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SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE

WHAT IS SUMMER SWIM LEAGUE?

Summer Swim League is an extension of the RIO Swim Club (EVO’s competitive swim club) and is designed for children of all ages and abilities.

PRIOR EXPERIENCE IS NOT REQUIRED, however, we do require a quick evaluation of skills for group placement (see group descriptions below).

WHEN DOES SUMMER SWIM TEAM START?
Practices will begin Tuesday, May 28th and continue for eight weeks. Our season will end with our season finale meet on Saturday, July 20th.

INTRO TO SWIM TEAM
– must be able to swim across a 25 yard pool without stopping
– all ages welcome 7 years and older

INTERMEDIATE
– must be able to swim the basics of three of the four competitive strokes
– all ages welcome

ADVANCED STROKE
– must be able to swim the basics of all four competitive strokes
– all ages welcome

DEVELOPMENT ONE
– must be legal in all four competitive strokes by USA Swimming Standards
– all ages welcome

LOCATIONS & PRACTICE TIMES: (can swim 1x, 2x, or 3x per week)
EVO SanTan Gilbert Location:
* M-Th 8:00-9:00 a.m.
* M-Th 3:00-4:00 p.m.
EVO Mesa/Gilbert Location:
* M-Th 4:00-5:00 p.m.
EVO Queen Creek Location: (intro level not offered at this location)
* Tu-TH 6:00-7:00 p.m.
* Sat 10:00-11:00 a.m.
Chandler High Pool: (intro level not offered at this location)
* M-Th 5:00-6:00 p.m.

TUITION & MEET ENTRY FEES:
– $83 per month for 1x per week
– $109.25 per month for 2x per week
– $131.25 per month for 3x per week
– $16 for each swim meet you chose to attend (meets are optional)
– $25 once annual insurance fee per child ($35 for a whole family)

REQUIRED EQUIPMENT
– rubber fins at every practice
– team suit and/or team cap (if you attend any swim meets)
– goggles
– all items available for purchase at all locations

SWIM MEET SCHEDULE (evenings meets):
– June 1st @ Chandler High
– June 14th @ McClintock High
– June 29th @ Chandler High
– July 19th / July 20th @ Chandler High

EVO Queen Creek Now Open

SWIMMING LESSON MONTHLY TUITION
– $83 or $149.50 (1x or 2x per week)
– $130.25 (2x per week with an April – July four month commitment)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a family)

SWIM TEAM MONTHLY TUITION
– $83 or $109.25 or $131.25 (1x or 2x or 3x per week)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a family)

ADULT LAP SWIM TUITION
– $26.25 per month
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a family)

SWIMMING LESSON SCHEDULES (April – July)
– Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00-6:30pm
– Saturdays from 9:00-11:30am

SWIM TEAM SCHEDULES (April – July)
Advanced Stroke Group:
– T-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 1 Group:
– T-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 2 Group:
– T-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 90 minute practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week
High School Development Group:
– T-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 90 minute practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week

ADULT LAP SWIM SCHEDULE (April – July)
– Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00-6:00pm
– Saturdays from 9:00-11:30am

High School Swimmers Can Balance Swimming and Life with the Power Hour!

CALLING ALL HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS!

The POWER HOUR is designed for the high school swimmer who is balancing swimming with acedemics or other activities. Each practice is healthy mix of TECHNIQUE & INTENSE TRAINING. Offered at three east valley locations.

EVO SanTan Gilbert (Pecos & Greenfield)

7pm to 8pm M-Th
Swim 1, 2, or 3x’s per week
$83, $109.25, or $131.25 per month

EVO Mesa/Gilbert (Power & Elliot)

4pm to 5pm M-Th
Swim 1, 2, or 3x’s per week
$83, $109.25, or $131.25 per month

Hamilton High Pool (AZ Ave & Ocotillo)

6:15pm to 7:45pm M-Th
Swim 1, 2, or 3x’s per week
$83, $109.25, or $131.25 per month

Call 480-404-6191 for details or pre-register HERE.

MASTERS ADULT SWIM

PRE-REGISTER FOR MASTER’S SWIMMING HERE

Our Masters Adult Swim Program is for everyone. Beginners, fitness swimmers, and triathletes are all encouraged to join. Start your day off right with a morning workout or blow off some steam with a workout at the end of the day. So let’s get fit, reduce stress, and make new friends with other adults just like you!

