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Weekly Notes for August 6

Swimmer Recognition & Awards Banquet:  Wednesday, August 7 (5:30-7pm), in Multi-Purpose Room (2nd floor YMCA).  For swimmers in the Bronze-Silver-Gold-Senior Groups.  Pizza, placesettings, & water provided.  We'll charge your account $4 per person for the pizza.  Here's a Signup Genius Link.  We're asking each family to bring either a Salad, Fruit, or Desert to share>  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D4FADAE2FA7F49-swimmer .  There is also a link in the Events Section.   Swimmer/Family Banquet Registration... Go to Events and Click this events link.  In the commitment notes, type in how many people will be attending.  You only have to do 1 swimmer per family (but type how many total will attend).   Registration Deadline is TODAY (11:59 PM).  Please contact Barry if you missed the deadline (or your schedule changes) so we can make sure we have enough pizza ordered.

Swimmer Move-ups:  Will be emailing notifications in next few days for those 'graduating' to the next group level.  

Stroke Clinic / Practice Start-up...Changed Dates:  When we resume August 26, we'll have a 2-week Stroke Clinic.  The focus will be Stroke Technique.  The Stroke Clinic will be held September 3-6 (T-F) and September 9-13 (M-F).  11&Unders will be 4:30-5:30 and 12&Overs from 5:30-6:45.  On September 16, we'll move into our normal group practice times.

New Swimmer Evaluations:  Please encourage anyone you know who may be interested in Swim Team!  Swimmers can set up an Evaluation at anytime during the year, but we'd like as many as possible to attend an Evaluation during the first week.  If they qualify for Swim Team (Bronze-Silver-Gold-Senior), they can then attend the Stroke Clinic being held August 26-September 6).  Set Evaluations will be held on Tuesday & Wednesday, September 3-4, from 4:30-6:00pm.  They can come anytime during this time.  These Individual Evaluations will take approximately 10-minutes, depending on the number waiting to be evaluated.  If they qualify for one of our swim groups, they will be able to attend the Stroke Clinic.  Swimmers May Tryout Any Time During the Year!

Practice & Meet Schedule:  The meet schedule should be finalized & posted around August 15.  The practice schedule may be a little longer, I'm still looking for coaches.  I hope to run a very similar schedule to last years.  One change will be with Silvers, who's practice time will increase to 1 hour & 15 minutes (105 minutes).  

Assistant Swim Coach(es):  I'm still looking for 1-2 assistant coaches for the upcoming season.  Megan will be leaving for ECU and Joe will be in the Air Force.  If you know of anyone, please have them contact me.  Hours/days are flexible, depending on their schedules.    barry.neville@goldsboroymca.org

Congratulations Jack Wisniewski!  Jack participated in the 2019 YMCA Long Course National Championships last week in College Park, MD.  Out of 6 swims, Jack established 5 Best Times and the other tied his Best Time!  Jack placed top 16....Earning YMCA All-American Status.... in the 200 Fly (12th place) and 400 IM (15th placed)!  

Record Breaker:  Jack Wisniewski broke his Team Records in the 200 Fly (2:11.34) and 400 IM (4:41.89) at last weeks YMCA National Championships.  He broke his own records from last year.  Congratulations Jack!

Masters Swimming:  There will be a Masters Swim Team starting this September.  Times are still be worked out.  I know we'll be offering a 5:30-6:30AM practice on Mon/Wed/Fri, and also either a noon or early evening practice.  This is a dependent on finding another coach(es) to help with all the groups.  More information will be posted in the future.

Barry's Vacation:  I'll be taking a vacation August 8-24.  I will be periodically checking my email so if you have questions please let be know (but it may be a day or two of hearing back from me).