August 22, 2011
Hope everyone had a nice break and is ready to get back in the pool. Today begins our Open House through Thursday, Aug. 25th. Thank you in advance for your help in welcoming our new families, answering questions and making them feel at home.
For those of you who missed our banquet last night, it was a great time. Thank you so much to Amy Balducci who organized the event. She did a tremendous job as always.
At the banquet, Coach Mel talked a little about his methodology and how it ties into our new practice schedule. As you will see Coach Mel has identified the appropriate # of practices for each group. For example, Red Group practices twice a week and the Green 1 Group practices 3 or 4 times per week. He has also made available several choices for many of the groups. As we get settled this week, we will ask you to identify your 1st and 2nd choice for your workout times. For the Red and Blue Groups, we would like you to pick a time slot to aid in planning but more importantly to ensure that you are receiving the appropriate instruction. Coach Mel has essentially created a curriculum for each group, meaning the practice days are designed to cover specific items on specific days and are not interchangeable. For example, the Red Group may work on freestyle on Monday and backstroke on Wednesday with a make-up of both freestyle and backstroke on Saturday. Therefore, it is important that you choose your practice group to ensure your child gets the most out of their time at the pool.
See you on the pool deck!