Join the East Aurora Swim Team under the direction of Head Coach Chris Musshafen. Chris will be joined by other USA assistant coaches and other certified water safety instructors. Successful development, team building and focused training are the backbone of this club. Each EAST level has meaningful instruction that encourages each swimmers’ proper overall development. Registration in each level is limited, and planning time is needed for coaches, so please register early.
EAST is a swim club that is Coached by Town of Aurora Staff, and supported by the Parent Booster Club. Being part of the EAST Family includes parental help running meets during the season, so parent volunteering is an expected and rewarding part of the program.
East Aurora Swim Team is for swimmers ages 6 (who swim without a floatation device) to age 21.
WHERE: Aurora Community Pool, Olean and South Streets
DATES: June 29 - August 7, 2020; no class July 4th
Senior: Mon-Fri; 6:30 am - 9:00 am, Saturday; TBD
Blue: Mon-Fri; 8:00 am - 9:30 am, Saturday; TBD
Red: Mon-Fri; 8:30 am - 9:30 am
White: Mon-Thurs; 9:00 am - 9:45 am
*Subject to change due to enrollment at various levels*
Swim Level Descriptions
SENIOR: This is our senior competitive team for swimmers eager to complete challenging practice sets while continuing to improve stroke technique. Swimmers in this group are expected to complete the IMX events during the season and to compete in both league meets and open meets. This group is also working toward achieving LSC championship times, zone times, and national meets.
BLUE: This is our junior competitive team. This group is eager to complete challenging practice sets while continuing to improve stroke technique. This group is expected to compete the IMX events during the season and to compete in both league meets and open meets. This group is also working towards achieving LSC championship times and zone times.
RED: This group of swimmers are continuing stroke development in all 4 strokes in a more structured practice setting with the goal for everyone in this group to complete the IM ready list of events (100 free, 50 fly, 50 breast, 100 IM). These swimmers participate in league meets and some open meets and are able to complete sets of 50's during practice.
WHITE: Novice swimmers who are able to swim at least one length of freestyle and backstroke unassisted. This group will focus on learning the basics of all four strokes. This group will be introduced to competitive swimming with our in house fun meets and our league meets.
Parent Code of Conduct
The EAST Board is a volunteer- based organization that supports recreational and competitive swim opportunities. The primary responsibility is to support a safe, enjoyable enviornment in which the children can develop swimming and physical fitness skill, as well as experience in a positive manner the emotional and social benefits of a team.
Fulfill your volunteer obligation willingly; knowing that the effort you put in will directly impact your child's experience. Always keep in mind that EAST is a recreational program emphasizing skills and having fun. Competition is a natural part of this sport, but do not make winning the primary goal for you or your child.
Support your child and team positively; cheer for your child and team, not against the opposing swimmers.
Always show respect for all players, coaches, officials and other fans. Allow for the fact that anyone can make a mistake. Set positive examples for our children with your behavior.
Follow the regulations set forth by the school district for use of its facilities. All school property is smoke, alcohol, and drug free. Pets are not allowed.
You, the parents, run all swim activities. Your cooperation and assistance is necessary and appreciated. All team families share the responsibility for work evenly.
The Coach is the Coach! Swmmers must relate to the coach. The coach will provide the technical direction and supportive, constructive criticism. When parents offer directions to swimmers about the best way to swim, the swimmer can easily become confused. For the triad (swimmer, coach, parent) to work effectively, parents need to supply support, love, and encouragement, and leave the coaching to the coach.
All parents of the club must continue to protect and improve the excellent reputation of the club.
It is the parents' responibility to report any medical, emotional, psychological, or developmental information at registration, or when a condition occurs or worsens. The Director of Recreation will work with the swimmer, understanding that not all conditions are manageable.