August 21, 2019
Hello everyone, I hope you have been enjoying your summer. Our short course season is quickly approaching and we are so excited to back into the pool. As many of you might already know, the locker room remodel has not been fully completed yet. There is still a very good chance we will start our season there but just in case we have secured Paugusset Swim Club to use while we wait for Orange to reopen. If this were to occur it would only be for a week or two.
Important Dates to put in your calendar:
September 3-5 @ 6-7pm- team tryouts for new swimmers ONLY (tell all your friends to come try us out - these will occur at the Orange pool unless things change and we will update everyone on the home page of the website)
September 7 @ 9:30am - Second Annual ARAC Family Pancake Breakfast and Parents Meeting at the HPCC Pavilion. Metro Swim will be there to fit everyone for the new team suit which we have included in this season's training fees. Every swimmer will need a new team suit. If you are unable to come to the breakfast, please email me your child's suit size.
September 9 - First practice for returning swimmers (Location will be the Orange pool but any location updates will be announced on the website)
Registration will open on September 1st for returning swimmers ONLY. If your swimmer is fully registered by September 7th, they will receive their team suit, latex cap and team t-shirt at the pancake breakfast. All other swimmers will receive their gear once registered (but come to get sized by Metro Swim). We are using a new team suit design this year so all swimmers will get a new suit at no additional charge. You may order additional suits at your own expense if you want a back-up suit.
Be on the lookout for an email from Coach Mike and Matt regarding your swimmer's practice group assignment by August 26th.
Please also note we have been interviewing several candidates for our coachng openings and will send out more info when we have made our selections. We are excited about some of these prospective coaches. Its going to be a great year. See you all in a couple of weeks.
The ARAC Board