RAC NEWS Volume 13 - Season 2016-2017





Current & Upcoming Events

RAC Guest Bartender Night Fundraiser @ Gallo Restaurant ~ Dec 1st

2016 Speedo Winter Jr Nats ~ Dec 7th


Schedule Changes

Schedule changes tomorrow Friday, Nov 22nd (see below)


What’s New

Fitter and Faster Tour Thanksgiving Sale!

Franklin and Marshall Meeting

Sound Improvement Project Update

Team Sponsor Saving Center

Meet Results

WHAT November Age Group Qualifier

Motivational Quote

“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.”

~Robert Collier, writer

Thinking Out Loud: MicroManaging Your Kids


Pics of the Week



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Current & Upcoming Events

This Week

Thursday ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Please follow the Thanksgiving schedule below.

Next Week

Thursday December 1st ~ Celebrity Bartending at Gallo.  Come see Master Mixologists Coach Emmanuel and Coach Thammara serving up your favorite adult libations 6:00pm to 9:00pm.


Schedule Changes

·          Thanksgiving schedule:

·          Thursday, Nov 24th (Thanksgiving Day)

·          NAT/SE 6:00-8:15am, everyone else no practice

·          Friday, Nov 25th

·          NAT/ELITE ~ Dryland 6:30-7:30am, Practice 7:30-9:30am

·          Age Group Elite ~ Dryland 8:45am-9:30am, Practice 9:30-11:00am

·          Age Group/ SEN ~ Practice 9:30-11:00am

·          DEV BLUE/BLACK ~ Practice 11:00-12:00pm

Coach's notes: To all swimmers, please be on pool deck 10Mins before all workouts. Swimmers should be in the water at the time all practices are scheduled to start. As a reminder, we are now following our Winter schedule, please

check your practice schedule for any changes.

Practice Schedule

Meet Results

WHAT November Age Group Qualifier (coming soon!)

LINK for past Results 

Meet Registration Deadlines

Winter JR Nationals ~Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Snowball Classic ~ December 2nd


What's New

Don't forget our Celebrity Bartender Night at Gallo in Ridgefield!

Attend our Celebrity Bartender Night at Gallo in Ridgefield on Thursday, December 1, 2016, 6-9pm. Mark your calendars!! Our very own Coach Emmanuel and Coach Thammara will be your guest bartenders for the evening. We have raised $17,000 already, please come and support our  sound improvement project.

Fitter and Faster Updates/Registration/Clinician

     As previously stated, the Fitter and Faster Tour will be making a stop at RAC on FEBRUARY 26TH 2017.  We just heard back from Fitter and Faster and our clinician will be….drum roll please…..2016 OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALIST  CONNOR JAEGER !

Check out some of these clips here,

Olympic Trials 1500m

Post Race Interview after setting the American Record and Silver Medal in the 1500m

Olympic Trials 400m FR

Connor Jaeger talks balancing school with Olympic Level Training

Pre Black Friday Sale!

Looking for the perfect gift for the swimmer in your life? How about Olympian Connor Jaeger?  Connor is coming to Ridgefield on February 26th to teach our team about freestyle, underwater dolphin kicking, and breakouts!  He is leading two sessions, each specifically designed for age and ability.  Click on the appropriate link below to register TODAY!  

Use code COACH-G-BOD for our 10% discount...good through Thanksgiving at 11:59 pm!!!


A 2016 silver medalist, 2012 Olympian and 10-time NCAA All-American, Connor Jaeger is one of the dominant distance freestylers for Team USA. He will teach participants how he swims with efficiency and power.

Register here for the 12 and over high performance (

Register here for the 11 and under Get Race Ready

Franklin and Marshall Parents Meeting

There will be a Mandatory Parent Meeting for the Travel Team going to F&M:  Monday November 28, 2016 at 5:30pm outside of the coaches offices at RAC. Please bring your checkbook because final payment will be due.

10/Under parents:  It would be extremely beneficial if one parent representative comes to the meeting. Information presented at the meeting may answer many of your questions. You do NOT need to complete the forms above or pay the travel team fee.

