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Parent Info

Swim Parent 101 – General Information

Please let Swim Team Rep Dina Seitz know if you have questions.

Contact information

Coach Claire: claireann.nicholls@gmail.com

Dina Seitz, Swim Team Rep: dinamseitz@carolina.rr.com

Jeff Stevenson, Swim Team Rep: jeffandjenstevenson@gmail.com

Karen Foster, Swim Team Rep: kefoster@me.com

Practices

1. At practice we ask that you respect the coaches and let them coach your child without interference. If you need to speak to a coach, please do so before or after practice. You can also speak to the Swim Rep at any time.

2. Please be on time so that your swimmer will receive the full benefit of the practice.

3. The water will most likely be cold the first week of practice. It’s a good idea to bring and extra towel and something warm to change into after practice.

Afternoon Practices During School: May 12th-June 8th: Monday-Friday

4:15-4:45: Shrimpers (6 and under)

5-6:00: 7/8 and 9/10 year olds

6-7:00: 11/12, 13/14, 15/18 year olds

** 5:30-6:  Any Shrimper with late school

** 6-7: There will be a coach and lane available for 7-10s with late school

Morning Practices when school gets out: June 9th- June 29th Monday -Friday

8:30-9:00: Shrimpers (6 and under)

9-10:00: 7/8 and 9/10 year olds

10-11:00:  11/12, 13/14 and 15/18 year olds

A swimmer’s age on May 31, 2022 determines his/her age group for the entire season.  The Hammerhead season begins with practices in mid-May and is completed by the end of June.   

Age Groups for Swim Meets

6 and under (Shrimpers): Swimmer swims 1 length of the pool (25 meters)

7/8: Swimmer swims 1 length of the pool (25 meters)

9/10: Swimmer swims 1 length of the pool (25 meters)

11/12: Swimmer swims 2 lengths of the pool (50 meters)

13/14: Swimmer swims 2 lengths of the pool (50 meters)

15 and up: Swimmer swims 2 lengths of the pool (50 meters)

How Many Meets?

There are 6 regular-season swim meets during the season. Swim meets are usually held on Monday and Thursday evenings, and Saturday mornings.  Shrimpers have to be able to swim unassisted by the second meet, to be qualified for the rest of the meets. (This is a league rule.)

Meet Event Order

    • Freestyle – 6 & Under (all 6 & under swimmers, known as “Shrimpers”, are done with their meet swims after this event) *Shrimpers could be entered in 7-8 events, please be sure to check the heat sheet each meet, especially toward the end of the season
    • Medley Relay (one swimmer per stroke: Back, Breast, Fly, Free)
    • Freestyle 
    • Backstroke
    • Individual Medley (age groups 9-10, and up) (one swimmer swims one lap of each stroke Fly, Back, Breast, Free)
    • Free Relay&am




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