Gypsy Dolphin Swim Team
Our mission statement:
“The Gypsy swim team teaches swimmers the values of teamwork, good sportsmanship, perseverance, and respect through hard work and determination. A Gypsy swimmer will always be encouraged to keep improving, but will never be reprimanded for losing. We value every swimmer as an individual and as a member of our team. Above all, we desire to teach a lifelong love for the sport of swimming that will stick with the child even after he or she has left the team.”
Junior Swim Team: Jess Sheffield
Beginner/ Intermediate/Advanced Team Coaches:
Head Coach: Lindsey Jackson
Requirements: The practices for the swim team are more energy-intensive than regular swim lessons. As such, the team will have minimum requirements for enrollment. There are two sets of requirements for the team:
Juniors: A swimmer must be able to swim 25 yrds unassisted in freestyle, backstroke and be able to tread water. Students in Jr III Invitation Only classes are eligible without a swim test. All others must schedule a swim test with Coach Jess before registering for Junior Swim Team.
Intermediate: A swimmer must be able to complete three separate 50 yd. swims in Free, Back, and Breast (with rest in between) to be eligible for Intermediate Swim Team.
Advanced: A swimmer must be able to complete a 100 yd. Individual Medley (I.M) without stopping to be eligible for swim team. (A 100 yd. I.M is four laps of Fly, Back, Breast, Free in that order)
Potential Swim Team members will need to schedule an evaluation to be placed in the correct level.
Practice Times & Days & Cost:
Juniors (5 & 6 yrs old) Will re-start February 2019
Practice Wednesdays, 5:00pm- 5:50pm
Clinics: Saturdays from 12:10pm-1:00pm.
Meet Days: 3rd Saturday of each month, from 3:00-6:00pm
Cost: $115/mo (includes Saturday clinic)
Beginner Level Options:
Mondays, 5:45pm – 6:40pm
Thursdays, 6:00pm- 7:00pm
Clinic: Saturdays, 3:00-4:00pm
Intermediate & Advanced Practice
Mondays: Mixed, Intermediate/Advanced, 6:45pm -8:05pm
Wednesdays: Mixed, Intermediate/Advanced: 6:45pm-8:05pm
Thursdays: Advanced, 7:05pm-8:05pm
Fridays: Intermediate, 6:00pm-7:00pm, Advanced, 7:05-8:05pm
Clinics are offered each Saturday from 4:00pm-6:00pm except meet days, for swimmers who want to come improve their technique.
Meets are 3rd Saturday of each month, from 3:00-6:00pm.
Cost: $115 One night plus Saturday clinic, $165 two nights plus Saturday clinic, $210 three nights plus Saturday clinic.
Please plan on attending as many practices and clinics as possible. Regression happens in swimming more quickly than any other sport. Swimmers who are frequently absent will start falling behind very soon! Withdrawal from Gypsy Swim Team requires a 30 day notice.
In-house Swim Meets:
This is designed to give our swimmers focus as to why they should give 100% in practice. We will need parent volunteer lane timers to help with the swim meets. If you are interested in getting involved at the meets please let us know!
Sound like something your child might be interested in? We promise you, there is no more effective or more fun way to learn intermediate and advanced swim skills than by being on a swim team.
Questions? Give us a call at 919-255-1931.