Expectations are threefold:

"be on time, work hard, and strive for excellence."

Goals are key; everyone CAN make them!


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Only in Level 1 Black!
Ask Coach Lisa......

Check out your shark points as of June 2018 - FINAL; updated at the middle and end of each month.

Check out the shark points catalogue 2017-18.

Level 1 Black Rocks!

We will train at the same pool in the same lanes and master the same skills – together.  There are no “fast lanes,” only fast swimmers!  Throughout the year coach Lisa will rearrange kids (in and out of their comfort zone) to maximize the ability to develop each swimmer to their fullest potential.  Being a bit uncomfortable while training is what hard work and progression is all about, so embrace being "uncomfortable" for at least a little bit each practice.


Parents are a big part of the swimmer support system and, at this stage, engagement/promotion in/of L1B social activities and swim meet related training/events is crucial to developing a strong group who will develop together. Commit to the process and the programming will pay out positively in a happy swimmer.  If you ever have any question(s), please email Coach Lisa anytime, or find me after any practice. Your Level 1 Black Group Rep is Mona Tiburcio.


Kids should come to practice each day with a "mesh bag" that includes the following:

  • -pull bouy
  • -kick board*  can use a pool one if you prefer not to have your own
  • -snorkel (such as this FINIS snorkel ) suggestion: use coloured duct tape to differentiate yours from other team mates
  • -fins (these short blade SPEEDO fins are great)

Everything in the mesh bag should be labelled or identified in some way to help kids keep track of their own swim gear; a bit of coloured duct tape for snorkels is recommended. HAC gear can include track suits, T-shirts and personalised caps, as well as some "one-off" seasonal items.  All HAC gear should be labelled with kids names and worn at swim meets. HAC caps are available anytime (personalised caps are available by special order put in through the year). Check out the HAC Equipment page or contact Equipment Manager, Elsa to order your gear or equipment.


L1B swims 3 days a week for 90 min each day.  Generally, swimmers attend all 4-5 home meets for at least one session a meet, aiming to swim a maximum of 3 individual swim events on any given meet day.  Kids may attend other events where they qualify at the discretion of coach and parents. Check out the schedule here. Check the swim meet schedule here.