WEEKDAY PRACTICES AT SVSTC, MILL VALLEY:
Monday through Friday practices take place at Scott Valley Swimming & Tennis Club’s pool.
8&Under Age Group 4:00PM-4:45PM
9-10 Age Group 4:45PM-6:00PM
11-12 Age Group 6:00PM-7:30PM
WEEKDAY PRACTICES AT SVSTC: SATURDAY PRACTICES at COLLEGE OF MARIN’S INDIAN VALLEY CAMPUS, NOVATO:
Saturday morning practices are held at College of Marin’s Indian Valley Campus pool in Novato.
First Mates (8&Under Age Group) 10:00AM-11:00AM
Buccaneers (9-10 Age Group) 10:00AM-11:30AM
Captains (11&Up Age Group) 10:00AM–12:00PM
Always double-check the practice schedule by logging onto the Marin Pirates website and clicking the “Calendar” tab.
Every swimmer is encouraged (but not required) to participate in at least one of the available team effort meets. We will also have additional in-house Time Trials at the Kentfield pool (dates TBA). We would love to see your swimmer at as many meets as possible! Competing at meets is the best way for your swimmer to improve their racing skills and gain confidence, as well as for our coaches to help them improve their technique. The Swim Meet Guide will help you and your swimmer navigate the meet process from beginning to end. All meets listed will be coach attended.
If you need help with registering your swimmer for a meet, please feel free to contact Tom Sweeney at email@example.com He will be happy to guide you through the process.
USA SWIM MEET SCHEDULE
The Marin Pirates meet schedule can be found on the Marin Pirates website under the events tab. Scott Valley Marin Pirates plan to have strong appearances at the Napa Valley meet on 11/11-11/12 and the San Ramon Valley Aquatics meet on 12/09-12/10.
We are required to fill timing shifts at the meets we attend. This is an easy job that requires no previous experience. It helps to select your shift as soon as possible so you can coordinate it with your swimmer’s events. You may also want to bring a spouse or friend to the meet who can help your swimmer get to his or her events during your shift.
To sign up for a timing shift for a meet your swimmer is attending:
1. Log onto your account on the Marin Pirate website
2. Under “Events” select the meet you are attending
3. Click on “Job Sign-Ups”
4. Click on the box next to the timing slot you choose
Scott Valley Marin Pirates should come to practice prepared with suit, cap, goggles, and fins. Caps and goggles may be purchased at the front desk.
All swimmers should wear a Marin Pirates team cap and a Marin Pirates team suit or a black Speedo swim suit (although this is not required). Speedo is our team sponsor. They provide our team with over $5,000 of equipment each year. It is also very nice to have Marin Pirates sweats and/or a Marin Pirates parka at meets and after practices to keep warm!
Marin Pirates team apparel may be ordered directly online from NorCal Swim Shop.
You can find out how to do this on the Marin Pirates website. Simply click on the “Scott Valley Age Group” drop down tab and select “Equipment/Clothes” to see the instructions
Please remember to log onto your account on the Marin Pirates website and check to make sure your e-mail addresses are correct. There is a box next to each e-mail address you have entered. Please click on that to confirm. This will also ensure that you receive all of the Marin Pirate newsletters. If you have not received a log-in password, please contact Tom Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARKING at Scott Valley Swimming & Tennis Club
Club members may park in the upper parking lot, lower parking lot, or on the street. Non-members may park in the lower parking lot or on the street. Due to the single entry and the shared use nature of the club, all swim team families are encouraged to drop-off their swimmers on the street to minimize traffic in the club’s parking lots.
PARKING at College of Marin’s Indian Valley College
Free parking in Lot 6 (at the end of the road, near the ball fields and corporation yard).
Please do not drive across the creek bridge to drop your swimmers off
Non-lot 6 parking: $5.00
Our team often has to meet requirements on the number of officials that we bring to a meet. We are always on the edge of having sufficient credentialed officials. Any parents who are interested in becoming officials or who are current officials who wish to renew and/or learn another job (starter, referee, etc.) please contact Warren at email@example.com.
If you have any friends who you think may have swimmers interested in participating this session, please encourage them to come to a practice to try it out. They can also contact Warren Lager for more information. He may be reached at 415-898-0249 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking forward to a great season! Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.