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Weekly News

Newsletter: Week of May 6, 2019

WCSC Parents and Swimmers,

Greetings from the Walnut Creek Swim Club! Please read below for some important news items:

Coaches Corner

Practice is for the formation of mindful Good Habits that will take us to race day! There is lots of brainpower that is needed during practice! Help your child write down what they are working on today as their first step in Goal Setting.  You can print the attachment to help guide your child in goals and connect what we are working on.

"Thoughts lead on to purposes; purposes go forth in action; actions form habits; habits decide character; and character fixes our destiny." Tryon Edwards

May 8th Back to Pool Night  TEAM KICK-OFF  GO RED WHITE AND BLUE!

Please join us on Wednesday, May 8, 7:00pm at Las Lomas Auditorium for the "Back to Pool Night" for ALL swim team member and families.  Please arrive outfitted in your best WCSC spirited gear! Anything Red, White and Blue!   We will have a brief gathering to talk about the season, coaching, open job positions and how you can support our team.  This is a great time for new and returning families to ask questions of the WCSC Board, Coaches and other parents.  There will be a WCSC raffle, a prize for most “decorated” person, and Team Building led by the Junior Coaches!

Suit Ordering Closing Date

Swim suits and all other team gear order closing deadline is Saturday May 25.  If you haven't been sized we will have the sizing kit available for kids to try on suits at the WCSC Back to Pool Night  this coming Wednesday May 8, 7pm Las Lomas Auditorium.

Jobs Update (for Summer Swimmers)

Our swim meets and socials start on May 18 with time trials and our first dual meet on May 22.  The swim team is run entirely by volunteers and cannot survive without volunteer help from all of our families!  There are several different jobs available to suit every family’s schedule. This is your opportunity to be involved and help our team continue to run to support our kids.  Review the jobs descriptions on the website here: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?_stabid_=77912 HYPERLINK "https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?_stabid_=77912&team=recwcscwcsc"& HYPERLINK "https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?_stabid_=77912&team=recwcscwcsc"team=recwcscwcsc and contact jobs@walnutcreekswimclub.org with any questions.  Thank you!

•         This year every family will be responsible for volunteering at 6-8 dual meets (note: May 18 th’s time trial also counts toward the job requirement). Final number of required jobs will be determined after registration is completed.

•         There is a $500 volunteer deposit due by time trials. Please provide a check made out to  Walnut Creek Swim Club and give it to Aimee or John Murphy or Chad Davis.  The check is refundable and will either be returned to you or destroyed at the end of the season once you have completed all of your dual meet, All City, and Conference job requirements.  Swimmers will not be permitted to participate in meets until his/her family provides the volunteer deposit so please bring this check to Time Trials to avoid any delays. 

•         We are recruiting parents for stroke and turn positions.  S&T volunteers will be on the pool deck in the thick of the action!  Training will be provided.  S&T parents will not be required to do additional dual meet jobs.  If you are interested in being part of the stroke and turn team, please contact jobs@walnutcreekswimclub.org.

•         Jobs sign-ups for the season will be released on Wednesday (5/15 before time trials).

Social Media Fun [Optional]

In addition to a public Facebook page to help publicize our team, we also have a private Facebook group that is for current team members to share pictures and chat. For official business we will use the WCSC website (through Team-Unify) and email, Facebook is will just be for fun, go here to to join our private Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wcswim/

Upcoming Events

Date & Time         Event                     Place

5/8, 7p                   Back to Pool         Las Lomas Auditorium

5/18, morning       Time Trials            Larkey Pool

5/22, TBD             First Dual Meet     Larkey Pool

5/25                       Deadline to order suits