Swim Team

Rose Bowl Swim Team is led by a philosophy that hard work is needed, good sportsmanship is essential & in order for great things to happen swimmers, coaches & families must work & bond together as a TEAM.

Swim Teams

Rose Bowl Swim Team is led by a philosophy that hard work is needed, good sportsmanship is essential & in order for great things to happen, swimmers, coaches & families must work & bond together as a TEAM. The mission of the Rose Bowl Swim TEAM is to continue to flourish as a nationally renowned program. By fostering a genuine TEAM environment, we encourage each student-athlete to realize their full potential both in & out of the pool and provide a safe and supportive environment.

The Rose Bowl Aquatics Swim Team groups are structured to ensure that each swimmer has the ability to swim with their peers, both in terms of age groups and by ability. The coaching staff works very hard to ensure that each swimmer is in the best group for that individual and their success in the water.

To schedule a tryout, please visit this link.

Rose Buds

Rose Buds Swim Team is a great introduction to the fun of swimming through practices, culture and competition for children of all ages. Swimmers practice with, and compete against, children in their similar age ranges in a non-intimidating, TEAM-oriented, fun and energetic environment. Swimming is a life-long family sport that is both fun and rewarding. Our coaches aim to instill a passion for the sport of swimming in all our Rose Buds athletes

Once a swimmer has made the Rose Buds Team, they will be evaluated and placed into a lane. Lanes are set up to help each swimmer learn proper techniques based on the overall knowledge and understanding of each stroke. As swimmers improve their technique, they will be moved to other lanes for more advanced instruction. Once a swimmer reaches the top lane in a group, they will have the opportunity to transition onto the competitive team.

Current Season:
Fall: August 30th – December 19th

Coach

Caellach Gibbons
(cgibbons@rosebowlaquatics.org)

Schedule:

Rose 1 & 2 - ages 8 and under
Mon / Weds / Fri
5:35 pm - 6:15 pm
Rose 1 & 2 - ages 8 and under
Tues / Thurs
5:35 pm - 6:15 pm
Rose 1 & 2 - ages 8 and under
Sat / Sun
2:00 pm - 2:40 pm
Rose 3 - ages 11 and over
Mon / Weds / Fri
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Rose 3 - ages 11 and over
Tues / Thurs
6:15 pm - 7:00 pm
Rose 3 - ages 11 and over
Sat / Sun
2:45 pm - 3:30 pm

Fees:

All registration fees and season rate must be paid in full before a swimmer enters the water. Payments are made via Teamunify.com/Rose. Payment options are available upon request.

Registration: $35 team fee paid annually
USA Swimming Registration: $20 fee paid annually

Season rate:
Rose 1 & 2:
$600 (2 days/week) or $660 (3 days/week) - paid at the Front Desk of the RBAC

Rose 3:
$660 (2 days/week) or $720 (3 days/week) - paid at the Front Desk of the RBAC
10 & Under - Foundation

10 years and younger
The mission of the 10&under Foundation Group is to provide the opportunity for beginning competitive swimmers to continue to develop each of the four competitive strokes.  This group is offered to the swimmers who have advanced through the Rose Buds program, are 10 or younger, meet the expectations listed under Rose Buds to be eligible for this group, and be willing to meet the expectations below. Continued stroke instruction is the key to their advancement, and emphasizing fun and their efforts given above all else. This group is designed to foster the love of the sport and introduce the swimmers to Southern California Swimming (Pacific Committee) competitions.

Expectations
Focus on improving the technical aspect of all four competitive strokes
Attendance – set a consistent schedule and do your best to commit to it
Meets – compete in at least one meet per season
Compete in 50 yd. events for all four strokes and 100 yd. IM – at Coaches Discretion
Achieve “B” and “BB” time standards, strive for SCS Championship meet standards
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Clock Management and Use – Learning to get times on swims in workouts, esp. 25’s and 50’s
Underwaters (1 dolphin kick for Fr, Fl, Bk off of every wall in workouts and meets)
Implementing kicking into strokes
Continued focus on improved technique
Continue to improve skills focused on in prior groups
Intro to your “process”
Focus on the criteria to move to Silver (below)
Timing of breaths
Understanding and performing gears correctly

Required Equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Blue-Small)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins
Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

Coach
James Gallagher (jgallagher@rosebowlaquatics.org)

Fees:

$155/month
10 & Under - Growth

10 years and younger
The mission of the 10&under Growth Group is to build off of the excitement of the swimmers in the Bronze Group and continue to grow their motivation for racing and love of the sport. Technique will continue to be the focus in workouts, but swimmers will also take another step in their training. The Silver group is the first to focus on teaching swimmers to not only know how to swim a stroke correctly but to also be able to do it when they are tired. Silver group swimmers will strive to reach Southern California Swimming Championship meets like Winter Age Group, June Age Group and Junior Olympic Championships.

