May 12, 2019
Happy Mother's Day! Here’s all the news you need to know for the week of May 12:
1. Key Announcements:
- Monday is Swimming in College Night -- Plan to join Coach Ron at 5:45 in the Wilkerson-Greines conference room for this interesting and informative talk. It's great information that can be useful even if you aren't sure whether you want to swim in college.
- Tuesday is Team Cap Tuesday -- Show your pride, wear your cap!
- Entries are in for the MAC Senior Meet and the MARS Open Long Course Meet next weekend -- If you're going to the MARS meet, please be aware that it's an outdoor pool, and seating is limited. Bring a lawn chair and something to keep the shade (or rain) off of you or your swimmers.
- Sign-Ups Are Now Available for the BB/B/C FAST Meet and the Bill Nixon Meet, both in June -- Use the links below to go directly to the meet information pages.
2. Practice Cancellations – There are NO CANCELLATIONS THIS WEEK. Your coach will let you know if there are any practice-group specific adjustments to this week’s schedule.
And, you can always check out the FAST Calendar, available HERE, for an up-to-date list of cancellations and team-related events.
3. Future Team Activities – We’ve got all sorts of team activities planned for the next few months. Here are a few dates for team meetings and events to put in your calendar:
- Wednesday, May 22 – Annual Spring Meeting – Please plan to come to this meeting to hear about our plans for long course season and for updates on the team!
4. Help Us Grow the Team – Know anyone who might be interested in swimming competitively? Here are a few dates and options to keep in mind:
- Tryouts -- Our next traditional tryouts are May 28. Please tell anyone you know who might be interested in swiming for the summer or year round to come and check out the team. Visit our home page, www.fastswimming.org for details and to sign up!
- Race Ready Lessons – Race Ready is a professionally taught stroke school, with new classes starting every 4 to 6 weeks. Classes are open to all ages, starting at age 5 and ranging to adults and seniors. Click HERE for more information.
- Shape-Up Summer Swim for High School Swimmers – Shape-Up is for high school swimmers wanting to work on specific technique and stay in shape during the summer break! Click HERE for more information.
- 2019 Summer Punch Card Program – This program is for new swimmers who want to give the team a try over the summer before committing fully. 15- and 20-punch options are available. Click HERE for more information.
5. Ribbons! – Looking for a ribbon from a past meet? Check the file cabinet stored at the top of the stairs at WGAC. Click HERE for more information.
6. Upcoming Swim Meets:
- 5/31-6/2 – MAC BB & Up Long Course Invitational @Mansfield – This meet is for swimmers with BB times or faster. The deadline to register is Monday, May 20.
- 5/31-6/2 – Texas Senior Circuit Meet I @SMU – This meet is for senior swimmers with very fast times. The deadline to register is Monday, May 20.
- 6/13-6/16 – Bill Nixon Memorial Pro-Am @Lewisville Westside – This meet is for 12 and under swimmers with A times or faster, and 13 and over swimmers with AA times or faster. The deadline to register is Monday, May 27.
- 6/20-6/22 – Texas Senior Circuit Meet II @Texas A&M – This meet is for senior swimmers with very fast times. More info is coming soon!
- 6/22-6/23 – FAST BB/B/C Meet @WGAC – This meet is for swimmers with BB times or slower, and we’re hosting! The deadline to register is Monday, June 10.
- 6/27-6/30 – NT Long Course Champs @Mansfield – This meet is for 14 and under swimmers with A times and faster. The deadline to register is Monday, June 17.
- 7/11-7/14 – Summer Sectionals @UT Austin – This meet is for senior swimmers with very fast times. More info is coming soon!
- 7/19-7/21 – MAC Long Course Unclassified Invitational – This is an open long course meet (anyone can swim). Registration links are coming soon – the deadline to register will be Monday, July 8.
- 7/24-7/28 – 2019 Long Course TAGS @UT Austin – This meet is for 14 and under swimmers with very fast times. More info is coming soon!
- 7/24-7/27 – 2019 American Long Course @Lewisville Westside– OR – 7/25-7/28 – Senior Circuit Champs @San Antonio-Palo Alto – We’ll go to one of these two meets. Both are for senior swimmers with very fast times. More info is coming soon!
7. Sign up for Team App – Click HERE for instructions for creating an account and linking to the coaching groups. Check it out, and sign up! And, be sure to turn on notifications, so that notices from your coaches pop up on your phone in real time.
See you at the pool!