2018 Spring SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
Practice Starts 4/2/18
Swim Pro Aquatics swim team is a fun, recreational swim team. The focus is on sportsmanship, achieving personal best performance, stroke technique and endurance. There are several skill levels within the team. At a minimum, participants should be able to swim one length of the pool freestyle. There are several dual meets with other recreational teams, held on weekend days, and a Championship meet in March. Meets are optional but kids must attend 4 league dual meets in order to participate in the championship meet. All swimmers will be registered with AAU Swimming. In addition to the regular dual meets, there will be several opportunities to swim at AAU meets.
All practices are held at the Groton School
282 Farmers Row (Rt. 111) in Groton.
Enter the campus through the gate labeled “Athletics”. Follow the signs for the boat house and skating rinks; drive all the way around the rinks to the parking lot at the back of the building, and park in the large lot. To the right of the entrance to the skating rinks, is a sign pointing to a pathway to the rear entrance of the pool. Once inside the building, the pool is directly on the left. Please DO NOT Park in the front of the building and walk through the school to get to the pool. Please DO NOT drive on the road marked “authorized vehicles only” to drop you kids near the door.
Team communication is via email. Once you are signed up, you will be added to our team email group, where the schedule will be posted, and messages and updates will be sent. Please DO NOT call the Groton School, as they will have no information.
This is a popular team, and space is limited; so please register early. Register online through www.swimproaquatics.com
Drop off and Pick-up:
If you wouldn’t go out to dinner without getting a sitter, your child is too young to be dropped off at practice. If your child is old enough to be dropped off, please tell a member of the coaching staff when you do so. EVERY child MUST have parent contact information in their swim bags.
We will be checking kids in and out; please do not wait for your child in the parking lot. WE WILL NOT LET THEM LEAVE THE BUILDING WITHOUT HANDING THEM OFF TO AN ADULT. We will not let young children go to the parking lot alone, in the pitch dark!
Practice Group Descriptions:
PLEASE respect the guidelines/requirements for levels!!!.... We establish these guidelines for a reason.... the intensity and workload of each practice is adjusted to level accordingly.... intermediate swimmers will not be able to handle an advanced practice, nor a beginner the intermediate practice... We want swimmers to practice amongst their peers of approximately equal level so they develop confidence as well as appropriate physical strength and skill.
There are specific guidelines to each level of practice:
Beginner swimmers: little or no experience on a swim team, needs to learn proper strokes, but can swim one length of the pool unassisted. Practices include dry-land training.
Intermediate swimmers: can swim 200 yards without stopping, has a basic understanding of at least 3 of the 4 competitive strokes, and has had some prior swim team experience. Practices include dry-land training.
Advanced swimmers: Can swim 500 yards without stopping, has solid conceptual grasp of all 4 strokes and the IM. Knows basic starts and turns technique. Practices include dry-land training.
Elite swimmers: ***ONLY ATHLETES PRE-APPROVED BY THE COACHING STAFF MAY ATTEND JR ELITE/ELITE WORKOUTS.*** Please do not register for the Elite Group unless you have gotten the “go-ahead” from one of the coaches.
Practices are offered Monday Friday. Most kids attend two or three workouts per week; there is no minimum requirement, EXCEPT for the ELITE group, which is expected to attend all practices.
NO PRACTICE IF SCHOOL IS CANCEL DUE TO BAD WEATHER. An email will be sent to the team roster if practice is canceled. Additional no practice days will be posted on the team calendar.
2018 Spring Practice Schedule and Season Fees
All practices will be held at the Groton school, 282 Farmers Row, Groton,Ma
2018 Training Fees:
Jr Elites: $500.00
* price includes extended season*
Spring Practice Schedule
4/2/18-5/25/18 (extended season available for Advanced/Jr Elites/ Elites)
Beginners & Intermediates M/W/F 4:30-5:30pm
Advanced M/W/F 5:30-6:30pm
Jr Elite M/W/F 6:30-7:30pm
Elites M/W/F 6:30-8:30pm
*Extended Season will be held at the Groton Country Club from 4:30-6:30pm for all practice groups!*
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