News and Notes

News and Notes

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has recovered, or in the process of recovering, from the Holidays.  We are happy to announce our normal practice schedule is back under way!  Thank you to all our FCYST families for making adjustments to their normal schedules and for all your patience over the past few weeks as we had to deal with one of our pool locations being closed.  We also wanted to say a big thank you for bringing in snacks and coming back to the Y late at night to pick up your kids from our Lock In on Friday night! We all had a blast! Please make sure your swimmers are dressed appropriately during this cold spell, especially as they leave practice with wet hair.  As always, please review the information below for important dates and other important team information. 



-Swim Meet Reminder: When we have information about the meet in Oshkosh this weekend we will share it ASAP. Because of the meet we will not have practices on Friday or Saturday the 5-6 of January.

-Splash For Cash Raffle Winners:  Huge thank you to all who participated and got their raffle stubs and money in by the due date!  The Top Individual Sales of each group go to:  Amelia Olson (Developmental Teal), Katelyn Bottchen (Developmental Blue), Jakob Duquaine (Age Group), Sadie Wendell (Juniors), Gabby LeCaptain (Seniors).  They will all be receiving a FCYST team towel and a $20 iTunes Gift Card within the next few weeks.  The Top Individual Sale for the team goes to Amelia Olson.  She will be receiving a Speedo Swim Bag for her efforts.   And the Family with the most calendar sales who will receive a $225 credit towards Spring/Summer Registration Fees was the Olson Family!  Congrats!  We will start drawing for the cash winners starting on January 5.  Two winners will be drawn each week day.  Winners will be contacted by the Swim Team office and a check will be mailed to them.  There is a tab on the right side of our team website that will list all of the winners. 

-GBY Titletown Freeze, January 19-21:  The deadline to register your swimmer for this meet is January 6.  Here is the link to pre-order T-shirts for this meet  The deadline for ordering T-shirts is January 10. 

-Schroeder A+, February 2-4:  The deadline for this meet is January 15.  Please take note that there are time standards that your swimmer must have in order to register for this meet.  Swimmers also need to be USA registered to attend.  Please review the meet information on our website if you have any questions or let one of the coaches know. 

-Feeding America, January 31:  Our team will be volunteering with the Feeding America program on January 31 from 5-7 PM.  Registration is open at this time to both swimmers and their parents.  Swimmers must be 10 years of age to volunteer per the requirements of Feeding America.  All those under the age of 18 need to fill out the consent form and have it signed by a parent or guardian.  If there are still open volunteer spots after January 10, other family members will be able to sign up to volunteer.  More information as well as sign up is available on our team website.  A big part of the YMCA values involves giving back to the community.  Thank you in advance for your help! We will be cancelling practice for all groups this night. 

-FCYST Winter Hats:  We still have a few of the knit winter hats with FCYST embroidered on them for sale.  They are nice and thick and do a great job keeping wet heads warm after practices during the winter.  They are being sold for $20 and will be billed to your account.  Please contact John, Elizabeth or Melinda if you would still like to purchase one or a team t-shirt.