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As school winds down and we transition to the summer schedule, please be aware of the practice schedule changes...
Monday        6/7      7-9 am
Tuesday        6/8      7-9 am and 2-4 pm
Wednesday  6/9      7-9 am
Thursday      6/10    7-9 am
Friday            6/11    7-9 am
Saturday       6/12    7-9:00 am

Monday         6/14    7-9 am and 2-4 pm 
Tuesday        6/15    7-9 am and 2-4 pm
Wednesday   6/16    7-9 am
Thursday      6/17    7-9 am
Friday            6/18    7-9 am
Saturday        6/19    7-9:00 am


2021 Tentative Summer Practice Schedule after Olympic Trials (might change with the school's COVID protocols)
Monday, Friday and Saturday 8 – 10 am
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 7 – 9 am
Doubles Tuesday and Thursday 2 – 4 pm

2021 Tentative Meet Schedule
April 17 Florida Open Water Championships Ft Myers Beach, Florida
May 14-16 Patriot Long Course Invite @ Lake Brantley
June 11-13 Rosen Aquatic Center Long Course Meet @ Rosen Aquatic Center I Drive
July 15-18 Summer FLAGS Championships @ Sarasota
July 31- August 1 Area 2 Meet @ Lake Howell 
August 2-15th Age Group 1 Break 


As of late I have been introducing Sets where I've sked you to SWIM LIKE A CHEETAH RUNS...

There is a consequence to poor performance in the cheetah's world.
If it does not go out each day and run as fast as it can, it does not eat, it does not feed its family.
It is going all-out, full bore every time it goes out and meets the day.

The challenge we have in our sport, is that we don't do that enough.
We think we do; the kids tell me they are working as hard as they can. I am not sure that is true. I am trying to get each of you to go 100%, like the cheetah runs.
WHY - Because in our sport, we do not have a consequence for poor performance, despite the fact that I am encouraging you to go full speed, all-out, every stroke,
all the details associated with being fast,
we get probably only 60-70% of capacity. 

By the way, when the cheetah runs, the head never moves. It is still and totally focused on the prey.

Age Group 1 Expectations

  • Have Fun
  • Be on time
  • Taking ownership/accountability of your swimming (i.e equipment, warm-down, effort, etc.) 
  • Respect for coaches, teammates, and workouts at all times
  • Having pride in Highlander Aquatics and your training
  • Swimmer to Coach Communication. Communicate any practice conflicts at least 24 hours in advance
  • Honest, purposeful, committed practice each and every day. The goal at each and every practice is to better ones-self and influence teammates in a positive direction 

Fall, Winter and Spring Practice Schedule:

  • M, T, TH, F          3:30-5:30 pm or 4:30-6:30 pm
  • Wed                    3:30-5:30 pm only
  • Sat AM                8:00-10:00 am

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  • Goggles (always have a spare or two) 
  • Cap (optional for boys, always have spares)
  • Pull Buoy
  • Fins 
  • StrokeMaster Paddles (Green Size 1 for most) or Speedo Paddles (Blue size for most)
  • Equipment Bag (Swimmers can hang them on pool deck)
  • Snorkel (Speedo Bullet, Hydralign or Finis glide snorkel)
  • Team Suit for Meets 

Fees and Requirements: 

  • The tuition is $140/month for Age Group I.
  • There is a $140 per year fundraising requirement and a $85 annual registration fee. 
  • Parents are required to work at least 1 session per day of each meet we host.
  • The fees for the first month and the registration fee are required by August 25th.
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