> PLEASE NOTE:
– Swimmers must be able to swim 200 yards without stopping
– All evening workout times are un-coached
– Workouts can be provided upon request to [email protected]
– Must be able to swim at least 750 yards to swim with the SanTan Gilbert morning group

SAN TAN GILBERT LOCATION
> EVENING LAP SWIM SCHEDULE
Monday / Tuesday / Thursday
7:15 – 8:15 PM

> MORNING GROUP WORKOUT SCHEDULE
Monday through Friday
5:30 – 6:30 AM (coach on deck 3 days per week)

MESA/GILBERT LOCATION
> EVENING LAP SWIM SCHEDULE
Monday through Thursday
5:30 – 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 – 9:00 AM

QUEEN CREEK LOCATION (April – July)
> EVENING LAP SWIM SCHEDULE
– Tuesday through Thursday from 5:00-7:30pm
– Saturdays from 9:00-11:30am

TUITION RATES:
– Evening lap swim $26.25 per month
– Morning group workouts $65 per month
– $25 once annual insurance fee upon enrollment ($35 for a family)

EVO Mesa/Gilbert Location NOW OPEN!

This state of the art facility includes an indoor teaching pool for swimming lessons and an outdoor, 8 lane, 25 yard pool for competitive swimming. Siblings can participate in lessons and swim team at the same time! 90% of the outdoor pool is covered with shade sails and our indoor viewing room provides an air conditioned space that enables you to see both the indoor and outdoor pools at the same time.

SWIMMING LESSON SCHEDULES
– Mon – Thu 3:30pm-7:15pm
– Wed 9:00am-12:00pm
– Fri 3:30pm-6:15pm
– Sat 8:00am-12:15pm

SWIMMING LESSON MONTHLY TUITION
– $149.50 (two lessons per week)
– $130.25 (two lessons per week with four month commitment)
– $83 (one lesson per week)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a whole family)

SWIM TEAM MONTHLY TUITION
– $131.25 (three practices per week)
– $109.25 (two practices per week)
– $83 (one practice per week)
– $25 once annual insurance fee ($35 for a whole family)

SWIM TEAM INFO
Advanced Stroke Group:
– M-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 1 Group:
– M-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 60 minute practices
– Swim one or two days per week
Development 2 Group:
– M-Th evenings and Saturday morning practices offered
– 90 minute practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week
High School Development Group:
– M-Th afternoon practices offered
– 60 minute “Power Hour” practices
– Swim one, two, or three days per week

CLICK HERE FOR MASTERS ADULT SWIM INFO

EVO Staff Spotlight: Head Site Coach Dee Stancikas

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If your family takes lessons or competes on a team at EVO/RIO’s Gilbert swim school, you’ve probably met Dee Stancikas, our Head Site Coach. But did you know she’s a multitalented athlete whose swimming skills are closely rivaled by her roundhouse kicks and water polo shots? Surprise!

We sat down with Dee to learn more about her athletic talents and help our students get to know her better too. Next time you visit EVO/RIO, be sure to stop by and say hello to Dee!

EVO: Hi, Dee! For those who don’t know you, can you share a little bit about yourself and your role at EVO/RIO?

Dee: Sure! I’m originally from Yorba Linda, a city in Orange County, California. I moved out to Arizona with my boyfriend when he accepted a new job. I was a water polo coach in California and fell in love with teaching kids, so I applied to be a swim coach when we moved here. As EVO/RIO’s Head Site Coach, my job is to help our students develop and refine their technique, oversee our coaching staff, and communicate with parents.

EVO: We’re happy to have you! So far, what’s your favorite part of working at our Gilbert swim school?

Dee: My favorite part is getting to know the kids, helping them improve their strokes, and seeing their results. I also love making connections with them and learning about their interests outside of the pool.

EVO: Yes, we’ve seen how much they look up to you too. When you were in their shoes as a young swimmer, what was your fondest memory?

Dee: The state meet during my senior year of high school was the best meet I ever had. I didn’t win anything, but I placed higher than I was supposed to. My team placed the highest it had in years, and for a competitive swimmer who was never the fastest or strongest, it felt good to walk away from my last meet knowing it was my best!

