WRA Home Meet: October 4th
(Registration deadline: October 1st)
All WRA swimmers are encouraged to participate. See meet
information and sign up here.
Fair Day: October 7th
To give our families an opportunity to attend the GA National
Fair, we will not have afternoon practice on Monday, October 7th.
Blue 1 will have a make up practice on Friday, October 11th, from
6:00-6:45. See more details here.
Stroke & Turn Officials Training: October
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 Tuesday, October 8th, from 7:00 -
9:30 PM. For more details, click here.
Third Tuesday: October 15th
Third Tuesdays are reserved as our monthly meeting night, however
due to the upcoming Swim A Thon to be held later that week, all
groups will have practice as usual.
Swim A Thon: October 17th
Come swim laps and help raise money for your team and the USA
Swimming Foundation. Remember, for crowd control purposes, we are
asking that all swimmers declare their intent to participate via
the "Job Signup" button found on the event page. See more details
and sign up here.
Annual Fundraising Deadline: October 22nd
All WRA families have agreed to a $150/year fundraising
commitment, unless they have opted-in to the Non-Fundraising
billing option. Both the Swim A
Thon and Partnership
Campaign opportunities are currently underway. Any family
that has not met their fundraising commitment by October 22nd will
have the difference billed to their 11/01 invoice. If you have any
questions about fundraising, please feel free to email email@example.com
2019 Fall Classic: October 26th - 27th (Registration
deadline: October 14th)
Held at UGA's Gabrielsen
Natatorium. 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.
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 October 14th. 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
Coaches: Meet Attendance
Swim practice is
HARD WORK. The greatest motivator for a swimmer to keep up
consistent practice attendance, and to give their best efforts in
each practice, is seeing their hard work pay off in
It is almost impossible for an athlete to remain engaged and
interested, without regularly attending meets and challenging
themselves to reach new competition goals. We try to publish our
upcoming meet dates several months in advance, to allow our
families to plan their lives in a way that will accomodate meet
expectation for Gold and Platinum swimmers is that they attend at
least one meet a month during the meet seasons.
- Silver swimmers should attend at least 3 meets
per season, and those looking to advance should set the same meet
attendance goals at Gold swimmers..
- Bronze and Blue swimmers should aim to attend
every home meet, as well as our Divisional meet and the GRPA
District meet. You are never "too new" to attend a home meet.
Several "away" meets are also open to Bronze and Blue group
swimmers - the coaches make these recommendations based on the
available events, so read the meet information and don't be afraid
to sign up for a meet that is offered to your practice group or
talk to your coach if you have questions/concerns.
At this point in the season, swimmers will
not set personal best times in every race, at every meet. However,
participation in these meets will help the swimmers to gain race
experience and develop and hone race strategies that will help them
to drop time as the season progresses. The BEST way to practice
racing is to RACE.
We strongly encourage any swimmer who has not yet attended a meet
this season, to sign up for the next meet that is offered to their
practice group. For those who qualify, the upcoming Fall Classic is
a great meet, held in one of the top swim venues in the country,
and we encourage every Silver, Gold, and Platinum member to attend,
as well as 12 and under Bronze swimmers.
At this point in the season, we are focusing on:
- Increasing intensity
- Technique, technique, technique
- Developing good attendance habits and consistent