SportsEngine Registration: Terrapins Swim Team

2017 Fall Program Registration


Welcome to the 2017 Fall Program Registration!

This registration session will allow you to complete contact information, sign up for participation, and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that all information is provided accurately. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available.  Following the completion of this registration, you will see a charge on your account from Terrapins Swim Team.


Welcome Participants and Parents!!!

The Terrapins Swim Team wishes to welcome you to the 2017 fall swim season. We look forward to working with you over the next few months and know that you will find the program educational, challenging and loads of fun!

The staff has once again planned a terrific season and are well prepared to advance your skills to the next level! Our staff works very hard to provide you with the best learning environment possible. We know you will find the program beneficial as so many participants previously have.

The Terrapins are one of USA Swimming’s most prestigious clubs and one of the area’s most exciting youth sports opportunities. A professional staff, a progressive philosophy and a program based on education with sound physiological principles are what set the Terrapins apart. We look forward to continuing our success in the 2017-2018 swim year and beyond. We are happy you have chosen the Terrapins as your team! Good luck this season.

The Terrapin coaching staff

The Terrapin Age Group Philosophy

The Terrapins take a unique approach with the young developing age group swimmer. The focus is on the long-term development of each athlete realizing that all athletes are different and will progress at their own rate. With this approach, attention is given to detail and the swimmers can take a more relaxed approach to their participation in the sport of swimming. We encourage our younger swimmers to participate in other activities away from the pool.

The goal during the Fall season is to enhance each individual’s knowledge of the sport and to make the necessary technical adjustments in their stroke mechanics. This is done through the use of:

  • Extensive stroke drill progressions.
  • Informational meetings.
  • Terrapin educational program handouts.

We take the time to make the changes with each swimmer so that bad habits are not reinforced. This is what sets the Terrapin program apart.

Meets & Activity Calendars

Swim Meet participation is optional, not required. Additions may be made to this calendar. Please watch the TERA web site for updates.

Oct 14-15 Stockton c/b/bb+ meet
Oct 28-29 ONDA c/b/bb+ meet
Oct 30 Annual Halloween Carnival and CC Food Bank event
Nov 11-12 Orinda c/b/bb+ meet
Nov 18-19 Brentwood 14-under b/a+ “last chance JO”
Dec 1-3 Pacific Swimming Junior Olympics in Moraga, CA
Dec 10-11 San Ramon c/b/bb+ meet


  • Pick up swimmers packets
  • Receive additional program details & parent handbook
  • Meet the coaching staff
  • Individual & group photo’s 8:30-9:30
  • Team photo 10:00 am - Please be at pool no later than 9:30am to be included in Team Picture


We have re-structured the Terrapin training groups to provide appropriate training groups for all ability levels and training abilities. Due to this, we will be conducting group placement evaluations for all fall program participants to determine the appropriate training group for swimmers based on current swimming and training ability. ALL NEW FALL SWIMMERS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN IN-WATER EVALUATION TO CONFIRM GROUP ASSIGNMENTS.

If your evaluation changes your group assignment from your online registration, refunds or fee adjustments will be given.


Wed 9/6 Orange/ Blue Groups Only 5:30-7:00pm
Thur 9/7 Silver, Gold, Sen-Dev 5:30-7:00pm

Evaluations will be approximately 10 minutes per swimmer. Swimmers should bring their suit , towel and goggles. ONLY swimmers who have paid their online registration fee prior to the evaluations are eligible to participate.. Space is limited for the 2017 Fall program. NO later registrations will be accepted. You MUST register prior to the evaluation dates.




  • Discussion of team policies and procedures. Goals of the Fall Program. Terrapin Philosophy.
  • Questions & Answers.

