The practice calendars have been updated for September and
October. A few notes:
Due to coach’s availability, Golden Nuggets have 3
practices scheduled each week. If we are able, at a later
date, to add a 4th session, we will do so. This
age group is recommended to attend 2-3 practices each week.
Age Group 1 will be finished with practice between 5 –
5:15 each practice session. Age Group 2 will be done between
5:15-5:30. If possible, please plan on your swimmer practicing on
Wednesdays – these are big groups and on Wednesdays we are
able to spread them out and work in smaller crowds. Age Group 1 is
recommended to attend practice 2-4 times per week and Age Group 2
is recommended 3-4 times per week.
Please only send your child to practice when their group is
scheduled. If their group is not scheduled, a coach is not
present to work with them and this creates a safety hazard.
Swimmers, especially new ones, may move around a bit the first
few weeks of practice until we see where they best fit.
Generally by later October groups change very little and the entire
group progresses together for the rest of the season.
If you have major scheduling conflicts on your swimmers
practice days please talk to a coach. We may be able to accommodate
them in a different group, but this is not guaranteed and must be
OK’d ahead of time.
Piggybacking on the above bullet, although we do not follow a
school schedule (we have swimmers from several districts) there are
some days when several districts do not have school. Some of
those days will have different practice times scheduled. If
siblings are scheduled at different times or your swimmer is in
school that day, let a coach know and we will try to work with you.
Coaches have the final say as to who is part of each practice
group. Please read under the tab “Swim Groups”
and scroll down to “An Explanation on Training
Groups” - you will read that there is NO undesired
group on our team. Swimmers are placed where coaches feel they best
fit to improve. Many factors are taken into consideration.
Beginning in Nov. Sr/Sr Prep will add in a dryland program and
practice will be 3:45 - 6:30 on Tues/Thurs.
Remember that a parent must attend ONE MANDATORY meeting in
October. This is for new and returning swimmers. Dates are
Oct. 15th or 28th.
**If you do not know
what training squad your swimmer is in please ask. You can
also find this under "My Account - Members - Click on Swimmers Name
- scroll down to roster group". Descriptions of the groups
can be found under Swim Group. If you have any questions or
concerns do not hesitate to ask.
All swimmers are expected to be
on time for all practices and to be at practice for the entire
scheduled practice unless parents have communicated to the
coaches that they will be late or leaving
early. "On time" means being on deck with caps and
goggles in place. Those with repeated unexplained tardiness will
not be allowed to practice until a meeting can be set with parents,
swimmers and coaches.
Please check the website the last
week of each month for the following months final schedule, as
changes may occur as the season progresses. When viewing the
calendar make sure the drop down menu is for the month and year you
are looking for (below right), as well as General Calendar or
for your swimmers specific group (above left).