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2017-18 Practice Schedule Pool Directions | Practice calendar

REGULAR SEASON: September ~ June
SUMMER SEASON: July - August

Training Facilities - Pool Directions 

WAC - Webster Aquatic Center (All Groups)
THOMAS - Thomas HS Pool (Bronze & *All Groups when WAC is closed for a meet).

Practice Schedule Guidelines

Legal holidays - NO PRACTICE. Days off from school - Check the calendar
*High School Swim season - Check the calendar for changes
December / Spring breaks: Check the calendar
February break: Regular practice schedule for everyone

Practice groups are being realigned to the general schedule below. Please refer to posted team calendars for specific roster group practice times. Please visit it frequently for updates.

General Schedule

Bronze Group

Silver Group

Gold and Nat Groups

Mon&Wed:  6:00-7:00 pm @ WAC

Tu&Th:       6:15-7:15 pm* @ THOMAS

 

Mon-Fri:   6:00-7:30 pm*

Mon-Thu:  Drylands*  6:00-6:30 pm
Mon-Thu:  Swimming 6:30-8:30 pm
Fri:  Swimming 6:00-8:00 pm

Sat:Swimming  (check CALENDAR)
11-1 PM - Sept-Nov (Girls HS season)
8-10 AM - Nov -July

 

 

*On days when a home HS meet is

scheduled, practice will be from

7:00-8:30 pm

*On days when a home HS meet is

scheduled, practice will be from

6:30-9:00 pm.

     

Minimum Expectations/week:

Minimum Expectations/week:

Minimum Expectations/week:

Bronze 1 & 2:  two nights

Silver 1 & 2: three nights

Gold 1: 4 out of 5

Gold 2: 4 out of 5 or 5 out of 6

 

 

Nat: 90% attendance average of all eligible practice opportunities

Dry land training, offered for the Senior (Gold 1, Gold 2, and Nat) group, will comprise both running and core body work. The activities will vary based on the day and will be done either indoors or outdoors, weather dependent. Swimmers should come prepared for all scenarios for each practice.
NOTE: If your Gold swimmer is younger than 12 years old, they should consult with the coach regarding the dryland participation.

Schedule changes

*Changes are expected during High School Swim seasons. (Girls Sept-Nov; Boys Nov-Feb)
When HS swim meets are held at WAC, the practice starting times will change. Please refer to the calendar for more up-to-date and specific details. Generally, BlueFins practice will be contingent on the HS meet end time.

NOTE: Check the NEWS|UPDATES for a copy of our Weekly reminders email

Locker Room Guidelines

BlueFins Swimmers use locker rooms 3 (Girls) & 4 (Boys)

-The locker room gender rule is in place. Only girls are allowed within the girl’s locker rooms and only boys are allowed within the boy’s locker rooms.
-NO parents (or coaches) are permitted in the WAC locker rooms
Parents of younger swimmers should ask the front desk if  they need to check on their swimmer while in the locker area (or the Lifeguard @ Thomas).
-NO Cell Phones should be used in the lockers
Locker rooms are, and will remain, a private area.  For the privacy of all swimmers, no cell phones may be used in the locker rooms.  If swimmers need to read or send texts, or call for a ride, that must be done outside the locker room.
-ALWAYS Display safe behavior. Swimmers are asked to behave respectfully towards other swimmers and the facility that they are in.

 (updated Sep 2017)