May 28, 2014
(This was also sent out via our swim team distribution list. Let us know if you did not recieve it!)
Swim Team News – May 28, 2014
Welcome to the 2014 season. We’re off to a great start. With so many new families this year, it’s been quite an experience just getting to know all of the new swimmers. We have over to 60 8 & under swimmers – many who are brand new to swim team. We’ll try and have at least five, and sometimes six, coaches on deck for the younger workouts.
Workout Times –
Once we move to our day workouts (starting June 20) our practice times will be as follows –
Dates to remember –
May 31 (Saturday) – Time Trials I*
June 7 (Saturday) – Time Trials II*
June 14 (Saturday) – Time Trials III*
June 18 (Wednesday) – Time Trials IV
June 24 (Tuesday) – Mini Meet (All 8U & 10U swimmers)
June 26 (Thursday) – First Meet @ View Ridge (only some of the younger swimmers travel to this meet.)
Please try and attend at least one of the Time Trials. We like to have an initial time for your swimmer in all of the events. First year swimmers are not required to swim every stroke.
* Warmup @ 7:40am, 8U @ 7:50am, 10U @ 8:30am, 12U+ @9:15am
Team Suits & Gear – All orders for suits and gear are online this year. We do have “fit kits” in the office for you to check which size that you need. Also be sure to check our online sizing information sheet.
The multiple “stores” that you can purchase from on our website can be a bit confusing. If you are ordering a team suit (with the AC logo on it) or any Spirit Wear (clothes with the AC logo on them) you can put all of it in your shopping cart and make one purchase. Items such as goggles, bags, and non-logo suits look like they have to be made with a separate purchase. Let Kris Harness, Melissa Sargent, or myself know if you are running into any trouble and we’ll see if we can help. This is our first year with online ordering, so any feedback is appreciated.
Saturday Stroke Clinics – Our first clinic had over 40 participants! We’ll have five more classes this year. Sign up in the office to reserve your spot. Cost is $10.
6/21 - Diving/Starts
6/28 - Diving/Starts
7/12 – Diving/Starts
7/19 – Turns/Technique
7/26 - Strokes/Race Strategies
Race Classes/Swim Lessons – Most of our younger swim team members still participate in either swim lessons or race classes. While we do try and cover all of the strokes and skills in workout, the smaller class sizes of our lesson program (and our great instructors) can really make a difference. Check with any of the coaches or office staff about which lesson your child should sign up for.
Dues Reminder -
Register online by June 15 to receive a discount off of your swim team fees.
Early payment dues are $115 per swimmer or $280 per family.
Regular fees are $130 per swimmer or $300 per family.
Age Group Photographers – Monica Edwards is planning on putting together a video for our end of the season banquet. She’s looking for volunteers to help take pictures of each age group throughout the season. If you are interested in helping out, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to let her know.
Email Addresses – If you want notices sent to a different email, or to additional addresses, please log into our website and make changes, or send a message back to me at email@example.com. Also, if you know anybody that we’ve missed on this distribution list, please let us know.
If you have any questions whatsoever about our team please feel free to ask!