WCSC Newsletter: Coaches note, swimsuit fitting, 4/29 order deadline & more!

WCSC Parents and Swimmers,

Greetings from the Walnut Creek Swim Club! Please read below for some important news items:

A Note From The Coaches:

Thanks for a great second week and arriving on time with your swimmers. Age 8 and under - please try to have swimmer’s caps and goggles situated before practice. Recommended goggle type for 8 and under is the Speedo Jr. Vanquisher (at Sports Basement) or the Engine Goggle.

We are working on the basic combination of balance and propulsion in all age groups!


Coaches, Vicky, Tommy, Mandy, Devon and Charlie

April 23rd and 24th Final Swimsuit Fittings:  We have a new vendor this year and recommend trying on swimsuits before ordering. Swimsuits are custom made and non-returnable/exchangeable, order details below. Last chance to try on a swimsuit will be before or after swim practice on Monday April 23rd and Tuesday April 24th.

April 29th Swimsuit/Gear/Apparel Ordering Deadline:  The team suit/gear/apparel website is live and up for ordering! The order deadline is Sunday April 29th and the link to order is: https://squareup.com/store/moonwaves. This is a new vendor, please read all the details, including how to personalize and order items here: https://squareup.com/store/moonwaves . Please put your order in early so that if you have any questions you can ask Adrienne at apparel@walnutcreekswimclub.org.

Critical Volunteer Swim Meet Positions: We are getting close to the start of the 2018 swim meet season. In order to ensure that our meets run smoothly, I’m asking for volunteers for both Stroke & Turn and Starting duties.  This is a great opportunity to support the team by providing proper officiating, which will ultimately benefit our swimmers. Ideally, we need a team of 4-6 people who can commit to Stroke & Turn (S/T) and 1-2 people for starting and timing. This format will ensure that we have adequate coverage for all meets, while providing the best environment for fair competition.  Please feel free to contact either Jon (deck@walnutcreekswimclub.org), Patrick (directors@walnutcreekswimclub.org), Gita (jobs@walnutcreekswimclub.org), or Dustin if you are interested. Training will be provided for those people who need it.

May 9th Back to Pool Night: New this year, to help both returning and new families, we are having a "Back to Pool Night" for parents which will help answer a lot of the key questions about the swim season and timed to occur before our first swim meet!  "Back to Pool Night" will occur on Wednesday May 9th in the Oak View Room at the Walnut Creek Library at 6:30pm.

Fundraising for the 2018 Season: WCSC has a team sponsorship program and we need your help in helping find sponsors. Having sponsors helps keeps the swim team more affordable for swim families. We have 3 levels of sponsorship: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Start networking....your dentist, favorite pizza joint, personal business, the sky is the limit! Sponsorship letter and tiers is here: https://www.teamunify.com/recwcscwcsc/__doc__/Walnut%20Creek%20Swim%20Club%20Sponsorship%20Letter%20and%20Tiers.docx. Contact Cherie at fundraising@walnutcreekswimclub.org with any questions!

April/May Calendar Highlights:

  • Monday/Tuesday April 23rd and 24th: Final Swimsuit Fitting
  • Sunday, April 29th: Swimsuit/Gear/Apparel Order Deadline
  • Wednesday, May 9th: Back to Pool Night at 6:30pm
  • Sunday, May 13th: Time Trials in morning

See you at the pool!