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2018-19 Group Info

NAAC 2018-19 Group Descriptions & Breakdown

 

            Our practice group breakdowns for the 2018-19 season follow below.  There is a basic group description, a general season outline, some specific practice information per group (days & times for the base Fall-Winter schedule Sept-Feb), as well as group cost for this coming year.  Group costs listed include the group fee, a team cap (latex), and a basic team T-shirt. USA Swimming fees for the 2018-19 season will be billed separately ($73).

 

            We are planning our Mandatory Team Meeting for the evening of Sunday September 16, 2018 – please do clear your calendars that evening and plan on being there to join us.  We will be taking attendance and will require the attendance of a family member at this or another make-up meeting (date & time for make-up meeting tbd).  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 again host separate group parent meetings shortly after each group begins practices to be certain we are all on the same page as we start the new season!

            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 Typhoon groups with meet weekend practice adjustments are 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.  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 BASE Fall & Winter practice schedule (Sept-Feb).  We are planning on hosting some technique clinics again this season on select Monday evenings, with a schedule out around the start of October.  Returning college swimmers are always welcome at Cyclone and/or Elite practices, and we expect the College Spring/Summer programming and fees 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 2018-19 season will be open to current team members ONLY for the first 2 weeks, July 1st-14th.  We will then open to any new NAPLSD residents on July 15th; and for any interested after that beginning July 22nd – space permitting and evaluations completed, of course.  Our initial registration window will be open for all groups through July 31st.  New swimmer evaluations will be throughout July and again in late Aug/early Sept and will be posted to our homepage as times are confirmed.    We did fill most training groups over the last several years, so please do register ASAP once your registration window opens!

            Our 2018-19 Meet Calendar will be posted in summer 2018, with suggested meets per group.

            Summer 2018 practices are held at Denison University, the Links CC and the Gahanna Outdoor Pool and we intend on having the same facilities for 2019 Summer practices as well. 

Please simply scroll down from here for detailed group information.

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 2018-19 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 the four strokes, diving and fun water activities.

            Breaker swimmers practice Fall-Spring (Sat Sept 15 up to Memorial Day weekend) 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, Kicker Classic and Barbara Kay meets +/-).

            Practice schedule:

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

            Saturday                      5:00-6:00pm                @ NAHS pool

2 water practices per week average, Fall-Spring

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $500

Pay In Full option only for Breaker

 

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 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.

            Ripple swimmers practice Fall-Spring (Sat Sept 15 up to Memorial Day weekend) 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, Kicker Classic and Barbara Kay meets +/-).

            Practice schedule:                      

            Monday                     6:00-7:00pm                @ NA HS pool

            Friday                        5:00-6:00pm                @ NA HS pool

            Saturday                   4:00-5:00pm               @ NA HS pool              

3 water practices per week average, Fall-Spring

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $815

 

Wave

            Lead Coach – Lisa Ross

            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 prepares swimmers 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.  Dryland training is introduced.

            Wave swimmers practice Fall-Spring (Sun Sept 16 up to Memorial Day weekend) 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 option again this year with an additional summer-only registration and fee – more details as the season progresses.

            Home Meet participation in at least 2 meets is required for Wave Swimmers (Penguin Plunge, Kicker Classic, Barbara Kay and/or Regionals) and other local meet participation is strongly encouraged.

            Practice schedule:                                                                                

            Wednesday                 4:30-5:30pm                @ NA HS pool

                                                   5:30-6:00pm dryland

            Thursday                     6:00-7:15pm                @ NAHS pool

            Sunday                        1:45-3:00pm                @ NA HS pool

3 water practices per week and one 30 min dryland practice per week, Fall-Spring

Spring season drops dryland practice

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $885

 

Tsunami

            Lead Coach – Rich Morris

            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 (Sat Sept 15 up to Memorial Day weekend) 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 option again this year with an additional summer registration and fee – more details as the season progresses.

