Swim Team

 

swimmeet72The most current information including schedule, registration information, volunteer opportunities and everything related to the swim team is available Here.

COMPLIANCE AND WINTER SWIMMING TIMES: All swimmers who swam competitively this winter for a club team or school team must email Margaret Massey at MCMassey5@iCloud.com with their winter race times and the name of their school or club team. This information is important in order to complete required NSL Compliance paperwork before the start of the summer season. Please send times and team names ASAP!!!

The 2018 summer swim season brings back awesome Head Coach Ashley Whitney and her fabulous team of assistant and junior coaches.

Under Coach Ashley’s direction, the coaching staff will prepare our Seven Hills Barracudas for another fantastic summer season. Coach Ashley is excited to lead our team not only in the traditional quest for another championship, but, more importantly, in a summer of fun, fitness, team spirit and good sportsmanship.

If you have questions about swim team not addressed below, please contact Team Reps Marcy Rehse at marcyrehse@msn.com, Debbie Van Slyke at debvanslyke89@gmail.com or Coach Ashley at triash@gmail.com.

COACHES’ AND SWIMMERS’ COMMITMENTS: Our 7 Hills coaching staff are committed to helping young swimmers develop lifelong fitness skills and fulfill their potential for competitive swimming in the Nashville Swim League. Realizing this potential means that swimmers must commit to attending several workouts per week where they will gain fitness and at least two dual meets where they will gain experience competing.

REGISTRATION: Online registration for swim team will open Saturday, April 7th. Download the
 Swim Team Registration Form. Swimmers and parents can also register at the Swim and Dive Team Kick-off at the Seven Hills clubhouse on Sunday April 22, 3:00-5:00 pm.

Because the Nashville Swim League (NSL), is keeping our team dues the same as last season, 7 Hills will be able to do the same for our swimmers! Our 7Hills dues for the 2018 swim season will be: $185 for swimmers ages 7 and up and $160 for swimmers ages 6 years old and under. 7Hills dues can be paid by check or credit card.

Drop by the clubhouse anytime between 3:00 pm and 5:00pm on April 22nd to register, pick-up a complimentary team t-shirt and swim cap if registration dues are paid. You can also order a new team swim suit if your swimmer needs one with the Agon representatives who will be present for sizing. Don’t forget to say hello to Coach Ashley!

COMPLIANCE AND WINTER SWIMMING TIMES: All swimmers who swam competitively this winter for a club team or school team must email Margaret Massey at MCMassey5@iCloud.com with their winter race times and the name of their school or club team. This information is important in order to complete required NSL Compliance paperwork before the start of the summer season. Please send times and team names ASAP!!!

PRE-SEASON TUNE-UP: The SwimFit program at Nashville Aquatic Club (NAC) is offering a summer league pre-season tune-up again this year. It is a great way to get a jump start on swim fitness and learning stroke-specific details. Check-out www.SwimNAC.com > SwimFit >Camps and Clinics for days/times and cost. May 19th: NAC is partnering with the Nashville Dolphins and offering a start/ turn clinic for different age groups. Details are linked HERE.  (flyer attached). Week of May 20th: Stroke clinics offered to help swimmers get a basic foundation heading into the summer. Details are linked HERE (flyer attached).

SUMMER PRACTICES: The first practice of our 2018 season will be on Tuesday, May 29th.  Our regular weekly practice schedule will be as follows:

Monday thru Saturday

11yrs & up      7:45 to 9am
7 to 10yrs      9am to 10am
6 & Under     10am to 10:30

Afternoon practice is held Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5pm to 6pm. Please note that afternoon practices are not the best option for the 6 & Under age group; they are best served in the morning practice slot. We only have two lanes of the pool in the afternoon, so it is difficult to mix our youngest swimmers in the lanes with our older swimmers and give everyone the coaching attention they need. If afternoons are the only practices that your 6 & Under swimmer can attend, please talk to Coach Ashley before bringing your little one to an afternoon practice.

SUMMER MEET SCHEDULE: Our dual meets are held on Tuesdays. Swimmers in the 6 & Under, 7 & 8, and 9 & 10 years old age groups swim in the morning, and swimmers who are 11 years old and up swim in the afternoon. The morning meets generally run from roughly 8:00-12:00, and the afternoon sessions generally run from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Our 2018 Dual Meet Season dates and match-ups are as follows:

June 2nd HOME:             MOCK MEET!!!  7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (This meet will be run as a real meet to give all our swimmers a chance to practice their skills before our first dual meet.)
June 5th AWAY:            7 Hills v Cottonwood

June 12th HOME:           Sequoia v 7Hills

June 19th HOME:           Hillwood v 7 Hills

June 26th AWAY:           7 Hills v Richland

July 3rd:                 BYE for all NSL swim teams

July 10th:                BYE for 7 Hills

City Meet: The end of the season City Meet Championship is held at the Centennial Sportsplex. The Nashville Swim League requires swimmers to swim a minimum of TWO dual meets in order to be eligible to swim in the City Meet. The City Meet championship will follow a different schedule this year than last year.

Friday July 13th

Session 1 (morning):                Swimmers 6 & Under

Session 2 (afternoon):             Swimmers 11 & up

Saturday July 14th

All Day:                                   Swimmers 7 & 8 AND 9 & 10

 

TEAM SOCIAL EVENTS: Don’t miss the fun events being planned for our swim team this summer! Put the following events on your family’s calendar:

April 22rd:    3:00-5:00PM       Swim & Dive Team Registration Kick-off
June 5th:       Ice Cream Social after our first swim meet
June 23rd:    Swim-a-thon & Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Nashville Dolphins
June 28th:     Late Night Swim for 11 & ups
July 10th:      Pasta Dinner & Poster Making prep rally for City Meet
July 15th:      Team end of season banquet @ 7 Hills in the evening

PARENT JOB SIGN-UP: It truly takes a village to run a summer swim season! Each participating family is responsible for completing a minimum of 3 volunteer jobs over the course of the swim season. Volunteer job descriptions and sign-ups will be listed on the team website under the Team Functions tab; sign-up goes live May 12th.

Please note that the Hospitality jobs for each swim meet are reserved for parents of our 6 & under swimmers and 1st time swim team families as these positions allow parents the most flexibility during a swim meet to tend to the needs of their swimmers.  The majority of Hospitality jobs involve donating food.

Parents of “seasoned” swimmers (swimmers who have been on the team for a couple years), please consider becoming a stroke and turn judge. There is an online certification process, accessed under the Resources tab for the Nashville Swim League website (https://www.teamunify.com/Home.jsp?_tabid_=0&team=recnsl ). Certification takes about 45 mins to complete, and we will provide a live training/review at the pool before the first meet. This training also allows you as parents to understand the strokes and rules to better serve your swimmers. We are a big team. We should be able to cultivate a big enough pool of certified parent stroke-and-turn judges that this job is shared by many over the season rather than repeatedly filled by only a few parents. Thanks for considering it!