WHITE AND BLUE NEWSLETTER

         
   
 
White and Blue Newsletter
(July 23, 2021)
Coach Chris
 
Coach Chris' Shout Out
 
This week my shout out goes to all those swimmers moving to the Silver Group.....we had a great run.  Some of you have been with me for four years, starting in the White Group.  I'm sure you are happy to be out of my jurisdiction, so to speak, but everyone of you will be missed.....even though you all are a bunch of slackers.  Folks, this is the toughest part of my job.....having to let go of my swimmers.
 
And (a double shout out), to all of you who will be staying in the White and Blue Groups.....this is the best part of my job.  You are now the top dogs, and I am counting on you to be great leaders for our incoming new members.  To me, leadership is your most important role......I know you will keep with tradition and do an outstanding job.  
 
From Coach Kevan and Coach Chris
 
For those of you who are moving to the Silver Group, please know and understand the expectations have just gone up, especially with dedication to practice.....attendance (this is huge), being prepared everyday (equipment, punctuality, and attitude), and ability to keep pace (making the required interval times without sitting out).  All of these go together......as I like to say, "Don't be a lane buster."  Swim meet expectations will also increase.  I know I'm pretty tough on swimmers with the same expectations in the Blue Group (for a reason.....to get you ready for Silver, but most importantly Senior swimming).  Let's just say, as you move to the Silver Group, the cuteness has worn off.  
 
If you feel you might have a problem meeting these expectations, let's have that conversation now instead of mid-year when Coach Kevan is calling you out.....and he will.  Coach Kevan and I are always available.
 
Practice Schedule
 
No Dryland
  • No dryland for both groups next week, July 26-29
Blue Groupers
  • This is our last week of Long Course.  Let's have another big turnout for our Wednesday Lowry practice (one final tune up before State).  Actually, I would like to see big turnouts for all practices, and I could care less if you didn't qualify for State.....get your booty to practice.  We are a TEAM and everyone in the group makes a difference.
  • State swimmers should try to attend every practice.....Thursday's practice will be a meet warm up with some fun included.

White Groupers

  • Same goes for our White Groupers.....get yourself to practice.  Mostly, we just like seeing you....you make our day.
  • White Groupers who will be going to the State Meet....you are more than welcome to attend our Wednesday, Lowry practice.
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
White
Practice: 4:30-5:30pm
at Regis
White
Practice: 6:00-7:00pm
at Regis
White
4:30-5:30pm
at Regis
White
Practice: 6:00-7:00pm
at Regis
 
Blue
Practice: 5:00-6:30pm
Blue
4:30-6:00pm
at Regis
Blue and White Groupers who are going to State
Practice: 4:00-5:30pm
at Lowry
Blue
4:30-6:00pm
at Regis
Blue
No Practice due to the State Swim Meet
 
Last Day of Practice for the 2021 Season
  • Our last day of practice will be Thursday, July 29.  Please enjoy a practice free August. 
  • I have had several parents ask me if I would do lessons with their child during our time off.  I appreciate your enthusiasm and support, but sorry, I'm taking the month off.....as should our swimmers.  If you are going to a pool in August, be a kid and have some fun!
​ Swim Meets
 
2021 Long Course 12 & Under State Meet
 
I have stuck with this theme throughout my 25 plus years of coaching.....this is "Your Time."  This is your time to shine.....you've earned it!  Basically, I become a spectator at the State meet, and I ask parents to do the same.  I want the kids to enjoy the moment....and this is their moment.  The work is done, so now I get to sit back, relax (which is pretty much impossible for me to do at a championship meet), and watch you do your thing.  I will be your biggest cheerleader!
  • July 30 - August 1
  • EPIC, Fort Collins
  • Entries are closed and official
  • For those swimmers who over-entered, or I over-entered you....take a look at the psych sheet (should be posted by Tuesday) and decide which event(s) to scratch.  Please note....3 events per day, 7 total for the meet.  Scratches need to be turned in by midnight on Wednesday, July 28 to [email protected]
2021-2022 Registration
 
Online Registration will open Friday, July 23 through July 30, 2021. This is for all current active members in good standing. 
To register, click the Team Registration TAB (this will be activated July 23) on the DSA home page
  • Swimmers who know they will not be returning, please contact me immediately (this will help me with our tryout swimmers).
  • All past due balances will be required to be paid in full at the time of registration. 
  • DSA will open registration to new swimmers based on space availability August 6, 2021
  • $400 per family annual DSA Registration fee
  • $78 Per swimmer annual USA Swimming Registration fee
  • First practice of the 2021-2022 Season will be Tuesday, September 7