October 24, 2011
LONGHORN AQUATICS FALL KICKOFF
Good job to all of the Gold swimmers who competed at the UT meet this weekend; it was a very good start to the new swim season.
TEXAS GOLD SPOOKY SPRINT
This meet will be held on Sunday; October 30that the Walzel Natatorium at Southwestern University in Georgetown. The meet itinerary will be in your file folder on Wednesday.
LONGHORN AQUATICS UNCLASSIFIED
This meet will be held Friday, Saturday & Sunday; November 11th-13that the Texas Swim Center in Austin. The meet itinerary will be in your file folder on Wednesday before the meet.
TEXAS GOLD BEST TIMES TURKEY
This meet will be held on Sunday; November 20that the Walzel Natatorium at Southwestern University in Georgetown. A copy of the meet information is in the team file box at the pool. Entries are due: Friday November 4th.
TEXAS GOLD CHRISTMAS CLASSIC
This meet will be held on Sunday; December 18that the Walzel Natatorium at Southwestern University in Georgetown. A copy of the meet information is in the team file box at the pool. Entries are due: Friday December 2nd.
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 Club and place it along with your meet entry form in the file marked completed meet entries.
GOLD 200 FUNDRAISER
This splash-a-thon is held annually by Panther Aquatic Club/Texas Gold and is our only major fundraiser. The Gold 200 is designed to allow all families to share equally in fundraising for the team. The Gold 200 pledges and contributions will be due on October 28th.
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.
NEW MEMBERS BIRTH CERTIFICATES
All new Texas Gold members must supply a copy of their birth certificate to complete their USA registration. Please bring it to Aubrey at the pool as soon as possible.
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.
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.