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FOBY Freestyle 02/12/2019

Dear FOBY Swimmers & Families,

 

Congratulations to all of the FOBY Swimmers who competed at last weekend’s YMCA Bronze Championship Meet! Many best times, new YMCA Silver qualifying times, and top 16 finishes occurred throughout the weekend. Included in those top 16 finishes were a total of 18 1st place finishes – 5 from the 11/12 Age Group, 3 from the 13/14 Age Group, and 10 from the 15-18 Age Group. All-in-all, championship season is off to a fast and successful start – YMCA Silvers is up next!

 

When does my swimmers season end? All FOBY swimmers are eligible to continue practicing through Friday 2/22. Any swimmers who qualify for championship meets after 2/22 will be eligible to continue practicing until the end of their season. A modified practice schedule for beyond 2/22 will be provided to the team when available.

 

The 2019 FOBY Spring Training session will run from Monday 4/8/19 – Saturday 6/22/19. Spring Training offers a continued focus on technique for all four strokes, the Individual Medley, starts and turns, as well as training that leads right into our summer session. Competitions during Spring Training are in the form of YMCA & USA Swimming Invitational Meets. Please commit, either yes or no, to the “2019 FOBY Spring Training” event on our website by no later than Friday 3/8/19 to reserve your spot for next season. Tryouts will be ongoing during March, so any open spots will be filled at that time. More information, including the practice schedule, group descriptions and team handbook, is available on our team website.

 

*DRYLAND UPDATE – All Junior & Senior swimmers tapering/resting for YMCA Silver Championships will not have dryland for the remainder of this week. All groups resume their normal dryland schedule on Monday 2/18.

 

Practice Schedule for This Weekend (2/15-2/17)

Friday 2/15

@ Freehold

Mini 1 – 5-5:45pm

Mini 2 – 5:45-6:30pm

Junior 4 Swimmers Not At Y Silvers – 5-6:30pm

Junior 4 Dryland – 6:45-7:15pm

Senior 2 Dryland – 5:30-6:15pm

Senior 2/3 Swimmers Not At Y Silvers – 6:30-8:30pm

@ Old Bridge

Junior 1/2 – 4:15-5:30pm

Senior 1 – 5:30-7pm

Saturday 2/16 @ Freehold

Junior 3/4 Not At Meets – 12:45-2pm

Senior 3 Dryland – 1-1:15pm

Senior 3 Not At Meets – 2-4pm

Sunday 2/17 – NO PRACTICE FOR ANY GROUPS AT ANY LOCATION

 

2019 YMCA Silver Championships (Entries Are Attached)

Date: Friday February 15th, 2019 – Sunday February 17th, 2019

Location: Gloucester County Institute of Technology, 1360 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080

Friday 2/15

11/Over – Warmup: 4pm, Start: 5:25pm

Saturday 2/16

AM – 9-12s – Warmup: 7am, Start: 8:25am

Mid – 1000 FR – Warmup: TBA, Start: TBA

PM – 13/Overs – Warmup: TBA, Start: TBA

Sunday 2/17

AM – 9-12s – Warmup: 7am, Start: 8:25am

Mid – 1650 FR – Warmup: TBA, Start: TBA

PM – 13/Overs – Warmup: TBA, Start: TBA

*Please arrive 15 minutes before warm-up for Check-In

**FOBY Team Caps and Apparel are required

***Job Signups will be available later today – Even if you have reached your 5 required points, please help

 

2019 NJ Swimming 12/Under Silver/Bronze Championships (Entries Are Attached)

Date: Saturday February 16th, 2019 – Sunday February 17th, 2019

Location: Newark Academy, 91 South Orange Avenue, Livingston NJ

Saturday 2/16

Session 1 – 10/Unders – Warmup: 7am, Start: 8:20am

Session 2 – 10/Under 500 Free – Warmup: 11am, Start: 11:15am

Session 3 – 11/12s – Warmup: 11:30am, Start: 12:50pm

Sunday 2/17

Session 5 – 10/Unders – Warmup: 7am, Start: 8:20am

Session 6 – 11/12s – Warmup: 12pm, Start: 1:20pm

*Please arrive 15 minutes before warm-up for Check-In

**FOBY Team Caps and Apparel are required

***Job Signups will be available later today – Even if you have reached your 5 required points, please help

 

Championship season is underway, and per the FOBY Swim Team Commitment Requirements all FOBY swimmers are required to attend the highest-level YMCA championship meet that they qualify for to retain their spot on the team for next fall. We have begun receiving meet announcements and events for these meets, and the entry deadlines are listed below. NOTE – all entry deadlines are final and any changes, additions or removals afterwards are prohibited. Please only enter swimmers in events that they qualify for – proof of time reports are required from us for all championship meets. More meet announcements, events and entry deadlines will be posted when available.

Entry Deadlines

YMCA 13/Over State Championships – Tuesday, February 19th

NJ Swimming 13/Over Silver/Bronze Championships – Tuesday, February 19th

 

SAVE THE DATE! The FOBY Swim Team Banquet will occur on Thursday, 3/28 at the Battleground Country Club in Manalapan, NJ. RSVP is due Thursday, 3/21 – Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

Upcoming FOBY Events:

Friday 2/15 – Sunday 2/17 – YMCA Silver Championships @ GCIT

Saturday 2/16 – Sunday 2/17 – NJ Swimming 12/Under Silver/Bronze Championships @ Newark Academy

Friday 2/22 – Sunday 2/24 – YMCA 12/Under State Championships

 

Upcoming FOBY Birthdays (2/13-2/19):

Jessica Abbott – February 13th (18)

Joshua Yee – February 13th (16)

Justin Yee – February 15th (18)

Hiyee Zhou – February 15th (12)

Andrew Han – February 18th (17)

Jordan Barnett – February 19th (12)

 

FOBY Swimming is on Instagram and Facebook! Please follow @fobyswimming on Instagram, and follow and like @FOBYSwim on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/FOBYSwim) for photos and live stories from meets and practice, as well as FOBY Swim Team event dates, times, locations and information.