The Ducks summer swim season begins the Tuesday after Memorial Day @ 7:00 pm at the back gate of the Splashdown Waterpark.   The season consists of practice, swim meets and fun events.  The season ends in late July or early August with an awards banquet that includes a swim party at the waterpark.


 

 

 

 

 

 Practice:    We practice 3 nights a week until school ends.  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 7:00-9:00 pmYounger swimmers will swim the first half of practice for about an hour.  After school ends morning practice is added to the schedule.   Morning practice is 7:30-8:30 am Monday-Friday, and evening practice switches to 7:15 - 9:15 pm.  Swimmers can practice up to 8 times a week.  Practice attendance  is not mandatory, but improvement takes practice.

 

Tryouts: The first two weeks are designated as our tryout period. There is a $30 non-refundable tryout fee included in the registration cost. The coaches will evaluate each swimmer and place the swimmer into appropriate instructional groups based on their swimming skills and ability. At a minimum, age 8 and under swimmers must be able to swim 25 meters unassisted (1 pool length) and age 9 and older swimmers should be able to swim 50 meters without difficulty. Even more important than minimum ability is the swimmer's attention span and desire to be part of our team. Swimmers must be motivated to participate in training and meets. The swim team is not "a learn to swim program" and swimmers must be willing to enter the water freely and without parental involvement.

 

 

First two weeks of practice can be cool - swimmers should have some warm clothes to put on when they get out of the pool.  This can also be a very confusing time for new swimmers and parents.  Some of the things that occur are new registration, swimmer assessments & grouping swimmers of similar ability.  There will also be a parent meeting discussing the upcoming season (usually about an hour during the kids practice, 2nd Monday of the season)     IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS PLEASE ASK

 

Some things that happen at practice: 

  • On Tuesday nights coaches have a short meeting with the team to discuss previous week's meet and acknowledge swimmers accomplishments.
  • On Thursday nights  meet entries are posted for Saturday's meet.

 

Last notes on Practice:

  • We are not a babysitting service.  Younger swimmers need a responsible adult present at all times. All swimmers must have a means to leave the park at 9:15 pm.
  • Weather....  It is impossible to decide ahead of time what conditions will exist at practice time.  Our weather policy is simple - we decide at the pool, at practice time,  whether to hold or delay practice. We may be able to salvage valuable training time by remaining at the pool until 1/2 hour after the last thunderclap or lightning flash.
  • Parents... are encouraged to remain at the pool during the practice session in case your children require assistance or practice is cancelled because of weather. Please sit in the pavilions or the grassy area.  Only swimmers and coaches are allowed on deck during practice.

 

This site will be updated regularly with up new information, but always ask if you have questions!