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2021-22 Group Descriptions

NAAC 2021-22 Group Descriptions & Breakdown

 

Our NAAC 2021-22 planned practice group breakdowns follow below, and we will solidify group practice schedules and post to our Team Calendar by mid-August.  As things stand now we are planning as follows and we will adjust as needed, all context considered.  There is a basic group description, a general season outline, some specific practice information per group (days & times for the planned base Fall-Winter schedule Sept-Feb), as well as group cost for this coming year all listed below.  Group costs listed include the group fee, a team cap (latex), and a basic team T-shirt. USA Swimming fees will again be billed separately ($79 for 2021-22).

We are planning our NEW FAMILY Mandatory Team Meeting in early September, with full details out before the end of August.  We will go over general principles, our team website, meet entries, team and meet fees, practices, procedures (both old and new), etc.  All information you will need to have the coming season run smoothly for your swimmer(s)!  We will also plan on holding GROUP MEETINGS in September to take questions on the season, with Group Meeting dates & times TBA.  Group meetings will include any & all specific group info, general new protocols, policies, procedures, our MAAPP info, and more.

We will do our best to make up missed practice times due to HS or MS meets at the pool and any unforeseen days off (bad weather, loss of electricity, etc), but we can not guarantee all groups make-up practices.  As well, practices are normally canceled if a group is participating in a meet on concurrent days (Sat/Sun practice would be canceled if that group was at a Sat/Sun meet, whether your swimmer is at the meet or not) – Hurricane and Bombora groups with meet weekend practice adjustments are tentatively listed in the descriptions below (as they usually have Fri/Sat/Sun practices).  

We reserve the right to adjust practice times and/or days as necessary to make programming work best for the team, with all context considered.  Likewise, we will do our very best to stay as close as possible to what is listed below.  The times and days listed below are the preliminary BASE Fall & Winter practice schedule (Sept-Feb).  We are planning on hosting some technique clinics and/or private lessons again this season on select Monday evenings, with a schedule out around the start of October.  Returning college swimmers are welcome at Cyclone and/or Elite practices with prior notice, and we expect the College Spring/Summer programming to remain similar (this is not included below).

We are continuing our non-resident fee of $50 additional to specific group fees for all swimmers residing outside the NAPL School District.

Registration for the 2021-22 season will be open to current Team Families ONLY during our Tier One registration, June 6th – 15th.  We will then open Tier Two to any new NAPLSD residents on June 16th; and then open Tier Three for any interested families on June 23rd... space permitting and evaluations completed, of course.  All registration windows will remain open as spaces per group are available through June 30th.  New swimmer evaluations for June 2021 are posted HERE.  We did fill most training groups over the last several years, so please do register ASAP once your registration Tier window opens!

Our 2021-22 SCY MEET Calendar will tentatively be posted by mid-August, with suggested meets per group, and is subject to change with consideration to Covid, government and/or NA schools mandates, and with all context considered for the possible 2021-22 season variability.

Summer 2022 practices may be held at Denison University and/or The Links CC, and/or NAHS, and we intend on using the best combination of any of the above pools as we have over the past several years.

We are continuing our tradition of swimming excellence and successful competition at NAAC and look forward to seeing all of our returning swimmers as well as some new faces for the 2021-22 swim season!

 

TENTATIVE Practice Schedules and Group Info

2021-22 Swim Season

Breaker

            Lead Coach – Jen Schimming

            This group is designed for 5+ year olds who can swim at least one lap of freestyle and backstroke. Practices will emphasize the development of all four strokes, dive entries and fun water activities.

            Breaker swimmers practice Fall-Spring (Week of Tues Sept 7th up to Memorial Day weekend 2022) with 6 weeks +/- off between their Winter Championship meet (Barbara Kay mini-meet and/or the Regional meet for most) and the start of Spring practice.  This group has the Summer off and we highly recommend swimming on a recreation-league summer team.

            Home Meet participation is encouraged for Breaker Swimmers (Penguin Plunge, Valentine Splash), and participation in our 8 & under Championship Meet (Barbara Kay Mini-Meet) and/or any other designated group meets is expected.

