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Summer 2020 Info

** Please read through this entire page carefully to get a better understanding of practice groupings, pods, safety guidelines, etc.

 

Dive Team:

Dive practices will run from 9:00-10:00 AM, every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Practices will start on the week of 6/15 and run through the week of 7/20. 

 

Swim Team: Practice Groupings & Pods

We had 120+ kids sign up for swim team this year, which is great to see so much interest despite the current circumstances with the All-City meets canceled this summer. However, this also posed some pretty big challenges in making sure that we make this worth everyone’s investment in providing every kid at least a few days of practice each week. Given specific safety guidelines in place right now for swim teams and the number of swimmers per lane, we feel that the only way to make these numbers work is to do away from our traditional age specific groupings and to instead group families/siblings together in a practice lane. We realize that this might not be an ideal scenario for everyone (given variances in ages/skill level), but we hope you’ll understand that we are trying to do whatever we can to allocate as much practice time for every swimmer. We also plan to have more coaches available at each practice session this summer, so we feel confident that we can provide the appropriate level of coaching for the different skill levels that will be involved with this altered practice structure.

 

In conjunction with the practice groupings, we are also splitting these groups into two separate “Pods:” Pod 1 and Pod 2. We are doing this, so that we can rotate which three days each family gets for practices each week (specifically the Saturday morning practice, which may not be ideal for everyone). So, please make sure to also look at which Pod your family is included in, and the Pod schedule is outlined with the practice groupings below:

 

Pod 1:

  • Weeks of 6/15, 6/29 and 7/13: Practices held on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday ONLY

  • Weeks of 6/22, 7/6, and 7/20: Practices held on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday ONLY

Group A: 6:30-7:00 AM

  • Ella DeFever

  • Carly McKeon

  • Abby Reid

  • Claire Sweeney

  • Gabriella Pierbon Mays

Group C: 7:00-7:30 AM

  • Kyrah Kittleson

  • Garrett Leonard

  • Brady & Lauren Geier

  • Hunter Franke

  • Jacob Sanborn

  • Lauren & Kate Konarske

  • Tenley Sathoff

  • Quinn Bolger

Group E: 7:30-8:00 AM

  • Julia & Will Dolphin

  • Alli & Olivia Erickson

  • Elliott & Kellen Kemp

  • Luke & Kendal Person

  • Kendall & Landon Porter

  • Brooklyn & Harper Sill

  • Hallee & Ruby Wirtz

  • Ben, Eli, Grady Mattila

Group G: 8:00-8:30 AM

  • Aaron, Bennett & Stella Andrae

  • Ava & Evan Bauch

  • Elise Breunig

  • Cole & Jude Cranney

  • Anna, Tess, & Elle Crokus

  • Lucy & Charlotte Lawler

  • Claire Mitby

  • Ciana & Hallie Vanden Huevel

Group I: 8:30-9:00 AM

  • Finnegan & Graham Abbott

  • Jack Elliott

  • Peyton Haymaker

  • Delaney, Adelyn & Everly Johnson

  • Grace & Emma Hoernke

  • Maya & Allison McGrady

  • Max & Eve Pedder

  • Lilah & Shira Heifitz

 

Pod 2:

  • Weeks of 6/15, 6/29, & 7/13: Practices held on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ONLY

  • Weeks of 6/22, 7/6, & 7/20: Practices held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday ONLY

Group B: 6:30-7:00 AM

  • Gianna & Isabella Gnewuch

  • Olivia Christianson

  • Madelyn Earyl

  • Emma Klein

  • Skylar and Zander Endres

  • Caroline Sax

Group D: 7:00-7:30 AM

  • Nicholas Bauman

  • Brogan Dowling

  • Sylvie Klestinski

  • Grace Sweeney

  • Stella & Yvonne Raabe

  • Evalyn & Alex Gannaway

  • Jack & Henry Prahl

  • Luke & Ryan Reid

Group F: 7:30-8:00 AM

  • Kaylee, Braden & Brooklyn Herdina

  • Isaiah Nehring

  • Max & Sam Crimmings

  • Lucas & Zachary Porcaro

  • Hailey & Kendall Mix

  • Madeline, Jacob & Charlotte Moroney

  • Payton, Reagan and Braelyn Sarbacker

  • Tommy & Elliott Knight

Group H: 8:00-8:30 AM

  • Hadley Behrend

  • Colin, Margaret, & Brendan Burke

  • James Flueckinger

  • Jackson Do

  • Claire Erlandson

  • Sophia Mohr

  • Sophia & Isla Wood

  • Quinn & Lena Conroy

Group J: 8:30-9:00 AM

  • Alyssa Smith

  • Addison Sweeney

  • Cora & Hadley Trpkosh

  • Will Roy

  • Emily & Elisabeth Kelter

  • Amelia & Baker Sharp

  • Connor, Maggie & Colin Mulligan

  • Megan Castillo

* No practice planned for Friday, July 3 or Saturday, July 4 due to the 4th of July holiday

** Please keep the week of 7/27 open, as we would like to plan some type of an end-of-season intra-squad meet if we can work with pool management on scheduling, and if all parties feel that conditions are safe enough to bring families together to watch the kids swim and dive in a meet type setting. 

 

Safety Guidelines for all dive practices:

  • Please plan to arrive 5-10 minutes ahead of your 9:00 practice time and tell the individual at the main reception desk that you are there for dive practice.  They will then direct you into the pool when it is ready to open.

  • Divers will need to leave the pool immediately after dive practice ends at 10:00, and you can leave through the same way that you entered the pool. 

  • We ask that divers come ready with their swim suits on, as showers/bathrooms will most likely be off limits.

 

Safety Guidelines for all swim practices:

  • Please plan to arrive to your scheduled practice time 5-10 minutes before the start of practice, and wait outside the main entry area for the pool. Do not come into the pool area, until a coach comes out and says that it is OK to enter. At that point, only the kids will enter the pool through the main entrance. 

  • Parents who are waiting at the pool during the practice session should wait outside the fenced area surrounding the pool. Feel free to bring your own chair to sit on in this grassy area, but please do not enter the actual pool area during the practice session.

  • Once the kids have entered the pool area for their practice session, they will need to follow coaches’ instructions for entering the pool. Since we are grouping swimmers by family – we will not have to worry as much about social distancing in specific lanes during practice, but we ask that you remind your kids to socially distance themselves from other kids in their practice session (as best as they can).

  • When practice concludes, all kids should immediately exit the pool area through the gate area that will lead them right out to the grassy area outside the pool fence (this is the gate that is always open during swim meets, and where parents can set up their chairs to watch the practice sessions if they wish). This way, we can keep each practice group distanced from one another as one group is leaving and another is coming.

  • With shorter practice sessions this summer, it is going to be imperative that we get the practices moving on-time, so we ask that kids do not linger in/around the pool when their practice session is completed.

  • All kids should arrive with their swim suit on, and with all swim gear (goggles, caps, etc.) ready to go. We will not have access to the locker rooms, so there will be no changing or showering before/after practice sessions.

  • Also, we most likely will not have access to bathrooms, so make sure that your children are prepared in advance to go the entire 30 minute practice session without a bathroom break.