March 6, 2018
The FINAL Super Scoop (of
Greetings Super Bronze and Super Squad Families!
This will be one of the last issues of the Super Scoop for this season, please read about important information for the end of the season and beginning of the next season!
This issue of the Super Scoop will have a Party Update, Beginning of Next Season Info, New Swimmer Evaluations Info, Wahoo Awards Banquet Info, and Squad Placements for Next Season.
SB Schedule Changes:
NO MORE PRACTICES!!
Monday, March 12th: End of Season Party 5:00-7:00pm
SS Schedule Changes:
6th: LAST PRACTICE OF THE SEASON!!
Monday, March 12th: End of Season Party 5:00-7:00pm
Summer Practice Schedules:
Our Summer Season Practice Schedule will be released soon. Something to note, we split our Summer Season Practice Schedule into 2 different schedules…1) from the beginning of the season until school lets out, & 2) when School lets out until the end of the season around late July. Stay Tuned for those to be posted in the near future. These Practice Schedules will be posted under the PRACTICE tab on the Team Website.
Beginning of Next Season:
As this Short Course Season comes to an end, now is the time to do all of those things you wanted to do when Swim Practice got in the way! We are giving SB & SS about 3 weeks off in between our seasons to enjoy life away from the pool. Please use this time to NOT SWIM, and do other activities. This allows for a recuperation of the breakdown of muscles in the body, as well as relieving stress on the mind, to get the swimmers excited again when it is finally time to get back to the pool!
Start Date for SB will be Wednesday, April 4th.
Our Start Date for SS will Tuesday, April 3rd.
You will be notified of your Squad Placement for next season after the Party on Monday March 12th. Some swimmers will stay in their current group and some will move on to the next group. As you may remember from our Parent Meeting, this decision is at the Coaches discretion, we talk at length about each swimmer and where they will fit best within the team, and includes factors such as Attendance, Skill Set, Behavior, and Performance to name a few. A stay in the same group does not mean that the swimmer has not progressed, rather it simply means that that group is the best placement for them for the next season and what the next season may bring. We also encourage our 48-Hour Rule, meaning please don’t rush into an email firing back at us about disappointment, discouragement, etc. Please talk with your swimmer about why they think the placement was the way it was, and then I would be happy to talk with the Swimmer’s about why the Coaching Staff came to the decision that we did. I cannot stress enough, that I will be happy to talk with any and all Swimmers about the decision, and keep in mind that we are always looking at their LONG TERM development in the sport of swimming.
you have signed up for this current Short Course Season, you are
already signed for the Summer Long Course Season. If you
know your swimmer will not be participating anymore, please let us
know so we can plan for our New Swimmer Evaluations.
**For more information about these Meets, please see below. Sign-Ups will be emailed out later this week**
WYW Thanksgiving Invite
WYW 12/Under Pentathlon
FLY/CIY Long Island Holiday Invite
BDEV January Qualifier
9-12 CT YMCA State Championship
8/Under CT YMCA State Championship
HMST 8/Under Finale
Possible Meet Dates for Long Course Season:
** The Meet Schedule for LC Season is posted. Sign-Ups will be slightly different than the normal…they will simply be Yes/No (you will not get an option to select which days they can attend), however, I need everyone to write in the comments which days they can attend. The CT Summer Meets fill up VERY quickly, and since we are a large team, we need to get our entry to the Host Team on the day that it opens, otherwise we will be left out!
- Short Course, Themed Meet, 10/under Only, always fun to attend, great for anyone in SB or SS…even better for those who are not ready for Long Course Meet just yet
4/28-29: RYWC 11/Over Decathlon
- For Maroon/Gold Swimmers only. If your Swimmer(s) is 11/Over and moves up to the Maroon Group, you should sign up for this Meet instead of the WHAT Invite or RYWC Pentathlon.
5/5: RYWC Pentathlon
- For those Ready for a Long Course Meet, typically SS, but some SB may want to try it out!
5/11-13: WYW Summer Qualifier
- Home Meet for those ready for a Long Course Meet, typically SS, but some SB may be ready as well
5/18-20: CDOG Invite
- Hopefully by now, both squads are fully prepared for a Long Course Race
6/7: WRAT Short Course Invite
- A fun mid-season Short Course Meet, to make sure we still remember our skills for turns, and some short races for the youngest Wahoos
6/15-17: CDOG Summer Invite
- A chance for Swimmers in both squads to try some new events Long Course style!
6/29-7/1: WHAT Last Chance Invite
- A final opportunity to swim an event for the first time, or to finally get that legal swim in a certain event!
Dates are Tentative, and may change**
End of Season Party:
RESCHEDULED to Monday, March 12th due to the snowstorm! I will have awards from many Meets as well as Certificates from USA Swimming for those who achieved one.
Please bring your bathing suits as the first half of the party is in the Pool, then we will head to one of the Activity Rooms for Dinner, Dessert, and a nice end of the season hangout!
New Swimmer Evaluations:
If you have a younger child or know someone who does, we will be holding New Swimmer Evaluations on Tuesday & Wednesday, March 20th & 21st. Please see our website here.
I have accumulated quite a few pieces of Wahoo attire over the past couple of Meets. There is a LOST AND FOUND link in the Parents tab of the Team Website. If you have LOST an article of clothing, a swim suit, and/or related item or FOUND something please let me know and you can drop it off at the Wahoo Office or give to me before/after a practice.
***Items have been Updated as of 2/27/18***
Swamp Romp Fundraiser
one more week!**
The Coaching Staff will again be participating in the YMCA’s Swamp Romp! If the team raises enough money, the Coaching Staff will take the icy plunge into Gordy’s Pond. More details can be seen here on our website: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=ymca-1024&_stabid_=161632
VP’s will have a collection box if you wish to donate cash,
or you can donate online. Whichever you choose, please specify
which group you are donating on behalf of, as the winning group
will get an Ice Cream Party! Last year the Super Bronze group won
the Ice Cream Party, so I would like to keep the tradition
somewhere amongst my groups!...Plus you will get to see us take a
frozen plunge as payback for all of the days of swim