January 29, 2018
I hope everyone had a great weekend! Please read through this week’s email as it contains important Reno Aquatic Club news.
Restructuring of Age Group
Starting this evening, we will be splitting Age Group into two separate groups: Orange and Blue. There will be NO time changes to these two groups. Both the Orange and Blue groups will start at 6:00 PM.
I am excited to announce that Coach Melanie will be the permanent Orange coach. This will be in addition to her coaching the Pre-Seniors and Minis.
Later today, I will email the Orange and Blue parents with more information.
Registration for the Mardi Gras Mania Meet in Minden closes on Wednesday, January 31 at midnight. If you are unsure what events to register your child for, please contact your child’s coach ASAP.
Due to the meet, there will be NO practice on Friday, February 9 for all groups.
I have updated the 2018 RENO meet schedule. You can find the schedule on the website under the “Meets” tab or by clicking here. I have also attached it as a PDF to this email. There were some slight changes to the schedule but it mostly affected our older swimmers.
If you have any questions on the schedule, please let me know.
This year marks Reno Aquatic Club’s 45th birthday! Founded in 1973, RENO has been a very important part of this community. We are in the process of gathering contact information from former swimmers and parents of the team. If you swam for RENO, please take two minutes to fill out our alumni form.
We will be sending out alumni newsletters and are looking into planning a RENO reunion. If you know of any RENO alum, please pass along the link.
Last week, during the sentencing hearing of Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnast Team Doctor, it was heart-wrenching to hear the abuse the victims suffered. The extremely tough part to understand is how Nassar was able to behave in such a horrendous and disgusting way for so long.
All of us – coaches, officials, and parents – have a responsibility to be sure our swimmers remain safe. USA Swimming does require coaches and officials to go through a background check and complete Safe Sport Athlete Protection Training. That is a good start, but we all must be vigilant about proper coach/athlete relationships. Click here for a good article from the Washington Post on what to be aware of when it comes to improper relationships.