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2017 Practice Schedule

Swim practice is held Monday - Friday, from May 1, 2017 to July 14, 2017.

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

Practice Groups 

Both after-school and summer morning practices will be arranged by ability, not age. Your swimmer will be practicing with the group that best suits their swimming ability. (Note: evening summer practices will be 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 (May 1), you will be notified of the practice group to which your swimmer has been assigned. Previous Sharks swimmers will be assigned based on the coach’s knowledge of their skills. New Sharks swimmers will be evaluated at the Waterloo Swim Center on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 3pm. This does not change where your child will sit or compete during swim meets. Swimmers will still be arranged by age group under the tents and compete in their age group as we have done in previous seasons. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our coaches.  Read this letter from the Sharks board president for more information about ability groups.

Watch for SHARK Flash (e-mail), 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 Twitter to send practice cancellation alerts so be sure to follow us!
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Please be aware that the schedule below is subject to change depending on our final enrollment numbers per age group.

After-School Practice Schedule (May 1, 2017 -  June 1, 2017)

Spicewood Pool

Group Description    Time
Great White
Sharks
Swimmers in this group can complete 25 freestyle without assistance. They will be working to learn and develop the other 3 strokes and starts. Monday-Friday
4:30 - 5:15PM
Hammerhead
Sharks
This group will be working to make all four strokes legal along with work on starts and turns. Monday-Friday
5:15 - 6:00PM
Tiger Sharks This group will be working on stroke technique, endurance, starts and turns. Monday-Friday
6:00 - 6:45PM
Thresher
Sharks
This group will be fine tuning strokes, turns and starts. Speed and endurance work will be introduced in this group.    Monday-Friday
6:45 - 7:30PM

Balcones Pool

Group Description Time
Whale Sharks This group will be fine tuning strokes, starts and turns while bringing in more endurance and speed training. Monday-Friday
4:30 - 5:30PM
Bull Sharks This group will be working on racing skills along with increased endurance and speed training. Monday-Friday
5:30 - 6:30PM
Megalodons This group will have the most yardage and intensity of all the groups. Monday-Friday
6:30 - 7:30PM

Summer Practice Schedule (June 2, 2017 -  July 14, 2017)

Evening summer practices beginning June 2 will be offered, by request. See below for more information.

Spicewood Pool

Group Description Time
Thresher
Sharks
This group will be fine tuning strokes, turns and starts. Speed and endurance work will be introduced in this group.  Monday-Friday
8:00 - 9:00AM
Tiger Sharks This group will be working on stroke technique, endurance, starts and turns.  Monday-Friday
9:00 - 10:00AM
Hammerhead
Sharks
This group will be working to make all four strokes legal along with work on starts and turns. Monday-Friday
10:00 - 11:00AM
Great White Sharks Swimmers in this group can complete 25 freestyle without assistance. They will be working to learn and develop the other 3 strokes and starts. Monday-Friday
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Evening Practice (by request)
Description
6-7PM
Mixed swimmers, spots assigned on request
( more info)
7-8PM
Mixed swimmers, spots assigned on request
( more info)

Balcones Pool

Group Description Time
Megalodons This group will have the most yardage and intensity of all the groups. Monday-Friday
8:00 - 9:30AM
Bull Sharks This group will be working on racing skills along with increased endurance and speed training. Monday-Friday
9:30 - 10:30AM
Whale Sharks This group will be fine tuning strokes, starts and turns while bringing in more endurance and speed training    Monday-Friday
10:30 - 11:30AM

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 June 2 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, but preference will be given to families who are UNABLE to attend morning practices due to parent's work schedules. 
  • During registration families who request a spot in evening practices will be asked for their preferred time slot. Although we will make every effort to accommodate preferences, it is not guaranteed that your swimmer will be placed into your preferred practice time. 
  • Swimmers who opt for a spot in evening practices will be committing to attending ONLY evening practices all summer. Unfortunately we will not be able to allow movement between morning and evening practices for any swimmers.
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