EVO: What a great way to cap off your high school swimming career. Now that you’ve graduated and started your professional career, what are some of your hobbies and interests?

Dee: I’m finishing my degree in nutrition and wellness, so I spend a lot of my time studying. When I’m not in school or at work, I love kickboxing, hiking, spending time with my boyfriend and dog, camping, boating, and visiting family and friends in California.

EVO: No wonder you’re so busy! Well, we’re happy to have you as part of our team, and we know the kids feel the same way. Thanks for chatting with us!

EVO Now Offering Paddle Board Yoga

img_0477img_0459Paddle board yoga is a new and challenging way to get an incredible workout. Our paddle boards are large and stable. Each classes can and will cater to any level and promises to deliver a fun and challenging workout every time (NO prior yoga experience required). Conducted at the EVO SanTan Gilbert location, enjoy our shaded pool, year-round 86 degree water, and a beautiful view of the Gilbert Temple. Child care is also available for a small fee.

Class Schedule starting September 20th:
– Every Tuesday 9:00 to 10:00am
– Every Wednesday 10:00 to 11:00am
– more class times coming soon, tell us your preference!

Pricing:
– $3 childcare per child, per class
– $5 childcare per two or more children per class

– $15 each for booking a full class of six people in the same class
– $25 per single class
– $22.50 per single class for parents with children currently enrolled in EVO programing
– $22.50 per class when purchased in groups of 10 or more classes
– $20 per class when purchased in groups of 10 or more classes with children currently enrolled in EVO programming
– Free lap swim included after any paddle board class until 12:00pm (swim at your own risk – no lifeguard on duty)

Booking Requirements:
– ALL classes must be booked and paid in advance
– Cancellations made more than 24 hours ahead of time will be credited back to your account for future use
– Cancellations made less than 24 hours ahead of time are not allowed and payment will be retained regardless of your attendance
– Classes can be booked a maximum of two weeks in advance
– Classes with less than three reservations will be combined or cancelled (classes must have at least 3 in attendance at all times)

How Do I Sign Up?
– If you already have a child enrolled in swimming lessons, just call us to book a yoga class time
– If you are new to EVO, click on the “pre-registration” button in the upper right corner of your screen
– Fill out and submit (note that no payments or enrollments happen automatically)
– Once you submit your pre-registration you will be prompted to call us to book your class time(s)

img_1080About Our Instructor:
April Haroldsen

RYT-200
ACA Certified SUP Yoga Instructor
ACA Certified SUP Instructor

I have been a Certified Yoga Instructor since 2007. I am drawn to the style of Power Vinyasa, blending strength, breath, and flow of movements… complimented with a Rad playlist, of course!
Whether we are in the Studio, or on the Water we have a great time!

My teaching style light, fun, and encourages us to not take ourselves too seriously! One building block at a time, I thoroughly enjoy teaching Beginner through Advanced Students.
Through progressive sequencing, alignment, body mechanics and yogic philosophy with intention, I encourage students to keep growing beyond their perceived limitations.

I have learned the value in knowing we are capable of more than we think we are. We tend to surprise ourselves when we try.

Words to live by: “Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave others feeling after having an experience with you becomes your trademark.”

WHAT IS EVO?

EVO Swim School is an evolutionary learn-to-swim facility with complete resources to offer the very best in aquatic instruction for infants, children, pre-competitive swimmers, highly competitive swimmers, and adults.

Learning to swim has evolved in two ways. First, our progressive approach to instruction is more than just bubbles and back floats. Our students actually learn to swim, are confident in the water, and emerge as happy and safe swimmers.

Secondly, from babies all the way to college-bound student athletes, we have the ability to offer the very best in aquatic instruction for every age and at every level.

EVO is the first step in our evolutionary approach to swimming. EVO Swim School will teach your child to swim and introduce them to the competitive strokes. Beyond that, our club swim component, know as the RIO Salado Swim Club, manages the competitive side of swimming. Our Pre- Competitive Swim Team is a great way to introduce your child to the world of competitive swimming. As our athletes develop their skills, they have the opportunity to train and compete with our Competitive Squad where are goal is to help athletes prepare to swim in college.

Wherever your child fits into our program, our ultimate goal is to teach them how to swim for safety first, then for backyard fun, then for fitness…and finally for competition.

