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News from the Pool- Week of February 25

News from the Pool- Week of February 25

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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

 

Friday, March 1- Personalized cap orders due (delivery takes 4-6 weeks)

Sat/Sun, March 2-3- OAQ Meet, Willow Glen HS

Monday, March 4- Spring Race Team begins

Fri-Sun, March 15-17- 14 & under Junior Olympics (qualifiers only)

Tuesday, March 26- Last day to RSVP for 5/18-19 Morgan Hill LONG COURSE meet (all swimmers)

 

Thursday, April 11- Last day of Crossgates Spring Race Team

Sat/Sun, April 13-14- Valley Splash LONG COURSE meet, Valley Christian HS

Monday, April 15- XG Gold, JV, JV+ and Prep move to PHS

Tuesday, April 16- Last day to RSVP for 4/19 Friday Night at the Races

Tuesday, April 16- Last day to RSVP for 6/22-23 Los Gatos LONG COURSE meet (all swimmers)

Friday, April 19- Friday Night at the Races (all swimmers)

Saturday, April 27- Stroke Clinic (all swimmers)

 

PRESENTATION (PHS) SCHEDULE

Group at PHS

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Senior

3:45-5:15pm

5:30-7am,

3:45-5:15pm

5:30-7am, afternoon OFF

5:30-7am,

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

TBD

Varsity

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

5:30-7am, afternoon OFF

3:45-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

TBD

Prep

6:30-7:30pm

 

6:30-7:30pm

 

4-5:15pm

Swim meet

JV+

 

4:15-5:15pm

4:15-5:15pm

DRY+SWIM

4:15-5:15pm

3:45-5:15pm

Swim meet

JV

 

4:15-5:15pm

4:15-5:15pm

DRY+SWIM

4:15-5:15pm

 

Swim meet

Gold 1

4:30-5:15pm

5:15-6pm

 

5:15-6pm

 

Swim meet

Gold 2

5:15-6pm

     

4:30-5:15pm

Swim meet

Race Team

OFF until 3/4

OFF until 3/4

OFF until 3/4

OFF until 3/4

   

CROSSGATES (XG) SCHEDULE

Group at XG

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Prep

6:15-7pm

6:15-7pm

NOTE EARLIER TIME 5:30-6:15pm

6:15-7pm

4-5:15pm at PHS

Swim meet

JV+

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm

3:45-5:15pm at PHS

Swim meet

JV

 

5:30-6:15pm

4:45-5:30pm

5:30-6:15pm


 

Swim meet

Gold

4:45-5:30pm

4:45-5:30pm

 

4:45-5:30pm

 

Swim meet

Race Team

OFF until 3/4

OFF until 3/4

OFF until 3/4

OFF until 3/4

   

WHAT IS YOUR WHY ?   Swimming is a stress-reliever for me. I become very absent-minded when I swim, which is a nice change from the constant schoolwork I have. My thoughts will drift off to to the most random things. Additionally, it's extremely fun to compete with friends. Races are tiring, but also exciting until the very end. Whether I win or lose the race, I find satisfaction in trying my best and competing.” -Kiran Koch-Mathews, Senior swimmer

 

THIS WEEKEND’S MEET AT OAQ: It’s going to be an adventurous weekend at Willow Glen HS.  If we prepare for torrential downpours and snow, then we will be pleasantly surprised when it’s less than that!  The meet guide will be emailed later this week; I’m just waiting on the meet host to send the estimated timelines for the weekend. In the meantime, the event list can be found here.  

 

Please be sure to select a volunteer shift for the weekend.  If your swimmer is racing both days, please select a shift on Sunday (that’s the day we have half the number of swimmers attending.)  If your swimmer is racing in events #17-20 on Saturday or #36-40 on Sunday, please select the last timing shift. Swimmers in the 400 IM and 500 Free will need to provide their own timers (watches provided.)

 

SPECIAL RACE TEAM PRACTICES FOR THOSE ATTENDING THE MEET THIS WEEKEND: If your Blue or Yellow grouper will be attending the meet this weekend (March 2-3) at Willow Glen HS, we will be offering three extra practices for them this week.  Held at Presentation on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:15-6pm, the coaches will be here to help tune them up before we race this weekend. These practices are ONLY for those entered in the OAQ meet.

 

PHS THIS WEDNESDAY: Please note the changes to the schedule for Wednesday at PHS this week.  Since the high school team will have their season opener on Wednesday, our earlier afternoon practices will be a bit different.  Our Varsity/Senior swimmers will have the afternoon off and swim from 5:30-7am instead (hooray for starry mornings and sunrises!) Our JV/JV+ swimmers will be having dryland+swim from 4:15-5:15pm with Coach Dave (be in athletic apparel and shoes PLUS suits beneath so they can get in if the meet finishes quickly.)  If your JV/JV+ swimmer would like to swim at Crossgates for the day, Coach Spencer would love to have them join his XG crew from 4:45-5:30pm.

 

Other days to note PHS JV/JV+ dryland days: 3/20, 4/3 and 4/10. Other afternoons off for Varsity/Senior: 3/7, 3/14, 3/20, 4/3, 4/11. This does not pertain to Gold, Prep or Race Team swimmers.

 

NEW TEAM SUIT LINK: Our official swimwear provider, Illusions Activewear, has made ordering team suits easier than ever before.  Check out the link they have created for our team! Supporting local business with great quality suits for every water lover in your home.

 

SUMMER EMPLOYMENT: Come join our team! We are hiring for summer swim instructors, coaches, lifeguards and office staff.  Our swimmers are the best, the perks are outstanding and the community is second to none. Email resumes to office@swimsouthbay.org !

 

SUMMER SWIM LESSON REGISTRATION: Our swim school registration is now open for our seasonal swim lesson program at PHS: www.swimatpres.org .  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’ve already had 200 swimmers register within the first week of the system opening! Let’s all day dream about sunny days and make safe swimming kids a reality!!!

 

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, we have a new ordering link that is quick and easy to get suits directly to your swimmer!