October 31, 2019
Yesterday, the City informed me that Northwest will be shut down until December 11th at the earliest. The last two weeks they were working on repairing the pump motor, but they were unsuccessful. They finally decided to order a new one, but it will take six-weeks for the pump to be delivered. Obviously, this is not a good situation, but we will make it work!
Once I heard the news, I reached out to UNR. They have agreed to letting us use their pool on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. This is a huge help.
I am coordinating days/times with Carson City. They have also gone above and beyond to help us in this situation.
The City of Reno has agreed to letting us continue to use Northeast Community Center. Unfortunately, the City’s lesson program resumes this week, so we will not have the timeslot we had this week. We will only get one lane later in the evening, but there is more availability on the weekends.
With the access to these three pools, we will be able to cobble together a sufficient training schedule for all the groups. Over the next couple of days, I am going to coordinate with the coaching staff and do my best to set a consistent schedule during the Northwest closure. I will email this schedule out as soon as possible so families can plan accordingly.
As far as the plan for next week, next weekend is the State meet in Henderson. Early in the week, I will need to give priority to those swimmers participating in the meet. As a result, next week may be a little different than the rest of the schedule.
RENO is also sending 15 swimmers to Seattle in early December for the Husky Invite. I am confident we will be able to secure enough pool time to properly prepare for this important meet.
Here’s the schedule for this weekend:
Thursday, October 31
No practice for any group
Friday, November 1
All practices at UNR
Senior/National = 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Pre-Senior = 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Junior = 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Orange = 6:30 - 8:00 PM
White = 6:30 - 7:45 PM
Saturday, November 2
All practices at Northeast
Blue and White – 9:15 – 10:15 AM
Junior – 10:15 – 11:15 AM
Mini RENO (6-6:30 group) – 10:15 – 10:45 AM
Mini RENO (6:30 – 7 group) – 10:45 – 11:15 AM
Sunday, November 3
All practices at Carson City
Senior/National – 8 – 10 AM
Pre-Senior – 8 – 10 AM
Orange – 8 – 9:30 AM
I will email next week’s schedule (and hopefully beyond) as soon as possible.
Thank you very much for your patience during this time. I know last-minute schedule changes can be difficult. Last week marked two-years since I have been on the coaching staff of RENO. It’s really cool to see how far this team has come. A big thanks to the coaching staff and our parents for the support. Despite our pool struggles, this team is thriving. It’s definitely a great time to be a part of Reno Aquatic Club!