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2019 MINI Neptunes Assessment Schedule


TO READ MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE MINI NEPTUNE PROGRAM, CLICK HERE!


**MINI Neptunes assessments will be conducted in the morning (from approximately 8-9am) between June 19 - June 21. Assessments will be done in small groups for safety, and so that our Minis Coach can get an idea of each swimmer's level, and group them with other kids of similar abilities. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES and details as the MINIS season draws near.

For assessments, please have your Mini Swimmer ready to swim (bathing suit, towel, goggles if you choose)!


2019 MINI Neptunes Practice Schedule

After assessments the MINIS Coach will assign your child to one of the three 40-minute sessions listed below.  We do our best to group the kids by skill level, to ensure the most successful teaching environments. 

You will receive your grouping assignments after assessments, over the weekend of June 22 & 23.  Please check your email for further information.

MINI NEPTUNES PRACTICE SCHEDULE is Monday - Friday, June 24 - July 26.

  • Session 1:   8:00 - 8:40 AM 
  • Session 2:   8:45 - 9:25 AM
  • Session 3:   9:30 - 10:10 AM

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS...

1) DO MINIS PARTICIPATE IN SWIM MEETS?

MINI Neptunes are invited to participate in our 5 home swim meets across the summer season (please check the swim meet schedule). Our MINI Neptunes are encouraged to participate in the "lollipop swim" before the official start of our home swim meets (B meets on Monday nights and A meets on Saturday mornings) to show off their new skills to everyone. Our senior swimmers, with or without the use of kickboards & noodles, swim with the MINI Neptunes as we cheer them on. The "lollipop swim" begins 5-10 minutes before the meets start. All MINI Neptunes need to be at the pool for any meet they are requested to attend at least 15 minutes prior. Please speak with the coach about MINI Neptunes participation at the swim meets.  We have found that this is a great way to ignite their interest in being a part of the larger swim team.

2) CAN MINIS PARTICIPATE IN SWIM TEAM SOCIAL EVENTS?

 YES!!!! Team events are also meant for our MINI Neptunes swimmers. From the pep rallies, to the spaghetti dinner, to outings, the MINI Neptunes are invited!!  Anytime you see anything on the calendar or email for the team that isn't a swim meet, the MINI Neptunes are invited to come and play along.

3) AS A "MINI ONLY" PARENT, DO WE HAVE TO VOLUNTEER?

NO!  Families who only have MINI Neptunes swimmers are NOT required to pay the volunteer fee or volunteer at swim meets. (Families with older kids on the NEPTUNES swim team must pay a $150 volunteer deposit to ensure their 17 volunteer hours contribution throughout the season.  It takes a village to run the swim team meet!)  But that said, we do encourage MINI Neptunes parents to help at the morning practices when and if able. If you have questions, please ask one of our Board Members at the pool or email swimteam@newingtonforest.org.


Coach is looking for teen swimmers to assist him with teaching our Mini swimmers. If you are interested in helping with Minis, let him know. Helping with Minis will count for the FCPS Volunteer Hour program.


Stay on top of what's happening - subscribe to text alerts.

NFST uses the Remind App for notifications on weather delays and/or cancellations in practices and meets, and other time-sensitive information. We strongly encourage ALL team members to sign up for this notification service.

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • To sign up for text messages, text @nfneptunes to 81010.
  • You will then be prompted to respond with your name, and you’ll be signed up!
  • A Remind app is also available, but you do not need it to receive text message notifications.

You can also keep track of what the Neptunes are doing on Twitter and Facebook.

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