November 5, 2016
Practices for Nov. 7-12: NO Friday & Saturday practices. Regular Monday through Thursday practices...except for Juniors (Thursday is 4-5:30) and Seniors (Thursday 5:45-7:30AM). Friday Senior AM is optional (5:45-7:30AM). Masters have regular practices this week.
Locker Rooms: There are NO locker room closings this week.
Meet Commitment Deadlines: Dec 2-4 Mitchell Meet at Pierre is November 13. Dec 10-11 Marshall (MN) Meet is November 20.
Sioux Falls Pool/Meet Updated: If you haven't already heard, the City has recently told Sioux Falls Swim Team they will not be able to host meets at their 'new pool'. Their December Meet is being moved to Augustana.
Social Events: Thanks to everyone for donating their "lost/found change" for the swimmers Coin Dive today! We'll let the club know Monday on which groups collected the most $$ and will get a free pizza party (date, tba). Also, thanks to the parents in hosting the Junior & Senior Groups Pancake Breakfast after practice today!
Home Meet (Nov 11-13) Updates: We have approximately 300 swimmers attending! I'll be sending out timelines later this week. We'll have Meet Programs available to purchase at Thursday's Pasta Party. Parents please sign up for your Volunteering for this meet! Go to Events and click the Volunteer / Worker Sign-up tab.
November 10 Pasta Feed/Party: Thursday, 6:30pm, in the High School Commons. Each family is asked to bring a Pasta Dish to share AND the following (Last Names starting with A-M= vegetable dish or salad and those with N-Z= fruit dish or bread). Plates, table settings, and water will be provided by club. Meet Set-up will follow the Party.
Call for Meet Officials: Hello Swim Families! My name is
Shelly Brandenburger and I'm the lead official for the BSC team.
I'm writing to encourage you to consider becoming an official for
the team! It's a fun job and one in which you learn a lot about
swimming to bond with your child on - plus being on deck, we get
the best views in the house of the kids' swims!! :-)
It's not hard - or scary - I promise! And USA Swim/our team
will provide you with all the training and supplies needed - plus
you get free food at every meet you work! :-) If interested,
you need to work 4 shifts as an "Official-in-Training" plus take an
online (open-book) test - and you can get some (or all!) of those
shifts done at our upcoming Home Meet (these would count as shifts
worked towards the minimum requirements)! Simply go to the
Job Sign-up and put yourself down for one of our 5 training shifts
(Fri PM, Sat AM, Sat PM, Sun AM or Sun PM) and then touch base with
me and I'll get you started on the paperwork. We cannot
run a Home Meet without officials (and we need
more!!) - and remember, it's the proceeds from the Home
Meets that keep ALL of our dues reasonable.
Please consider taking on this important role for our team and feel
free to contact me with any questions.
Shelly Brandenburger, Head Official,
Brookings Swim Club, drshelly.brandenburger@gmail.
9th Annual BSC Turkey Day 5k is coming up soon... Sponsorship Opportunities: Extended opportunity to help support BSC - If you are interested in sponsoring the race or know a business that might be, please let us know by 6pm Sunday, November 6th
Help Us Advertise: If you have a great place to hang a poster advertising the race we can send you a pdf to print or give you an 11x17 poster to hang.
Volunteer Opportunities: If you are around Thanksgiving weekend please consider volunteering - we will need people to help with packet pick-up the night before, race-day registration, directing runners and other race-day logistics. The volunteer sign-up is open under the event - take a look.
Participate: Click on the Turkey on the team website (or go directly to the TD5K tab) for information on the 5k and how to register Questions: Contact us at email@example.com !Thank You! 2016 TD5K committee
All-Star Information: It’s that time of year again for All-Stars! The meet will once again be held in Elk Horn, NE. This year the coaches are myself, Wendy Ahrendsen, and Dawn Bergeson.