March 23, 2020
Dear Age Group Families,
I hope this message finds you safe and well. We are facing some very difficult times in recent history. As of now, I believe each of us has no greater obligation than to limit our exposure to others, and most especially, the elderly among us. While other generations were called to war, we are called to stay home. While this is harder than many of us may have imagined, it is the best thing we can do to flatten the curve and support our amazing medical professionals and first responders that are putting their own lives at risk. The Marin Pirate coaches would like to thank all of our parents who are nurses, medical assistants, doctors, police officers, firefighters and essential service providers.
It is the hope to keep the team viable and solvent for the swimmers to come back, once it is safe to resume regular operations. In an attempt to stay in lockstep with other teams, I have been in contact with colleagues and teams from around Pacific swimming. I have had fluid conversations discussing and brainstorming during this crisis. There will be different steps taken during this time for each team, with its own unique circumstances. Some organizations will continue to charge at a decreased or adjusted rate, some will suspend dues.
Forevers Aquatics in association/partnership as Marin Pirates
Age Group program will suspend monthly age group charges for
April. Our budget is based on the seasonal membership,
monthly dues, expenses which include rent and coaches’
salaries and hourly wages, payroll taxes, insurance cost, plus
standard expenses just like any normal month. A
re-evaluation will be made sometime in April regarding the month of
May and beyond. We do not want to charge our membership any more
than needed to maintain a program, but we do need to keep our staff
who will continue to run the program. As a team we can
weather this storm together.
Be safe and take care.
Age Group Coaches Tom, Eric, Sarah, Nick, Kelsey