When is swim season? October through January is the regular season. The season ends for most swimmers with the MTHSSA Middle TN Region championship meet at the end of January. Qualifiers will continue to train and compete at the TISCA High School State Championship Meet the second weekend of February.
When are tryouts? Monday October 2nd through Thursday October 5th, 4:00-5:30pm @ Napier Community Center.
Tryouts? How do I make the team? High school swimmers must be comfortable in the water and able to swim four lengths of the pool without stopping by the end of tryout week.
What is the practice/meet schedule? Practice and meet schedules are linked on the google calendar on your team's page.
Do I have to swim in meets? Yes. Part of being a team means competing with the team - We understand your first meet is hard but we know you can do it!
Swimming is not my primary sport - I'm just looking for offseason training. Perfect. You won't find a better sport for getting fit with minimal risk of injury
My sport/activity doesn't end until ____? You can join the swim team when your sport/musical/concert is over. Just keep us in the loop.
Communication: The team, parents, and coaches use the GroupMe app as our primary form of communication. High school swimmers will receive a link to sign up for their school's GroupMe
Meets: Meet sign ups are available 1 week before the meet. Coaching staff will determine meet entries. All swimmers are expected to attend meets, regardless of their skill level.
Registration Before practicing, students must complete the online registration form found on your team's page.
Fees: There is a participation fee per season. See your team's page for fee instructions. Fees go towards pool rental, coaching, and meet fees. High school swimmers will also need a practice suit, goggles, fins, and snorkel.
Swimmers who are practicing with their club team (NAC, Ensworth, Excel) are eligible for a discounted rate per season. This rate is available only to swimmers in their club's Senior groups or middle school age group as determined by coaches. (SwimFit & other non-competitive or pre-competitive groups are not eligible).
Parent Participation Each team will need a parent to act as volunteer coordinator. Email us if you are interested. A sign up will be sent out to sign up for volunteering at meets. Each family must provide a volunteer for at least one meet.
The swim team relies on parent participation in a variety of ways. Each family is required to volunteer during the season. The team is required to provide at least four timers each meet (no experience required). The swimmers love snacks and gatorade at the meets. Some swimmers need rides to the meets and practices. Swimmers love treat bags before meets. Sponsors for t-shirts and team travel are needed. And I am sure there are 100 other ways parents can help make the swim season great! Please reach out to April via email if you are interested in sponsoring the team or have helpful ideas.
Is swimming a school sport? Yes and no. Swimming is not governed by TSSAA therefore some schools recognize swimming as a club rather than a school sport. Swimming is governed by Middle Tennessee High School Swim Association (MTHSSA), Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (TISCA), and the National Federation of High School Sports (NFHS). Some swim meets are sanctioned by USA Swimming and/or Southeastern Swimming. We do not receive any funding from MNPS because swimming is not considered a school sport in MNPS.