EDGE SWIM CLUB SUMMER SWIM TEAM PROGRAM

Scroll down to learn more about the following topics. There are useful links for further information at the bottom of the page!

01. Why EDGE?

02. Program Description

03. Communication

04. Scheduling (Practice & Meet Information)

05. Parent Volunteering

06. Pricing Information

07. Enrollment Information

WHY EDGE?

For our summer team, having an indoor pool is a huge advantage. No canceled practices, no blue lips...your swimmer will be able to maximize their training opportunities more than any other team in the state! Our swim family also receives a team cap, team t-shirt, and State Championship meet fees included with their registration.

When an individual joins the EDGE swim club, they are treated as a highly valuable and important individual. But more importantly, they are welcomed to a family and community that values all with equal weight regardless of their accolades. At the EDGE Swim Club, we believe in the success of every athlete both in and out of the pool, regardless of their age, gender, background, or whether they are new to the sport or qualifying for national-level meets. Every coach is invested in helping swimmers realize their potential and facilitating the growth of our athletes.

We are a team that focuses on process over result. By honoring themselves and their teammates with their effort, we know our athletes can achieve greatness. While best times, medals and ribbons are excellent signifiers of success, we teach our swimmers that they can feel just as good if they nail their race strategy, celebrate their teammates' success, make a new friend, and remain focused on the present. Placing the process over the result also means treating teammates like family and displaying the best sportsmanship in the pool. At almost every meet we attend, we get compliments from other teams about how well our team gets along and how much we resemble one big family. We take tremendous pride in that and put on multiple team events throughout the season to strengthen that bond we have as a swim family.

Administratively, our coaches work hard behind the scenes to make sure communications and operations are smooth and transparent for our families. The EDGE Swim Club utilizes a seamless and easy-to-use registration system that takes the headache out of joining a sports team. Simply register online and you will have your USA Swimming registration, medical release forms, and payment completed within 10 minutes!

Our athletes have access to tremendous facilities and services on site that our competitors simply can't offer. The EDGE has physical therapy, registered dieticians, personal trainers, the Parisi Speed School, a state-of-the-art astroturf, as well as multiple locations throughout Chittenden County for when swimmers need to take that extra step outside of their practice time in Williston. Our partners in each department of the EDGE are dedicated to the success of our athletes, and we can't wait to work with you!

SUMMER SWIM TEAM PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Our Summer Swim Team program takes place from mid-June until early August. It is an extremely fun and relaxed program with a welcoming environment! Similar to other club sports like soccer and hockey, swimmers train with their practice group and compete in meets throughout the season, ultimately finishing with the championship meet they have qualified for. With plenty of swim meets located right here in the Champlain Valley, there are tons of opportunities for swimmers to gain confidence and have fun with their teammates. The season concludes with the Champlain Valley Swim League championship meet, followed by the Vermont Swim Association state championship meet the next weekend.

The team partakes in weekly team building activities and games with our Fun Fridays that conclude with a bagel brunch that is provided for. Swim meets are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as far north as St. Albans and as far south as Middlebury, and typically last from 5:00-8:30 PM. In addition to practices, Fun Friday’s, dual and championship meets, the EDGE partakes in a variety of team building activities to create summer memories that will last a lifetime!

We offer a very flexible and laid-back environment on the EDGE Summer Swim Team. Swimmers may choose to attend five practices per week or as few as one practice per week. With this provided flexibility, it is an expectation that families communicate clearly which meets and practices they can’t attend and honor their commitments to those which they are attending. For the best results, and to truly benefit the most from our program, we do strongly advocate for maximizing participation.

Through practices, team events, swim meets and community service efforts, our athletes learn so much more than just technique, endurance, and race strategy. They learn to become stronger individuals. They learn to give their best effort to contribute to the efforts of the whole team. They learn that part of becoming a great swimmer is giving back to the sport that teaches so much about dedication, camaraderie, focus, and how what you get out is only as much as you put in. Our summer team is where so many of our USA Swimming program's swimmers learned to love the sport!

During the season, one of our biggest goals is to turn our swim team into a swim family, and we hope you will join our excellent coaching staff and wonderful swimmers as we practice together, compete together, donate time to the community together, and have numerous team events together as we make that happen! We offer a one week trial period so families can see what all the fun is about! Learn more about it in the enrollment section of this page.

