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NAAC 2019-20 Group Descriptions & Breakdown

 

            Our practice group breakdowns for the 2019-20 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 will be billed separately ($75 for 2019-20).

            We are planning our NEW FAMILY Mandatory Team Meeting for the evening of Sunday September 15, 2019 – NEW FAMILIES please clear your calendars that evening and plan on being there to join us.  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 hold mandatory GROUP MEETINGS near the start of each group’s season, dates & times TBA.  We will be taking attendance at each group meeting and will require the attendance of a family member.  Group meetings will include any & all specific group info, policies, procedures, our new 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 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 2019-20 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 2019-20 SCY Meet Calendar will be posted mid-July 2019, with suggested meets per group.  Our new season meet calendar will be nearly identical to the past season (2018-19 fall-spring season).

            Summer 2019 practices are held at Denison University & NAHS and we intend on having the same facilities for 2020 Summer practices as well.

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 2019-20 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 (Sat Sept 14 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 participation in our 8 & under Championship Meet (Barbara Kay Mini-Meet) is expected.

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

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

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $520

 

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 (Sat Sept 14 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 participation in our 8 & under Championship Meet (Barbara Kay Mini-Meet) or the Regional Championship (for 9 and over swimmers) is expected.

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:             

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

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

            Saturday                      4:00-5:00pm                @ NAHS pool

                                              

3 water practices per week, Fall & Winter (Mon, Fri, Sunday)

3 water practices per week, Fall & Winter (Mon, Fri, Saturday)

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $835

 

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 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 (Sun Sept 15 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 (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, Kicker Classic, Barbara Kay or Regional Championship) and other local meet participation is strongly encouraged.

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:                                                                                             

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

                                                   5:30-6:00pm dryland

            Thursday                     6:00-7:30pm                @ NAHS pool

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

 

3 water practices per week and 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)                 $925

 

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 14 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 (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, Kicker Classic) 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                        12:45-2:00pm              @ NA HS pool

            Monday                       6:45-8:15pm                @ 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 (Wed, Thurs, Sun)

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $1110

 

Hurricane

            Co-Lead Coaches – Tyler Prose & Rich Morris

            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 Sunday Sept. 8th) 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!

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

            Sunday                        11:30am-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 Mon combo practice w/Tsunami the week leading into weekend meets

      

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

3 water practices/week and one 45 min dryland practice per week, Spring (drop Fri Swim & Sat Dry)

4 water practices/week, Summer

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $1870

 

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.  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.

            Typhoon swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Tuesday Sept. 3rd) 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.

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

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

                                                  11:45am-12:30pm dryland

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

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

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

           Saturday                      11:00/11:30-1:15pm    @ 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/week and two 45 min dryland practices per week, Fall-Winter

5 water practices/week and one 45 min dryland practice per week, Spring (drop Sat Dry)

5 water practices/week, Summer

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2190

 

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, & to give consistent efforts at each and every practice.

            Cyclone swimmers practice Fall-Summer (starting Tues Aug 20th) with 4-5 weeks off between their Winter Championship meet(s) - usually the March Senior Circuit 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.

            Fall & Winter Practice Schedule:

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

                                                   9:30-10:45am Lift

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

                                              3:10-4:45pm                @ NA HS pool – NA students  

                                              4:30-6:15pm                @ NA HS pool – non-NA students    

            Tuesday                       5:45-7:45pm                @ 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 tbd)                  

5 water practices per week and 2 dryland practices per week, Spring (drop Mon am)

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

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2295

 

Elite

            Head Coach – John Coffman

            This group is designed for our most competitive swimmers and has mandatory minimum 90% attendance requirements at swim & 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 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 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 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                        4:30-6:00pm                @ NA HS pool – combo non-NA Cyc

                                                  6:15-7:15/30 Lift

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

                                               4:00-6:15pm                @ NA HS pool

             Wednesday                   6:30-7:45pm Lift

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

                 4:00-6:15pm                @ NA HS pool

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

                                              3:10-5:30pm                @ 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 tbd)

6-7 water practices per week and 2 dryland practices per week, Spring (drop T/R am, add Wed am)

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

 

Program Fee (Group fee, Latex Team Cap, Team T-shirt)                 $2775