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Mansfield Aquatic Club Parent Orientation Class What is Mansfield Aquatic Club? USA Swimming Sanctioned Swimming Team Grass-roots of the USA Swimming Olympic Program

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mansfield aquatic club

Mansfield Aquatic Club

Parent Orientation Class

what is mansfield aquatic club
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.

philosophy expectations
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

philosophy expectations5
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

success in swimming
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
swim practice
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
swim meets
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.
swim meet classifications
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
swim meet entries
Swim Meet Entries

MAC Entry Form.pdf

Order of Events.pdf

swim meet conduct
Swim Meet Conduct
  • Role of the coach
    • Instruct
    • Give encouragement
    • Critique Performance
  • Role of the parent
    • Transportation
    • Sustenance
    • Love and Support
parent involvement
Parent Involvement
  • Meet Operations
    • Computer
    • Awards
    • Officiating
    • Hospitality

Social Events

    • Activity Coordinators
important resources
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