Weekly Notes for January 22-27

Practices for January 22-27:  Regular Practices all groups this week.

Locker Room ClosingsTuesday= Boy's Closed...Girl's will be 'Pass Thru' only.     Thursday= Girl's Closed...Boy's will be 'Pass Thru' only.     Friday & Saturday= Both Locker Rooms Closed (Friday may have Girl's 'Pass Thru' if the visiting wrestling team doesn't have any girl wrestlers...See Signs at locker room door).  On Friday & Saturday... we'll have the side-pool door open (slightly) for swimmers to gain entry into pool, and the bleacher section will also be open.

Meet Commitment DeadlinesBrookings February Meet is Monday, Jan. 22.     Feb. 18-19 Watertown is January 29.

Watertown Meet Date Change:  The February 16-18 Watertown Meet has been changed to a 2-day format.  It will now be held February 17-18.

All-Stars Notes:  Congratulations to Ernest Ting (9-10 Boys), Jazmyn Lunn (11-12 Girls), Tristina Ting (13-14 Girls), & Matthew Sorbe (13-14 Boys) for an outstanding job of representing South Dakota Swimming (and Brookings Swimmers) at last weekends All-Stars.  Out of their 19 swims, 16 were best times!  Great Swimming!

Sioux Falls Meet Recap:  An outstanding weekend of swimming!  Brookings swimmers had 55 Personal Best Times (out of 110 swims), and 70 Seasonal Best Times (since September 1)!  6 first-time State Cuts!   Congratulations to Cain Lounsbery who qualified for NCSA Junior Nationals (Orlando in March) in the 200 Back!

Record Breakers!  The following Club Records were broken over the past month:  Ernest Ting (9-10 Boy's 100 Breast);     Grace Davis (11-12 Girl's 100 & 200 Breast, 200 & 400 IM);     Jazmyn Lunn (11-12 Girl's 100 Free, 100 Back, & 100 Fly);     Cain Lounsbery (17-18 Boy's 200 Back & 200 IM);     Kyle Sorbe (17-18 Boy's 100 Free).

January 27 Coin Dive:  Round up your spare change for a fun time for a great cause!  Each group will dive for their spare change during their practice on Saturday, January 27.  The group that collects the most change from the bottom of the pool in the allotted time will get to choose the organization that will receive the donation of the coins:  Humane Society, Brookings Backpack project or the Boys & Girls Club.  

Every Group will have a collection bucket so start searching your car, your purse, your backpack, and don’t forget under the couch cushions! Coins will be collected during practice starting on Monday, January 15th, and will be counted and the winning group announced at practice and via email on Monday, January 29.  

JR/SR= 8:30-9am;   Gold-Platinum= 10-10:30am;   Bronze-Silver= 10:30-11am.

**** As mentioned in Locker Room Closings.... Both Locker Rooms will be Closed due to a wrestling tournament.  We will have the side-door, leading directly into the pool Open for entrance.  The Bleachers will be open also.