One common question we receive centers on the schedule for the Winter club season. Because of this, we wanted to share with you how the Winter schedule was decided.
As you all know, during the summer we can hold several practices throughout the day. We love that! But once school starts that simply isn’t an option. The Winter schedule is further complicated by the fact the high schoolers are in season and practicing over 2.5 hours per day after school.
So we had to come up with a solution to still have multiple practice slots during the school week and weekend or face overcrowding in the pool. If we stuck to the summer-style practice schedule, we’d have practice starting at 6PM and going until 11PM. Obviously, that’s not an option with school the next day.
This led us to split practices into schedule you see below. It allows us to take advantage of the weekend, so we can have more practices. And it gets all of our swimmers out of the pool at 8PM so they can still be prepared for school the next day.
With the Winter season being 17 weeks long, it’s OK to miss some practices. We completely understand that every Friday night (or Saturday) might not be free for the next several months. Even if your child can only come two (or three) days a week – they will still learn and become a better swimmer.
Thank you for supporting our program! We’re proud to be the most comprehensive swim club in the Greater Des Moines area and are looking forward to the next season!
Tues/Thurs 6:00-7:00PM & Saturday 12:30-1:30PM
Tues/Thurs 7:00-8:00PM & Saturday 1:30-2:30PM
Advanced/USA Elite Swimmers:
Mon/Wed/Fri 6:00-7:00PM & Saturday 10:30-11:30AM
Mon/Wed/Fri 7:00-8:00PM & Saturday 11:30AM-12:30PM
New! Advanced/USA Elite Swimmers practice four days week in the winter too.
Note: The conference meet is Friday night for ages 11 and older, so their last day of season is February 21, 2014.
Each practice option has a limited number of available spots so that all practices have an appropriate amount of swimmers. Because of this, it’s important to get registered as soon as possible. Your child only attends one practice per day.
Read the registration article for more details on the upcoming season or simply go to the online store. Go Seahawks!