September Team Newsletter

Important Dates


Annual Dues Update: September 1st 
Reminder, all dues increase by $2.50/month on September 1st of each year. This will be reflected on October invoices. 

Labor Day: September 2nd
In observance of Labor Day, and to allow families to enjoy the 3-day weekend, there will be no regular afternoon practice on Monday, September 2nd. Gold and Platinum swimmers will have an optional+ morning practice, from 8:00-10:00 AM.

Stroke & Turn Officials Training: September 5th
The first step in becoming a USA Swimming Certified Official is attending a Stroke & Turn training class. The next online training class is scheduled for Thursday, September 5th, from 7:00 - 9:30 PM. For more details, click here

Mandatory Parent Meetings: September 9th and 10th
Parents can choose to attend either Monday or Tuesday. Gold & Platinum parent meeting will begin at 6. Silver, Bronze, and Blue parent meeting will begin at 6:15. Meetings should conclude by 6:30. For more details, click here.

T-Shirt/Hoodie/Custom Cap Pre-Order Due: September 10th
See more information and download order forms here.

WRA Home Meet: September 13th (Registration deadline: September 9th)
All WRA swimmers are encouraged to participate. See meet information and sign up here.

Third Tuesday: September 17th
This is our regular meeting night, however due to the Kickoff meet the following weekend, all groups will have practice as usual.

2019 Fall Kickoff: September 21st - 22nd (Registration deadline: September 6th)

Open to all Silver, Gold, and Platinum swimmers, as well as 12 & Under Bronze group swimmers. Our entire team will compete in the same session, so this should be a great meet for team-building, and for younger swimmers to compete alongside their older teammates. See meet information and sign up here.

WRA Home Meet: October 4th (Registration deadline: September 30th)
All WRA swimmers are encouraged to participate. See meet information and sign up here.
 

Fundraising Opportunities


The 2019 Swim A Thon has been scheduled for Thursday, October 17th. This is one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, and definitely the most fun! Set up your profiles now and start finding donors. There are lots of fun incentives offered by WRA and USA Swimming, including caps, shirts, bags, and parkas - And the top-earning roster group will win a pizza party! This year, the winning group will be determined by the highest average earnings per participant, to give the smaller groups an opportunity to compete.

Our second largest fundraiser, the 2019-2020 Partnership Campaign is now underway, and will remain open until October 22nd. We've streamlined this campaign, and made it simpler and easier for you to share with local businesses and organizations: The Partnership forms are available to be completed online by clicking here. If you prefer to distribute paper copies, they can be downloaded here.
 
Our year-round swim lessons are underway and the next session starts September 9th. Keep an eye on our website to be the first to know when new classes are scheduled. More information on our lessons can be found here.
 

A Note from the Coach: Goal Setting 

New season = New goals

Silver, Gold, and Platinum swimmers: Goal-setting emails will be sent out this week. Please try to complete your goal-setting sheets by September 9th.

Blue and Bronze swimmers: Set process-oriented goals for your season, such as practice attendance, specific technique improvement, practice effort, listening skills, hydration, etc. These are goals that you can control. Share them with your parents, and celebrate when goals are met.


Over the next couple of weeks, practice intensity will gradually increase. Please be sure you are bringing water to practice, so you can remain well-hydrated. Parents, this is also the point in the season when you will assume the role of cheerleader, encouraging your swimmers to give their best effort at every practice, and to be as consistent as possible with their training. 

At this point in the season, we are focusing on:

  • Increasing intensity
  • Technique, technique, technique
  • Developing good attendance habits and consistent training
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Fred Lamback Disability Meet
October 12th - 13th

Swim-A-Thon
October 17th

ABSC Fall Five
October 26th - 27th


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Committee Corner

We are still looking for members for the following parent committees: Officials, Social, and Maintenance.

Email Amanda to participate.

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swimlessons@wraswim.com (Swim Lessons)

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PO Box 8048
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