Official Practice begins on August 13, 2018. Practice times will be 3:30-6:30pm for the first couple of weeks. The coaches will provide a detailed practice and meet schedule at the beginning of the season. Swimming and diving is a 7-12 program. No experience at competitive swimming is necessary but you must be able to swim with ease. Stroke modification and race strategy will be taught to all participants. Diving practice is held at a separate time from the swimming practices. The diving coach will inform the divers when there practices will be. Once School begins, practice is generally from 3:30- approximately 5:30 every day. Meets are held one to two times per week with the full schedule on the Trimetro.org website. There is an occasional meet on a Saturday. When there is an away meet the team will be transported by bus to and from the venue. Players are expected to ride the bus and to be picked up promptly upon return to Fridley Middle School after the meet.
One of the unique things about Swimming & Diving is that the Varsity and JV compete during the same meet. The preliminary race is JV followed by a Varsity race for each of the events throughout the meet. Most other sports have separate games for the JV levels.
Equipment needed: Swim suit for practice, goggles, swim cap. Participants pay for ½ the cost of a team suit that is worn for meets only.