May 29, 2019

Pictures are Friday, May 31 at Winrock.  Please arrive by 4:45 pm so we can take the team picture right at 5:00 pm.  We will be handing out team shirts as you come in for your picture.  Please write your swimmers name on the shirt as they all look alike.  The shirts are red and black with white writing on them, if you want to coordinate your shorts. There will be picture forms at Winrock in your family folder.  We are looking for a few parent volunteers to help organize the kids.  Please signup on Team Unify.

We will have the team cookout right after pictures, please remember to bring an item.  If your families last name starts with the following letter please bring:

A-E Sides (Salads, Fruit, Veggies...)

F-L Chips

M-R Drinks (Water, Juice, Sports Drinks...)

S-Z Desserts

We are also looking for a few volunteers to help the cookout run smoothly, you can sign-up on Team Unify for this as well.  The pool will be open for swimming, bring suits, towels & chairs.  This if for the entire family!

Black & Red practice groups have dryland as part of their practice starting Monday, June 3, please make sure your swimmer has gym shoes & shorts for this. Tuesdays when we have a meet and all Fridays, are Fun Friday, we do not have dryland.  The Black Group will be done practicing at 9:15 & the Red Group starts at 9:15 on Tuesdays & Fridays.

This Saturday, June 1, is our Intra-Squad meet.  The deadline to sign your swimmer up is tonight, May 29 at midnight.  We are still in need of volunteers to make this meet run quickly & smoothly, please sign up for a job if you have a swimmer in the meet.  Thank you if you have already signed up.

Our first dual meet is at Home against Cary on Tuesday, June 4.  The deadline to sign your swimmer up is Thursday May 30 at midnight.  I will send out more information regarding the meet on Monday, June 3rd.

When the coaches are working on a meet it may take us several days to enter the information.  If you look at Team Unify before we are done it may look a little odd.  An email will be sent out when the process is complete and your swimmers events are finalized.  As some of you know this can change at the last minute due to illness or family emergencies.  Please look right before you head out to the swim meet for any last minute changes and write your swimmers events on their hands with a Sharpie.  This way once Heat Sheets are up the swimmers can find their heats & lanes quicker.

The sign-up for Lemon Shake-Ups is open!  This is a huge fund raiser for the Otters and great team & family bonding!  Bring your friends, family and swimmers and have some fun!  When signing up on Team Unify remember we love to have kids help with dishes and attracting customers however, the names in the spots must be an incoming Freshman in High School this fall or older.  

If you are interested in becoming an Official just for the home Otters meet, John Williams will be hosting an Officials training on Saturday, June 1 after the Intra-Squad meet, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Civic Center.  This would enable you to be a stroke & turn Official (level 1) at our home meets only. Please signup on Team Unify using your swimmers name and add your name in the notes section. This is a great way to see the meet up close and fulfill your volunteer requirements.

Don't cook tonight, head over to Potbelly's in Oswego between 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, show them the attached Flyer on your phone and 25% of the sale will go to the Otters!  Hope to see lots of Otter families there!