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Swim Practice:

How do I know what training group is right for my swimmer?
All new swimmers must complete a tryout prior to joining the team. During the tryout, coaches will determine which practice group is appropriate. Each group has different requirements that the coaches will be looking for. All returning swimmers will also be evaluated at the end of each season and coaches will decide if they are ready to move up to the next level. Please know that coaches will always have the final say in which group the swimmers will be placed.

When and where are practices for my swimmer?
The practice schedule shows the practice times and locations for all practice groups. The practice schedule can be found on the Calendar page. To find your groups practice schedule, select from the drop down menu the group name and hit enter. From here, your group's practice schedule should be located on the calendar for you to see. 

Can I stay at the pool and watch my swimmer's practice?
Yes, a parent can stay at the pool to watch practice. We understand a parent's desire to see their child learn to swim. For ALL parents we ask that you stay sitting iin the spectator area to watch your swimmer's practice. However, we respectfully request that you do not interfere with the practice session being given and remain a bystander. The coaches know the best way to instruct the swimmers and parental guidance is not necessary during this time. We also ask that you do not engage in conversation with the coaches unless it is an emergency since they are busy helping the swimmers. 

How will I know about sudden and long term practice changes?
If practice is going to change at the last minute, we will always send out an email as soon as the decision is made. We will also place it on the online practice calendar so all families can see it.

If practice is going to change in the long term, it will be announced in a weekly email and be fixed on the online practice calendar. We will also try to remind the swimmers at practice and send out reminder emails to the parents as well about the practice change. 

What is expected from our swimmers during practice?
Each individual coach will have his/her own expectations, which you can speak to your child's coach about. However, we have a few universal things we expect from our swimmers. We expect them to demonstrate respectful behavior towards other swimmers and the coaches at all times via their good listening skills, tone of voice, and the language they use. We also expect all swimmers to respect the pool, the equipment, and the facility. Finally, we expect our swimmer to understand the FISH Code of Conduct.

How many times per week would you like to see my swimmer at practice?
The number of practices your swimmer should attend depends on the group in which your child participates. Please look under the FISH programs tab at the different group descriptions at our Spring Hill and Audrey Moore locations.