Faithful Shepherd Stars Swimming
Swim Team – Grades K – 8 (Catholic Athletic Association)
FSCS Athletic Program provides an athletic experience in an educational environment that glorifies His example and represents the mission of Faithful Shepherd and our Catholic faith to:
Swimmer Expectations & Requirements:
Every swimmer will undergo an assessment at the beginning of the season. The assessment will help swim staff determine the practice level for the season.
All swimmers must be able to complete one length (25 yards) unassisted, meaning no stopping on lane line/wall or pushing off the bottom of the pool, to be eligible to join the team. This is a strict requirement for team eligibility from both a safety and liability standpoint as well as coaching efficiency/effectiveness.
Swimmers should come to the assessment with competition swimsuit, cap and goggles. Swimmers should arrive on time, ready to swim.
Swimming requires regular exposure to the water in order to maintain the “feel” for the water. Practices will be held two times per week in the evenings, at an ISD 196 pool. Level 1 swimmers should expect to swim 45 minutes and level 2 and 3 swimmers should expect to swim 1 hour 30 minutes per practice.
There are usually 2-3 regular season meets and one state meet each year, which is structured in a prelims/finals format. State prelims are typically held on a Saturday and finals are typically held on two consecutive evenings (boys and girls swim on different nights).