Expectations
Attendance – consistent practice and meet attendance
Compete in 200 yd. Free, 200 yd. IM and 100 yd. events for all four strokes – at Coaches Discretion
Achieve “A” time standards and Championship meet standards (JO’s, WAG’s, JAG’s)
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Race preparation
Participation in all home meets
Begin taking responsibility for their own swimming (i.e. checking heat and lane assignments without parent assistance)
Underwater Dolphin Kicking (2 kicks per wall)
Using Legs while swimming
Increase power in strokes
Cont. learning about process
Mastering “gears”

Required Equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Blue-Small)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins

Head Coach
Hector Jimenez
hjimenez@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
David Jimenez
djimenez@@rosebowlaquatics.org

Fees:

$191/month
12 Foundation

11-12 years old
The mission of the 11-12 Foundation Group is to provide the opportunity for beginning and developing competitive swimmers to continue to work each of the four competitive strokes.  This group is offered to the swimmers who have advanced through the Rose Buds program or a 10 and under Rose Bowl group, are 11 or 12, meet the expectations listed under Rose Buds to be eligible for this group, and be willing to meet the expectations below. Continued stroke instruction is the key to their advancement, and emphasizing fun and their efforts given above all else. This group is designed to foster the love of the sport and introduce the swimmers to Southern California Swimming (Pacific Committee) competitions. As these swimmers grow and get stronger, connecting that new strength to power in the water will be a core focus point.

Expectations
Consistent attendance – aim to set a schedule and stick to it (if only 2 days a week, then never less)
Begin to attend team meets and activities
Focus on improving all four competitive strokes and all skills
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Perform legal strokes in all practices, at all times
Streamlines off all walls
Underwaters – dolphin kicking and breast pulldowns
Turns – ability to do legal turns for all strokes (including flip turns and back to breast turns)
Kicking as part of swimming
Increase power in strokes
Breath timing
Turn Position – regularly start in turning position Knowledge of time standards & personal best times
Clock Management – know all intervals, follows own interval, and can get times on sets
Lane Management – correct orders, respectful, proper etiquette
Introduction to “sets”, pacing & interval training
Understanding and performing gears correctly

Required Equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Blue-Small or Red-Medium)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins

Coach
Ceallach Gibbons
cgibbons@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
RJ Porrazzo
cgibbons@rosebowlaquatics.org

Fees:

$175/month
12 Growth

11-12 years old
The mission of the 12 Growth Group is to continue the stroke technique development and begin to focus on training those strokes for racing. We continue to design our workouts in a way to keep swimming interesting for all and one that can foster a love of this sport while also teaching the value of hard work. The 11-12 Silver group takes a big step in that direction. The goal of 11-12 Silver group swimmers should be to begin qualifying for the Southern California Junior Olympics and Age Group Championships and then shooting for scoring at those TEAM Championship meets. Great stroke technique while working hard is the key combination that will make the difference in the development of these swimmers.

Expectations
Attendance: Consistent attendance works best, plus staying the same or adding a day from previous group
Perform 11-12 year-old “A”, Age Group Champs and Jr. Olympic times
Excitement about working toward qualifying for the above time standards
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Developing your process approach
Streamlines off of all walls
Underwaters – 2 dolphin kicks off all walls and use breast pulldown every time
Learning time standards, best times, and practice times
Continued progress in performing stroke technique, drills and turns
Using pace clock during training or intervals and times
Great turns
Race pace training
Master “gears” in workouts

Required Equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Blue-Small or Red-Medium)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins
Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

Coach

Head Coach
Hector Jimenez
hjimenez@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
David Jimenez
djimenez@@rosebowlaquatics.org

Fees:

$206/month
14 Growth

13-14 years old
The mission of the 14 Growth Group is to begin to increase the technique and training level for those taking
the next step in their competitive swimming. Swimmers entering this group should be able to swim all four
competitive strokes legally for 100 yards. The 13-14 Bronze group will focus on improving the competitive
swim techniques, both for strokes and for skills like dives, turns and streamlines, and also begin to teach
swimmers how to increase the speed of their swimming. The design of this group is to give our middle and
high school swimmers that are continuing their swimming experience a chance to swim with peers and give
everyone an opportunity to pursue and enjoy everything this TEAM has to offer.

