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NewsSplash 3/12/2020

Coronavirus Update

As of right now, swim practice is still starting as scheduled and the season is going forward.  Please understand this is a very fluid situation and could change day to day.  We are continuing to monitor the situation and are taking direction from the City/County.  Again, please do not send your swimmer to practice if they are showing any signs of illness.  Remind your swimmers to frequently wash their hands with hot water and soap for 20 seconds.  Also remind your swimmers to not share food/water bottles, etc.  

 

Core and Board Position Volunteers Needed!

We really really need a few families to step up and help out with the core volunteer positions.  Taking on a Core or Board Position fufills your 30 unit volunteer requirement for the season.  Click  here and scroll down to read what the actual jobs involve.  And don't worry!  None of these jobs are scary and we will help you and train you!  Meet Director Brooke will be overseeing your position and she is a joy to work with and is so very kind and patient!!!

Open Core Positions include:

Data Entry:  There are two positions open for Data Entry.  This will be a home meet requirement only and you can sit under the pop up tents poolside under the shade with a great view of all of the events.  

Colorado Timer:  There is one position for Colorado Timer.  This too is a fun job done under the shade poolside.  This is also only a home meet requirement. 

Ribbons Coordinator:  Just as it sounds....coordinate all of the ribbons during the meets and file them into the family folders for swimmers to retrieve after the meets.  This involves both home and away meets.

 

In the future, we also need parents willing to step up to take on board positions.  Currently, the majority of us board members have been on the board for 3, 4, 5, 6+ years. We almost all have teenagers now and have been on the board since our kids were swimming as 7/8 year olds.  It is time to get some new blood in here!  If you are interested in taking on board positions, please let us know so that we can start training you early to be ready for next year!!!

Volunteer questions can be directed to Cyndee Bogard at volunteer@bsrswim.org

If you have questions about the Core positions, you can email meetdirector@bsrswim.org.

 

Meet the Coaches/Board Members

New Stingray families, please come to the James Lemos Pool on Sunday, March 15th from 2:00-3:00 pm to meet the coaches and some of the board members.  Please note this is a change from the previously scheduled 4:00-5:00 time. We want to welcome you to the team and familiarize you and your swimmers with us so that you feel comfortable approaching any of us with questions or concerns throughout the season.  

 

Swim Suit Fittings

Dates :  Monday, March 16th, 4:30-6:30 and Tuesday, March 31st, 4:30-6:30

Location:  James Lemos Pool

Remember, a link to the Making Waves ordering website will be released on Monday after Swim Suit Fittings.  You will order your suit directy from the website and the suits will be shipped directly to you in about 3 weeks.  The deadline to order suits is April 3, 2020. After April 3rd, the Making Waves will stil be open to order fins, goggles, etc, but the Stingrays team suit can no longer be ordered.  

 

Spring Clinics

Spring Clinics are two weeks of practice for new Stingrays only (Swim Team AND Summer Fitness).  This is a great time for new swimmers to get comfortable with the coaches and vice versa.  Get out your jitters and come to the pool ready to swim!  Remember to wear your suit and to bring a towel and goggles (and cap if desired).  Swimmers in age groups 7/8 and up often use fins in practice.  Don't worry if you don't have these yet.  The coaches will let you know if/when you need them and where you can purchase them.

Wednesday, March 16th – March 25th.

Time                      Age Group

4:30-5:00              6 and Under’s

4:30-5:30              7 and 8’s

5:30-6:30              9 and ups

 

Spring Training

This is practice for ALL SWIM TEAM MEMBERS, not Summer Fitness.  

Monday through Thursday, March 30th – June 4th.  There will be no practice during Spring Break.  

Time                      Age Group

4:00-4:30pm          6 and unders

4:30-5:30pm          7 and 8’s

5:15-6:15pm          9/10’s, 11/12’s

5:45-7:00pm          13 and ups

 

Finally...for those of you still reading:

There is likely a new meet scheduled for Sunday May 31st.  It is the Crow Canyon Summer Kickoff Invitational for 12 and Under Swimmers.  Refer here for more information.   More details will be released as they become available.