This swim season will begin June 20th when regular practice times will begin. Most new swimmers work primarily on Freestyle and Backstroke along with starts and streamlining. The remaining swimmers will work on stroke technique and yardage. Coach Molly may also set up special sessions for extra work possibly in the morning. This is a great opportunity for high school athletes, or swimmers entering high school, to get some stroke technique and personal work out time. If you already swim for another recognized swim team, you may be able to swim as a graduate.
Molly is also offering stroke clinics for all swimmers wishing to perfect their stroke technique. This is for all swimmers. Concentrated time on strokes is the best way to improve swimmer's times and give them life time swimming skills. Check the swim team registration form for details, fees, and scheduled times.
There is a team suit that may change from year to year. The Metro Swim Shop representative, Debbie Cosme, will be at the club on Thursday June 14 5:00-6:00pm for a team suit fitting. We will be using the same suit as last year. If you feel as though your child may or may not swim, we urge you to purchase a team suit anyway because the season is so short most likely if you wait to order one the suit may not arrive before the end of the season. Team caps will be given to any swimmers that would like one. Any additional apparel such as T-shirts or sweatshirts will be ordered through a team parent.
The Connecticut Private Club Swim League has meets on Saturday mornings. As an annual team tradition, we will be having a Pep Rally June 22 at 5:30 where we order food, the kids make posters and learn cheers and the team picture is taken. Also at the Pep Rally parents will be given information on meets and league rules; have an opportunity to sign up to help at swim meets, and have all your questions answered. Look for information about the team suit fitting and the pep rally posted on the boards at the club. The season culminates with League Championship on Tuesday July 24th (rain date July 25th). The Woodbridge Club holds an awards banquet after the league championships on Thursday July 26th at 5:30pm. It's always a fun and exciting event.
Swim Team Qualifications
All children, regardless of ability, ages 4-17 who can swim the length of the pool, are eligible and encouraged to give the team a try.
Children 8 and under must be able to swim 1 length
Children 9-14 must be able to swim 2 lengths
Children 15-17 must swim 4 lengths
Swim Team Practice Schedule
Novice and Intermediate: M-W-F 12:45 - 1:30
Advanced: 2:00 - 3:00
Stroke Clinic Schedule
Away Meet Locations
Connecticut Private Club Swim League Clubs
New Haven Lawn Club:193 Whitney Ave. New Haven, 06511
Brownson Country Club:15 Soundview Ave, Huntington (Shelton)
Ridgetop Club:566 Skiff St, North Haven, 06473