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

  • Friday                          6:00-6:45pm                @ NAHS pool
  • Saturday                      5:00-6:00pm                @ NAHS pool                          

2 water practices per week average, Fall & Winter

2 water practices per week average, Spring (Friday & Sunday afternoon)

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $570

 

 

Ripple

            Lead Coach – Jen Schimming

            This group is designed for the novice swimmer who is ready for the next level of swimming – swimmers being able to perform 3 of the 4 competitive strokes legally (or very close).  Practices will emphasize instruction on all competitive strokes through drills and fun water activities.  While this group is mainly instructional, it will consist of a small amount of interval training and endurance work, particularly as we move through the season (Fall-Winter-Spring).

            Ripple swimmers practice Fall-Spring (Week of Tues Sept 7th up to Memorial Day weekend 2022) with 6 weeks +/- off between their Winter Championship meet (Barbara Kay mini-meet or the Regional meet for most) and the start of Spring practice.  This group has the Summer off +/- and we highly recommend swimming on a recreation-league summer team.

           Home Meet participation is strongly encouraged for Ripple Swimmers (Penguin Plunge, Valentine Splash) and participation in our 8 & under Championship Meet (Barbara Kay Mini-Meet) or the Regional Championship (for 9 and over swimmers) and/or any other designated group meets is expected.

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:             

  • Monday                         6:00-7:00pm               @ NAHS pool
  • Friday                          5:00-6:00pm                @ NAHS pool
  • Saturday                      4:00-5:00pm                @ NAHS pool

3 water practices per week, Fall & Winter

3 water practices per week, Spring (Mon, Fri, Sunday afternoon)

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $895

 

Wave

            Lead Coach – TBA

            This group is designed for the emerging competitive swimmer that has the knowledge and ability to swim 25 to 50 yards of each of the four competitive strokes legally.  Practices will emphasize mechanics in all 4 strokes, starts, turns and preparation for competition in swim meets.  Drills, stroke technique and skill acquisition will be the primary emphasis in practice with a moderate amount of endurance work, particularly as we move through the season (Fall-Winter-Spring).  Dryland training is introduced at this level.

            Wave swimmers practice Fall-Spring (Week of Tues Sept 7th up to Memorial Day weekend 2022) with 6 weeks +/- off between their Winter Championship meet (the Regional meet for most) and the start of Spring practice.  This group has the Summer off and we highly recommend swimming on a recreation-league summer team AND this group will have a Summer practice add-on option again this year (2 or 3 days/week) with an additional summer-only registration and fee – more details as the season progresses.

           Home Meet participation in at least 3 meets is required for Wave Swimmers (Penguin Plunge, Valentine Splash, Barbara Kay or Regional Championship) and other local meet participation is strongly encouraged.

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:                                                                                             

  • Wednesday                 4:30-5:30pm                @ NAHS pool

                                                   & 5:30-6:00pm dryland...?

  • Thursday                     6:00-7:15pm                @ NAHS pool
  • Sunday                        2:00-3:00pm                @ NAHS pool

3 water practices per week and possibly one 30 min dryland practice per week, Fall & Winter

3 water practices per week Spring (Wed, Thurs & Saturday), Spring no dryland practice

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $995

 

 

Tsunami

            Lead Coach – Lisa Ross

            This group is designed for the competitive swimmer.  Practices emphasize competitive stroke technique, starts and turns and an understanding of the pace clock for sets, reps and intervals.  There is increased focus on conditioning and endurance work, as well as regular dryland training.  Consistent practice attendance is expected.

            Tsunami swimmers practice Fall-Spring (Week of Tues Sept 7th up to Memorial Day weekend 2022) with 6 weeks +/- off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the Regional Meet or State JO Meet - and the start of Spring practice.  This group has the Summer off and we highly recommend swimming on a recreation-league summer team AND this group will have a Summer practice add-on option again this year (2 or 3 days/wk) with an additional summer-only registration and fee – more details as the season progresses.

             Home Meet participation in at least 1 meet per month is required when available for Tsunami Swimmers (Golden Bear, Penguin Plunge, Triple Crown, Valentine Splash) and out-of-town meets are strongly encouraged.  Attendance at Championship Meets (Barbara Kay or Regionals and/or JO’s for 9 and over swimmers, both Winter & Summer) is required.

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

  • Sunday                        1:00-2:00pm                @ NAHS pool
  • Monday                       7:00-8:15pm                @ NAHS pool                      
  • Wednesday                  5:30-6:30pm                @ NAHS pool

                                                     & 6:30-7:00pm dryland..?                             

  • Saturday                      2:45-4:00pm                @ NAHS pool

                                                    & 2:15-2:45pm dryland..?

4 water practices per week and possibly two 30 min dryland practices per week, Fall & Winter

3 water practices per week and possibly one dryland practice per week, Spring (Mon, Wed, Sat)

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $1215

 

Hurricane

            Lead Coach – Lisa Ross

            This group is for skilled and experienced swimmers.  Endurance, speed and perfection of stroke mechanics are expected at this level.  A year round commitment is required.  Dryland training is a key component and a requirement as well. Consistent attendance at practice and participation in local and out-of-town meets (with one meet per month minimum average) is expected, and Championship meet (Regionals and/or JO’s, both Winter & Summer) is required.

            Hurricane swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Week of Tues Sept. 7th) with 5 weeks +/- off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the Regional Meet or State JO Meet - and the start of Spring practice, and 7 weeks +/- off between their Summer Championship Meet(s) – usually the LC Regional Meet or the LC State JO Meet – and the start of the following fall season.  This group trains in the Summer and group fees for Hurricane include summer training!

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

  • Sunday                        11:45am-1:00pm         @ NA HS pool

                                                  11-11:30am dryland...?

  • Wednesday                  6:30-7:45pm                @ NA HS pool
  • Friday                          8:00-9:15pm                @ NA HS pool
  • Saturday                     1:30-2:45pm                @ NA HS pool

                                                   3:00-3:30pm dryland...?

 *There MAY be a Mon combo practice w/Tsunami the week leading into weekend meets

4 water practices/week and possibly two 30 min dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter

3 water practices/week and possibly one 30 min dryland practice per week, Spring (drop Fri Swim & one Dry)

4 water practices/week, Summer

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $1995

 

 

Bombora

            Lead Coach - Rich Morris

            This group is for skilled and experienced AG swimmers and will include some HS swimmers.  Endurance, speed and perfection of stroke mechanics are expected at this level.  A year round commitment is required.  Dryland training is a key component and a requirement as well, as much as we may provide it.  Advanced training & racing concepts are introduced and reinforced.  Consistent attendance & efforts at practice, along with regular participation in local and out-of-town meets is expected, at minimum one full weekend meet per month if offered, and attendance at Championship Meets (Regionals and/or JO’s, both Winter & Summer) is required.

            Bombora swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Week of Tuesday Sept. 7th) with 5 weeks +/- off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the State JO Meet - and the start of Spring practice and 7 weeks +/- off between their Summer Championship Meet(s) – usually the LC State JO Meet or Zones – and the start of the following fall season.  This group trains Long Course in the Summer, IF AVAILABLE, and group fees for this group include summer training!

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

            Sunday                       10:00-11:45am              @ NA HS pool

                                                  12 noon-12:30pm dryland…?

           Tuesday                       8:00-9:15pm                @ NA HS pool                                   

           Wednesday                  7:45-9:15pm                @ NA HS pool

           Friday                          6:45-8:00pm                @ NA HS pool

           Saturday                      11:30-1:30pm              @ NA HS pool

                                                  1:45-2:15pm dryland…?

