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RENO News - 8/19/19

Good Morning,

Reno Aquatic Club resumes practice today. The coaching staff is excited to return to the pool deck; I hope the swimmers are looking forward to getting back in the water! Please read through this week’s email for important information.

Schedule this Week

The Blue and Mini RENO groups will start their fall practice schedule this week All the other groups will have a modified schedule for the first week back. Here’s the practice schedule for this week:

Mini RENO with Coach Susan

  • Monday – OFF
  • Tuesday – Group A = 6:00 - 6:30 PM; Group B = 6:30 - 7:00 PM at Northwest
  • Wednesday – Group A = 6:00 - 6:30 PM; Group B = 6:30 - 7:00 PM at Northwest
  • Thursday – Group A = 6:00 - 6:30 PM; Group B = 6:30 - 7:00 PM at Northwest
  • Friday – OFF
  • Saturday – 8:30 - 10:00 AM = Team Pictures and Breakfast at Idlewild

Blue with Coach Susan

  • Monday – OFF
  • Tuesday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Northwest
  • Wednesday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Northwest
  • Thursday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Northwest
  • Friday – OFF
  • Saturday – 7:30 - 10:00 AM = Swim, Team Pictures, and Breakfast at Idlewild

Orange with Coach Melanie (Coach Julie will be covering this week)

  • Monday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Tuesday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Wednesday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Thursday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Friday – 5:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Saturday – 7:30 - 10:00 AM = Swim, Team Pictures, and Breakfast at Idlewild

Junior with Coach Susan covering

  • Monday – 4 - 5 PM at Northwest
  • Tuesday – 4 - 5 PM at Northwest
  • Wednesday – 4 - 5 PM at Northwest
  • Thursday -- 4 - 5 PM at Northwest
  • Friday -- 4 - 5 PM at Northwest
  • Saturday -- 7:30 - 10:00 AM = Swim, Team Pictures, and Breakfast at Idlewild

Pre-Senior with Coach Susan

  • Monday – 4:00 - 5:30 PM at Northwest
  • Tuesday – 4:00 - 5:30 PM at Northwest
  • Wednesday – 4:00 - 5:30 PM at Northwest
  • Thursday – 4:00 - 5:30 PM at Northwest
  • Friday – 4:00 - 5:30 PM at Northwest
  • Saturday – 7:30 - 10:00 AM = Swim, Team Pictures, and Breakfast at Idlewild

Senior with Coach Melanie (Coach Ryan will be covering this week)

  • Monday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Tuesday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Wednesday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Thursday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Friday –  4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Saturday – 7:30 - 10:00 AM = Swim, Team Pictures, and Breakfast at Idlewild

National with Coach Ryan

  • Monday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Tuesday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Wednesday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Thursday – 4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Friday –  4:00 - 6:00 PM at Idlewild
  • Saturday – 7:30 - 10:00 AM = Swim, Team Pictures, and Breakfast at Idlewild

All groups will start the fall practice schedule on Monday, August 26. Click here for the fall practice schedule.

Julie Belflower Joins Coaching Staff

I am very happy to announce a new addition to the RENO coaching staff. Julie Belflower will be starting with the team today! Julie and her family just moved to Reno from Clovis, CA. 

Julie has an extensive and impressive background as a coach. For the last three years, she was the Developmental Director and coached the advanced age group swimmers for Clovis Swim Club. The Clovis Swim Club is one of the premier teams in the country and was earned a Silver Medal (ranking them as a top-100 team in the country) in USA Swimming’s Club Excellence program. Prior to Clovis, Julie spent time coaching with Texas Ford Aquatics, Fort Worth Area Swim Team, and Riptide Aquatics in Bakersfield, CA.

As a swimmer, Julie was an Olympic Trials qualifier in 2000 and earned an athletic scholarship to Fresno State University.

Julie will be covering the Orange group our first week back while Melanie is out of town. She will continue working with our age group program once Melanie returns. I am thrilled to have a coach of Julie’s caliber join the staff. It is definitely an exciting time for Reno Aquatic Club!

Team Pictures and Brunch

Reno Aquatic Club’s annual team pictures, parent meeting, and brunch is scheduled for Saturday, August 24 at Idlewild Pool. We encourage all families to attend this fun event. Here’s the schedule for the day:

7:30 – 8:15 AM: Swimmers in the Blue group and above will do a team practice in the pool

8:30 AM: Team Picture (Mini RENO swimmers are encouraged to arrive at 8:20 AM to pick up shirt)

9:00 AM: Individual swimmer pictures on pool deck; annual parent meeting outside the pool fence

Brunch to follow pictures and parent meeting.

For the brunch, we are kindly asking for food items to be donated. To sign-up to bring an item, please click here.

Each swimmer will receive a Memory Mate Photo (8x10 that contains a team picture and an individual picture) gift from the club.  If they wish to order additional pictures, they can do so by following these directions:
 
 
2. Under the drop down menu labeled "Select Prepay Job/ Event to get Started" and choose: "Reno Aquatics (Washoe) 2019 Prepay"
 
We will have packets available at practice next week as well, but it is quick and easy to order online and you don't need to deal with any hassles!

Meet Schedule

I am working on finalizing our meet schedule for the 2019/2020 season, but here are the next meets RENO will be attending:

- September 13 – 15 – Molly Lahlum Memorial Autumn Freeze / Minden, NV

- October 18 – 20 – RENO’s King of the Hill Meet / Carson City, NV

- November 8 – 11 – Nevada State Championship / Henderson, NV

If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Thank you for your support.

Go RENO!

Ryan Evans 

Head Coach