Swim Team News 7-1-13


Swim Team News – 7/1/13


Mini-Meet and Sheridan Beach

Great job at both the Mini-Meet and at Sheridan Beach! We had over 110 swim on Tuesday in the most amazing monsoon that this area has ever seen. Thanks to the parents and swimmers for sticking it out and finishing strong! It is a meet that will never be forgotten. Even with the wild weather, there were smiles (and many best times) all around.

The weather was much better for Thursday’s Sheridan Beach meet. There were some incredible swims in all of the age groups. Thanks to the age group parents as well for helping get our kids to the blocks. We’re 1-0 on the year!


Swim Team Event Emails

Team Unify (our website) is set up to send out reminders for each swim team event.

Click the “More Information” link to find out warm-up times and other pertinent details. Don’t worry about “registering” for the meet. Just email me (or mark the chart at the pool) if you can’t show up.


Help at Home Meets

It takes a village (or at least 60 people) to run a swim meet. We need you!

Log on to our website, click on the appropriate “event”, and choose from a variety of jobs, including timing, setting and cleaning up, helping with ribbons, and getting our kids to their races on time.  You can also link to the job page through any email reminders that you receive.


Meet Check In

Once you arrive at a meet (home or away) please find your age group list and check off that you are here. If you are a younger swimmer, find your age-group parent and have them help you write down your events. As soon as warm-up is over, check back in and get ready for your first event. If it is a relay, find your teammates and stay together. If you can’t find someone, please let one of the coaches know.


Swim Lessons/Race Classes/Clinics

Be sure to sign up your swimmer for swim lessons, race classes, and Saturday clinics!

•Swim lesson instructors are fantastic and ready to help.

•Race classes are available as one or two week sessions.

•Saturday Clinics emphasize diving, turns, and stroke technique.


Banquet – Wednesday, 8/7 (Corrected Date)

Help needed to plan this event! Please let us know if you are interested in organizing this annual fun and memorable evening.




Tuesday, July 2nd during all morning workouts. 

Tie Dye your shirt! (Pre-ordered shirts will be available for pickup on Tuesday or bring your own white shirt to tie dye.)

Listen to music!  Eat hot dogs!  

Hot dog lunch (mid-morning snack) with chips and cookies available for purchase.  $4.00


Senior swimmers and parent volunteers needed to grill & serve hot dogs and help with tie dying.  Swimmers will pre-soak t-shirts during their workout and come to the lawn to rubber band and dye shirts after each workout. We'll start grilling dogs around 10:00am, and have them available until we run out of dogs or volunteers! 


Signup on the pool deck if you can help!


Pre-Meets (8U Meets)

With over 80 little ones, we can’t have everybody participate in every single meet. Please mark off on the “missing meet” sheets at the shallow end of the pool the meets you are not participating in (or email me at


General guidelines-

Younger swimmers

Pre-Meets (Home Only)

7/2, 7/9, 7/18, 7/23

4:00 – 5:00pm


Evening Home Meets Only

7/2, 7/9, 7/18, 7/23

5:00 – 9:45pm


Older Swimmers

All Meets (Home and Away)

6/26, 6/28, 7/10, 7/12, 7/17, 7/19, 7/24

5:00 – 9:45pm


8U participation list for this Tuesday’s View Ridge Meet is attached. Please let me know if we need to switch which meet your child is scheduled for.