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News from the Pool- Week of February 12

News from the Pool- Week of February 12

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Th 2/15- Last day of Winter Race Team (blue and yellow groups)

M 2/26- Last day to RSVP for 4/21-22 Long Course Meet in Morgan Hill

 

Th 3/1- Personalized team apparel order due (caps and parkas)

S/S 3/3-4- OAQ Meet, Willow Glen HS (all RSVPed swimmers)

M ⅗- Spring Race Team begins (blue and yellow groups)

F-S 3/16-18- Junior Olympics (qualifiers only)

M 3/26- Last day to RSVP for 5/19-20 Long Course Meet in Morgan Hill

 

Th-Su ⅘-8- Far Westerns (qualifiers only)

Th 4/12- Last day of Spring Race Team at Crossgates

S/S 4/21-22- Long Course Meet in Morgan Hill

 

S/S 5/19-20- Long Course Meet in Morgan Hill

Th 5/24- Last day of Spring Race Team at PHS

 

PRESENTATION (PHS) SCHEDULE

Group at PHS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Senior

3:45-5:15pm

5:30-7am, 3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

8-10am

Varsity

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

8-10am

Prep

6:30-7:30pm

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

4-5:15pm

10-11am

JV+

 

4:30-5:15pm

4:30-5:15pm

4:30-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

8-10am

JV

 

4:30-5:15pm

4:30-5:15pm

4:30-5:15pm

 

9-10am

Gold 1

4:30-5:15pm

5:15-6pm

 

5:15-6pm

   

Gold 2

5:15-6pm

     

4:30-5:15pm

9-10am

Race Team

5:15-6:00, 6:00-6:45 or 6:45-7:30pm

5:15-6:00, 6:00-6:45 or 6:45-7:30pm

5:15-6:00, 6:00-6:45 or 6:45-7:30pm

5:15-6:00, 6:00-6:45 or 6:45-7:30pm

   

 

CROSSGATES (XG) SCHEDULE

Group at XG

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Prep

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

4-5:15pm at PHS

10-11am at PHS

JV+

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm

3:45-5:15pm at PHS

8-10am at PHS

JV

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm

 

9-10am at PHS

Gold

4:45-5:30pm

4:45-5:30pm

 

4:45-5:30pm

   

Race Team

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7:00

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7:00

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7:00

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7:00

   

 

GILROY MEET RECAP

This weekend proved why we pay so much in property taxes to live here!  What a gorgeous way to spend time outdoors watching the kids practice their racing skills.  Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to time, officiate and coordinate our parents; we couldn’t do it without you!  Our swimmers had some truly amazing swims this weekend.  SO many with 100% lifetime bests and others who conquered their very first meet with some VERY big races.  It was great to see the swimmers put their practice skills into real life racing situations.  There is still more to learn though and I hope your swimmers left the meet knowing they did well, but that there is still more to work on.  We look forward to further honing those skills this week and into the weeks ahead.  Ribbons will be available by Wednesday.

*Results can be found under “My Account” and then “My Meet Results” on the team website.  

 

RACE TEAM EVALUATIONS

The Blue and Yellow group coaches are in the final stages of evaluations for our “swim team report cards”.  These are assessments for all the strokes, basic skills and if they are ready to move onto the next level.  From what I know, we are the only team that provides this kind of swim team feedback to the beginning levels.  These snapshots of their skills are to guide the swimmers on what to continue working on with consistent practice.  It is normal for one aspect of their swimming, say “streamlines” to go from “outstanding” one session, to “approaching standard” the next time.  It’s all about how they are remembering to put their best effort forward each and every practice.  

 

In regards to moving up to the next level, we are very cautious to make sure the swimmers are VERY ready to tryout the next group before we make that recommendation.  It is not uncommon to do 3-12 sessions in the blue or yellow group before trying out for the next level.  Swimmers are ready when they are ready both physically and developmentally.  We appreciate your patience with the process! Evaluations are mailed after the session ends.  If you do not receive one by 2/26, please contact us.  

 

SPRING RACE TEAM AND SUMMER LESSONS

Reminder: Spring Race Team registration is NOW OPEN to all current members. If your blue or yellow group swimmer would like to join us for the next session (beginning in March), please be sure to register sooner than later! Registration is open on the “Spring Race Team” link on the homepage. (This does NOT apply to Gold, JV, JV+, Prep, Varsity or Senior swimmers as they are registered for their monthly fee based groups until July 2018.)

 

Any younger swimmers out there ready to start some summer fun???  Our May-September swim school at Presentation HS is NOW OPEN.  Don’t delay if you know the weeks and time of day that you need your lessons.   www.swimatpres.org  

 

TEAM APPAREL SITE

Check out the SwimOutlet team store: http://www.swimoutlet.com/swimsouthbay

(BAY receives equipment credit with EVERY purchase made throughout their website to use for kickboards, fins and buoys!  You don’t need to only buy BAY branded apparel; even goggle, swim bag or bikini purchases help the team.)

 

Click here to order personalized silicone caps and parkas.  Caps and parkas will only be ordered 4x/ye ar (next order is 3/1.)  Check out the “Parent Info” tab, then click on “Team Gear”.  We will bill your account directly for personalized gear ordered thru the google form.

 

If you are looking to buy a team suit, please contact Illusions Activewear directly.  They are open M-F 9-5pm (138 Gilman Avenue off Campbell Avenue between the Pruneyard and downtown) or available to order over the phone, 408-370-3954.  Let them know you are looking for a BAY team suit.  They also have some amazing practice suits (and real deals in their bargain bins!)