Join the Liverpool Jets!

The Liverpool Jets Swim Club is proud to call the Liverpool High School our home since our inception in 1972.  

NEW SWIMMER INQUIRY

2021 Fall Session Registration Information (Sept 29 - Nov 20)

2021-2022 Winter Session Information (Nov 29 - April 1)

2022 Spring Session (Apr 25 - June 22)

2022 Summer Session (June 27 - August 9)  

 

 

Questions?  Contact Head Coach Zac Mekker ([email protected])


Here is our "Pre-COVID" information...hopefully we get back to these days soon!

JETS FACT SHEET - Print it off!

How do I know if my son/daughter is ready to begin?
As a pre-requisite, athletes looking to join our program need to be able to complete 25 yards freestyle (front crawl) and 25 yards backstroke.  Typically, young swimmers that have completed Level 4 in our lesson program or who have attended our summer pre-competitive camp are usually able to accomplish this.  If you are not sure, head up to Public Open Swim at LHS to try it out.  Feel free to ask a lifeguard that is on hand for assistance.  If your son/daughter is not able to complete this beginning swimming test, we recommend trying a lesson program first.  The Liverpool Jets run a summer lesson program at LHS.  There is also a lesson program offered by the Liverpool Central School District during the school year. 

How do I know what group to start in?
Our program consists of up to 130 athletes of various ages and abilities.  To accommodate such a diverse group of swimmers, our club is broken up into 4 training levels: Developmental, Age Group1, Age Group2, and Senior.  The majority of new swimmers under the age of 12 without prior competitive experience will be starting in our Developmental group (DEV on the practice schedule).  If your swimmer does not fit this description, then please contact Head Coach Zac Mekker to assist you with the correct placement.  See Training Group Philosophies for more information.

How do I get started in the DEVELOPMENTAL group?
Our Developmental program offers multiple sessions throughout the year that offer training 2 days per week for 45 minutes to an hour.  To keep an effective coach-swimmer ratio, the number of swimmers for each session is capped.  The first thing to do is to fill out a NEW SWIMMER INQUIRY.  That will get your athlete on our waiting list for the next available session.

How do I get started in AGE GROUP or the JUNIOR group?
If your athlete has prior competitive experience, is fluent in all 4 competitive strokes, and is at least 9 years old, they may be ready to begin their membership in a level higher than the Developmental program. Swimmers beginning here also receive a two-day trial period.  This allows our coaching staff the opportunity to evaluate the swimmer and for the swimmer and their family to see if the club fits their interests.  To start a 2-day trial period, please fill out a New Swimmer Inquiry.  When a spot is available, our coaching staff will be in contact with you to arrange a trial period.  

Can parents watch the trial training sessions?
Parents are certainly welcome to come on in during their athlete's trial period.  After all, it isn't just the athlete that is evaluating our program.  Feel free to ask questions before OR after the training session.  But please do not contact the coach or your athlete during the actual training session.

If you have any questions before then, please feel free to contact Zac Mekker.