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02/12/2020 Weekly Newsletter

Foxjet Weekly Newsletter

February 12, 2020

Integrity-Family-Attitude-Ambition

 

Quote of the week: “Competing at the highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding and nurturing your people, and heart. Winning is the result.” Joe Torre

 

Hello Foxjet swimmers and families-

Congratulations on the fantastic swimming at the West Express Invitational last weekend.  We had 90 new qualification times achieved:

CHAMP   - 10
GOLD      - 12
SILVER    - 42
BRONZE  - 26

This week we have the Vince Herring Invitational in Rochester.  This is the last meet before the Championship meets.  Timeline is now posted.  They are selling programs so look for those at the meet.  Go Foxjets!

Good luck to all the High School guys finishing out their seasons in the next few weeks.  Swim fast, and please make sure you go in to get signed up for end of the year club championship meets.  

 

Upcoming Meets and Deadlines

 

Rochester Vince Herring-February 14-16

 

Minnesota Achievement Championships-February 22-23(Foxjets hosted):  Meet entries are posted. New Silver times will be added to MRC!  Foxjets is hosting this meet and volunteer job sign up is now available!   There are a lot of open shifts for volunteers.  

 

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.  That is this Sunday!

 

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.  Please declare "yes" if your swimmer would like to be considered for relays. 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