2019 Practice Schedule
While MCPS is in session, there will be afternoon practices only, Monday through Friday.
After the MCPS school year ends, morning practices will take place every morning, Monday through Friday; afternoon practices will take place on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. There are no PM practices on Wednesdays or Fridays. Buddy practices take place on Wednesday and Friday mornings, so older buddies will remain after practice to work with their little buddies.
Please remind your older swimmers that they are encouraged to join the 4 PM 8-and-under practice if late-afternoon thunderstorms are expected.
7:30-9 AM for Seniors (13-18)
8:45-10 AM for Juniors (9-12)
9:45-10:30 AM for Novices (8 and under)
9:45-10:15 AM for Beginners (Developmental)
9:45-10:15 AM Buddies (all swimmers) every Wednesday and Friday AM practice
4-4:30 PM for Beginners (Developmental)
4-4:45 PM for Novices (8 and under)
4:30-5:30 PM for Juniors (9-12)
5:15-6:30 PM for Seniors (13-18)
For most of the season, we offer eight practices a week. Swimmers are encouraged to attend as many as possible.
A few other things to remember:
- Practice will be cancelled if there is thunder or lightning. Every effort will be made to communicate as soon as possible, but occasionally, practice is cancelled on short notice.
- When late-afternoon thunderstorms are predicted, all swimmers are encouraged to attend the 4 PM practice.
- Practice groups are assigned by ability, not strictly by age. Please talk to Coach Terry or Coach Lilan if you have questions about your swimmer's practice assignment.
- Be prepared! Bring goggles, cap, and towel.