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GUTTER GUPPIES

Gutter Guppies is a swim team prep swim program for our youngest Wahoos (4-6 year olds) who need further instruction in order to join Swim Team. Swimmers will progress through the program as written and directed by Head Coach Adrian Lohse.

Our goal with Gutter Guppies is to help build the skills and confidence of our youngest Wahoos so that they are able to move onto the Swim Team with ease, excitement, and proper technique. We want them to be successful, happy Swim Team members! In order to begin workouts with the Swim Team, our Gutter Guppies, or anyone registering for Swim Team, must be able to:

  1. Swim one lap (25 yds) freestyle, unassisted, with side-breathing in 1 minute or less.
  2. Swim 25 yds backstroke unassisted (no time limit).
  3. Push off the wall in a streamline underwater.
  4. Enter the pool fingers first.

With the guidance of some very dedicated parent volunteers and Coach Adrian, we have changed our Gutter Guppy Program in order to better achieve the goals we have set for ourselves and our little Wahoos. Here are the changes we have made to the program this year:

  • Swimmers get more time in the water (30 mins vs 15 mins).
  • Swimmers will learn from their peers (semi-private lessons vs private lessons).
  • Instructors will have access to the entire pool (lessons will take place before Open Swim begins allowing instructors and swimmers to move around and use different areas of the pool for safety and instructional purposes).
  • Multiple, shorter sessions will help ensure instructor and swimmer availability and better accommodate swimmer vacation schedules (3, 2-week sessions vs 1 session).
  • Provide support and oversight for our Junior Coaches so that they can grow and succeed in their roles as instructors and mentors. 
  • A Senior Instructor will be on-deck during all lessons.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Registration dates:

  • Registration opens Wednesday, February 16, 2022
  • Registration closes Thursday, March 31, 2022

Session dates and times:

  • We are offering 3, 2-week sessions:
    • Session 1: May 31-June 9, 2022
    • Session 2: June13-23, 2022
    • Session 3: July 11-21, 2022
  • Lessons will be semi-private with a goal of approximately 4 guppies per group (2) of instructors (4:2).
  • Lessons will be 30 minutes.
  • Swimmers will attend 4x/week, Monday-Thursday. No lessons on Fridays.
  • Lessons will be held 1:00-1:30 pm OR 1:30-2:00pm. You will be assigned to a time slot based on instructor availability after registration has closed in mid-late April.
  • No refunds will be issued for missed lessons; additionally, session costs will not be prorated for missed lessons.
  • A Gutter Guppy swim meet will be held the week of July 18th and we encourage al guppies to participate!
For questions, please contact Head Coach Adrian Lohse or our Swim Team Director. 



POOL SEASON
May thru mid-October
At times we open the season sooner (weather permitting)

ABOUT SWIM
 Our Pool
 Open Swim
 Beginner Swim
 Swim Team
 Swim Team Events
 Adult Swim                                         Pool Hours

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POOL HOURS

ADULT LAP SWIMMING

SPRING / FALL 
Mon -  Fri:  6am – 3pm - all lanes
Sat & Sun: 6am - noon

WINTER 
Mon -  Fri:  6am – 7pm - all lanes
Sat & Sun: 6am - 7pm - all lanes

SUMMER 
Mon -  Fri:  6am – 8am - all lanes, then 3pm
Sat & Sun: 6am - noon

REC SWIMMING

SUMMER
Mon -  Fri:  3P, - 7PM
Sat & Sun: NOON - 7PM

FALL 
Sat & Sun: NOON - 7PM


Please see our Pool Hours area for restrictions. These include early closures, late starts and closed lanes due to swim team events, meets and/or practice.

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FACILITIES
Wifi, bathroom codes & pool key details are found in our Members Only area.

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RANCHO WAHOOS SWIM TEAM
CALENDAR, EVENTS & PICTURES
Rancho Wahoos Swim Team Unify 


SWIM DIRECTOR CONTACT
swim@ranchocolorados.com


SWIM COACHES

Head Coach - Adrian Lohse
 Assistant Coach - Emma Hathaway
 Assistant Coach - Sara Corkran

 Assistant Coach - Grace Soderlund

 Assistant Coach - Velvet Quinlavin  Assistant Coach - Tessa Wilson

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BECOME A LIFEGUARD

Please contact lifeguards@ranchocolorados.com should you be interested. 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
Rules & Regs
ByLaws



NOTE
And all children under 18 must exit the
main pool every 45 minutes for a break during open pool hours. They are not to be in the water while lifeguards are on break. 

Small children can remain in the baby pool under adult supervision.

Rancho Colorados
Swim and Tennis Club

3016 Rohrer Drive 
P.O. Box 246
Lafayette, CA 94549

Lifeguards
lifeguards@ranchocolorados.com

Tennis Director Brian Berry
925.283.5448

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