General Info

 

“Real success is NOT determined by the scoreboard, or even by the won/lost record. Rather, it is the peace of mind that is attained ONLY by MAKING THE EFFORT to do THE BEST OF WHICH YOU ARE CAPABLE of doing at any task in which you are engaged.”   John Wooden

 

Welcome to Socastee High School Swimming for 2019. Our Philosophy is evident in our Goals, which are to: Have Fun, Swim Fast, Improve our Conditioning, Practice Drills to Improve our Strokes, Practice Great Sportsmanship, Make Friends, and Do the Best of Which We are Capable!

We are looking forward to an excellent year. The team is open to students who will be in the 7th –12th grade in the fall of 2019. The Swim Team consists of the girls and boys teams which practice together. We compete at the 5A level. We welcome all students and would love to have you come tryout for the Team.

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT NEW & RETURNING SWIMMERS TRAIN AND SWIM COMPETITIVELY DURING THE SUMMER IN ONE OF THE EXCELLENT SUMMER PROGRAMS. Here are some links to summer swim programs:  Coastal Aquatic Club;   City of Myrtle Beach Aquatics Programs;   North Myrtle Beach Aquatics & Fitness Center; Healthpoint Fitness Center. In addition, working on your Core & Upper Body Strength as well as your Aerobic Fitness will be very beneficial.

The season will start on Monday August 5th. For most swimmers, the season will be 9 weeks long and will culminate with the Region Championship Swim Meet on October 5th. For those swimmers who qualify for the State Championship Swim Meet, the season will be 10 weeks long and will end on Monday October 14th.

Practices will be at the Coastal Carolina University Pool on M-W-F from 4:30pm-6:00pm and at Prestwick Country Club on T-Th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.
Important Notes: the Coastal Carolina University Pool is not available on Friday August 9 or 16th, or Monday August 19th. On those days we will have Dry Land practices at Socastee High School in the small gym, from 4:30pm-6:00pm.
The CCU pool is not available on Labor Day, Monday September 2nd. On that day we will not have a practice.
The pool at Prestwick is outdoors, so when it gets too cold or they close the pool, we will end those practices.
Pool time is expensive & limited, so please arrive at the pool early so you will be ready to get in the water at the start of practice.
The times and dates for Practices are listed on the calendar:

Socastee Swimming Calendar & Schedule

The majority of swim meets are on Saturdays. The first swim meet is Saturday August 24th and there will be a meet Every Saturday through Oct 5th, INCLUDING Labor Day Week end.
There are two week day meets. We will attend a swim meet in Sumter on Tuesday Sept 10th and the State Championship Meet will be on Monday Oct 14th.
The Swim Meet schedule is on the calendar above.

Links to Google maps of all the Pool locations are at the bottom of the “Schedule” page.

ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A COMPLETED SCHOOL PHYSICAL FORM ON FILE AT PlanetHS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY PRACTICES. In addition, all other required forms, such as your birth certificate, must also be uploaded to this site. The Birth Certificate is required in order to be approved by the South Carolina High School League to participate in swim meets.
The information needed to sign up for PlanetHS is located at the top of the Physical Form which is linked below.

The Physical form is available at:            Athletic History & Physical Form

Everyone will compete in the Region Championship Swim Meet. However, qualifying to swim in the State Championship meet will be based on predetermined        Qualifying Times    (See page 19 of this pdf file and look at the AAAAA times). These are the times from a previous year, but they should be a reasonable guide for 2019.  Perennially, there are many fast swimmers from the Upstate. Thus, you will generally need to achieve the  “Automatic” Qualifying times rather than the “Consideration” times, in order to make it to the State Championship.

Swim Team Captains for the 2019 season will be selected by the team members, with input & direction from the Coaches, once the season has begun.

The swim suit for 2019 is the TYR Phoenix Splice, the same suit as last year. It is available from         Augusta Swim Supply.        In the Left Column, click on “Team Login” which is at the bottom, under the “Information” Header. The User Name is “Socastee” and the Password is “1234”. You will also need a practice suit, as the team suit should only be used for swim meets.

WE’RE GLAD YOU ARE  INTERESTED IN THE TEAM, AND LOOK FORWARD TO A GREAT YEAR! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT US at:

JCody@horrycountyschools.net —- nicholas.james.cody@gmail.com —- socasteeswimteam@gmail.com