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Summer Practice starts TONIGHT! And other TFS News....

Stingray Families,

Summer swim practice starts TONIGHT!  To those of you returning, we welcome you back and thank you for continuing to be a part our our fabulous team.  To those new families who just joined during winter clinic, welcome to the best swim family on the planet!  

All swimmers must be registered prior to attending practice.  Make sure you register ASAP!  We will be opening up registration to our wait list starting next Monday, 4/8.  If you don't register this week, you may lose your spot.    

Below you will find additional information to help ensure a smooth first month of the season:

  • Practice times are listed on the website. If you have a request to change practice times, please email us at info@swimtfs.org or talk to Coach Paul during practice.

  • If practices are canceled due to weather, we will send out an urgent email, text message and Facebook post.  The Thor system at the pool is not reliable so do not depend on Thor to advise you.  As always, use your best judgement to determine if it is safe to drive to practice.  There are times when it's nice at the pool and storming in Yulee (and vice versa).      

  • Make sure you are set up to receive text alerts.  We send text messages for last minute changes and urgent requests.  Please log on to your account from the home page of the team website - www.swimtfs.org - click on "my account" located in the right menu bar.  Once you are in your account, look for the contact information section and locate the SMS box.  Enter your cell phone number in the SMS box and carrier from the drop down menu.  When you save the information, you will receive a text on your cell phone asking you to verify it.  If you need help, please email us at info@swimtfs.org or see Britta during (most of) the 7 - 9 pm practices.  

  • We have a NEW team suit this year. We will have a sizing kit at the pool office starting next week.   Please come by to try on suits BEFORE getting wet.   Place your order on our online team store after you know the correct size.  

  • Make sure your swimmers have fins and goggles for practice.  You can order gear from our team store (or anywhere you like).  While you're on our team store site, order your team spirit wear so you'll have it in plenty of time for our swim meets in June.  We encourage parents to wear TFS shirts and other logo'd gear to our swim meets to show your Stingray team spirit.  Proceeds from our team store come back to the team.  We are a non-profit, 501 C organization and every penny helps.  

  • Shrimp Festival is coming!  We will be sending out a seperate messge with Shrimp Fest details.  Stay tuned!!  

  • Reminder to all new summer families:  We need copies of your swimmer's birth certificate.  If you have not already, please email us a copy atinfo@swimtfs.org or bring a copy to the pool office during practice times this week.  

Thank you for a fantastic start to 2019.  GO STINGRAYS!!!!  

 IMPORTANT 2019 DATES

Summer Season:  starts on April 1 and ends with our banquet on July 22, 2019  

  • April 1 first practice for summer season

  • April 8 registration opens for wait list based on availability and priority

  • April 30th 7:00 pm NEW parent meeting in Rec Center Auditorium (by pool)

  • May 2nd Shrimp Parade - based on parade schedule

  • TBD - Mock Meet - set up @5pm / meet begins @6pm at our pool

  • Swim Meets - sign in @7:45-8am / meets begin @9am at our pool

  • June 1: Wahoos

  • June 8: BMST

  • June 15: Arlingwood

  • June 22: FFST

  • June 29: BAC

  • Jun 17th - Combined Event!  Picture day & Desserts Party - wear team suits and team Tshirts.  Bring a dessert to share! 

    • ***NEW FOR 2019***...TEAM/INDIVIDUAL PICTURES will be pre-paid. Order forms will be emailed prior to Picture Day. They will also be available in the office.  We will not be doing individual pictures for every child this year. This is due to the time taken to take individual pictures last year vs the very few orders we received in the online store for team/individual pictures. The Team Picture will also be loaded to the online photo site for purchasing at a future time.

    • 6:00 pm Swimmers arrive for Team Picture.  

  • July 1st - 17th - practices for swimmers registered for Championships

  • July 10th - Mandatory ALL Parent Meeting and Board Elections @7pm / location Pavilion at Pirate Park.  Meeting for parents of swimmers attending champs right after general meeting.  

  • tbd  Jr. Lifeguard Challenge Jacksonville Beach - more details coming soon

  • July 18th   6 & under Championships - times to be emailed / location Cecil Field Aquatic Center in Jacksonville 

  • July 19th - 21st    Championships - times to be emailed/ location Cecil Field Aquatic Center in Jacksonville  

  • July 22nd    Banquet @6pm / location First Baptist Church on 8th Street, Fernandina Beach