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Practice Information

Potential swimmers may email Coach Steve at  [email protected]  with questions  about swimming at this location. If you are interesting in swimming at the Racquet Club, please visit the LRRC Site page for information. 
 
New swimmers should have had instruction in all four strokes and be able to swim one length in freestyle and 1/2 a length in the other three strokes.  They need to be able to understand the breathing to the side in freestyle and can do it at least two or three breaths to the side.  The strokes may not be "pretty" but they understand the basic movement of each stroke. 

 

*NEW* Training Schedule 2021

 
Dev 1   
Monday - Thursday 4:00pm - 4:30pm
 
Dev 2 
Monday -  Thursday  4:00pm - 4:45pm
 
Dev 3 
Monday -  Thursday  4:30pm - 5:30pm
 
Age Group
Dryland (All AG Swimmers) Mon. & Wed. 4:15pm -5:00 pm  
 
Swim: Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 6:30pm
            Friday @ LRRC 4:30pm - 6:00pm
 
Monthly Training  Fees:
                          
Developmental 1/2     
NM: $108.  M: $82 
 
Dev 3
NM:$119 M: $89
 
AG 1
NM: $125 M: $93 
 
AG 2 & 3               
NM: $143 M: $108
 
NM= Non Member of Athletic Centers
M= Member of Athletic Centers
 
Additional Fees:
Flex Membership: $55.00 
*for first time USA Members * limitations apply
or
Yearly Registration for former USA Members: $159
Will be billed $90 in Sept. $35 in Oct and $34 in Nov
 
Additional Fees:
Annual Fundraising/Sponsorship Requirement: $100/Family
 

Location: 

The Little Rock Athletic Club   4610 Sam Peck Road​   Little Rock, AR 72223

Phone: 501-225-3600

LRAC Coaches

Amy Hudson

Amber McCall

Events/Meet Schedule: 

TBA

Time Standards

POLICIES:

Specific to our site:

COVID:  We follow the CDC Guidelines.

Entry/Exit of Practice

Following CDC Guidelines. Coaches are not responsible for swimmers before or after practice. Swimmers must be picked up immedietly after practice. Swimmers are not allowed in the pool prior to practice unless members of LRAC and parents are on pool deck supervising. 

Parents Observation

Parents may observe any practice and are encouraged to observe at least once a month.  We ask parents to sit on the sides of the pool only  Social distancing is required.  Parents are not allowed to sit on the end of the pool.  Parents may not coach their child at any time. If a young athlete wants to continue to go talk to their parents, we will ask the parent to leave the pool deck.  Please wear a mask when in close proximity of any athlete as they enter or leave the facility. 

During Practice:

Start Position:

1. Each swimmer will be assigned a lane and start position at the start of each practice. 

2. Swimmers need to get a board and bring their training gear to their practice lane.

 

 Equipment 

1. Swimmers may use the LRAC equipment at their own risk. They may opt out of using equipment if they so choose.

2. Personal Equipment such as googles, water bottles should not be shared.

Please see equipment list below. 

 

Use Of Bathroom  

1. Bathrooms  on deck are available for use during practice. 

Sickness:

1. Do not send your swimmer to practice if they are complaining of headache, sore throat, body pains, or other syptoms that would be considered illness or if they have fever.

2. If a swimmer becomes sick during a practice. The swimmer will be immediately separated and parents will be called to immediatley pick up the ill swimmer. 

 

Circle Swimming and googles:

1. Swimmers need to demonstrate proper circle swimming procedure, in order for us to keep a safe training environment.

2. Googles are required in order o provide a safe training environment.

 

Lost and Found:

Check the bin by the pool or with the front desk.

 

WEATHER POLICIES

Storms:

Afternoon practices: If thundering or prediction of storms/ flash flooding, Coach Tay will send an On Deck by 2:30 pm to cancel all practices for the afternoon. If it begins to storm 30 min prior to practice or during practice and the practice wasn't called - practice will be canceled, swimmers will be moved indoor lobby.  Please pick up your swimmer promptly.

Morning Practices: If thundering 45 min before practice, practice is cancelled. If a storm moves in during a practice, swimmers will be immediately dismissed and will be waiting for pick up in front foyer. 

Inclement Weather:

If schools are canceled or virtual due to inclement weather, practice will be canceled. If inclement weather is predicted to move in within 2 hours of practice time, practice will be canceled. 

APPS:      OnDeck          Meet Mobile 

TEXT MESSAGING:

Opt in for  SMS notification in your Team Unify Account. Make sure you verify your number in Team Unify. This will allow coaches a quick text communication to the group and reminders of deadlines.

 

EQUIPMENT:

ONLINE TEAM STORE Swimquik: https://swimquik.com

FITTING DAY BY SWIM QUIK - AUG 24th at the LRRC 4:30-6:00

 

PLEASE PUT YOUR NAME ON ALL EQUIPMENT.

 

Developmental 1, 2, & 3

Required:

1.FINS 

Speedo Trialon Rubber Swim Fin  ( long fins)

2. SWIM CAP or PONYTAIL IF HAIR IS LONG

 Choice of speedo youth swim cap (Pony Tail is an option as well)

3. TWO PAIRS OF GOOGLES:

Swimmers should always have a back up pair in their bag. 

Suggested:

Speedo Hyper Flyer or Vanquisher Youth Googles

4. Comfortable Suit

Suggest: 

For females: a Speedo one piece swim suit with comfortable straps that stay in place.

For males: Speedo Begin to Swim Square Leg or Speedo Boys Learn to Swim Jammer.  

 

Optional:

1. KICK BOARD ( The LRAC has kickboards available for use)

Speedo Jr Team Kick Board 

2. RACING SUIT:

Speedo Spark Splice w Dolphin Logo -  is suggested for racing but not required. Often a racing suit is much tighter than a training suit.

3. RACING GOGGLES:

Swimmers can either tighten a pair of workout goggles or have a pair that is extra tight reserved for racing. 

 

 

Age Group 

Required:

1.FINS 

AG 1: Speedo Trialon Rubber Swim Fin (long fins)

AG 2/3 Speedo Switchblade Fin (short fins)

2. SWIM CAP IF HAIR IS LONG

 Choice of speedo swim cap (Pony) 

3. TWO PAIR OF GOOGLES:

Suggested:

Speedo Socket or Vanquisher Googles

4. PADDLES

Speedo Nemesis Paddles or Finis Agility Paddles

5. CENTER MOUNT SNORKLE

AG 1 - Not required. If want one get JR Bullethead Snorkel

AG 2/3 Speedo  Bullet Head Snorkel

6. WATER BOTTLE 

Suggest water or sports drink cut with water

 

Optional:

1. KICK BOARD (The LRAC has kick boards available for use)

Speedo Jr Team Kick Board 

2. BUOY

Speedo

3. NOSE CLIP - used with center mount snorkel 

Speedo Liquid Comfort

4. RACING GOGGLES:

Swimmers can either tighten a pair of workout goggles or have a pair that is extra tight reserved for racing.

5. RACING SUIT:

Speedo Spark Splice w Dolphin Logo -  is suggested for racing but not required. Often a racing suit is much tighter than a training suit.