Swim Team Calendar

Sat-Sun Aug 5-6

2023 Contra Costa County Meet
1200 Pleasant Hill Road, Lafayette, CA
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 4:00 PM

This is a qualifying meet. See qualifying times on the "Records" tab on our website. Events are as follows. Trials are in the morning and the top 20 qualify for Finals in the afternoon. IM and Relays are timed finals only. Also see the County website: https://contracostacountymeet.com/home for more information.

Saturday August 5th, 9am start
Freestyle Trials
Breaststroke Trials
IM Timed Finals (11&Up)
15-18 50 Free Finals
Medley Relay Timed Finals

Freestyle Finals
Breaststroke Finals

Sunday August 6th, 9am start
Backstroke Trials
Butterfly Trials
IM Timed Finals (7/8,9/10)
Free Relay Timed Finals
Backstroke Finals
Butterfly Finals

Warm ups are 7:15-8:30am for all swimmers and 8:30-8:50am for 8&Under only. Please follow instructions from meet officials and lifeguards during all warmup periods. There are no assigned lanes for teams during any warmup periods.

County will follow 12&Under tech suit regulations like the other recent Invitational meets. Click here for more information and a list of approved suits for 12&Unders.

Psych sheets have been released! Click HERE.

Thu Aug 3

County Dinner
RSM Pool Deck
Start: 6:00 PM
End: 7:30 PM (estimated)

All County swimmers and their families are invited for a special celebration dinner at RSM.  There will be **NO SWIMMING** at this event so our swimmers can save their strength for the big weekend!

Kindly RSVP by TBD (we will let you know shortly!).

Pasta Dinner is $10 per each family member attending.

Wed Aug 2

County Swimmers' Breakfast
Buttercup Diner; 660 Ygnacio Valley Road
Start: 10:15 AM
End: 11:00 AM (estimated)

Please drop off your County swimmer(s) by 10:15 am at Buttercup Diner and return by 11:00am to pick them up. The older swimmers, coaches and a few Polar Bear moms will be on site to help your younger swimmers.

Kindly RSVP by TBD (we will let you know shortly!)

Breakfast is $17.00 per swimmer (inclusive of tax and gratuity).  ***Please RSVP and pay for your County swimmer only; we are not able to accommodate siblings at this event due to space restrictions.

NOTE: County practice schedule for this date only is: 11&ups from 8:00-9:00am; 10&unders from 9:00-9:40am.

Tue Aug 1

County Ice Cream Sandwiches & Photos
RSM Pool Deck
Start: 9:00 AM
End: 11:00 AM

Stay after practice for a sweet treat with your fellow County swimmers!

Mon-Fri Jul-Aug 31-4

County Practice Schedule

Practice July 31- Aug 4 is for County qualifiers only.  The County practice schedule is as follows:


  • 13-18s: 9:30 – 10:30am
  • 9-12s: 10:30 - 11:20am
  • 8/under: 11:20am - 12:00pm

Weds (Aug 2) Only:

  • 11/up: 8:00 – 9:00am
  • 10/under: 9:00 – 9:40am
    • County Swimmers’ Breakfast follows practice this day from 10:15-11:00am at Buttercup Diner.

Sun Jul 30

Farewell Dinner & Team Awards
RSM Pool
Start: 6:00 PM
End: 9:00 PM

Let's celebrate this season's many victories at the Farewell & Awards Dinner on Sunday, July 30th at 6PM @ RSM

Per tradition, dinner will be catered by Taqueria Los Gallos! Vegetarian option will be served.

Swimming, slideshow, awards, and team spirit will be on repeat!

Cost is $20/adult and $10/child (kids 5 yr and under free)

Kindly buy tickets via the RSM Store by EOD Thursday, July 27th. **No money will be taken at the event. All families must pre-pay** The purchased ticket(s) is your RSVP for the event. 

Also, LAST chance to get your job credits! We need many hands on deck to help make this event a success as we're expecting over 350 people! If you need more credits, please visit the jobs page on the RSM website and sign up to help at the Farewell Dinner.

