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Practices

2021 practices will begin the first day after Memorial Day that there is no school for NKCSD. TBA is the FISRT DAY. Be ready for Dry Land and in PE type Clothes.

We will be practicing at the New Mark-Brookings neighborhood pool.

Meets will be held at Willow Farm Pool .

The 2021 practice schedule is TBA but may follow years past and will be the same for Monday - Thursday. Friday Optional practice time TBA

Roster Group Practice Times Practice Pool
8 under 7:15-8:00 New Mark
9-10 8:00-8:45 New Mark
11-12 8:45-9:30 New Mark
13 and over 9:30-10:15 New Mark
ROOKIES 10:15-10:45 NEW Mark

Swimmers and Rookies practice Monday - Thursday. Friday there is a Fun Swim at NEW MARK on days to be announces. Weeks without meets may have regular weekday practices on Fridays - schedule changes will be sent via email, Facebook and Twitter. Rookies do not practice on Fridays, but are welcome at Fun Swim.

Practice Procedures – Daily practices are used to build strength, improve skills and increase speed. Swimmers should make every effort to attend daily practices. If a swimmer finds it necessary to miss practice, please advise the coach as soon as possible. Practice will be canceled if there is lightning or thunder in the area. However, we will practice in rain. Please check your e-mail or your Twitter feed (follow @NewMarkSwim) for updates and last minute changes.

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Rookie Assistant Program

Rookie Assistant

Coaching Mentorship Program

New Mark Swim Team offers the opportunity for older swimmers (13 yrs as of June 1, 2021) on the team to volunteer as a Rookie Assistant enabling them to be groomed for possible future coaching opportunities with the team. Rookie Assistants will work with the coaching staff in small group instruction at our Rookie level practices. This affords the Rookie Assistants the chance to participate in and experience coaching youth swimmers. They also get to learn from our coaching staff a variety of teaching and coaching techniques. The coaching staff plays role of mentor to the Rookie Assistants through the season. Rookie Assistants become leaders of the team and also play mentor to younger swimmers. They have a big impact on our team not only the current season, but in years to come. The position is a great spring board for swimmers wanting to get into coaching after high school. Countless Rookie Assistants have gone on to be offered paid coaching positions with the team. The position of Rookie Assistant is a 100% volunteer role in which attendance is very important. Volunteer hours will be logged and signed for use of the volunteer.

Expectations of Rookie Assistants:
-Mandatory attendance
-Desire to learn about teaching and coaching techniques
-Communication with Coach Ethan and VP Meaghan Baker, including absences
-Positive mentorship of younger swimmers
-Demonstrate leadership among the team
-Develop relationships with younger swimmers and show them support at meets
-Logging of hours volunteered to be signed off by coach or designated person

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