Head CoachesJenni Halem

Overview: TIBU Celeste is the top level 10 & up group within the Hydro-Sonic organization. Members of this group have chosen swimming as their primary form of extracurricular activity, with the goal of making top regional meets. Exceeding the practice minimum is HIGHLY recommended. In addition, all swimmers in TIBU Celeste are expected to attend all PVS meets in which TIBU participates. This group is by invitation only based on top times and level of commitment. Any swimmer 10 and up who meets the minimum time requirements and is ready to make the sacrifice required to train at a high level can apply. Swimmers must submit their top times -- either PVS or MCSL -- in order to be considered for this group. Swimmers not interested in training at least three times per week should instead apply for the Junior Developmental program. Swimmers will be expected to train consistently throughout the year in order to attain their personal goals.

Target Meet(s): Holiday Invitational, IMX, JO’s, Zones, All Stars

Goals: Swimmers enrolling in this group must have a set of goals

Time Standards: Please contact the office for Celeste Time Standards.

Program Basics:
Coach recommendation required
•  THREE-FOUR practices per week recommended (SIX practices per week maximum), dryland required
•  Participation in meets required                                                                                                                    

•  Requires coaches approval


Practice Schedule


Equipment Requirements:

* Rubber Training Fins

* 3 caps

* 2 goggles (at least 2 at all times)

* Extra suit in practice bag

* Proper Dryland Attire: gym clothes, sneakers-no flip-flops

* Finis Alignment kick board 

* Snorkel 

Attendance Policy:
• Swimmers must attend a minimum of 3 practices per week.
• Swimmers must attend the dryland portion of all water practices attended.
• If a swimmer is not able to meet the 3 practice minimum on a given week due to illness or emergency (excused absence), written documentation (parent note or email) must be submitted to the office.
* If a swimmer has missed more than one week of minimum practices at the end of each four week period, they will be removed from the TIBU Celeste group and enrolled in the High School Prep or Jr. Development group. There will be no warnings. The family is responsible for paying all costs associated with the initial program. Swimmers will have the opportunity to return to the competition program after a goal meeting is held with the coaches.

* Travel Meet Policy: A swimmer must meet a minimum of 80% practice attendance in order to attend any travel meets.