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WEEKLY UPDATE
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO READ THIS ENTIRE EMAIL
 
BRING ON THE HEAT
While the temperature outside was chilly and rainy, the Blue Devils were heating up the pool inside. The first long course meet of the season was a huge success. With 76 New or Improved personal best times out of 120 swims, we are on the path to a great long course summer season. 9 Swimmers swam in their first ever Long Course meet. There were 16 New or Improved Regional and State Qualifying times made.
 
PRACTICE SCHEDULE FOR 5/14-5/19
Please check this practice schedule each week for any changes to the schedule due to high school scheduling or other scheduling changes that might occur. We encourage everyone to print this out and post someplace they can look at it each week.
 
UPCOMING MEETS
The next upcoming meet will be the 2018 May Mania hosted by the Blue Devil Swim Club.
Friday PM Session - All Age Groups - Warm-ups will begin at 4:30pm / Meet Start 5:30pm
Saturday and Sunday AM Sessions for all Swimmers 13 & Over - Warm-Ups will begin at 8:00AM / Meet Start at 9:00am. 
Saturday PM Session for 12 & Unders - Warm-ups will begin at 1:15PM / Meet Start at 2:15PM. 
Sunday PM Session for 12 & Unders - Warm-ups will begin at 1:15PM / Meet Start at 2:15PM.
 
SOCIAL
We are looking for a couple of parents to organize an ice cream social this summer. If you are interested in helping to organize this event, please contact Coach Chris at chris@swimbdsc.org.
 
PRACTICE GROUP MEETINGS
Thank you to everyone that attended the meetings. If you were unable to attend or still have questions, please feel free to contact a coach or Board Member for more information.
 
FUNDRAISING
Remember to take advantage of AmazonSmiles for your online purchases -- if you sign up and identify BDSC as your organization, it will earn the team money as you make purchases throughout the year! 
 
PARENT BOARD MEETING
The next Parent Board Meeting will be Tuesday, June 5th at 6:15pm in the observation room off the pool deck. Just a reminder that all Board meetings are open to all families.
 
COMMITTEE CHAIR OPENINGS
The Board is looking for a couple of parents to help organize the Apparel Committee for the next year. Please contact
 
COACH CHRIS’S OFFICE HOURS FOR 5/14-5/19
I will be in the office Monday-Thursday 10:00am-2:00pm. These office hours are listed for parents or swimmers as the best time to contact me via my cell phone. My cell phone is on all the times, so please feel free to contact me outside these times. 847-204-6997.
 
SWIMMER SPOTLIGHT
This weeks spotlight shines upon David Knapp (Gold Swimmer).
David was invited to participate in the IESA Sectional Track Meet this past weekend and ran the mile for the 8th grade team (as a 6th grader) in a Personal Best time of 6:12.91.
Way to go David!
Did you do something amazing or get an award for something? Let Coach Chris know and we will highlight it in the weekly update. Don’t be shy, we want to know what other things you are doing outside the pool and want to be able to celebrate you.
 
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWIMMERS
Nicholas Colen turns 12 on Thursday!
Erika Baelum turns 15 on Sunday!
Happy Birthday!