This week at Delaware Swim Team: 11/18-11/24
Here's what's happening at Delaware Swim Team:
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
ODDBALL CHALLENGE
TEAM SWIMSUITS & PERSONALIZED TEAM CAPS
GATOR CLASSIC
RMSC HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
DST FLYERS NIGHT
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
 
There are very significant practice changes for the next two weeks.
 
The University of Delaware pool is closed Thursday, November 21, to Sunday, November 24, for water system maintenance.  These practice changes will take place during these days:
 
Thursday, November 21
No UD
Junior Nationals: 6:00-7:45 PM at New Castle
Seniors: 5:30-7:30 PM at PS DuPont
Age Group: PS DuPont and Pike Creek only (normal schedule at these two locations)
Developmental: PS DuPont and Pike Creek only (normal schedule at these two locations)
 
Friday, November 22
No UD
Junior Nationals: 6:00-7:45 PM at New Castle
Seniors: 5:30-7:30 PM at PS DuPont
Age Group: PS DuPont and Pike Creek only (normal schedule at these two locations)
Developmental: PS DuPont and Pike Creek only (normal schedule at these two locations)
Winter Training: normal practice schedule at Pike Creek and PS DuPont
 
Saturday, November 23
No UD
Senior Nationals: 6:00-9:00 AM
Junior Nationals: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at New Castle
No Seniors, Age Group, or Developmental; swimmers should be at the meet
Winter Instructional: 10:00-11:00 AM at Pike Creek (normally scheduled)
 
Sunday, November 24
No UD
No Age Group or Developmental; swimmers should be at the meet
Junior Nationals: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM at New Castle
Winter Instructional: 10:00-11:00 AM at Pike Creek (normally scheduled)
 
For Monday, November 25, to Sunday, December 1, a Thanksgiving practice schedule will be followed.  Thanksgiving-related practice changes begin on Monday, November 25, with PS DuPont closing for the week.   The coaching staff is still working on finalizing the full Thanksgiving week schedule; the full Thanksgiving schedule will be sent out by the morning of Monday the 25th.
 
 
ODDBALL CHALLENGE
 
 
The Oddball Challenge is this weekend, November 23-24.
 
FAST has trimmed down our timer assignments down to 8 for the meet, with two for each session.  The three timers on Saturday morning can still all work and earn their volunteer service points.  Delaware Swim Team still needs to provide 1 timer for the Saturday afternoon session, and 2 timers for the Sunday afternoon session.  You can sign up to time with the Job Signup link on the meet page.
 
A separate email with more information will go out to Oddball Challenge families by Friday afternoon.
 
 
TEAM SWIMSUITS & PERSONALIZED TEAM CAPS
 
Team swim suits and personalized team swim caps have arrived at the swim team office, and are being distributed to each site and primary coach this week, beginning today.
 
Generic silicone and latex caps will be distributed after this weekend, with an event created in the team website to allow each family to declare which type of cap they would like.
 
 
GATOR CLASSIC
 
 
The Gator Classic is December 5-8.  The deadline to sign up has passed, and entries have been sent to the meet host.
 
The Delaware Swim Team coaching staff is REQUIRING swimmers that qualify for finals each evening to compete in finals.  The coaching staff has selected this meet in order to give swimmers an opportunity to experience a Prelims/Finals meet, as their mid-season championship meet.  All 11 & Over swimmers should keep finals session open in the case that the swimmer qualifies for finals.
 
The coaching staff is anticipating that Delaware Swim Team will once again be required to provide timers.  We are awaiting word from SJAC on how many timers per session we will need to provide.  Timer positions will tentatively open on Monday, November 25 (not a Wednesday like usual, since the meet begins on a Thursday) at 9:00 PM.
 
 
RMSC HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
 
 
The RMSC Holiday Invitational is December 12-15.  Entries are due by Monday, December 2.
 
 
DST FLYERS NIGHT
 
Delaware Swim Team is attending the Philadelphia Flyers game on Thursday, January 16.  You can sign up to attend the game here.  The deadline to sign up is January 10, so there is plenty of time.
 
Swimmers who sign up for tickets through Delaware Swim Team will get a Philadelphia Flyers Gritty swim cap.
 
 
Thanks,
The Delaware Swim Team coaching staff