Swim Team News 6/20/17


Morning Workouts Start Next Week!

Morning workouts start on Monday. If you still have school, you get the day off! Please notice that we are combining our 5-6 and 8U practices. This is a change from previous years.

Workout times are as follows -

13-18             7:15 – 8:15 AM

11-12             8:15 – 9:00 AM

9-10                9:00 – 9:45 AM

8 & Under     9:45 – 10:25 AM


Wedgwood Meet on Thursday

Please remember to let us know which meets you children are participating in. It makes our lineups much more manageable when we know who is actually going to show up. With 245+ swimmers, trying to find appropriate and logical event choices for each swimmer is a big task. Please do your part and keep us informed of your plans. If the registration window is locked, please email any change in your meet status.

“Pre-Meet” Events at Home Dual Meets

We’ll be running events for many of our younger 8U swimmers at 4:15 again this year. Our 8U groups are smaller than in the past so we will have the opportunity to also add a few heats for some of our older swimmers at this earlier time as well. Families will receive an email a day or two before each home meet confirming swim times for your children. If your work or commute plans don’t mesh with the 4:15 start time, please let me know.

Time Trials and Mini-Meet

Thanks to all of the parents who have helped to make our meets so smooth this year. Kris Harness, Jon Lewis, Peter Ottele, and Matt Shelden have especially been working overtime to get things done.

Remember that you can access your swimmer’s times on our website under “my meet results”.



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.

Weekend Starts & Turns Clinic Schedule

Pre-Register in the office to reserve your spot!  $10 per swimmer.

6/24, 7/8, 7/15

Volunteering at Meets

This year each family is asked to contribute five hours of volunteer time over the swim team season. If none of the evening meet jobs work for your family, let us know and we can try and find some other work options for you. Remember that this year there is a $25 per hour charge for any workshare hours left at the end of the season.

Look for the “job signup” buttons on the website next to each swim team event.

Thanks to Matt Shelden for helping to organize our volunteers. The timer turnout at time trials and mini-meet was fantastic. Great work!

Swim Team Event Emails

Team Unify (our website) is set up to send out automatic reminders for each swim team event. If you haven’t registered, or “declared” either yes or no for a meet, you will be sent additional messages.

Thanks – and see you at the pool!

Coach Matt