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2018 HOX Summer Swim Practice Schedule

April 9th - May 31st

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Practice Groups General Level/Age* Practice Times Practice Days
A 6 Under 3:45 - 4:15 pm M - F
B 8 Under 3:45 - 4:30 pm M - F
C 7 - 8 4:30 - 5:15 pm M - F
D 9 - 10 5:15 - 6:15 pm M - F
E 11 Up 6:45 - 7:45 pm M - F
F 11 Up 6:15 - 7:45 pm M - F

General Level / Age is a good estimate of what group swimmers will be in, however, to ensure the highest quality coaching and most effective practices, each swimmer will be placed into the practice group that best aligns with their swimming skills.

No Practice Memorial Day - May 28

No Practice Last Day of School - June 1

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Summer Break Practice Schedule

June 4th - July 27th

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Practice Group General Level/Age* Practice Times (M - F) Dryland Times
D 9 - 10 8:00 - 9:00 AM 9 - 9:30 AM M-F, Required Wed & Fri
F 11 Up 9:00 - 10:30 AM

10:30 - 11:00 AM M-F, Required Wed & Fri

E 11 Up 9:30 - 10:30 AM 10:30 - 11:00 AM M-F, Required Wed & Fri
C 7 - 8 10:30 – 11:15 AM

11:15 - 11:30 AM,   Wednesday & Friday Only

A 6 Under 11:15 – 11:45 AM   11:00 - 11:15 AM, Wednesday & Friday Only
B 8 Under 11:15 – 12:00 PM 11:00 - 11:15 AM,   Wednesday & Friday Only

General Level / Age is a good estimate of what group swimmers will be in, however, to ensure the highest quality coaching and most effective practices, each swimmer will be placed into the practice group that best aligns with their swimming skills.

No Practice July 4 - 6

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** Dryland Schedule & Information **

June 4th through VSA League Meet

                          Monday – Optional dryland practice 9 & up only

                          Tuesday – Optional dryland practice 9 & up only

                          Wednesday – Required group stretching & meet prep all age groups

                          Thursday – Optional dryland practice 9 & up only

                          Friday – Required group stretching and meet prep all age groups

All attendees for dryland:  Tennis shoes are mandatory, yoga mats are optional or towels may be used. 

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2018 HOX Practice Groups

To ensure HOX swimmers receive the highest quality coaching and practices, each swimmer will be placed into a practice group that best matches to their swimming skills. In many instances, the coaches may already know the specific practice group that a swimmer belongs. However, some swimmers on the team and all new swimmers to the team will need to be observed to determine the best practice group fit. Coach Sean will conduct the observations and swimmers that have not already been placed in a group and all new swimmers should sign up for an observation. If a swimmer elects not to participate in the observation, they will be placed into the first or beginning tier. Swimmers will be moved up as they progress and improve.

As the name suggests the observation will be just that, a chance for the coach to observe the swimmer and to assess the best practice group fit. The observation will not include feedback from the coach.

If you have received a confirmation email asking you to sign up for an observation, please contact Coach Sean to schedule an observation - seanq@blackhawkcc.org

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THE FAQ’s on the new 2018 HOX Practice Groups

Q. How will I know what group my child is in?

A.  You will receive an email after registration confirming your swimmers practice group or a time to be evaluated by a coach to determine your practice group.

Q. Can my swimmer move up a group mid-season?

A. Ideally each group will improve and excel in ability together, but we will evaluate any swimmer that clearly demonstrates the skills for the next group and move them up as needed to ensure they match to the correct skill group.

Q.  What Skills determines each group?

A. Each age-group has a different set of skills that represent beginner, intermediate and advanced swimming and the coaches will use objective measures to evaluate and match each swimmer to the correct group. For example, 6& unders will not be evaluated for flip turns because they are not required for competition in their age-group, however, for the 9-10 age-group this is an important skill.  Once the swimmers are placed in the practice groups, a skill set will be posted online

Q. Where can I find my child's practice group?

Click here  for instructions on how to verify your swimmer(s) practice group. 

 

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2018 Summer Afternoon Practice Schedule

We have heard from some families who would like us to offer afternoon practices during the summer based on the schedule commitments. While we strongly encourage swimmers to attend the primary morning practices for optimal training, the coaching staff has developed a plan to support afternoon practices for swimmers who can't make the primary practice. Afternoon practices will have limited coaches and a limited number of lanes to use, therefore, any swimmer who wishes to attend an afternoon practice must pre-register with Coach Sean so we can manage staffing levels. Afternoon practices are not drop-by practices, they are limited to swimmers who are unable to attend the morning workout as a result of parents work schedule or a swimmers participation in summer school or camps, for example. Additionally, we may reduce the frequency of afternoon practices based on enrollment levels. 

If you have any questions or would like to register your swimmer(s) for afternoon practice please contact Coaches Liaison at coachesliaison@hoxswim.com

 

JUNE AFTERNOON PRACTICE DATES

6/12/18 6/14/18 6/19/18 6/21/18 6/26/18 6/28/18
Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday

JULY AFTERNOON PRACTICE DATES

7/3/18 7/10/18 7/12/18 7/17/18 7/19/18
Tuesday Tuesday Thursday Tuesday Thursday

AFTERNOON PRACTICE TIMES

8 & Under 4:00 - 4:30 PM

9 & Up 4:30 - 5:30 PM