Frequently Asked Questions
What is a swim team?
Swim team is a team sport for boys and girls ages 5-18 that provides an opportunity to learn the art of competitive swim in a fun and structured environment.
Is swim team a substitute for swim lessons?
No, but your child should be able to swim 25 yards.
Will my swimmer need to complete a skills assessment at the start of the season?
New swimmers must be able to get safely across a 25-yard pool unassisted in a reasonable amount of time. The Head Coach will conduct a swim assessment for all new swimmers on the first and/or second night of practice. Swim lessons are currently being offered indoors at Swim Atlanta, Life Time Fitness (for members only), and variousAquatic Centers to help swimmers prepare for the season. Optional clinics will be offered by our Head Coach in late May and June for all strokes, starts, and turns. Our Head Coach will have a sign-up sheet available for these clinics when practices begin in May. If your child is not able to get safely across a 25-yard pool unassisted, please register your child for the FLASH Program. If your swimmer does not safely pass the swim assessment and/or are not ready to participate in their age group swim practices independently, they will be able to join the FLASH Program if space permits.
What is the FLASH Program?
The FLASH program is designed to meet the needs of emerging swimmers who are water ready, but not ready to swim a full lap unassisted. The swimmers must be willing to get in the pool and get his/her face wet in order to participate in the program. The FLASH program will be available on a first come first serve basis to the first 9 registered swimmers. Our goal is to provide a 3:1 (swimmer to instructor) ratio. As each swimmer improves and gains the necessary skills to attend their age group practice and swim in a meet unassisted, they will begin doing so. The FLASH Program will begin on Tuesday, May 28 and run through Thursday, June 21.
Do I have to be a resident of Nesbit Lakes to swim on the Swim Team?
No. The Nesbit Lake Swim Team is an open team but we charge $20.00 per swimmer that are non-HOA Nesbit Lakes families.
How many swimmers are on the team?
There are approximately 70 swimmers.
How many coaches are on the Nesbit Lakes staff?
Generally there is one head coach and at least 5 junior coaches. This can change based on the number of swimmers on the team.
What is included in my registration fee?
8 weeks of swim instruction, a practice swim meet (Mock Meet), five swim meets, a team T-shirt, season end trophy/awards and a end of season team award ceremony (you just show up!).
How often do I have to practice?
Everyone is requested to attend the practices as often as possible, but practices are optional. The more you practice, the better you will swim.
Will my child swim at every meet?
Yes. Nobody warms the bench. All swimmers get to participate in each of the schedule meets.
Is there a way for parents to get involved?
Yes, we are a 100% volunteer run sports team and parent participation is a must.
How much does it cost?
$130 per swimmer (14 and under) and $45 for swimmers (15-18)
When does swim team start?
Preseason practice is at night the last 3 weeks of school. The regular morning schedule begins Friday before Memorial Day.
When are the meets scheduled?
The practice meet, called the Mock Meet, is Friday , May 17th. The regular 5 dual meets begin the Thursday after the last day of school and are on the following 4 Thursdays. The 5th meet is on the following week is on a Tuesday.
How do I know what size suit my child should order?
There will be an announcement of when the suit fitting is scheduled. It is scheduled for April 14th. Please note that after that suit arrival on time is not guaranteed.