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Mansfield Aquatic Club

Parent Orientation Class


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What is Mansfield Aquatic Club?

  • USA Swimming Sanctioned Swimming Team

    • Grass-roots of the USA Swimming Olympic Program

      All of the athletes you see in the Olympic Games began with a team like the Mansfield Aquatic Club, somewhere in the United States.


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Philosophy & Expectations

  • 10 and under swimmers

    • Have Fun

    • Learn Proper Technique

    • Learn how to read a pace clock

    • Learn the expectations of behavior

      FUN & TECHNIQUE VS WORK


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Philosophy & Expectations

  • 11-12 swimmers (Intermediate School Age)

    • Have Fun

    • Further refinement of technique

    • Exposed to interval training

    • Coaches begin to stress work ethic

    • More emphasis on competition

      FUN & TECHNIQUE VS WORK


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Philosophy & Expectations

  • 13-14 Swimmers (Middle School Age)

    • Have Fun

    • Tweak Technique

    • Race specific training is introduced

    • Strong work ethic is expected

    • Competition is stressed

      FUN & TECHNIQUE VS WORK


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Philosophy & Expectations

  • 15-18 Swimmers (High School Age)

    • Have Fun (a different kind of fun)

    • Polish technique

    • Stroke and distance specific training

    • Fully committed to reaching full potential

    • Competition is what it’s all about

      FUN & TECHNIQUE VS WORK


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Success In Swimming

PERSEVERENCE IS KEY

  • Success in does not come after days and weeks, but after months and years.

  • “Feel” for the water does not come overnight


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Swim Practice

  • Attendance

    • Not mandatory until high school age

    • Common Sense: the more a swimmer attends, the faster they will progress

  • Daily Routine

    • Swimmers in the pool. Parents watch from upstairs.

    • Swim Shop is open 5:00 – 8:00 PM Daily

    • Check the web site for facility closings


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Swim Meets

  • Uniform

    • Blue/Gold team suit – available in the D&J Shop

    • Team Warm-ups: purchase upon promotion to the Silver Team

    • Team Cap to be worn at all meet

    • Swimmers sit with the team, not with mom and dad.


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Swim Meet Classifications

  • Senior Circuit Meets – Elite level meets for swimmers of high school and college age.

  • “A” Meets – Highest level of Competition for swimmers age 14 and under

  • “BB” Meets – Experienced Swimmers

  • “B/C” Meets – Beginner Meets

  • Age Groups: 8&U, 10&U, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18

  • Pools: Short Course, 25 yards / Long Course, 50 Meters

  • ..\My Documents\Time Standards.pdf


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Swim Meet Entries

MAC Entry Form.pdf

Order of Events.pdf


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Swim Meet Conduct

  • Role of the coach

    • Instruct

    • Give encouragement

    • Critique Performance

  • Role of the parent

    • Transportation

    • Sustenance

    • Love and Support


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Parent Involvement

  • Meet Operations

    • Computer

    • Awards

    • Officiating

    • Hospitality

      Social Events

    • Activity Coordinators


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Important Resources

  • MISD Natatorium & Mansfield Aquatic Club

    • www.mansfieldisd.org/aquatics

  • Mansfield Aquatic Club Blog

    • www.mansfieldaquatics.blogspot.com

  • North Texas Swimming

    • www.ntswim.org

  • USA Swimming

    • www.usaswimming.org


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QUESTION & ANSWER

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