2018 Aquatics Program
Chairpersons – Jenn Hite, Jenny Moles, and Kim Adams
Membership on the swim/dive team is open to all girls and boys 17 and under (age as of 6/15/18). The team participates in meets with other Division I clubs in the Fairfield County Swimming League. All parents of team members are required to volunteer at meets during the summer.
SWIM TEAM: The goal of our swim team is to foster team spirit and encourage individual progress. Children of the same age practice at the same time. The coaches enter swimmers in Green or White meets based on their swim times. The Green meets are more competitive than the White meets. An individual swimmer may swim in both Green and White meets during the summer. Not all young swimmers are ready for the swim team and may be encouraged to participate in the pre‑team program or lessons. Swim team members must be able to complete 25 meters (free/back) with proper breathing technique. The swim coach will recommend the appropriate placement for each child.
SWIM CLINICS offer team members an opportunity to develop and perfect stroke techniques. Clinics are held for 30 minutes, 4 days a week (time to be determined) and will concentrate each week on a different stroke. In addition, weekend clinics focusing upon the technical aspects of starts, turns, and finishes will be offered.
PRE-TEAM (swim/dive) is considered to be part of the swim/dive lessons program. The swim/dive lesson fee schedule applies for pre-team.
GROUP SWIM LESSONS are available for groups of 4–6 children. Group lessons meet for 30 minutes in the afternoon 4 days a week. Lessons can be scheduled for one week or for several weeks. The fee schedule and a sign-up sheet will be posted at the Club at the beginning of and throughout the season.
DIVE TEAM competes in dual meets along with the swim team throughout the summer. Diving team practice is held every day except during inclement weather and when it conflicts with meets. The head dive coach will recommend the appropriate placement for each child.
PRIVATE SWIM and DIVE LESSONS can be arranged directly with the coach of your choice. All lessons must be billed through MSX Club.
WATER POLO is an active part of the summer aquatics program. All children (age 8 or older) are welcome on the team. No prior water polo or swim team experience is necessary. The team has three different age groups, Midgets (10-year-olds & under*), Juniors (11 to 13-year-olds*) and Seniors (14 & over*) and competes in matches against FCSL Division 2 teams.
*All ages are as of 6/15/18. Please note that a child must be 8 years old by June 15, 2018 to participate in water polo.
Please check the website regularly for changes and updates
To register for any program, please check out our Middlesex Team Unify Registration Site by clicking here.
Swim Competition Categories are:
|8 & Under||10 & Under|
|12 & Under||14 & Under|
|17 & Under|
The meets will have freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, and individual medley events, as well as medley and freestyle relays.
Diving Competition Categories are:
|10 & Under||12 & Under|
|14 & Under||17 & Under|
The number and types of dives required vary according to the age group.
The lessons program will be divided into 4 different groups based on skill level and level of competition. All groups will meet 4 days per week for 30 minutes every Monday through Thursday, starting June 25. If a lesson is cancelled due to weather or a swim meet conflict, it will be made up on that Friday.
|This level is designed for new and beginning swimmers, teaching them paddle and kicking skills, front and back float with assistance. Maximum – 5 to 6 swimmers.|
|Beginning to swim independently, comfortable in water, front and back float without assistance. Rhythmic breathing introduced, beginning freestyle technique, streamline push off. Can swim width of the pool without stopping. Maximum – 5 to 6 swimmers.|
2018 AQUATICS SEASON IMPORTANT DATES:
- Thursday, May 31 – Swim Team Evaluation
- Thursday, May 31 – Swim Suit Try-On
- Monday, June 4th – FIRST DAY OF Swim Practice and RETURNING Diver Practice!
