December 10, 2020
We are nearing the end of the first quarter of the 2020-21 season. This newsletter is to inform you of upcoming events and information regarding the Torpedoes Swim Club. Due to the pool being closed and other obstacles we had to navigate, the 1st quarter has been extended until December 17. We will be closing up this quarter with a 10 & Under Postal on Friday, December 18 from 3-5pm and an 11 & Over Postal on Saturday, December 19 from 10am -12pm.
Registration for the 2nd Quarter will open on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 7pm. Click on the red ‘Online Registration’ button on the website, valdeztorpedoes.com, and follow the prompts to register your swimmer. All swimmers must be registered to participate in the 2nd Quarter.
Through a grant from Providence Alaska Foundation we will be able to offer a discounted USA Swimming membership fee for swim team swimmers for the 2021 season. The 2021 fee is $84 and we will only be charging each swimmer $40, the grant money will defray the remaining membership fee costs. Thank you Providence! Most of our swimmer's USA Swimming memberships will expire December 31, 2020. If you will be swimming the 2nd Quarter and your membership needs renewed, the fee will be posted to your account and will need to be paid prior to the first day of practice.
Space is limited to 12 swimmers per group with registration filled on a first come first served basis. If you have questions or need assistance, please contact Sonja Mishmash, Registration Coordinator, at 907-255-2010.
The second Quarter will run from January 4 – February 19, 2021 – please note that we are starting the day before school returns. We are happy to be providing more times this quarter in an effort to accommodate more swimmers. However, each group is still limited to 12 swimmers. The homeschool group is open for ages 6-18.
10 & Under - $97 per Quarter
Group A: Monday & Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm
Group B: Monday & Tuesday 4:30-5:30pm
11 & Over - $117 per Quarter
Group A: Wednesday & Thursday 3:30 – 4:30pm and Friday 3-4pm
Group B: Wednesday & Thursday 4:30-5:30pm and Friday 4:15-5:15pm
Homeschool - $117 per Quarter
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:30 – 11:30am
To make sure all information gets out to our members we utilize several sources for communications; emails, website, and Facebook. During this time of fluidity it is paramount that you check your email & social media to make sure you have the most up-to-date information.
We send emails throughout the season to inform our members of meets, special events, fundraiser information, and invoice payments. If you receive an email from Team Unify or [email protected] the content is pertaining to VTSC, please read and respond if necessary.
We are continually updating the website as a source of information for our members, take some time to look over the content. This site has meet records, meet information, team calendar, and your team account. You can also commit to meets and sign-up for volunteer jobs.
Please like our Facebook page Valdez Torpedoes Swim Club. Here we post meet information, volunteer requests, reminders and it is our go-to place to post schedule changes and last minute reminders. As a member you can also post information/requests on that page.
LEARN TO SWIM:
Lessons are on hold at this time. We are looking for an appropriate time to resume them in 2021.
Due to the uncertainty of COVID in the state there are limited meets on the schedule. This will most likely change throughout the season and we will keep you posted of any meets we plan on attending.
10 and Under Postal December 18, 2020 @ Valdez Pool 3-5pm
11 and Over Postal December 19, 2020 @ Valdez Pool 10am-12pm
We can’t succeed as an organization without everyone’s continued support of VTSC. We always need support during our Postal meets. When volunteer opportunities are available members will be notified via email and on our Facebook page.
We are currently in need of Officials, if you are interested in becoming an official please contact a current official or our Official Coordinator, Erica Shirk, at [email protected].
We need YOU! Several of the current Board Members will be stepping down after this season. If you would like to become involved and make a difference in this organization, please let us know.
VTSC Board of Directors and Coaches
Chris Mishmash – President
Betty Hoffman – Vice President
Desirae Roosma – Treasurer
Raechel Gondek – Secretary
Jen Ditman – Member at Large
Kate Goudreau – Member at Large
Caitlin Neahr – Member at Large
Sonja Mishmash – Member at Large & Registration Coordinator
Sam Shirk – Member at Large
Carl Young – Head Coach