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Practice Schedule

Monday - Friday 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 5:30 - 7:10 am
Saturday 8:00 - 10 am

Meet Schedule

Highlander Meet Schedule for 2017
April                        29-30                      NTC Invitational @ National Training Center Clermont
                                29-30                      Florida Swimming Open Water Weekend Ft Myers, FL
May                        19-21                      Patriot Invite @ Lake Brantley
June                       9-13                        Cayman Islands Flowers SeaSwim and International 5K/10K
                                22-25                      Sarasota Sharks Prelim/Final Meet Senior Team Trip
July                         6-9                           Southern Sectionals I-Drive YMCA
                                 13-16                      FLAGS @ Sarasota
                                 20-23                      Florida Senior Championships IR State College
August                     3-6                          Futures Meet in Nashville  
                                  8-12                       USA Swimming Junior Nationals Long Island, NY
                           

 

 




 


This is the highest level of training at Highlander Aquatics. Swimmers in this squad are focused on maximizing their training for the purpose of competing at the highest levels of swimming including state, regional, national and international competitions. The senior group will incorporate strength training, dry land, goal setting, and personal accountability as well as emphasis on swimming technique, race strategy and training to accomplish team and individual goals.

Minimum Requirements:
Age: 13 years old (typical age range of swimmers is 14-18)
Ability: Head Coach Mike Curley will determine swimmer’s readiness for this squad.
Training:  7 to 11 workouts per week including 1+ am workouts before school pending on Seasonal Plan.
Vacation: Discretion encouraged
Communicate with Coaching Staff about any practice conflicts at least 24 hours in advance.

Practice times:
Vary throughout the year.  Approximately 18-20 hours of committed, purposeful practice.

Summer 2016
Monday - Friday 7 - 9:30 am
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Saturday 7 - 9:00 am

Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Monday-Wednesday-Friday 5:30 – 7 :10 am
Monday thru Friday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 – 10 am

Expectations at Practice
Honest purposeful committed practice each and everyday.  The goal at each and every practice is to better one’s self and influence teammates in a positive direction.

Equipment Requirements: Swim bag complete with kickboard, fins, paddles, bouy, band, goggles, cap.

 

Dryland and Weightroom Equipment Requirements: Proper running shoes, shorts and t-shirt. 


Moving Up
As swimmers improve and age up from one age group to another, they will be moved up as long as they meet the training demands of the new group. It is both the coach's and swimmer's decision as to whether a move to a group with minimum training requirements will be made t
hrough a gradual commitment to practice, each child is taught to set goals and work hard to achieve those goals. Through positive encouragement and an occasional stern push, a child will learn to push themselves toward testing their own limits each and every day. A child will learn that hard work leads to achievement and success, and achievement is fun! 

Varsity Expectations
Be Respectful.  Be Courteous.  Be Accountable.  Be on Time.

Attend all practices and meets. 5 per week 3:30 – 5 pm
Commit to Varsity Team thru Championship Season.

Sign-Up for VARSITY email list.

1.    Log onto www.highlanderaquatics.org

2.    On the top bar, scroll over to groups and click on “VARSITY”

3.    At the top of the page click on “subscribe to VARSITY email list”

4.    From then on you should receive an email from “MailChimp” (it sometimes goes to spam). From there click on the links and follow the instructions from them and you should start receiving email addressed from “Coach CURLEY”. I send out emails SEVERAL times a week.

Communicate with Coaching Staff about any practice or meet conflicts at least 24 hours in advance.

At each home meet one representative must be at the competition to help "run" the meet.

Available jobs:  Lane Timers, Daktronics workers, Officials and Computer Operators.