EAC Newsletter 01.14.18

Good evening, Gators!

  1. Weekend Recap:
    • Congratulations to the USA swimmers who swam at the Mid-Winter Classic. There were many best times and quite a few of you advanced to finals. Great job!
    • Congratulations to the entire EAC time for your win over LPAC today! And I was happy to see so many of you cheering for each other. Keep it up!
  2. Practice Schedule: Because of a high school swim meet, there will be no practice on Tuesday. As a result, Monday’s practice will follow a Friday schedule (White 6:15 to 7:15, Blue 7:15 to 8:00 and Green 8:00 to 8:45)
  3. Next Meet: Our next meet is home on Saturday, January 20th against Cumberland Valley. Please declare your swimmer as yes or no by Monday night. Etown and Donegal high school swimmers: Because this is typically a close meet for us, the coaches are asking that you come for the early events of our dual meet before going to the Baron Invitaional.
  4. Volunteer Requirements: The job signup is available for Saturday’s dual meet. I would REALLY like to see some of the families who have not signed up for anything yet (besides the Frosty) sign up. In the years that I have been part of this team, we have avoided requiring a certain amount of hours per family, but I was discouraged today to see a lot of the same families stepping up in the same roles. For two families, Mom and Dad both served the ENTIRE meet! (I’m looking at you, Mike and Des, Sean and Adriene. You guys rock.)  And maybe consider giving announcing a try! It’s fun! Or being the runner (you just collect the paperwork from timers, officials and finish judges and send it up the rope to the score table). If you have any questions or aren’t sure about a role, please feel free to reply to this email. I’m happy to answer any questions you may have. I added two new responsibilities this week – Post-meet Cleanup and Water Distributor. Neither are those are big responsibilities, but they take some of the weight off the board members and it is actually a big help. EAC is an amazing team with over 100 wonderful families. We just need to do a little better job of sharing the responsibilities of running a meet.  Okay? Okay. :-)
  5. New 10&Under Invitational Available: Under the Events tab, click on the name of the event to get access to the informational pdf. Declarations via the Events tab are due by Friday. Money for registration fees is due Monday.
  6. USA Swimmers: Check out the two new meets listed under the Events tab. Registrations are due by Friday; money due by Monday.