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News from the Pool-Week of December 17

News from the Pool- Week of December 17
 
UPCOMING EVENTS
Fri-Mon, December 14-17- Winter Sectionals (qualifiers only)
Saturday, December 22- Holiday Training Camp
Mon-Thurs, December 24-January 3- No practice for Race Team
Mon-Tues, December 24-25- No practice
Wed-Sat, December 26-29- Holiday schedule (Gold, JV, JV+, Prep, Varsity and Senior)
Mon-Tues, December 31-Jan 1- No practice
Wed-Sat, January 2-5- Holiday schedule (Gold, JV, JV+, Prep, Varsity and Senior)
Monday, January 7- regular practice resume

PRACTICE SCHEDULE: Regular practice schedule at both pools this week. I will resend the grid tomorrow. The system is not currently accepting the format in which we normally send. The only difference will be Saturday practice for Prep (8-9am) and JV+ (9-10am.)

SPEEDO SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS: Greetings from Southern California!  We are doing well at the meet, ranked 8th in overall team points for the “small team” division and look forward to two last races today:
***Rilie- lifetime best and finalist in the 200 IM, finalist in the 200 Free and two more races this morning (100 Free and 100 Back)
***Ryan- team record, lifetime best and finalist in both the 50 Free and 100 Fly

DON’T FORGET TO PICKUP YOUR BOOK: I’ve recently read a book that was so powerful and quoteworthy that I purchased one for every family on our team.  Chop Wood Carry Water: How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great by Joshua Medcalf is such a wonderful book for the whole family with super short chapters and great conversation starting opportunities.  Please pick up your copy in the PHS or Crossgates pool offices (see the coaches if you need to pick one up.)   Happy Holidays!

HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMERS: If your high schooler has not filled out the form regarding the upcoming high school season, please do so ASAP.  We’d like to know if they will be dropping from BAY, splitting their time between the school program and BAY or are not joining their school team. Thank you in advance!

TRAINING CAMP: We are gearing up for the most amazing day of fun, hard work, creativity, delicious food and teamwork this Saturday!  We will meet all the RSVPed swimmers on the pool deck at 8am on 12/22.  Be sure to be in athletic shoes, suits and bring a towel and change of clothes.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Monday, December 24- no practice
Tuesday, December 25- no practice
Wednesday, December 26-Saturday, December 29- holiday schedule (see below)

Monday, December 31- no practice
Tuesday, January 1- no practice
Wednesday, January 2-Saturday, January 5- holiday schedule (see below)

Holiday schedule (all practices held at PHS):
Race Team- OFF
PHS Gold 1, PHS Gold 2, XG Gold- WThFSat 9-10am
PHS and XG JV- WThFSat 8-9am
PHS and XG JV+- WThFSat 8-10am
PHS and XG Prep- WThFSat 9-10am
Varsity and Senior- WThFSat 8-10am

TEAM APPAREL SITE: Check out the SwimOutlet team store: http://www.swimoutlet.com/swimsouthbay
(BAY receives equipment credit with EVERY purchase made throughout their website to use for kickboards, fins and buoys!  You don’t need to only buy BAY branded apparel; even goggle, swim bag or bikini purchases help the team.)
 
 Click here to order personalized silicone caps.  Caps will only be ordered 4x/year.  Check out the “Parent Info” tab, then click on “Team Gear”.  We will bill your account directly for personalized gear ordered thru the google form. Backpacks and parkas are ordered directly from the vendor with the links found on the above form..
 
If you are looking to buy a team suit, please contact Illusions Activewear directly.  They are open M-F 9-5pm (138 Gilman Avenue off Campbell Avenue between the Pruneyard and downtown) or available 408-370-3954.  Let them know you are looking for a BAY team suit.  They also have some amazing practice suits (and real deals in their bargain bins!)