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2019 Swim Practices

Practices are scheduled according to age group. Swimmers are required to attend their designated session. 

Evening practices (before school gets out) are held Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm beginning on Tuesday, May 28, and continuing through Wednesday, June 12. 

Evening Practice Schedule (Monday-Friday from May 28 through June 12)

Mighty Marlins No Practice
Ages 13-18 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Ages 11-12 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm
Ages 9-10 5:15 pm to 6:00 pm
Ages 8 & U 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Morning practices are held Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 10:15 am beginning on Friday, June 14 through Friday, July 26. All-star practice will continue the week of July 29 through August 2.

Morning Practice Schedule (Monday-Friday from June 14 through July 26)*

Ages 13 & Over 7:30 am to 8:30 am
Ages 9-12 8:30 am to 9:30 am
Ages 8 & under 9:30 am to 10:15 am
Mighty Marlins 9:30 am to 10:15 am

*Swimmers selected for All-Stars will continue to attend practice July 29 through August 2 in preparation for the All-Star Meet on August 3. Coaches will determine practice times for those swimmers.

Attendance

Each swimmer should attend practice daily, which will improve his or her skills. Coaches will discuss the week’s events. 

It is each swimmer’s responsibility to notify the Head Coach if a practice will be missed for any reason. Please use the Coaches Notebook in the mailboxes to let the coaches know of absences.  Parent/guardian assistance is greatly appreciated in keeping the swim staff informed about your swimmer’s attendance, which helps when planning and assessing skill development. 

New this year the Head Coaches and Team Reps will open A and B Meets in Swimtopia and ask parents to declare your child's availability for each meet.

Family Mailboxes

Each family will have a folder in the boxes stored in the guard office. During practice, the mailboxes are placed on a table. Please check your mailbox regularly for team updates, messages and meet ribbons! Coaches and Team Reps also have a Coaches Notebook for receiving messages. Leave notes and messages including your email address as well as your full name and phone number if a response is warranted.

Inclement Weather

Swimmers should plan to be at practice on time no matter what the current or predicted weather conditions. If the pool is open, practice will be held. If there is thunder or lightening, the pool will close and reopen according to Lakeview Swim Club guidelines. We will post any change in practices as soon as possible in our closed Facebook group and an email will be sent whenever possible to alert team members of cancelled or postponed practices.

The decision to close the pool is made solely by the coaches/team reps or pool managers following procedures specified by the pool management company (Atlantic).  Factors may result in unexpected pool closings including equipment breakdown, power failure, water temperature, thunder, lightening, and bodily fluid accident. The most common is thunder. If there is rain we will swim; if there is thunder we will not.

If the pool (home or away) is closed, we wait there for it to open. If lightening occurs, swimmers should wait in cars until a decision has been made by the Team Reps for a delay, postponement, or cancellation. Every effort will be made to conduct meets on the schedule day. Delays can last up to 90 minutes. In some cases specific events will have to be cancelled, but this is preferable to trying to reschedule the entire meet.

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