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 13th year in a row. Mark your calendar now to be at the Championships this year on Thurssday, July 6th. Our session will be at 8:45am. Steve Boyce, Head Coach, is returning for his eighth 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 be the same 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 and her husband, Jeff, have four kids, Ian 14, Izzy 12, Addie 10, and Max 9. Jordan Boyce will begin her 2nd year of professional coaching this summer. She was a volunteer with us for three summers. This will be Jordan’s 12th year of summer swimming as either an athlete or coach.
Information/Sign-Up Meeting – Thursday, May 18, 2017
All new families are invited to attend the 7:00 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 14 and 16 and this will be their 10th year with the Southern Hills swim team.
All returning families are invited to attend the 7:00 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 6:30-8:30pm 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 swimmers 10 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 Tuesday, May 31, 2016. Please find the practice and meet schedule below.
Please email or call anytime.