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Summer 2021 practice schedule

Our families have appreciated an evening practice schedule. This allows swimmers to participate in other camps and activities during the day, supporting them as well-rounded athletes and students.

Swim practice schedules vary by age group and weekday. Practices are offered three or four days a week for each age group. We recommend that swimmers come to two or three practices each week.

We understand that you may have other team commitments and summer vacations. We are supportive of our swimmers as well-rounded athletes who have a variety of interests.

Note that 8 and under swimmers will have an Evaluation Day on April 19 at Sawmill Pool (2200 Millpark Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77380), 7:15-8:15 PM. This allows the coaches to place the swimmers in the correct practice groups. 

Two practice location options

In 2021, we will have TWO locations for practices. 

One will be our home base: the Conroe ISD Natatorium (aka the Nat). Our 10 and under swimmers will also have the option to swim at Shadowbend pool (4991 Lake Woodlands Dr., The Woodlands, TX 77381) for some practices in April and May. 

Why are we providing a second location for our youngest swimmers? 

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the Nat is restricting parents from entering the facility for practices. Parents will drop their kids off and pick them up at the facility door. The coaches and board members will help the swimmers enter and exit the facility.

Some of our parents voiced concerns about leaving our youngest swimmers at the Nat without parents. We heard you! While it was costly to our budget, we wanted to get our swimmers and parents comfortable in the first few weeks of practice. 

Don't worry! Our 10 and unders have an option at the Nat as well. Because that is where we hold our meets, it's a good opportunity to prepare for competition. 

Our 11 and up swimmers will practice exclusively at the Nat. 

Entering and parking at the Natatorium 

Covid-19 vaccines are being distributed in the Woodforest Stadium parking lot, which is where the Natatorium is located. We understand there has been a large amount of traffic and confusion related to the vaccinations taking place in the parking lot. In an effort to assist, CISD has created dashboard signage that can be displayed to help law enforcement recognize that you are attempting to get to the Natatorium and are not in the vaccination line. See a parking map here.

Natatorium traffic should always approach and enter from the South. This would be from Research Forest/Tamina Road, around and behind Home Depot and down David Memorial Drive. All vehicles that are stopped should communicate with law enforcement that they are headed to the Natatorium and the signage can help them to recognize this. Everyone still needs to stop, and to obey instructions from law enforcement at all times.

Traffic related to the vaccines is usually winding down by the time Marlins practices begin so there should not be significant traffic, but we wanted to let everyone know the situation before you get to the parking lot for the first time.

2021 Practice Schedule
Practices begin April 19

Our season runs through June.  

Reminder: Only swimmers who are attending the Trinity or Ponderosa swim meets participate in practice the week of June 21. The rest of our swimmers will complete practice on June 18. 

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