Aulea Weekly Update

Aloha Aulea members,

Congratulations to all of our team members (Skylar, Catie, Sarah, Ethan and Kai) who went up to the North Shore yesterday for the North Shore Challenge 5k/10k.  A special shout out to Kai West who bested all of his competitors to win the 10k.  Although this is the last official local Open Water race of the season, we do have 2 of our team members (Kai and Skylar) who will be racing the Western Zone 5k Championships in Coronado at the end of the month.  Great job to any swimmers on the club who did an open water race this season.

Please note our first “official” short course of the season will be next Sunday at VMAC.  Swimmers with at least 1 A time can participate.  Please sign up online no later than Monday night at 6:00 PM.  We are looking for swimmers in Silver, Gold and Junior to participate.  Other groups may participate if they are qualified and would like to come.

We have a busy schedule this week at the pool.  We will be doing shirt/team suit distributions this week. We will also be doing parent meetings by group.  The focus of the parent meetings is to present the competition schedule, season plans, individual coach expectations and allow for a Q and A session.  All group parent meetings will be conducted on deck (other than Swim School).

Here is the shirt/suit distribution plan:

Monday: Senior/Senior Elite: 5:00-5:15; Bronze/Silver: 5:15-5:45 (parents please come and help with sizing info)

Wednesday: Junior: 5:00-5:15, Gold: 5:15-5:30, Platinum: 5:30-5:45

Here is the parent group meeting plan:

Swim School/Advanced Swim School: Brief meeting outside the poo @445 PM.  Please email me your birth certificate if you have not done so already. 

Bronze: Monday, 5:45-6:15 PM; Silver: Monday, 6:15-6:45 PM

Gold: Tuesday, 5:45-6:15, Junior: Tuesday, 6:15-6:45

Platinum: Thursday: 5:45-6:15, Senior/Senior Elite: 6:15-6:45

Finally, here is the group practice schedule for the week:

Swim School: M/W (5:00-5:45 PM)

Advanced Swim School: M/W/TH (5:00-5:45 PM)

Bronze: M/W: 5:45-6:45 PM (5:15 for shirts/suits on Monday); T/TH/F: 5:00-6:00 (Friday is FUN FRIDAY)

Silver: M/W: 5:45-6:55 PM (5:15 for shirts/suits on Monday); T/TH/F: 5:00-6:15 (Friday is FUN FRIDAY)

Gold: M-F: 5:00-6:30 PM

Platinum: M/W: 5:45-6:55 PM (Shirts/suits on Wednesday @ 5:30; T/TH: 5:00-6:30, F: OFF

Junior: M-F: 5:00-7:00 PM, Sat: 7:00-8:30 AM at LJA

Senior: M-F: 5:00-7:00 PM

Senior Elite: Gym: M/W (4:10-5:00 PM); Sat (10:00-11:00 AM); Pool: M-F: 5:00-7:00 PM; Tuesday AM- 5:45-7:00 AM at LJA; Sat AM: 7:00-9:00 am at LJA

Thanks for taking the time to read this long email and we look forward to an exciting week as we continue to build momentum during the short course season.

Happy Streamlines and Gooooo Aulea,

Coach Joe