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Swim Team Info

 

2021

  Parent Reps:  Julie Hobbs and Colleen Lehmkuhl: 314-791-3101

Coaches:  Jessica, Kian and Nick

 

ALL PRACTICES AND MEETS WILL ADHERE TO ALL COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS AND REGULATIONS.

Practices begin on Monday, June 7, 2021.

NEW THIS YEAR ONLY!!!! 19 year olds that missed their last year of swim 2020 are able to join swim this year! (Only rule is you must have been on the roster in 2019)

MEDICAL RELEASE FORM REQUIRED FORMS BEFORE A SWIMMER CAN ENTER THE POOL. These are not part of registration. You need to print a paper form and turn it in. Click Here to download and print the form.

 

NEW TEAM SUITS this year and are available for purchase at B&B Aquatics for the 2021-2022 summer season.  B&B Aquatics in Des Peres: 1163 Colonnade Center (off of Manchester Road, just east of Ballas)

314-821-7946 www.bbaquatics.com

Meets/Work duties

Swim Meets cannot happen without parent participation! Each family is required to fulfill all the assigned family duties.  The total number of duties will be figured out at the beginning of the swim season. We have to see total number of swimmers and jobs before we are 100% certain.  THIS IS REQUIRED FROM ALL FAMILIES.  

We ask that all families sign up for their work duties by June 25th. If  you have any questions/issues, please contact us asap. Any family not signed up for their work duties by this date will have them assigned. 

Additional info:

* If you cannot fulfill your assigned work duty, please make every effort to find a replacement.

* All families are required to work at the BLUE AND WHITE MEET

* Families with swimmers 10 and under MUST work at least one bullpen duty during the regular season.

* Each family who has swimmers in the conference meets are required to complete a work duty.

Rainout Policy: If an event is rained out your work assignment must be made up when the event is rescheduled. If you are not available to work at the rescheduled swim, it is your responsibility to find an individual to work for you and notify the Parent Rep of your replacement. If the event is not rescheduled, the work assignment is counted toward your total number of required work assignments.

Alcohol Policy: While alcohol is allowed on Chadwick property, drinking of alcoholic beverages is prohibited by any meet worker during any sanctioned event. If you choose to split a work assignment with your spouse, both parents are prohibited from drinking alcoholic beverages during the meet. If you are not working and choose to drink, please drink responsibly.

Sportsmanship Policy: Chadwick takes great pride in our swim team, individual accomplishment and good sportsmanship. Unsportsmanlike conduct by any adult or child is strictly prohibited. This includes any behavior (verbal or physical) that could be considered inappropriate. Possible consequences include individual and/or team fines and suspension from future Chadwick or Gateway League events.

Ribbon Information

CHADWICK SWIM TEAM PICTURE DAY:

June 23, 2021 --> Individual pictures at 8:00am. Team pic is at 8:30am.

FUN SWIM PRACTICE DAYS (Dates Subject to Change)

June 18 - Hawaiian Day (12 & under) & Survivor Day (13 and up)

JULY 9 - Christmas in July 9 (12 & under) & Scavenger Hunt (13 and up)

 

2021 MEET SCHEDULE:

June 14 - Blue and White Meet at Chadwick

June 21 - Bye

June 28- Robinwood @ Chadwick (HOME MEET)

July 5 - Chadwick @ Castle Pines

July 12-  Village of Cherry Hills @ Chadwick (HOME MEET)

July 19-  Chadwick @ West Glen

 

MEET INFORMATION:

Declaring your Swimmers: EACH swimmer MUST be declared for EACH meet before NOON on the WEDNESDAY before said meet.  This is done via your Chadwick/Unify Website (sign in), and it allows coaches to know who will be at the meet.  There is a deadline from GATEWAY as to when the meet has to be set up/finalized, and so to comply with that and help the meets run smoothly this is a STRICT deadline!  You can declare your swimmers for all of the meets at the beginning of the season (if you're afraid you'll forget each week). If you don't know how to do this PLEASE DON'T HESITATE TO ASK (the parent rep, coaches, and most vetran swim parent will be happy to help)!!

 

***IF YOUR CHILD BECOMES SICK ON THE DAY OF THE MEET please let one of the coaches or Colleen know as soon as possible .***

 

What do I need to bring?

For your swimmers : chair (camping/lawn chair style),  towel(s), swim cap, an extra pair of goggles, water, snacks, and something for your swimmers to do between their races (coloring books, playing cards, books, waterproof games, etc).  Your swimmer is required to sit in their bullpen through the duration of the meet. They will need something to keep them occupied!  If you have a 6 and under kickboarder, you can pick them up after their event. Please check on your children throughout the evening to make sure they have enough water, food, etc. so they aren’t asking to leave the bullpen area. When they are finished swimming for the evening and they have checked with the coach, they are ready to be picked up from the bullpen and can sit with you or another family member.

For you : chairs and cash for concessions (not necessary, but often helpful).

 

THE BABY POOL WILL BE CLOSED DURING THE MEET. THIS IS A POOL RULE DUE TO SAFETY CONCERNS. PLEASE EXPLAIN THIS TO YOUR CHILD BEFORE THE MEET.

 

Swimmers need to arrive at 4:45 so they can begin warm ups at 5:00. The meet will start at 5:30.  This is subject to change depending on the pool. Please double check the swimmer signup and see emails for more specific times.

 

When can I leave? *PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE THE MEET WITHOUT CHECKING WITH A COACH*

We often have to move a swimmer into a relay or another event. There are no relay events at the Blue and White meet, but it is good to remember for all other meets.

 

Work Duties

Please pay attention to your work duty start time (see Swim Team Work Duty Info). Unless you have a specific time noted (concession, computer, etc.), please report at  5:00 pm . Timers will have a time meeting at 5:00. You will need to check in with Julie or Colleen and get a name tag. If you don't sign up for work duty, you will be assigned to a work duty so please check your assignment before the meet. If you have ANY questions please don't hesitate to reach out to the parent reps!! IF YOU WILL BE LATE, please let us know by text or email. Thank you!

 

Spirit wear: Watch for emails/information about a Chadwick SPIRITWEAR order (there is only ONE order each season).  Spirit wear preview and order forms will be emailed at a later date.

Chadwick swim caps will be for sale for $10/each. Please see Jen Sullivan to purchase one.

 

CONCESSION STAND: The concessions will look different for 2021. More to come for what you can find at the concession stand this year!

 

What events will my child be swimming?

Heat sheets will be attached to the Monday email! Heat sheets will not be available to purchase at the meet. Bullpen workers will be provided a heat sheet. Everyone else will need to print a copy so you have your swimmers event/heat/lane information prior to arriving.  It is also very helpful to write your child’s name on their shoulder and events/heat/lane on arms with a sharpie (see link below for more info). If you are new, someone in the bullpen can help you out. Swim Meet Race Arm Info!

     

PRACTICE TIMES

 

9-12 year olds       7:30 - 8:30

13 and overs         8:30 - 9:30

7 and 8                  9:30 - 10:15

6 and under          10:15 - 11:00

 

At the discretion of our coaching staff, your child may be moved to a

different group, based on ability.

I will communicate changes in practices due to weather using email. You can also check Chadwick's Facebook page to see if anyone has commented about the weather.