May 28, 2018
Regular Season and Pre-Team Practices start Tuesday, May 29th. See our Practice Schedule for times. Please note that the 13-18's can choose to attend either the AM or PM practice. They do not need to attend both. Swimmers are expected to attend at least 4 practices a week to be eligible to swim in that week’s meet.
Below is important information for our swim team families. All this information is on the team website. For your convenience, we have compiled it into one email...
DOLPHINS TEAM WEBSITE - Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the information provided on our website and PLEASE log in and click on “My Account” twice to check that the information in your Billing and Member accounts are accurate and complete. You can have up to 4 email addresses (parents and swimmers) and 2 cell phone numbers for texts in your billing account and PLEASE enter an email address and cell phone number in your swimmer's member profile (parent's or swimmer's). This will ensure that we can communicate with you in an efficient and timely manner. For more helpful information on using our website, including verifying your emails and cell phone numbers, please see your "My Tutorials " for video instructions. Please make sure all emails and SMS cell numbers are verified! Our system cannot send texts to unverified numbers.
MEETS & EVENTS : All of our season’s meets and events can be found by clicking on the Meets/Events tab after you have logged into your account. You will also be sent an “Event Deadline Approaching” email one week before each meet or event registration deadline date. Please make sure you make your attendance declarations before the deadline and the system closes the event.
This coming weekend, the competitive team swimmers have their first dual away meet against LAFAYETTE SEALS . (If you have not done your meet declaration yet you have until midnight tomorrow to get it done.) The following weekend swimmers have two meet options to choose from. Please sign up to attend either the AWAY meet at MEADOWS on Saturday or the HOME Intra-squad meet on Sunday evening but NOT both. Please note that ALL meet declarations must be done by TUESDAY in order to swim in the meet. You may request up to three events and leave notes for your coach through the declaration system. Please don't leave your swimmer "undeclared". Coaches and the scoring team spend hours putting together lineups based on this input! Please note that the Bronze Team may also sign up to attend the Intra-squad Meet.
ABSENCES - Please see the " Absences" tab on our website for instructions on how to report your meet and practice absences. Don’t forget to include your swimmer’s name and age group in the subject line.
CAMP MAKE-UPS – We offer evening practices Monday – Thursday from 7-8 p.m. for the 8&U Silvers and 9-10s who are unable to attend their regular morning practice due to attending a day camp. Swimmers are allowed to sign up for a MAX of TWO Weeks. Make-ups will start once we are back down at Memory Square Pool. Please sign up to attend through our online camp make-up request form.
- Please note – There will not be camp make-ups until we are back at Memory Square!
STROKE CLINICS – If we are back at Memory Square Pool, Friday, June 8th will be our first stroke clinics (for the competitive team). Clinics are $10 each and are at 10:15 and 11:15 am. To see the stroke clinic schedule click HERE . Sign-ups are done through each Stroke Clinic’s Event.
OPTIONAL MEETS - BVSSL offers two optional meets for competitive team swimmers to attend. The Hot Shot Long Shot meet is co-hosted by the Louisville Dolphins and Rock Creek Flyers and will be held on Tuesday, June 26th. We’d love for all of our competitive and bronze swimmers to attend. We will also need parent volunteers to help run the meet. The Pentathlon is on Monday, June 18th at Fox Hill Country Club. Please see our website for more information on both meets and to register.
DOLPHINS TeamUp! - This is a team building/bonding program for all age groups including the pre-team. If swimmers are interested in participating, they can sign up online through the events page. Each event combines two age groups together for a fun activity. Each activity is geared towards the groups who will be participating. This is to ensure everyone has a chance to meet all of their teammates! The Team Up! dates are June 13, 20 & 27. Click HERE for more details and times.
TEAM CLOTHING/GEAR – Last day to place an order is Sunday, June 10th for a late-June delivery. Place orders through our Online Dolphin Store .
- The 1st clothing order will be distributed this Wednesday, May 30th at 10:30AM at Memory Square under the Pavilion. Any clothing items not picked up will be brought to the June 2nd swim meet. Note: the 2nd clothing order items will be in next week.
FRIDAY TREATS – Friday June 8th (Tentative, depending on Memory Square opening) will be our first "DONUT FRIDAY" and we will also be handing out the TEAM T-SHIRTS after each practice. Pre-Team will get a treat and their shirts on Thursday after practice.
TEAM PHOTOS – We will be taking the age group team and individual swimmer’s photos on Wednesday, June 20. The ALL TEAM PHOTO will be taken after the meet on Saturday, June 23rd. Please see our website for more information and schedule.
AGE GROUP ACTIVITIES - Each of our competitive age group teams have their own team bonding activity. This year they are as follows. Please sign up to attend and pay through our website.
- Silver’s Pool Party – Wednesday, July 11th (free)
- 9-10’s Go to the Movies – Tuesday, July 10th ($5)
- 11-12’s Gateway Fun Park – Tuesday, July 10th ($15)
- 13-18’s Water World – Wednesday, July 11th ($20)
FUNDRAISERS – We have two restaurant fundraisers scheduled for the Louisville Dolphins this season. Look for dates and venues in the next couple of weeks. Come have dinner with your team or take it to go.
SWIM SUITS and SWIM CAPS – Will be distributed this Wednesday, May 30th at the Pavilion at Memory Square Park. If you have not yet purchased your team suit please go to Colorado Swim Shop this week! Louisville Dolphins swim caps can be purchased through our online store HERE.
WEATHER - Sometimes we are forced to cancel practices due to the weather. We will try to inform you as soon as possible by sending you a quick text message (SMS cell phone number MUST be verified in the system) and email. You can also call our rain line at 303-952-5036 but please do not leave a message.
LOST & FOUND - We haven’t even started our regular season and we already have an abundance of lost & found. To help minimize this please put your swimmer’s name on their suits, towels, fins, etc. Please instruct your child to check around them before leaving the pool deck and locker room to make sure they have all of their belongings. You may also check our lost & found bins on the shelves in the guard office.
If you have any questions that you cannot find the answer to on our website please email them to [email protected].
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