Swimming FAQs

1. Which program should we sign-up for?

  • Year Round Team is for swimmers who want to swim short course and long course meets, as part of USA Swimming. Training is from the beginning of Sept. till mid-Feb., and resumes the beginning of April till mid-July.

  • Winter Only Team is for swimmers who only want to swim short course meets, as part of USA Swimming. Training is from the beginning of Sept. till mid-Feb.

  • Senior Group is for high school swimmers that want to train and compete with OHYA before and after their scholastic season.

  • Fall Clinic is for middle school and high school swimmers that want to train with OHYA before their scholastic season. These swimmers will not compete in meets with OHYA.

  • Coaches will place swimmers into one of 4 Training Groups: Red Group for advanced competitors (6 practices per week); Silver Group for intermediate (5 practices per week); Black Group for novice (3 practices per week). New this year: Select Group for top level swimmers expected to attend 8-10 practices per week.

 

2. Where is the pool? 

‚ÄčAs you enter the main parking lot at Oak Hills High School, drive toward the stadium.  There is a short, one-lane driveway on the right, leading to a small parking lot.  Use the glass doors that are under the 2nd overpass, on your left as you drive toward the lot.  When you enter the school, go straight till this hallway dead-ends.  Turn left and the pool doors are on the right, half-way down this hallway.  Head towards the smell of chlorine and the sounds of splashing!

 

3. What equipment do we need for our first practice?

  • A racing-style suit: one-piece for girls, jammers or a brief for boys.
  • Comfortable fitting goggles.

  • Bathing cap for long-haired swimmers.  Even short-haired swimmers will notice softer hair with regular use of a cap.

  • Towel and body lotion for after practice!

4. Why Join the OHYA Swim Team?

  • Compete with some of the best swimmers in the area! 

  • Improve your swimming strokes, starts, turns and finishes

  • Improve your core strength & cardio-respiratory endurance

  • Excellent way to cross-train for ALL sports

5. When and where does the Team Practice?