Learn to swim! Make a new friend! Be part of the team!
The Kellogg Club Swim Team has a rich history of being the cornerstone of the summer season at the pool. Over 85% of our children are on the swim team. For a new member, this is a great way to make new friends and immerse your family in the KC culture.
We are a summer program with goals to have fun, learn skills and be a team member. Our program is instructional, but we also have state and nationally ranked swimmers. Due to social distancing rules, we can no longer provide hands on instruction in the water. The swimmer must be able to swim a full lap on their own in order to participate.
SWIM TEAM SEASON
Monday through Friday except 7/3 (no practice Friday 7/3).
**Registration is now closed. Scroll to the bottom to view prior swim team seasons.**
Instructions for registering:
Click "Register Now" button.
Choose "Sign Up Yourself" (as a parent - no fee)
Choose "Me+ ___ guests" (fill in the number of swimmers)
Once you register your children, under Registrant Information, your name will appear as well as your children's names. Do not be concerned that your name appears. Charges only apply to your children. The total cost: one child is $130, two children $225, three children $315 and four children $385. Pay online via PayPal or drop off a check at the mansion's mailbox (next to front door). No swimmer can participate until registration is completed and paid in full.
Swim Team Practice Schedule:
Starts Monday June 29th.
Ends Friday July 31st.
11 and over practice: 7:30am - 9:00am
9/10 practice: 9:00am - 10:00am
8 and under practice: 9:45am - 10:45am
We will be including dry land into this year’s practice to accommodate how many swimmers can be in the pool at a time.
For families that have multiple children, you have the option to follow the above schedule or keep your children together at practices. If families choose to keep children together, the younger sibling will swim up unless they are an 8 and under. For example: if a family has two children, one being 10 years old and one being 7 years old, the 10 year old will swim in the 8 and under age group. If a family has two children, one being 9 years old and one being 12 years old, the 9 year old will swim up in the 11/12 age group/11 and over age group.
****Please note the following social distancing swim team rules****
- There will be a max of 8 swimmers in the pool at a time due to social distancing: 1 swimmer in shallow end, 1 swimmer in deep end per lane
- Swimmers must come in their swimsuit and leave in their swimsuit (special cases will be permitted if a swimmer needs to change, given coach approval).
- Only one swimmer will be allowed to use the bathroom at a time during practice.
- Swimmers will not be allowed to loan each other caps or goggles this season due to health concerns (unless they are siblings).
- Swimmers are not allowed to share water bottles (i.e no water falling each others’ water) unless they are siblings.
- Swimmers are required to have their bags on deck 6 ft apart, preferably on the side of the pool closest to where they will enter for practice (i.e not allowed to have their bags at the picnic tables, on the grass, or at the pool house).
- Swimmers who arrive early to practice will wait either on the grass or at the picnic tables before moving to the deck after the previous practice has ended.
Swim Team Meet Schedule:
Meets will take place on Saturday mornings 8:00am - 10:30am.
To adhere to the new procedures and policies, all practices and meets will take place at Kellogg prior to the pool opening. The meets will be scored based on times, as we will be virtually competing against each Jockey Hollow League club for every meet. Parents/families are welcome to attend the meets, but must abide by all social distancing requirements. We ask that parents stay off the pool deck during meets unless they are volunteering or escorting their child to their event to allow for the social distancing. Parents will be responsible for ensuring that their children are in the right place and time for the events they are swimming.
Parent Volunteering Sign Up
All practices and meets require a Social Distancing Coordinator. At every meet, we also need a Starter, Runner, Photographer, 2 Timers, 2 Marshalls and 2 Ribbon Writers. With fewer participating families this year, we need your help. Parents are required to volunteer for at least 3 meets (any role) and at least 1 Social Distancing Coordinator position during practice. We greatly appreciate your support and understanding as we pull together and do our collective best to make this season possible for our kids.
The Social Distance Coordinator will provide a similar role as the Pool Ambassador.
Please read more about this here: Swim Team Social Distancing Coordinator
Swim Team Handbook
Kellogg Club Swim Team Handbook
Swim Team Contact Email
Jockey Hollow Swim League Member Directory
Jockey Hollow League Member Directory
Swim Team Registered Chaperone
A Swim Team Chaperone is an adult chaperone who transports a Swim Team Member under the age of 12 years old to/from a Swim Team practice and monitors the children during the practice. Members who have children participating on the Swim Team and require a Swim Team Registered Chaperone are required to pre-register their Swim Team Chaperone by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Swim Team Coaches
Victoria Ratliff – 5th Year Head Coach
Victoria Ratliff will be returning for her 5th season and her second season as head coach. Victoria is currently studying Psychology with a minor in Marine Science at Coastal Carolina University and is on track to graduate in the spring. In addition to her academics, Victoria is also a Resident Advisor for incoming freshmen for the second year in a row Victoria has been swimming competitively since she was 10 years old at the Greater Morris YMCA, Somerset Hills YMCA, and her high school varsity swim team. She is currently swimming in college and attended USA Swimming Nationals in the past. She has also been teaching children with special needs since 6th grade through Kids2Kids and was one of the original founding board members of Kids2Kids.
Grace Miller- 2nd Year Coach
Grace Miller is returning to the Kellogg Club Swim Team for her second season as an assistant coach. Grace graduated from Morristown High School this year and will be attending Northeastern University in the Fall, where she will be swimming for their women’s swim and dive team. She has swum competitively for 12 years and was on the Morristown High School swim team for all 4 years of high school. She is also a member of the Morris County Swim Club. Grace holds numerous records on these teams and this year placed first in one individual event for the second year in a row and first in a relay at the NJ High School Meet of Champions. She has been mentoring special needs children through the Kids 2 Kids swim program for 6 years and is a board member for the organization. Grace is also an honoree of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association. Read more here.
Apprentice Coaches- CANCELLED IN 2020. We offer an apprentice program for junior coaches. These are unpaid positions. They are usually High School Swimmers that want to enter the coaching profession, and this is a great way to build their resume. Given our large number of young swimmers, these coaches are vital to our swimmers learning. If you are interested, contact Coach Victoria.
Parent Volunteer Contact information:
Annie Acken: email@example.com
Barbara Smith: firstname.lastname@example.org
Karla Gabre: email@example.com
If you have any questions, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prior Swim Team Seasons
Click here to view information and photos of the 2019 Swim Team Season (Dual Meet Champions and Jockey Hollow League Champions!):
2019 Swim Team Season
Click here to view information and photos of the 2018 Swim Team Season:
2018 Swim Team Season
Click here to view information and photos of the 2017 Swim Team Season:
2017 Swim Team Season
If you have any swim team pictures you would like to share, please email them to: email@example.com