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July/August 2019 NEWSLETTER

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Jul 19, 2019

DCS Newsletter

July/August 2019


Swimmers excel at Dynamo End of Season: Now ON TO STATES

The regular Long Course season concluded with significant time drops, many personal best times and some great races at the Dynamo pool last weekend. Congratulations to everyone that participated as the event showcased the hard work of our Stingrays.

Several swimmers achieved state qualifying times and are competing this weekend at the GA Age Group Long Course Championships at Georgia Tech or will travel to the Senior State Championship at the University of Georgia at the end of the month.

A giant high five to Addison Cheatwood (age 9) who nailed her first state cut!! Addison is joined by Ian Baldassarri, Charlie Bartlett, Vito Cappiello, Logan Doyle, Naim Foster, Eduardo Lozano in achieving a combined 26 individual qualifying times for Age Group Long Course States. Matias Navarro and Owen Atwell earned a spot to represent DCS in four relay teams. Congrats to Shuaib Foster as well who qualified for Age Group States but is not competing.

Senior swimmers Maria Grishkovets, Ana Rolka, Bailey Oliver, Danielle Melilli and Nick Wilson will travel to UGA next weekend to compete at Sr States. Good luck to all and swim fast!

DCS 2019-20 Annual Registration Now Open

DCS Annual Registration for 2019-20 short and long course season (Sept 2019-Aug 2020) is open! Registration must be completed by all returning swimmers by September 15th.The non-refundable Annual Registration fee of $135 includes:  required USA/GA Swimming Membership,  the annual DCS sponsor t-shirt and a silicone DCS team swim cap. Remember, the Annual Registration fee is separate from monthly tuition. All returning swimmers are required to complete this annual registration process. Swimmers new to DCS this season pay $150 for 3 shirts, a cap and USA/GA Swimming registration.

A well deserved rest break …then Fall practice starts Aug 12th

Friday, July 26th will be our last practice of the summer season! DCS practice will pause so our swimmers can prepare for the start of school and squeeze in some last minute summer fun.

Regular practice will resume for all groups on Monday, August 12th. The fall practice schedule is attached and will be updated on the DCS website soon. 

*Note* Senior/Elite and Masters swimmers will begin 5 AM practice in first week of September.

Fall/Winter Swim Meet Schedule Coming Soon

Yes, DCS will be going back to the Auburn Invitational on October 25-27! Mark your calendar. Coach Jarrod is finalizing additional meet opportunities and will post the complete Fall/Winter meet schedule as soon as possible so everyone can plan.

2019 Fall/Winter Kickoff (and the dreaded DUNK TANK) is August 17th

Last August, we established the short course season with DCS Relaunch, a fun few hours of team building on a Saturday afternoon. We will continue this event in 2019 with the DCS Fall/Winter Kickoff on Saturday, August 17th from 11am to 2pm at the BWAC. All swimmers and families are encouraged and welcome to attend! We will have food and games for everyone and will share some insight to the upcoming year. It’s a great team building event and a lot of fun. Please indicate if you plan to attend by selecting "edit committment" then "attend" or "decline" in the DCS Team Event calendar or by clicking here.

Moonlight Fun Run and Chill Cookoff in October

DCS will participate in the annual Moonlight 5k and 1 mile fun run as well as the Chili Cookoff in downtown Douglasville on October 19th. This event will be a great opportunity for “out of the pool” fun and a great way to showcase our swimmers! More info to follow.

Safe Sport Training and Mandatory Team Meeting coming in September

As a USA Swimming member club, DCS is required to provide Safe Sport training to all of our parents and swimmers each year. Our mandatory meeting will be held in early September and will also include a “state of the team” report from Coach Jarrod and the Board of Directors. We will have lots of great information to share, much of which is a direct result of your feedback from our DCS Team Survey.  Date and more info to follow soon.

Be a DCS Team Sponsor for 2019/2020

Did you know that this past season DCS Swimming produced a USA Futures qualifier and GHSA State Champion, three USA Sectionals qualifiers, five Age Group National Swim Club Association qualifiers, and fifteen Sr and Age Group States qualifiers? Did you know that DCS Masters program taught 4 adults how to swim? Did you know DCS helped keep over 100 kids and adults healthy and aerobically fit?

Suggest a DCS team sponsorship to businesses you know. Sponsorships help us expand our competitive swimming and fitness program to our community!
Sponsors will be featured prominently on the 2019-20 DCS annual sponsorship shirt, a new design every year! Swimmers will first wear the new shirt at the Chili Cookoff and Moonlight Run team event in October!

For specific information about Sponsorship opportunities and incentives, please contact us at douglascountystingrays@gmail.com or check out the “Support DCS” tab on the website (coming soon).

Mark Your Calendar:
July 26: last day of summer practice
August 12: first day of fall practice schedule
August 17: 2019 Fall/Winter kickoff
early September: Mandatory team meeting TBA
October 19: Moonlight 5k, Fun Run and Chili Cookoff