September 12, 2011
2011 USA JUNIOR NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Good job to Emily Neubert and Kyle Sockwell who represented Texas Gold at the USA Swimming’s Junior National championships in Stanford, California last month. Aubrey was pleased with your effort and improvement, congratulations on a successful long course season.
SOUTH TEXAS ‘A’ CHAMPIONSHIPS
Great job to all of the Gold swimmers who competed at the South Texas “A” championships in Corpus Christi last month, Aubrey was pleased with your effort and improvement. You helped lead Texas Gold to a third place team finish, congratulations on a successful long course season.
TEXAS GOLD WEB PAGE
We have recently redesigned our website, the URL is still http://texasgoldswimming.org. The new site is interactive and I will be sending all new team members an e-mail with a password so you can access your account. Please change the password once you have gained access to the site. If you do not receive an e-mail, please let me know. Several of the new features include online event/meet sign up and access to meet results data for your swimmers. I am also learning the new system and will alert you to any other features you might find beneficial, as I become aware of them.
POTLUCK & PARENTS MEETING
The 10thannual Texas Gold Potluck dinner will be held Friday September 23rdat the Wells Branch Pool. It will begin immediately after a short meeting for the parents of all new Texas Gold swimmers, which will start at 6:30pm. Texas Gold will supply the hamburgers and hotdogs; families can sign up to bring their favorite side dishes as the pool. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Aubrey.
ONLINE REGISTRATION & BILL PAY
Again this year all swimmers must fill out registration forms and set up a monthly fees payment plan online. Please go to our website and click the Join Our Team Register Now button to set up your account.
LANE FOUR SWIM SHOP
All Texas Gold team members will receive a 10% discount on all purchases made at the Austin area stores. You may call Lane Four Swim Shop at (512) 836-5152 in Austin or (512) 986-4804 in Cedar Park.
TEXAS GOLD FACEBOOK PAGE
Texas Gold Swimming has a Facebook fan page, it is still in the early stages of construction, but become a fan now. If you have pictures from meets and would like to submit them to Aubrey, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TEXAS GOLD T-SHIRTS/TEAM UNIFORM
We will now require Gold swimmers to wear team shirts at meets this season. We will all wear a different color for each day of the meet. Texas Gold T-shirts are for sale at a cost of $15.00 each or 3 for $40.00. Please contact Aubrey if you need to purchase some.
ENTERING A SWIM MEET
Copies of the meet information can be found in the front of the team file box at the pool. Do not remove any of the copies from the pool, as all Texas Gold team members must use them to sign up for a swim meet. Use a blank meet entry form, which can also be found in the team file box to enter the meet. Make all entry fees checks payable to Panther Aquatic Cluband place it along with your meet entry form in the file marked completed meet entries.