Welcome to the 2020 swim and dive clinic! We are open to Maplewood Club members only. Swimmers and divers practice according to their age and/or ability upon the instructor’s discretion. We are excited to announce that our new instructor will be Mark Kannengieszer! Mark is a member of the club and plays an active role in the swim community. With some assistance by Emma Rosenthal and some parent volunteers (3 per practice) we are eager to get the kids back into the water! Dive clinic will be offered by Nina Lombardi with many years of experience in swimming and diving!
Clinic will be offered on weekdays, Monday through Friday. Clinic begins Monday, June 29th and continues through Friday, August 7th. As we are venturing into unprecedented territory with our current COVID guidelines and restrictions, we hope to have some fun and offer events throughout the course of the summer to build camaraderie and Maplewood spirit! Our goal is to develop the abilities of the swimmers through fun and focused effective techniques. We would like to create a supportive environment for our parents and children. Clinic will consist of drills, stroke and turn work, and cardiovascular endurance activities.
Registration will be held at the pool on Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th from 2-4 pm. Paperwork will be available, but we prefer that you use the google form provided. The google form allows us to receive all of your information in a more efficient format. Please note that if you have more than one swimmer. you will have to fill out a separate form for each child. If your child participated in Junior Swim Team last year and you are a club member, then he/she will be able to participate in swim clinic. Please note: your child cannot practice in clinic unless your registration is complete and you have paid your dues. There will be no additional fees this year, just the cost for practice (no suits etc). Checks may be payable to Maplewood Swim Club. Due to the club’s new online system, please pay swim team balances separately from your club dues. If you need racing suits we would like to recommend Personal Best in Bensalem. Please note that we cannot keep items in the lost and found and your child is responsible for all of his/her belongings.
Equipment Needed: racing style suit, swim caps, goggles, flippers, 2-3 towels, water bottles are encouraged
** all items should be labeled with your child’s name
Practice Times for Swim:
Group 1 7:45-9:15
Group 2 9:30-10:30 Group 3: 10:45-11:30
You will receive an email as to which group your child will be placed in. This is the Instructor’s decision.
Practice Times for Dive: Group 1 8:00-9:00 Group 2 9:30-10:30
If your child will also be participating in swim clinic, he/she will have dive practice opposite his/her swim time.
Parent Volunteers will be needed from 8:00 -11:30 each day. A Sign-up genius will be sent out. This is a necessity as we are required to facilitate social distancing and safety.
In years past, we have run several fundraisers throughout the season to support our team. Money raised has gone towards various team costs, such as team equipment, gifts, and activities. There is definitely some equipment we will need to purchase just due to wear and tear. We ask that you participate in all fundraisers as we are a small club and we do our best to make it a fun experience for your children. As this year is uncharted territory, this year’s fundraising is unclear. If the summer regulations allow, we will sell popcorn, drinks and candy at movie and raft nights and if we can do anything else we will. Any other ideas are more than welcome. Remember to shop online at Swimoutlet.com via our affiliate site at www.swimoutlet.com/maplewood. This is a year round opportunity to help raise money for our team!
We look forward to seeing you all at registration! Thank you in advance for all your support!
Sincerely, Laura Pickford, Connie Faulk, Karen Dean firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Form: All forms must be completed before a child may practice. Your child must be a Maplewood member in order to participate.