CONCORD COMMUNITY POOL 9/11 through 11/30 3501 Cowell Rd, Concord


Group Time Days 1st Child 2nd Child
Pre-Orange 3:00-3:45pm M-T-TH $400 $300
Orange 5:15-6:00 pm M thru Th $450 $350
Blue 6:00-7:00pm M thru Th $550 $450
Silver 6:30-7:30pm M thru Fr $600 $500
Gold 3:45-5:15pm M thru Fr $650 $550
Senior Devolopment 5:00-6:30pm M thru Fr $700 $600


  • Gold Group schedule will change to 6:00-7:30pm in mid-November when HS water polo season ends.

NOTE: Pay full fee for swimmer in the highest training group. Second swimmer discounts apply for multiple swimmers in the same family. 3rd + swimmer(s) pays $350 registration fee for all groups.

Group Descriptions

Pre Orange group: (5 & older) - first swim team experience introduction: This group is for the youngest beginners but NOT a learn to swim. Swimmers are expected to be able to make one lap of freestyle.

Orange Group: (6 & older)) beginning skill level: This group is for the beginning level swimmer with limited competitive experience. This is not a learn to swim program.

  • Swimmers must be able to swim 25yds of Free with correct side breathing.

Blue Group : (7 & older) All blue swimmers must have a working knowledge of all four competitive strokes. Instruction will focus on the stroke drill progressions for each stroke. Swimmers will learn how the drills are designed to focus on “parts” of each stroke. In addition, swimmers will be introduced to basic training concepts and training sets.

  • This group is for 9-10 year old swimmers & “A” level 7-8 yr olds. 
  • Must have 25fr under 25.00 or 50fr under 50.00

Silver Group: (9-13 yrs) Silver Group swimmers are expected to be legal in all four of the competitive strokes and have previous meet experience. The group will focus on the stroke progressions for each stroke and what proper technique is supposed to look and “feel” like. In addition, swimmers will be training to develop their aerobic base, increase kicking ability, and interval training.

  • This group is for County qualifying 9-10’s
  • Must have 50fr under 40.00 or 50 stroke under 50.00

Gold Group: (11-14 yrs) This is our elite level age group training group. Swimmers in this group must meet minimum training standards. Instruction for this group will include advanced technique and drill work. 50fr under 29.0 or 50 stroke under 35.0

Senior Development Group: (minimum of 14 yrs / HS training group This is mainly a high school group). The focus is on physical conditioning and preparing for HS level competition.

To Register your swimmer for the Terrapin 2017 Fall Program;


ALL Fall participants to register using the TERA “on line registration” system located on the TERA web site at No mailed or hand delivered registration forms will be accepted. You MUST use the online TERA registration system. Medical Forms—We use the electronic waiver forms through ePact. You will receive an email inviting you to make an account and fill out your medical forms. All swimmers must have this completed before the first day of practice.


Those swimmers signing up Year Round will receive guaranteed acceptance into the program. Space is VERY limited for the 2017 Fall program. Year round memberships forms can be found on the TERA website after August 15th 2017. If interested in joining our Year Round team please contact Coach Doug Reed at 925-680-9372 Ext 205 Or email us at Swimmers signing up for YEAR ROUND instead of fall program begin practices on August 28th and continue through December. Year round swimmers are eligible to swim the fall season ending JO meet and Dec 10-11 SRVA meet.

The Terrapins DO NOT set fall season ending dates in order to be eligible for summer recreation swimming. The LMYA swim team board does this and we DO NOT support their limitations or reasoning for these restrictive policies. Any regulations restricting youth sports involvement and participation are harmful, particularly during any socalled “off season” for summer recreation swimming. Swimmers should be free to choose any physical fitness activity they wish without fear of reprisal by any governing board of youth athletics.


Family Discount

If you are registering more than one player in your family this season, you will receive a $100 discount on your second child's registration fee, and your third child will pay $350 on their registration fee. In order for the registration system to recognize that your family is registering multiple players, please register all of your players at this time. On the Review Page, there is a link near the bottom to "Register Another Player" - please click on this to ensure that all of your family's players are registered within the same order. 

***Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your family's discounted rates***


Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Doug Reed


Phone: (925) 680-8372