Shark Bytes - Sept 29

Hello Sharks!

This week in Shark Bytes:  
  • Save the dates
  • Mandatory Parent Meeting
  • Worthington Meet 
  • Equipment changes - Swim
September 30 - Mandatory Parent Meeting @ Olson 
October 5 - Mandatory Parent Meeting @ Southdale
October 10 - Mandatory Parent Meeting @ Southdale


September 30 - Mandatory Parent Meeting @ Olson 5:30pm & 7:00pm
October 5 - Mandatory Parent Meeting @ Southdale 12:00pm & 2:00pm
October 10 - Mandatory Parent Meeting @ Southdale 6:00pm & 7:00pm

This meeting is for ALL Shark Parents to attend.   You may pick any date or time to attend this meeting, but ALL parents must attend a meeting.  Returning Sharks that have been on the team after 1 full year, (they swum last fall/winter) will be excused from the meeting after the first 15 minutes.  All new parents MUST stay for the entire meeting.  

Forms will be handed out at these meetings and attendance is taken.  Swimmer form handed out at these meetings will be required to be returned within one week of the meeting.  I have offered six meeting times for you to attend, I will not be adding any additional time.  Please mark your calendars NOW for the date that works best for you. 

Winter swimmers that are returning in December, will have their own parent meeting to attend on December 9th at Olson Middle School at 7:00pm in the bleachers.  



I wanted to send out one of our upcoming meets (Worthington) due to the limited hotel availability in Worthington the weekend we will have our meet.
Worthington Swim Meet
November 9, 2019
Estimated start time:  2pm
The meet will last about 3-4 hours
Worthington are wonderful hosts and will offer a pizza party and open swim to all of the teams after the meet.
Many of you will want to stay the night while others will travel home.  Worthington has limited rooms on November 9th so I would recommend that you reserve your room soon.  I was only able to block about 25 rooms at the Holiday Inn Express.  Other hotels in the area have rooms, but not enough for all of us or for me to block for the Sharks.  IF you are booking a room, please book a King room if you only have 2 people.  If you have 4 people, consider a king with a sofa sleeper.  Many larger families will be going and with the limited number of rooms, please book smaller if you can.   
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1250 Ryan's Road
Worthington, MN 56187
Ask for the Southdale Sharks Block - this block and rates will end Oct 9th
Comfort Inn & Suites
Americinn by Wyndam
Days Inn
For our new families, this is one of our travel meets.  They are not mandatory but a ton of fun.  We do not provide transportation or hotels for our athlete's.  Families travel together.  There will be practice for those that say behind and do not attend this meet. 
Please let me know if you have questions. 



New equipment recommendations have been added to the Practice Groups on the SwimOutlet site.  Coaches have added a few things to the site as a recommendation to bring to practice.  If you do not have the equipment recommended, you will continue to workout without the equipment, just modifying the set.  More information will be given at the Parent Meetings.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming PARENT MEETINGS THIS WEEK!  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.