September Team Newsletter

September Calendar and Practice Times


Annual Dues Update: September 1st
Reminder, all dues increase by $2.50/month on September 1st of each year. For current members, this will be reflected on October invoices.


Labor Day Weekend: September 4th-6th
In observance of Labor Day, and to allow families to enjoy the 3-day weekend, there will be no regular afternoon practice on Monday, September 6th. Gold and Platinum swimmers will have an optional morning practice, from 8:00-10:00 AM.

WRA Home Meet: September 10th (Registration deadline: September 7th)
Open to all WRA swimmers. See details and sign up here


Mandatory Parent Meetings: September 13th-16th
Our annual parent meeting. We will collect custom cap orders, review fundraising opportunities, and sign USA-Swimming required SafeSport documents. One parent from each family is required to attend on the date specified for your highest-level swimmer (i.e., families with a swimmer in both Bronze and Silver should attend the Silver meeting). The meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Blue 1 - 09/13 @ 6:40 (Monday)
  • Blue 2 - 09/14 @ 6:40 (Tuesday)
  • Bronze - 09/15 @ 6:40 (Wednesday)
  • Early Silver/Gold/Platinum - 09/16 @ 5:30 (Thursday)
  • Late Silver - 09/16 @ 6:40 (Thursday)


Custom Cap Orders: Due September 16th
Any swimmer wishing to order a team cap with their last name printed on the cap should place their order no later than September 16th. Order online at this link.


Lanier Aquatics SCY Meet: September 25th (Registration closed)
Gainesville, GA. Open to all Silver, Gold, and Platinum swimmers. See details and sign up here.

 

Practice Rules / COVID-19


Our current practice rules are as follows:

1) If you have COVID-19, have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been around someone diagnosed with COVID-19, you will not be allowed to participate.
  • Some symptoms include fever and/or cough, please consult the CDC website for a comprehensive list.

2) Locker rooms will be closed, except as needed for emergency restroom use only.

  • Swimmers must arrive and leave in their suits.
  • Maximum 3 swimmer occupancy at a time.
  • No showering or changing.

3) Parents are not allowed on the pool deck/within the fence.

  • Parents are allowed to observe from outside of the fence.
  • If you need to speak with a coach, please make an appointment by emailing [email protected]

4) Parents should not leave the location during practice.

  • Swimmers will be required to leave the gate immediately at the conclusion of practice, and will then be assumed to be under their parent's supervision.
We appreciate your cooperation. We hope to create an environment where everyone feels comfortable, while having fun practicing with their teammates. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.
 
If you are interested in our lesson program, you can find more information and sign up for our contact list here.
 

A Note from the Coach: Goal Setting

New season = New goals

Silver, Gold, and Platinum swimmers: Goal-setting emails will be sent out this week. Please try to complete your goal-setting sheets by September 9th.

Blue and Bronze swimmers: Set process-oriented goals for your season, such as practice attendance, specific technique improvement, practice effort, listening skills, hydration, etc. These are goals that you can control. Share them with your parents, and celebrate when goals are met.


Over the next couple of weeks, practice intensity will gradually increase. Please be sure you are bringing water to practice, so you can remain well-hydrated. Parents, this is also the point in the season when you will assume the role of cheerleader, encouraging your swimmers to give their best effort at every practice, and to be as consistent as possible with their training. 

At this point in the season, we are focusing on:

  • Increasing intensity
  • Technique, technique, technique
  • Developing good attendance habits and consistent training
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

WRA Home Meet
October 10th


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Committee Corner

Want to get more involved? We are always looking for members for the following parent committees: Officials, Social, and Maintenance.

Email Amanda to participate.

 

U.S. Masters Swimming 

Parents: Do you love swimming and wish you could train and compete with a team? Our Masters team is growing, and looking to add new team members! 

Visit our Masters Swimming page for more details.

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