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AAA Team Update, 3/21

 

Hello AAA Families!

Spring is here! There are lots of team events to keep you busy through the Spring. Also please note some scheduling updates for April: Spring break and AHS home swim meets.

The next couple of meets on our calendar mark the end of the short course season. In May we will start swimming long course meets, 50 meters in length! Before we jump into long course season we have out last short course C/B/A+ meet this weekend. Good luck AAA swimmers!

Also just ahead in early April is the Far Western championship meet held in Morgan Hill.  We are preparing our qualified swimmers, Senior II swimmers Ally Fromson-Ho and Spencer Tang for peak performances. This is a very fast and high level meet drawing competition from all over the US as well as some international teams. Go AAA!

 

What’s ahead?

3/23 -3/24 Ellis Aquatics C/B/A+ Meet, Tracy

4/4-4/7 Far Western Championships, Morgan Hill

4/10 AHS Home Meet, Modified Schedule

4/12 Albany Bowl Team Outing

5/19 ONDA Relay Swim Meet, Location TBA. Open to all groups!

 

Ellis Aquatics Penguin Plunge, March 23-24th

If you swimmer is not qualified for JO’s this is a great swim meet to participate in. This meet is recommended for all groups and for swimmers new to swim meets. Please note the meet host has changed from Walnut Creek to Ellis Aquatics. Registration is now closed, download the meet sheet from the link below! Parents, please sign up for a volunteer job assignment. We need timers, officials and most urgently ***HELP WITH THE CANOPY, pick up & drop off***

https://ome.swimconnection.com/meets/1000

 

Website Update

I have added some new features to the team website! On the home page you can now view Swim Meets & our News Tab. Also I added a Calendar tab where you can view the AAA calendar with the upcoming meets, activities and changes to the workout schedule. Check it out!

 

Upcoming Schedule Changes

This week the high school team held their first high school meet and noticed many swimmers were caught off guard with the schedule change. Please make note of the dates below. Also to note AAA has a 6:00 estimation on the time we can get in the pool. This depends on the high school swim meet and the completion of their meet. We’ll have to play each one by ear, my apologies for any confusion or inconvenience.

April 10th, April 12th, April 23rd, April 25th

Spring Break

Albany Unified School district will be off for Spring Break April 15-19th

AAA will run normal workout on April 15-17th.

April 18th we will hold morning practice only and then off through April 20th, enjoy your Spring Break!

 

Team Outing: Albany Bowl, April 12th @4:30-6:00pm

AAA will head to Albany Bowl on Friday, April 12th! We’ll be bowling under the disco lights and grooving to the music. We have 8 lanes reserved for our team event. Food and drink will be provided. RSVP to the event by visiting the event page and responding with a YES! All swimmers are welcome to attend and enjoy some time away from the pool as a team!

Parents, please plan on dropping off and picking up at Albany Bowl:

540 San Pablo Avenue, Albany

Cost: $10 per swimmer. Pay ahead or bring with you to the event.

 

Spring AAA Parka Order

By popular demand we have decided to put together another team parka order. These are a must have for any AAA swimmer! Orders are due no later than April 12th. You can find the order forms under the tab "Useful Parent Info".

 

AAA Swim Meet Update

Unfortunately we were unable to secure a long course pool for our May swim meet.  AAA has opted to return the meet to the Zone, which means, any another team within our zone can opt to pick up the meet and host the event. Given we have extensively searched the local long course pools for availability, I suspect this meet will be cancelled. My apologies for the change in our schedule and change of plans. We hope to add a meet to host in the near future as a team fundraiser.

 

Fitter & Faster Tour coming to town, May 19th

The Fitter & Faster Swim Tour is thrilled to be producing an event in Moraga!Experience the swim clinic with thebest learning platform in the United States.

  • Watch drills and demonstration on our 100 inch screen!
  • One registrant (and up to two friends) will win a free private clinic with an Olympian at the event's conclusion!
  • Learn drills to improve your technique
  • Ask the Olympians your questions in Q&A sessions for kids and PARENTS
  • Wear real Olympic Gold medal
  • Take photos with the Olympians
  • Get autographs
  • Receive a full colorFitter & Faster Tour Collector's program
  • Receive a special gift bag that contains gifts from SwimOutlet.com, Ultraswim, Powerbar, Swimming World Magazine and more!

This event is open to swimmers of all ages. Those aged 5 through 16 will find it to be a particularly terrific experience.

http://fitterandfaster.com/swim-clinics/moraga-ca/

 

Swim Outlet Team Fundraiser

Given our issues with our equipment ordering from Nor Cal Swim Shop we have found a new vendor for swim equipment, SwimOutlet.com ! We will still go through Nor Cal for our outfitting, team suits, warm ups etc. For swim gear, fins, goggles etc. please use SwimOutlet.com.The great news is our team will receive 10% back of all purchases made through Swim Outlet! We will soon have an online store set up for added convenience. For now use the link below:  http://www.swimoutlet.com/albanyarmadaaquatics

 

AAA Team Gear: Sweatshirts, Long Sleeve T-Shirts, T-Shirt, Team Latex Caps & Silicone Caps

Team apparel is available to purchase at the pool, Contact Coach Helen helenswim@gmail.comif you would like any team apparel.

Sweatshirts: $35 Child M, Adult S, M, L & XL

Long Sleeve T-shirts: $20 Adult S, M, L & XL

T-shirts: $15 Sizes: Adult M & L

AAA Silicone Caps: $10

AAA Latex Caps: $5