Long Reach Swim Club (Swim Team)
Competitive strokes, endurance, related skills and fun are the focus of our very successful swim team. LRSC strives to offer a fun learning experience where swimmers will thrive.
An informal tryout is mandatory for new or interested swimmers before acceptance onto the team. This ensures that each new participant has the fundamental skills required for a happy, successful experience. The team competes in both YMCA and USA Swim Leagues.
National YMCA Competitive Swimming rules require all team members to maintain an active Annual Y membership in order to participate.
Swimmers involved in a Fall sport are encouraged to try out or sign up in September to ensure their spot on the team is held. The coach determines in which practice group a swimmer belongs.
The team is divided into four practice groups:
- Practice Groups A and B meet between 5 and 6 hours per week.
- Practice groups C and D meet between 1.5 and 2.5 hours per week.
Days/Times: Mon/Fri 3pm - 4:15pm,
Tues/Wed/Thurs 3pm - 4:30pm
Meets 5 times per week. Designed for highly motivated and committed swimmers ages 13 - 18 with years of competitive swimming experience. Highly skilled workouts are the norm.
Days/Times: Mon/Fri 4:15pm - 5:15pm,
Tues/Wed/Thurs 6pm - 7pm
Meets 5 times per week. Appropriate for motivated swimmers with several years of competitive swimming experience, usually ages 11-14. Skilled workouts are the norm.
Days/Times: Tues/Wed/Thurs 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Meets 3 times per week. For young swimmers, generally age 9 - 12. Stroke skills and nominal endurance work are covered each practice. This group is for a more advanced new swimmer or a young swimmer with a season or two of experience.
Days/Times: Tues/Thurs 5:15pm - 6pm
Meets 2 times per week. For most 8-year-old and younger swimmers. Stroke skills, swim meet etiquette, and fun are stressed.
FALL PARENT MEETING: September 19, 2016 at 6pm
LRSC Policy Information
YMCA Membership - National YMCA rules of competitive swimming require that each member of every YMCA swim team have an annual (year long) membership in good standing. You may use a monthly EFT for the membership fee, but your membership must be maintained for 12 months.
Y Program Refund Policy - Department directors process all credits and refunds. These are done on an individual basis, minus the processing and administration fees. Refunds may take up to four weeks. Special consideration will be given for extenuating circumstances.
Weather Cancellations - Practice is cancelled only if the YMCA closes early. Use your own discretion and comfort level when deciding whether or not to come for practice during inclement weather. Cancellation announcements are made on WCSH TV channel 6 and WGME TV cannel 13. When in doubt, call the front desk at 443-4112.
Transportation - The team provides buses to all away dual meets. However, transportation is not provided to USA meets or any of the championship meets at the end of the season. If transportation is an issue, let the coach know as soon as possible.
Closed Pool Cancellations - In the event that the Y is open but the pool is unusable, we will make every reasonable attempt to contact you to let you know.
Swimmer Responsibilities - Being part of the team means you have accepted the responsibilities that come with membership. At the minimum, each swimmer is expected to:
- Complete all paperwork and fees at the beginning of the season.
- Attend as many practices as possible.
- Attend at least three YMCA dual meets during the season.
- Attend the YMCA State Championship Meet.
- Participate in the team’s annual fundraiser, the Aquathon.
- Demonstrate good sportsmanship and respect for others.
- Follow all YMCA building rules and be a respectful guest at other facilities
Team Suits - Team swim suits are not required but are encouraged. Suits are sized and ordered in late October or early November. Cost estimates are $25.00 for male suits and $45.00 for female suits. Caps and goggles are also recommended and are for sale ($5, $7) in the pool area by the Aquatics Director or Swim Coach.