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February Newsletter

Hi Goodman Families - We miss you! We hope you are all staying safe and being warm. If you’re not a fan of winter, the good news is that the pool is scheduled to open in 115 days!

We have a lot of news to share and hope that you'll read through the entire email. 

1. February Board Meeting : This Thursday, Feb 18 from 7-9pm, we meet virtually via zoom. All are welcome and encouraged to join us. Please respond to this email and we'll forward you the link. Our agenda can be found here. If you wish to speak, we have a comments time set aside prior to the start of our meeting. 

2. All City Dive Co-chair : We are looking for a candidate who has an interest in supporting the team as the Co-Chair for the All-City Dive the Waves. At this time, we do not know if we will be hosting this summer or summer 2022. If you are interested please email us at [email protected]
 
3. Talent Search : Many hands make light work, so if any of you are interested in helping on any committee, and/or if you have special skills that you think we could use as we strive to continuously improve our favorite summer place, we would love to hear from you! To that end we have put together a brief survey that we’d really appreciate your taking a look at and filling out. Thank you!! 

4. Summer Season 2021 : As you may imagine, we don't have much to report at this time. We do know that we will be able to hold swim and dive practice similar to last summer during June & July. What we don't know quite yet are the details (number of kids, number of practices, dual meets, etc). Depending on how quickly vaccinations are rolled out and how Dane County’s COVID guidelines change, we could have a better or best case scenario! We hope to have a better idea in the March/April timeframe. 

The All City Board met in mid-January and created a sub-committee to be in contact with Public Health Madison Dane County (PHMDC) to discuss large group gatherings/safety concerns and guidelines. This sub-committee will be essential in advising the All City Board about possibly holding swim and dive dual meets this summer. The Goodman board met at the end of January and given the current circumstances decided to hold off on most All City planning until March or April 2021. Ridgewood is also holding off on planning All City Swim 2021 until further notice. The next All City Board meeting is scheduled for April 14. 
 
Due to the uncertainty over what the summer will look like, we will not open swim/dive registration at this time

We hope to have more info in the coming months and will include a brief update the same week we send a reminder for our board meetings. Please reach out to me if you have any questions, and we’ll be back in touch in March! 

Go Waves,
Bill Blank
President, Friends of Goodman Waves

Agenda 2/18/21