Looking forward to a fun meet with lots of fast swims!

Sound Improvement Project!

How is that project going?  I have been hearing a lot of ECHOs about it!  So far we have raised close to $18,000 towards the project!!!  Great job so far, but we aren’t done yet!  Here are some ways you can help out,

·    Attend our Celebrity Bartender Night at Gallo in Ridgefield on  Thursday,
December 1, 2016, 6-9pm.

·    Participate in our 50/50 Raffle.  Tickets will be sold November 28th-30th at practices and at the Gallo event above. Tickets are $10.

·    Purchase  Stop & Shop and Stew Leonards Grocery Cards!   You
buy a $100 gift card for Stop & Shop or Stew Leonard's for $100
from Sandra Smith at RAC. You go to the grocery store and use your gift card to buy $100 of groceries. RAC earns $5 from Stop & Shop and $10 from Stew Leonard's.  NO COST TO YOU!!
 If 100 families purchased one Stop & Shop gift card per week for the next 12 weeks we could raise $6,000 for the project without you doing anything but buying your weekly groceries.  Please order your gift cards by emailing
  [email protected]  and Sandra will
meet you at the pool so you can make your purchase. We accept cash
or checks.

·    Please make a donation  HERE  . Click on the lane line at the top of the home page of our website to make a donation. Donations of $100 or more will receive a newly designed RAC car magnet.

·    Donations can also be made by check payable to Ridgefield Aquatic Club, P.O.
Box 256, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (or leave in the Kieran Smith folder
at the pool lobby) OR Online at  .

Thinking Outloud: MicroManaging Your Kids

Are you micromanaging your kids?    Check out this article from WebMd, it may help your child develop physically, mentally and emotionally.


Why advertise with us?

Sponsoring  Ridgefield Aquatic Club means something to our team. We're really grateful for your contribution and will work very hard to make this a great business relationship with the help of great technology and personal attention from our team.

We'd like to be Your Customers

You'll connect with lots of receptive individuals and families that have lots of kids that could soon become your customers. Remember we love our sponsors and welcome a chance to return the favor of your contribution to our team! As importantly, about 30% of our monthly website traffic arrives from 1st time visitors which means you'll reach far more than just our registered members!

So what type of potential customer are we? Well, we're athletes, so we're active and have been known to be good eaters. Either from the food we buy at grocery stores or meals at restaurants. We buy personal and home electronics, clothing, repair our cars, buy new cars, get our oil changed, seek legal advice, print and ship things, get cavities, need a good medical doctor, stay at hotels for vacations, rent cars and fly on planes. We buy and sell homes, get home or auto loans, purchase home furnishings, have our homes cleaned, painted and repaired, could always exercise more, buy sporting equipment, need home and auto insurance, a great bank, gasoline and tax & financial planning assistance.

Standout and get our attention. You're buying into an advertising solution that will help you reach out to us. Regardless of what Ad Planyou choose, you'll connect with us for an entire year. Gaining new customers and keeping the old ones coming back!

We can guarantee you revenue

Sign up for our Premier+ Ad Plan and we will host two Sponsor Support Event days at your place for business. Guaranteed to generate revenue, these events can easily cover your sponsorship commitment, and then some. And, your Premier Ad Plan Benefits will continue all year long. The Sponsor Event offer is only available with the Premier+ Ad Plan and is limited to only 8 sponsors.

365 days of advertising control

When was the last time you ran an ad where the benefits lasted for an entire year? For one flat fee? In addition, you can instantly change your ad anytime you like giving you the ability to test offers to see if one delivers greater sales impact over another.

Testing different offers with traditional print advertising vehicles like; direct mail, group coupon mailers, magazines and newspapers will only occur when you purchase another on each new ad commitment.

Additional new customer reach and branding

Our team uses software from TeamUnify, LLC to better manage our team. Their software serves a rapidly growing network of teams. Depending on what city your business is located in, there's a good chance there will be other teams within 25 miles of your business on the TeamUnify Ad Network.

When these teams are present, you'll see them listed in your private ad account and your ad will automatically appear on each respective team website. The net result will be increased new customer reach and visibility without additional cost.


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