Tuesday, April 30, 2013

InterSession Starts MAY 13 to May 23

Woodbury Aquatics is now accepting registration forms for InterSession. InterSession is a 2 week camp where the coaches are in the water focusing on stroke, dives, turns, and finishes. Swimmers ages 8 and under will have their class from 3:30pm to 4:30pm and swimmers that are ages 9 and up will have their class from 4:30 to 5:30pm. The updated form is now available. Classes are $88 for 2 week class (8 classes). Please email us with any questions you may have.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Back at Lomas Pool

Practice will again resume at the Lomas Pool located at 95 Ranchland, Irvine CA. Normal Practice time of 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Please email us if you have any questions waportola@gmail.com

Back at Woodbury!

Normal practice will resume at Woodbury today. Come to your normal group time.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Pool is back Monday! Free Week!!!!

The pool heater will be back in working order next week!!!! Monday April 29, we will be back at Woodbury at our normal time. As an added bonus we are adding a FREE WEEK (May6 thru May9) to current members to make up for the inconvenience of the heater being broken. Please note it will only be for the days you are currently signed up for. For those that are going to RSCC it's an added bonus:)

Monday, April 22, 2013

New Summer Session June 3 to July 25

For those swimmers that are not doing Irvine Swim League (ISL) we will be offering a summer session starting June 3 to July 25. The swim classes will begin at 6pm and go to 7pm. Also, Coach Sebastian will be back as a part-time coach. We are now accepting registration.

Practice at SILVERADO

Practice will be at the Silverado Pool located at 91 Scarlet Bloom (in Portola Springs). Practice starts at 3:30pm to 4:30pm. Practice will continue their until further notice.

Inter Session will begin May 13

We are now accepting registration for InterSession which will begin May 13 thru May 23, 2013. Intersession is a 2 week camp with the coaches in the water working on certain fundamentals of swimming. These classes are more informative and technical, with coaches demonstrating skills in the water. Skills include, diving, turns, starts, finishes as well as stroke.

Swimmers that are 10 and under will swim from 3:30pm-4:30pm and swimmers that are 11 and up will swim from 4:30pm to 5:30pm.

To register please go to "FORMS", print out, and mail in along with payment. Please email us with any questions you may have.


Reminder that practice has been changed to:

Rancho Santiago Community College
8045 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869

Practice will begin at 5:30pm-6:30pm for all groups except Pipeline which will workout until 7pm. This is on a day to day basis, until Woodbury is re-open.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hectic Week APR 22 to APR 25...I hope

With the Woodbury Pool being down all private lessons will need to be postponed or at SCC. I guess the heater was faulty and it needs to be replaced asap. I cant imagine the pool being down for very long. The only down side is that the pool (SCC) is not available until 5:30pm which is the same time that the groups (that I moved) will be starting and the same time I coach my girls water polo team. That is why I have changed my polo teams practice this week to practice at SCC all week. Going to be a hectic week but I'm not worried about it. SCC is a state of the art facility and I already have a club swim team going there, so we are just going to consolidate the groups. Should be very competitive. I will also be there to monitor everything while I'm coaching my girls polo team. All worked out =)

Silverado Pool (until Lomas re-opens)

The Lomas pool is still down for repairs, http://www.portolasprings.org/community/updates.asp. As a temporary solution we have permission to use the Silverado Pool until Lomas is re-open. The address of the pool is 91 Scarlet Bloom (in Portola Springs). Class will remain from 3:30pm to 4:30pm Monday thru Thursday. I will keep you posted on when the Lomas Pool is available. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Heater is down at Woodbury

Looks like the pool at Woodbury is down. The heater was shut down on Thursday and we do not have a date yet for when the heater will be fixed. This means the pool will be VERY COLD.

As a temporary solution we will be changing workout to Rancho Santiago Community College located on Jamboree and Chapman Ave. Practice will begin at 5:30pm and will go til 6:30pm for all groups except Pipeline which will practice until 7pm.

As soon as the Woodbury Competition Pool is heated we will resume swim class at the normal time and location. I will keep you posted. Worst case scenario we will have to workout at Rancho Santiago for 2 weeks (the session ends May 2).

You will need a parking pass CLICK HERE FOR PARKING PERMIT or you will be ticketed.

The address of the pool is:

8045 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shooting Video

Was looking at waterpoloplanet.com and they have some very cool resources on their website for players. Check it out if you have the time.

