Swim Practices 2021

Practice Groups

Swimmers are placed in one of five practice groups prior to the start of the season. The coaches determine the practice groups based on ability and motivation, not age. Questions regarding your child's practice group should be directed to Mark Anderson.

Practice Days

Due to the restrictions placed on youth sports with regards to cohort sizes and mixing, practices days of the week will be assigned.  Unlike past seasons, swimmers WILL NOT be allowed to swim any and as many days per week as they choose.  Families can rank their preference for Practice Days during the registration process. We will do our best to accommodate these, but cannot guarantee you will receive your preference.

Practice Day options are:

  • Monday & Thursday

  • Tuesday & Friday

  • Wednesday & Saturday morning

Practice Schedule

Afternoon swim practices start on Monday, April 5th, 2021. 

In order to accommodate as many swimmers as possible, within the current guidelines, there will be 3 swimmers to a lane. SHST has added a group and shifted times for our afternoon practices. 

Additionally, please note that parents and guardians will not be allowed past the front gates nor on the pool deck.  We understand this might be challenging for young swimmers. Please take this into consideration when deciding if this year will work for your family.


Weekday Schedule        

Group 1              3:30-4:10 pm

Group 2              4:15-4:55 pm

Group 3              5:00-5:45 pm

Group 4              5:50-6:40 pm

Group 5              6:45-7:45 pm      


Saturday Schedule         

Group 5              7:30-8:30 am

Group 4              8:35-9:25 am

Group 3              9:30-10:15 am

Group 2              10:20-11:00 am

Group 1              11:05-11:45 am


Summer Practice Schedule

Practices will change from the afternoons to the mornings starting Monday, June 14th.


We will post more information about Dryland training as we know more.


This season’s practice schedule is different, with assigned practice days. New restrictions require that kids stay in stable cohorts throughout the season. Thus, unlike years past, swimmers MAY NOT attend any and as many practices a week as desired. Coaches recommend attending both assigned practices per week in order to progress throughout the season.

Pre-Season Assessments

All new swimmers MUST ATTEND the MANDATORY swim clinic with Coach Mark.  If you have questions about these assessments, please contact head coach Mark Anderson. 2021 New Swimmer assessments will be held Saturday, March 27th and Sunday, March 28th from 9:00am-11:00am. Each assessment will be 30 minutes long. You will receive an assigned time slot about a week after registration closes.

One parent per child may attend, and will be assigned a chair/spot on pool deck to observe their child. We ask that you respect this system, as we are trying to ensure all protocols are followed with respect to social distancing.