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FLIGHT PLAN 2/20/2019

 FLIGHT PLAN – Feb 20, 2019


Here is your last Flight Plan for Fall/Winter Season 2018/2019!  (Read everything, please):

Upcoming Dates to Know:

Feb 23nd – LAST DAY OF REGULAR SEASON PRACTICE –

  • Regular practice SMITH
  • Condensed practice AVERY (see below)
    • 7:30-8:30am – Stunt Pilots & Glider 1 & 2
    • 8:30-9:30am – Zeppelin 1 & 2

Feb 22-24th – Illinois Swimming Regionals (QUALIFIER) hosted by MAVS @ Matea Valley H.S.

Feb 24th – Town & Country Districts hosted by BRRY @ UIC Natatorium (Chicago)

Feb 25th – First day of Championship Season Practice – only swimming with qualifying times and/or relay slots for championship meets will continue to practice. 

Mar 1-3rd – Illinois Senior State Champs @ Stevenson HS, Lincolnshire, IL

Mar 8-10th – Illinois Age Group State @ Lake Central HS, St John, IN

Mar 15-17th – Y State Championships @ Lake Central HS, St John, IN

Apr 1-5th – Y SC Nationals @ Greensboro, NC

Special Events:

PASTA PARTY for Y STATE – Tentative date (Thursday, March 14th)

The tentative date for the Pasta Party for Y State Swimmers is on Thursday, March 14th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Smith Y Gym.  We will practice from 5:30-6:30pm and then head to the gym to eat.  The team will be providing the pasta (Baked Mostaccoli) and the rest is a potluck on items swimmers will provide to share from salad to bread to desserts to beverages.  Lookout for that event in Team Unify once the date is officially set.

BANQUET DATE CHANGE – Friday, April 12th

Silly Coach Ashleigh agreed to a Banquet date that won’t work because our National Team will not even be back from Nationals in Greensboro, NC by then!  After an exhaustive search of our area, we’ve decided the best option is to remain at our current banquet location (176 West) and change the date to Friday, April 12th.  More details to come as I create the event page in Team Unify.  For now, mark that evening, and get ready to party!

Head Coach’s Notes:

End of Regular Season/Registration:

The Regular Season will culminate with final swim practices for all swimmers through Saturday.  While I wish I could take all my swimmers into championship season, I also know that there will be plenty of fun to look forward to in the Spring/Summer.  As returning families, you will receive priority in registration once it opens.  During that registration, you will also receive the schedules for all locations and group placements for your swimmer!  So, please keep reading my emails even if the off-season for your swimmer!

Billing Draws:

As a reminder the following billing draws will take place on March 1st.  You have already been invoiced for any volunteering deficit if you did not complete your number of volunteer sessions.  You can check your bill, now, and it will be there.  If you think there is an issue regarding your billing for volunteer deficit, please contact JPAC President, Rachel Mika - rzmika@gmail.com

Mar 1st – Volunteer payments & Volunteer deficit buyouts will draw from Team Unify Accounts

Championship Season

As we approach the end of the regular season, I want to clarify a few things.  We will ONLY be having championship practices at Smith Y and Avery Y.  I will publish the championship season practice schedule next week.  Relay swimmers will be notified at the completion of Districts.  Relay Only swimmers are still expected to swim leading up to Y State.   See Championship Season practice schedule, below, which will run through Y State:

SMITH:

Mon-Fri

4:00-6:00 pm Mach Swimmers with qualifying times and Mach relay swimmers

6:00-6:30 pm Dryland Mach Swimmers with qualifying times and Mach relay swimmers

Mon-Thur

6:00-7:15 pm Stunt Pilots with qualifying times and SP/Glider relay swimmers

Sat

6:00-8:00am Mach Swimmers with qualifying times and Mach relay swimmers

8:00-9:00am Stunt Pilots, Gliders, & Zeppelins with qualifying times & relay swimmers

 

AVERY:

Mon-Fri

5:00-7:00 pm Mach Swimmers with qualifying times and Mach relay swimmers

Mon-Thur

7:00-8:30pm Stunt Pilots, Gliders, & Zeppelins with qualifying times & relay swimmers

Sat

6:00-8:00am@SMITH Mach Swimmers with qualifying times and Mach relay swimmers

8:00-9:00am@ SMITH Stunt Pilots, Gliders, & Zeppelins with qualifying times & relay swimmers