Updated 8/27/2014

SwimCHS Meet Schedule 2014

Thursday Sept 11th
vs Gulf Breeze @
Destin YMCA
3:30 Warmup
4pm Meet Start

Wednesday Sept 24th
Tri meet in Panama City
at Frank Brown Park
on Panama City Beach
2:30 Warmups
Early Dismissal

Saturday Sept 27th
Gulf Breeze Invitational
8AM meet start
The CLUB in
Gulf Breeze









Contact Coach Jamie
Jamie Garea
(850) 374-2207
Kenwood Elementary
15 Eagle Street, FWB 32547
5th grade teacher, (850)833-3570
Choctaw High School - Swim Coach,
Pryor Middle School- Swim Coach
South Walton Fire District -
   Junior Lifeguard Coordinator

Coach's Notes

After a fantastic first week of practice I am looking forward to our second week. I still have yet to see some of you and hope you are close to wrapping up your summer schedule and are ready to get in the swim groove.
Monday's & Friday's practices will be normal- out of pool at 6:45, strength and stretching for 20 - 30 minutes.
Wednesday's practice will end as soon as the kids are out of the water. All swimmers must be gone from the Y BEFORE 7:15- so be there at 7 if you tend to run late.
I will hold a SHORT meeting for first time parents or anyone else who would like to meet with me at 7am on Friday. I have to leave before 7:30 so it will be quick. On Thursday afternoon I will get all information out about our swim season emailed out to you. Any questions can be addressed through email or at the meeting.
The following week all swimmers will be dismissed by 6:30 on Monday and Wednesday in order for them to make it to SPEAR on time. By Friday most upper classmen will not need to go to SPEAR so we will play Friday by ear.
I wont know anything more about meets until my district planning meeting- which has yet to be set. 


Team News

It is that time of year again!!!!
It was great to see some old and new faces this morning at practice. Looks like we are going to have a great team!!!
I have a couple of tentative dates for you:

Thursday Sept 11 vs gulf breeze at the destin Y- still waiting to hear from the Y. 3:30 warm up, 4 pm meet start - Parents will be needed in order for us to host this meet - No bus

Wednesday Sept 24 Tri meet in panama city @ Frank Brown Park 2:30 warm ups which means an early dismissal from school- I will drive a bus for this one

Saturday Sept 27 - Gulf Breeze Invitational - this meet usually runs 8am until 2 or 3 pm depending on the number of schools attending- I will drive the bus
Please note the policy that all swimmers are required to ride the bus to and from the meets. Swimmers will need to come to me to discuss any reasons they are not going to ride the bus. The only excuses accepted are other school functions in the same area or that you must leave early for, i.e. band competitions or cross country meets. Parents are welcome to ride the bus as well. 
Assume these meets are a go, but understand if we have to cancel or change them. i just want to give you as much heads up as I can.

We are looking to be in the water on August 4 - again, waiting on the Y. Our practice times will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 4:45 - 7:15 if the Y and the school approves this schedule. Swimmers will need to come in athletic shoes each day as we will be starting the day with 20- 25 minutes of plyometrics, calisthenics, strength training and stretching. Other required items are water and extra caps and goggles. 
I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. I can't wait to see everyone and catch up with how you are!!!

Jamie Garea


If you are interested in swimming in college you need to register with the NCAA Clearinghouse. It is something you do online.

Coach Jamie

Prevent Swimmer's Ear

Swimmer's ear is 100% preventable and missing a week of practice right now is detrimental to your training. You can prevent swimmers ear by simply putting alcohol drops in your ears every day after practice. It's that easy. No one is immune to this. The chlorine in the pool kills everyone's natural bacteria lining that protects the ear. Get with a buddy and treat each other before you leave the Y. Don't let your team mate go to school without it. Further information can be found HERE.

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