**The YMCA Riversharks Swim Team is on HOLD during the renovation of Tippin Natatorium**
Practices are held at the Clarion University Tippin Natatorium in the 6-lane competitive pool, and in the diving pool. The exact practice schedule will be determined by the coach.
Practices for the 2016-2017 Season will begin October 10th. Practices are held Monday through Thursday. Stroke clinics will be held several times a month on Fridays from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
The Riversharks Swim Team has two levels of swimmers that participate in all events and meets together.
Developmental Guppies and Minnows – Learn basic strokes, streamlines, work on strength, diving, etc. Practices are held in the diving pool to accommodate shorter distance swims.
Competitive Seals, Dolphins and Sharks – Refine dives, strokes and turns. Work on technique and endurance. All practices held in 25 yard competitive pool.
|Guppies||6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Diving Pool|
|Minnows||7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Diving Pool|
|Seals 1||6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Competitive Pool|
|Seals 2||7:00 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Competitive Pool|
|Swordfish||7:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Competitive Pool|
|Dolphins||6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Competitive Pool|
|Sharks||6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Competitive Pool|
Swimmers are moved as they learn.
Suggestions for Practice
Practice is available 4-5 nights a week during most weeks of the season. We recommend the following based on age, however, you know your child best and should adjust the schedule to best meet the needs of your child.
|Ages 8 and Under||2 practices per week|
|Ages 9 to 10 yrs. old||3 – 4 practices per week|
|Ages 11 and up||3 – 5 practices per week|
|Registrations Due||Monday, October 17|
|Suit & Goggle Fitting||Tuesday, October 18|
|Parent Meeting (New & Returning Parents) Tippin Balcony Area||Wed, October 19 @ 6:15 pm|
|Team Photos||Tuesday, October 25|
|Apparel Order Due at Practice||Tuesday, November 1|
|Pizza Pub Orders Due||Tuesday, November 8|
|Pizza Pick-Up at Pizza Pub||Saturday, November 19, TBA|
|Turn in Raffle Tickets||Wednesday, November 23|
|Mock Meet at CUP with Entire Team||TBA|
|Awards Banquet||Sunday, March 5 @ 4 pm|
PRINTABLE PRACTICE SCHEDULE
CLICK HERE to print or view the 2016-2017 practice schedule. Exact practice times will be announced by the head coach..
Stroke Clinics will be held approximately twice a month on Fridays from 6-7 pm. These are not endurance practices. Clinics help swimmers learn and correct technique such as strokes, diving, streamlines, and turns.
November 4 – Cancelled
November 18 – Freestyle & Starts
December 2 – Backstroke, Backstroke Turns and Finishes
December 16 – Breaststroke & turns
January 6 – Butterfly & open turns
January 27 – Relays/IM’s
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