BEST SEASON SCHEDULE (subject to change)
Pre-Season Training Camp (adjusted remaining dates)
Tuesday May 4 4-5pm
Tuesday May 11 4-5pm
Tuesday May 18 4-5pm
Tuesday May 25 4-5pm
Thursday May 6 4-5pm
Thursday May 13 4-5pm
Thursday May 20 4-5pm
Thursday May 27 4-5pm
Sunday May 9 6-7pm
Sunday May 23 6-7pm
The remaining Pre-Season camp dates will be converted into Specialized Stroke, Start and Turn clinics in early-June. Dates and Times TBA.
Team Training - Phase 1 (Observation and Assessment)
Tuesday June 1
Practice Times TBA after Registration. Tentative schedule below.
Practice begins for the Boulder Elks Swim Team 2021. Over the course of about 10 days, the staff will observe each swimmer and develop assessments and game plans for their individual development and progression.
Team Training - Phase 2 (Purposeful Training)
Monday June 14 - Friday July 9
Purposeful training is just a term that describes practicing with small goals inside of a regular team practice setting. Everyone is going through a workout, but you are working on something specific to make yourself a better swimmer, inside that workout. Feedback is general to the group, and also specific to the individual athlete.
Team Training - Phase 3 (Explosive Training)
Monday July 12 - Friday July 23
Explosive training is a term that describes practicing with an elevated level of power, speed, focus and determination. In a nutshell, we go hard! There are two weeks remaining in the season and it's time to see, feel and measure how far we have come.
Meet Explanation and Information
Traditionally (pre-Covid) the Boulder Elks Swim Team will compete in the BVSSL (Boulder Valley Summer Swim League). And while everything was scratched last season for the Elks, we are bringing the program back this summer with many modifications.
The primary adjustment to this season is that the BVSSL will not be having a "traditional" season, but rather will be helping to facilitate programs and meets along the way with support.
Additionally, there will be no Prelims or Finals this season. Some programs are fielding smaller teams, some none at all, and some are going to treat the season as if it were any other.
To that end, we have chosen not to host or travel to any other pools this Summer. We will "compete" both virtually and within our own program. We will have days devoted to relays, time trials and racing. The full and complete schedule will be available prior to Memorial Day, and surprisingly, it will give all of us a couple of Saturdays off!
This season will be unlike any other before, but pieces of the program will translate into the future, beyond a pandemic-response season. We are excited to be developing an altered paradigm in the Summer Swim League world; a shift centered around fun but within an elevated concept of training and professionalism. We look forward to our athletes and our families sharing in this experiential moment!
Tentative Practice Schedule
13s & Over
There will be changes to some of the practice times during the Summer to allow for Time Trials, Competition and Intramural Relays. We will announce the Master Calendar prior to Memorial Day.
Yes, we would like for you to attend all practices.
Yes, you most likely will miss some things when you are not around.
Yes, being at practice makes you a better teammate.
No, we don't expect you to be at every practice because we know it's the Summer and you have lots of other things planned. Relax.
But when you can't make it to practice, let your coach know as soon as possible. It's not cool to just be a no-show.
And when you are at practice, you should try and be a few things; like happy, energetic, mindful and athletic.