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RENO News - 12/17/2018

Last Saturday was a blast! From the morning intrasquad meet/party for the swimmers to the parent and alumni party in the evening… it was a great day to be a part of Reno Aquatic Club!

A big thanks to all the parents who volunteered to help with both events. We could not have had such successful events without the tremendous support of our parents. Thank you!

I posted some photos from Saturday morning on Facebook. Click here to take a look. There are also some photos on Instagram. If you have yet to follow RENO on social media, please do so.

Holiday   Practice Schedule for Pre-Senior, Orange, Blue, and Mini

As a reminder, the Pre-Senior, Orange, Blue, and Mini groups will not have practice until December 27. From December 27 – January 1st, these groups will have a modified schedule.

Pre-Senior, Orange, Blue and Mini RENO group:

  • December 17 – 26: NO practice for Pre-Senior, Orange, Blue and Mini RENO groups due to Northwest Pool closure and Christmas. 
  • Thursday, December 27
    • ​4 - 5 PM = Blue and Orange
    • 5 - 6:15 PM = Pre-Senior
  • Friday, December 28
    • 4 - 5 PM = Blue and Orange
    • 5 - 5:30 PM = Mini RENO
    • 5 - 6 PM = Pre-Senior
  • Saturday, December 29: Normal Schedule
  • Monday, December 31 and Tuesday, January 1: NO practice
  • Wednesday, January 2: Normal practice schedule resumes

Holiday Practice Schedule for National and Senior

For our National/Senior swimmers, we will have practice the week of December 17 at Evelyn Mount and will have modified practices during the weeks Christmas and New Year’s:

National and Senior group:

  • Week of December 17
    • Monday: 3 - 4 PM swim at Evelyn Mount; 4 - 5 PM dryland at Evelyn Mount
    • Tuesday: No organized practice. It is highly recommended that swimmers find a pool to do a workout on their own. More info and a workout will be given to swimmers.
    • Wednesday: 3 - 4 PM swim at Evelyn Mount; 4 - 5 PM dryland at Evelyn Mount
    • Thursday: No organized practice. It is highly recommended that swimmers find a pool to do a workout on their own. More info and a workout will be given to swimmers
    • Friday: 3 - 4 PM swim at Evelyn Mount; No dryland
    • Saturday – 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM dryland at Evelyn Mount; 12:30 - 1:30 PM swim at Evelyn Mount
  • Monday, December 24: NO practice
  • Tuesday, December 25: NO practice 

The following practices will be at Northwest:

  • Wednesday, December 26: 10:00 - 11:30 AM 
  • Thursday, December 27: 5:30 AM - 6:45 AM AND 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Friday, December 28: 9:00 – 10 AM dryland; 10:00 - 11:30 AM swim
  • Saturday, December 29: 7:30 - 10:00 AM (No dryland)
  • Monday, December 31: 9:00 - 10 AM dryland; 10:00 - 11:30 AM at Northwest
  • Tuesday, January 1: NO practice
  • Wednesday, January 2: Normal practice schedule resumes (National will be at Northwest from 3:15 – 4:45 PM; Carson practices should resume on January 9)

This schedule is also posted on the RENO website.  Click here to access it.

Carson Blizzard Blast

Reno Aquatic Club is taking 21 of our National and Senior swimmers to the Washington Open on January 17 – 21. For those swimmers not going to Washington, it is highly recommended that they participate at the Carson Tigersharks Blizzard Blast. Online registration is open and it closes Wednesday, January 9. 

Pacific Zone-4 All Star Meet

The Annual Zone All-Star Meet is March 3 - 4 in Sunnyvale, CA. This meet is always a great time and RENO swimmers look forward to it every year. The coaching staff highly recommends any swimmer who meets the qualifying requirements to apply. The minimum requirements include:

  • Must be 9 – 14 years old
  • Must have a minimum of 3 USA Swimming “BB” time standards in his/her age on March 3.   Click here to view the standards.
  • Swimmer cannot have participated at a higher-level all-star meet before (Western Zones, North American Challenge Cup, Pacific Coast)

The deadline to mail an entry is Tuesday, January 15 or hand-delivered at the Carson meet on January 20th by 2:00 PM.

Click here for the application

Parent Education

With the majority of the team on break, I will resume the “Parent Education” section in the next email.

Each week, I will post the “Parent Education” section on the website.   Click here to read the archived articles.

Meet Schedule

Here are the upcoming meets for Reno Aquatic Club:

  • December 15 – RENO Intrasquad Meet and Christmas Party / Northwest Pool (all)
  • January 18 – 20 – Blizzard Blast / Carson City (all swimmers not going to Washington)
  • January 17 – 20 – Washington Open / Federal Way, WA (all qualified)
  • February 8 – 10 – Douglas Dolfins Invite / Minden, NV (all)

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Thank you for your support.

Go RENO!

Ryan Evans

Head Coach