The winter sports season will officially begin on Monday, November 12th at 3:15pm (please meet at the pool). Practice is mandatory and we will swim, so be prepared with caps, googles and appropriate competitive gear.
You MUST have turned in your physical to participate, please complete your physicals as soon as possible and turn them into the athletic trainer.
Practices are held at W-L pool, Monday through Friday from 3:15pm - 4:30pm.
You are expected to attend at least FOUR practices a week before swim meets begin and THREE as week when we have swim meets scheduled.
As always, our requirements for club swimmers are that they attend one FULL practice with us each week to be eligible to swim in meets and be a member of our team. To clarify, that only applies if you swim full time with a club team (5 or more days a week). If you are only swimming once or twice with a club team, you should be at WL practice on the three other days. Other outside training, such as CrossFit or weights, does not 'count' for your training with us. Part of being on a team is being an active and involved member and we strive to encourage team unity among our members throughout the season.
Swim Meets are Friday nights (starting after Thanksgiving). Typically they run from about 5pm-10pm. We have an optional team dinner at Silver Diner after meets.
One thing to note – we will be running a tri-meet for Time Trials again this year with WL, YKT, and Bishop O’Connell. That meet will be on November 17th at Wakefield with warm ups beginning at 6pm. The meet will be run with 50s and 100s of every stroke and two relays (Medley and 200 Free) at the start and finish of the meet. We will use this as our only time trial event to get new or updated times for our team. Please make plans to attend. There will be a sign up for what individual events you’d like to swim. More info at our first practice day, but please save the date!
We hold practices over Winter Break for two hours. Everyone who is in town is expected to attend.
We have worked hard to build a dedicated and competitive team and expect that all swimmers and divers who choose to join the team are willing to be a full and active team member and give 100%.
We aim to have fun, but also provide a quality training and development program for team members.
Some of our most common feedback is that the swimmers and divers love being members of the team and the parents also feel that their kids have learned valuable lessons and were provided outstanding overall support from our program and coaching staff.
- We are a ‘cheering team’ – be ready to cheer for and support your teammates!
- We have a ‘secret swimmer’ program that everyone is required to participate in.
- Team dinners are held every Thursday before a swim meet.
- We actively participate in the annual Holiday Bazaar fundraiser.
- All practices, meets, and team events are required.
We are not able to have a successful season without parent volunteers. Please let us know if you’re able to help out by timing, working the table, hosting a dinner, or officiating.
The winter sports parent meeting will be held on November 14th. That will be your chance to meet the coaches, hear about our program, and ask any specific questions you may have. I strongly encourage you to attend this meeting whether you've been with us for four years or you're new. We have a lot of kids on the team and it's easier for us to answer everyone's questions together. Plus, we want to meet you, catch up, and ensure we have our volunteers lined up for the season! :)
We will be using a sign up genius for timers and officials like we did last year. Thank you Mr. Holt for setting that up!
We are going to use the signup genius for pasta dinners, like we did last year so that multiple families contribute food and help. If you are able to offer your house or local community center for a dinner, please let me know. Dinners are every Thursday before our meets (which start up after Thanksgiving).
Finally, if you know you will definitely be a member of the team this season and want to get a jump start on ordering gear – we have an online store where you can place your orders. The three required items are the t-shirt, cap, and team suit. Members who are only participating on the dive team are not required to purchase a cap. Please ensure you order the size suit you want through the online store. All payments will be taken online through the store.
Website to come
The team store will close on November 14th so get your orders in ASAP! We have some cool new gear options!
GO GENERALS - We are excited for another wonderful season!