- Tuesday, June 12th – MANDATORY Parent Meeting – 7:30pm, Clubhouse – NO KIDS PLEASE
- Monday, June 18th – Dive Evaluation- new Divers
- Monday, June 25th – First AM Practice
- Tuesday, June 26th – First Meet AND Team Picture
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – AQUATICS FUN!
|Ice Cream Social||Monday, June 4th|
|Time Trials||Wednesday, June 20th|
|Spirit Dinner||Monday, June 25th|
|Donut Day||Tuesday, July 10th|
|Water Polo Pizza Night||Tuesday, July 17th|
|Banquet||Thursday, July 26th (raindate July 27th)|
Early Season Swim Practice (June 4th – June 22nd):
- 3:00-4:00 – Middle and High School Swimmers
- 4:00-4:30 – 8 and under team swimmers
- 4:30-5:15 – 9 and over Elementary School swimmers
- 5:30-6:00 – Pre-team (Monday-Thursday ONLY)
Early Season Dive Practice (June 4th – June 22nd; Monday-Thursday):
- 3:00-4:00 – Middle School and older divers
- 4:00-5:00 – Elementary School divers
Early Season Water Polo Practice T, W, Th – June 12, 13, 14 & June 19, 20, 21
- 6:00-7:00 – ALL AGES
Swim Practice Schedule – SUMMER 2018 Schedule – Begins Monday, June 25th:
- 8:00-8:45 – 8 and under
- 8:30-9:30 – 9 & 10s
- 9:00 – 10:30 – 11 and over
- 10:30 – 11:30 – camp lessons
- 1:00 – 1:30 – pre-team practice
- 12:00 – 3:00 – clinics and lessons
Dive Team Practice SUMMER 2018 – M-F Begins Monday, June 25th:
- 9:30 – 10:30 – 10 and under
- 10:30 – 11:30 – 11 and over
- Late Practice (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) – 2:00 – 3:00
- Pre-Team Practice (Monday-Thursday begins June 25): 8:45 – 9:15 OR 1:30 – 2:00 – must sign up weekly. If there is a home meet, the 8:45 session will be made up on a Friday and the 1:30 session will move to 2:00 pm
Water Polo Practice – SUMMER 2018 – Begins Monday, June 25th:
Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays
- Midgets (10 and under): 5:00 – 5:45
- Junior & Seniors (11 and over): 5:45 – 6:30
Thursdays and Fridays
- Midgets (10 and under): 3:00 – 4:00
- Junior & Seniors (11 and overs): 4:00pm – 5:00pm
2018 Swim/Dive Meet Schedule
|June 26th||Roxbury at Middlesex||8:30/11:00 (Team Picture)|
|June 28th||WAVENY at Middlesex||9:00/11:00|
|June 29th||White Meet Newfield at MSX||8:00 warm-up/8:30 start|
|July 3rd||Middlesex at Newfield||9:00/11:00|
|July 9th||Darien Relays||At CCD|
|July 11th||Nickname Relays||At Greenwich CC|
|July 12th||Middlesex at Rocky Point||10:00/12:00|
|July 18th||Shore & Country at Middlesex||9:00/11:00|
|July 19th||Darien Champs||Woodway|
|July 25th, 26th, 27th||Dive Counties||TBD|
|July 25th||Middlesex at Innis Arden||3:30 SWIM/5:00 DIVE|
|July 26th||White Meet at Roton Point||9:00 warm-up/9:15 start|
|August 3rd||White Meet at MSX with Newfield & Shore and Country||8:00 warm-up/8:30 start|
|August 7th||Divisionals||AT Middlesex|
|August 11th||Counties||AT Roxbury|
2018 Water Polo Match Schedule
|June 27th||MSX at Woodway||5:00, 6:00, 7:00|
|July 10th||Stamford Yacht at MSX||5:00, 6:00, 7:00|
|July 12th||MSX at WAVENY||5:00, 6:00, 7:00|
|July 17th||New Canaan FC at MSX||5:00, 6:00, 7:00|
|July 16th||Innis Arden at MSX||5:00, 6:00, 7:00|
|July 31st||MSX at Millbrook||5:00, 6:00, 7:00|