AQUAHAWG NEWSLETTER for April 25, 2019

Brian Hein
Apr 25, 2019



  • Regular Practice schedule Thursday, April 25th and Friday, April 26th.
  • NO PRACTICE Saturday, April 27-Sunday, April 28th—HOME MEET!!
  • Regular Practice Monday, April 29-Thursday, May 2nd.

USA SWIMMING ON-DECK POLICY REMINDER FOR PRACTICES:  Per USA Swimming rules, anyone on deck during a swim team practice must be a registered USA Swimming Coach or USA Swimming Athlete Member. Parents are welcome to sit in the stands during practice.  If you have any questions for the coaches feel free to catch them after practice.

AO CLINIC:  There is an Administrative Official Clinic Saturday, April 27th at the conclusion of the Saturday session of the Long Course Opener Meet.  This is a free clinic and the first step of several in becoming certified.  The information is posted on the Meet Page.  Deadline to sign up is tonight –April 25th at 5:00pm. 

NEW TEAM VENDOR—We are pleased to announce our new team vendor:  SWIM LIFE.  Swim Life is local and located in Bentonville--- which will make it easy for fittings and to buy goggles, suits, and other equipment needs. Please let them know that you are an AquaHawg to receive team discounts on TYR products.  Please direct your questions regarding sizing for gear and/or suits to Tori Johnson.  She will well experienced and will be happy to help!

SWIM LIFE Contact information:

Contact:          Tori Johnson

Location:         2210 South Walton Blvd

           Suite 10

           Bentonville, AR 72712

Hours:             Monday, Thursday, Friday 9:00-5:00pm

           Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00pm-6:00pm

           Or by appointment

Phone:             479-616-8897

TEAM BANQUET–  Save the date:  The team banquet will be on Thursday, May 23rd from 6:00-8:00pm at the Jones Center.  If anyone would like to help please contact Jana Olson at  Please continue sending pictures of your Aquahawgs for the team slideshow to: The last day to send in your pictures is May 10th!


Aquahawgs Long Course Opener— This is our first change to swim in a long course pool this season.  Swimmers have been putting in a lot of hard work and the coaches are excited to see where they are at!  Please make sure you are at the pool 15 minutes before warm-ups begin.  The psych sheet, AO clinic info, and timeline are posted on the Meet Page. Coach Brian, Coach Nick, Coach Carolyn and Coach Caitlynn will be coaching at the meet. 


Saturday AM (Estimated timeline 12:15-4:40pm):

Warm Up:  11:00 – 11:30 AM     Meet will Start @ 12:15 PM        DOORS WILL OPEN @ 10:30 AM

Sunday AM (Estimated timeline 8:15-11:40am):

Warm Up:  7:00 - 7:30 AM         Meet will Start @ 8:15 AM          DOORS WILL OPEN @ 6:30 AM

Sunday Afternoon (Estimated timeline 1:00-3:00pm):

Warm Up: 12:00-12:25 PM         Meet will Start @ 1:00 PM

2019 JTST Aloha Meet (May 17-19)—This meet is at a great facility and open to all groups.  This is a fantastic change to swim long course in a fast-indoor facility. We encourage all AquaHawgs to attend!  Last day to commit is May 3rd

NWAA Memorial Classic (June 7-9)-- This meet is hosted by NWAA.  It is open for all groups and is a good opportunity to swim in long course pool close to home!  Registration is now open!