News and Notes

News and Notes

Congratulations again to all the FCYST swimmers who participated in the Pirate Plunge Swim Meet this past weekend.  If you have not read the Newsletter that was sent out yesterday highlighting a few of our accomplishments yet, please take the time and do so.  Our kids swam amazing and the results showed it!  Best of luck to the swimmers participating in the GBY Friday Night 50’s this Friday.  The meet information was emailed to attending families today. 

FCYST is hosting a Brat Fry at Festival Foods on Sunday!  The Brat Fry will take place at the Darboy location, W3195 Van Roy Road.  If you are not volunteering, come on down and get some lunch!  This is a fundraiser for our Team, so please share with friends and family!



-Practice Changes:  Please note the changes in our practice schedule over the next few weeks. 

  • Wednesday, June 5:  Teal, Blue and Gold groups will practice 4-6pm at Lawrence.  No dryland.  All other practice groups remain the same.
  • Thursday, June 6:  Blue and Gold groups will practice 5-7pm at the Appleton Y.  All other practice groups remain the same.
  • Friday, June 7:  There will be no practice for any of our practice groups as we are swimming in the GBY Friday Night 50’s Meet.
  • Saturday, June 15:  No practice as we are hosting the Summer Classic at Erb. 
  • Friday and Saturday, June 21 & 22:  No practices as we are participating in the Fondy Meet and the Summer Sizzler. 

-Summer Practice Schedule:  Our Summer Practice Schedule will begin on Monday, June 10.  You can find our Summer Practice Schedule on our website by clicking the Summer Practice Schedule tab located under the Practices tab on the top of the home screen.  HERE is a copy as well.   Please remember to check and then double check practice times and locations so your swimmer is at the correct location at the correct time.  Practices at Lawrence are located on the lower level of the Buchanan Kiewit Center.  HERE is a map of the Lawrence University Campus.  Please remember to add a few minutes for parking when at Lawrence.  Most families park on side streets or in the Chapel parking lot located on the north side of College Ave. 

Open Swim practices are offered Monday and Wednesday evenings at the Appleton Y from 6-7:30 PM.  Coaches will be on deck to assist, but swimmers are encouraged to come prepared with their own workout.  No organized practices will take place during that time.  All FCYST athletes, regardless of what practice group they are in, are welcome and encouraged to attend. 

-FCYST Summer Classic, June 15-16:  Our first team hosted meet for the Long Course season is already next weekend!  Thank you to everyone who has signed up for Concession Donations and Meet Jobs.  We would not be able to host a swim meet and receive all the revenue to help offset registration fees, pay coaches, rent pool space and purchase new equipment for our team if we did not have the volunteers to make it happen.  There are still a few openings left in both Meet Jobs and Concessions.  If you have not signed up for a concession donation or any Meet Jobs yet, please take the time to do so.  Please review the Volunteer Policy that was signed during Registration as well.  We need all our outstanding families to help run a successful meet!  Volunteering is also a great time to meet new people on the team and it’s also a lot of FUN!  Thank you for putting your heart into our team to make this meet successful!  Our swimmers can only do what they love because of your support! 

-Computer and Timing System Operator:  Two of the Volunteer positions for hosting our swim meets are Computer Operator and Timing System Operator.  Basic instruction is needed to do these jobs and we are looking for a few individuals we can train for either of these jobs at the Summer Classic.  These jobs simply require you to be able to follow along with the meet and press a few buttons on the Console or Computer.  You will have an up close view of the swim meet all while sitting under a canopy in the shade.  If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please email Melinda.  This will count toward your required Service Hours per the Volunteer Policy. 

-2019 Summer Classic Apparel:  The online Apparel Shop for Summer Classic is up and running!  Apparel for  the Summer Classic is only available to purchase online prior to the meet and then the items purchased will be available for pick up at the meet.  THERE WILL BE NO ON-SITE APPAREL SALES FOR THE SUMMER CLASSIC, ALL ARE PRE-ORDER ONLINE.  Orders need to be place by June 9th.  HERE is the link to view all the awesome apparel! 

-Swim Meet Deadlines:  

  • SEA Summer Sizzler, June 21-22:  This is a meet for USA registered swimmers only.  Deadline to commit is Thursday, June 6. 
  • FCYST Summer Classic, June 15-16:  Deadline to commit is Friday, June 7.



-Flippers for Summer Practices:  With our summer practice schedule right around the corner, we wanted to remind all our families that swimmers will need a proper fitting pair of flippers to bring with them to all practices.  Most of our practice groups use flippers very regularly and FCYST does not have access to any flippers at Lawrence or Erb.  You can purchase the same flippers that are located at the Neenah and Appleton Y pools through the Elsmore link on the lower left side of our website.  If you have any flippers at home that your swimmer does not use anymore, feel free to post them to our Facebook page to either donate or sell.