Long Reach Swim Club (Swim Team)
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Competitive strokes, endurance, and fun are the focus of our very successful swim team. LRSC strives to offer a fun learning experience where swimmers will thrive.
Snail Darter Pre-Team NEW!
This pre-team program is for children ages 5-6 to experience what it is like to be on a competitive swim club. Run by the coaches of Long Reach Swim Club, swimmers will be coached all four strokes, with introductions to starts, turns, and racing. The coaches will require a brief try-out before joining.
Session: October 10-November 28, 2018
Days & Times: Wednesdays, 5:30-6 p.m.
Cost: $150 per session
Long Reach Swim Club
An informal tryout is mandatory for new or interested swimmers before acceptance on 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. The coach will determine which practice group a swimmer belongs.
Practice Schedule 2018
Season begins September 24, 2018. A parent meeting will take place on Monday, September 10 at 6 p.m.
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: Monday & Friday 3-4:15 p.m., Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 3-4:30 p.m.
Fee: $700. Membership required.
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: Monday & Friday, 4:15-5:15 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 6-7 p.m.
Fee: $650. Membership required.
Meets 3 times per week. For young swimmers, generally ages 9-12. Stroke skills and nominal endurance work are covered in each practice. This group is for advanced new swimmers or a young swimmer with a season or two of experience.
Days & Times: Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday, 4:30-5:15 p.m.
Fee: $500. Membership required.
Meets 2 times per week. For most 8-year-olds and younger. Stroke skills, swim meet etiquette, and fun are stressed.
Days & Times: Tuesday & Thursday, 5:15-6 p.m.
Fee: $450. Membership required.
LRSC Team Information
Registration: All new swimmers need to be screened by the coaching staff before joining the team. Once approved by the coaching staff, registration is done at the front desk before each child begins participation. We need a new registration form with a parent's signature each season for every swimmer.
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
YMCA Membership: National YMCA rules of competitive swimming require that each member of every YMCA swim team have an annual membership in good standing. You may use a monthly EFT for the membership fee, but your membership must be maintained for 12 months of the year. YMCA of the USA Membership Rules for Competitive Sports means that one cannot cancel their child's membership at the end of the Fall/Winter swim season. IN the event that a parent chooses to cancel a swimmer's membership, the balance of the annual membership fee will be due at that time.
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.
Team Suits: Team swim suits are not required, but encouraged. Suits are sized and ordered in late October/early November. Cost estimates are $35 for male suits and $55 for female suits. Caps ($5) and goggles ($7) are also recommended and are for sale in the pool area by the Aquatics Director or Swim Coach.
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 channel 13. When in doubt, call the front desk at the Bath at (207) 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, alert the coach 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.