Weekly Notes for July 10-15

Practices for July 10-15:  Regular Schedules all week.

Meet Deadline:  B Champs in Yankton (7/21-23) Commitment Deadline is Today...July 10.

Swim America Lesson Dates:  I tentative schedule for Swim America Sessions (September - May) has been added to the Swim America and there's a pdf.  I anticipate these dates to hold for the season. 

Swim America Instructors:  Those interested in becoming a Swim America Instructor or have questions should email Barry at , by this weekend.

State Meet Hotels?  I've received some requests from those looking for rooms and those having an extra room for the July 28-30 State Meet in Aberdeen.   If you are looking or have an that to me and I'll keep a database for those with an extra room(s) and those needing a room.  

Sioux Falls Results:  Brookings Swimmers had an outstanding meet this past weekend!  Out of 62 swims (5 were first time swims (i.e. NT's), Brookings swimmers swam 56 Season Bests (90%) and 52 Personal Bests (84%)!  Awesome Swimming!!!      Also, Congratulations to Grace Davis who made an Automatic Zone Cut (AAA time) in the 11-12 Girl's 200 Breast!

Zone Update:  Here's information emailed by Wendy to Club Contacts... The fee has not been finalized yet as we are waiting to hear back from a couple of bus companies with quotes, but I decided to go ahead and open the registration for Zones so that your swimmers can get started on the process.  I believe all of the necessary forms are on the event page and can be filled out and e-mailed to me at (please put Zones 2017 in the subject line).  If there are any additional forms that need to be filled out, I will let you know as soon as possible.         Please let your swimmers know that they can start registering now.  Please remind swimmers that they need to register whether they are a new or returning swimmer to Zones/All-Stars.  Also, once they have been approved for membership, they will have to go back in and commit to the event.       We are working on setting up a team store with Splash Multi-Sport that will enable families to order extra gear as well as enter the correct sizes for the gear that comes with the team fee.  I will send out that link and information as soon as it is available.  I would also like the swimmers to fill in shirt and short size when they register so that I can cross-reference and make sure I have sizes for everyone.        We are in need of chaperones for all age groups, so please encourage parents of anyone attending to apply to be a chaperone.  It is best if this decision is done as soon as possible so that their background checks are back and USA Swimming membership is approved well in advance.  This application can also be e-mailed to me at .         Following is the link to the event page on the Zones/All-Stars page:           Please let me know if you have any questions! (This is my first time setting up the registration on Team Unify, so I hope I did not forget anything!). Wendy Ahrendsen