June 16, 2013
This has been a fun season so far! I'm glad to see so many new and returning faces! I think we are really going to have a great time together this summer. The practices at MHS went pretty smoothly, and I hope everyone learned something by watching the stroke videos.
This week we will focus on preparing everyone for our first meet on Saturday, June 22 in Brunswick. If you want to be in this meet, you MUST sign up by Tuesday, June 18 at noon. Go to the team website, look under the events tab, then 'edit commitment' under the Brunswick meet. You may choose which events your swimmer would like to swim. Please declare your swimmer even if you are NOT coming to the meet.
We also start morning practices outdoors this week, which is exciting. 12-Younger are from 8-9am, and 13-Older from 9-10am. We haven't started our regular night schedule yet - this week we offer only Monday & Tuesday at MHS in the evenings at the same time as last week. Our main practice is at Braddock Heights, but this week only, if you wish to attend two practices you may. I want to take advantage of the indoor pool while we have it. We will be mainly doing some time trials, practicing starts & turns. Again, you don't need to come to this practice unless you want a little extra meet prep. After this first week, evening practices will be Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 8:15 - 9pm, and only for those who sign up with me in advance. The evening practices are for those who can't make the morning practices because of other activities.
Our team spirit event is an ice cream social for the whole family on Thursday night from 7 - 8:30. Bring markers, because we will be making posters to show our spirit at our first meet. There will also be kickball, and some fun group games to get to know our teammates. I look forward to seeing you all there!
Then on Friday, we have team pictures at 8am. Wear your team suits or a dark suit. If you'd like to order a picture, bring the order form and payment with you to the pictures. After pictures, we will have our first All-Team Fun Friday until 10 am. We will make sure everyone is ready for the meet on Saturday.
Some of the team suits have come in. They will be available at the practice Monday morning. If your suit is not in yet, it may come in later in the week.
Lots of information here!! I hope it's not too overwhelming for the new folks - it becomes easier once we get going.
See you Monday! Go Barracudas!!