Summer will be upon us shortly. This brings thoughts of joining the Southern Hills Swim Team. We had a great summer last year with our friends and won the Southwest Missouri Summer League Championship for the 15th year in a row. Mark your calendar now to be at the Championships this year on Thursday, July 11th. Our session will be at 8:45am. Steve Boyce, Head Coach, is returning for his tenth summer. Steve is a teacher and coach during the school year and truly has the development of good swimmers and great citizens as his goals. Our Assistant Coaches will have a small change this summer. Amanda Johnson will be our number one assistant. Amanda swam at Missouri State and has coached multiple levels of swimmers over the years. Amanda has four kids, Ian 16, Izzy 14, Addie 12, and Max 11. Jordan Boyce will be the Head Coach at Emerald Park this summer. Kelsey Boyce will step into the 2nd Assistant role this summer. Kelsey is finishing her sophomore year at Glendale. She has been coaching our Spotted Dolphins for the last 6 summers.
Information/Sign-Up Meeting – Thursday, May 16, 2019
All new families are invited to attend the 6:00 pm meeting. This meeting will be a swim team orientation for those families new to swimming or summer league. Steve and his wife, Julie, will talk about helping you and your child to be successful at the first practice, first meet, and subsequent practices and meets.Please plan for all of this to take about an hour. Steve and Julie’s daughters are 16 and 18 and this will be their 12th year with the Southern Hills swim team.
All returning families are invited to attend the 6:00 pm meeting as well, but you may also just drop off your forms. There is again just one page (front and back). Steve will be at the pool from 5:45-7:00pm that night. The preference is that you bring your paperwork and payment then. You may also drop off at the pool or mail to Steve Boyce, 2038 E Shady Glen Dr, Springfield MO 65804.
Spinner Dolphins – 8:30-9:30am – This group is for swimmers 11 years old and up who have been on a Team before. Advanced swimmers10 years old may be moved up to this group.
Bottlenose Dolphins – 9:30-10:15am – This group is for swimmers 10 years old and under who have been on swim team before.
Spotted Dolphins – 10:15-11:00am – This group is for swimmers 8 years old and under who have not been on a swim team before or who need more instruction before moving up.
Friday is fun day for the whole team from 9-10am.
The groups are fluid. Coaches in collaboration with parents will place swimmers in the appropriate group. Group changes are sometimes made during the course of the season.
Practice will start on Monday, June 3, 2018.
Please find the practice and meet schedule at southernhillspool.com
Please email or call anytime.