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News from the Pool- Week of January 28

News from the Pool- Week of January 28

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, January 28- Spring Race Team registration opens for CURRENT members at 9am

 

Friday, February 1- Spring Race Team registration opens to the public

Friday, February 1- Summer Swim Lesson registration opens ( www.swimatpres.org )

Saturday, February 2- JUST ADDED : Special Race Team Butterfly Clinic, 9:30-10:30am

Sat/Sun, February 9-10- Zone Champs (all swimmers)

Tuesday, February 12- Last day to RSVP for Movie Night (all swimmers)

Thursday, February 14- Last day of Winter Race Team

Friday, February 15- Movie Night (all swimmers)

Tuesday, February 26- Last day to  RSVP for April 13-14 Valley Splash LONG COURSE meet (all swimmers)

PRESENTATION (PHS) SCHEDULE

Group at PHS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Senior

5:30-7am, 3:45-5:15pm

5:30-7am, 3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

5:30-7am, 3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

8-10am

Varsity

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

8-10am

Prep

6:30-7:30pm

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

4-5:15pm

10-11am

JV+

 

4:15-5:15pm

4:15-5:15pm

4:15-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

8-10am

JV

 

4:15-5:15pm

4:15-5:15pm

4:15-5:15pm

 

9-10am

Gold 1

4:30-5:15pm

5:15-6pm

 

5:15-6pm

   

Gold 2

5:15-6pm

     

4:30-5:15pm

9-10am

Race Team

5:15-6pm, 6-6:45pm, 6:45-7:30pm

5:15-6pm, 6-6:45pm, 6:45-7:30pm

5:15-6pm, 6-6:45pm, 6:45-7:30pm

5:15-6pm, 6-6:45pm, 6:45-7:30pm

   

CROSSGATES (XG) SCHEDULE

Group at XG

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Prep

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

4-5:15pm at PHS

10-11am at PHS

JV+

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm

3:45-5:15pm at PHS

8-10am at PHS

JV

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm


 

9-10am at PHS

Gold

4:45-5:30pm

4:45-5:30pm

 

4:45-5:30pm

   

Race Team

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15pm

4:00-4:45, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7pm

4:00-4:45, 4:45-5:30, 5:30-6:15pm

4:00-4:45, 5:30-6:15, 6:15-7pm

   

 

SPRING RACE TEAM REGISTRATION OPENS TODAY: 9am registration opens for the Blue and Yellow group swimmer to join us for the March start of the Spring Race Team!  The system will open to non-current members on February 1. If you’d like to get your first choice of class day/time/location, be sure to register sooner than later!  

 

Swimmers in the Gold, JV, JV+, Prep, Varsity and Senior groups do NOT need to register for this “Spring Race Team” session; this is ONLY for those in the Blue/Yellow group.

 

  • The PHS Spring session will run 3/4-5/23 (MW, TTh or M-Th at 5:15, 6:00 and 6:45pm, $480 for twice/week, $720 for 4x/week.) There will be two Saturday Stroke Clinics (4/27 and 5/17) and two Race Nights (4/19 and 5/11.) Read more about these clinics and race nights on the "events" page of the website.

  • The XG Spring session will run 3/4-4/11 (MW 4:00, MW 5:30, TTh 4:00, TTh 4:45, TTh 5:30, TTh 6:15, M-Th 4:00 or M-Th 5:30, $240 for twice/week, $360 for 4x/week.) The session is shorter since the cabana team will start their practice on 4/15 and use the entire pool. This group is great for those BAY swimmers who leave us to join their neighborhood teams in the Spring.

  • Once you have registered, you will receive an email confirmation. Your account will be "Pending Team Approval" until our Winter session ends mid-February. Look for your welcome email towards the end of February!

 

WHAT IS YOUR WHY ?   “I swim because I genuinely love being in the water and pushing my body. Some days it’s just a matter of being in the pool to clear my head and other days it’s to really work myself.” - Maddy Thompson, Senior swimmer and Blue Group coach

 

TIDY UP! If you are cleaning out your BAY apparel drawer and would like to bring in your gently used items to the PHS pool to exchange for other gently used items, we’d love to have them.  Think of it like the “uniform exchange” that you might have at your child’s school.

 

PHS POOL AND PARKING LOT: The high school season begins today at PHS (and all the high schools in the area.)  Our PHS Race Team swimmers will be moving to the far side of the pool (nearest the school building/diving boards) to make room for the PHS swimmers. The PHS pool deck and parking lot are about to get a lot more crowded.  Be keep track of your bags on deck, do not leave them outside the pool gates and DO NOT DROP OFF YOUR SWIMMERS BY STOPPING NEAR THE DUMPSTERS TO LET THEM OUT. We had TWO kids almost get hit last week. Most people in the parking lot are not expecting little swimmers to jump out of cars and they try to swerve around your stopped car.  Please park in a parking spot and walk in. We’d rather have your swimmer late than squished.

 

SPECIAL SATURDAY CLINIC FOR RACE TEAM: Calling all Race Team swimmers! Please join us for a special clinic focused on butterfly! While our stroke clinics in the past have focused on all strokes, our Butterfly Clinic will zone in on the specifics of how to correctly and efficiently swim butterfly. The Butterfly Clinic will be hosted in two parts. The first being a video viewing session where Race Team swimmers will watch stroke videos with coaches highlighting specific aspects of butterfly that swimmers may be struggling with. It can be challenging at times for swimmers to get what coaches are trying to relay in practice. Watching stroke videos of professional athletes will allow swimmers to get a proper visual on how to put the pieces of this stroke together. Part two of our clinic will be in the water. Swimmers will get an opportunity to work with older swimmer to help put what they have seen in the videos to practice.

 

The Butterfly Clinic will be held on Saturday, February 2nd from 9:30-10:30 am . Please RSVP for this event on the events tab located at our Swim South Bay website. We hope that you and your swimmer can join us! (no charge for this event, but RSVPs are necessary.)

 

FEBRUARY’S ZONE CHAMPS: If your swimmer is attending this meet, please be sure to select a volunteer shift for the meet.  Right now, we have spots open for officials and “runners” (taking papers from office to the timing trailers and posting heat/lane sheets.)  It’s a great way to be active while helping our team fulfill the responsibilities assigned to us. Stay tuned for additional jobs coming too!

 

SUMMER SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION: Our swim school registration will open on February 1 for our seasonal swim lesson program at PHS.  Saturday classes in May and weekday (M-Th) sessions in June and July. If you like to plan ahead of time, it is beneficial to register for these one-on-one lessons early as they do fill up quickly.  We usually have 200+ swimmers register within the first week of the system opening! Let’s all day dream about sunny days and safe swimming kids!!!

 

*Summer RACE TEAM registration opens at the end of March for current members and April 1 for the public.

 

PRIVATE LESSONS: Looking for a bit of “tutoring” for your swimmer?  Check out the “Events” tab/ “Private Lessons” link for available one-on-one lessons for your swimmer.  All lessons are held at PHS, coached from out of the water, are 25 minutes in length and $30/lesson billed to your BAY account.

 

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!