Georgia Swimming

November Newsletter

Amanda WRA Assistant

November Calendar

High School Meet: November 4th 
No practice due to the NHS Invite that will be held at WRA pool on Fiday, November 4th. Silver swimmers are welcome to attend Saturday morning Gold/Platinum practice from 9-10.

Marlins Invite: November 18th-20th (Registration deadline: November 6th)
Marrietta, GA. This meet is open to all Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum swimmers, as well as 8 & Under Blue swimmers (9& Over Blue swimmers with a participating sibling may attend with advance approval). See details and sign up here.

Thanksgiving Break: November 23rd-25th
We are thankful for all of our swim families! No afternoon practices. Enjoy your break.

Wednesday morning, November 23rd, Gold and Platinum will practice from 8-10 AM and Silver will practice from 9-10.

Senior State: December 2nd-4th (registration deadline: November 21st)
This meet has qualifying standards. See times here

Lanier Aquatics Winter Invite: December 16th-18th (Registration deadline: December 1st) 
Prelim/Finals meet. Details TBA. Save the date and watch for details to be posted later this month.


USA Swimming Registration

In the past, WRA registered athletes when they attended their first "away" (non-home) meet. USA Swimming has recently rolled out a new, online registration system and parents are now required to complete the separate USA Swimming registration for their athletes. 

  • If your swimmer has not previously attended an away meet in 2022, you will need to complete an online USA Swimming registration prior to attending any future away meets. An email has been sent to all Silver, Gold, and Platinum swimmers, with a link to the registration site. An email will be sent to all Bronze and Blue swimmers prior to attending their first away meet.
  • If your swimmer has already attended away meets, they are eligible to continue attending meets through the end of 2022, but will need to be registered with USA Swimming prior to their first meet of 2023. Another email will be sent prior to the end of the year, along with step-by-step instructions for 2023 registrations, to all currently registered athletes.



If you are interested in our lesson program, you can find more information and sign up for our contact list by clicking here.


A Note from the Coach: Parent Meetings


As a reminder, on chilly days swimmers should not arrive any earlier than necessary to be on-time for their practice group.

At this time, we are planning to practice without the bubble again this winter. We had many favorable responses to practicing without the bubble the last two years, and believe things should run just as smoothly again, but we will put up the bubble if the winter trends colder than previous years.  In the meantime, we will have propane heaters on the pool deck. Be sure to bring plenty of towels, a parka/robe/sweats, and any other items that will help keep your swimmers warm before entering and after exiting the pool. 

We hope to schedule a couple of home meets through the winter, if we see any warm days in the forecast that don't present schedule conflicts.

At this point in the season, we are focusing on:

  • Increasing intensity
  • Technique, technique, technique
  • Developing good attendance habits and consistent training



New Year's Kickoff
January 7th-8th

Famous Last Words
February 3rd-5th

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Committee Corner: Officials

Want to get more involved in the sport? Become a USA Swimming official. Officials are given access to swim meets, even when spectators are not allowed, and it will help our team prepare to host meets when the new pool is built.

Email Amanda for more details and help getting started.



U.S. Masters Swimming 

Parents: Do you love swimming and wish you could train and compete with a team? Our Masters team is growing, and looking to add new team members! 

Visit our Masters Swimming page for more details.



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