Miller Swim School offers two Swim Teams that anyone 6 years and older can join. Swimmers that are ready to take their swimming skills to the next level can join the Club Swim Team.
Age Range 6 & Up
Practices: Miller Swim Team must attend at least TWO practices a week, with the option of adding a third day.]
Fees: Competition is not a required aspect of Swim Team, however, most participants do compete. Competition schedules come out several times a year and will be distributed as the Coach receives them.
The exercise equipment is mandatory as it gets used on a regular basis. All equipment may be ordered through our Pro Shop at the Front Desk
Swim team participants receive a 25% off discount on all gear except goggles.
Arrival – Swimmers will need to check in with the Coaches and they will be guided to the team location and parents will be directed where to sit.
Warm-Ups – The host team will provide what time and what lanes the warm-ups will be held in. Coach Logan will then direct the swimmers to the appropriate lanes. During warm-ups swimmers are to swim a warm up that is approved by coaches
Team Meeting – After swimmers finish their warm-ups they are to return to the team location. Coaches will then gather up the team, take roll and have a brief motivational speech. Then the Coaches will get the relay teams staged for the start of the meet.
Relays – At approximately 6pm the relays will begin and the meet will start. All races follow the same flow. Younger age division goes first and then the older kids follow. After the swimmers get done with the relay race, they are to return to the team area and get the swimmers ready to compete in Freestyle.
Freestyle – Once the relays are over the Freestyle portion of the meet will begin. Again it will start with the 6 and under division with the girls competing before the boys. After the 6 and under go then the 7 & 8 division, then 9 & 10, etc. After the Freestyle event swimmers are to return to the team area and get ready for Backstroke.
Backstroke – Once the Backstroke begins the flow of the meet has been established and swimmers begin to know where to go. Backstroke follows the same order as freestyle
Breaststroke – Same as the other strokes
Butterfly & IM’s – These races are usually the last events of the meet and they follow the same order as the other events. Once the swimmers have completed their 3 events they are free to go. Coach Logan would like for the swimmers to come and tell him good-bye and give them the last bit of coaching advice from their evening.
Ribbons and Times – Depending upon if the meet is done electronically or by hand, that will determine when Miller will get the Results and Ribbons. Once Coach Logan receives the information we will post it and print off a couple of copies of the results and they will be on the front desk for viewing. Swimmers and parents are responsible for keeping up with their own kid’s times. If there are any discrepancies or changes that need to be done to the results please bring it to the coaches attention and he will try to resolve the situation. As soon as we receive the ribbons they will pass them out at the end of practices. Again, if a swimmer has not received their ribbons please inform Coach Logan
There is a trap that many parents fall into. It works like this: A swimmer receives seri- ous coaching/training for the first time and many defects begin to be corrected. Natu- rally the swimmer will show great amounts of improvement the first and second sea- sons of competition. This is great as long as it is kept in perspective because, sooner or later, every swimmer will level off and the long normal process of working for every tenth of a second will begin. The problem, or trap, is that many parents fix their expec- tations based on these early performances so that when their swimmer does level off, they think that something has gone wrong. They begin to accuse their children of slack- ing off in practice, not trying, or even worse, of not being able to do it. The way for you to avoid this trap is to always find something to praise in your child’s performance. Your children are subjected to many negative influences today that tend to make them fee that they are less than others. It is your job to continually praise, to put them UP, and to let them know that they are unique the way they are and that they are doing a fine job, in a great sport.