May 30, 2016
Regular Season and Pre-Team Practices start tomorrow, Tuesday, May 31st. See our Practice Schedule for times. Please note that the 13-18's can choose to attend either the AM or PM practice. They do not attend both. Swimmers are expected to attend at least 4 practices a week to be eligible to swim in the meet.
Below is important information for our swim team families. All this information is on the team website. For your convenience, we have compiled it into one email...
DOLPHINS TEAM WEBSITE - Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the information provided on our website and PLEASE log in and click on “My Account” twice to check that the information in your Billing and Member accounts are accurate and complete. You can have up to 4 email addresses (parents and swimmers) and 2 cell phone numbers for texts in your billing account and PLEASE enter an email address and cell phone number in your swimmer's member profile (parent's or swimmer's). This will ensure we can communicate with you in an efficient and timely manner. For more helpful information on using our website including verifying your emails and cell phone numbers please see your "My Tutorials" for video instructions. Please make sure all emails and SMS cell numbers are verified! Our system cannot send texts to unverified numbers.
MEETS & EVENTS: All of our season’s meets and events can be found by clicking on the Meets/Events tab after you have logged into your account. You will also be sent an “Event Deadline Approaching” email one week before each meet or event registration deadline date. Please make sure you make your attendance declarations before the deadline and the system closes it.
This coming weekend, the competitive team swimmers have two meet options to choose from. Please sign up to attend either the HOME Intrasquad meet on Friday evening or the AWAY meet at Lafayette Seals on Saturday but NOT both. Please note that ALL meet declarations must be done by TUESDAY in order to swim in the meet. You may request up to three events and leave notes for your coach through the declaration system. Please don't leave your swimmer "undeclared". Coaches and the scoring team spend hours putting together lineups based on this input!
ABSENCES - Please see the " Absences " tab on our website for instructions on how to report your meet and practice absences. Don’t forget to include your swimmer’s name and age group in the subject line.
CAMP MAKE-UPS – We offer evening practices Monday – Thursday from 7-8 p.m. for the 8&U Silvers and 9-10s who are unable to attend their regular morning practice due to attending a day camp. Please sign up to attend on a first come first serve basis in the Pink Camp Make-Ups binder down at the pool.
OPTIONAL MEETS - BVSSL offers two optional meets for competitive team swimmers to attend. The Hot Shot Long Shot meet is co-hosted by the Louisville Dolphins and Rock Creek Flyers and will be held on Tuesday, June 28th. We’d love for all of our competitive and bronze swimmers to attend. We will also need parent volunteers to help run the meet. The Pentathlon is on Monday, June 20th at Fox Hill Country Club. Please see our website for more information on both meets and to register.
BIG FISH LITTLE FISH – If your competitive team swimmer would like to participate in our Big Fish Little Fish program please sign up through the BFLF Event by Sunday, June 5th. The BFLF activity nights are Wednesday, June 8 and Thursday, July 7. More information about this program can be found on our website. Preteam will have Fish Buddy activities incorporated occasionally in their practices.
TEAM CLOTHING/GEAR – Last day to place an order is Wednesday, June 1st for a mid-June delivery. Place orders through our Online Dolphin Store.
FRIDAY TREATS - This Friday is our first "DONUT FRIDAY" and we will also be handing out the TEAM T-SHIRTS after each practice. Pre-Team will get a treat and their shirts on Thursday after practice.
POOL PARENTS NEEDED. We are still looking for 3 more Pool Parents to help with Friday treats, age group activity and award ceremony for the Pre-Team, 8&U Silvers and 9-10s. Please let us know if you would be willing to volunteer.
TEAM PHOTOS – We will be taking the age group team and individual swimmer’s photos on Wednesday, June 22nd. The ALL TEAM PHOTO will be taken after the meet on Saturday, June 18th. Please see our website for more information and schedule.
AGE GROUP ACTIVITIES – Each of our competitive age group teams have their own team bonding activity. This year they are as follows. Please sign up to attend and pay through our website.
- Silver’s Pool Party – Wednesday, July 13th (free)
- 9-10’s Go to the Movies – Tuesday, July 12th ($5)
- 11-12’s Gateway Fun Park – Tuesday, July 12th ($15)
- 13-18’s Water World – Wednesday, July 13th ($25)
FUNDRAISERS – We have two restaurant fundraisers scheduled for the Louisville Dolphins this season. Chipotle on Tuesday, June 7th and Old Santa Fe Mexican Grille on Wednesday, July 13th. Come have dinner with your team or take it to go.
SWIM SUITS and SWIM CAPS have been placed in your swimmer's folder. If you have not yet purchased your team suit please go to Colorado Swim Shop this week! Louisville Dolphins swim caps can be purchased through our online store HERE.
WEATHER - Sometimes we are forced to cancel practices due to the weather. We will try to inform you as soon as possible by sending you a quick text message (SMS cell phone number MUST be verified in the system) and email. You can also call our rain line at 303-952-5036 but please do not leave a message.
LOST & FOUND - We haven’t even started our regular season and we already have an abundance of lost & found. To help minimize this please put your swimmer’s name on their suits, towels, fins, etc. Please instruct your child to check around them before leaving the pool deck and locker room to make sure they have all of their belongings. You may also check our lost & found bins on the shelves in the guard office.
TEAM CALENDAR - Did you know you can filter our team calendar by age group? You can also print and subscribe to one or more calendars.
If you have any questions that you cannot find the answer to on our website please email them to [email protected].
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