May 13, 2015
We have been adding some solid new
swimmers to the team. The winter swimmers have been doing a good
That said, there are still a few families out there that have not signed up yet. If your swimmer(s) will not be returning and you would like me to suspend your account so you do not receive these emails, let me know.
Otherwise, the season is two weeks away, so make sure you get into summer mode ASAP!
There are a few new families on the fence and a few old ones dragging their feet. If you know someone to whom this applies, shoot them a friendly reminder!
We will continue to take sign ups for the swim team until June 12th, but I would highly recommend getting in from the start!
2015 Training Dates for Stroke and Turn Officials:
Thurs, June 4th, 6pm-9pm
Burlington Community College
Parking Lot 12, PE Bldg, Room P27/P29
Monday, June 8th, 6pm-9pm
15 MacArthur Boulevard Westmont, NJ 08108
Tuesday, June 16th, 6pm-9pm
439 Monroeville Rd
If you are a current official or if
you are 99% sure that you will be attending one of these classes,
please email me with your polo size. If you have a preference in
cut or style, let me know that as well. I know the female cut,
sleeveless polos are popular with some of the clubs.
Certified Officials receive a $40 credit and one complimentary SSA polo.
Current Certified Officials:
SAT JUNE 13 HOME VS KROC Center @ 9AM*
SAT JUNE 20 HOME VS COLLINGSWOOD @9AM*
SAT JUNE 27 HOME TARNSFIELD @9AM*
WED JULY 1 AWAY KROC CENTER @ 6PM*
SAT JULY 11 AWAY VS GLOUCESTER @9AM*
SAT JULY 18 AWAY VS
TUES JULY 21 PEACHBOWL @GCIT @4:30PM*
SAT JULY 25 AWAY VS PEACHWOOD @9AM*
CHAMPIONSHIPS AT HAMMONTON JULY 31-AUGUST 2
FRIDAY NIGHT: AGES 15-18, SATURDAY:
10 & UNDER, SUNDAY: AGES 11-14
*Times listed are suggested start times. Team will arrive 2 hours prior to start time for home meets and at least 1 hour prior to start time for away meets.
Practices are held Monday through Friday at the pool.
Based upon skill and sometimes convenience for parents, kids may practice with another age group.
School Evenings May 26th- June 19th:
9yr-11yr: 6:30pm- 7:15pm
5yr-8yr: 6pm-6:30pm (2 groups) M-W-F or Tu-Th-F. Both groups together on Friday.
Summer Mornings June 22nd- July30th:
9yr-11yr: 9:30am- 10:30am
5yr-8yr: 10:30am-11am (2 groups) M-W-F or Tu-Th-F. Both groups practice together on Friday.
FUNctions: (for swim team families only)
Our new FUNction Department Organizer is Maria Fishbourne. She will be recruiting you guys around practice to help out with getting the events decorated and organized.
-Sat May 30th Team Potluck Picnic and Vender Event Picnic 1pm-4pm, Vender Event 4pm-7pm
Potluck Picnic 1pm-4pm:
Like with last year’s potluck, each family is responsible for bringing a lunch dish that can feed 6 people and a beverage. We will supply dessert from the Snack Bar to all of those displaying Lake Shark spirit (team suit or team shirt).
Vender Event 4pm-7pm:
Last year’s event covered the cost of PeachBowl, including a donation to the Special Olympics of South Jersey.
This year we have the opportunity to raise more money and will have more venders on hand. We will need help pre-selling raffle tickets for the Chinese auction gift baskets from the venders. We will also need help before the event to decorate and set up.
-Friday June 26th Team Pictures during practice @ the pool
We will start handing out packets the week of pictures. Make sure you have everything ready to go for picture day.
-Friday July 10th Team Towel Tie Dye 11AM @ P Section of the Campground
Ed Moore, a geometry teacher from Rancocas Valley, will be instructing a team tie dye event from Section P of the campground. He has been hosting tie-dye events for the local swim teams for quite a few years.
We will be tie-dying 30”x 60”Lake Shark Logo towels. The cost to tie-dye is $12 (cash or check) or $15 if paying by credit. A lot of teams use this as a fund raiser but we are doing it at cost. All orders need to be placed and paid for by June 29th.
A limited amount of blank towels will be available the day of the event at double the price. This should be a fun event, so make sure you are not the parent with the bawling child because you forgot to place your order and he ran out of spare towels!
-Saturday July 25th Xmas in July campfires, decorating, and hayrides 6pm-10pm
Each year we have the Christmas is July Celebration but there is an area of the campground that we pass on the hayrides that barely gets decorated anymore.
This year I thought it would be fun if the lake shark families decorated the empty lots of Section P. All of the sites have electrical hookup and fire rings, so we should be able to put on good display that rivals that one in Pitman on North Ave ;)
So during that week, between/ after practices, parents and kids can be split up into groups to decorate the sites. We can have a contest for best decorated site.
During and after the hayrides, you guys can get some campfires going, roast some marshmallows, and who knows, maybe sing some Christmas carols.
-Monday July 27th Paper Plate Award Ceremony and Pizza Party 6:30pm-8:30pm @ Pavilion
For those that are unfamiliar, we give out goofy awards to all the swimmers and have a pizza party.
Current Department Organizers:
Scoring: Bev Storey
Computer: Laura Schultz
Ribbons: Laurie Hackett
Timers: Pat Connor
FUNctions: Maria Fishbourne
Seek and Deploy: OPEN (but Kirsten Cristinziani will do it again if no one else wants to)Let me know if anyone is interested!
We have placed weekly suit orders.
There are still a lot of swimmers that have not tried on
suits. Make sure you get over here to do that if you
We anticipate the ordered suits rolling in any day now. I will notify you when they do.
As always, if you have comments, questions, or concerns, feel free to shoot me an email.