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2018 PRACTICE INFORMATION & SCHEDULE


**PLEASE READ: 2018 Pool Usage Rules**

The Stroh Ranch Home Owners Association requests that the following rules be followed for practice at the Stroh Ranch Pool:

Always use the gate entrance on Nate Dr. when entering the pool area for morning practice. For evening practice in the indoor pool, you can enter either through the gate or the Rec Center, but please do not use the rec center parking lot. You must park either on Nate Dr. or J Morgan Blvd so we leave spaces for the residents using the Rec Center. The Rec Center amenities (outdoor pool, baby pool, work out room, locker rooms, etc..) are off limits to non-residents. Please help us stay in good standing with the HOA and Residents by following these rules.


Plan to attend a minimum of 3 practices per week to prepare for Saturday meets!

Practice Cancelation Policy:

We will try to avoid cancelling practice when possible. In case of bad weather, cancelation notices will be communicated through Team Unify by postings to our web-site, Facebook page, emails to the team and text messages if you are are signed up to receive them.

WE REQUEST THAT PARENTS/SIBLINGS/GUARDIANS DO NOT HAVE CONVERSATIONS OR SPEAK WITH THE COACHES DURING PRACTICE TIMES. THIS TAKES TIME AND ATTENTION AWAY FROM YOUR KIDS DURING THE PRACTICE SESSIONS AND CAN BE A HAZARD. If you must speak with a coach, please wait until practice is over or send them an email at coaches@strohranchdolphins.org

 


Practice Focus

Week 1: Review rules for practice and lane etiquette, and establish training base. Go over basics: typical distances for swims in workout, intervals, freestyle swimming and streamlining. Acclimate swimmers who are new to the team and those returning swimmers who have not been in the water for practice since last summer with shorter workout distances and longer intervals.

Week 2: Begin stroke work on strokes other than freestyle; simple stroke fundamentals for fly, back, and breast. Prep for first meet including: sportsmanship, team support, relays, starts, turns, heating area and personal preparation for competition.

Mid Season - Weeks 3-6: Increase distance in workouts - decrease rest intervals in order to build muscular strength and aerobic conditioning. Devote some time during each workout to strokes other than freestyle and streamlining.

Week 7: Championship preperation - mini taper; decrease yardage with more quality swims. Refine starts and turns.

Week 8: Full taper for All Stars participants.


2018 Regular Season Practice Schedule

All regular season practices are Monday through Thursday, and run May 29th through July 5th unless otherwise noted.

Early Morning Practice Schedule

6:00-6:45 AM - Stroh Ranch - Intermediate and Advanced Abilities*

6:45-7:45 AM - Stroh Ranch - Intermediate and Advanced Abilities*

* If you wish to attend these practices for the first time, please check with Coach Morgan

Mid-Morning Practice Schedule

7:00-8:00 AM - Anthology - All Ages and Abilities Welcome

8:00-9:00 AM - Anthology - All Ages and Abilities Welcome

Evening Practice Schedule

5:30-6:30 PM - Stroh Ranch (indoor pool) - 8 & Under Swimmers Only

4:30-5:15 PM Tuesday/Thursday Only - Stroh Ranch (indoor pool) - Guppy Group Only (See details Below)

8:00-9:00 PM - Anthology - Intermediate and Advanced Abilities

Guppy Group Practice Schedule (6 practices over 3 weeks)

4:30-5:15 PM Tuesday/Thursday Only - Stroh Ranch (indoor pool) - Guppy Group Only on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 29
  • Thursday, May 31
  • Tuesday, June 5
  • Thursday, June 7
  • Tuesday, June 12
  • Thursday, June 14

If the swimmer has progressed enough by the end of practices on June 14, they can start to practice with the regular team practices and compete in the last two dual meets on June 24 and June 30.

Prelims/Championships Practice Schedule: Week of 7/9

Monday 7/10 - Normal practice schedule

Tuesday 7/11 - Anthology 8-9AM, Anthology 8-9PM Only

Wednesday 7/12 - Anthology 8-9AM, Stroh 8U 5:30-6:30 PM, Anthology 8-9PM Only

Thursday 7/13 - Normal practice schedule

All Star Practice: Week of 7/16

7:00-8:30 AM at Anthology Pool - Limited to All Star Swimmers Only Please.