Introducing the Octopods: registration open for Ann Arbor’s new swim team

Swimming pool

ANN ARBOR – Young swimmers across Ann Arbor can sign up to be part of the City of Ann Arbor’s new swim team.

The Octopods combines all of Tree Town’s previous teams into a larger, city-wide team as part of a more collaborative approach to its aquatic programming.

The move aims to make facilities more equitable and the city more responsible with its available resources, officials said.

Organized by Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation, the Octopods will have four sessions throughout the year for swimmers ages 5-17.

Potential members need to be able to swim front crawl the length of the pool to be eligible for the team.

Here are the details for the upcoming session:

  • Registration is open for the summer session, which starts June 12. It will run for seven weeks, including swim meets.
  • Swimmers will use the outdoor pools at Buhr Park, Fuller Park and Veterans Memorial Park. See the full summer swimmer schedule here.
  • Those ages 10 and younger can swim three times per week for $100. Advanced swimmers can practice for five days per week for $125.

Fall and winter sessions will be 11 weeks long, while the spring session will run for seven weeks. Fall, winter and spring sessions be at Mack Indoor Pool inside Ann Arbor Open School.

Register swimmers here.

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