Just the Facts . . .
Welcome, Dolphin Parents and Swimmers!!
We are so excited about the 2018 swim season, and are thrilled that you will be a part of it! Whether you’re new to the Dolphins or have been with us for many years, we’d like to provide you with an overview some essentials that will help you get through the season!
HOW TO REGISTER:
Registration is online only this year! The link is at the top of the Home page.
Registration opens on March 12th and ends April 1st ($25 late fee will be incurred for registrations submitted after April 1st).
Complete registration info, waivers, and sign up for 4 parent volunteer shifts
Fee is $120 per swimmer and includes all meet registrations, T-shirt and awards. Participation trophies will be given to swimmers age 12 and under.
Order team suits on our Dolphins Swimshop page. Orders placed by March 25th, will be shipped (for free) to the team. Just enter the coupon code “leafmore” at checkout. After March 25th, you will have to pay for delivery to your house. Don’t be alarmed by the suit color on the website. Our suits will be blue.
We will start our pre-season practices on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018, for all swimmers.
The regular practice schedule (morning & evening) commences on Tuesday, May 29th (Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day).
We will hold TIME TRIALS for all swimmers at our practice meet on Saturday, May 19th from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Please plan on swimming with us through the ASA Divisional Championship meet, which will be at the GA Tech pool on Wednesday, June 27, 2018. ASA Divisional Finals will be held on Saturday, June 30th.
The more practices your child attends, the more improvement you will see in technique and endurance. Plus, it is a giant social hour! We understand that many of our younger swimmers will be attending camps, and some of our older swimmers have jobs, however, we’d like for them to attend as many practices as possible. That is one reason why we hold both morning and evening practices. Swimmers may come to morning or evening practice (or both!) on any given day. Morning practices tend to be less chaotic and offer the best opportunity for the coaches and the swimmers to really work on stroke technique. The morning after a meet is usually “game day,” rather than a formal practice, although that evening will be a regular practice
PRE-SEASON PRACTICES (Monday-Thursday) - begin on TUESDAY, May 1st: (Note: No Friday pre-season practices)
Tuesday, May 1st – 3rd; and May 7th – 10th; and May 14th – 17th; and May 21st – 24th: (for all age groups):
6 & under 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
7-8 year olds 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
9-10 year olds 5:00 -5:45 p.m.
11 years & up 5:45 – 6:30 p.m.
REGULAR SEASON PRACTICES: Begin Tuesday, May 29th
(Note: Monday, May 28th is Memorial Day):
Morning practice (Monday-Friday):
7-8 year olds 9:00 – 9:45 a.m. * see note below
9-10 year olds 9:15 – 10:00 a.m.
6 & under 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
11 & up 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
* For game day practice (Wednesday morning after meets) 7-8 and 9-10 will have combined practice from 9:15-10:00. All other groups have game day during regular morning practice times.
Evening practice (Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday):
(Note: No Tuesday or Friday evening practices)
6 & under 4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
7-8 year olds 4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
9-10 year olds 5:00 – 5:45 p.m.
11 & up 5:45 – 6:30p.m.
Meets are held on Tuesday evenings (except the last week when it will be on Monday) at 6:00 p.m. It is essential that everybody be at the pool by 5:00 p.m. in order to warm-up, write events on swimmers’ arms, and get lined up for relays. We also need our volunteers ready to “work,” so arriving on time is hugely appreciated (and necessary!). Come prepared! Bring a cooler with drinks and food. Our concessions are great, but we can make no promises about the other pools we visit! Bring plenty of towels and extra goggles (and maybe a spare suit!). Folding camp chairs and rain gear also come in handy!
2018 DOLPHIN SWIM MEET SCHEDULE: (See the full schedule under the Calendar tab)
Saturday, May 19: Practice Meet at Leafmore from 8:00 -11:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 29: vs Winding Vista @ Leafmore, Warm-up 5:00pm, Meet start 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 5: vs Lake Claire @ Leafmore, Warm-up 5:00pm, Meet start 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 12: vs Briarcliff/Sagamore @ Briarcliff/Sagamore, Warm-up 5:00pm, Meet start 6:00pm
Tuesday, June 19: vs Echo @ Leafmore (Senior Night), Warm-up 5:00pm, Meet start 6:00pm
Monday, June 25: vs Clairmont @ Clairmont, Warm-up 5:00pm, Meet start 6:00pm
Wednesday, June 27: ASA Championship Prelims @ GA Tech
Saturday, June 30: ASA Championship Finals @ GA Tech
All communications will be coming from the Dolphins Website. If something changes and your child (or you, if you are volunteering) cannot make it, please call or text us ASAP! We try to put everybody in a relay, and if one swimmer does not show up, three of their teammates may not be able to swim either. If it is 5:15 p.m. on a meet night, and you are stuck in traffic or having a swimsuit malfunction, PLEASE CALL! We have our cell phones charged and ready!
- Trish Newmyer: (404) 729-8635
- Shannon Higgins: (404) 512-9622
- Johnna Feild: (404) 787-6270
- Brooke Elder: (770) 262-3919
- Danielle Veader: (678) 612-7456
Weather: Unless you hear otherwise, assume there will be practice. We don’t swim when there is lightning in the area or in a torrential downpour. A little rain on the other hand, does not faze us. If we have to cancel practice we'll send a Remind message:
- To sign up to receive Remind text alerts from Leafmore Dolphins: Text the message @leafm to the number 81010.
- If you would prefer to receive our Remind alerts as email messages: Email a blank message (the subject line can also be blank) to email@example.com
Pot Luck Dinners: Please join us for swim team family pot luck dinners at 6:45 p.m. Monday evenings before meets, beginning June 4th. We provide the drinks and paper goods; you bring the food! We recommend that you make twice as much as you normally would; these kids are hungry after practice (not to mention the parents, who can also put it away)! Go to the Potluck SignUp Genius and let us know what you are bringing.
Lessons from the Coaches: The coaches can be engaged to provide individual and small group swim lessons at a reasonable rate. They can help with anything from getting your three year old to put his face in the water to perfecting IM transitions. All of their schedules are different, so please speak with them directly. Contact information can be found under the Coaches Tab.
Pool Hours: The pool will not be open for anything but swim team practice before the season begins, and not until 10:00 a.m. during the summer. The baby pool will not be available for younger siblings, and the deep end will also be off-limits during these times!
LCP Swim Team Website: https://leafmoredolphins.swimtopia.com/ We recommend that you bookmark it, and put it in your “Favorites” directory! Here you can find the schedule, contact information for the coaches, great photos, and maps to away meets.
Contact Us: You can call us at the cell numbers listed above under Communications or email the Swim Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. This site is checked every few days.
Our League & Meet Rules
The Leafmore Dolphins swim in the Atlanta Swimming Association (ASA) League. Here is a link to the ASA Rule Book containing the rules and regulations that govern the league and swim meets: