2022 Chairpersons: Beatrice Repking, Jodie Scozzafava, and Betsy Hendrickson
Aquatics Email: email@example.com
The Aquatics Program is open to all children 17 and under (age as of 6/15/22). 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 preteam 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 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 electronic sign-ups will be sent 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 diving director 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 9 or older) are welcome on the team. No prior water polo or swim team experience is necessary. The team has three different age groups, Minis (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 6/15/22. Please note that a child must be 9 years old by June 15, 2022 to participate in water polo.
Please check the website regularly for changes and updates
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.
SWIM PRACTICE SCHEDULE
The swim team practices Monday through Friday, except on days that the pool is closed due to weather or a scheduled event. Call the Club or consult the website for updates on weather cancellations.
Summer 2022 Practice Schedule – Begins Monday June 20th
- 8:00 – 8:30 – Pre-team 1
- 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
- 12:30 – 1:00 – Guppy lessons*
- 1:00 – 1:30 – Dolphin Lessons and Pre-Team 2*
- 1:30 – 2:00 – Stroke Mechanics*
- 2:00 – 2:30 – 9 and over LEssons*
- Saturdays – Starts & Turns Clinic 10:00 – 11:00 (June 11)
- 8:00 – 9:15 – 11 and over
- 9:15 – 10:30 – All ages (9:00 – 9:15 dryland)
- 1:30 – 2:00 Dive Pre-Team* – must sign up weekly
*Note: On home meet days, start times are bumped by 30 minutes; older kids who usually go to lessons at 12:30 will start at 1:00; pre-team will start at 1:30; stroke mechanics and pre-team dive at 2:00, etc
- Minis (10 and under): 10:45-11:00 (dryland) – 11:00 – 11:30 (pool)
- Juniors and Seniors (11 and over): 11:30 – 12:30
Group Lessons (4-7 year olds)
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 20th. 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.|
For swim, contact Marj Trifone: (203) 258-5115
For dive, contact Joe Somma: (203) 829-3097
SWIM / DIVE / WATER POLO TEAM AND LESSON FEES:
|Aquatic Team Fees (14 & Under)
|Aquatics fee includes team T-shirt, spirit events (excluding the Banquet), and personalized swim caps|
|Participation on one team (Swim or Dive)||$200||per child/ per season|
|Participation on two (Swim and Dive) teams||$275||per child/ per season|
|Water Polo||$150||per child/ per season|
|Participation on all three teams||$300||per child/ per season|
|15 & Over Team Fee||$25.00|
|Private Lesson – (Swim or Dive)||$50.00||per half hour|
(2 people) – Head Coach (Swim or Dive)
|$35.00||per half hour, per person|
(2 people) – Assistant Coach
(Swim or Dive)
|$25.00||per half hour, per person|
|Stroke Technique / Swim Pre Team / Group Swim Lessons (groups of 3 or more)||$50.00||per week
(4 half-hour lessons per week)
|Group Diving Lessons/Pre-Team||$45.00||per week
(4 half-hour lessons per week)
|Saturday Diving Clinic||$20.00||per hour|
|Starts & Turns Clinic||$20.00||per hour|
Lesson fees will not be prorated due to absences or illness.
Sign-ups for lessons will be on sign up genius.