DBS News From the Pool
Important News from the Pool!
Please connect with & look to our official Facebook page (linked to the home page of our website) and our website as the source of your information.  It has come to our attention that there are other DBS Groups/pages out there.  The social media pages connected to our website are the only official team pages.
If you haven't logged into your account on the DBS website in a while - please do so today. Please verify your cell phone number so we can use the text feature through our website to communicate with you.  Most of our member accounts have not "verified" their cell phone numbers.  It takes just a couple clicks. As we move back to afternoon/evening practice in a couple weeks this is important, as pool closures due to weather increase in the afternoons.
Important Schedule Changes Coming in August
As area students head back to school our practices will be moving back to the afternoons. 
Port Orange: July 31 - Aug 11 ALL training groups will practice at 4:30p.  If you haven't already taken a break from the pool this summer (family vacation etc) it is recommended that you rest your body during this time.  There will be no practice in Port Orange on Saturdays in the month of August.
Palm Coast: Starting Aug1, practice for ALL training groups will be at 5:00p.
Ormond Beach: Silver, Gold & HS swimmers will be joining Bronze swimmers in the evenings starting in August.  We will post the date as soon as we have it.
United State Lifesaving Assoc (USLA) Jr Lifeguard/U19 Nationals Information Meeting - Thursday Aug 3 ( Click HERE to Register)
If you have swimmers age 11 -18 who have completed at least one week of Volusia Jr Lifeguard Camp OR are currently a Volusia County Beach Lifeguard they are eligible to compete at the National Companionships in Daytona Beach on Wednesday, Aug 9!  There will be an information meeting at Red Lobster on ISB (near I-95) on Thursday Aug 3 at 6:30p. DBS member please resond on Meet/Events page by clicking the "Attend/Decline" button.  Those interested who are not DBS members should e-mail April at to RSVP or if you have questions about competing in USLA Jr Lifeguard/U19 Nationals or if you need information but are unable to attend the meeting on Aug 3.
NSB Shark Park - Friday Aug 4 ( Click HERE to Register)
DBS Family Outing on Friday, 8/4/17 at 9:30am.  The New Smyrna Beach Shark Park.  Very informative tour which will discuss the wildlife that lives in our backyard, allow the kids to touch real sharks in a shark tank, hunt for shark teeth & take a trip to the beach for a catch & release presentation.  The owner of the company, Scott Spencer, will give our team a private tour/ group rate of $5.00 per person.  We can pay on an individual basis at the park - but please indicate you are coming by clicking the attend/decline button so we know how many are attending. Here's the website to check it out 
Micayla Cronk & Viktor Toth to compete in US Open
Micayla & Viktor will be heading to East Meadow, NY to compete in the Swimming US Open.  They will both swim the 100 Free on Wednesday Aug 2 and the 50 Free on Sunday Aug 6. No broadcast schedule has been posted (yet) we will let you know the schedule when it is posted so you can watch & cheer from home.  We wish them all the best!
Monster Mile - Saturday August 26! ( Click HERE to Register)
Our annual 1/2 Mile Swim, 1 mile Run, 1/2 Mile Swim.  Online Registration will close on Aug 23, 2017.
Invite your family & friends who swim/run to race with you.  If you can help with course safety please e-mail by Aug 23.  We need course safety on surfboards,paddle boards, surf skis etc to help keep swimmers on course and help swimmers (if needed) during the event - if you can do that please let us know.  Awards for Top 3 Males & Females in each Age Group. 10&Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 & 60+ 
Upcoming Meets  ( CLICK HERE for Meets page)
Sunshine League Championships, Aug 5.  Winter Park High School
2100 Summerfield Rd, Winter Park, FL 32792  Deadline to register is Aug 1.
This meet is for swimmers who do did not have cuts for & compete at Flags or Senior Champs.  It is a fun way for our swimmers to close out the summer.
Lochte Classic September 8 - 10. Port Orange YMCA
First meet of the "Short Course Season".  Great tune up meet for all our swimmers!  High School swimmers, even if your account is on hold for HS season you can compete in this meet (it is a great way for you to see where you are at in the beginning of the season). This is one biggest meet of the year - Prelims/Finals for 14&U events.  This is a mandatory meet - make sure you save the date!