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Next meet: Saturday July 17 home vs Annville

 

2021 Heatherfield Practice Schedule 
           

 

Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri Morning Practice Schedule  (no practices on Wed. mornings)

Level 1:       7:30am – 8:05am 

Level 2:       8:05am – 9:05am 

Level 4:       9:05am – 10:30am    

Level 3:       10:30am – 11:45am      


Wednesday nights

 Level 1/2:  6:30pm – 7:15pm
 Level 2/3:  7:15pm – 8:15pm   
 Level 4:     8:15pm – 9:20pm   
 (On Wed. nights, Level 2 swimmers will be split between the 6:30 and 7:15 practices)                                                                                                                                                                                              
   * The times above are when swimmers will be in the water
   * Please arrive 15 min before the scheduled start time (5-10 min before the 7:30am practice)


 Approximate Level Breakdowns

Level 1:     Most 8&Us, potentially a few beginner 9/10 year olds
                   Level 1 practices focus on basic stroke technique, each lane with its own coach, often in the water with swimmers

Level 2:       Advanced 8 year olds, most 9-12 year olds
                    Level 2 practices still focus heavily on technique, but with the introduction of some endurance work as well.
                    Level 2 swimmers need to show more maturity/focus since coaches are often not in the water with them
                    Each lane often has its own coach to offer lots of individual attention

Level 3:       Advanced 10 - 12 year olds; many 13 - 14 year olds, potentially some 15-16 year olds
                   Swimmers in Level 3 should be able to swim all 4 strokes legally and manage longer and more challenging practices.
                   While technique work is still included, Level 3 practices are more "work-out" based and require more endurance/effort than Level 2

Level 4:       Advanced swimmers 13 and up
                    Level 4 swimmers are expected to already have good stroke technique and the focus is on longer and more intense workouts
                    

 However, this is just a rough guide.  For swimmers on the border between levels (especially newer swimmers), it’s usually best to start at the lower level and then move up as they progress.   

It is common for swimmers to want to swim with higher levels – but keep in mind that doing so is not always in the swimmers best interest.  Lower levels generally provide more individual attention and help with stroke technique.  Ultimately, the coaches decide which level is best for each swimmer.  

If you have any questions regarding where your swimmer(s) fit best, or if schedule conflicts prevent you from attending the appropriate practice, please talk with the coaches.

 
What to bring to Practices:  

                        Waiver Forms (1st practice)

1. Swim Suit (wear it to practice, under your clothes)
2. Goggles
3. Towel
4. Swim cap (for girls, and boys with long hair)
5. Running Shoes and clothes you can run/exercise in
6. Warm clothes to wear after practice
7. Water bottle