Willowick Wildkats Newsletter #2 - Euclid Meet

WILLOWICK WILDKATS NEWSLETTER
June 22, 2022

 

EUCLID MEET - Saturday, June 25 at Euclid Memorial Pool (22550 Milton Ave.)  

7a - Check in with Coach Jack
715a - Team-Only meeting near slide
730a - Warm-ups
8a - Meet Starts

 

All notifications that your swimmer(s) will not be at the meet on Saturday are DUE BY 6p TODAY . It is the assumption of the coaches that every swimmer will be at every meet. They are marked as such on our team website.

If your swimmer(s) cannot make it Saturday, please sign in to the team website ( www.willowickswimteam.com ):

  • Go to the EVENTS Tab

  • Click the EDIT COMMITMENT button for the Euclid Meet

  • Click on the swimmer(s) who will not be at the meet

  • Change their Signup Record from Yes to No. Put the reason for missing in the Notes section

  • Make sure to Save Changes (bottom right)

Please remember, this is the ONLY WAY , to let us know if your swimmer(s) will not be at a meet. The coaches will be generating their lineups right through the TeamUnify system. So it’s important that if your swimmer(s) cannot make it, they are marked as such.

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If it's Saturday morning and you can suddenly not make it to the meet, please call or text Coach Jack (216.262.1390) as soon as possible.

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Volunteers

Volunteers are needed at ALL of our meets (even the away meets). As of this morning, we still need the following:.

  • Two finish judges

  • 10 timers - Euclid has an 8-lane pool, so we need more timers than this past week

That is a lot of help we still need. We need EVERY FAMILY to pitch in and help. Use the "Job Signup" button for the Euclid meet to sign up!

PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY. DO NOT WAIT. The coaches Hide the meet on Wednesday’s at 6p so they can work on the lineups for Saturday. During that time, you will NOT be able to access the meet in order to sign up to volunteer. We do not want to have to scramble on Friday to find volunteers. Please sign up today.

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Where to sit

Each pool area is separated into two distinct areas for the teams to “camp out.” Please make sure you are only sitting on the same side as the rest of our team, and not in our opposing team’s area.

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WILLOUGHBY MEET

Results from the Willoughby Meet can be found on our website or the TeamUnify app. You'll need to login in to view the results for this meet, or any meet.

 

Congratulations to the Swimmers of the Week and Wildkats of the Week for this past week:

* Swimmers of the Week - someone who had a great week at practice and in the meet

* Wildkats of the Week - someone who has demonstrated everything we stand for - coachable, helps out at practice, listens well, tries hard, encourages others, etc. Everything that is encompassed with our Wildkat Klass.

Swimmers of the Week

Wildkats of the Week

8&U: Ryan Peters

8&U: Elizabeth Duemling

9-10:  Megan McAdoo

9-10:  Abigail Kavran

11-12:  Nathaniel Peters

11-12:  Roko Perkovic

13-15: Sarah Avery

13-15:   Anna Miller

16-18: Sophia Trem

16-18: Logan Roberts

 

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PRACTICE REMINDERS

  • We need help from our 8&U and/or 9-10 parents at the end of the 5p practice getting the lane lines out. The lane lines are heavy, especially when wet, and the younger kids often aren't strong enough to get them out. We also need to do it rather quickly so the pool can open by 6p. If you are able to help, we need only 2-3 parents after each practice. Thank you to those of you who have been helping already.

  • The practice schedule is:

    • 8-9a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for 11-12, 13-18 age groups only

    • 1130a – 1p Monday-Friday for 11-12, 13-18 age groups

    • 5-6p Monday-Friday for 8&Unders, 9-10 age groups

  • A few notes about the practices:

    • We expect each swimmer to be at as many practices as possible, but a minimum of three days a week

    • It is important that each swimmer only attend the practice at which their age group is assigned .

 

RECRUITING

We are still looking for new swimmers. If you know anyone who might be interested, please have them reach out with any questions (all of our contact information is below). Interested families can register their sons/daughters on the team website. This request is VERY IMPORTANT for the long-term vision for the team. 

 

WILDKAT DUCK BUCKS

Most of the Duck Bucks tickets have been handed out (if you haven’t gotten your tickets, please see one of our board members at this Saturday's meet).

We are asking every swimmer to sell 10 tickets each. Tickets are $5 each. The winner, announced at the banquet, will receive $2,500. The seller of the winning ticket wins $250 and the family that sells the most tickets will also win $250. If you need more tickets, let one of our board members know.

Once your tickets are sold, you can turn the tickets and money into Michelle Dulzer. Michelle also has more tickets if you need more!. All tickets and money need to be turned in by the last practice of the season – Friday, July 29.

This is the main fundraiser for the team and we rely on the participation of all families to make it a success.

 

COACHES’ TIPS OF THE WEEK

  • No walking on or even touching the bottom of the pool during your races

  • If you miss the wall during your turns, you must go back and touch it

  • All starts should be long and shallow dives.

  • Do not breath (during freestyle and butterfly) off your start or turn – try to take at least two strokes after your start and turn before breathing.

  • Remember that you need a two-hand touch when you turn and finish in butterfly and breaststroke.

  • During relays, you must wait until the person in the water hits the wall before leaving the blocks

 

Important Dates

  • Saturday, June 25                                      Away meet against Euclid

  • Saturday, July 2                                 Home meet against Highland Heights

  • Saturday, July 9                                  Home meet against Chardon

  • Saturday, July 16                              Away meet against Mentor

  • Saturday, July 23                                     Home meet against SEL and Cleve Heights

  • Friday, July 29                   Pasta Party / Last practice of the season

  • Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31     Championships at Euclid

  • Thursday, August 4                                    End-of-Season Banquet, The Patrician

 

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