Synchro Schedule 2018
April 17/Apr 19/April 24/April 26
6:00-7:30pm Cottage Pool
Pre-Season Practice &Team Building Clinic
April 30 Official Season Start
Novice Schedule Intermediate Schedule
May 4th 6:30pm @Cottage Pool
Ice Cream Social/Orientation
May 6 9:00am-3:00 pm @Auburn Pool
May 9 6:30pm Cottage Pool
Synchro Parent Meeting
May 18 5:30pm Cottage Pool
May 28 Memorial Day - No Practice
May 30 5:30 pm @ Cottage Pool
June 8 FEC @ Sunrise 5:00 pm Rusch Park Pool
June 11 @ Cottage
Morning Practice Begins
Novice Schedule Intermediate Schedule
June 13 Cordova @ FEC 5:00pm Cottage Pool
June 18 FEC @ Auburn 5:00pm Auburn Pool
June 20 Swim-A-Lap / Spaghetti Feed (Practice schedule may be modified: TBA) 6:00pm Cottage Pool
June 27 Davis @ FEC 5:00pm Cottage Pool
June 29 7:00pm @ Cottage
July 4th – No Practice
July 7 Aquacade 6:00pm Cottage Pool
July 10 Spirit Picnic (Practice schedule may be modified: TBA) 6:00pm Cottage Pool
July 20 Championships Figures TBA (pm) Davis Pool
July 21 Championships Routine Practice TBA TBA
July 22 Championships Routines TBA (am) Davis Pool
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SYNCHRO Meets What to Expect
Coaches will determine who swims which events at meets, according to individual goals, abilities and what’s best for the team. Everyone has a place on the team and is important to our success,and we hope that every swimmer will be able to make every meet.
If your swimmer is unable to attend any given meet, please sign out of that meet as soon as possible. If it is a last minute change of plans, or illness, etc. email the coach at TBA.. If a swimmer does not show up to a meet without letting the coaches know ahead of time, it often necessitates changing the entire meet sheet prior to the start of the meet. This is not fair to the other swimmers on either team, and we run the risk of delaying the start of the meet. Check-in time for home meets is 5:00 PM, and 4:45 PM for away meets. Please be sure to check in as soon as you walk in the gate, so the coaches will know you’re there.
Warm-ups are mandatory. They are a vital component to each swimmers safety while in the water. Please be prepared to enter the water when you arrive at the meet.
During the meet, swimmers should stay in their team area.
Good sportsmanship is good team spirit. Encourage fellow teammates, but please no poolside cheering during figures. Don’t forget to let other swimmers know that they had a good swim. Have fun at the meets and do your best!
Q: "How do I sign up for the meet?"
A: All swimmers are automatically signed up for all meets, but only 40 swimmers can participate. The coaching staff may use other criteria to decide who swims each meet such as practice behavior, attitude, and experience. If you are unavailable to participate in a meet please inform your coach in writing.
|Q: “What time should we arrive at the meet?”
||A: Please arrive at 5:00 PM for home meets, and 4:45 PM for away meets. REMEMBER TO CHECK IN with a coach immediately upon arriving at the pool! We start warm-ups immediately, so all swimmers should be in their suits and ready to enter the pool when they arrive. The routines are first, then novices, followed by intermediates.
|Q: "What do I do when I get to the meet?”
|A: When you arrive at the pool, after your swimmer has checked in with a coach, help your him/her get sunscreen, cap and goggles together for warm ups. Listen for the coaches who will call the swimmers to the pool area for warm ups. There are parents who have been at many meets; they are a great resource for new families!
|Q: “What happens if our plans change?”
||A: We plan on your attendance at every meet. This is really important in planning routines, so be considerate of your coaches & teammates. If a change of plans come up prior to the meet, please email Shelby immediately. If there is a last minute emergency or illness, etc., please contact _____________________
|Q: "Who gets ribbons?"
A: Swimmers placing in the top six for their age group receive ribbons. The ribbons are awarded at the end of each meet.
Each swimmer will receive a participatory medal at the Awards ceremony at the end of the season. Swimmers who place in the top ten at Champs will also receive medals. In addition, there are several other awards given at the end of the season by the coaches.
|Q: "What is the end of the season awards ceremony?"
||A: At the end of the season al swimmers will receive a trophy for participation. The Coaching staff also chooses individual swimmers to award other trophies in areas like: most improved, best attitude, etc.
|Q: "What/where is my mailbox"
||A: The ‘mailboxes’ are a set of hanging folders in a plastic box. There is one folder per family, labeled by the swimmers’ last names, not individual swimmers. The folders are wheeled out from the garage (next to the lifeguard office) and can usually be found at the bottom of the diving board or on the grass. You or your swimmer are responsible to check this box daily.
|Q: "If I have a question during the meet, who do I ask?"
||A: There are a lot of experienced parents at meets to ask. Most team parents should be able to answer your question or should be able to point you to a board member who can.
|Q: What age group will my swimmer participate with?
||A: The “age up” date is June 15th. Groups are 8 and under, 9-18 years, and Intermediates include all age groups.
|Q: When are practices?
||A: Evening practices begin Monday April 24. Morning practices are optional and begin on Monday June 12 Go to Synchro Practice Schedule for specifics.
|Q: How many practices do we need to attend?
|A: Swimmers are encouraged to attend practice every day. We realize this is not always convenient or even possible, so we suggest that you try to make at least 3 practices per week.
|Q: When are the meets?
A: The meet schedule begins with Mock Meet on Wed May 31 5:30pm. The Mock Meet serves many purposes. 1) It allows coaches to evaluate swimmers. 2) It provide swimmers a chance to get familiar with how a meet runs. 3) It provides an opportunity to see how the figures will be judged 4) It gives new parents an dry run for the many jobs that each meet requires.
The full meet schedule can be seen under Meets/Events and Calendar online, and in the Parent Handbook. Meets are on Wednesday evenings, lasting until about 9 pm. Championships are a 2 day event, lasting all day, both days.
|Q: Is it ok to leave a meet early?
A: Please stay til the end of the meets if you can, to show team spirit and cheer your teammates on. If you must leave early, please let a coach know.
|Q: How do we manage summer vacations around the meet schedule?
||A: Just sign out (online) of any meets that you will be unable to attend, letting us know as soon as possible. Swimmers are required by the League to participate in at least 2 league meets during the season in order to be eligible to swim at Champs, so plan accordingly.
|Q: What is Champs?
||A: Champs is the V.F.C.A.L Championship Meet for our Conference. This year the event runs from July 14 & 16 and will be at Sunrise. Champs is the culminating event of the meet season. It runs from Saturday morning through Sunday evening. It’s a lot of fun, and a lot of work. We will need all parents to lend a hand in order to make the weekend work!