2022 OHAC Gator Swim Season


Important Dates

 

 May 16

Registration Opens

May 26

Swimsuit Fitting 6-8pm at Ypsilanti Running Company

June 1

Mandatory Informational Parent Meeting
(New families -- 6:30pm; Returning families -- 7:00pm

June 13

Swim Practice Begins!

June 25

Swim Meet vs. Travis Pointe* (Backstroke)

July 2

Swim Meet @ Georgetown* (Breaststroke)

July 9

Swim Meet @ Dexter (Butterfly)

July 16

Swim Meet vs. Racquet Club* (Freestyle)

July 23

Swim Meet vs. Huron Valley* (Distance)

July 25-28

WISC Championships

July 29

Swim Awards Banquet

 

Registration Information

  • Registration will open on May 16th at 10am at www.active.com
  • We are happy to welcome back the return of our "Learn to Swim" program! 8 & unders who can swim 25 yards can compete in meets (A Team), but others who are still working toward that goal can join our 8 & unders “Learn to Swim” program this year!
  • OHAC T-shirts will be provided to each swimmer as part of their registration fee.

 

Registration Fees

OHAC Member fees:

  • 1 child, $230 (Discount code: MEMB1)
  • 2 children, $220 (Discount code: MEMB2)
  • 3 or more children, $210 (Discount code: MEMB3)

Non-members fees: $280
Meets only: $150 (Discount code: MEETSONLY)
Dive only: $150 (Discount code: DIVEONLY) 
- Meets only/dive only swimmers do not have to be members at OHAC.

Information for Parents

Swimsuit fitting will be hosted by the Ypsilanti Running Company on Thursday, May 26 from 6-8pm.

  • Light refreshments will be provided
  • TYR Nebulous Diamondfit for females
  • TYR Nebulous Blade Slice Jammer for males
Mandatory parent meeting at OHAC will be on Wednesday, June 1st @ 7:00pm. New families should arrive at 6:30pm for "Intro to Swim Team"
Topics we will cover at the meeting:
  • Introducing coaches & swim parents
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Swimsuits and where to find them
  • Spirit wear
  • Parent questions
There is a volunteering point system necessary to run a successful swim team and conduct meets.
  • Families will need to complete at least 12 volunteer points for the season. Volunteer jobs will be published on the Active site where you registered your swimmer. You must sign up on Active and check in with a swim parent to get credit for volunteering. If your task is not at a meet please email us at swim@ohacpool.org when the task is complete.
  • All families must commit to volunteering or pay the $125 buyout fee, available on the registration form.
  • Families whose children compete in meets will have to fulfill at least half of their volunteer points at meets.
  • Families whose children are not competing in the swim meets can still volunteer at swim meets but are not required to volunteer in that capacity.

Practice Information

- Practices will be held daily Monday through Friday unless there is inclement weather. (Practices will occur rain or shine with the exception of thunder and lightning.)
- No practice will be held on the 4th of July.
- Practices will be at OHAC and Chapel Hill pools this season.
- Practices will begin Monday, June 13th
  • 8:30-9:10: 8 & under (Learn to Swim) @ OHAC
  • 9:20-10:10: 8 & under (B team) @ OHAC
  • 10:20-11:50: 13 & up @ OHAC
  • 8:30-9:20: 8 & under (A team) @ Chapel Hill
  • 9:30-10:20: 9 & 10 @ Chapel Hill
  • 10:30-11:20: 11 & 12 @ Chapel Hill
- Swimmers should bring the following to practice: towel, water bottle, swim cap (if they wear one), and goggles
- Periodically swimmers will participate in dry land practice and should wear athletic clothes and shoes.
- Swimmers will participate in Funday Monday each week!

Championship Information

WISC Championships

- Swimmers must compete in at least 2 of the dual meets listed above to qualify for WISC and to receive a medal.

- WISC Swim Championships will likely be held at Skyline High School.

- The meet starts at 9:00am every day with warm-up at 8:00am.

  • Monday, July 25: 13 & Up​
  • Tuesday, July 26: 9 &10
  • Wednesday, July 27: 8 & Under
  • Thursday, July 28: 11 &12 (plus Coaches' Relay)

 

2022 Coaching Staff

We are happy to welcome the return of Sophie Flott as our head coach! Sophie was a Gator swimmer, Huron High School swim/water polo alum, and collegiate swimmer/water polo player. Sophie graduated this May from Carthage College and is super excited to be going to Germany next year on a Fulbright grant. Sophie has a strong dedication and love of children and has the ability to help your swimmer gain the skills needed to achieve their swim goals. Her favorite candy is any sour gummies!

Here are some fun facts about our assistant and junior coaches:

Faith Baker: Hi Gators! I just finished my sophomore year of college. I was an OHAC swimmer from age 5-18, and I have been a part of the coaching staff since I was 12. My favorite kind of candy is Yorks, and my favorite kind of weather is rain. Looking forward to a great season!

Zannah Baker: Hi! My name is Zannah and this will be my first year as an official coach for OHAC but I have volunteered since I was 11. I swam on this team all my life and I am so excited to be a coach! This fall, I am going into my freshman year at the University of Michigan. My favorite candy is pretzel m&ms!

Kiana Hemati: Hi! My name is Kiana and this will be my second year coaching with OHAC. I have been swimming with the team since I was 12 and I’m super pumped to be back for another summer. I am going into my Sophomore year at Michigan State this fall. One of my favorite candies is Twix!

Drew Lindstrom: Hi! I just graduated from Huron High School and this will be my second year coaching. I have been a part of OHAC for 13 years and have many pool records (most ice cream eaten, alleged best cannonball, most times whistled at). I love swimming and look forward to teaching your kids!

Alex Moskus: Hello! I am a rising senior at Huron High school and I’m on the swim and water polo team. My favorite candy is Sour Patch Watermelons. I grew up swimming and going to OHAC every summer that I can remember. I look forward to working with your kids to develop strong swimmers and strong relationships in the OHAC community!

 

If you have any questions about the swim team, please email swim@ohacpool.org.
If you have any questions about the dive team, please email dive@ohacpool.org.