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Newsletter #7

Newsletter #7

Hi Stingray Families,

It’s been great seeing everyone and meeting new families the last two weeks! Summer is right around the corner and this week (Tuesday) marks the transition to the summer practice schedule. Please read this newsletter carefully as there is a lot of information to pass along.

New Practice Schedule Beginning June 14th (Monday practice is still the normal evening schedule)

  • AM PRACTICE: Monday through Friday
    • 13 & over: 9:30-11am
    • 9-12: 10:45am-12noon
    • 8 & under: 10:45-11:45am
  • PM PRACTICE: Monday through Thursday
    • 11 & over: 6-7:15pm
    • 10 & under: 6-6:45pm

Team Shirt and Cap Distribution

We will begin distributing team shirts and caps on Tuesday: during AM practice from 10:45-11:45 and at the beginning of PM practice. Please have an adult come up to the viewing gallery to pick up your family’s shirts and caps. Each member will receive a team shirt. Customized caps for those who ordered them will be ready for pick up and if you didn’t order a customized cap, each registered swimmer can receive a latex cap, or we will have silicone caps available for purchase for $14 (cash or check). We will also have some old spirit wear for sale for $5 each.

Time Trials

When: June 18th, 9-12
Where: Westminster Riding Club, 366 N. Colonial Ave, Westminster, MD 21157

Warm-ups are at 8:30, but please arrive by 8:15. Sign up and declare to attend on our website by Tuesday at 8pm. Volunteer sign up is done in the same place on our website and the deadline is Thursday at 8pm.

Volunteering

It is so important to have volunteers at our meets. We can’t run our swim meets without you! This season we are requiring families to complete 3 volunteer points. 1 point = 1 job, which is approximately half of the meet. We also need stroke and turn judges. Interested people should email [email protected]

Declaring for Regular Dual Meets

Our dual meets are just right around the corner! This can be done on the same page of our website where you sign up for time trials. Please only mark your swimmer’s intent to participate or not. The coaches will select the events that your swimmer is swimming for each meet.

Declaring and Billing for Invitational Meets (Straehle, Jr. Champs, and CCI)

These will be done a little bit different than our regular dual meets. RSVP in Team Unify or OnDeck and choose your swimmer’s events (this is a great time to download the Team Unify or OnDeck apps on your phone). Note the cost per event on the meet notice, which we will update as soon as we have the information from the host teams; for example, Straehle will be $5/event this year. If you wish to pay by check or cash, you can submit that directly to any board member (exact change only). If you wish to pay by credit card, you don’t need to do anything further. We will charge your card on file for your events. There is a $1 processing fee per transaction.

Reminders

If you haven’t already, please join our “Westminster Stingrays” private Facebook group and install the OnDeck app to your phone or tablet for easier access to declare/RSVP for meets and sign up for events.

If your swimmer isn’t engaged in practice, they must have an adult responsible for them in the facility.

Please have your swimmer continue to bring a full water bottle!

As always, send any questions to [email protected] and we’ll see you at the pool!