Orange Lutheran Water Polo Summer Camp

OLu water polo camp schedule is up. CLICK HERE FOR LINK

Monday, April 15, 2013

Pro-rate and make ups

We will be offering pro-rate on a minimum of 2 days a week. If you decide to pro-rate here is the breakdown:
2 days a week = $195
3 days a week = $250
4 days a week = $300
Pro-rate will still be available but we will be very strict on NO MAKE UP DAYS and NO REFUNDS. For example, if you are scheduled to go Monday and Wednesday, than those are your days and if you miss there is no make-up (unless you make it up that week). We will no longer be responsible for illness, injury, etc.
Please email us with any questions you may have. See you on deck!
Ed Carrera

April 19 SWIM MEET at Woodbridge

We have a meet this Friday at Woodbridge. Please CLICK HERE FOR MEET ENTRY FORM (Please note that event 55 and 56 should read 25yd NOT 50yd)

These meets are not associated with WOODBURY WAVES or Irvine Swim League

These Meets are for members of the Woodbury Aquatics Swim Program. All members are welcome from the beginners to the advanced.

We have different age/gender categories.
6 and under girls
6 and under boys
7-8 girls
7-8 boys
9-10 girls
9-10 boys
11-12 girls
11-12 boys
13-14 girls
13-14 boys
15 and up girls
15 and up boys

These meets are great for the new swimmer and parents to understand how meets work and give your swimmer a goal. Also, for experienced swimmers to track improvement.

Please arrive at 3:30pm for warmup, the meet will get started by 4pm (give or take a few minutes). The meet address is: 11 Redhawk Irvine, CA 92604 The address is acutually 11 1/2 Redhawk but that wont come up on Mapquest. See you Friday!!!

2nd Place at CAL CUP 2013

We had a great weekend. In bracket play our 1st game was vs PAC, we won that game 13-6, beat Lamorinda 15-0, played 680 Drivers and lost that game 9-6. That put us 2nd in our bracket. That qualified us for the Semi-Final game vs Diablo Valley who was 1st in the other bracket. We beat them 7-4 and controlled the tempo of the game from the beginning. On the other side of the bracket Santa Barbara got 2nd place and they played 680 Drivers. So there was a chance that we would play 680 again, which I did not want. Not because of the earlier loss to them but because I wanted to play Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara ended up wining that game in a shootout. In the finals we ended up losing to Santa Barbara 12-8 in a game that I felt our flow was disrupted by a substitution that I had to make, which will help us in the future. I believe that improvement is more important than winning, this was a teachable moment that I had to take advantage of. Moving forward those are the teams to beat, along with United. I was really pleased with our big 3. Hannah C., Hannah P., and Nicca F., they played their hearts out and they are the bulk of our offense. But, more impressive were the role players who really stepped up throughout the tournament, I can see us gelling together as a unit. We still have a lot of work to due. Holding set, guarding set, pressure passing, transition defense, shooting, passing, spacing, and strategy. All in all it was a good weekend and I'm very proud and excited about this team. Our goal is to now win San Diego Cup and JO quals.

Cal Cup 2013 Silver Medalists 12 and Under Girls

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Apr 15 - Apr 18 at Woodbury

Practice again (this week) will be at the Woodbury Competition Pool located at 108 Lamplighter. Right by Woodbury Elementary. The Portola pool should be ready by the following week.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Private Lessons

My private lesson schedule will be very limited this summer. As some of you may know I coach water polo as well as swimming. I'm on the pool deck from 3:30pm to 5pm at Woodbury and from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at Northwood (Monday thru Thursday). Also, I personally do not give "learn to swim" lessons, a swimmer must be proficient in all 4 strokes for a private lesson (with me). My lessons are geared towards competitive swimmers that are looking for a competitive edge.
I don't mean to sound so arrogant but with limited time, an impacted schedule, and a new born, I can not offer many privates this upcoming summer.
As for now, I have more than I can handle for private lessons, but will keep you all posted if anything changes.

We still have many available staff members that are experienced and knowledgeable to help give your swimmer that 1 on 1 attention. :)
- Coach Ed

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cal Cup Champs

April 12, 13, 14th Our Team will be playing at the Cal Cup Championships in Walnut Creek (by Oakland, CA). I'm a little concerned about everyone not being at practice last week and this week because of Spring Break. The focus on this week will be game situation and fundamentals of half court offense and transition defense. Our counter game is strong but we need everyone to understand that EVERYONE needs to counter, (not just when they have the ball). Also, everyone needs to play defense (not just when your player has the ball). I think we will do well but ultimately our focus and execution will determine how far we get in the tournament.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Portola Springs Pool Closed

The Portola Springs Pool is closed for re-plastering we are moving the group to the Woodbury Competition Pool located at 108 Lamplighter, by Woodbury Elementary School, for this week. We will then make arrangements after that. Practice will be at 3:30pm

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Tee Shirts still available

Tee Shirts still available for $10. If you would like a shirt please email us at woodburyaquatics@gmail.com or fill out the Apparel Form

Normal Practice This Week

Many have been asking if there is practice this week. Practice will be at normal time all this week and next. See you on deck!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Swim Gear

Please click on the EQUIPMENT tab to see what is needed for swim class. You can find this gear at COMPETITIVE AQUATIC SUPPLY, 3972 Barranca Pkwy # E, Irvine, CA. Mention Woodbury Aquatics for 10% off your purchase.