April 27, 2021
We are excited to share some information about dive and swim team.
For Dive Team: (5-18yrs)
We are excited to be back at the pool on the board! Coach Kathleen will be returning for her 12th year as the Dive Coach at Normandy Park, she brings a lot of expertise and enthusiasm for all levels of kids on the team. Our divers need to be able to safely jump off the board and make it to the wall without assistance, the coaches will take It from there and work on approaches/jumps and different dives.
•Practices starting weekday mornings on June 17th, 30 min sessions.
•Registration fee remains the same as it’s been in previous years.
•Team suit is optional, link included with Swim team.
•Registration starting online next week, practice schedules will be available as well.
spring dive day TBD-get in the water and learn a few things before
•Dive meets will plan on happening on Friday afternoon/evenings, more details to come on spectator limitations etc.
•Meet Schedule ( tentative, dive meeting happening first part of May).
-Fri, July 9, 2021 OV @ NP
-Fri, July 16, 2021 NP @ GS
-Fri, July 23, 2021 AH @ NP
-Sat, July 31,2021 All City Meet at AHSTC
Please reach out with any questions!
Abby Rodeheaver, dive team coordinator
For Swim Team
We are excited to have a swim team this summer! We are also excited to announce that Jack Fenster will be our head coach. Coach Jack is returning for his 4th year of coaching at Normandy Park ready to bring his 12 years of competitive swimming knowledge to the table as the swim team’s head coach. Coach Jack swam for Normandy Park since he joined the 8 & under age group and started assistant coaching during his last year of competing for the team.
GSSSL (the league we compete in) is continuing to work out the details about meets, but this is what we know about swim team so far:
We also know that there will be lots of questions and we will continue to communicate as we get more information.
For 7 and Up
- Practices will start the week of May 17th
- The practice schedule will be determined by May 10th for those registered by May 7th. If you register after May 8th or later, we will find a practice schedule, it just might take some more time.
- Our goal is to get kids as much practice time as we can. We will create a practice schedule after May 7th when we know how many kids are in each group. As always, the older kids will have practice earlier in the day, and the younger kids will be later. It is likely that kids will have less practice time than in a typical season because we are limited to the number of kids we can have in the pool and maintain social distancing.
- If we are in phase 3, we will have in person meets with limited capacity (more info to come as we learn more)
- For in-person meets, we will have 4 dual meets. 8U and 10U will have meets on Tuesday, 13 and up will have meets on Thursday. 12U will depend on pool capacity. The schedule will be determined and communicated in early June after registration numbers are submitted to the league.
- GSSSL is working on meet details around spectators and timers as well as postseason. We will communicate when we know more.
- If we are in phase 2, we will have virtual meets where kids will be timed at our pool (with the other team swimming at their pool)
- The registration fee remains the same as it has been in previous years. Swim team is fully funded by registration fees and this is how we pay our coaches. They will be working the same hours and deserve the same compensation.
- We have a new team suit selected. We will be ordering through Swimoutlet.com and a sizing kit will be available the first week of practice. As always, the suit is completely optional.
- For Speedies: (5 and 6 year olds)
- During the spring, practices will be on Saturdays, summer practices will be on weekdays
- Speedies will have separate swim meets on selected Saturdays in July
- A more detailed and clear meet schedule will come out as soon as that is finalized.
- Please reach out with any questions. We look forward to a great season!
- Swim Team Coordinators
- [email protected]
- Katie and Mindy