Swim Team

 

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

The 2017 summer swim season brings back awesome Head Coach Ashley Whitney, Senior Assistant Coach Ashley Williams, and several of our junior assistant 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 Rep Debbie Van Slyke by email debvanslyke89@gmail.com or Coach Ashley 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 April 1st. 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 23, 3:00-5:00 pm.

To cover the annual costs of the new software required by NSL, all NSL teams’ dues will increase $10 per swimmer this summer. Thus, our 7Hills dues for the 2017 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 23rd to register, pick-up a complimentary team t-shirt and swim cap if registration dues are paid, order a new team swim suit if your swimmer needs one, and 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 Coach Ashley with their winter race times so that she can complete required NSL Compliance paperwork before the start of the summer season. Send times to triash@gmail.com by May 1.

PRE-SEASON TUNE-UP
The SwimFit program at Nashville Aquatic Club (NAC) is offering a summer league pre-season tune-up the week of May 22nd. 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.

SUMMER PRACTICES
The first practice of our 2017 season will be on Tuesday, May 30th.  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 2017 Dual Meet Season dates and match-ups are as follows:
June 6th
 HOME:  Cottonwood v 7 Hills

June 13th   
HOME: Richland v & 7Hills

June 20th
   AWAY: 7 Hills v Sequoia

June 27th 
  AWAY: 7 Hills v Hillwood

July 4th   
BYE for all NSL swim teams

July 11th   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 in previous years.
Friday July 14th – Swimmers 11 & Up (meet will start around 12:00 pm)
Saturday July 15th – Swimmers 6 & Under (session #1 in the morning)
Swimmers 7 & 8 years old (session #2 late morning-early afternoon)
Swimmers 9 & 10 years old (session #3 mid to late afternoon)

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 23rd 3:00-5:00:  Swim & Dive Team Registration Kick-off
June 6th:  Ice Cream Social after our swim meet
June 14th Late night swim for swimmers 11 years old and up
June 24th:  Swim-a-thon & Pancake Breakfast fundraiser for the Nashville Dolphins
June 28th:  Late Night Swim for 11 & ups
July 12th:  Pasta Dinner & Poster Making prep rally for City Meet
July 16th 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 1.

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. 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!