Swim Team

Farm Swim Team

Welcome to The Farm Swim Team/Pre-Swim Team 2024! We will have regular season dual swim meets, afternoon practices and morning practices beginning on Tuesday, May 14, and a Championship Meet at Koury Natatorium the weekend of July 19-20.

All Farm Swim Team/Pre-Swim Team participation is voluntary. There are no requirements in terms of meets or a certain amount of practice attended. Obviously, the more practices your swimmer attends, the more stroke refinement and development of stamina you should see during the swim team season.

Please sign up your swimmers on CourtReserve. You will have to sign up each child separately on CourtReserve. The cost per swimmer this season is $150. You will be billed for Swim Team/Pre-Swim Team on your June bill. Don’t forget to read and agree to the Swimmer and Parent Code of Conduct for each swim team participant.

Pre-Swim Team

Pre-Swim Team will be offered this season. Pre-Swim Team swimmers are typically 4-7 years old. Pre-Swim Team consists of a thirty-minute practice held from 4:30-5 pm, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, for swimmers who aren’t quite ready for regular Swim Team practice. It will run from May 15- July 5. Typically, swimmers who attend a fair amount of Pre-Swim Team sessions will be ready to join the regular Swim Team. Pre-Swim Team members do not participate in swim meets, unless they are asked to join the regular team.

How do you know if your swimmer is a Pre-Swim Team swimmer? If your swimmer is unable to complete or come very close to swimming an entire length of the pool (25 meters), they would probably be a Pre-Swim Team member. Pre-Swim Team swimmers can swim some distance while keeping their body near the top of the water and they are able to propel themselves forward with some type of stroke. Pre-Swim Team swimmers feel comfortable in the water without the use swimmer assistance devices like arm floaties or life preservers.

Swim Team Kick-off Event

Our Swim Team Kick-off Picnic is scheduled for Monday, May 13 at 6 pm in The Farm Shelters. More information will be distributed later regarding the picnic.

Practice Schedule

Afternoon practice will start the day after the picnic, Tuesday, May 14.

Weekday Afternoon Practice Schedule (Every Weekday)

5-5:30 Six and unders
5:30-6:00 7,8’s
6:00-6:45 9,10’s
6:45-7:30 11 and ups

Age groups are based on swimmer’s age on June 1, 2024.

Typically, during each age group practice session, swimmers will be grouped into lanes with swimmers of similar swimming abilities.

Morning Practice Schedule

Morning practice will be held from 9-10 am Monday-Friday beginning on Monday, June 17. Morning practice will not be held on mornings after a weekday meet. All ages will practice together during morning practice.

Dual Meet Schedule

June 8          EXSC @ The Farm (9:00 am)

June 13      The Farm vs HRST (5 pm) @ Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club (5100 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27707)

June 22     The Farm vs. TCAT (9 am) @ The Chapel Hill Tennis Club (403 Westbrook Drive, Carrboro, NC 27510)

June 29      CHCCR @ The Farm (9 am)

July 3           SVGC @ The Farm (5 pm)

July 10        The Farm vs BC (5 pm) @ The Briar Chapel Club (1600 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)

Farm Swim Team Swimsuit

We do have a team suit. Please look out for fitting dates, where your swimmer can try on suits and buy other accessories. The team suit is not required to participate on the swim team.

2024 Farm Swim Team Schedule

April 21         Swim Team Suit Fitting in The Farm Clubhouse (2-5 pm)

April 25      Swim Team Suit Fitting in The Farm Clubhouse (5-7 pm)

May 13          Swim Team Kickoff Picnic at The Farm (6:00 pm)

May 14          First Day of Afternoon Practice at The Farm (Six and Unders 5:00-5:30 pm, 7/8’s 5:30-6:00 pm, 9/10’s 6:00-6:45 pm, 11 and ups 6:45-7:30 pm)

May 15          First Day of Pre-Swim Team (Meets at 4:30 pm on Mon, Wed, Fri)

May 27         No Swim Practice (Memorial Day)

June 8          EXSC @ The Farm (9:00 am)

June 12         No Swim Practice – Last Day of CHCCS Schools

June 13      The Farm vs HRST (5 pm) @ Hollow Rock Racquet & Swim Club (5100 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27707)

June 17         First Day of Morning Practice (9 am)

June 21      Different Afternoon Practice Schedule – Pre-Swim Team Thru 7-8’s Normal, No 9 and Up Practices

June 22     The Farm vs. TCAT (9 am) @ The Chapel Hill Tennis Club (403 Westbrook Drive, Carrboro, NC 27510)

June 26     Swim Meet Rain Date #1(5 pm)

June 29      CHCCR @ The Farm (9 am)

July 3           SVGC @ The Farm (5 pm)

July 4           No Swim Practices – July 4

July 5         Last Day of Pre-Swim Team Practice

July 10        The Farm vs BC (5 pm) @ The Briar Chapel Club (1600 Briar Chapel Parkway, Chapel Hill, NC 27516)

July 11      No Morning Practice

July 13      Swim Meet Rain Date #2 (9 am)

July 18       Pasta/Poster Party (The Farm Clubhouse, 5:15-6:30 pm) – Replaces Afternoon Practice

July 19        First Championship Meet Session for Ages 13 and Up (Koury Natatorium-6:00 pm)

July 20       Morning Championship Meet Session for Six and Unders and 7/8’s – 8:00 am

Afternoon Championship Meet Session for 9/10’s and 11/12’s – Afternoon (Both Sessions at Koury Natatorium)

July 21       End of Year Swim Team Banquet (The Farm Shelters, 6:00 pm)

Weekday meets: Home team warms up at 4 pm; visitor warm up at 4:25 pm; meets starts at 5 pm.
Saturday meets: Home team warms up at 8 am; visitor warm up at 8:25 am; meets starts at 9 am.
Volunteer arrivals: Chaperones should arrive 10 minutes before our team’s warm-ups. All other volunteers should plan on checking in at least 20 minutes before the meet starts.

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