Welcome Roland Park Swimmers!

We are looking forward to another fun and successful season building our swimming skills and participating with other area pools in a series of swim meets.

Swimmers of all levels are welcome and encouraged to join – “helping hands” are provided for our youngest (age 6 and under) swimmers. We strongly encourage that swimmers ages 7 and above should be able to swim at least one lap unassisted and have passed the deep water test. We will work to improve their technique, but the swim team is not swimming lessons.

We created a Roland Park Swim Team store account with SwimOutlet.com.  Please use this link to order your child’s swimsuit.  The suit color is blue/black.  We do encourage you to order a suit, but it is not mandatory.  (We will provide swim caps to all swimmers.)

CLICK HERE TO ORDER YOUR CHILD’S SWIM SUIT

For any questions please feel free to email, RPSwimteam@gmail.com

Practices

Swim Practices start on Wednesday, June 8th!

Thank you for your feedback about our practice times.

We have heard your concerns and made some important changes to the practice schedule.

For the first week of practice 6/8-6/10 we have shortened practice times to accommodate school still being in session.

Starting the week of 6/13 we have pushed all practice times to start at 3:30. Please see the new schedule below…

The days and times for each age group is in the calendar view below.

Meets

Download the league rules.

The dates and locations of the 2022 meets are as follows.

  • Friday, June 10th Team Pep Rally and T-shirt distribution @ 4:30 pm with bake sale
  • Tuesday, June 21st @ L’Hirondelle Club (Away) @ 5:30 pm/warmups 5pm
    7611 LHirondelle Club Rd, Towson, MD 21204
  • Thursday, June 23rd vs Elkridge CC/GSVHC (Home) @ 5:30 pm/warmups 5pm
  • Tuesday, June 28th BYE
  • Wednesday, June 29th Sign making party (TBD)
  • Thursday, June 30th vs Baltimore CC (Home) @ 5:30 pm/warmups 5pm
  • Thursday, July 7th @ Hillendale CC (Away) @ 5:30 pm/warmups 5pm
    13700 Blenheim Rd N, Phoenix, MD 21131
  • Tuesday, July 12th Tentative Championship Meet (TBD)
  • Saturday, July 16th @ Otterbein Swim Club @ 8:00 AM
    824 S Sharp St, Baltimore, MD 21201
  • Wednesday, July 20th Fun Meet and end of the season party @ 4pm

Coach Emma

Coach EmmaHi all! My name is Emma Villanueva and I will be your Head Coach for the 2022 season! This will be my third year as a member of the RPSP staff, although I have been a lifelong member of the pool. This will also be my 4th year on the coaching staff (my second in this position)! 

I began my swimming career here at the Roland Park pool in the 7-8s age group until I aged out of the league. I also swam competitively with Mariners Swim Club for 7 years! I have a passion for teaching water safety and independent swimming. I’m looking forward to working with you and your swimmers! For any questions please feel free to email me using the RPSwimteam@gmail.com email address! 

Other coaching staff to be revealed closer to the season.

Objectives

Inter-age group objectives: 

  • Increase comfort in the water and strengthen independent swimming skills. 
  • Foster a community in which healthy and positive competition is encouraged. 
  • Teach sportsmanship and proper sportsmanlike conduct. 

6 and Unders

  • Objectives:
    • Establish a basic comfort in entering and exiting the water independently. 
    • Introduce the basic formal strokes of Freestyle and Breaststroke. 
  • End of the season goals:  
    • Each swimmer will be able to tread water for at least 45 seconds. 
      • A good lifeguard should be able to recognize a drowning victim and implement the Emergency Action Protocol in 30 seconds. Establishing comfort in treading water for more than this time decreases the possibility of a drowning related accident. 
    • Each swimmer will be able to cross the diving well in both Freestyle and Breaststroke respectively. 
    • Each swimmer, using their preferred stroke, will be able to cross the well and return to the side in which they started without stopping, (like a 50 in the diving well). 

7-8s 

  • Objectives: 
    • Enhance core strokes (Freestyle and Breastroke) to the intermediate level. 
    • Introduce complex strokes (Backstroke and Butterfly). 
  • End of the season goals: 
    • Each swimmer will be able to swim a 25 of Freestyle, Breaststroke, and their choice of either Butterfly/Backstroke without stopping. 
    • Each swimmer will be able to tread for at least a minute. 
    • Each swimmer will be able to complete a dive entrance into the pool. 

9-10s

  • Objectives: 
    • Bring all four strokes to the intermediate level. 
    • Introducing the flip-turn. 
  • End of season goals: 
    • Each swimmer will be able to complete a 50 Freestyle and a 25 of each other stroke without stopping. 
    • Each swimmer will be able to complete a racing dive entry. 
    • Each swimmer will be able to complete a flip turn transition. 

11+ 

  • Objectives: 
    • Bring all strokes to the intermediate/advanced level. 
    • Master the flip turn and stroke transitions. 
  • End of season goals: 
    • Each swimmer will be able to complete a 50 Freestyle with a flip-turn transition without stopping. 
    • Each swimmer will be able to complete a 25 of Breaststroke, Backstroke, and Butterfly without stopping. 
    • 80% of swimmers will be able to complete a 100 IM.