Expectations
Continued focus on improving stroke technique
Attendance at a minimum of one meet per season (Sept-Dec, Dec-Feb, Mar-Jul)
Focus on getting everything out of practice and allowing others to do the same
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Perform legal strokes in all practices, at all times
Streamlines off all walls
Underwaters – dolphin kicking and breast pulldowns
Turns – ability to do legal turns for all strokes
Kicking as part of swimming
Increase power in strokes
Breath timing
Turn Position – regularly start in turning position Knowledge of time standards & personal best times
Clock Management – know all intervals, follows own interval, and can get times on sets
Lane Management – correct orders, respectful, proper etiquette
Introduction to “sets”, pacing & interval training
Understanding and performing gears correctly

Required Equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Red-Medium or Yellow-Large)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins (or Hydra Tech 2 or similar type fin)
Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

Coach
Kristine Quance-Julian
kquance@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
Anika Apostalon
a.apostalon@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
Scott Player
splayer@@rosebowlaquatics.org

Fees:

$221/month
Senior Foundation

15 years and older
The mission of the Senior Foundation Group is to begin to increase the training level for those taking the next step in their competitive swimming. Swimmers entering this group should be able to swim all four competitive strokes legally for 100 yards. The Junior group will focus on improving the competitive swim techniques, both for strokes and for skills like dives, turns and streamlines, and also begin to teach swimmers how to increase the speed of their swimming. The design of this group is to give our high school swimmers that are continuing their swimming experience a chance to swim with peers and give everyone an opportunity to pursue and enjoy everything this TEAM has to offer.

Expectations
Continued focus on improving stroke technique
Attendance at a minimum of one meet per season (Sept-Dec, Dec-Feb, Mar-Jul)
Focus on getting everything out of practice and allowing others to do the same
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Perform legal strokes in all practices, at all times
Streamlines off all walls
Underwaters – dolphin kicking and breast pulldowns
Turns – ability to do legal turns for all strokes
Kicking as part of swimming
Increase power in strokes
Breath timing
Turn Position – regularly start in turning position
Knowledge of time standards & personal best times
Clock Management – know all intervals, follows own interval, and can get times on sets
Lane Management – correct orders, respectful, proper etiquette
Introduction to “sets”, pacing & interval training
Understanding and performing gears correctly

Required Equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Red-Medium or Yellow-Large)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins

Coach
Cameron Ware
cware@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
Anika Apostalon
a.apostalon@rosebowlaquatics.org

Fees:

$185/month
Senior Growth

15 years and older
The mission of the Senior Growth Group is to continue teaching techniques from previous groups and to begin to increase the level of training for those athletes. Swimmers will also learn how to push themselves in the water, while still staying focused on maintaining proper techniques. This group will focus on qualifying for SCS Championship meets (Age Group Champs and Summer JO’s) and preparing for the Senior 1 group. It will also offer those high school age swimmers an opportunity to be prepared and have improved stroke technique for the next high school swim season.

Expectations
Attendance: Consistent attendance works best to see improvement, plus staying the same or adding a day from previous groups
Perform “A” times, Age Group Champs and Summer Jr. Olympic times
Excitement about working toward qualifying for the above time standards
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Developing your process approach
Streamlines off of all walls
Underwaters – 2 dolphin kicks off all walls and use breast pulldown every time
Learning time standards, best times, and practice times – Goal Setting
Continued progress in performing stroke technique, drills and turns
Using pace clock during training, knowing your intervals and times
Great turns
Race pace training

Required Equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Red-Medium or Yellow-Large)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins
Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

Coach
Jeff Klotz
jklotz@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
Cameron Ware
cware@rosebowlaquatics.org

Fees:

$221/month
National Group

13 years and over
The mission of the National Group is to develop our top level swimmers into nationally and internationally accomplished student-athletes. The dedication, work ethic, time management, and goal setting skills that they will learn while in this group will help them succeed throughout their lives. Each swimmer in the group should envision themselves participating in collegiate swimming after graduating and the work they will put in will allow the National Group swimmers the best opportunity to earn athletic scholarships to top universities. This is a demanding but rewarding group. Because of that only athletes and families that are willing to commit fully should consider swimming in this group.

