2017 Practice Schedule (Updated)
Practices are designed to be developmentally appropriate by both age and capability. Swimmers with similar capabilities are put into lanes together. Practices are also a great way for the kids to come together and build a team bond. Swimmers are expected to regularly and punctually attend practices each week. If a swimmer must miss more than one practice in a week, the swimmer (or parents of younger swimmers) should inform the relevant coach. Continually missing practices may affect the swimmer's swim meet assignments for the week.
Pre-Season Practice Schedule
Our 2017 swim pre-season evening practices will begin Monday, May 22nd. All practices are held in the evenings until Thursday, June 22nd.
While school is in session there are three practices sessions held each day Monday - Thursday:
5:00 – 5:30 pm – for swimmers ages 8 and under
5:30 – 6:15 pm – for swimmers ages 9 - 10
6:15 – 7:00 pm – for swimmers ages 11 - 18
*Please have your swimmer attend the appropriate practice for their age.
2017 Summer Practice Schedule (NOTE NEW TIMES!!)
Starting Monday, June 26th, we have morning practices for ALL groups, including Mini Tigers, Monday - Friday.
Day Campers are swimmers on the team that cannot make the later age appropriate morning practices due to other summer commitments (camp, summer school, etc). They will have shortened practices (7:30-8:00 for 8 & Unders; 7:30-8:15 for 9-12 year olds). Mini Tigers are NOT allowed during the Day Campers practices.
Monday - Thursday:
7:30 - 8:45 am – for swimmers ages 13 - 18 & Day Campers (see times above)
8:45 - 9:15 am – for Mini Tigers
8:45 - 9:30 am – for swimmers ages 9 - 12
9:30 - 10:00am - for swimmers ages 8 & under
7:30 - 8:30 am – for swimmers ages 13 - 18 & Day Campers (See times above)
8:15 - 8:45 am – for swimmers ages 12 & under
8:15 - 8:45 am - for Mini Tigers
8:45 - 9:15 am - Pancake Breakfast, Pep Rally & Coaches Awards
*Friday is typically a fun “game day” practice. A pancake breakfast, Spirit Rally and Coaches Awards will follow practice.
Makeup practice sessions:
Tuesdays & Thursdays**
4:00 - 5:00 pm – All Ages (No Mini Tigers)
** Swimmers are encouraged to attend morning practices if possible. There are very few lanes (~2) available in the afternoon makeup practices and it is usually very crowded.
A Note to Parents
The AFC Swim Team practices are open for parents to observe their swimmers.
Swim practice, much like school, is largely a matter between the coach and the swimmers. If you desire to observe the practices in the morning sessions, please observe from a distance, such as the picnic tables near the lifeguards' office or the snack bar area. Let the coaching staff do their jobs and please do not interject yourself into the practice unless requested by a coach, or there is a health or safety matter.
If you have a question or a concern about something that occurs at practice, either bring it to the attention of a Team Rep or discuss it privately with the Coaches before or after practice.