March 1, 2018
March Madness: March 10th - 11th
Held at GA Tech. This meet is open to all WRA swimmers who have achieved a B time standard or better during this 2017-2018 Short-Course season (times earned at the SE Divisional meet will count as a qualifying time). Motivational time standards can be found by clicking here. To find more information click here.
Eastern Age-Group Sectionals: March 15th - 18th
Held at GA Tech Aquatic Center, this is the Eastern Sectionals Championship meet for all 14 & Under swimmers. This is a qualifying meet. See qualifying times by clicking here. Find more information and sign up by clicking here.
Third Tuesday: March 20th
In spite of it being the 3rd Tuesday, all regularly scheduled groups will still have practices. We will not have our regular monthly meeting, since the team is taking a break the following week.
Spring Break: March 24th - April 1st
Annual Spring Break. Practices will resume Monday, April 2nd.
Stroke & Turn Officials Training: March 26th
The first step in becoming a USA Swimming Certified Official is attending a Stroke & Turn training class, either by participating in an online S&T Class, or attending an in-person training clinic. The next online class is scheduled for March 26th, from 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM. For more details, click here.
Lifeguard Certification/Recertification Courses: Class 1 March 26th - 28th, Class 2 March 29th -31st (Registration deadline: Limited seats available, first-come first-serve)
These are the first of two yearly Lifeguard class opportunities offered by WRA. The next class will be a weekend class, typically scheduled in May. The cost for all currently-registered WRA members is $200/certification and $125/recertification (non-members must also pay a $50 registration fee). For more information and to sign up, click here.
In January, we started a list of families interested in joining our Officials Committee. Members of this committee will be notified of opportunities to obtain their USA Swimming Official certification, and will then help guide other WRA families through the process in the future. While we look forward to the construction of a new facility in Houston County, that will be able to host competitive USA and High School meets, we need to prepare by organizing a group of certified officials. Several WRA members attended January's Stroke & Turn class, and are now working on their apprenticeship. For those interested in becoming an official who were not able to attend that training class and who have not yet notified us of your interest, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your name added to the list, so that you can be notified of upcoming training classes.
We are also reorganizing two other committees for those parents who wish to participate. Current opportunities include Facility Maintenance (bubble put-up/take-down, pool painting, etc), and Event-Planning (banquet, and planning of parent and swimmer social events) committees. Anyone interested in joining either of these committees should also email email@example.com, and include the committee of interest, as well as any special skills that you might have, especially as pertaining to facility maintenance.
We have set up a new team Instagram. Follow us for throwbacks, tips, fun boomerangs, and highlights, and you can now tag us in photos you take at practices and meets (Friendly reminders: Cell phones are NOT to be used in bathrooms/changing rooms. Bullying of any kind, including online, violates our team's swimmer code of conduct. Please use social media responsibily).
Don't forget: WRA has partnered with SwimOutlet for our online team store, offering equipment and apparel. Team suits and recommended equipment are easy to find, just look for your swimmer's group name to find suggested gear. SwimOutlet offers great prices, and free shipping on orders over $49 - plus, a portion of all purchases made through our team store link will be donated back to WRA in the form of pool equipment and training gear. Please consider purchasing your swim gear through the store, and share the link with friends and family who may use SwimOutlet - In addition to competition and practice suits, they also sell fitness, recreation, and fashion swimwear and apparel for the whole family.
You can access the team
store from the button on the left of the home page, or save this
url for future access: http://www.swimoutlet.com/
Thank you to our current 2017-2018 Partners
Christ Chapel Warner Robins