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Happy August! It's Almost Here!

Happy Sunday Bengal Familes!! 

It is AUGUST! Girls Season is almost here! I am so excited! 

Congratulations to all of our athletes who competed at an end of long course season meet including Zones and Senior State this past weekend! And good luck to athletes swimming at NCSA's in Indianapolis! We are so proud of our athletes and all of their accomplishments!

As athletes get ready for the season to start there are a few things to prepare for ahead of Day 1 of practice! 

  1. They are Registered! Registration is OPEN! 
  2.  They have the equipment they need:
    1. Swimmers: 2 caps. 2 goggles, 2 suits, 1 towel, 1 water bottle, Positive Mental Attitude
    2. Divers: 2 suits, 1 water bottle, 1 sammi, , 1 towel, Positive Mental Attitude
  3. They are thinking about their goals for the season and what commitments they will make to achieve those goals 
  4. They are coordinating summer rides if necessary
  5. Review the Team Rules on our website 

First Saturday Practice - August 17th - We are asking ALL ATHLETES to attend practice on Saturday, August 17th. Typically Saturday practices are optional but HIGHLY ENCOURAGED for our middle school JV athletes but we will be testing out our equipment, running through some meet practice and doing time trials on Saturday the 17th so PLEASE make sure your athlete is in attendance. Saturdays are really fun! 

Below is a reminder of our important calendar dates! We have a booster club meeting tomorrow and our kick-off picnic is ONE WEEK FROM TODAY! 

Mark Your Calendars: 

Now! Registration is Open!  https://www.ahschools.us/domain/999 They will need a current physical (within the last 2 years). If you have any issues with registration please contact the Blaine High School athletic office. 
Monday, August 5th Booster Club Meeting 7pm - Tomorrow is our first booster club meeting will be at Leeann Chin's by Target - 1450 109th Ave NE, Blaine, MN 55449 - This is a great way to have input in our program, help us out and meet great parents! 
Wednesday August 7th Captains Practice - Check Calendar and FB page for information!
Thursday, August 8th - Captains Practice - Check Calendar and FB page for information!
Friday, August 9th Captains Practice - Check Calendar and FB page for information!
Sunday, August 11th - Kickoff Picnic 4:30-6:30pm - Meet the team, captians, other parents, our coaching staff and eat some food! Look for a seperate e-mail with how you can sign up for what to bring to the picnic. We will have suits and clothing to try on. Clothes are always optional. Suits are required as part of the uniform. This will be at Aquator Park in Blaine. More information to follow!
Monday, August 12th - FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE! - WOOHOOO!! Varsity athletes will practice 3:00 - 6:00pm JV athletes will practice 3:00-5:30pm. If you have questions where your athlete falls please contact myself (blainegirlsswim@gmail.com) for swimmers or Nick Johnson (blainedivecoach@gmail.com) for divers. All athletes MUST be registered PRIOR to 3pm on Monday or we are not legally allowed to let them practice.We want as many of them in the pool as possible! 
Saturday, August 24th - Car Wash Fundraiser 10am-2pm - All athletes are expected to participate in this car wash fundraiser. This is a great team bonding event and allows us to buy equipment, travel to meets and ensure we are giving each athlete a great experience. 
Saturday, October 19th - Craft Fair! - Its never too early to be thinking about the Craft Fair! Athletes are expected to participate in this fundraiser and it allows us to buy things like our scoreboard, timing equipment and other big-ticket items that allow us to run fantastic meets!

I hope you and your athletes are as excited as I am! Parents as a reminder we have a TON of great information on our website and I am around if have questions!

See you soon Bengals

Kristen Luedtke
Head Coach - Blaine Girls Swimming and Diving
612-750-9789
blainegirlsswim@gmail.com