Swim Team Registration Form

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About the Saco Valley Swim Team (SVST)

Enroll with the SVST by contacting us at info@whitemountainaaquatic.com. 

The Saco Valley Swim Team is currently seeking to expand their coaching staff. Do you have a love for swimming and work great with children? We may have an opening for you.

The Saco Valley Swim Team (SVST) is comprised of swimmers of all ages and abilities from many towns throughout the MWV community. The team is coached by Bob Magg, Dick Lennon, Eileen Lennon, Steve Vosburgh and Margi Wright. SVST is a member of the Granite State Swim Association (GSSA). The GSSA is a summer recreational league consisting of about 30 swim teams from MA, ME, NH, and VT. The purpose of the GSSA is to promote and develop competitive swimming, in the belief that this activity offers a positive means for increasing athletic ability and character development. The team also competes with other northern New Hampshire teams during the fall through spring months. Come join the fun!

Above: The SVST participated in the Brewter Swim Meet. We had 18 members from ages 6-15 swimming in the choppy waters of the Lake Winnipesaukee. A great time for for the team and their parents!

Summer 2017 Letter To Parents, Swimmers and Athletes,

The Saco Valley Swim Team is happy to share with you its plans for their late spring and summer offerings. These offerings will provide a time of fun, growth and making new friends while improving skills in the water.

Because of the way the school year ends we have divided our current offering into two sessions one of four weeks followed by an additional six weeks. During the four week session you can invite your friends to join you and work with our coaching staff learning/improving upon your water-based skills.

As coaches we are interested in the swimmer’s growth and success in and out of the water. We know that what they learn with the team are life-long and life saving skills that you should master. Our experience as coaches has shown that working in water provides you with endurance levels not available through other sports. Swimming is great way to cross-train, to prepare you to reach higher levels of performance in your chosen sport. It also provides you with mental and physical benefits that are life-long.

The six week session will provide an opportunity for all participants to swim at indoor meets at the University of New Hampshire and lake swims at Brewster Beach in Wolfeboro. The Team currently plans on attending four meets prior to the season ending state level Granite State Swim Association meet in early August. To qualify for this meet all that is required is that you attend three of the four planned Team meets. The GSSA meet is a fun way to end a great season. It also provides an opportunity for those eleven and up to swim the 50-meter Olympic course at Raco Theodore Pool in Manchester.

See below for additional information regarding our programs. We look forward to working with you this summer. Please come join us, bring your friends and enjoy a great summer of swimming.

Regards

SVST Coaching Staff

Kim Fry

Dick Lennon

Eileen Lennon

Bob Magg

Steve Vosburgh

Margi Wright 

Saco Valley Swim Team (SVST)

336 Rte 16A, Intervale Resort Loop, Intervale, NH

2016-2017       

Summer Sessions

May 29 – June 23, 2017 = 4 weeks

June 26 – August 6, 2017 = 6 weeks 

Day

Time

Group

Coach

Monday

4:15 - 5:00 p.m.

Pre-Team

Swim School

Dick/EileenLennon

 

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

7 to 10 yr olds

Dick/EileenLennon

 

6:00 - 7:15 p.m.

11+

Dick/EileenLennon

Tuesday

4:45 - 5:45 p.m.

8 & Under

Margi

 

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

9 & 10 yr olds

Margi

 

6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

11+

Margi

Wednesday

5:45 - 6:45 p.m.

9 & 10 yr olds

Bob/Steve

 

6:45 - 8:00 p.m.

11+

Bob/Steve

Thursday

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

10 & Under

Steve/Bob

 

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

11+

Steve/Bob

Friday

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.

10 & Under

Bob

 

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

11+

Bob

*The SVST reserves the right to adjust the schedule.  

  • Pre-team Swim School – This is designed to be an introduction to the swim team and/or a transition from swim lessons to the Team.  Prior to enrolling in Swim School, a swimmer should be comfortable swimming 2 lengths of the front crawl (freestyle) with their face in the water, and also with 1 length of backstroke.  While enrolled in Swim School, swimmers will work on basic technique for all 4 competitive strokes.   

  • 8 & Under Group – This practice group will continue with the basics of the 4 strokes plus the IM event. As they become more proficient, they will be taught starts and turns for each stroke, and the distances will increase. We ask that swimmers in this group attend a minimum of 2 practices a week but encourage them to come to all 3 practices. When a swimmer achieves 2 BB times (a USA Swimming Time Standard), Coaches may then invite the swimmer to move up and practice with the next age group.  These times are available through the USA Swimming web-site or can be found on the SVST Information Board at the pool. 

  • 9 & 10 Group – As our swimmers mature, the emphasis on stroke mechanics continues. More time is spent at distance swims, improving their endurance which will help them throughout their life. Relay Exchanges, Race Starts, for each of the strokes and turns are further refined. Proper hydration and nutrition are introduced. Swimmers are encouraged to attend the 4 practices offered so that they can develop the endurance necessary for longer swims (100 yds and 200 yds).

  • 11 + Group – While the emphasis on stroke mechanics continues, more time is now spent on distance swims. Most of the events this group swims will be 100, 200, 400 and 500 yards in length. Maintaining good technique at longer distances becomes an important metric.

  •  Coaches – The SVST is extremely fortunate to have a team of talented coaches with many years of coaching and swimming experience.

