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The Junior Guard Training Registration for Newport Beach Swimming is now open. The swim training will officially start on Monday, January 3rd after the NMUSD winter break. The duration of the program will be from January 3-March 31. Practices will be offered Monday through Friday from 6pm-7pm. The cost of the program is a one time payment of $350. All of the coaches look forward to seeing your swimmers in January.

The registration for the Fall swim season is officially open now. Practices will resume on August 30th. NBS 1(10 and under) 5pm-6pm and NBS 2(11 and older) 6pm-7pm. Practices will be held Monday-Friday and some Saturdays. Click on the "Online Registration" tab and register now!

The Newport Harbor High School pool will be closed from July 22-August 22 for the NMUSD scheduled pool equipment upgrades. Practices will resume August 23 when the NMUSD school year starts. NBS club registration for the 2021-2022 USA Swimming season will be available by mid-August. I hope everyone has a great rest of the summer! We look forward to seeing everyone back in the pool in the Fall.

Dear NBS Parents and Swimmers, We will have three separate team meetings, held in the classroom on our pool deck: Tuesday, Aug. 26 at 6:30-7:00 pm Senior Group Parents & Swimmers (5-7 pm practice) Wednesday, Aug. 27 at 6:30-7:00 pm Pre Senior / Blue Groups Parents & Swimmers (5-6:30 pm practice) Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5:15-5:45 pm White / Red Groups Parents & Swimmers (4-5 pm practice) * If you are not able to attend the meeting for your swimmer’s group, you will need to attend one of the other...

Updated NBS Practice Groups Schedule

We have two important occasions this Sat. June 14th, our first official home Tri-Meet (RSVP now in upper right corner) and our Team Pictures! Please order a Sharks T-Shirt, suit and cap online. If done early Monday, the HB store will drive them over to the Irvine store (on Tues.) for will-call pick up if requested, or they can be picked up at the HB store. We also have Newport Beach Swimming T-Shirts, Suits, Polo Shirts (Great idea for parents), parkas, sweats and warm-ups. Everything is made at the Huntington...

Newport Beach Swimming has been developing and transitioning into a competitive year-round USA Swimming, and summer league Sharks team. An essential component is looking like a team, and we now have 2 new sets of team suits! (Sharks & NBS) We will place a team order this week for Sharks caps with your name printed on them. Each order comes as a set of 2 caps for $30. Please reply here by email by this Thursday night, April 24th, if you want a set of caps and write their first...

The Biggest Question.... By John Leonard In all of age group sports, the biggest question for every parent is..."How much to be involved." In every sport from tennis to golf, to gymnastics and swimming, there are horror stories of absolutely awful parental interference, with tragic consequences for the career of the young age group athlete. Yet every one of us loves our children like nothing else in the world. So, how does this happen? I think it's because as parents, we're all looking for a singular rule that will make...

News For SWIM PARENTS Published by The American Club Swimming Association 5101 NW 21 Ave., Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 ___________________________________________________________________ That’s Not It John Leonard Last week, we had a Mom come to us and “inform us” that her 13-year-old daughter would be gone for two weeks vacation in late June, maybe another week after that. Her daughter was not much of an age group swimmer, but she has some endurance capacity and comes regularly to workout at 5:30 am and again at 5:30 pm daily. She works...

News For SWIM PARENTS Published by The American Swimming Coaches Association 5101 NW 21 Ave., Suite 200 Fort Lauderdale FL 33309 ___________________________________________________________________ Playing Favorites By John Leonard One day a few years ago, a club board member accused me of “having favorites” on our club team. Several other parent board members nodded their heads in agreement The implication was that this was a terrible sin. When I was a younger coach, I thought it was terrible also. And he was right. I did have favorites. My favorites were those athletes...