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Time to Get Ready Bengals!
Blaine Swim and Dive
Time to Get Ready Bengals!

Happy Sunday  Bengal Families! 

It feels so good to type that again!

First of all,  WELCOME to all of our new families! We are so excited to have you as part of our Bengal family. We hope that you have fun, learn some things and have a great experience as part of our program! I want to take some time to set a few expecations, give you a few key dates early in the season and hopefully get you and your athletes excited for our 2019 season! 

Update TeamUnify Account:

Please make sure that your Team Unify account is up to date with correct e-mails and phone numbers for you and your atheltes! This will be my primary source of communication throughout the season so it is essential we have correct information. It also may have been awhile since you last logged in so checking in again may be a good idea :)

Mark Your Calendars : 

Tuesday, July 30th  Registration Opens! I am told by the athletic office this can all happen online for 7th-12th grade.   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 - 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 and other parents, our coaching staff and eat some food! Look for another e-mail that speaks to what you can 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!  - Gosh we are so excited! 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. 
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!







 

Our coaching staff is so excited and ready for the 2019 season to be an incredible one! You will now here from me every Sunday throughout the season where I will talk about the theme of the week, the schedule, any other key pieces of information relevant to the season. 

I encourage you and your athelte(s) to familiarize yourself with our website. Specifically our Team Rules (under Team Rules tab), Parent Expecations (under Parent Info tab), Parents Guide (Under Parent Info tab), the Calendar (make sure the Team Events box is checked) and our booster club. 

See you all very soon! Please let me know if you have any questions!

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