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 2018. 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 2018. 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 July 30th. It will be 10 weeks long and will culminate with the Region Championship Swim Meet on September 29th and the State Championship Swim Meet on October 6th.

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. An Important note: the Coastal Carolina University Pool is not available on Friday August 3, 10 or 17th. On Friday August 3rd there will be NO practice and on August 10th & 17th we will have Dry Land practices at Socastee High School in the small gym, from 4:30pm-6:00pm. The times and dates for Practices & Meets are listed on the calendar:

Socastee Swimming Calendar & Schedule

Please arrive early so you will be ready to go at the start of practice. Most all swim meets will be on Saturdays, but there is the possibility of a mid-week meet. The current schedule is on the calendar.

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 22 of this pdf file). These are the times from last year, but should be a reasonable guide for 2018.  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 2018 season will be selected by the team members, with input & direction from the Coaches.

The swim suit for 2018 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:

jpeyton@horrycountyschools.net – nicholas.james.cody@gmail.com – socasteeswimteam@gmail.com