June 9, 2013
Swim Team News – 6/9/13
More than half of our team has come to one of our first two time trials. We’ve had great fun and perfect weather! Here is the information for the last two time trial meets -
Warmup @ 7:45am
8U @ 8:00am
10U @ 7:35am
12U+ @ 9:15am
Warmup @ 6:45pm
8U @ 7:00pm,
10U @ 7:40pm
12U+ @ 8:20pm
We also have a short five-minute warm up before the last two sessions.
Senior Practice Helpers
We’d like to “link-up” our oldest and youngest swimmers. One idea is to have some of the seniors come by the 8U & 10U practices and join in. The younger would sure get a kick out of this. We could also use the older kids as examples when we are teaching new concepts. Interested swimmers should email Coach Matt to find a day that works for everyone.
Sheridan Beach Meet (6/27) or Home “Mini-Meet” (6/25)
Because the Sheridan Beach pool has only 4 lanes, bringing our entire 260+ member team would be difficult. Swimmers will be assigned to either the 6/27 "road" meet or our 6/25 home meet. If you have a preference, please email Coach Matt with your thoughts.
Our 5, 6, and 7-year old swimmers and our newer 9,10,11,and 12-year old swimmers may find the “mini-meet” to be a great way to start the season. We will begin at 7:15pm. Kids should arrive by 6:45pm for warm-up. All participants will have the opportunity to swim up to four events, including relays. We’ll have ribbons and snacks as well. We should finish by 8:15pm.
Swimmers attending the Thursday away meet at Sheridan Beach will have 2-4 events (including relays), depending on the numbers of swimmers in their age group. Warm up for away meets starts at 5:25pm. The meet will end around 9:45 or 10:00pm.
Race Classes/Swim Lessons
Many swim team members still participate in either swim lessons or race classes. While we do try and cover all of the strokes and skills in workout, the smaller class sizes of our lesson program (and our great instructors) can really make a difference. Check with any of the coaches or office staff about which lesson your child should sign up for. Register for lessons at the pool office.
Swim Team Dues Reminder
Pay by June 15 to receive a discount off of your swim team fees. Early payment dues are $100 per swimmer or $250 per family. Regular fees are $120 per swimmer or $275 per family. Also remember to update your SSSL paperwork and concussion form. Swimmers will not be allowed to compete in meets until the SSSL form is completed. New copies are available on the swim team website or in the office. You can email a pdf of the forms to firstname.lastname@example.org if you can’t make it down to the pool.
Tie Dye Shirts!
We’re heading back to the 60’s!
Baby let your hair hang down….
Order your Aqua Club shirt for our June 25th Tie Dye party! Tank & t-shirts available with Aqua Club in bold letters on the front. Orders due Saturday, June 17th. Download order form here.
Thanks – and see you at the pool!