Hello parents and swimmers,
Welcome to the 2016 Swim Season! The team is excited to begin the new year with a new coaching staff. Cate Yackey (AMHS Math Teacher) and Deb Ware (AMHS Director of Guidance) will serve as assistant coaches, and the new head coach is Jonas Sosa.
The coaching staff can always be reached by email:
PARENT VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:
The team is in need of parent volunteers to sign up to be officials and starters. These are key positions within the team when we host or go on the road to compete. Without parent volunteers, the sport of swimming could not happen. To volunteer, parents need to attend one of the following training sessions:
Officials Registration / Exam - to act as meet referee or starter at a local meet or any role in the SCHSL State meet, you must be registered on the SCHSL Arbiter site. Registration instructions are attached. Please know that registration cost is $35. In addition, all prospective referees and starters must complete the online rules exam found at https://exams.nfhs.org/ . It is an open book exam with a minimum score of 80%. It can be taken anytime before August 30th, but must be successfully completed prior to fulfilling the meet referee or starter role in an SCHSL meet.
- Stroke and Turn Clinic #1 - will take place on August 2 at Stall HS. The start time will be approximately 6:45 pm.
- Stroke and Turn Clinic #2 - will take place on August 10th at 6:30 pm at Bishop England HS (363 Seven Farms Drive on Daniel Island – Room 110B – Park in lot to left of school if facing front from Seven Farms Drive).
Stroke & Turn clinics will NOT replace the training for starters and referees. S&T is only for those who wish to officiate the actions in the water. Referees & Starters are the individuals responsible for the administration of the meet itself.
Coming soon - should be finalized by August 7th.
Tryouts/Practice starts August 1st from 4-6 at the Danny Jones pool. (Monday through Friday)
First Day of Practice swimmers must have:
Physical (see athletic department for proper form; must be dated after April 15)
Parent participation permission form (attached to physical form)
Copy of birth certificate for all freshmen and anyone who is new to sports at our
The staff looks forward to seeing everyone there!
Mrs. Yackey, Ms. Ware, and Mr. Sosa.