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2019 Practice Schedule

The BCC Sharks Swim Team has two swimming pools available for practice:

Ability Based Practice Groups :  What Group Am I In?

Both after-school and summer morning practices will be arranged by ability. Your swimmer will be practicing with the group that best suits their swimming ability. (Note: evening summer practices will be semi-mixed ability groups.) Our coaches and board feel that our swimmers will learn and improve faster in their swimming if they are training alongside swimmers with similar skills. Prior to the first day of practice, you will be notified of the practice group to which your swimmer has been assigned. 

Previous Sharks Swimmers may attend one of the Swim Evaluations in order to be evaluated for a different practice group. If you do not attend an evaluation, you will be placed in a group by the coaches. Please show up on the first day to the practice group listed on your SwimTopia account. Groups will be posted the week prior to the first day of practice.

Swimmers will be evaluated at the Waterloo Swim Center on Saturday, March 2, 2019 and/or Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 3:15pm. 

Watch for Remind, Facebook, Twitter alerts, and web site announcements for times when the practice schedule might vary due to pool conflicts, weather, maintenance and other unforeseen circumstances.

Inclement Weather Practice Cancellation Guidelines

Here are some guidelines Sharks coaches will use when determining whether or not to cancel practice:

  • If there is thunder and/or lightning, practice definitely will be cancelled. 
  • Practice will not be cancelled due to rain alone; we will swim in the rain unless the amount of rain makes it difficult to see the swimmers in the pool. 

The Sharks use Remind and Twitter to send practice cancellation alerts so be sure to follow us!
Learn more.

AFTER SCHOOL PRACTICE SCHEDULE

April 27- May 21

Spicewood Pool

Group Description    Time
Great White
Sharks
Swimmers in this group will focus on making freestyle and backstroke legal. Possible introduction to breaststroke and butterfly. 5:00 - 5:45PM
Hammerhead
Sharks

Swimmers in this group swim freestyle and backstroke legal and will work on making breaststroke and butterfly legal. 5:45 - 6:30PM
Tiger Sharks
Swimmers in this group can swim all four strokes legal most of the time and will work toward racing all four strokes. 6:30 - 7:15PM

Balcones Pool

Thresher Sharks

Swimmers in this group swim and race all four strokes legal. 4:30 - 5:30PM
Whale Sharks

This group will be fine tuning all four strokes. 5:30 - 6:30PM
Bull Sharks
This group will be working on racing skills along with increased endurance and speed training while maintaining good technique. 6:30 - 7:30PM
Megalodons
This group will focus heavily on distance with efficiency. 6:30 - 7:30PM



SUMMER MORNING PRACTICE SCHEDULE

May 22- Divisionals Meet

Balcones Pool

Group Description    Time
Whale Sharks
This group will be fine tuning all four strokes. 8:00 - 9:00AM
Bull Sharks
This group will be working on racing skills along with increased endurance and speed training while maintaining good technique. 9:00 - 10:00AM
Megalodons
This group will focus heavily on distance with efficiency. 10:00 - 11:30AM


Spicewood Pool

Great White Sharks
Swimmers in this group will focus on making freestyle and backstroke legal. Possible introduction to breaststroke and butterfly. 8:00 - 8:45AM
Hammerhead
Sharks
Swimmers in this group swim freestyle and backstroke legal and will work on making breaststroke and butterfly legal. 8:45 - 9:30AM
Tiger Sharks
Swimmers in this group can swim all four strokes legal most of the time and will work toward racing all four strokes. 9:30 - 10:30AM
Thresher Sharks
Swimmers in this group swim and race all four strokes legal. 10:30-11:30AM


EVENING SUMMER PRACTICE

May 22- Divisionals Meet

Spicewood Pool

Evening Practice (by request)
Description
5:30-6:30PM
Great White and Hammerhead Shark practice groups.   
( more info)
6:30-7:30PM
Tiger, Thresher, Whale, Bull and Megalodon Shark practice groups
( more info)

Evening Summer Practices (Spicewood Pool)

Due to the limited number of practice slots, evening summer practices are limited to those families with parents working away from the home. Evening practices are offered Monday-Friday beginning May 22 at the Spicewood Pool.

  • Spots in evening practices are limited and will be made available to accommodate families with two working parents, who are UNABLE to get their swimmer to morning summer practice due to work schedules.
  • Spots will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis and once an evening practice time becomes full it will be closed.
  • NEW THIS SEASON...morning swimmers may attend an occasional evening practice if their morning session was missed that day IF SPACE PERMITS. This means you may show up to the evening practice (of your same ability level group) but understand that you MAY NOT BE ALLOWED to attend practice if the coaches feel the pool is too full to safely conduct practice. Open space in the pool will be granted on a first come first served basis and all regular evening swimmers will be given pool priority. This is applicable for evening swimmers needing to attend an occasional morning practice as well.
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