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

            Practice schedule:

            Sunday                        12:45-2:00pm              @ NA HS pool

            Monday                       6:45-8:00pm                @ NAHS pool                    

            Wednesday                 6:30-7:30pm                @ NA HS pool

                                                 6:00-6:30pm dryland     

           Saturday                      2:45-4:00pm                @ NA HS pool

                                                 2:15-2:45pm dryland    

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

3 water practices per week and one 30 min dryland practice per week, Spring

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $1085

 

Hurricane

            Lead Coach – Tyler Prose

            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) is required.

            Hurricane swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Sunday Sept. 9th) 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 Long Course in the Summer and group fees for Hurricane include summer training!

            Practice schedule:

            Sunday                        11:15am-1:00pm         @ NA HS pool

                                                  10:45-11:30am dryland

            Wednesday                   5:15-6:30pm                @ NA HS pool

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

            Saturday                      1:15-2:45pm                @ NA HS pool

                                                   2:45-3:30pm dryland

            *There will be a combo practice the week prior to weekend meets, days & times  TBD      

4 water practices per week and two 45 min dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter

3 water practices per week and one 45 min dryland practice per week, Spring

4 water practices per week, Summer

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $1815

 

Typhoon

            Lead Coach - Cyndi Rubcich

            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, with lifting and dryland combined with upper group(s) at times.  Advanced concepts are introduced and reinforced.  Consistent attendance at practice (including throughout MS season) and 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) is required.

            Typhoon swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Tuesday Sept. 4th) with 5 weeks +/- off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the State JO Meet - and the start of Spring practice and 6 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!

            Practice schedule:

Sunday                         9:30-11:30am              @ NA HS pool

                                       11:45am-12:30pm dryland

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

Wednesday                   7:30-9:15pm                @ NA HS pool

Friday                          6:30-8:00pm                @ NA HS pool

Saturday                     11:00-1:15pm              @ NA HS pool

                                       1:30-2:15pm dryland

*There will be a Thursday combo practice with Cyclone the week prior to weekend meets        

5 water practices per week and (2 +/-) 45 min dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter

4 water practices per week and (2 +/-) 45 min+ dryland practice per week, Spring

5 water practices per week, Summer

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2125

 

Cyclone

            Assistant Head Coach – Jen Bernsdorf

            Head Coach – John Coffman

            This group is designed for our HS aged +/- competitive swimmers and has mandatory minimum attendance requirements at pool and dryland workouts, as well as test sets and group expectations that must be met.  They are expected to attend the highest 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, give effort and be consistent at each and every practice.

            Cyclone swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Mon Aug 20th) with 4-5 weeks off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the Senior Meet - and the start of Spring practice, and 3 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!

            Practice schedule:

            Sunday                        7:30-9:30am                @ NA HS pool

                                                  9:30-10:45am Lift

            Monday                       5:30-7:15am                @ NA HS pool

                                              3:10-4:40pm                @ NA HS pool – NA students                                

                                              4:30-6:00pm                @ NA HS pool – non-NA students

            Tuesday                      6:00-8:00pm                @ NA HS pool

            Wednesday                 5:30-7:15am                @ NA HS pool

                                                   7:45-9:00pm Lift

            Thursday                     7:15-9:15pm                @ NA HS pool

            Friday                          practice with individual HS team Nov-Feb

6 water practices per week and 2-3 dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter (Yoga time & day tbd)                                       

5 water practices per week and 2 dryland practices per week, Spring

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

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2225

 

Elite

            Head Coach – John Coffman

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

            Elite swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Mon Aug 20th) 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 the LC Senior Meet or Sectionals – and the start of the following fall season.  This group trains Long Course in the Summer!

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

            Practice schedule:

            Sunday                        OFF

            Monday                       4:30-6:00pm                @ NA HS pool – combo non-NA Cyc

                                                  6:15-7:15 Lift

            Tuesday                       5:30-7:15am                @ NA HS (combo with Masters)

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

            Wednesday                    6:30-7:45pm Lift

            Thursday                     5:30-7:15am                @ NA HS (combo with Masters)

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

            Friday                          5:30-6:45am                @ NA HS pool (optional with Masters)

                                              3:10-5:00pm                @ NA HS pool – fall and spring only

            Saturday                      7:30-11:00am              @ NA HS pool

7-8 water practices per week and 2-3 dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter (Yoga time & day tbd)

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

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

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2695