Training Levels Offered: Shark Pups, Black-Tip Sharks, Blue Sharks, Great White Sharks

SUMMER SWIM TEAM COMMUNICATION

Summer Team Head Coach: Logan Hall-Potvin | loganh@edgevt.com

Our coaching staff works hard to make sure our swim family stays well informed throughout the whole season. There are monthly bulletins that families can refer to for important information, communications before and after meets so everyone knows what to expect, as well as other supplemental information.

We ask that families check their email regularly as that is our primary method of communication. We also strongly utilize our social media channels and the News section of the website to keep everybody informed. If you have any questions about the information on this page, please contact the following coaches:

EDGE Swim Club Interim Director: Rodney Centeno | rodneyc@edgevt.com

Summer Team Head Coach: Logan Hall-Potvin | loganh@edgevt.com

SUMMER SWIM TEAM SCHEDULING

Practices begin Monday, June 10th

FIRST WEEK OF PRACTICES (Monday, June 10th through Thursday, June 14th):

The EDGE Swim Club makes an amazing first impression during our first week of practice. It is all about FUN! We will dedicate time to each practice during this first week to ice-breaker, team-bonding, and full-team activities before swimmers head to the water for brief practices and swim assessments by age. You don't want to miss our first week!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

10 & Unders

4:00-4:45 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:20 PM

Pool: ~4:25 until 4:45 PM

4:00-4:45 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:20 PM

Pool: ~4:25 until 4:45 PM

4:00-4:45 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:20 PM

Pool: ~4:25 until 4:45 PM

4:00-4:45 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:20 PM

Pool: ~4:25 until 4:45 PM

No Practice

11 & Olders

4:00-5:30 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:40 PM

Pool: ~4:45 until 5:30 PM

4:00-5:30 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:40 PM

Pool: ~4:45 until 5:30 PM

4:00-5:30 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:40 PM

Pool: ~4:45 until 5:30 PM

4:00-5:30 PM

Field House: 4:00 until ~4:40 PM

Pool: ~4:45 until 5:30 PM

No Practice

MORNING PRACTICES (Monday, June 17th through Friday, August 2nd):

All practices begin with 15 minutes of stretching and a dynamic dryland warmup!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Fun Friday!*

Great White Sharks

Meet in the Field House

7:45-9:00 AM

Meet in the Field House

7:45-9:00 AM

Meet in the Field House

7:45-9:00 AM

Meet in the Field House

7:45-9:00 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

8:30-10:00 AM*

Blue Sharks

Meet in the Field House

8:45-10:00 AM

Meet in the Field House

8:45-10:00 AM

Meet in the Field House

8:45-10:00 AM

Meet in the Field House

8:45-10:00 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

8:30-10:00 AM*

Black-Tip Sharks

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:45 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:45 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:45 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:45 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:00-10:00 AM*

Shark Pups

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:30 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:30 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:30 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:45-10:30 AM

Meet on the Pool Deck

9:00-10:00 AM*

*Each Friday will be our Fun Friday! The team will participate in fun water activities within their own age group/practices and conclude with full team activities such as fun relays and games! 11 & Olders will be in the water by 8:30 AM and 10 & Youngers will be in the water by 9:00 AM. At 10:00, our Fun Friday is concluded with a complimentary bagel brunch!

Please check our calendar tab, as there are some Fun Fridays where timing and location may be different (i.e. a team hike at Mt. Philo, tie-dye day, etc.)!


ALTERNATE AFTERNOON PRACTICES (Monday, June 17th through Friday, August 2nd):

ONLY for families with morning/day-time commitments! Swimmers with a Driver's Ed class, a day-camp, partners with work in the morning, etc. All practices begin with 15 minutes of stretching and a dynamic dryland warmup!

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Shark Pups

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:00-4:45 PM

No afternoon practice offered

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:00-4:45 PM

No afternoon practice offered

No afternoon practice offered

Black-Tip Sharks

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:00-5:00 PM

No afternoon practice offered

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:00-5:00 PM

No afternoon practice offered

No afternoon practice offered

Blue Sharks

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:45-6:00 PM

No afternoon practice offered

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:45-6:00 PM

No afternoon practice offered

No afternoon practice offered

Great White Sharks

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:45-6:00 PM

No afternoon practice offered

Meet on the Pool Deck

4:45-6:00 PM

No afternoon practice offered

No afternoon practice offered


SWIM MEETS AND OTHER EVENTS:

All of our swim meets and other events are located under our calendar tab. All the info you need to know on those events is listed right on the event's page. Here's some important info that you should be aware of:

The CVSL Championship does NOT have qualifying times. Any EDGE swimmer who has attended at least THREE CVSL meets (dual meet or distance meet) is eligible to attend.

