September 1, 2019
Week of September 1, 2019
Please plan to attend the Annual Parent Meeting Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30 at the Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building. You'll hear from the coaches and learn about the upcoming year - make every effort to attend!
Donnie will be away at the ASCA World Clinic this week. He can be reached by email as time permits - please contact another coach if you have an urgent matter this week.
Registration for returning swimmers is Due Today - please register HERE As part of registration, you'll be billed the annual fee of $290 and this includes a suit, shirt, mesh bag and 2 caps (please make sure your shirt and suit sizes are correct in the system). Let Matt know if you'll be playing water polo.
Turning 18 Soon? Don't forget to complete your Athlete Protection Training so you can practice with the team and compete in meets. The information can be found HERE. Let Mrs. Follmer know when you've finished the training.
Open Water Coordinator Still Needed - Sean Percin is off to Georgetown so his family will no longer coordinate competition opportunities for our Open Water Team. Has your swimmer enjoyed the Open Water Experience? If so, please consider taking on this role - it would fulfill your Team Support/Social obligation. We won't be able to continue the program without a dedicated parent volunteer. Please contact Jen Flanders if you're willing to fill this role!
PRACTICE SCHEDULES - Click HERE for new schedules - note phase in on mornings and Saturdays
Senior Group - No Monday practice, Tuesday Senior 4 3:10-4:40 and Senior 2/3 4:40-6:00, Wednesday & Thursday PM only, NONE Friday or Saturday
Junior Group - No Monday practice, Wednesday & Thursday 6:20-7:45 All, NONE Friday or Saturday
SAVE THE DATE
September 3 - Annual Parent Meeting - 6:30 at Lafayette Veterans Memorial Building. You'll hear from the coaches and learn what's in store for the upcoming year.
September 4 - Back to practice - Find workout schedules HERE (See above for this week)
September 14 - Junior & Senior Group Team Building Activities - 10:00-12:00 after practice
September 22 - Parent Social - 4:00-6:00 at Schnayer Home
September 21-22 - Underwater Filming Sessions for all swimmers - will be scheduled
UPCOMING MEETS - Find New Schedule HERE - subject to change
Swim Meet Policy: The coaching staff works to put together a meet schedule that provides a balance of racing opportunities along with well-needed periods of training between competitions for each group. Team policy is: swimmers follow the meet schedule for their group, with coaches in attendance. Thanks!
WCAB Senior Open SCY - Saturday Only - September 28 - Senior Group - Enter Meet HERE
Orinda Aquatics C/B/BB+ SCY - October 5-6 - Team Hosted Meet - All - Enter Meet HERE
Orinda Aquatics Senior Open - October 19-20 - Team Hosted Meet - Qualifiers
SRVA C/B/BB+ - October 26-27 - Junior Group plus non-Senior 2 Senior Group
For new swimmers to Swim Connection, here are helpful entry directions: Entering Meets using Swim Connection....
New Online Meet Entry: There is a new Online Meet Entry option called FASTSWIMS. Teams in Pacific Swimming are beginnig to use it instead of Swim Connection - sign up for a free account so you receive reminders when meets open that are using Fastswims for entry.
Always read the meet information sheet before entering and at the very least view the order of events for your swimmer.
SWIMS database (best times search): Search the Times Database for your Best Times.…
Pacific Swimming Qualifying Time Standards: Visit Pacific Swimming Time Standards Page...