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WEEK 1 FRIENDS NEWSLETTER

Week 1 IMPORTANT INFO & DATES
Thanks to everyone who was able to attend our team meeting. We hope you found it helpful and informative. Please continue to ask questions of us and the coaches! We're here to help!

Each week, the Friends board will send out reminders about team functions. All Friends Emails will be stored on our TeamUnify website under the News section. Coaches will also be sending out reminders and info for meets, etc.
 
PRACTICE : Monday, June 14 
Reminder practice starts tomorrow. The weather forecast looks warm and sunny! Please enter through the lessons gate and meet in the Cabana. Arrive 10 - 15 mins prior to get settled and your things organized. Coaches start practices promptly and being ready to go is important for your athlete. Check out  practice schedule and  weather policy
 
DIVE MEET : Friday, June 18 @ High Point w West Side
  • Declare Yes or No 
  • Be sure to check out when warm-ups are!
  • Feel free to sign up for all dive meets for the season
SWIM MEET : Saturday, June 19 @ Home vs Monona 7:30am
  • Sign ups close Wednesday, June 16 at 11:59pm

Sign Up!

  • Be sure to check out when warm-ups are! Please note this swim meet will start earlier than usual as Monona is a larger team. 
  • Feel free to sign up for all swim meets for the season
  • Volunteers  If your child is swimming, it is expected that you sign up for one volunteer shift. Volunteer shifts are for the entire meet and include set-up and take-down. It's easy and on-site training available for most position.  
  • Concessions  We need donations for our home meet concessions stands. Beverages may be brought to our Friday night potluck to be chilled in the concessions coolers. All proceeds go towards supporting the team, whether it be equipment, team socials, scholarships, etc.
TEAM SOCIAL & SWIM MEET SET-UP : Friday, June 18 6pm (SEPARATE EMAIL FOR DETAILS)
We are returning to our Friday team socials the night prior to our home swim meets. The team social is open to all swim and dive members and their immediate families only. Dive families should feel free to join us after their dive meet. Everyone is welcome to swim until the pool closes. To gain free entry to the pool, just mention you're with the Waves. When the pool closes at 8pm, we will do some meet set-up for our Saturday morning swim meet.  

APPAREL SWAP
Are you cleaning out your closet and discovering Waves apparel that you’ve outgrown? Bring it along to the Friday night social for a free gear swap - it will look better worn on deck than hiding in a drawer!

GOODMAN WAVES BUDDIES  “Ripples and Tsunamis!”
We're excited to introduce Goodman buddies. We’ve paired each younger athlete (Ripple) with an older athlete (Tsunami) to bring even more sprit to the Waves this year! Buddies are encouraged to write a note of cheer to one another, introduce yourselves, share your pronouns and a little about why you like the Goodman Waves. You can then bring it to the practice and and place the note in their pool deck bin folders prior to the meets. Say “hi” to your buddy at a social, cheer them on at the meets - ask an older athlete, parent or coach if you need help connecting. This is not a gift exchange.
 
Here's the list of buddy pairings. Athlete A is paired with Athlete B. The two left columns are alphabetized by Athlete A and the two right columns are alphabetized by Athlete B. All kids who are not labeled are on swim team only. 
 
COACHES COMMUNICATION
If your athlete is unable to attend swim or dive practice or you have quesitons about practice or meets, please contact the Head Coaches directly. You can find their respective emails on our Coaches' page.

TEAM APPAREL 2021
Our order should become available this week. This order includes apparel orders, swimsuits, team t-shirts and latex caps. Our apparel team, Becky Kohlhepp and Tammy Schensky, will send us pick-up dates when it becomes available. 

GOOOOOOO WAVES!
Cindy Schlichte
Parent Rep, Friends of Goodman Waves

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