Where We Practice
East Longmeadow High School
180 Maple St, East Longmeadow, MA 01028
Pine Knoll Recreation Area
1974 Allen St. Springfield
Practice is held 5 days a week Monday through Friday. During the summer, meets are generally held durig the week. Additional practices may also be offered. There is no mandatory number of practices you must go to to be a part of the team. The more you are in the pool the better you will get and progress. Practices are all progressive to learn every stroke from the basics while adding core strengthening exercises.
Depending on your child's ability level the coaches will have a set practice time sometime between 5:00 PM.-8:45 PM.
Meets are generally held during on weekends. Meets can vary from 2.5 hours to 6 hours. Your child must participate in at least 4 dual meets to participate in championships. Swimmers are required to stay for the full meet. Sign-ups for meets will be available online weeks in advance. You will be given check-in times and are expected to check in with a coach before the meet. Your child will be placed in all of the events available to them throughout the season. Please email the coaches if you are unable to make it to a meet 2 days in advance.
Families are required to volunteer. Volunteers during swim meets are the only way we are able to run swim meets. Various jobs will be available e.g. timing, officials, concessions, & bullpen workers
Training link for stroke and turn volunteers: https://www.usaswimming.org/resources-home/resource-topic/resource-subtopic
Swimmers must be 5 and be able to swim one 25 yard length of the pool and will be evaluated on the first day of practice. Your child does not need to know the 4 strokes before joining, it is the job of the coaches to teach them the skills that are required. New swimmers must attend pre season evaluations.
How to Register
Register online by clicking here.
Create an account with Recdesk
Register for Marlins Swimming.
Or register in person at the East Longmeadow Recreation Department
328 North Main St. East Longmeadow MA 01028