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02/05/2020 Weekly Newsletter

Foxjet Weekly Newsletter

February 5, 2020

Integrity-Family-Attitude-Ambition

 

Article of the week: A Sacrifice Worth Making.

Quote of the week: "It's not what you start in life, it's what you finish." Katherine Hepburn

 

Hello Foxjet swimmers and families-

February began with the last Bronze Invitational at Edina.  Keep an eye out for the results report, but you can see your swimmer's updated top times.   This top times report will let you know whether the swimmer's times are pre bronze, bronze, silver, gold, or faster.  You can use this to know which Championship meets to sign up for.   Several deadlines are fast approaching, so please declare now.  Meet information is posted for most of the Championship meets to help you see order of events and basic time schedules and locations.

This week, we have the last West Express Invitational.  You can find all the documents necessary for the meet posted on the meet page.  Go Foxjets! 

Next week, we have the Vince Herring Invitational in Rochester.  This is the last meet before the Championship meets.  Look for more information to come soon on the meet page.

 

Upcoming Meets and Deadlines

 

West Express Invitational-February 8-9

 

Rochester Vince Herring-February 14-16

 

Minnesota Achievement Championships-February 22-23(Foxjets hosted):  Meet information is now posted. New Silver times can be added to MRC!  Foxjets is hosting this meet and volunteer job sign up is now available!  Sign up Deadline-February 9!! That is this Sunday.

 

Minnesota Regional Championships-February 28-March 1(Hutchinson, MN): Meet info is now posted.  New Champ times and event winners will be added to the State Meets.  Sign up deadline-February 16

 

Minnesota Senior State Championships(March 5-8 at the U of M) Sign up deadline-February 23

 

Minnesota Age Group State Championships(March 12-15 in Rochester) Sign up deadline-March 1  

Both State Championships require Minnesota Champ(state) times.  This is a very challenging level to qualify for and Foxjets encourages swimmers to be working toward this level and compete for the team!   Foxjets also includes "relay only" swimmers for the State Meets.  Swimmers are the State level are seeking to achieve new times standards for meets beyond the borders of Minnesota such Central Zones Championships and NCSA Junior Nationals!

 

NCSA Junior Nationals(March 17-21 in Orlando): Foxjets will be taking the qualifiers for this meet down to Orlando to compete with many of the best 18 and under swimmers in the U.S.A! 

 

Fundraising opportunities

Thanks to everyone who came out to the last couple fundraisers.  Look for the information for the next one to come soon!

 

Officials

Foxjets will host the MAC (Minnesota Achievement Championship) on Feb 22 - 23. We invite our new ST officials to join us on deck for this meet. Volunteer hours are offered for officiating at Foxjet hosted meets. If you need a few more shadow sessions to complete your certification, note that Foxjets will attend the Edina Bronze Invitational (Feb 2nd), WEST Invitational at Chaska (Feb 8 - 9) and Rochester Vince Herring (Feb 14 - 16) where several shadow sessions are offered. For questions, contact Aditi Salunke.  

 

Ongoing items for our team

Fall/Winter Practice schedules- Schedules are available. The February Monthly Calendar is up!
 
Masters swimming- Show up on deck or reach out to Micah Roberts  or Coach Jim Andersen
 

Meet results -all meets in.

Best times achieved: (since January 1, 2019-the qualifying period for championship meets).  If you see errors, please contact your group coach.

Officials: Contact  Aditi Salunke

Apparel: Contact  Michelle Johnson or    John Williams

Caps: Contact  Jeanette Volz

 

Helpful links/websites

www.mnswim.org

www.usaswimming.org

www.swimswam.com

www.swimmingworldmagazine.com

www.collegeswimming.com

www.elsmoreswim.com