We are just around the corner to the start of summer. I wanted to explain how we merge our Developmental teams into the Summer League Team.
I have found that the Summer League meets and practices are just great for our developmental groups. They continue to practice and build on the skills they have developed as well as offer a fun easy environment for competitive swimming. All developmental groups train at the same time, but we still divide them into two to three groups based on ability, so it runs much like our normal school year practices.
How is billing affected (if you are already on the year round Dolphin-Laser team)?
We will continue to bill you the same monthly fees as you have been paying. You do not have to do anything, your billing remains the same and your team unify account remains the same.
What about USS Meets?
As far as meets go, we have some athletes that swim in USS meets as well as summer league meets, you are more than welcome to swim in both Summer League Meets and USS meets this summer.
What if I swim for a different summer league team but want to train with Dolphin-Lasers?
We are fine with you training with us and competing for your neighborhood. It’s a great way for you to share all you have learned this year as well as recruit other swimmers into the program.
We offer three practices a week. We do not meet on Tuesdays as we have meets some Tuesday evenings. This way all swimmers train together as a team, we divide them up into different levels but then bring them together for team meetings and info about the meets. We will continue our current practice schedule until Mon. June 10thwhen we will begin this practice schedule.
LRRC 3:00-4:00 Mon., Wed., & Thurs.
* 6 and & 7 year olds will be dismissed at 3:45pm
Little Rock Athletic Club
Developmental and Summer League :
D1- M, W, Th 3-3:30
D2- M, W, Th 3:30-4
D3 M, W, Th 4-5
AGP M, W, Th 5-6:45
We are part of the Dolphin-Laser Summer League. We will compete with neighborhoods such as the Chenal Sharks, Villages of Wellington, & Marlowe Manor to name a few.
*Meets will be 6:00- 8:30pm on Tuesdays, June 11(vs. Chenal Country Club),June 18th(vs. Villages of Wellington), June 25th (vs. Chenal Country Club) and July 16th (vs Hillsborough)
**Championship meet 4:00pm on July 23rd at UALR
What if my child’s friend wants to join?
Our Summer League team is open to all kids as long as they have had some instruction in the four strokes and can complete a 25 freestyle and ½ a lap in each stroke. It may not be great technique but that is what we will be working on! They may not be able to be in your child’s exact group depending on skill levels as we divide the swimmers into different groups though they workout at the same time. The cost is $120.00 for LRRC or LRAC members and $150 for non-members. The dates are June 10-August 8th
STROKE TECHNIQUE CAMP
The Dolphin-LaserStroke Technique camp has helped over a thousand children in the central Arkansas area learn proper technique for the four competitive strokes. Every year we pick a theme to create a fun camp atmosphere where learning about swimming is fun. We will teach the elements of each stroke, one per day covering the pull pattern, kick, recovery, breathing and tempo of each stroke. This camp is great for the child that needs to brush up on their swimming skills before joining our swim team, swims in our developmental program, or competes for their neighborhood team. Swimmers must be water safe and have had some swim instruction. To register please contact Coach Tay Stratton at 225-5711 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org . We will ask you to fill out a registration form which can be found below ...
Click HERE for Stroke Technique Registration Form
Session Dates and Times:
Summer I: June 17-20 10:30am - 12:00pm.
Summer II: July 8-11 10:30am- 12:00pm
Days: Monday - Thursday
Pool: LRRC 50 m pool
Fee: LRRC or LRAC Members: $72.00 Non-Member: $89.00
Though most children get the information and the practice drills they need in a training session, sometimes they will struggle with one or more skills or technique flaws. We will have a few coaches: Evan Johnston, Tom Genz, Kara Wilkerson, Brian Bowen, and Tay Stratton, that will have limited time for private lessons this summer. Please speak to the coach to schedule your lesson.
IN ADDITION: We will also be offering our Stroke Technique Camp for younger siblings or friends that may be interested in competitive swimming.
JUMP START FOR SUMMER LEAGUE!
Get a JUMP START on the competition. Don’t wait for the summer pools to open, take advantage of our six indoor heated pools! This spring the Dolphin-Lasers are offering summer league swimmers the opportunity to perfect their strokes and build their endurance before summer even starts. We will cover the four competitive strokes as well as racing skills such as starts, turns and finishes. Swimmers must be at least 6 years old, and able to swim one length of a 25 yard pool in each of the 4 competitive strokes. Jump start begins March 1st. Swimmers may join for all three months, March, April and May, or join on a month to month basis.
Jump Start is available at the Little Rock Racquet Club, Little Rock Athletic Club, Jacksonville Community Center, Bill Harmon Rec. Center in Sherwood, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and at the Veterans Park Community Center in Cabot.
Contact Coach Tay Stratton at 225 - 5711 (email@example.com) or Coach Keith McAfee at 960-0493 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to find out the best practice time for your swimmer
See you in the pool!