NFST Practice Meet

    Practice Meet: Saturday, June 4

    The first half of our season culminates in our Red+Blue practice meet on Saturday morning.

    Last chance for Meet Entry: Calendar

    • Meet Entry for the June 4 Practice Meet closes tonight, June 2, at 7:00PM.
    • Meet Entry for the June 6 Away Meet vs Plaza Oaks closes Saturday, June 4, at 7:00PM.

    If you do not Opt In/Out by the deadline, we will assume your swimmer is unavailable and they will not be entered in any events.

    Coaches Message

    This week we started increasing the yardage in all practices. 6&Unders continued to improve their freestyle and backstroke techniques. 7/8s and 9/10s focused on butterfly and breaststroke. And the 11&Ups worked on conditioning in the water and turns. Overall it was a great week of practice!

    Our plan for next week’s practices are posted under weekly workouts: Resources.

    We saw great improvement at the stroke clinic on Tuesday and anticipate the same for this afternoon. Due to the success of the clinic we’ve decided to implement them more regularly into our schedule. Please stay tuned for upcoming dates for future stroke clinics.

    This Saturday, June 4th, is our Red and Blue Practice Meet! Attendance at the Practice Meet is highly encouraged, as the times recorded on Saturday will be used to seed our Monday meet against Plaza Oaks. We will email the Practice Meet Heat Sheet on Friday evening and send Meet Results on Saturday evening. If your child cannot attend the practice meet we will get their times Friday morning during practice.  Go Sharks!

    Head Coach Jack Brennan: [email protected]

    Head Coach Charlie Williams: [email protected]

    Practice Meet Schedule

    7:30AM: Swimmer/Volunteer Arrival

    • Volunteers - Please check in at the Volunteer Table to get name tag, directions, and supplies.
    • Swimmers - Please check in with your wranglers and stay with your age group.

    7:30AM: Warm Ups by age group

    7:55AM: Welcome Announcements

    8:00AM: Meet Start

    • You may leave the meet once your swimmer events and volunteer duties are completed.
    • Please have your swimmer check out with their age group wranglers before leaving.


    Breakfast concessions will be served at the meet - bring cash and enjoy breakfast on the pool deck! Breakfast tacos prepared by the McKnight family and cold brew coffee provided by Verbena Coffee. Thank you to our generous concessions donors! We'll also have cold drinks, snacks, and sweet treats. The concessions stand is Cash Only.

    What to Bring

    Please walk, bike, or arrive in as few cars as possible – the parking lot will fill. Swimmers should wear team suits and please pack towels, goggles, swim caps, water bottles, sunscreen, cash, camp chairs, and patience. Label everything. There is down-time while swimmers wait for their next race. Bring cards, coloring books, or small activities to help occupy swimmers in between events. Swimmers will sit together by age group. Parents, please encourage your swimmer to remain with his/her age group. We need this coordination to keep the meet running smoothly.

    What to Expect

    Swim meets are organized chaos and practice meets are…practice! If you don’t understand something, please ask. We expect there to be a few mistakes as swimmers and volunteers learn meet protocol. We have 200 swimmers and many who are new to the team. We use the practice meet to fine-tune our skills before we have a real meet. Please let us know if you see something that needs to be tweaked and please help if you see a need. This is a great opportunity for volunteers to get hands-on training during a low stress event.

    Go Sharks!

    NFST Committee

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