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NEW PRACTICE SCHEDULE

disclaimer: meet and practice schedule are subject to change. Especially if I've made an egregious typo somewhere.

FOCUS: NEW PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Smaller groups
Efficient Pace
Team Building/ Mentorship
 
The design of the new practice schedule shrinks group sizes to optimize practice pace but also has some built-in Team Building sessions to bring more of the team together.
This duality is achieved at the expense of a constant the start and end time on a daily basis. The weekly schedule, however, is consistent. 
The majority of the practices have been arranged so there are less swimmers per lane. Some swimmers that are advanced for their age group will be asked to swim-up an age group for some practices. 
Our weekly regiment will also include Team Building practices. During school, these will be held on Saturdays and once school is out they will held be Mondays and Fridays ("Mentor Mondays" & "Family Fridays" for those appreciating alliteration).
For example, these practices give our 13-18 swimmers the opportunity to mentor our Beginner 8 and Under swimmers.  It also ensures that the advanced swimmers that practice with an older age group,that they also practice with their peer age group as well.
 
You can read below for your child(ren)'s practice group times. 
At the end of this update is the meet schedule and upcoming announcements.
 
15-18 Age Bracket
School Schedule
May 30-June 15
Mon-Thurs: 8pm-9pm
Sat: 8am-9:40am
 
Summer Schedule
June 19- July 24
Monday & Friday: 8am-9:40am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8am-9:20am
 
Notes: 
Select fast paced 13-14 will be asked to practice with 15-18 group. 
School Saturday Practices and summer Monday& Friday practices have built-in mentorship from 9am-9:40am for beginner 8U.
 
13-14 Age Bracket
School Schedule 
May 30-June 15
Mon-Thurs 7pm-8pm, Sat 8am-9:40am
 
Summer Schedule 
June 19- July 24
Monday & Friday: 8am-9:40am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:20am-10:20am
 
Notes:
Select fast paced 13-14 will be asked to instead practice with the 15-18 group. All 13-14 will practice together with the 15-18 group on team building days (School Saturdays and Monday and Friday mornings in the summer).
 
11-12 Age Bracket
School Schedule 
May 30-June 15
Mon-Thurs 7pm-8pm, Sat 9:40am-11am
 
Summer Schedule 
June 19- July 24
Monday & Friday 9:40am-11am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 9:20am-10:20am
 
Notes:
On team building practices (School Saturdays and Monday and Friday mornings in the summer), this group practices with the 8U and 9-10 groups from 9:40am-10:30am. From 10:30am-11am will be 11-12 and advanced 10U exclusively.
 
9-10 Age Bracket
School Schedule 
May 30-June 15
Mon-Thurs 6pm-7pm, Sat 9:40am-10:30am
 
Summer Schedule 
June 19- July 24
Monday & Friday 9:40am-10:30am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:20am- 11:20am
 
Notes: During team building practices (School Saturdays and Monday and Friday mornings in the summer), some advanced members of this group will be asked to practice until 11AM with the 11-12 year olds. These swimmers are likely year-round swimmers that can keep pace.
 
5-8 Age Brackets (3 groups)
 
Advanced 8 & Under: These swimmers are likely either year-round swimmers or swam in "A Relays" last season. 
School Schedule 
May 30-June 15
Mon-Thurs 6pm-7pm, Sat 9:40am-10:30am
 
Summer Schedule 
June 19- July 24
Monday & Friday 9:40am-10:30am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 10:20am- 11:20am
 
Note: During team building practices (School Saturdays and Monday and Friday mornings in the summer), select advanced members of this group will be asked to practice until 11AM with the 11-12 year olds. These swimmers are likely year-round swimmers that can keep pace.
 
Intermediate 8 & Under: These swimmers are able to swim unassisted but aren't quite proficient with the strokes or don't exactly have the stamina to swim laps.
School Schedule 
May 30-June 15
Saturdays only:  9:40am-10:30am
 
Summer Schedule 
June 19- July 24
Monday & Friday 9:40am-10:30am
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 11:20am-11:50am
 
Note: Some intermediates may progress to the Advanced 8U Group as the season goes along.
 
Beginner 8 & Under: This is our kickboarder group. These members are not quite ready to swim unassisted but are underdevelopment. We want these guys to have a good time learning to swim and still feel excited being part of the team. 
School Schedule 
May 30-June 15
Saturdays only: 9am-9:40am
 
Summer Schedule 
June 19- July 24
Mondays & Fridays Only: 9am-9:40am
 
Note: This group practices under the guidance of the 13-18 year old mentor swimmers. This allows the coaches to spread out their attention without having to worry about some of the little ones wandering out on their own.
For swim meets, they will participate in the kick-board race that immediately follows the National Anthem. Parents should be prepared and have them behind the blocks. Once the official meet is underway, there won't be another opportunity to have them in the water. 
If parents only have children that are beginner 8U, they should only participate in the kickboard races at home meets. Otherwise, kickboarders at away meets should have siblings that swim in timed events. 
 
Upcoming:
Coaches Meet/ Greet & DQ Suit Sale: Saturday  May 6 12pm-2pm.  Girls $60, Boys Jammers $38
TYR Andromeda Blue/ Green see bottom of this link for image: http://lakekandle.com/swimteam/
 
MBM Spiritwear store: Opening soon! We will have a wide variety of spirtwear and accessories for purchase online.
 
Stroke/ Turn & Ref Official training dates: To be announced soon!
 
In case you missed it, meet schedule posted below: 
 
Meet Schedule:
Sat. 6/24 Away @ Collingswood 9AM*
Sat. 7/1 Home vs Elmer 9AM*
Sat. 7/8 Home vs Raccoon Valley 9AM*
Sat. 7/15 Home vs Tritons  9AM*
Sat. 7/22 Away @ Peachwood  9AM*
*Note that meet will begin shortly before 9am. Report times vary. Home meets swimmers should report by 7:15am for 7:30am warm-up. Away meets swimmers should report by 7:45am for 8am warm ups.*
 
Peach Bowl Tues 7/25 @ GCIT (Late Afternoon Start)
 
SSA Champs at Elmer
Friday Night 7/28: 15-18 Only
Saturday AM 7/29: 10 and Under
Sunday AM 7/30: 11-14
 
Questions, comments, concerns can be emailed to [email protected]