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Swim & Dive Team Update for Week of 11/5/18

Swim & Dive Team Update for Week of 11/5/18

Pool Announcement

Practice Schedule: UPDATED FOR NO SCHOOL ON TUES 11/6

JV Expectations

Team Expectations

Meet Info: Thurs & Sat **Breakfast is at Leafmore 1373 Altamont Dr. **

McCallie Select Team Announcements

 

Pool Announcement

Be aware that we are experiencing some issues with the pool and the temp is being watched closely by Coach Newmyer. While we await service, know that if it is too cold, there will be dryland training. Please come prepared to train in the weight room or running outside.

We have also requested that much needed diving board maintenance be approved, and we are patiently awaiting word from the county. More info to come when we have it.


Practice Schedule Week of 11/5

Practice: SWIMMING

Mon AM & PM

Tues 10 AM - 11 AM

Wed AM & PM

Thur AM Breakfast, PM Meet (breakfast counts as practice)

Fri AM & PM

Practice: DIVING: Coach Bill is out until 12/13; Coach Newmyer & Sam W will provide coaching

Tues 11 AM - 11:45

Wed AM

Thur AM Breakfast, PM Meet (breakfast counts as practice)

Fri PM


JV Expectations

MEETS: JV Team members are invited to every meet to support their Varsity counterparts, and are of course invited to every breakfast.

PRACTICE: JV team is expected to attend three practices total, either in the AM or Friday PM.


IMPORTANT Team Expectations

With the exception of McCallie, everyone should attend every meet unless sick or injured in some way that prevents you from attending. This applies even to athletes who are not slated to swim or dive in that meet.


Meet Info Thur 11/8:

Get ready for our first swim/dive meet on Thursday at Chamblee!

Start your morning right by coming to the team breakfast at 6:30 am — so much information here.

Breakfast is hosted by the Racine, Buxton and Goodman Families at Leafmore Clubhouse, 1373 Altamont Drive, Decatur. All varsity and JV are invited and it counts as a practice.

Parents, we need some helpful hands to make this event possible, so please volunteer by clicking the Job Signup button. Please read information about early food drop-offs — this helps the hosts immensely!

Important Breakfast Reminders:

  • Park in the Leafmore parking lot (opens at 6 am)
  • Be respectful as you are driving through the neighborhoods -- walkers, runners, and kids at bus stops notice our Viking pride
  • We recommend carpools whenever possible
  • Students should plan ahead for a ride to school at 7:30 am. No tardy excuses will be provided!
  • Make sure you have everything you need for the day and for the meet - Towel, suit, goggles, cap are vital!
  • Bring a snack to eat before the meet and money for possible meet concessions

For the meet

  • Team Bus leaves for Chamblee from Fine Arts at 3:45
  • Everyone rides bus to meet
  • You may ride home with parent/parent of friend as long as that parent signs you out

Sign Out Instructions

Parent providing the ride home must sign out athlete(s) by speaking with Helen Shuford at any time during the meet but prior to leaving pool area. Athletes not signed out will be expected to be on the bus returning to LHS. IMPORTANT: Sign out or be on the bus — we recommend not making Coach go looking for you after the meet.

Parent Meet Reminders

Parents, you are encouraged to wear your Vikings spirit wear and volunteer (spots still available here). Also, please come and support your athlete. Map to Chamblee Charter High School here .


Meet Info Sat 11/10

Our second meet is swim-only and is the Atlanta Kick Off Classic at Washington Park. All team members are expected to attend and cheer for the team even if they're not swimming.

If you aren't in the lineup and cannot attend, your excuse must be approved by the coaches no later than Wed 11/7. Thank you to those who included the reason in the DECLINE declaration.

For the meet

  • No Team Breakfast for this meet
  • The bus will leave LHS Fine Arts at 6:45
  • Everyone rides bus to meet
  • Warm-ups begin at 8 am
  • Meet starts at 9am and will end at approximately 2:00 pm
  • Bring snacks and/or cash for concessions
  • You may ride home with parent/parent of friend as long as that parent signs you out (see below)

Parents are welcome to drive on their own and cheer for our Viking Swimmers.  The address is Washington Park Natatorium; 102 Ollie Street NW, GA 30314 – directions from LHS here.

Sign Out Instructions

Parent providing the ride home must sign out athlete(s) by speaking with Helen Shuford at any time during the meet but before breaststroke events (after that speak to Coach directly). Athletes not signed out will be expected to be on the bus returning to LHS. IMPORTANT: Sign out or be on the bus — we recommend not making Coach go looking for you after the meet.


McCallie Select Team Announcements

All athletes attending McCallie are required to turn in three forms — School Excuse, Medical, Transportation/Behavior Agreement — to Coach Newmyer no later than Friday, 11/9 at 4:30 pm.

You will receive a separate email containing the travel itinerary and the forms, although all are on the website under Documents (link here) and on the event under Team Functions.


Thanks for reading along! We love you for it!

GO Vikings! Swim, Dive, Peace & Love