comp Program trains primarily at our San Jose pool at John Muir Middle School.
- The Pre Comp Program will participate in two meets at the end of trainings season in June and July (currently one local meet and State Games in San Diego). This allows the participants to experience a complete synchro meet and the excitement of being part of a team. Travel to State Games is supported by the Aquamaids.
California State Games
2019 US 13-15 & Junior National Championships
At US 13-15 & Junior National Championships, SCA competed with in 13-15 with two teams, two combo teams, 4 duets and 4 solos, the junior team competed with one team, one combo, three duets and two solo. In 13-15 Aquamaids won Team High Point Award and their coaches Heather Carrasco, Patti Andresen and Ou Liu won 13-15 Coach of the Year Award. In 13-15 age group, Riley Morgan won the Athlete High Point Award, and in the Junior age group, Chiara Steele won Athlete High Point Award. Congratulations!
The Aquamaids returned to Seaside for the Intermediate Championships. This time our Novice and Intermediate swimmers along with the Age group 10 and Under from the Competitive Program participated. Congratulations to you all!
Trio: 1st place Isobel, Lexi and Allison
Duet: 2nd place for Isobel and Allison
Solo: 3rd place Lexi
Figure: 3rd place Isobel, 5th place Allison, 7th place Lexi
West Zone Championships
In West Zone Championships, the Aquamaids competes with teams from five states. This is a qualifying competition in order to participate at the USA Juniors and 13-15 National Championships. Aquamaids participated with athletes in all event for Juniors and team, duet and solo for the 13-15 age group.
Team: 1st place and qualifying for USA Junior National Championships.
Combo: 1st place and qualifying for USA Junior National Championships.
Seaside Routine Invitational
Seaside Routine Invitational is the first meet of year where our swimmers can show off the routines they have been working hard on. It is also a chance to try out how the routine works in a meet and what needs to be improved over the season. Congratulations to all our swimmers to your achievement. We can’t wait to see how you will do the rest of the season!
Solo: First place to Lexi
Team: First and Third place to our newest swimmers!
Duet: First place to Alyssa and Mailey.
Solo: First place to Mailey, Second place to Jessica
2018 Junior Olympics
11-12 Age group
Our team took silver after a tight competition with Walnut Creek Aquanuts. Our duet with Gianna and Perry also took a silver.
13-15 Age group
Our 13-15 team took silver. Some of the original members of this team did not participate in JOs, since they were selected to USA National team. The newly added members who needed to learn this winning routine in a few short weeks.
Primorje Synchro Cup
Nikki and Camryn won all events at the Primorje Synchro Cup in Croatia they participated in. Together they won gold in both Technical and Free Duet. Nikki also won gold in Technical and Free solo as well as figures. Camryn placed third in Technical and Free solo. She placed fifth in figures.
Congratulations! An amazing achievement for two new duet partners!