1. How do we join Swim Newton?
Go to the Join Us page of the website.
2. What age swimmers can be on the team?
We currently have swimmers from 4-22 years old. Participation depends on the swimmer’s level of skill and maturity. Consider our Test the Waters offer.
3. How well does a child need to swim to be on the team?
A good starting point is for a swimmer to be comfortable in the pool without an adult in the water and to keep their head above water. Swimmers will be assigned a practice group based on their ability level. Every group is closely monitored by our coaching staff.
4. How often and where are practices held?
Practice frequency and duration depends on the skill level and age of a swimmer. Beginning level is 2-3 days a week.
Practice is held at the NHS indoor pool during the school year; the outdoor Newton Municipal Pool in the summer and the Newton YMCA pool for Saturdays or conflicts at NHS. Other area pools may be used as circumstances arise.
5. Where is the practice schedule posted? How are schedule changes handled?
View the practice and swim meet schedules. Practice changes/cancellations are shared via smartphone app. Access and instructions are shared at team sign-up.
6. Where is the indoor pool at Newton High School?
The pool is east of the volleyball/basketball gym. Enter in the main entrance of NHS, walk past the admin office, then left and down the stairs through the lunchroom/commons. Enter the gym doors, take an immediate left down a small hall to the pool.
7. Do we need specific suits or equipment?
Swimmers can wear any one piece suit they choose. Team suits are available (and are optional) through our Apparel/Equipment Chairperson.
Every swimmer will need a pair of quality goggles, available at sporting goods stores or swim shops. It’s also a good idea to have an extra pair on hand.
Swim caps are needed for competition and in some cases, practice. Team caps are available through our Apparel/Equipment Chair, or sporting goods stores and swim shops.
Other equipment will be used in practice as the swimmer advances. The coaches will let each practice group know what is needed and why. Everything should be ordered through our Apparel/Equipment Chair.
8. How much does the program cost? Read here…
9. Must a swimmer compete in meets?
Swim meets offer athletes a chance to test their skills in a competitive environment. In addition, meets are a great avenue for team bonding. Swimmers will not be asked to participate in meets until the coaching staff determines their readiness based on practice evaluations. Meets are not mandatory.
10. Who do I contact with questions?
Contact Coaches or any board member.