    • Eileen Lennon – Eileen and Dick are long time summer residents of Tamworth.  They have recently “retired” from Eastern Mass. (we are going to keep them very busy) and moved to the area full time.   After seeing the write-ups in the Conway Daily Sun about the success of our SVST swimmers, they reached out to us in hopes of sharing some of their extensive coaching experience.  Eileen started on a swim team when she was 6 years old and has been swimming, teaching, coaching or officiating ever since.

    • Dick Lennon – Dick brings many years of teaching, coaching, officiating along with building and operating aquatic centers.  Dick still plays an active role in many swim organizations in Massachusetts including coordinating the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association High School State Swim Meet that takes place at the beginning of March each year. 

    • Margi Wright – Margi and her husband recently retired and moved to Brownfield, Maine from New Jersey after teaching for the past 17 years.   Margi began her coaching career when her children became active members of their local swim team.  Margi has been a USA Swim Official and Team Organizer along with being a competitive All-star Cheer Coach.   We are very excited to have her as part of the SVST. 

    • Steve Vosburgh – Steve is a long time valley resident, Masters Swimmer and professional coach and trainer.  During the winter season, Coach Steve is the Kennett High School Nordic Team Coach.  Steve is the Chairperson for the White Mountain Aquatic Center Oversight Committee (this is a committee that usually meets once a month to discuss matters pertaining to the current pool and facility). 

    • Bob Magg – Coach Bob began his swim coaching career when his children joined a swim team.  Over the years he has coached in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts and now New Hampshire.  Coach Bob is a member of the Rotary Club of North Conway and an active Board Member for the White Mountain Aquatic and Fitness Foundation.  

Notable Names:

  • Karen Burton – Karen is the Accountant/Bookkeeper for the WMAC.  Karen started at the Center in mid-December.  You may see invoices from her as she will be processing all of the payments for the SVST.  Karen is a longtime Jackson resident where she and her husband have been raising four children. 

  • Leah Kelsch – Leah is a lifelong swimmer and grew up swimming competitively.  She currently swims as part of the Master program along with enjoying open water swimming when the weather permits.  Leah has three children who love the water and has kindly volunteered to be a fill- in coach. 

  • Kimberly Fry –Coach Kim is an ASCA Level 2 and Masters Level 2 Certified Swim Coach. For the past 3 years she has coached the Edge Masters Swim Club in Williston, Vermont.  She enjoys teaching complete beginners and refining stroke techniques of experienced athletes.  She began competitive swimming when she was 10 years old.  Kim has 3 children who are all part of the SVST.   

  • Megan Heon – Megan often assists with administrative duties for the SVST.  You will see communications from her regarding Session Information or Swim Meets.  She is a member of the White Mountain Aquatic Center Oversight Committee. 

  • Janice Mudgett – Janice has volunteered to be the SVST Newspaper Article point person;  she submits the newspaper articles to the Conway Daily Sun, as well as coordinating volunteers to write the articles.  If anyone is interested in getting involved with this process, please let Janice know.  

2017 Summer Session Fee Schedule: 

Session A – 4 Weeks

Practice Group

Fee

Swim School

$70

Eight and under

$100

Nine and Ten

$120

Eleven and Above

$140

 Session B – 6 Weeks 

Practice Group

Fee

Swim School

$105

Eight and under

$150

Nine and Ten

$175

Eleven and Above

$200

Session A & B – 10 Weeks – When Paid upfront at the beginning of the session

Practice Group

Fee

Swim School

$165

Eight and under

$225

Nine and Ten

$275

Eleven and Above

$310

Notes regarding Fees: 

  • Families must be current with all fees before their swimmer may participate in the SVST.
  • A multiple child discount of 10% is available for each additional swimmer in a family. This is not additive; the maximum is 10% for each additional swimmer.
  • Scholarships may be available to families in need of such support. Please apply for a scholarship well in advance of the start of practices. Scholarship forms are available at the pool (336 Rte 16A, Intervale Resort Loop, Intervale, NH) or on our web-site homepage and should be dropped off at the pool or mailed to PO Box 767, N. Conway, NH 03860. 

Please use our web-site calendar to stay current on days of practice and other Team/Center happenings. If school is cancelled in Conway, for SAU 9, or if an early release is announced due to weather, practices will normally be cancelled. 

If you have questions for your child’s coach, please contact her/him at practice to set up an appointment. Please make sure that you inform us, immediately, of any changes to your family information such as address, phone numbers and email address. We will normally contact you using e-mail so that is a critical communication link. 

It is important that you communicate, in writing, with our coaches, regarding any current medical issue (s) they should be aware of. That information will be considered confidential and not shared outside of the coaching staff unless you authorize such disclosure. 

To enroll in the new session, notify the WMAC via e-mail at info@whitemountainaquatic.com. Fees should be made payable to the WMAC and sent to the White Mountain Aquatic Center at PO Box 767, N. Conway, NH 03860 or dropped off at the pool in the locked “deposit” box near the front door on the inside of the building. 

Please let your family and friends know of the Team and encourage them to join us. Our objective is to make this a sport for the whole family, now and in the future; a place where fun and athletics come together. 

Notable Dates:

May 29 = Memorial Day

June 18 = UNH/Oyster River Swim Meet

July 21 = Brewster Beach Swim Meet

July 24 = UNH/Oyster River Swim Meet

July 28 = Brewster Beach Swim Meet

August 4 – 6, 2017 = Granite State Swim Association State Meet 

Regards, 

The SVST Coaching Team

 

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