News for Week of June 25th - July 1st

Can you believe we are here??  The last week of the Tidalwaves competition season followed by two very fun and celebratory events!  Apologies for having to cram so much info into this e-mail...with the competition season shorter this year, we're doing a lot more cramming than we are used to.  Believe us, though, putting in the effort to read and understand the below will be like finishing a race with your head down and no breathing in the last 5 yards--you'll know you finished the season giving it your all!

Regular Practice Schedule for Monday, June 25th

Please attend practice tonight at your regularly scheduled time.  Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, June 26th, the Taper Schedule Begins!

Coach Marie's Taper Practice Schedule Begins Tuesday, June 26th

The TAPER pace/rest,(sharpen/fine-tune skills), begins on Tuesday with a slightly modified schedule and goes through Thursday.  

Practice Group Practice Time
8 & Unders 3:50 - 4:25
9 - 10s 4:25 - 5:10
ALL 11 & Ups 5:10 - 6:10

Friday Is Pre Champs Warm-up, Spirit, and PASTA FEED for CHAMPS Swimmers

Yes, even a different schedule for Friday!  Coaches want the swimmers to be resting up for their big event on Saturday, so the workout is about channeling the excitement into the best race day performance of the season!  This includes coaches pep talks, a brief swim warm-up, decorating cars for the big event, and a PASTA feed for Swimmers only on the grassy area where tent city is usually set up.  Coaches want ALL CHAMPS swimmers at the pool at 4:00pm and home by 6:00pm sharp for early bedtime!  Parents, kids would love to be able to paint the windows of your car for the next day...bring a car if you can.

CHAMPS COMMITS DUE by 9:00am Tomorrow*

Here is the link to the Champs E-Mail.  Please click on it to get all the details about COMMITTING your swimmer to Champs by 9:00am tomorrow.  This is a big meet and the host team needs a little extra time to get all the entries pulled together. 

* For our Waterdog Candidates your commit is due by NOON TODAY to ensure your swimmer's name is on the Waterdog t-shirt.

Awards Banquet Registration is OPEN--Please Register Soon

Let the End of Season Celebration begin!  Swim team wouldn't be swim team without an end of season awards banquet!  Come relive the highs and lows of the 2018 season with YOUR TEAM!  There is no better way to bring closure to a season of fun than with Awards and Recognition for all those who helped make the season great.  Celebrate our team goals, our team accomplishments, and remember the fun we shared together.  Buffet dinner is served.  Registration for this event is required.  The whole family is welcome Click here to register and to find details on time and location.  $15/person online registration, $20/person at the door.

July 3rd Pool Party Extravaganza!  Sign Up to Bring Something

This event is FUN for the whole family!  Its a charming, old school picnic pot luck, with the best pool party the kids will get to experience.  TONS of large floats, no lane lines, a $600 coin dive, (don't forget an old sock--um, no holes though) to store the loot, and then a pot luck style picnic to enjoy with all our friends!  Click here to go to the event details and sign up on the sign up genius.  We would like sign ups by July 1st please.

July 4th Parade - Lots of Ways to Get Involved!

Waves have Spirit!!!   Wave Spirit is loud and proud.  Please come and join your team members to show OUR team spirit in the Larkspur Corte Madera  4th  of July Parade.  The theme of this year's parade is “ Friendships and Dreams Across the Generations ”...Almost sounds like it was written for Tidalwaves!  Come and help decorate the float, or donate candy for the team to pass out along the parade route, or walk in the parade...we still have room in our fabulous walking pool that will sure to be the most talked about piece of 'float art' in the parade!    E-mail  Jane  Fielding if you would like to make a candy donation.  Click here to sign up to be a part of the parade.  We do have to limit our numbers, and the sign up is filling up fast.  
Questions?   Contact our 4th of July Float Lead,  Jane  Fielding ( jane ).
SwiMarin Meet Wrap Up
I know, I usally lead with this...but with so much information to get out, this got shuffled to the bottom.   Our team was pumped and full of glee to be back in our home pool!  A remarkable amount of improvement was shown in this meet for this time of the season.   Let's hope we still have something left in the tank for Champs!  Please click here to see complete  Meet Results  on the website.  Click here to see a complete report of our team's  Best Times.  And, last but certainly not least, check out our very impressive list of swimmers who added their names as  All Star Qualifiers,  even if the meet is over, the accomplishment of reaching that time is still shout worthy.  Oh, and there is still one more opportunities to show 'em what you can do!  And take a look at the  Top 20 Swim report  which should be published later today as we all scramble to get ready for Champs, gulp!