Practices are offered Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
You are required to attend a minimum of two practices each week. The practice time you are assigned to will be determined by the coaching staff:
1st Practice: 5:45 - 6:45 PM
2nd Practice: 6:45 - 7:45 PM
3rd Practice: 7:30 - 8:30 PM w/ Drylands
Amberjacks Winter 2019-2020 Important Dates to Remember
10/15/2019-10/17/2019 New Swimmer Registration & Practice 6-7 PM
10/21/2019- Returning Swimmer Registration & Practice
10/30/2019- Mock Meet 6 PM Check in 6:30 Start Parent Meeting will be at 6:20PM
11/25/2019 & 11/26/2019 - Swim-a-Thon Fundraiser 6PM -No mandatory minimum per family, every donation helps!! Highest Donor gets a free swim season ($200 value!)
Team Pictures- TBD
There will be no practice on the following dates: 10/31/2019, 11/5/2019, 11/11/2019, 11/27/2019, 11/28/2019, 12/19/2019, 12/23/2019-1/1/2020- Christmas Break
WE WILL BE HAVING PRACTICE 1/02/2020 and FRIDAY 1/3/2020 due to a meet on Saturday.
Payment Schedule: Installments due
1st : 11/18/2019 2nd : 12/16/2019 3rd : 1/6/2020
11/02/2019- Bye Week-No Meet
11/09/2019- Home vs Palmer - 8:15 Check in/8:30 Warm up/9:00 Start
11/16/2019- Away vs South Hadley- Michael E Smith Middle School- 8:15 Check in/8:30 Warm up/9:00 Start
11/23/2019- Home vs Longmeadow - 8:15 Check in/8:30 Warm up/9:00 Start
12/7/2019- Home vs Montague - 8:15 Check in/8:30 Warm up/9:00 Start
12/14/2019- Away vs Westfield – Westfield Boys & Girls Club - 8:15 Check in/8:30 Warm up/9:00 Start
12/21/2019- Away vs Monson - Quarry Hill Community Pool- 7:45 Check in/8:00 Warm up/8:30 Start
1/4/2020- Away vs Ludlow – Ludlow Boys & Girls Club- 11:15 check in/ 11:30 Warm up/ 12:00 Start
1/11/2020 - Make up for weather week
1/18/2020 & 1/19/2020- Swim Championships- Longmeadow High *All dues must be paid prior to championship to be eligible to swim. Make up dates for weather will be 01/25 & 0126.
Please note as of 9/21/2019 and going forward for both summer and winter seasons meets will be on either Friday evening or Saturday Morning.
Meets in the PVSL (Pioneer Valley Swim League) WINTER season have one format and typically last about 3 - 3.5 hours.
Meets in the PVSSL (Pioneer Valley Summer Swim League) SUMMER season have two formats, Long and Short.
- Short meets last about 2.5-3 hours.
- Long meets last about 4-4.5 hours depending on how big the team we are swimming against is.
- As of 09/21/2019 the PVSSL has determined long meets will no longer be held in the evening, for any team in our league, due to length. If our team is scheduled for a long meet in the evening we will be automatically changing to a short meet format.