Expectations
Student-Athlete – Time management is the key and the balance is absolutely possible.
Attend all meets on schedule (travel meets can be discussed on an individual basis)
Attend all practices on the schedule (only missed workouts should be those that are truly unavoidable, ie. sick, injured, mandatory school trips)
Consistency
Effort levels and performance in practice
Attendance
Focus
Stroke improvement
Knowledge of times (practice and meets) / heart rates
Extended periods of absence from workouts during season are not permitted. (over 2 days)
“Ownership of swimming” – Swimmers are expected to do all communication with coach and take responsibility for their swimming. All communication should be done early.
Follow TEAM Guidelines

Group Focus Points
Complete comprehension of Rose Bowl Training Philosophy
Process oriented – 24/7 Student Athlete
Fin swimming – be fast at all times with fins – under best times
Legs being your fuel to carry you home – use them while swimming to be your best
Starts, Turns, “underwaters” and breakouts becoming a weapon in races (4 dol. kicks off each wall)
Stroke efficiency – balance between power and tempo
Fine tuning stroke techniques – loose recoveries / powerful strokes
Race strategies
Consistency in focus and efforts
Commitment to train for best events (as discussed with coach)

Required equipment
Speedo Kick Board
Speedo Power Paddles (Red-Medium or Yellow-Large)
Speedo Pull Buoy
Speedo Fins
Speedo Bullet Head Snorkel

Coach
Jeff Julian
jjulian@rosebowlaquatics.org

Assistant Coach
Kevin Viliunas
kviliunas@rosebowlaquatics.org

Fees:

$258/month

Coaches

Jeff Julian
Head Coach and National Team
James Gallagher
10 and under Silver Coach, Business Manager, Director of Developmental Swimming
Anika Apostalon
13-14 Bronze, Pre-Senior
Hector Jimenez
10 and Under Gold, 11-12 Gold
Jeff Klotz
Senior 2
Kristine Quance-Julian
National Group, 14 Gold
Cameron Ware
13-14 Silver and Senior 1

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Booster Club

The Rose Bowl Aquatics swim program is based on the belief that the TEAM experience must be one of cooperation, cohesiveness, sportsmanship and excellence. In order for TEAM spirit to truly thrive, and for this team to maintain its enviable levels of cohesiveness and performance, entire families must participate in meaningful ways. Working together to make swim meets and other team functions run creates important connections amongst all families, shows tangible support for our coaches and swimmers, and models cooperation and sportsmanship for our children.

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FAQs

Who is eligible for Swim Team programs?

We have programs for all ages. Our Pre-competitive team (Rose Buds) is open for individuals 6-17 years of age that are capable of swimming freestyle and backstroke, and who have been introduced to butterfly and breaststroke (but they do not have to know how to do the strokes well). Our Competitive Team is open for swimmers 6 years of age and older, who are able to swim all four competitive strokes legally and meet the criteria outlined in the Group Information. Adults (18 and over) are invited to join our Masters Swim Team. For more information about the Masters Swim Team, please click here.

Do I have to try-out for the Swim team?

Our competitive program is for those swimmers that have been on a competitive team before and can perform all 4 strokes legally along with proper turns. If you have been on a USA swimming team, please provide your swimmer’s full name and Coach James will look up their times in USA Swimming. Your swimmer could potentially be placed in a group based on their times. Please send names to Coach James at jgallagher@rosebowlaquatics.org

You can schedule a tryout by clicking this link https://rosebowlswimtryouts.youcanbook.me

How much does it cost to join the Swim Team?

Fees will be determined by the try-out and team placement, but will have the following general costs: Competitive Team – Monthly Membership Fee to RBAC, Semi-Annual Family Commitment to Booster Club, and Annual Registration to USA Swimming. Any additional cost is based on your schedules, number of meets one participates in, etc. Pre-Competitive Team pricing is based on the group and will include an 8 week fee, as well as an annual USA Swimming registration for the Pre-Team group.

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