Dec 2019 News


December 2019
Tis the season to swim!! We are settling into our new practice schedule and adding new swimmers each month, more friends means more fun!  As our swimmers improve and learn new skills, they move lanes and add more practice time.  The long-term Athlete Development plan is also on our website.  When your swimmer is ready for more time in the water, we will talk with you and your child.  If you have any question about your child’s progress or training please ask. 
All of the fast times at the meet last month show just how hard the kids have been working!  It has been great to have more swimmers at our meets.  All meet registrations are done on-line, if you need guidance on how to sign your swimmer up for a meet or what events they should enter please ask Christy or myself.  Please remember the deadlines for the meet sign-ups are set by the hosting team so they have time to prepare for the meet generally 2 weeks prior to the meet.  Once our team entries are submitted you will be billed for the events signed up for.  Relays are also put together based on entries at the time of the deadline, if you can’t attend it may mean other team members lose the chance to swim a relay.  Watch your e-mail and remind messages for upcoming meets to attend!
Jayme has taken on the responsibility of being our safe sport representative and has done an amazing job getting all of our paperwork updated.  She is currently working on setting up a parent information time to watch the safe sport video so our team will remain in good standing with USA swimming.  Watch your email and the website for more information as it becomes available.  One area we can improve in is that only certified coaches are allowed on deck during practice times.  Parents are welcome to sit on the bleachers or upstairs to watch practice.  
  Thursday December 19th we will have our all team practice and Christmas Party! This year we will be doing a crazy sock gift exchange, each swimmer brings a wrapped pair of socks to exchange. There is a job sign-up on the website if you would like to bring snacks!
Christmas practices will be held Dec 26, 27, 30, Jan 2 & 3 from 8am-10am.  Regular practice times will begin on Jan 6th.  As these are slightly sporadic times due to the holidays all swimmers are welcome to come to any or all of the practices.
We currently have 17 returning swimmers not registered with USA swimming for 2020.  Please go to the website, Log out and click start registration to remain eligible for swimming.
Upcoming Dates
Dec 19th – All Team Practice and Christmas Party 3:30-5:30
Dec 26th – Practice times will be 8am-10am
Jan 25-26 – Winter Open Meet – sign-up on-line
Jan 30 – All Team Practice 3:30-5:30
Sign up for remind to get information via text by texting EASTfamil to 81010. Have a fun filled holiday season and I look forward to seeing you all at the pool!