Open to children ages 5 to 16, the Otters Swim Team will race against teams from the Thornwood, Fox Mill, Windings, and Geneva Country Club neighborhoods. Over the course of an eight-week program, each team will compete head-to-head once, culminating in a championship meet at the end.
Swim team is a
great social outlet for participants and parents! It’s affordable and fun, too. Swimmers will have
three practices per week and participate in local swim meets to be held on Thursday nights and/or Saturday
mornings. Participants receive a team cap and t-shirt.
Swimming is an individual activity and a team sport. Children can easily set and achieve tangible goals. The
harder they work, the sooner they’ll notice improvements in fitness and self-confidence.
Cancelled practices due to inclement weather will be made up the week of July 30.
The minimum requirements per age group are as follows:
Ages 5-8: Swim 25 yards freestyle with face
in the water and side-air breathing; 25 yards of backstroke
and have a concept of the breaststroke.
Ages 9-10: Swim continuously for 50 yards freestyle
with side-air breathing, 50 yards of backstroke and have a
concept of breaststroke and butterfly.
Ages 11-16: Swim continuously for 200 yards
of freestyle with side-air breathing, 200
yards backstroke and 50 yards breaststroke and butterfly.
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Link online registration.
For information on stroke clinics, click here.
Team Colors: Royal Blue & White
Team T-shirt: Shirts will be handed 1st and 2nd week of practice.
Team Cap: Each participant will be handed a team cap at practice. Replacement caps will be available for purchase $4 per cap.
Team Suit: We have chosen a plain royal blue suit. You may purchase it on your own. We will also have set up for the Swim Team Store to attend a practice on June ?? and parents may order a suit through at this time.
Information: We will be doing weekly newsletter to update you with any information. We will also be asking for e-mails addresses to send important information to you automatically.
June 12, 6:30pm
A picture day has been scheduled for Wednesday, June 19 at 6:30pm at Otter Cove. The pictures will probably last until 8pm. Please make sure your child is dressed in Team T-shirt and suit. Group and individual pictures will be done. Order forms will be distributed the first week of practice. Please bring order form completed to picture day.
End of Year Team Banquet: Monday, July 29 at 6:30pm
June 13 at Foxmill
June 20 - NO MEET
June 27 at Swanson Pool
July 4 - NO MEET
July 11 at Windings
July 18 at Thornwood
July 25 - Relay Meet at Swanson Pool
Times for these meets will be set 2 weeks prior to the meet – All Thursday meets are in the evening.
What to do if bad weather occurs before practice:
The coach and pool management will determine if there will be practice. One hour before a practice, you may call Otter Cove Aquatic Park at 630-513-4377 or Pottawatomie Community Center at 630-513-6200 to determine if practice has been cancelled. This decision will not be made prior to 4:30pm for night practices and 5:30am for morning practices.
What to do if bad weather occurs during practice:
The coach and pool management will determine to end practice in inclement weather conditions (lightning, thunder, heavy rain…). All patrons will be asked to leave the water and pool deck. The coach and team will be directed to the hall ways inside the main building (building B) of Otter Cove Aquatic Park. Kids will be allowed to call for rides. Coach will remain on site until all participants are picked up.
For information on Pottawatomie Porpoises, click here