March 5, 2018
End of Short Course Season & Start of Long Course
Swimmers will individually finish their short course season either this weekend at the Last Chance Meet, next week at Sectionals or the following week at Regionals. During the 3-4 weeks following SCY Championship meets, practices will focus on fundamentals and swimmers need to make the technique changes that their coaches recommend. With different school districts taking different breaks, we are going to give all swimmers 3-day weekends with Friday & Saturday OFF March 23-24, 30-31 and April 6-7 (Pre-Comp will run normal). This is an opportunity for the kids to see friends outside of swimming, participate in other activities, travel, have family time, etc. We will have a small number of group movements, swimmers should start swimming with their new group as soon as convenient, following their last SCY meet.
Swim-A-Thon Letterwriting: Tim's Last Thoughts
After letter writing finished up on Saturday, I had realized I had left out a couple of points that will help organization on my end:
For swimmers in Senior, Senior Elite, Explorer & Disco - If you did not place your name on the return envelope, please send me the list of names that you addressed your letters to. That way, when donations come back to WEST, we are able to properly match the donation with their swimmer.
When your swimmer arrives to practice today or tomorrow, please notify your respective coach how many envelopes you had sent out. Please be honest! The swimmer from each group that sent out the most letters will receive a prize.
For any donation matching with companies, please notify myself & Amber ASAP so we can get in contact with the company and the online system each company respectively uses. The sooner, the better.
Practice Changes for Saturday, March 10:
Accelerate, Challenge, Senior: NO PRACTICE (swimmers @ Meet)
Senior Elite, Disco, Explorer, PreComp: Regular Scheduled Practice
Saturday & Sunday (March 10 & 11) BBST Last Chance Meet
Please review meet entries as well as the meet info that is posted online and PNS. Please notify your respective coach for any questions/concerns.
Start of Long Course Season Schedule Changes
Starting April 2nd we start swimming outside at McCollum and will have the following practice schedule changes go into effect:
Senior Elite: Mon/Wed/Fri 3:30-6:30 @ McCollum; Tues/Thurs 3:15-6:30 @ WEST; Sat No Change
Senior: Mon/Wed/Fri 3:15-6 @ WEST; Tues/Thurs 3:30-6:30 @ McCollum; Sat No Change
Accelerate: Mon-Fri No Changes; Sat 8:30-11am
Challenge: No changes
Discover: Mon-Fri No Changes; Sat 9-10:30am
Explore: Mon-Fri No Changes; Sat 11am-12pm
Pre-Comp 1: 12-12:45pm
Pre-Comp 2: 12:45-1:45pm
Good luck to all WEST swimmers competing the next three weekends!