Parent Meeting Notes


2016 JAWS Swim Season

Parent Meeting Agenda

Board Members:

President                  Tom Williams

Vice President                  Jodi Elberi

Treasurer                   Tammy Nelson/Stacy Riedl

Secretary                   Kathleen Busler


Special Assistant:

Web Site & Timing coordinator             Marc Gallardo



Head Coach:                         Alex Kultgen

Assistant Coaches:            Hannah Peppey

                                                Kayla Martin

Life Guards:

            Emma Fox                  Through Spring practice season.


Web Site:



            Spring Practice - Starts Tuesday, May 3, 2016

2 practice days per week – Tuesdays and Thursdays.

                        2 practice times each day – 3:30 – 4:30 and 4:30 – 5:30

                        Kids 13 and up can attend both sessions,

and both days if they would like.


            Summer Practice – Starts Monday June 13, 2016

                        Practice is every day (Monday – Friday)

                        We have 3 sessions scheduled per day during the summer season.

                                    2:00 – 3:30 – for 13 and up.

                                    3:30 – 4:30 for 9-12 year olds

                                    4:45 – 5:30 for 8 and under

This year, we will be asking all participants to sign in prior to swimming at practices.

This is being done as a safety measure in the event that we need to evacuate the

premises for any reason, we will have a list of all children present for that day.


Swim Meets:

We have 3 invites on the books now and one home dual meet.

Columbus Mack Invite June 25 (morning)

Monroe Invite July 8th or 9th

Platteville Invite is July 30th.

            Still trying to coordinate with Milton.

We will be scheduling Home dual meets on either Tuesday or Thursday evenings starting in Late June, lasting through July.

            The one dual meet we currently have scheduled is with South Central (Janesville) – This will be a home meet – Tuesday July 12


Thursday June 23, we will have an internal practice meet here in Jefferson.

The last swimming event of this season will be the Invite at Platteville on July 30.


Sign-ups for the meets will be coordinated on line as we did last year. We will send out reminder e-mails prior to each event with instructions for signing up for individual heats a couple of weeks prior to each event.

            We will also be asking parents to sign up for helper positions to run the home events

            (timers, bull pen managers, runners etc.)



Signup will be conducted on-line again this year.


Cost will remain the same as last year.

            $175 per swimmer (with a $10 savings if you register before tax day (April 15) of

            this year.

During registration there are 5 sections that must be read and agreed to prior to completing the registration:

Consent to Medical Treatment form

Liability Waiver form

Swimmer Code of Conduct form

Parent code of Conduct form

Photo Release form

            Contact myself or Jodi Elberi if you have questions on these forms.

            All swimmers must be registered prior to June 1 of this year.


            Swimmers will not be allowed to participate in practices until registration is complete

            and payment is received and logged by our treasurer.

            We are not set up to accept payment via the registration web page.

Please send payment to the address listed on the web page.


If you are new to JAWS, or have updated contact information from previous years, please contact Marc Gallardo this evening and provide him the new/updated information.

E-Mail is our primary means of communication with each of you, so we would appreciate it if you would provide an accurate and updated email address that you continually monitor so that messages about upcoming events, practices etc., actually get to you and get read before the practice or event has occurred.


Swimsuits/Spirit wear:

We have contacted “Simply Swimming” out of Madison again this year to provide swim suits, caps, and related swimwear. We do not yet have a date when we will be able to conduct that meeting to purchase that gear. We will contact you through e-mail once that time and place is set.

We do have prices on new suits – Girls = $37.50, Boys = $26.50.



We will be contracting with Shelly Fox again this year to get individual and team event photos.

JAWS will purchase the teams photos. We anticipate getting these taken during our practice meet on June 23.

Individual photos will be made available for purchase by the individual families. These will be coordinated once we have the swim and spirit wear purchase complete and delivered, hopefully early June timeframe.



We are still accepting sponsorship from individuals and businesses for this year.  We have a couple of different sponsor programs where you may get your business announced at home meets or an add placed on the JAWS website for the year. Contact Tammy Nelson and/or Stacy Riedl for more information.