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Feb 2020 Newsletter

 

 

                            February 2020

Short Course season is coming to a close!  We are looking forward to some great swims at Jr. Champs and Jr. Olympics in the next few weeks.  It’s not too late to sign up for Farewell to Short Course. Just go to eastswim.org and click on Meet/Event sign ups.  There will be one more short course meet in April then at the end of May when we start into the long course season in 50-meter pools. It has been awesome having so many swimmers from EAST attending meets; keep it up!

To celebrate the end of the season we will have our annual banquet on April 2nd from 6pm-8pm at Valley View Elementary.  This a fun evening to recognize each swimmer and all that they have accomplished in the last year.  Lindsay Thorn will be coordinating the fun and decorations for the evening. There will be a sign-up on the website with ways you can help!

The board and coaches made the decision to not host our meet here in Feb.  In order to host a meet well we need more parents to train as officials.  Monte Thorn is our officials recruiter and he is looking for parents willing to train as Stroke and Turn Officials, Admin Officials and Meet Directors.  By training people now, we can be good partners with hosting teams to help at away meets as well as be in a position that we can host our own meet here in October.  If you are interested in learning more about these much-needed volunteer positions contact Monte at montethorn@gmail.com.

Our team is part of the USA swimming organization that helps us provide a quality program for our kids.  Having our team recognized by USA swimming as a Safe Sport Team is important to ensure that we as coaches, parents and swimmers are doing all we can to create a fun and safe team for everyone.  One step in this process is having all parents and swimmers watch the Safe Sport Videos. Thank you to all the parents and swimmers that have watched the Safe Sport videos in the last month!  Jayme Williams is our Safe Sport Coordinator and she has been working on getting all the information onto our website so that you as members have access to all of the procedures and policies that USA swimming requires us to follow.  Please take a moment to read the information on the Safe Sport tab on our website or go to USA swimming/safe sport to read more.  Please come talk with a coach or Jayme if you have any questions or concerns!

Up Coming Dates:

               Feb 6 Board Meeting – Jayme’s House 6:15-7:15 all parents welcome

               Feb 14-16 Jr. Champs – Moses Lake

               Feb 17 No Practice – Presidents Day

               March 6-8 Jr. Olympics – Moscow, ID

               March 12 Team Pictures – CWU Pool 3:30-5:30

               March 14-15 Farewell to Short Course – Moses Lake

               April 2 – Team Banquet – Valley View Elementary 6pm-8pm

April 25-26 – IMX Dual Pentathlon – Moses Lake

May 16-17 – Fazzari’s Long Course Open – Lewiston, ID

 

Swim Happy!

Coach Laurie