SWIM TEAM INFORMATION
All children ages 5-18 are invited to join the Forest Hill Swim Team. Forest Hill Swim Team is a member of the Central Maryland Swim League (CMSL), in Division 1.
In recent years, we have had over 250 swimmers on the team. As such, our practices are intended to be more general instruction, with little time for individual instruction. We will work on stroke mechanics as a group, teaching competitive strokes through drills. The Swim Team is not a substitute for swim lessons.
Swimmers must be able to swim half the length of the pool before they join the team, and must be able to swim the entire length of the pool without hanging on the side or a lane line by Time Trials to continue participation on the swim team. Final decisions regarding placement will be made by the coaches.
For planning purposes, the CMSL meet schedule ends on the last Saturday in July with the Divisional Championships. The five Saturdays prior to that date are our dual meets. And the week prior to the first dual meet is when we hold Time Trials at our pool – just for FH swimmers. It is where swimmers establish a baseline time for each stroke on which “Best Times” are calculated during the season.
Each year, the Meet Schedule will be posted on the website. Meets begin promptly at 9 am. Warm-ups begin around 7:45 am for home meets and 8:30 am for away meets.
SWIM TEAM WEBSITE
FHSTC uses Team Unify to assist in swim team management needs. The site allows parents to see meet schedules, sign out of meets, sign up for volunteer jobs, see their swimmers’ meet results, and maintain multiple email addresses for receiving email communications all in one location. This greatly streamlines our team communication and provided parents with the opportunity to have everything they need in one location.
Please plan to attend our swim team parents’ meeting on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 5:30 pm at the pool.
The coaches will conduct a brief presentation and be available to answer any questions. Cy’s will be at the pool from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm with team suits. We will also have some spirit wear for sale that night.
SWIM TEAM SUIT AND CAP
It is preferred that all members of the Forest Hill Swim Team wear the team suit and swim cap for swim meets.
Cy’s in Catonsville provides our team suits and this will be the first year of our 2-year suit. Cy’s will be at the pool Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm with our team suit and other swim gear for sale. In addition to Forest Hill visit, you can go directly to the website, Swimwear at CysSwim.com and click on the Summer Team page to order suits online. Another option it to visit Cy’s store at the following address 719 Frederick Road, Catonsville, MD 21228.
Latex swim caps are provided for all members of swim team (one per swimmer). They are handed out during swim meets. Silicone caps will be available for purchase at the beginning of the season.
Communications regarding all Swim Team activities is done exclusively by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, so please be sure to check your e-mails on a regular basis.
Please also be sure to add any email addresses you want to receive emails to your account on the FH Swim Team website.
SWIM TEAM MANUAL
All of the details about Summer Swimming at FHSTC can be found HERE.