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2021 Tentative Meet Schedule
January 23 Highlander Intrasquad Meet 9 am Start
February 20 Highlander Intrasquad Meet 9 am Start
March 4-7 Spring FLAGS Championships NORTH @ Rosen Center International Drive
April 17 Florida Open Water Championships Ft Myers Beach, Florida
July 15-18 Summer FLAGS Championships @ Sarasota
WHY SWIM LIKE A CHEETAH
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
- 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.