October 4, 2015
No Swim America this week. Silver & Platinum...see changes this week on Tuesday/Thursday.
Practices for October 5-10: Regular schedules this week, except on Tuesday & Thursday...Silvers go 5:30-6:30, and Platinum go 5:45-7:00, (No Swim America this week (only)).
Thursday Practices...Girl's Volleyball on Thursday. Girls' Lockerroom Closed. ALL have to "Walk Through" Boys' Lockerroom. NO Changing in Boys'.
Meet Commitment Deadlines: October 17 Intrasquad is October 7 (Wed).
Meet Date Change: Watertown Meet is now October 31. Meet Schedule pdf (Calendars section) has been changed.
Swimmer Pick-up: Parent's please pick-up swimmers within 15-minutes after conclusion of their practice. A couple of times this has been 30+ minutes after practice. Thank you!
SMS Messaging: Each family should have this set-up in their account. I've also told Juniors & Seniors to have this set up for their phones (if they receive text messaging). You can set-up 2 cell numbers to each account. Additionally, Individual swimmers can also set up a separate cell# by clicking their name in your account. Directions for SMS Set-up: 1) Go to My Account; 2) In the top right side of your account click Set-Up SMS...follow the directions; 3) Individual Swimmers can set up their own SMS by clicking the swimmer name and click Set-up SMS and follow prompts; 4) For both #2 & #3, fill in the Cell Number and Cell Carrier in the pop up and click the Send button; 5) A pop up will say a text has been sent to the cell number for verification; 6) Check your cell phone for this message and note the Verification / Validation Code. Note that some cell phone carriers can take a while to deliver this message; 7) Enter this number in the "Verification Code" field and click Verify. This MUST be done for the number to be activated for use through OnDeck; 8) The cell number will appear in the box with the "Verified" checkbox.
Parent Group Meetings: A parent from each family needs to attend their Group Meeting. The Group Coach will lead this informational meeting covering such topics as practice & meet attendance recommendations, equipment needs for the group, general philosophy for the group, etc. We plan for these to only last 30-minutes. The schedule...Junior & Senior (Tuesday, 10/6, 5:30); Platinum (Tuesday, 10/6, 6:00); Gold (Thursday, 10/8, 5:00); Silver (Thursday, 10/8, 5:30); Bronze (Monday, 10/12, 6:15).
Have a great week! Barry