Practice Schedule 2020-2021

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The groups and our schedule are based on a variety of factors: age/ability, sibling pairings (siblings will be placed in the same lane if possible), sibling schedules (families with kids in multiple age groups), friendships (as much as possible), and practice/coaching flow. Please keep in mind that the age group designations are not strict standards; the age groups are just a rough guideline. With social distancing in place, it is more important than ever that we group the swimmers by skill development, overall ability, and speed. The coaches will be creating the small groups and placing the swimmers appropriately once our registration has closed. We cannot guarantee your placement in any one specific group.  
We have split the team into 8 roster groups. Each group is designated by a shade of green. Three of our practice groups (Bright, Spring, and Sage) swim 4 days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. Our other four practice groups (Mint, Lime, Neon, Turquoise, and Emerald) swim 5 days a week: Monday-Friday. The schedule is the same on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with an alternative schedule on Wednesday. A swimmer will remain in the same small group (if you are in Neon, you will always swim with Neon, for example). Practices will not be back-to-back.  Instead we have built in 5-minute buffers between practice groups to reduce congregating on deck.  Think of the 5-minute gap between practices like a passing period at school: time for the finishing group to exit and the starting group to enter.  It's not much of a buffer, so efficiency and punctuality will be key.  As coaches, we will commit to the time schedule, and we need our swimmers and families to do the same.  We cannot have kids arriving late to practice.
Once registration has closed, the coaching staff will assign the swimmers to small groups and specific lanes.  The goal is for the swimmers to stay in the assigned lanes for the season.