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The Forest Area Swim Team (FAST) offers training and practice groups for swimmers of all ages and ability levels. It is the goal of the FAST Frogs to offer age specific training for all of our athletes geared towards challenging each individual and developing each individual to the best of THEIR abilities.

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Practice Questions

Afternoon or Morning?

  • In May, the FAST Frogs practice after school. 
  • After RRISD school is over (typically June), practices are moved to the morning. 

How long is afternoon practice?

  • Tadpoles practice for 30 minute sessions, Monday - Thursday
  • Pollywogs practice for 45 minute sessions, Monday - Thursday
  • Frogs practice for 60 minute sessions, Monday - Thursday

What time is afternoon practice for Tadpoles?

  • Time slots for Tadpoles are assigned with parent input. Either a google form or a sign-up genius will be sent to the email account on the swimmer's registration. Check your email for information after registration.
  • Time slots are 5:15 - 5:45 pm or 5:45-6:15 pm or 6:15 - 6:45 pm

What time is afternoon practice for Pollywogs and Frogs?

  • Time slots are assigned by age and level. Coaches will determine the best way to balance the staff and pools. 
  • An example of last year's schedule is here.

How long do Tadpoles, Pollywogs & Frogs practice during morning practice?

  • Tadpoles practice for 30 minute sessions, Monday - Thursday*
  • Pollywogs practice for 45 minute sessions, Monday - Friday
  • Frogs practice for 60 minute sessions, Monday - Friday
  • *If Tadpoles are going to swim in the meet, they are invited to Pollywog practice on Friday mornings.

What time is morning practice for Tadpoles?

  • Time slots for Tadpoles are assigned with parent input. Either a google form or a sign-up genius will be sent to the email account on the swimmer's registration. Check your email for information after registration.
  • Time slots are 8:30 - 9:00 am or 9:00-9:30 am or 9:30 - 10:00 am

What time is morning practice for Pollywogs and Frogs?

  • A practice time for 13 & older swimmers is assigned by the coaching staff.
  • The coaching staff will also select a "coach select" group of swimmers and assign them a practice time. 
  • The remaining 12 & Under Frogs and Pollywogs will be assigned time slots with parent input. Either a google form or a sign up genius will be sent to the email address on the swimmer's registration after registration and several weeks after afternoon practice begins. This allows the coaching staff time to assess the swimmers and determine if the swimmer's level is appropriate. 
  • Pollywog time slots are 7:00-7:45 am or 7:45-8:30 am or 8:30 - 9:15 am or 9:15 - 10:00 am. 
  • Frog time slots are 6:30-8:15 am (13& over) or 8:15 - 9:45 (coach select) or (12 & Under) 7:00 - 8:00 am or 8:00 - 9:00 am or 9:00 am - 10 am

Where do Tadpoles practice?

  • Tadpoles typically practice at FC3 pool. 

Where do Pollywogs practice?

  • During afternoon practice, Pollywogs are at Lake Forest pool.
  • During morning practice, Pollywogs are at Forest Creek pool.
  • During morning practice, one day a week will be designated to practice at Lake Forest to practice diving. (Flip Flop Friday)

Where do Frogs practice?

  • During afternoon practice, Frogs are at Lake Forest pool.
  • During morning practice, 13 & Over Frogs and Coach Select Frogs are at Lake Forest. 
  • During morning practice, 12 & Under Frogs are at Forest Creek. 
  • During morning practice, one day a week will be designated to practice at Forest Creek for the 13 & Over Frogs and Coach Select Frogs. (Flip Flop Friday).
  • During morning practice, one day a week will be designated to practice at Lake Forest for the 12& Under Frogs to practice diving. (Flip Flop Friday). 

Additional Practice Notes: 

  • We reserve the right to change this practice schedule or practice pool location to accommodate swimmer registration numbers, staffing levels, balance the pools, etc. 
  • FAST Frogs have optional practices on Memorial Day and 4th of July in the morning.
  • We cannot accommodate swimmer's summer camp schedules or vacation schedules. 
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