The VSA Championship DOES have qualifying times. These can be found under the Current Season tab. Any EDGE Swimmer who meets the qualifying times and has attended at least THREE CVSL meets (dual meet or distance meet) is eligible to attend.

Due to the fast-paced nature of our Summer Team's season, it is assumed your athlete will be attending all dual meets held on Tuesday/Thursday evening, the CVSL Championship held on the final Friday and Saturday in July, and the VSA State Championship held on the first Saturday and Sunday in August.

Dual Meets


(Tuesday/Thursday evenings)

CVSL "Go The Distance" Meet


July 12, 2019

(2nd Friday in July)

CVSL Championship


July 26-27, 2019

(Final Friday and Saturday in July)

VSA State Championship


August 3-4, 2019

(First Saturday and Sunday in August)

Deadline for Absences

5:00 PM two days before the meet


(Sunday or Tuesday)

5:00 PM one week before the meet


(Friday, July 5th)

5:00 PM two weeks before the meet


(Friday, July 12th)

5:00 PM two weeks before the meet


(Friday, July 19th)

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PARENT VOLUNTEERING

Swimming is a sport that is impossible without the generous and hardworking support of parents working at meets. For example, without a sufficient number of officials, the meet would be judged and could even be forfeited.

We have made it easy to be a volunteer! Signing up for positions can be done right from the calendar, and there is a document that explains how to perform each volunteer job. To access this document and lots of other great resources, check out the Parent Resources Tab!

Each volunteer job is assigned a certain number of "credit hours." As one of the largest teams in the state, we will be expected to fill many volunteer jobs and we expect every family to do their part. Each family must fill at least two credit hours before the conclusion of the summer.

We require that all families contribute towards the winning effort of the team through working meets. There is a $75.00 opt-out fee for families who do not wish to volunteer for the season or do not meet the required number of credits by the end of the season. This amount will be charged to the card on file at the conclusion of the season.

SUMMER SWIM TEAM PRICING INFORMATION

Program Fees1

1 Swimmer

Member One-Time Payment

$250

Nonmember One-Time Payment

$325

Long Course Swimmer One-Time Payment

$100

1 An incomplete list of additional fees to be aware of: Team suit, training suits, team silicone cap, team apparel, travel expenses, additional lessons, etc.

Team latex cap, team t-shirt, and VSA State Championship meet fees are all included in this price.

SHORT COURSE ENROLLMENT/REGISTRATION INFORMATION

TRIAL PERIOD

We want the environment and training style of our awesome swim family to speak for itself. Come see why so many families have trusted us with giving their swimmers the best experience! We offer a one-week trial period. If you love it and decide to come on board, we will count your first day of the trial period as the start of your billing cycle. If it doesn't work out, we won't charge you a dime. Look around the site for more information and contact us with any questions!

PARENT INFORMATIONAL MEETINGS

2019: THURSDAY, MAY 16th | TUESDAY,  MAY 28th | FRIDAY,  JUNE 14th

All meetings will be at 5:30 PM at the EDGE in Williston. 

Attendance from at least one parent from each family is required. While these meetings are informational, returning families are also required to attend as you can help explain how things work and ask the right questions that new families might not think of!

SUIT SIZING & REGISTRATION DAYS

2019: FRIDAY, MAY 17th | WEDNESDAY, MAY 29th

From 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM at the EDGE in Williston. 

This is a great chance to come in and meet some coaches, get your swimmer's suit size and buy it online, as well as register your swimmer for the upcoming season! 

ONLINE REGISTRATION PERIOD

2019: MONDAY MAY 20th UNTIL FRIDAY JULY 12th

Enrollment for the short course season typically opens near the end of May and remains open until the end of the second week in July. For the 2019 season, our enrollment period is from Monday, May 20th until Friday, July 12th. For more information on how to register online, scroll to the bottom of the page!

CONTACT INFORMATION

Summer Team Head Coach: Logan Hall-Potvin | loganh@edgevt.com

Office Hours
Sun:
No Office Hours
Mon:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Tue:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Wed:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Thu:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Fri:
1:00PM - 3:45PM
Sat:
No Office Hours
Address
115 Wellness Drive
Williston, Vermont 05495
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