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Va Swim and BASS Awards Banquet Both On April 25th

First, we congratulate Gus Jones, Abigail Brown, and Abyy Harlow for being being selected to the All State Team by Virginia Swimming!

Here is the information about the end of the season event at King's Dominion.  Please email Loretta Woodson ([email protected]) by this Sunday if you plan on attending and let her know how many, which part of the event (or both) you plan to attend and if you would like to order t-shirts ($5 per shirt and BASS will cover the remainder of the per shirt cost).   We need to get our group numbers and payment to Virginia Swimming by Monday morning.  They will not be able to add on after that point. Thank you!     

There are two events (Va Swimming and BASS) to our end of year celebration will be at Kings Dominion on April 25th.  You will be getting information about this event that is truly a special way to end our short course season.  If you have never had the opportunity to hear an Olympian like Amanda Beard speak, or have never been to a Va. Swimming banquet, then this is your chance!  If you have attended before, then I don't need to encourage you, because you've been touched by one of these events. 

We will also have our own team awards presentation, in addition to the Va. Swimming one.  Our goal is to have everyone from BASS in a T-shirt (swimmers and family members) that we will get just for this occasion.   So please respond to this email in a timely manner and we look forward to catching up to you on the 25th.

Here is the information about the BASS part end of the year awards event. Rather than our typical picnic that we combine with the team awards we will be participating this year in the end of the year event that Virginia Swimming is having at King's Dominion on April 25th.

There are 2 costs associated with the event.  The first combines a parking pass, a day's admission to the park along with the annual Virginia Swimming banquet which includes a guest speaker (Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard), presentation of Virginia Swimming awards and a buffet lunch (bbq, chicken tenders, macaroni, mashed potatoes, green beans). This will occur in the picnic pavilion area for those purchasing banquet tickets from 11:30 to 12:30 with dessert (ice cream treats) to follow from 12:30 to 1:00.  The cost for this option is $46 per person. Or, for season pass holders the cost is only $20.

The cost for persons just wanting to enter the park and play for the day and not attend the above event is $33 which does not include a parking pass.

At some point during this day at King's Dominion, BASS will have a separate gathering to present the BASS team awards for the season.  Because Virginia Swimming is coordinating this event, we need those participating to sign up and pay in advance.  We will coordinate sign ups for BASS and then pass on the numbers and payment to Virginia Swimming.  Please be aware that this is a rain or shine event and there are no refunds.

We are asking you to please let us know no later than April 5 if you plan on attending and will need your payment by that date as well. Please email Lorretta if you plan on attending and let us know how many.  At that point we will make arrangements with you to get a check or cash for payment. 

This is going to be a fun day for all our swimmers and families!