August 16, 2019
Shorewood Swim Club Families,
Congratulations on a great Long Course Season! We had a great enrollment for the Spring and Summer, and the team had fantastic performances at the end of the season, moving from 24th to 11th at the 12&U State Meet, and 12th to 10th at the 13&O State Meet!
We are already started planning for the Short Course Season this Fall/Winter, with many exciting new changes to the team. We have re-structured our Novice Program to accommodate so many new swimmers, and we are looking forward to a new logo in early Fall! We are fortunate to keep our coaching staff intact, and will be adding some new faces to help increase our coach to swimmer ratio.
We are also hoping to get more of our families involved in the “dry” side of the club, with some great opportunities for parents to volunteer with the club. We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
- Board of Directors – three positions starting in early September
- Volunteer Coordinator
- Group Parent- similar to a Room Parent in school) for each group, and they will work with the coaches and New Parent Liaison to help on-board and educate new swimmers and families.
- Officials - We are hosting our first home official’s training the Saturday before our November Badgerland Meet!
Please let us know if you are interested in stepping into any of these roles by September 1st, and contact Head Coach David Westfahl ( email@example.com )if you have questions about any of these positions.
Finally, for your planning purposes, here is a list of important dates for the upcoming year:
September 4th – Start of Short Course Season for AGB/AGS/AGG/JR/HSP/SR
September 17th and September 19th – New Swimmer Assessments – Tell Your Friends!
September 23rd – Start of Novice Groups (Re-branded as Fall Swim League)
November 16th – Official’s Training at Shorewood High School
November 17th - Badgerland Meet (12&U)
Jan. 18-19 - IMX Meet - whole team
Feb. 21-23 - Regionals @ Homestead - all non-State
Feb 28-Mar 1 - 12&U @ WSAC - all qualifiers
Mar. 5-8 - 13&O @ PP
April 26 - Pineapple Meet - all 12&U
June 5-7 - Long Course Open - whole team
July 17-19 - Regionals @ WSAC
July 24-26 - 12&U State @ new Madison Pool
July 30- Aug 2 - 13&O State @ PP
We hope that you all have a great Summer, and enjoy your time off!
The Shorewood Swim Club Board of Directors and Coaching Staff