The team has 3 classifications for swimmers in summer and 5 in winter:
Juniors: 1 & ½ hour practice. Generally for age 10 & under swimmers
Age Group 1: 1 & ¾ hour practice. Generally for age 11 and 12
Age Group 2: 2-hour practice. Generally for age 12 and older
High School Pre-Season (for winter high school teams only): Can practice from September until the HS season begins after Thanksgiving.
High School Season (winter only): Can practice with MTSC for the whole winter season, usually only 1 or 2 days a week after Thanksgiving until the end of HS season (swimmers planning on swimming 3 or more practices a week should pay the Age Group classification fee).
All groups practice together at Springfield College, 263 Alden Street, Springfield MA 01109. Some practices are held at Quarry Hill Community School, 43 Margaret Street, Monson MA 01057 or at Elms College, 291 Springfield Street, Chicopee MA 01013.
During the short course season, practice is usually from 6.30-8.30pm during the week and early afternoon at the weekends.
During the long course season, practice is usually from 5:45-7:45 pm during the week until mid-May when it changes to 3:45-5:45 pm. At the end of June and for the remainder of the season, practice is at 7-9 am. Weekend practices are generally scheduled during the early afternoon. There are typically 6 practices scheduled per week. Check the calendar often for updated times and venues.