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Coach Scott's Notes for 5/1/18

 

Hello Water Rat Swimmers and Parents,
Thank you to the Parent Club and all of the volunteers who helped put on an amazing team banquet.
Over 300 individuals attended from the Water Rat Swimming Community.
Looking forward… There are only 28 Days till Memorial Day, only 52 Days left of school, only 97 Days till Long Course Regional Championships, only 111 Days till the 10 & Under SCY Finale and only 116 Days till Long Course Age Group Championships. Spring / Summer Long Course season goes by Fast.

A FEW NOTES jk 
 

  • UPCOMING EVENTS
    • CDOG May Qualifier
    • CT YMCA Long Course Championship
    • WRAT 9/Under SC Meet
    • Woodbridge Aquatic Club Invitational
    • Greenwich YMCA Marlins June Invitational
    • 10 & Under Summer Sizzler Age Group Qualifier
    • 2018 CT Long Course Meters Regional Championships
    • 10 & Under SCY Finale
    • 2018 CT Long Course Age Group Championships
  • PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
  • LOOKING AHEAD - Memorial Day Weekend
    • Memorial Day Westport Parade
  • TRAINING EQUIPMENT
  • SWIMMER TECHNIQUE AND EDUCATION
  • SWIM TRIVIA


UPCOMING EVENTS
Meet:               CDOG May Qualifier
Host Team:    Cheshire Y Sea Dogs CDOG
Date:               May 19-20, 2018 Saturday - Sunday
Deadline:        Passed
For:                 For Age Group Swimmers Age 9-12 & Senior III
Location:        Cheshire Community Pool, 520 South Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410 
Sessions:       Sat/Sun AM (12/U) 8:00am Warm Up; 9:00am Start 
                        Sat/Sun PM (13/O) 1:30pm Warm Up; 2:45pm Start
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:               CT YMCA Long Course Championship
Host Team:    RYWC Makos
Date:               June 1-3, 2018
Deadline:      May 18, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers 8-Unders Only
Location:        10 Huckleberry Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Sessions:       Friday Afternoon Warm-up: 4:00 pm Start: 5:00 pm
                        Saturday and Sunday 12/U Morning Session Warm-up: 7:00 am Start: 8:30 am
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:              WRAT 9/Under SC Meet
Host Team:    Water Rats Swimming
Date:               June 7, 2018 Thursday
Deadline:      June 1, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers Age 9-under
Location:        Strittmatter Aquatic Center, Westport Weston Family YMCA
Sessions:       Warm-up: 4:00 pm Start: 5:00 pm

Meet:               Woodbridge Aquatic Club Invitational
Host Team:    Woodbridge Aquatic Club
Date:               June 8-10, 2018 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:      May 11, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers Age 9 & Up
Location:        Wesleyan University 161 Cross Street, Middletown, CT 06457
Sessions:       Friday, Session 1: 4:00 Warm-up, 4:45 Start.
                        Friday, Session 2: 6:00 Warm-up, 6:25 Start.      
                        Saturday, Session 3: 11/12, 7:30 Warm-up, 8:05 Start.
                        Saturday, Session 4: 10/Under, 11:00 Warm-up, 11:30 Start.
                        Saturday, Session 5: 13/Over, 1:45 Warm-up, 2:30 Start.
                        Sunday, Session 6: 11/12, 7:30 Warm-up, 8:05 Start.
                        Sunday, Session 7: 10/Under, 11:00 Warm-up, 11:30 Start.
                        Sunday, Session 8: 13/Over, 1:45 Warm-up, 2:30 Start.
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:              Greenwich YMCA Marlins June Invitational
Host Team:    Greenwich YMCA Marlins
Date:               June 22-24, 2018 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:      June 1, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers Age 9 & Up
Location:        Wren-Weisenburger Pool, 50 East Putnam Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Sessions:       Friday Afternoon Warm-up: 4:00 pm Start: 5:00 pm
                        Saturday and Sunday 13/O Morning Session Warm-up: 7:00 am Start: 8:30 am
                        Saturday and Sunday 12/U Afternoon Session Warm-up: 12:30 pm Start: 2:00pm
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:               10 & Under Summer Sizzler Age Group Qualifier
Host Team:    RYWC Makos
Date:               June 24, 2018
Deadline:      June 1, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers 8-Unders Only
Location:        10 Huckleberry Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Sessions:       Sunday Session Warm-up: 12:30 am Start: 1:30 am
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:              2018 CT Long Course Meters Regional Championships
Host Team:    Connecticut Swimming
Date:               July 6-8 2018 Friday - Sunday
Deadline:       June 22, 2018
For:                 For Age Group Swimmers Age 9 & Older - *Swimmers must swim in at least one CT Swimming  regularly scheduled sanctioned meet during the 2018 Long Course season to be eligible.
Location:        To Be Determined

Meet:               10 & Under SCY Finale
Host Team:    RYWC Makos
Date:               July 20, 2018
Deadline:      June 24, 2018
For:                 For Swimmers 8-Unders Only
Location:        10 Huckleberry Hill Rd, Brookfield, CT 06804
Sessions:       Sunday Session Warm-up: 5:00 pm Start: 6:00 pm
                        *Warm-up and start times for the Sessions are subject to change.

Meet:              2018 CT Long Course Age Group Championships
Host Team:    Connecticut Swimming
Date:               July 26-29 2018 Thursday - Sunday
For:                 For Swimmers Age 14 & under - *Swimmers must meet the qualifying time standard
Location:        Wesleyan University 161 Cross Street, Middletown, CT 06457

PRACTICE / WORKOUT CHANGES
Spring Long Course (LC) Schedule from April 16, 2018 through June 23, 2018
Workouts times are on the following link:
https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=ctwwrat&_stabid_=122196

LOOKING AHEAD - Memorial Day Weekend 
Memorial Day Westport Parade – Monday May 30, 2018
The YMCA Water Rats & Gymnastics Program will walk in the Westport Memorial Day Parade. 
We would like to have Water Rat Swimmers ages 12-under to walk in the Parade. 
Water Rats Wear Their Team Warm-ups & Team T-shirts.
The Parade begins at 9 a.m. at Saugatuck Elementary School and travels up Riverside Avenue, over the Post Road and on to Town Hall. More Details To Follow