  *There MAY be a Thursday combo practice with Kahuna the week prior to weekend meets

   *Bombora HS swimmers could possibly lift with Kahuna in place of dryland           

5 water practices/week and possibly two 30 min dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter

4 water practices/week and possibly one 30 min dryland practice per week, Spring (drop one Dry)

5 water practices/week, Summer

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2250

 

 

Kahuna

            Lead Coach – Jen Bernsdorf

            This group is designed for our upper level MS & HS aged competitive swimmers and has attendance requirements for swim and (possibly) dryland workouts, as well as test sets and group expectations that must be met.  Kahuna are expected to attend the highest level team-attended championship meet(s) for which they qualify.  Practices stress advanced conditioning, technique refinement and preparation for high-level championship competition.  Swimmers are expected to have a purpose, a plan, & to give consistent efforts at each and every practice.

            Kahuna swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Tues Aug 31) with 4-5 weeks off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the March Senior Circuit Meet and/or NCSA Jr. Nats - and the start of Spring practice, and 5 weeks +/- off between their Summer Championship Meet(s) – usually the LC Senior Meet or Sectionals – and the start of the following fall season.  This group trains Long Course in the Summer, IF AVAILABLE, and group fees for this group include summer training!

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

            Sunday                        7:30-9:30am                @ NAHS pool

            Monday                       4:00-5:00pm                @ NAHS pool – girls w/Elite

                                               5:00-6:00pm                @ NAHS pool – boys w/Elite  

                                                     5:15-6pm Girls Lift w/Elite

                                                     6:15-7pm Boys Lift w/Elite

            Tuesday                       6:15-8:00pm                @ NAHS pool

            Wednesday                      6:30-7:30pm Lift

            Thursday                     5:30-6:45am                @ NAHS pool

                 7:15-9:15pm                @ NAHS pool

            Friday                          practice with individual HS team Nov-Feb

          

5 water practices per week and possibly 2 dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter              

4 water practices per week and possibly 2 dryland practices per week, Spring

5 water practices per week and possibly 2 dryland practices per week, Summer

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2495

 

 

Elite

            Head Coach – John Coffman

            This group is designed for our most competitive swimmers and has mandatory minimum 90% attendance requirements at swimming & lifting workouts, as well as test sets and group expectations that must be met.  Swimmers in this group are generally highly competitive High School swimmers and all should be on track to achieve NCSA, Jr. National, Senior National and/or Olympic Trial qualification times.  They are expected to attend the highest level team-attended championship meet(s) for which they qualify.  Practices stress advanced conditioning, technique refinement and preparation for high school and collegiate championship competition. Swimmers are expected to have a purpose, a plan, & to give consistent efforts at each and every practice.

            Elite swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Tues Aug 31) with 2 to 3 weeks off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the NCSA Jr. Nationals - and the start of Spring practice, and 1-3 weeks optionally off between their Summer Championship Meet(s) – usually Sectionals, Futures or Summer Nationals – and the start of the following fall season.  This group trains Long Course in the Summer, IF AVAILABLE, and group fees for this group include summer training!

            Additional requirements (attendance specifics, training journal completion & adherence, group meetings, etc) will be put in place as this and each new season is forming.

 

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

            Sunday                        OFF

           Monday                        4:00-5:00pm                @ NAHS pool – girls w/Kahuna

                                              5:00-6:00pm                @ NAHS pool – boys w/Kahuna  

                                                     5:15-6pm Girls Lift w/Kahuna

                                                     6:15-7pm Boys Lift w/Kahuna

           Tuesday                       5:30-6:45am                @ NAHS pool

                                             4:00-6:15pm                @ NAHS pool

            Wednesday                 5:30-6:45am                @ NAHS pool (fall & spring Wed AM)

                       7:30-8:30pm Lift

            Thursday                     4:00-6:00pm                @ NA HS pool

            Friday                          3:30-5:00pm                @ NA HS pool – fall and spring only

            Saturday                      7:30-10:30 or 11am     @ NA HS pool

 

6-7 water practices per week and possible 2 dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter

6-7 water practices per week and possible 2 dryland practices per week, Spring

5+ water practices per week and possible 2 dryland practices per week, Summer

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2975