We are so confident in our highly trained staff that we offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied after your first four lessons.

With several locations in the east valley including Chandler, Gilbert, and Queen Creek, there is a convenient place for your child to participate.

This is why EVO Swim School is the place “Where Learning to Swim Has Evolved”!

EVO Staff Spotlight: Head Site Coach Andrea Courtney

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Meet Andrea Courtney, the Head Site Coach at EVO’s competitive Gilbert swim school, RIO Swim Club. We recently sat down with Andrea to learn more about her and help our students get to know her better, too.

David Tait, owner of EVO and RIO: Hi, Andrea. Thanks for chatting with us! For those who don’t know you, tell us about your role at RIO Swim Club.

Andrea: As the Head Site Coach at the Hamilton pool, my primary role is running practices every night for four different groups, helping our competitive swimmers with their technique on all of their strokes, and working with them on their turns and dives. I also run monthly evaluations to see what they could improve and determine if they are ready to move to the next group.

David: You’ve coached some of our best students, and I know you were a competitive swimmer, too. How long have you been swimming and coaching?

Andrea: I started swimming competitively when I was 6 years old and continued swimming through high school. I hurt my knee and wasn’t able to continue swimming, so coaching allowed me to stay with the sport. Once I got involved with coaching, I fell in love with being able to help others improve in a sport that I enjoy so much.

Now, I have been coaching for almost 13 years! I have coached high school swimmers since I graduated, led a swim team at a local gym, and I have been coaching at RIO for three years.

David: We’ve loved having you as part of our team. Out of all of your time in swimming, what has been your fondest memory?

Andrea: I started swimming in Colorado during the summer while I was visiting my grandparents. I remember the first time I won the 100 backstroke at a championship meet. It was the same meet where our co-ed relay took first! It was a huge accomplishment for me and pushed me to continue. It also was awesome to do it with my friends that I had been swimming with for so long.

David: Wow, I bet that was an amazing moment! Outside of swimming, do you have any special talents or fun facts that most people don’t know about you?

Andrea: I don’t really have any special talents, but one thing that a lot of people don’t know is that I am a survivor of cancer. It has helped me be who I am today and given me a huge appreciation for my family and friends. We spend a lot of time together going to sporting events, concerts, and camping whenever we can.

David: We’re so glad you’re healthy now and thankful to have you as part of our Gilbert swim school.

Andrea: Thanks, Dave. It’s been so much fun helping kids reach their goals, and I love working with the EVO/RIO team. They feel like part of my family!

EVO Endorsements: Our Favorite Goggles for Kids

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Over the years, our instructors have taught thousands of kids and adults how to swim with our Gilbert swimming lessons. During those lessons, we’ve tried tons of different equipment and experienced what works best firsthand. In the coming months, we’ll be sharing our top picks for training equipment, learn-to-swim tools, and accessories to help you or your child learn the right technique and have fun!

This month, we’re gabbing about goggles for kids. Here are some of our favorite brands.

**Finis H2 Jr.

Who these goggles are good for:

Ages 5-8

Why we recommend them:

We like that these goggles are comfortable and come in cool colors that kids love. Their soft frame and silicone eye gasket create a watertight fit without hurting their sensitive faces, and the silicone strap and back clip allow easy adjustment.

**Finis Fruit Basket

Who these goggles are good for:

Ages 3-8

Why we recommend them:

The Fruit Basket goggles have the same benefits as the H2, and they smell good. Children can pick their favorite out of four scents, so don’t be surprised if they start begging to go swimming once they have these goggles!

**TYR Kids’ Swimple Goggles

Who these goggles are good for:

Ages 2-6

Why we recommend them:

These goggles are so simple that even young kids can put them on without help. They come in multiple colors, and the single strap splits into two straps behind the head for a secure fit.

**TYR Qualifier Goggles

Who these goggles are good for:

Kids moving from swimming lessons into development swim team

Why we recommend them:

Qualifier Goggles are racing goggles that are a bit bigger to help swimmers see better in the water. They also have the same strap as the Swimple Goggles, which keeps them tight yet comfortable.

All of these goggles, plus our other favorite swimming equipment, can be purchased at EVO’s pro shop. For more goggle recommendations or details about our Gilbert swimming lessons, contact EVO Swim School at 480-404-6191.