Questions? Please contact Cole Portocarrero at [email protected]

Sun Jul 30

Lafayette Swim Conference Last Chance Meet
Acalanes High School
Start: 3:00 PM
Warm-up: 1:30 PM
End: 7:00 PM (estimated)

NEW this year! Lafayette Swim Conference (LSC) is hosting a Last Chance Meet at Acalanes!  This is not a team-sponsored swim meet but swimmers are welcome to sign up individually. Coaches do not plan to attend. Individuals must pre-register online via FastSwims.com - Swimmer splash fee is $10 and each swim entry is $7. Limited deck entries will be available for open lanes only. There are no restrictions on entry time, number of swims, or number of events. Registration closes July 28th at 12pm or whenever the meet sells out. For more information, visit https://lafayetteswim.org/meets

List of events is as follows:

1. 50 free (all ages together)
2. IM (all ages together)
3. Free (in order of age like a typical meet)
4. Breast (in order of age like a typical meet)
5. Back (in order of age like a typical meet)
6. Fly (in order of age like a typical meet)
7. IM (all ages together)

Sat Jul 29

DCSL Championship Meet
Northgate High School 425 Castle Rock Road Walnut Creek, CA
Start: 9:00 AM
Warm-up: 8:25 AM
End: 4:00 PM (estimated)

End of regular season championship meet with the other DCSL teams. All swimmers swim at least 2 events. This year we are in charge of the Officials role. The order of events will mimic a typical league dual meet.

RSM warm-ups will be in Lanes 9-12 from 8:25-8:45.

VIP parking will go on sale Monday 7/24 at 9am, click HERE.

Fri Jul 28

Spaghetti Dinner
Start: 5:30 PM
End: 7:30 PM

Join us for our annual Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, July 28th at 5:30pm at RSM, for some team bonding and to carb-load before DCSL! We'll also announce the Swim-a-Thon winners (most laps and most $ raised, by age group).

Please RSVP(by Tuesday night) and then sign up to bring food to share. Choose to bring spaghetti noodles, bread, sauce, or salads (enough for 10-15 ppl per item). It takes a lot to feed Polar Bear families! Don't forget to LABEL your crock pots, utensils, serving bowls and trays so we can get those back to you.

Please check in with Amy Golan on Friday to get your job credits if you are working a setup, serving, or cleanup shift.

Sign-ups are now OPEN; RSVPs are due by Tuesday night for planning purposes. If you're planning to come, please do sign up to contribute food or a job shift.

The event starts on Friday at 5:30pm. and ends by 7:30pm. Plan to bring your own chairs and get comfy picnic-style around the deck. We will feed swimmers first, then adults. There is NO SWIMMING!

Questions: Please contact spaghetti dinner coordinator Amy Golan [email protected]

Thu Jul 27

Night Riders - Shhhhhh
Start: 6:00 PM
End: 9:00 PM

Night Riders is a top-secret tradition for those 8 & under swimmers who are attending the DCSL meet!

Coaches and older swimmers will visit our younger Polar Bears at their homes to get them psyched for the big DCSL league meet! Sshh...don't tell your kids; this is such a fun surprise! 

Mon-Fri Jul 24-28

Spirit Week!!

Get excited for Spirit Week, July 24-28th!

DCSL, Saturday July 29th! Let’s get our Polar Bear Spirit on and gear up for the BIG League Championship Meet!

Monday: Stay after practice to make a customized Polar Bear keychain to hang with pride on your swim bag.

Tuesday: Make signs to be hung around the pool and along the way to Northgate for the big meet! Cool Beads Ice Cream will also be on the deck from 11:00-12:30pm.

Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday! Stick around the pool to color your hair and paint your nails. (Special assignment for the 11/12 year olds: help us prep the goodie bags for our night riders after your practice!)

Thursday: Airbrush Tattoos - back by popular demand!! Special airbrush tattoo artist giving individual tattoos from 10am-1:00pm. Tattoos will be $7 each – cash and Venmo will be accepted.

Also... sssshhh... special night for our 8 and under swimmers. The coaches and older swimmers will visit our younger Polar Bears to get them psyched for DCSL! Don't tell your kids! Your swimmers MUST be signed in to the DCSL meet to receive a visit.

Friday: Tag your ride! We will have all the supplies for decorating cars and spreading our RSM pride around town!

Please come back to the pool from 5:30:00-7:30pm to carb-load at our Spaghetti Dinner! WE NEED YOUR HELP to make this event a success… please RSVP by Tuesday, July 25th and visit the swim team calendar to sign up to bring food or volunteer to help.

* DCSL Shirts will be distributed at practice.

** Mama Bears - Enjoy and evening of Bracelet making, Tuesday, July 25th, 6-8:00pm on the pool deck.. Please bring a drink or app to share; beads will be provided.  

*** If you will be around the pool during these activities, please feel free to help out!!

You swam hard all season, now it’s time to really shine!!

Go Polar Bears!!

Sat Jul 22

Coach Christian's 20th Year Celebration!
RSM Pool Deck
Start: 4:00 PM
End: 6:00 PM
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