Mantas Swim Club Weekly Update

Mantas Families,

Mantas Swimmers had a very successful weekend at the Foxjet Winter Classic.  This meet offered a chance to compete with some of the fastest swimmers from MN, WI, and IA.  Our swimmers did a great job of racing!  I was proud to watch them work and improve.  

In two weeks, Mantas Swim Club hosts our annual Penguin Invite.  Our focus for the next two weeks will be finalizing the details of this meet.  The meet is held on Sunday, January 26th at Mankato East High School.  The meet is split in two sessions.  Swimmers 12 years and younger swim in the morning session, while swimmers 13 years and older swim in the afternoon session.  This will be a great meet for our entire team, and the last chance for many of our swimmers to qualify for our Championship Season meets which take place at the end of February and beginning of March.  WEDNESDAY is the final day you will have to commit your swimmers to compete.  We are also in need of a few more lane timers, concessions workers, and other volunteer positions.  You can register your swimmer AND sign up to work by clicking RIGHT HERE.  

We will also be sponsoring a food drive once again for the Backpack Foods program, which has become a tradition with our January Penguin Invite. The program helps to provide a weekend's or school break's worth of healthy, well-balanced meals to students who might not know where their next meal might come from once they leave school. Food packs are given to teachers on Thursdays, who then discreetly slip them into the student's backpack on Friday. Each pack includes breakfast, lunch and a snack for each day of the week or school break. Every donation helps a student in our community.  Thank you for your help.  

 

Here is our training schedule for this week.  Due to a lack of available pool time in Mankato, all practices this week will be held at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter.  Watch the schedule for special start and end times. 

Mantas Cap Monday @ Gustavus

Novice 6:30 - 7:30pm

Age Group 1 6:30 - 7:30pm

Age Group 2 6:30 - 8:00pm

Senior 1&2 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Tuesday @ Gustavus

Novice 6:30 - 7:30pm

Age Group 1 6:30 - 7:30pm

Age Group 2 6:30 - 8:00pm

Senior 1&2 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Wednesday @ Gustavus

Age Group 1 6:30 - 7:30pm

Age Group 2 6:30 - 8:00pm

Senior 1&2 6:30 - 8:00pm - We are going to try to shorten our Wednesday evening practices for our Senior swimmers for a couple of reasons, but mainly to get them home at an earlier time in the middle of the week.  

 

Thursday @ Gustavus

Novice 6:30 - 7:30pm

Age Group 1 6:30 - 7:30pm

Age Group 2 6:30 - 8:00pm

Senior 1&2 6:30 - 8:30pm

 

Friday @ Gustavus

Senior 1&2 5:30 - 7:00pm

 

Sunday @ Gustavus 

Senior 1&2 3:00 - 5:00pm

 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Have a great week!
Alex Lindstrom
Head Coach
Mantas Swim Club