St. Joseph -St. Thomas Swim Team
The 2012 St Joseph St. Thomas swim team season will be our 16th consecutive swimming season. There will be between 11 and 13 swimming sessions and consisting of 3 to 4 meets and 8 to 9 practices. Our practice sessions will mostly be held on Sunday afternoons at the beautiful pool on the campus of Wagner College and last approximately one hour. The 1st through 4th grades begin practice at 3:00pm. The 5th through 8th grades begin practice at or about 4:00m. We will provide a team calendar for the exact times of our events.
Wagner College is located on Howard Avenue, about 3 blocks off of Clove Road. Swimmers are expected to be at the pool approximately 15 minutes before the practice begins so that they can change into their swimsuits and be in the water for the start of the practice. Travel time from our parish is approximately 20 minutes so please plan accordingly.
Our season will begin in February or March of 2012. The first few weeks of the season will be dedicated to learning the competitive swimming strokes and other techniques. The first swimming meet will be an intra-mural meet in April. The swim meets last approximately 2 hours. All swimmers will be required to stay until the end of the meet. All of our swimming meets will be held during our practice time slot on Sundays. We have approximately 3 or 4 meets during the season.
The swim meets are very competitive, exciting and a lot of fun. Each swimmer should compete in two or three events each meet. No swimmer can compete in more than three events. Parents are required to watch the meets from the glass windows in the upstairs hallway that overlooks the pool.
Parents can also volunteer during the meets to be score-keper, lane timers and/or event card holder.
The swimming meet competition is divided into 4 groups:
Team swimsuits are not required. However, most team member will have the team suit and they are strongly recommended. Team swim caps are also recommended Details will follow.
Swimming Team Moderators:
Eva Cusack, Peter Musto (SJST Swim Team - email@example.com)
718-227-8440 Cell - 917-750-6318
718-317-2071 Cell - 347-247-5846