Weekly Splash 09/18/2019

Weekly Splash – September 18

Greater Monmouth Swim Team Mission Statement: To provide a positive team environment that promotes respect, integrity, perseverance and accountability which enables optimal health and athletic development through swim training, instruction and competition.

Team Picnic: Welcome back to the new season! We will be starting the season with a picnic, which will be held at Camp Zehnder on Sunday, September 22nd from noon until 3:00 pm. We need volunteers to run this picnic and we need your donation of food items and other items. The volunteers (who will help with their time) will get points. There are no points for the donation.

Practice Schedule:  2019-2020 Practice Schedule can be found on the website under the “2019-2020 Swim Team Season” button.

Dryland Schedule: The dryland schedule for the Juniors and Seniors will be sent out by the end of the week. Dryland practices will begin on Monday, 9/23.

Registration:  The registration for this season begins on Monday September 23rd and continues until Thursday, September 26th.

Monday, 9/23 @ Freehold – 5:00 to 8:00pm

Wednesday, 9/25 @ Freehold 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Thursday, 9/26 @ Old Bridge 5:00 to 8:00 pm

Please take note of the times; if you show up after the end time you will NOT be able to register that day.  If for some reason you cannot make any of the above days and times please contact Anna at ayee@ymcanj.org.  The updated Parent Handbook will be emailed by the end of this week; Please be aware you will need to bring the following forms with you from the handbook to registration:

Swim Team Athlete Code of Conduct

YMCA Rules

Swim Team Parent Acknowledgement

Swim Team Medical Release Form

Anti-Bully Policy

YMCA Photo Release Consent Form

Again, our updated Parent Handbook will be emailed and posted by Friday, September 20th. Please note your swim team registration will NOT be complete if one or more of these forms is missing.


Sport Spot Fittings: Sport Spot will be at Freehold on Wednesday, September 25th and Old Bridge on Thursday, September 26th during registration for fittings and orders. Swimmers are also welcome to go to Sport Spot (660 Broad Street, Shrewsbury) on their own to place their apparel orders and pick up their team suits. Please be aware when ordering apparel that all swimmers will be given a team t-shirt and sweatshirt; You do NOT need to order this through Sport Spot.

Team Unify Volunteer Opportunities: Team Unify Job Signup will open today for volunteers to work the registration table, as well as volunteers to work the team picnic which is Sunday 9/22 from 12-3 at Zehnder.

Platform/Colorado System: As we look to move forward into a new season, we are looking to expand the pool of parents trained to work the "platform" this year at Greater Monmouth hosted meets. In the past, volunteers have been trained to either work the Meet Manager program on the laptop or work the Colorado system. We will be making some changes to hopefully even out the responsibilities between the two roles.  Platform volunteers will be trained to work both positions and learn how to setup and breakdown the Platform. With these changes, the Platform will be considered a Level 2 Volunteer position once individuals are fully trained. Training will most likely take place during Saturday practices in addition to "hands on" training. We hope to host an informal informational meeting at the team picnic on Sunday, September 22. Anyone interested, please email Alison Lovasz and Annemarie Zeni at gmcplatform@gmail.com so that we can keep you posted on training opportunities.

Save the Dates:

Red, White and Blue Intrasquad Tri Meet – This is schedule for October 5th

SVY Classic – This is scheduled for October 19th and 20th

Harvest Haunt Meet – This is scheduled for November 2rd and 3rd.

Zilinski Meet – This meet is scheduled for November 10th.

First Frost – This meet is scheduled for November 10th.

Gobble Gobble Meet – This meet is scheduled for November 17th

Holiday Mini Meet – This meet is scheduled for December 8th

Holiday Classic – This meet is scheduled for December 13-15th

OCY Winter Classic - This meet is scheduled for December 13-15th