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Group  Description Focus Recommended Age Group
1.0 Learning basics for Freestyle and Backstroke. ANY swimmer who can NOT swim the length of the pool unassisted on the first day of the season. (Swim team is not swim lessons. See eligibility requirements. Swimmers should start out being able to float on their back and swim 10 to 15 feet unassisted.) Beginner Basics New 6-Under and 7/8 w/ no team experience
2.0 Any 1st year swimmer or swimmer able to swim the length of the pool unassisted on the first day of season but does NOT know Breaststroke or Butterfly. Freestyle and Backstroke technique, Breaststroke and Butterfly introduction Returning 6-Under, NEW 1st year swimmers 7-10, 11/12
2.5 Any 2nd or 3rd year swimmer able to swim the length of the pool unassisted on the first day of season but does NOT KNOW or NOT LEGAL Breaststroke or Butterfly. Freestyle and Backstroke technique; Breaststroke and Butterfly introduction & technique Returning 7/8 swimmers
3.0 Any 2nd or 3rd year swimmer who KNOWS all fours strokes but might or might not be completely legal in all four strokes. Technique refinement and speed drills Returning 9/10 swimmers
3.5 Three or more years of team experience and IS LEGAL in all four strokes. Continued technique refinement and speed drills Returning 11/12 swimmers
4.0 Jr High or High School Swimmers working on yardage and speed drills. Legal and proficient in all four strokes. Younger swimmers could be included with coaches approval. Technique, Yards, Speed Returning 13-18 swimmers
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2021 Practice Schedule

April 27 – May 7, 2021 (Tuesday-Friday Evening Practices)

Pool Time               Group
Autumn Laurel  5:00 - 5:40        2.0
 5:50 - 6:40 3.0
 6:50 - 7:35 2.5
Park Falls  4:00 - 5:10 4.0
 5:20 - 5:50 1.0

 6:00 - 7:00   3.5

May 11 – Jun 2, 2021 (Tuesday-Friday Evening Practices) 

Friday Age Group Practices begin for Relay Practice

Pool Time Group Friday Age Group
Autumn Laurel 5:00 - 5:40       2.0 New 7-8-9-10
5:50 – 6:40 3.0 Returning 9-10
6:50 - 7:35 2.5 Returning 7-8
Park Falls 4:00 - 5:10 4.0 All 13-18
5:20 - 5:50 1.0 All 6 & U
6:00 - 7:00 3.5        All 11-12                                            

June 3 - Last Day of School - DOLPHIN DASH and Team Pictures at Park Falls 4-7pm

June 4 – June 18 (Tuesday-Friday Morning Practices)

Pool Time Group Friday Age Group Info
Autumn Laurel 7:10 - 8:00        3.0 9-10
8:10 - 8:40 Mixed Mixed (See Coach Russ) Technique Rotation
8:50 - 9:30 2.0 & 2.5 7-8
Park Falls 6:15 - 7:30 4.0 13 & Over
7:40 - 8:20 1.0  6 & Under
8:30 - 9:30 3.5 11-12
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