The RBG Swim Team is a fun individual sport for children ages 4-18. It is a great way to exercise, keep cool, and have fun during the summer. The only prerequisite is that your child is able to swim one length of the pool without stopping or touching the lane ropes. *There will be a two week "trial" period for you new swimmer to try to swim the length of the pool.
We are glad to have you as part of the team and look forward to your participation as well as your child’s. Parent participation is not only welcomed, but truly appreciated. It is the coaching and parental support that makes RBG Swim Team the best in the county! Please see a board member to find out where your talents can be best utilized.
What Every Parent Should Know
We want all of the swimmers on the team to stay in the best health as possible this swim season. Therefore, it is important for parents to follow the following tips to help keep your swimmer healthy and strong throughout the summer.
1. Skin Care: Sunscreen should always be worn when swimming or observing! A waterproof, no-sweat formula is usually the best, as they do not need to be reapplied as often. Cover-ups, such as large T-shirts are also a good idea.
2. Ear Care: Swimmer’s Ear is a common condition for competitive swimmers. Therefore, it is important to keep the ear as dry as possible. After swimming, use an over-the-counter eardrop solution designed for swimmer’s ear. A few drops of alcohol may also be used. Wearing earplugs or a swim cap will also help.
3. Rest: It is important for the swimmer to get plenty of rest. An early bedtime will prove rewarding and will result in better swim times. Lots of extra calories will be used during swim practice so fuel the body with foods that will produce lots of energy (not junk food).
A tired swimmer is usually a grumpy swimmer!
Click the schedule link below for the practice schedule.
Each team at all swim meets is responsible to provide a certain amount of timers. RBG is generally assigned 2 to 3 swim lanes at each meet. Three timers are needed for each lane. This is broken into two periods, morning & afternoon, so the timing can be rotated with other families. This means we will need a minimum of 18 timers each week. Please support your child and the team by signing up at the weekly signup sheet posted in the pool area. Remember, a free swim membership is awarded at the end of the season. The winner is drawn from the “pool” of participating timers.
2020 Meet Schedule
*B Meet schedule coming soon.
A 3-meet minimum attendance is necessary to qualify for the Kern County Championship Meet.
*excludes the RED & Blue Meet
There are two options for entering your swimmer(s) into meets. You may enter them online or you may fill out a paper at the pool. The week prior to a scheduled Swim Meet, each swimmer must submit an entry form. The fact sheets and entry forms will be placed on a table outside the pool office. Click here to find the Meet Entry Deadline Schedule.
Relays are for all swimmers. Coach Edgmon schedules relays the Tuesday before each Meet. Teams are generally co-ed and they are assigned by age and swimming ability.
Relays line up under the RBG Tents 30 minutes prior to the events. Relays run very quickly and it is important that you show up on time. If you are late, you may be scratched and replaced by another swimmer. You will find your event number and name on a sign attached to the tent. Please line up in your swimming order. Parents are needed as escorts.
Event results and times will generally be posted 15-30 minutes after each event. It is your responsibility to keep a record of your child’s times. You may reference the records sheets (“The Big Binder”) organized by Paula Erickson. This binder is not to be removed from the pool area. Blank record sheets are available in the office.
Saturday swim meets generally begin between 8:30 & 9:00am and last no later than 4:00 pm. All 2017 USS Swim Rules apply. Swimmers must compete in their current age group (age on the date of the meet determines age group). All events are time-base finals. Swimmers may compete in a maximum of 3 events plus a relay.
Awards vary with each meet. Example: medals may be awarded to 1st ~ 3rd place; ribbons awarded to 4th ~ 8th place, etc.
Awards will generally be available on the day of the meet. The box will then be placed in front of the pool office at the following Tuesday practice. In addition to meet awards, RBG gives improvement awards to all swimmers who improve their race times. Improvement awards will also be placed in the “Awards Box”. The requirements for earning a bronze, silver or gold cap are posted in the pool office.
“B” Meets are for “B” and “C” swimmers ONLY. B Meets are generally shorter meets and are held in the evening from 5:30pm to about 8:30pm. The entries are submitted the same as regular meets.
Swimmers may swim ALL events. Swimmers are not eligible for events where they have achieved a time equal to or better than the minimum “B” time standard listed on the events schedule.
Kern County Championship Meet
The Kern County Championship Meet will be held July 15. This is a meet for EVERYONE! (Each swimmer competing must have attended a minimum of 3 meets during the season to participate. There are awards for “A”, “B” & “C” swimmers. Don’t Miss it!
Recommendations for Provisions
Each meet, with the exception of the Red & Blue Meet, will generally have a concession stand with drinks, baked goods, hot dogs, BBQ, snacks and various other items for sale.
The following items will also be helpful at Meets:
● Cooler with cold drinks (WATER)
● Quick-energy foods, healthy snacks
● Shade covering such as an EZ-UP or umbrella
● Games, books, cards, crafts
● Lawn chairs & a blanket for the ground
● Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen
● Water socks, flip-flops or some easy footwear
● Towels, goggles and cap
● Spray mister or cool scarf
● Record sheet and pen to record final times
The date for the team pictures will be (date & time TBA). Individual and family pictures will begin at 7:30am and are done on a first come first serve basis. The RBG team picture will be at 8:30am sharp. This schedule has remained firm over the years. Please be prompt. All swimmers need to wear their team suits for the team picture.
An “Awards Dinner” will be held for all swimmers and their families at RBG School (date & time TBA). Awards are given according to points earned during the season.
High Point Award by Age Group:
Based on places in Meets, 1st -6th “A” Division
Based on the swimmers’ over-all performance and improvement.
Each successful week of practice
Each swim meet participated in
Each event swam (not relays)
Each time improvement
Saturday meet attendance
GO RBG SWIM TEAM!!! Show your spirit with a RBG Swim
Team T-shirt, tank top, towel or sticker!!!
Team gear will be on sale at the Kick-off dinner, during various practices, and at the RBG meet.
We are proud of our Red, White, and Blue swimsuits. To keep them looking their best all season long we ask that the team suit be used for Swim Meets ONLY. They are not to be worn at practice. The chlorine fades the Lycra after prolonged use. Rinse suits with water only, do not use detergent.
RBG Swim Meet (TBD)
Our team sponsors the RBG Meet. To truly host this meet for our fellow teams, we run the entire meet ourselves (from timers to clerk of course). This means that we need EVERYONE to participate in this meet.
Set-up begins at 4:30pm on the Friday prior to the meet at the RBG pool. The team needs as many people as possible to come and help set up. Please plan on attending, if you are available.
Where will you help on Saturday?
Timers (RBG TIMERS ONLY)
Clerk of Course
Clean Up and PARTY!
When the meet has ended, the pool area and surroundings must be cleaned up. Please plan to stay and help. Once the areas are clean it is PARTY TIME! Everyone is encouraged to stay, relax and swim. Even the coaches get a little wet ~ whether they want to or not!
Check out all of the signs hanging in the pool area! The businesses and families represented are our Century Club Sponsors and we truly thank you! You too can have a sign made to support your swimmer(s) or advertise your business through a Century Club Sponsorship!
A successful swim team requires funds beyond the annual membership fees. In order to keep fees down and still have a successful swim program, we have developed the Century Club.
There are two options for entering your swimmer(s) into meets. You may enter them online or you may fill out a paper entry form at the pool. Please use whichever method is more convenient for you. Make sure that you submit your registration by the deadline or your swimmer(s) will not participate in that particular meet.
Meet Entry Deadlines
The meet entry deadline is important please be mindful of when entries are due. Here is a link for the Entry Deadline Dates.
There will be a sheet at the pool with each swimmer list for the current swim meet. You may indicate which events you wish for them to swim each week on the corresponding meet entry form.
A fact sheet is provided by the host team of each meet. It will include a complete listing of all events at that particular swim meet. The order of events changes from meet to meet so make sure to check where your swimmers events fall during the meet. The coaches will make the entry forms and fact sheets available by placing them out on the tables when they are available. A maximum of three events and one relay can be entered. Swimmers only compete with those in their same age group and gender, unless in a mixed relay. If you are out of town when entries are due please utilize online entry form or have a friend fill out a sheet at the pool.