focus on stroke refinement, technique, and preparation for competition. Participants will gain confidence
while competing against other swimmers of their age and gender. There will be up to four (4) dual
meets, an Invitational, and a Championship meet. Swimmers are expected to
attend all meets, and are REQUIRED to swim in either the "A" or
"B" Championships, depending on which they qualify for. Children compete against swimmers
within his/her age group, according to how old he/she is on the date of the meet.
Practices are held 4-5 days a week, depending on pool
availability. Team/swim accessories
will be for sale during the first week of practice, and periodically
throughout the season. Parents are required to work at least 2 home meets.
There are two (2) swim seasons--Winter and Summer. The Winter Season usually begins around Thanksgiving time. The Summer Season begins around the middle of May.
Watch for flyers to be sent home with the kids that are in the Grandville Public Schools, and other schools in the city of Grandville.
will be evaluated before the season begins, in order to determine if
the swimmer is physically ready for the demands that will be placed on
him/her. We want all swimmers to
be successful and proficient in practice and meets. This placement is a way for the coaches to determine if
the swimmer can cope with the demands that are placed on them. In some cases, the swimmer may not be
ready for the current season.
Therefore, the coach will suggest taking a session of swim lessons to
build that proficiency, and then have them try the swim team the next season. Full refunds will be given if necessary.
The skills that the coaches are looking for in
determining a satisfactory stroke: