The Decatur Middle School Swimming and Diving Aquahawks is actively looking for new swimmers AND divers for its 2019 season! Any athlete who can complete one length of the pool comfortably can join the team!! No competitive swimming or diving experience is required!!
All prospective athletes MUST have completed and submitted their 2018-19 school year Sports Physical and their online acknowledgement forms (at DCHawks.com) before they can begin organized training sessions! A required parent meeting will take place closer to the beginning of the season. In addition to completed paperwork and parent meeting, athletes shall bring the following items to EVERY training session:
- One piece bathing suit
- Swimmers: Competitive swim goggles and Center Mount Snorkel
- For those with long hair, we recommend a swimming cap to wear during training!
- T-shirt, shorts, and athletic shoes for any dryland training sessions!
- Towel and other toiletries for after training sessions!
- Lock to secure items in our locker rooms!
The 2019 DMS Swim & Dive season begins on Tuesday, January 8th at 3:15pm at the Decatur Township Natatorium! 7th and 8th grade athletes will meet in the DMS Gymnasium immediately after school and will walk over with Coach Grace daily. Swimmers and Divers train 5 times per week (Monday-Friday afternoon from 3:15-5:15pm). Training sessions for both swimmers and divers include in water and dryland trainings! Athletes will be picked up daily from Door 16 at Decatur Central High School. The DMS season ends on Friday, March 1st. 6th grade athletes will practice from 6:00-7:45pm to allow these athletes to train together as one group!!
If you are interested in joining the Aquahawks, please complete the following form ASAP!! This way, we can communicate any additional information between now and the start of the season: 2019 Decatur Middle School Athlete Information Form
Preseason Training Opportunities ONGOING!!
Current athletes are already in the water in preparation for the 2019 season! Swimmers interested in preseason training should join the Decatur Township Aquatic Club, our competitive USA Swimming program for Decatur Township! We will have an upcoming six week period for newer competitive swimmers via our Technique and Fitness group. For those returning athletes, we would recommend joining the competitive team! Group assignments will be designated by Coach Grace via a meeting and/or tryout as necessary.
For more information on the Swimming and Diving program and/or either opportunity to begin training, please stop by the Natatorium office to speak with Head Swimming & Diving Coach, Charles Grace.
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