February 5, 2018
Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents,
Congratulations to the 8-unders for winning CT Y States!!!
In addition, the Water Rats had a great meet at Chelsea Piers with many best times!
Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help time and officiate at both meets. Go WRAT!
Remember this weekend is the Annual Pancake Breakfast!
A FEW NOTES ♪♫
Ø SICK SWIMMERS
o Pancake Breakfast
o Red & Blue Group Social - Fairfield Rock Climb
o 2018 HMST 8 - under Finale
o Discovery and Challenger Group Social - Bowlmor Norwalk
Ø CHAMPIONSHIPS MEETS – Looking ahead
Ø PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
PARENT EDUCATION – Relays and How They Are Put Together
Ø SWIM TRIVIA
Recently there have been a number of swimmers who have been sick.
There are still swimmers getting ill during this cold and flu
season. A swimmer recently test positive for the Flu B strain. The
swimmer experienced the following symptoms; headaches, lethargic
and nausea. The Flu is highly contagious if your child is
experiencing symptoms please visit your doctor before being them to
Host Team: Water Rat Senior Team
Date: February 10, 2018 Saturday (8:30AM – 11:30AM)
For: For Everyone, Swimmers, Friends and Family
Location: Branson Hall at Christ and Holy Trinity Church
(across from Aux Delices),
Cost: $8 per person for adults and children 13 and over
$5.00 for children ages 6-12
Free for children 5 and under
Social: Red & Blue Group Social - Fairfield Rock Climb
Date: February 11, 2018 Sunday (3:00PM – 5:00PM)
For: For Swimmers in the Red & Blue Groups
Location: Rock Climb Fairfield,
Cost: $ 15 per swimmer, pizza and snacks will be provided
Sign up will be coming soon on Team Unify. Please sign up early to ensure we have reserved enough space and belayers. Please note: All climbers will need to have a parent / guardian complete an online waiver before participating in climbing activities.
Meet: 2018 HMST 8 - under Finale
Host Team: Hamden Hall Aquatic Club
Date: February 18, 2018 Sunday
For: For 8-under Swimmers Only
Location: Hopkins School,
Sessions: Sunday morning: 8:00AM warm up / 9:00AM start, Check in by 7:45am
Social: Discovery and Challenger Group Social - Bowlmor Norwalk
Date: March 25, 2018 Sunday (1:15PM – 2:45PM)
Please arrive at 1:00 for shoe rentals
Deadline: Please RSVP by Friday, March 16
Sign up on Team Unify. Please sign up early to ensure we have reserved enough space.
For: For Swimmers in the Discovery & Challenger Groups
Location: Bowlmor Norwalk - 701 Connecticut Avenue, Norwalk
Cost: Price - $20 per child (siblings welcome) includes shoe rental, bowling, pizza and soft drinks for kids. Your credit card on file will be charged automatically after the event.
We encourage parents to stay and mingle! Any questions please contact Sari Berkowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org
March 2 - 4 Regional Championships – Location TBD
ELIGIBILITY FOR REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: All the following criteria must be met:
Please RSVP on Team Unify
- Swimmers must be 2018 CT-registered members of USA Swimming
- A participating swimmer must have swum in at least one CSI regularly-scheduled sanctioned meet in the 2017-2018 Short Course season and before the final entry deadline.
- Events must not be swum for the first time at this meet.
- Swimmers must not have bettered the maximum time standards since January 1, 2017.
- Swimmers may not compete in any event in which they have achieved a 2018 Short Course Age Group Championship qualifying time.
To be eligible for the below meets, each swimmer MUST have achieved the qualifying time for an individual event.
March 8 - 11 CT Senior SCY Championships – Wesleyan University
March 11 2018 YMCA New England Championships (8 – under) – Cambridge MA
March 15 - 18 CT Age Group SCY Championships – Chelsea Piers
March 29 - 31 2018 Eastern Zone SCY Age Group Championships – Webster NY
April 3 - 7 2018 YMCA SCY National Championships – Greensboro, NC
PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
Saturday February 10
Challenger I, Challenger II, Senior 3 – 7:00 – 8:30AM
Discovery 1 8:30 - 9:30AM
Red & Blue 8:30-9:30AM
There are were a lot of items left behind at the Chelsea Piers Meet!
Items included were sweat pants, t-shirts, goggles, caps, towels and lunch bags.
Please come by the office and claim your missing items.
Are you a swim geek? Do you like cool swimming videos?
Thanks to “Swim Fast” here is an awesome video on “ The secrets of the Individual Medley Turns”
Did you know? The 1956 Games in Melbourne saw the introduction of the flip turn to faster change directions at the end of the lane.
Remember… No Deposit No Return