News and Notes

News and Notes

Another busy weekend for our swim team as we will be participating in 2 swim meets this weekend.  We have 44 swimmers heading to Oshkosh this Friday for Swim Series #8.  We also have 12 swimmers who qualified for Schroeder A+ and will be swimming Friday-Sunday at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center in Brown Deer.  Best of luck to all this weekend!  Results from both swim meets can be found through the Meet Mobile app.  Please continue to read through the News and Notes carefully as we do have important information and we don’t want our families to miss anything.  Thanks again for all the support you give your children and all the FCYST families and coaches.



-Practice Changes: 

We will NOT have practice on Wednesday, Jan 31

We will NOT have morning practice for our Senior Blue swimmers on Thursday, Feb 1.

We will NOT have practices on Friday, Feb 2 or Saturday, Feb 3 as we are competing at the OSHY Swim Series #8 and the Schroeder A+ swim meets.

-Feeding America, Wednesday, January 31:  If you signed up to volunteer at Feeding America, you should’ve received an email from Brian Flanagan with specifics about the evening.  Please arrive on time and have all proper paperwork filled out and signed.  Appropriate clothing and shoes are required.  We are so fortunate to have this opportunity to give back to the community and help those in need.  A reminder that there will be no practices Wednesday, January 31 as coaches will be volunteering at Feeding America.

-OSHY Winter Invite, February 8-11:  If you missed the deadline for this meet, we will be taking additional entries until midnight tonight.  If you would like your swimmer added to this swim meet, email Coach John and Coach Elizabeth by the end of the day today. We are encouraging all Junior and Senior level swimmers to swim 1 event on Thursday and 2 events on Friday. These groups have been practicing hard and are more than ready to swim events that are longer and more challenging. Please encourage your athletes to pick events for these evenings and let your coaches know.

-Regionals, February 16-18:  The deadline for the Regionals Swim Meet is Monday, February 5.  There are no qualifying times for this meet, but swimmers do need to be USA registered to compete.



-Everyone Counts, March 10-11:  We will be hosting our second swim meet at the Oshkosh YMCA on March 10-11.  We had such an amazing turnout of volunteers for our Fall Invite and are looking forward to the same excitement for this meet.  Swim meets are a huge source of income for our team and helps to allow us to provide the many opportunities available to your athletes.  Job sign up will be open within the next week.  A reminder that each family is required to fill 4 volunteer spots each season.  This policy is in place to ensure we have enough volunteers to run an efficient, high quality swim meet. If you have already filled your requirement please wait a few days after the signup is open before filling in additional slots. If you are new to the team or have questions about any of the jobs please reach out to Jo Hemp, Kerri Schaefer, Amy Hodson or any of your coaches and other parents.

-Annual Swim Team Banquet, April 15:  We will be having our Annual Swim Team Banquet at Liberty Hall in the evening on April 15.  Please mark this date on your calendars as we would like all families to attend.  It is a night set aside to honor and celebrate all the hard work and accomplishments of our swimmers and the team.  More details will be available within the upcoming weeks.