Boys Practice Schedules

Posted by Arapahoe High School Swim and Dive on Feb 21 2018 at 01:17PM PST in 2017-2018 Girls

The Arapahoe Boys Swimming and Diving will begin the swimming and diving season on Monday, Feb. 26th.
Swimmers – please dress and be ready for swimming practice by 2:35 pm each day.
Divers – will meet, dressed and ready, at 4:15pm each day.

Mandatory all team meeting – Tuesday, February 27th in the Arapahoe Forum at 2:30pm
1. We will cover the Parent-Athlete Preseason Team Handbook. Expectations and process will be emphasized.
2. Goal setting will continue to be an important part of our team process. We will address it and finalize team and individual goals by the end of the first required week.
3. Morning Practices Schedule – Swimming only

All swimmers are expected to be on the pool deck at least 5 minutes before swimming practice begins.

  • Our first morning work out will be Wednesday, Feb. 28th…only approved varsity level swimmers will be expected to attend the first morning practice.
  • Monday morning practice…5:45-6:45 am. – “Breakfast mornings”
  • Wednesday morning practice 6:45-7:45 am.

4. IMPORTANT: All swimmers will not be able to participate on the first day unless their name has been documented as cleared by the A.H.S. Athletic office.

5. It appears we will have a separate JV work out. Why…We expect a large group of swimmers. At this point, the swimming practices will follow the format below.

Group I – Returning Varsity level swimmers
Mon. – Fri. 2:35 pm – 5 pm plus two mornings per week.
Saturday practice 8 am – 10:30 am unless the varsity has a meet on Saturday.

Group II – Returning lower level Varsity & higher level experienced JV Swimmers.
Mon. – Fri. 2:35 – 4:30 pm plus one to two mornings per week
Saturday practice 8 am – 10:30 am unless the varsity has a meet on Saturday.
The coaching staff will counsel and clarify expectations re: either one or two mornings. Example – Middle distance (200/500 distance swimmers may be expected to attend two mornings per week.

Group III – JV level…swimmers with minimal experience training.
Mon. – Fri. 4:15 – 5:45 pm
Saturday practice: No Saturday mornings will be scheduled at this time. We may add a Saturday morning practice depending on a variety of factors at a later date.

Sectional Swimmers attending USA Sectionals will be expected to communicate personally with Coach Richmond. Note: We are considering an Arapahoe practice expectation prior to Sectionals for all USA Swimming Sectionals participants. The rationale will be explained when we meet as a group. We will need to collaboratively examine a few of the issues our coaches found to be of concern during the 2017 season.

Mike Richmond
Arapahoe High School
303-347-6053 (pool phone)