The Program

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Level of Play

Making the Team
There are no try-outs for the team.

Practice Schedule
Pre-season conditioning begins the last week of September at the school with running, weightlifting, and pylometrics. Water-based practices begin in November.

The majority of the swim meets are swum in Columbus and surrounding areas. However, the swimmers have the opportunity to participate in the Canton Invitational and the State meet, if they have qualifying times, which are held at the CT Branin Natatorium. The season consist of duel meets and invitationals with the statewide tournament beginning in February 11 at the sectional meet. Incoming freshmen will receive information upon acceptance into St. Francis DeSales High School.

Important Dates
Free Clinic 8/9/17: 8-10 am
First Day of optional preseason running/lifting (highly recommended if not in a fall activity):
Suit Fitting/Parent Meeting: 9/28/17
First Day of Swim Practice: 11/3/17

Swim Practices
Practice schedule (Lifting/running):
Tuesday 3:30-4:30 and Wednesday 3:30-4:30

(All practices except Wednesday will be at the Northland YMCA branch):
Monday 3:45-5:15 pm  Tuesday: 5:45-7 am Wednesday: 5:30-7 pm (At CSG)
Thursday: 5:45-7 am Friday: 3:45-5:15 pm

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Coaching Staff


Ryan buechner '01 
Head Coach


Experience:  4th Year