Weekly News (May 7-14)

Hello all Panthers,


With only 3 weeks of swim team left, we are really trying to get the year end party details completed. Today I sent out a reminder for sign up. We have 125 swimmers signed up, plus 25 relays. I know there is going to be much more, but we need them entered sooner than later. If you can not make it, please decline so we know you are not coming.

Don’t miss this event if at all possible.

PS. Great parent article this week. Something that is easier said than done, but totally worth it. Tons of research to prove this is the way to go.

Important Notes:


Help!!!! Year end party volunteers filled except timing plungers. 8 more people needed. Please help out if you are coming. It is only just over an hour!


May 21/22 Squad Celebration Breakout Sessions (during regular training times)


Please try your best to attend one of these two training sessions. At this time the coaches will hand out their individual squad awards and celebrate the squad’s achievements at a very personal level. This is a great way for the coaches to show each swimmer how much they care about the time and effort they put into the swim year.

Put this on the calendar and please don’t miss it!


LOOKING GOOD! Year-End Party is filling up (May 30th)!

Schedule for the day:

2:45 Family Sprintfest at the 50 m pool.

4:30 Dinner in New Sports Center Gym (right beside pool) Swimmers eat for free, but parents and non-swim team family members need to pay a small fee.

5:30 Year-end Celebration and Awards Ceremony (also in the NSC gym)

6:30 Year is complete…time to head home

We only have two more weeks to get entries in. Hand entering these relay teams takes much longer than regular meets, so please get your teams together this week if possible. Sign up on the link below.

This is the best way ever to end the year, please make sure you mark this down on your calendar and come have some great fun. 


Parent Lesson of the week:


A must read for all parents: Celebrating achievements and praising effort:

As we approach our year end celebration and awards dinner, I really start to think about what we are celebrating and what we are praising our athletes for. It is articles like this one that we really base our decisions on. Please read when you have some free time.


Upcoming Events…sign up today on our website:



  1. Year-End Family Sprintfest 2018: May 30th

This is the swimming portion of our year-end celebration. We will have individual sprint events and a family/friend relay. All coaches will be in both individual and team relays. Friends are welcome, you just need to sign them up on the google document (same for family relays).



That is all for now, see you on deck!


Coach Day,