Tommy, BT Raider and volunteer Voyager coach, looks back at his Face-Up First beginning.
AT-A-GLANCE SCHEDULES - Visit my fall page to view class availability and see student names: Jeanie Neal Fall Lessons Click for printer-friendly .pdf of these at-a-glance schedules.
Notes: I have confirmed with Brownell Talbot that 3:30-6:30 PM weekday lessons at BT are not an option for fall. As of June 15, BT has not yet decided on pool availability weekday mornings. So, I am moving ahead at OHB. If the evening time at BT becomes available, I will email everyone who is registered for fall to let you know that you have another option. I will process any change requests by giving first preference to those who were registered for summer at those evening times, and after that, in the order received. This is an up-to-date schedule for my lessons. Please register now. Thank you!
I'm not very good at sending out informative emails, or even keeping an email list up to date. I hope to send out an email this week regarding the new swimming locations. In the meantime, here is some more information on fall locations.
I certainly hope not. BT has confirmed that the pool will not be available for lessons on Saturday mornings or weekday afternoons/evenings between 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. Coach Shelby and I have secured pool time at alternate locations for these times. We are still waiting to hear from BT on any possible weekday times or Sunday evening times or weeknights after 6:30 PM. If any of those become available, we will try to take advantage of that opportunity. We love BT! Meanwhile, we are moving forward with the places where we have confirmed pool time.
iNspire Swim and Fitness Studio
iNspire's new location in Elkhorn is under construction. I will be teaching there on Thursday evenings as soon as they open. In addition to my lessons, iNspire, like the Grand Island YMCA will be a licensed provider of my Face-Up First® lessons and have their own instructors. To register for my lessons at iNspire, use this link to go to my fall page: Jeanie Neal Fall Lessons. I'll post the iNspire Swim & Fitness Studio link as soon as it goes live. You can learn a little more about the iNspire swim team by visiting their website: iNspire Swim Team
Omaha Home for Boys
I've been teaching Face-Up First lessons at OHB for over ten years. This is not new so much as returning. It's a wonderful pool and the staff has been very kind to me and to Brownell Talbot. We used to use their pool every year for four months, during the high school swimming season. We moved our lessons over their when the high school team moved in to BT after school. Now both the Duchesne high school team and iNspire Swim Team use OHB so our space is limited. (You will notice on the lesson schedule that the times are different for high school season and not-high-school-season.)
The pool itself is identical in size to BT's pool. It's a six-lane, 25-yard pool with a one-meter diving board. The locker rooms are larger and a little more updated than BT's. They have private showers. There is no spectator gallery, so parents sit on deck.
Parking is easy. You can park right at the front door and the pool is located only a few feet inside the entrance.
At BT, we rent the pool by the lane, so Coach Shelby and I typically share lane one. I rent additional lanes for the Voyager program. At OHB, they only rent out the entire pool, not individual lanes. Coach Shelby and I will have lots of room to spread out. We are discussing adding some practice and play times for parents and students. And my favorite perk to being forced to rent an entire pool: Splash Meets are coming back! We will start hosting Splash Meets and other swimming parties and events beginning in September. Watch this NEWS section for schedule updates.
There is one exception to the "rent-the-whole-pool" agreement. I have worked out a deal with iNspire Swim Team to share one lane of the pool during their full-pool rental. The time frame that we will share is 4;45 pm - 5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. This is a great time slot for families who have children on the team and children in lessons. iNspire was very kind to let us use some of their time to run lessons. OHB is not available to us from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM, so Coach Shelby and I are trying to make up for all those "lost" lessons by offering as much during the afternoon as we can squeeze in.
I've posted a video below of the Santa Skills Splash Coach Shelby and I hosted at OHB in December. You can get a little preview of the pool. (Yes, we had the lights out. It was a gorgeous, sunny, December day and the sunlight through the window was enough. It's a cheery, fun, place.)
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We swim for good times!
The summer session begins this Tuesday. View the schedule: Jeanie Neal Summer Lessons See you soon!
The fall session is a work in progress. View the schedule: Jeanie Neal Fall Lessons
Fall registration: Tuesday, May 29 is the first day that swimmers currently registered for summer may save their spots for fall. I'll update the schedule as more information becomes available. Registration opens to the public on June 24.
Practice Updates / Summer Practice Schedule
End of School & Memorial Day Break
NO Practice Thursday May 24, thru Monday, May 28, 2018
Summer Schedule begins Tuesday, May 29, 2018 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm and run through July 25, 2018
Summer Practice Schedule and days for all groups.
Monday 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Swim
Tuesday 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Swim/Dryland Tuesday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Swim
Thursday, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Swim/Dryland Thursday 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Friday, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Swim
Why do we call it the butterfly?
Because your butt flies!
What are the words for the butterfly arms?
Butt - Er - Fly (Butt=hips up on entry, Er=hand go down instead of out, Fly=recovery to side)
What are the words for the butterfly kick?
Butt, butt, butt, butt...
What is the breathing pattern for butterfly?
What is the rule for butterfly touches?
Touch the wall with two hands.
What is the most important thing in stroke technique?
What do we swim for? Good Times!
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Information about the fall schedule. Please read.
Beginning this fall, Brownell Talbot will no longer allow us to rent the pool for swimming lessons immediately after school. We will start lessons beginning with the 6:30 PM time slot. BT has not yet decided on available weekday and Saturday rental times. They may end up not having any available. We just don't know. BT will let us know, but it may not be until the end of June when they tell us. The lessons that are listed on my fall schedule page are all I have available at BT for fall as of today. I plan to be at iNspire on Thursday evenings during the same time slots I have this summer. We are grateful for any time we get at BT; and Coach Shelby and I are looking for another pool to handle the BT overflow. If you know of any available pool space, please let us know. I have over 160 swimmers enrolled so far this summer, and had over 170 swimmers at BT last fall, but have only 67 spots available at BT this coming fall. Coach Shelby will be posting her schedule soon. We will do our very best to accommodate as many swimmers as we can. I'll keep you posted on the pool search.
Registration Dates for Coach Neal: Families currently registered for summer, have from the first day of the summer session until June 17 to re-register for the same time for fall. I'll open registration to currently registered families into any remaining spots on the evening of June 17. I will open registration to the public at 6:00 PM on Sunday, June 24. I will post Coach Shelby's registration dates soon. Please check back.
BT Students/Faculty/Staff: $3.00
- Friday, May 4, 7:15 am to 8:15 am
- Saturday, May 5, 8:00 am to 9:00 am
- Monday, May 7, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 9, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Friday, May 11, 7:15 am to 8:15 am
- Monday, May 14, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Tuesday, May 15, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Wednesday May 16, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Friday, May 18, 7:15 am to 8:15 am
- Monday, May 21, 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm
- Tuesday, May 22, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 23, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Thursday, May 24, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm.
- Tuesday, May 29, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Wednesday, May 30, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
- Thursday, May 31, 8:00 am to 12:00 PM