04/24 - 06/01 Practice Schedule
Practice Schedule: April 23 to May 25 (after school practices, Monday-Thursday)
Please note an update to the order of age group practices; this is to ensure we are fully-staffed for each practice (more hands on deck for the 6 and unders)
4:30pm to 5:15pm : Ages 9-10
5:15pm to 5:45pm : 6 & Unders
5:45pm to 6:30pm : Ages 7-8
6:30pm to 7:30pm : 11 & Olders
**Your child MUST attend the practice for their age**
Each swimmer should attend only one practice per day.
06/05 - 06/22 Practice Schedule
Practice Schedule: May 29 to June 21 (morning practices, Monday-Thursday)
Camper Swim: 6:30-7:15a (Available to swimmers at all ages/levels. This is a way for swimmers to attend a practice before going to camp.)
6 & Under: 7:30am to 8:00am
7-8: 8:00am to 8:30am
9-10: 8:30am to 9:15am
11 and up: 9:15am to 10:00am
Note: All swimmers should attend their assigned age group practice and each swimmer should attend only one practice per day.
2018 Practices Schedule
Please note: the times on the schedules are subject to change based upon the number of children who register per age bracket. Please check back as we get closer to kick off.
Practices begin on Monday, April 23th and end on Thursday, June 21nd. Swimmers should report to practice based on their age as of May 1st. After the first week of practice, the coaches might move swimmers into different practice groups based on swimmer ability and also to balance the pool space to avoid overcrowding. Please bring your swimmer to the correct practice and pick them up promptly when practice is finished.
Practices are under the direct supervision of our coaches, who at a minimum have USA Swimming Coaches Safety Training, first aid, and CPR certifications.
We encourage swimmers to come to every practice, but this is not required.
NOTE: The League does require that each swimmer attend a minimum of 3 practices before swimming in their first meet.
Practice Group Information
Swimmers are placed into practice groups at the beginning of the season based on their age as of May 1st. After about one to two weeks of practice, the coaches might move swimmers into different practice groups based on swimmer ability and to better balance the number of swimmers in each practice group to maximize our pool space.
6 and Unders
Our youngest swimmers usually start off working on basic swimming skills and as a result are generally only swimming one or two events at meets. Most swimmers master freestyle and backstroke during the season. It is unusual for young swimmers to swim breaststroke and butterfly legally but they will prepare for these strokes during practice. At meets, swimmers can enter up to three individual events and one relay event. However, swimmers are only placed in events when their strokes are legal.
Most 7 & 8 year old swimmers have mastered freestyle and backstroke, and many of them can swim the breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley events. This group focuses on stroke work by using drills to develop good strokes and habits. At meets, swimmers can enter up to three individual events and up to two relay events. However, swimmers are only placed in events when their strokes are legal.
Most 9 & 10 year old swimmers have been introduced to all of the four competitive stokes and the individual medley event. Swimmers in this age group work on drills to improve their strokes. By mid-season, most of the 9 & 10 year olds can legally swim the individual events and the IM. Swimmers in this age group can swim up to three individual events plus up to two relay events at meets.
11 and Olders
Most older swimmers have had summer swim team experience. Swimmers in this group are usually proficient at all four competitive strokes and the individual medley. Swimmers in this group can participate in up to five individual events plus two relay events at meets. With the exception of the 11-12 butterfly event, swimmers in this group will swim 50-yard individual events at meets. (11 & 12s swim 25-yard butterfly at meets.) Swimmers in this group work on stroke mechanics, flip turns, dives, and racing. As the season progresses, swimmers will swim longer distances at practice to build endurance.