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Parent Information for Summer Swim Team 2019

 

What's the difference between "A" and "B" dual meets?

This summer there will be "A" and "B” dual meets.  The big difference between A and B will be the level of competition.  B meets are structured for beginner swimmers, they will not disqualify swimmers for small infractions in their stroke, they will also not score B meets, but all swimmers will still receive ribbons for participating and based off their place.  B meets are for kids to learn about dual meets and competitive swimming in a low pressure environment. A meets are more competitive and include higher level swimmers, these meets will disqualify swimmers for incorrect strokes and scores will be kept between the two teams.  Swimmers can participate in both A and B dual meets, only for the conference meets can swimmers participate in only one or the other.

 

What's the difference between dual meets and USA meets?

Dual meets this summer will be on Tuesday, Thursday, and some Saturdays. Dual meets usually last 2-3 hours including the warm up, most swimmers swim 2 individual events and 2 Relay events. USA meets are on weekends, some go Friday through Sunday. For USA meets you will choose what days your child swims, all USA meets come with meet fees, these are extra charges ($2-$5) per event that all host teams charge. Based off of your child's age they will swim in the morning or afternoon session. Each USA session can be anywhere from 3-5 hours with lots of swimmers at the meet. Meet sessions, per USA swimming rules, cannot exceed a 4 hour time limit this is excluding warm ups. USA and Dual meets have some downtime so I highly suggest making sure your swimmer has something to do, stay warm, and sit on. Blankets are great for both styles of meets, most dual meets throughout the summer will be sat out on a lawn most USA meets will have swimmers in a gym.

 

What are the expectations?

Swimmers are expected to attend practice anywhere from 3-5 days a week.  The more the better, but of course summer is a busy time and sometimes it is hard to make all of the practices, come as much as you can.  Just remember one day out of the water is equal to being out of the water two days!

 

What are Volunteer hours?

We rely heavily on Volunteers for all of our home dual meets over summer.  There are various jobs that parents will have to volunteer for in order for us to have a successful dual meet.  Timers, runners, awards, and a few other positions that will need to be signed up for on Team Unify.

 

 

Lead Coaches

Bronze - Emily Pickett                   emilyspickett@lewisu.edu

Silver – Meaghan Bower                meaghanbower@lewisu.edu

Gold – Ray Scribano                     scribanoray@gmail.com

Jr/Sr – Josh Dunn                        jdunn@lemontparks.org

 

Assistant Coaches

Cassie Rojas

Beth Houda

Colin Treanor

 

Summer Practice Schedule 2019

Groups/Days

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Bronze

Indoor Core Pool

 7:30-8:30 AM 

 7:30-8:30 AM

 7:30-8:30 AM 

 7:30-8:30 AM 

7:30-8:30 AM 

Silver

Indoor Core Pool

7:30-8:30 AM 

7:30-8:30 AM 

 7:30-8:30 AM 

7:30-8:30 AM 

7:30-8:30 AM 

Gold

Outdoor Pool

7:30-9:00 AM 

7:30-9:00 AM

7:30-9:00 AM

7:30-9:00 AM

7:30-9:00 AM

Junior

Outdoor Pool

7:30-9:00 AM

7:30-9:00 AM 

7:30-9:00 AM

7:30-9:00 AM

7:30-9:00 AM

Senior

Outdoor Pool

6:30-8:15 AM

6:30-8:15 AM

6:30-8:15 AM

6:30-8:15 AM

6:30-8:15 AM

*Elite*

Indoor Pool

2:00-4:00 PM

 

2:00-4:00 PM

 

2:00-4:00 PM

****Outdoor Practice is subject to being cancelled due to cold weather, and or storms****

****Elite group is a select group only, must have approval from Coach Josh****