Monday Message for May 28, 2018


PRACTICE SCHEDULE THIS WEEK:  It’s officially summertime, and our  outdoor practice schedule begins tomorrow!  We have one minor adjustment to Wild Hawgs – Tue/Thur practices will end at 9 a.m. instead of 9:15 a.m.

WEATHER PREPARATION:  Outdoor long course practices encounter unpredictable weather conditions. While we intend to hold practices in all conditions (rain, wind, temperature changes, etc.) we will never take unnecessary risks.  

We will keep a close watch on the weather by using all technology available (i.e. Weatherbug Spark for lightning detection) and we will also coordinate with, and respect, the decisions made by the pool staff.  Swimmers should have towels, proper clothing and shoes available to them at every practice.

Please assume that practice will be held as scheduled until notice of practice change is sent.  We will notify via email, text message, and OnDeck alert as soon as a decision is made to alter practice times.  If you would like to receive text alerts, please log in to your account and follow the  set-up instructions.  Alerts for your OnDeck app can be configured in your phone settings.

LONG COURSE SPRINT: Final information will be sent to meet participants by Wednesday.  Please be sure to sign up for your volunteer commitment!  

BERZERKER 4 STATE SPLASH: We would like to see all Hawgs, Junior Hawgs, Wild Hawgs and Seniors at  this meet in Joplin.  This Viking-themed meet is enjoyed by all. Following Saturday’s events, the  water park opens to all swimmers and parents for an evening of fun.  Deadline to commit is TOMORROW, Tuesday, May 29thso  make your commitment today! 

FT. SMITH RECORDSETTER MEET:  The Recordsetter is for all Hawgs, Junior Hawgs, Wild Hawgs, and Senior Hawgs. Please  review the meet information and make your commitment to participate.  Deadline is Tuesday, June 5th.  

STATE MEET:  It’s still May, and it's already time to start thinking about the State Championship meet!  Northwest Arkansas Aquatics Sharks are the host this year, and the meet will be held at Melvin Ford Aquatic Center in Bentonville.  

  • Commemorative towels for the 2018 Long Course State Championships are available for purchase, with or without personalization, through the Shark Shop.  The order deadline is Monday, June 11.  Merchandise will be available for pick-up on deck at the state championship meet.
  • If you would like to design our team’s state team shirt, or have an idea for our team’s theme, please email