SWIM: Welcome

SWIM FAMILIES:

TO OUR NEW FAMILIES, WELCOME TO THE ST. RAYMOND'S CYO SWIM TEAM!

TO THE ENTIRE ST. RAY'S SWIM FAMILY, WELCOME TO THE SWIM SEASON!

IF YOU HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED AND YOU INTEND TO DO SO, PLEASE REGISTER ASAP.  THE GROUPS ARE FILLING UP FAST!

OUR SEASON BEGINS WITH THE ANNUAL FALL SWIM CLINIC.

THE FALL SWIM CLINIC WILL BE CONDUCTED ON 6 CONSECUTIVE SUNDAYS AT THE GREISS PARK POOL.

DUE TO THE LARGE SIZE OF OUR YOUNGER GROUPS

 CLINIC STARTS 09/10/17 

THE CLINIC WILL BE SPLIT INTO THREE SESSIONS:

  • 9:00AM – 10:00AM:  
    • ALL SWIMMERS WHO WILL BE OLDER THAN 10 YEARS ON DECEMBER 1st 
  • 10:00AM - 11:00AM: 
    • ALL GIRL SWIMMERS WHO ARE 10 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER AS OF DECEMBER 1st
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM:  
    • ALL BOY SWIMMERS WHO ARE 10 YEARS OF AGE OR YOUNGER AS OF DECEMBER 1st   

 

ATTENDANCE AT THE SWIM CLINIC IS OPTIONAL BUT ENCOURAGED, PARTICULARLY FOR OUR YOUNG SWIMMERS.

THE CLINIC ALLOWS OUR COACHES AND SWIMMERS TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER.   THE COACHES GET TO ASSESS THE SKILLS OF THEIR SWIMMERS AND WORK WITH THEM TO IMPROVE THOSE SKILLS AND BEGIN THE CONDITIONING PROCESS.

THE SWIM TEAM COMPETES WITH OTHER CYO SWIM TEAMS IN THE FOLLOWING GROUPS (ALL BASED UPON A 12/1 CUTOFF DATE FOR AGE):

  • GIRLS:  8 & UNDER, 10 & UNDER, 12 & UNDER, 14 & UNDER AND 17 & UNDER
  • BOYS:   8 & UNDER, 10 & UNDER, 12 & UNDER, 14 & UNDER AND 17 & UNDER

THE YOUNGEST AGE WE WILL ACCEPT IS AGE 6 AS OF 12/1.

THE OLDEST SWIMMERS WE CAN ACCEPT ARE THOSE WHO ARE ENTERING THEIR SENIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL.

THE GOAL IS TO TEACH AND COACH ALL FOUR COMPETITIVE SWIM STROKES:

FREESTYLE, BACKSTROKE, BREAST STROKE & BUTTERFLY.

GREISS PARK PROVIDES A FRIENDLY ENVIRONMENT TO SWIM, PARTICULARLY FOR OUR YOUNGEST SWIMMERS.   IT IS ONLY 5 FT. DEEP AT ITS DEEPEST AND OUR COACHES SPEND A GOOD PART OF THEIR TIME IN THE POOL GIVING INSTRUCTION AND ASSISTANCE.

THERE IS A CERTIFIED LIFEGUARD ON DUTY AT THE POOL AT ALL TIMES.

PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO STAY AT THE POOL DURING THEIR CHILD'S SESSION.

A PARENTS MEETING WILL BE HELD BEFORE CLINIC STARTS.   THE PARENTS MEETING IS IMPORTANT.   PLEASE PLAN ON ATTENDING, EVEN IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT PLAN ON ATTENDING THE SWIM CLINIC.

OVER THE COURSE OF OUR SEASON YOU WILL RECEIVE EMAILS REGARDING INFORMATION CONCERNING THE TEAM.   PLEASE MAKE A HABIT OF OPENING AND READING THESE MESSAGES.

IF YOU LEARN THAT FAMILIES WHO HAVE REGISTERED FOR THE TEAM HAVE NOT RECEIVED THIS EMAIL, PLEASE LET US KNOW ASAP SO WE CAN UPDATE OUR EMAIL LIST.   THERE ARE WELL OVER 100 FAMILIES ON OUR TEAM AND WE WANT TO BE SURE WE REACH ALL OF THEM.

PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO HELP THE TEAM.   THERE ARE POSITIONS OPEN ON OUR COACHING STAFF AS WELL AS IN OTHER ROLES THAT REQUIRE FILLING.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO A NEW EXCITING AND FULFILLING SWIM SEASON!

THANK YOU.

SEE YA IN THE POOL! 

 St. Raymond's CYO SWIM Team Coaches

 

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