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April 2018 Patriot News

April 2018 Patriot News

Table of Contents:

  1. Calendar Update
  2. Registration Reminders
  3. LC Meet Schedule
  4. Team Sponsorship Reminders
  5. Parent/Swimmer Education

 

 

Calendar Update

April 2018

Monday, April 2-Friday, April 6: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups, no changes.

Saturday, April 7: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am, Red 8-9:15am **Team Banquet/Luncheon 1-3pm in RecPlex Lakeview Room.

Sunday, April 8: Blue/Senior 1-3pm

 

Monday, April 9-Friday, April 13: Regular Practice Schedule, No Changes.

Saturday, April 14: Patriots Intra Squad swim meet, NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS

Sunday, April 15: NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS

 

Monday, April 16-Friday, April-Friday, April 20: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups, No Changes.

Saturday, April 21: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am, Red 8-9:15am

Sunday, April 22: Blue/Senior 1-3pm

 

Monday, April 23-Friday, April 27: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups, No Changes.

Saturday, April 28-Sunday, April 29: WEST April Open Swim Meet, No Practice.

 

Monday, April 30-Friday, May 4: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups.

Saturday, May 5: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am, Red 8-9:15am *change from original schedule*

Sunday, May 6:  No Practice All Groups.

 

 

May 2018

 

Monday, April 30-Friday, May 4: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups.

Saturday, May 5: Blue/Senior 8-10am, White 8-9:30am, Red 8-9:15am *change from original schedule*

Sunday, May 6:  No Practice All Groups.

 

Monday, May 7-Thursday, May 10: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups.

Friday, May 11-Sunday, May 13: MMSC Bring On The Heat Swim Meet, no practice all groups

 

Monday, May 14-Thursday, May 17: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups.

Friday, May 18: NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS, TEAM OUTINGS FOR EACH GROUP INSTEAD

Saturday, May 19: Blue/Senior 6:30-8:30am

Sunday, May 20: NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS

 

Monday, May 21-Thursday, May 24: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups.

Friday, May 25-Sunday, May 27: Practice Schedule TBA, due to Speedo Elite Swim Meet at RecPlex.

 

Monday, May 28-Thursday, May 31: Regular Practice Schedule All Groups.

Friday, June 1-Sunday, June 3: Patriots Welcome To Summer Meet, Hosted meet so get signed up to swim and volunteer! NO PRACTICE ALL GROUPS.

 

 

 

Registration Reminders

Our Long Course Season will begin on Monday, 4/2/2018 and will end on 8/1/2018. In order to participate we must receive the registration form/payment authorization from each family. This will be our second season using the RecPlex for standard participation billing. We are hoping that there will be no more mistakes or issues from this point.

Please remember that athletes are enrolling for full season now and that, although you can pay monthly, your participation is for the season. If your athlete arrives to practice on 4/2, but your family has not submitted a billing authorization form, they will not be allowed to participate. Please do not put the coaching staff in this position. 

Forms can be turned in at the front desk, where they will be placed in Luke Towry's mailbox. You can also give them to Coach Luke or Coach Dave. Forms may also be given to the attendant at the AquaDesk where they will be placed on Coach Luke's desk. Please follow up with any questions. 

Click Here to be taken to the event page for registration. There you can find our billing authorization form. These forms are also located on the AquaDesk.

 

 

Long Course Meet Schedule

Meet Name

Dates

Deadline

Groups Attending

Location

Patriots Inter Squad

4/14/2018

7-Apr-18

All Groups

RecPlex

West April Open

4/28-4/29/2018

11-Apr-18

All Groups

RecPlex

MMSC May Invite

5/11-5/13/2018

18-Apr-18

All Groups

RecPlex

Speedo Elite (Q)

5/25-5/27/2018

20-May-18

Blue/Senior

RecPlex

Patriots WTS

6/1-6/3/2018

23-May-18

All Groups

RecPlex

PX3vsWAVE Dual

6/8/2018

1-Jun-18

All Groups

RecPlex

Open Water Zone

6/14-6/15/2018

30-May-18

All Qualified

RecPlex/Lake Andrea

BSC Stars on the Water

6/15-6/17/2018

23-May-18

All Groups

RecPlex

Tri Meet WEST/EBSC

6/27/2018

20-Jun-18

All Groups

RecPlex

WI/IL Open Water State (Q)

6/28/2018

20-Jun-18

All Groups

RecPlex/Lake Andrea

Patriots July Invite

7/6-7/8/2018

27-Jun-18

All Groups

RecPlex

Waunekee 12 Under

7/11/2018

10-Jun-18

All 12 under 

Waunekee HS

Silver State 

7/20-7/22/2018

9-Jul-18

All Groups

RecPlex

12 and Under State (Q)

7/27-7/29/2018

23-Jul-18

Red/White/Blue

WSAC, Brown Deer

13 and Over State (Q)

8/2-8/5/2018

25-Jul-18

Blue/Senior

RecPlex

 

 

Sponsorship Reminders

I wanted to take the time to thank the athletes and families that have been actively using our corporate partners and sponsors. Over the last 4 years we have worked very hard as an organization to develop business relationships that benefit both our athletes, the team, and the RecPlex. All the banners you see in the AquaArena are partners with the RecPlex, but we have some swim specific partners as well.

Speedo and Elsmore are a huge part of our financial success and our future cost control. Our sponsorship agreements indicate that our athletes need to wear Speedo suits/training gear in meets and at practice. If you are purchasing a competition suit, it needs to be Speedo brand. Our agreements with both Speedo and Elsmore have a total value greater than 3 months of team programming revenue. Beyond that, they offer great value to our members from discounts, free gear, and club assistance/pro visits.

We do have a relaxed suit policy at practice and we intend on maintaining that. But, we cannot specifically allow swimmers to participate in meets wearing suits that are not Speedo. We are asking all our members to please follow through with this policy. When buying a meet suit in the future please purchase Speedo from Elsmore.

We specifically want to address the use of the Jolyn suit at swim meets. We will not allow a swimmer to wear a Jolyn suit during meets, including warm ups. Jolyn company is very disruptive to our partnerships and they will not partner or work with any other organization. They arrive at competitions where we have multiple outside vendors that have pre-arranged sales agreements and sell from the roadside and parking lots. Most often they sell from hotel parking lots near meets, without pre-discussing this with the hotel. Most Jolyn women’s suits also require an extra tie on the back of the suit and it is constantly coming undone while swimming. Our girls are having to hold their suit together as they tried to find a friend to tie it for them, leading to a greater disruption. It puts the coaches in an awkward, as girls are trying to hold their suit together during practice right in front of us.

Simply put, we would like everyone to purchase swim wares from Elsmore. Those swim wares should be Speedo if they make that product. We really like our current sponsors and we want to maintain these relationships.

 

 

 

Parent/Swimmer Education

The provided link below will take you to USA Swimming’s new education endeavor, Champions for Life.  The specific topic now is Raising Selfless Children. There is a 4 minute video and some additional educational resources. It is a great way to spend 4 minutes and some awesome discussion material for you and your children. Please take the time to check it out.

https://www.usaswimming.org/utility/landing-pages/club/growing-champions-for-life

 
    
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