Weekly Notes for November 23-28

Practices for Nov 23-28:  See changes due to Thanksgiving...also posted in Calendars section.    Monday & Tuesday= All regular practices.  Thursday= No practices.   Junior-Senior (Wed & Fri= 7-9a Swim, 9-10a Dryland; Sat= 8-10a Swim, 10-11a Dryland).    Platinum (Wed= 9-10:30a; No Fri & Sat).   Gold (Wed= 9-10a;  No Fri & Sat).   Silver (Wed= 10-11a;  No Friday).   Bronze (Tuesday= 6:15-7p;  Wed= 10-10:45a;  No Fri & Sat).

All-Stars:  January 9-10 in Elkhorn, NE.  If interested in registering for this meet, go to The top 5 swimmers in each event...who register...can compete.  Swimmers must register through this sdzone site.  See information at this site for deadlines, etc.  Those qualified/selected for this meet will be contacted.  Coach Wendy will be one of the Team South Dakota swim coaches.

New Coaches Joing Brookings:  We're very pleased to announce two additions to our coaching staff!  Amanda DeMello will be assisting Wendy with the Bronze, Silver, & Gold groups on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday's.  Amanda will be receiving her BS in Kinesiology/Health Promotion in December.  She swam club in Wyoming for 8 years as well as competing on her HS swim team.  She taught swim lessons for 5 years and also coached a Middle School Swim Team in Laramie.  She also worked the past 4 years as a Wyoming HS swim official.    Samantha Nelson will be assisting Wendy with Silver & Gold groups on Tuesday & Thursday's. Samantha is a freshman at SDSU working on her degree in Athletic Training and Nutrition.  She swam club in Minnesota for 8 years as well as competing on her HS swim team.  She taught swim lessons & lifeguarded for the past 2 years.   Amanda will be starting this week.  Samantha will be starting either this week or next.

Upcoming Team & Social Events:  For more information on these, log into our site and click the link located in the Events Section. Upcoming Events include the November 26th Turkey Day 5K; December 6th Cookies & Canvas (sign-up deadline is December 1).

Parent's Night at Cubby's:  Thank you to everyone who attend the "Parent's Night Out at Cubby's."  The winner of the $25 swim bill credit went to the Rumpza Family and the $25 Cubby's Gift Card went to the Sorbe Family. Another parent's night out will be scheduled for the first part of next year.