Wednesday Weekly

 Miami Country Day Aquatics


Hi Everyone!  We’ve had a great week of practice and we are getting ready to gear up for the Gulliver Winter Invite.  Please remember that this meet will be held in Pembroke Pines, as Gulliver has had some emergency Hurricane Irma damage being renovated on their pool deck.  As soon as the Heat Sheet/Psych Sheets/Timelines are published we send them out to those families who have signed up. 

There is still time to get signed up for the AREA 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS.  Please sign up on-line or on the sign-up sheet outside of the swimming office.  This is a fantastic meet that everyone in the Bronze-Gold group should sign up for as well as those in the Senior Development & Senior Elite groups without JO & Sr. Champs qualifying times.  Area 3 Championships will be held on March 3rd & 4th in Pembroke Pines.

One the major goals of our swim club is to achieve at the highest level possible.  So far we have a number of athletes that will be competing at the highest levels in our LSC or Local Swimming Committee.  Congratulations to the following athletes:

JO Qualifiers

Dylan Smiley (13-14)

Giovanna Key (13-14)

Liesel Alphonso (13-14)

Evan Wilson (11-12)

Brianna Ray (11-12)


Senior Championship Qualifiers

Ben Wilson (15-16)

Gianfranco Key (15-16)

Kaya Martin (15-16)

Giovanna Key (13-14)

Liesel Alphonso (13-14)



Final call to get in on the Miami Country Day Aquatics Swim Team room block at the Smuggler’s Cove Resort.  I hope everyone is looking forward to the first travel meet of the year.  This should be a lot of fun.  The Jon Olsen Gold Medal Invitational.  This is a Team Travel Event for all groups (Bronze – Sr. Elite) to Islamorada.  We have blocked 10 rooms at the Smuggler’s Cove Resort, which is located on 85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada.  To book your room please call (305) 664-5564.  Rooms will be on a first come first serve basis.  The price is $189 per night which includes breakfast.  Please call right away, because I know they will not be holding those rooms for much longer.



I would like to welcome 4 new families to the MCDA Swim Team; The Schein’s, the Carrafelli’s, Grondin’s and the Giraldo’s.  Please say hello to Meagan Schein (13), Anaya (Yaya) Carrafelli (10), Julian Giraldo (10) and Toni (8) to our team.  Meagan will be joining our Sr. Development Group, both Yaya and Julian will be swimming in our Bronze group and Toni will joining our Pathways group.  So if you see some new faces in the bleachers or the pool please say hello!



  • Gulliver’s Winter Invite at SoFlo, meet is Feb 16th -18th
  • Final Call - Reserve your room at Smuggler’s Cove Resort for the Jon Olsen Gold Medal Invite in Islamorada.
  • AREA 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS is a very important swim meet that everyone should sign up for!


    • Friday-Sunday, February 16th-18thWinter Invite, to be held at the SoFlo.
    • Friday & Saturday, February 23rd & 24thNO PRACTICE – Water Polo tournament at MCDS
    • Saturday-Sunday, March 3rd-4thArea 3 Championships, this is for all without JO or Sr. Champs cuts
    • Friday-Sunday, March 16th-18thJunior Olympics, Qualifiers only
    • Friday-Sunday, March 22nd-25thSenior Championships, Qualifiers only
    • Thursday, April 5thSwim Team Banquet, more info to follow
    • Saturday, April 14thFGC Sprint Invite, to be held at Miami Dade North Campus
    • Friday-Sunday, April 27th-28thJon Olsen Gold Medal Invite, to be held at Flounder Park in Islamorada
    • Friday-Sunday, May 18th–20thGulliver Summer Invite, this is for all groups