Weekly Notes for August 20-26

Hope everyone is enjoying their swim break and the end of summer.

New Swimmer Tryouts - Evaluations:  Tuesday & Wednesday, September 5-6.  Anytime between 5-7pm.   *** We'd like each family to recommend/urge at least 1 possible swimmer to be evaluated.  If they fall into one of our Club Groups...they can then participate in the 2-week Stroke Clinic.  The Stroke Clinic carries No Obligations for them to join.  They can try us out to see if they wish to continue.

Stroke Clinic:  Returning Club Swimmers + those being recommended from the Evaluations.  Will be held on September 5-8 (T-F) and September 11-15 (M-F).  12&Overs are 4:45-6pm.  11&Unders are 6-7pm.  

Practice Schedule:  PDF located in Calendar section.  Regular Practices begin September 18...after our 2-week Stroke Clinic.

Swimmers Graduating to New Groups:  Platinums moving to Juniors were sent an email last weekend.  Bronze-Silver-Gold swimmers moving to a new group will receive an email within next 24-hours.  If you have questions please contact Wendy & Barry.

Meet Schedule:  A 'partial' schedule is located in the Calendars section.  It's partial since there are some meets we plan to attend but their date is listed multiple times in the SD Meet Schedule.  There's also a couple of meets being discussed by their meet hosts, but haven't been publicized.  Will update the Schedule when we receive confirmed dates of meets.

Swim America & Team Prep:  Session 1 will start September 26.  Lessons will be held on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 5:40-6:10 & 6:15-6:45 classes.  We are planning on adding an 'new' group called Team Prep.  This group is geared towards swimmers in Levels 5-10, who also have an interest in competing in meets.  A separate USA Swimming option (for those competing) will be offered.  More details will be posted later this week.    

Swim America Instructors:  I'll be contacting the 8 swimmers who have expressed interest in teaching in next couple of days.  There will be a Mandatory Instructor Candidate Meeting either August 29 or 30 (around 6pm so those in sports may attend).  Should only take about 1-hour.  We will go over instructor expectations and set up a training session for instructors.  An Instructor Manual (with exam) will also be given out for the 'new' instructor candidates.      Returning Instructors will also be emailed next couple of days.