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This week at Delaware Swim Team: 4/9-4/15

Here's what's happening this week at Delaware Swim Team:

 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
LONG COURSE MEET SCHEDULE
FCA SPRING MINI MEET
NAAC SPRING LONG COURSE MEET
GPAC LONG COURSE DERBY
ABBY SEEGER MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR NON-NATIONAL SWIMMERS
VOLUNTEER SERVICE POINTS
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
 
The Senior group will from from 8:00-10:00 AM on Saturday, April 14.
 
There are no other practice changes for the next week at this time.
 
 
LONG COURSE MEET SCHEDULE
 
The spring and summer swim meet schedule is now online.  You can view it at delawareswimteam.com>Meets & Events>LCM Meet Schedule.
 
Due to the high demand for long course meets in the entire Northeast US, across several LSCs, the window for our team entries for most/all meets will be very small.  By sending in final entries quickly and early, this ensures that Delaware Swim Team saves a spot in the meet.  Delaware Swim Team has been shut out of long course meets in the recent past for being "too slow" (as in, submitting entries for a long course meet only 2 months in advance).  So we will be much stricter in enforcing the final entry dates when we submit entries to a host team, and those that miss the final entry date are more likely to be shut out of the meet.  Please keep this in mind when spring and summer meets open for entries, many of which are open now.
 
 
FCA SPRING MINI MEET
 
The FCA Spring Mini Meet is for all 8 & unders.  This meet has separate sessions for boys and girls; however, FCA has combined sessions in the past if the meet is small, so families should prepare for possible changes in session times.
 
The deadline to sign up for this meet is Friday, April 13.

 
NAAC SPRING LONG COURSE MEET
 
The NAAC Spring Long Course Meet is an indoor meet with maximum qualifying times.  Only "BB" times or slower are eligible for this meet.
 
The deadline to sign up for this meet is Friday, April 13.

 
GPAC LONG COURSE DERBY
 
The Long Course Derby is an indoor meet for all National Program swimmers.
 
The deadline to sign up for this meet is Friday, April 13.
 
 
ABBY SEEGER MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL
 
This is an outdoor meet with qualifying times.  This meet is for the Junior National group, and other swimmers too fast to compete at the NAAC Spring Long Course Meet.
 
The deadline to sign up for this meet is Friday, April 13.
 
 
SUMMER PROGRAM FOR NON-NATIONAL SWIMMERS
 
We have a tentative practice schedule for swimmers in the Age Group, Developmental, Winter Training, and Winter Instructional groups for the summer season.  This schedule will run from May 29 to July 26.  You can view the schedule here.
 
There are two breakdowns on the summer program.  First, there is a Summer Mechanics group, which will be almost all mechanics and technique; and there is a Summer Conditioning group, which will include a little bit of mechanics, but will be primarily focused on training and conditioning.
 
Second, the program has a full-option and two half-options.  The half-options are for families who would like to compliment their summer league practices with some work at Delaware Swim Team, without paying for the full option and not being able to use all practices.  The Blue groups are meant to work around the NBSL swim meet schedule, and will be offered at New Castle; and the Yellow groups are meant to work around the SSL swim meet schedule, and will be offered at Pike Creek.  For those that want to attend all four nights a week, the Blue and Yellow groups are combined into the Green groups, and will be available at both locations.
 
If you have any questions about this summer program, please contact Coach Matt at matthewaungst@freestyles.org.

 
VOLUNTEER SERVICE POINTS
 
Volunteer service points from Silver Championships have been taken care of in everyone's accounts.  Please go into your account and double-check that the points that you earned are correct.  You can do that by going to delawareswimteam.com>My Account>$My Invoice/Payment>gray "Service Hours" tab.

 
Thanks,

The Delaware Swim Team coaching staff