Next week at Delaware Swim Team: 11/22-11/28

Delaware Swim Team Office
Happy Thanksgiving!  Here's what's happening next week at Delaware Swim Team:
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
PS DUPONT PRACTICE SCHEDULE
FIRST STATE CUP & FIRST STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CUP
ROBERT HORNSLETH MINI MEET
GATOR CLASSIC
RMSC HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
TEAM GEAR ORDERS
FOOD DRIVE
 
 
PRACTICE CHANGES
 
After last night's Flyers game team event, the Thursday practice schedule at New Castle is available tonight at New Castle.  Mighty swimmers may practice from 5:15-7:00 PM, Wonder swimmers may practice from 5:15-6:45 PM, and Mini swimmers may practice from 5:30-6:30 PM, all at New Castle.  Splash swimmers from PS DuPont may practice at Pike Creek from 4:30-5:30 PM, and Dash swimmers from PS DuPont may practice at Pike Creek from 5:30-6:30 PM.
 
Delaware Swim Team will be following the Thanksgiving week practice schedule.  Please follow this practice schedule next week, until normal practices resume on Saturday the 27th.
 
Looking further down the road, there may be practice changes at one or more practice sites for Thursday through Saturday, December 2-4, due to the Gator Classic meet.  Any practice changes will be mentioned in next week's weekly newsletter.  After that, there may also be practice changes at one or more practice sites for Thursday through Saturday, December 9-11, due to the RMSC Holiday Invitational meet.  Any practice changes for that week will be in the weekly newsletter two weeks from now.
 
The practice schedule at PS DuPont has been modified to reflect required changes from the school district.  The practice times for PS DuPont are outlined below in the next section.  These practices will start up again on Monday, November 29, after we follow the Thanksgiving week practice schedule, linked above.
 
 
PS DUPONT PRACTICE SCHEDULE
 
The new practice schedule for PS DuPont has begun, and will continue while high school season continues through to late February.  Here are the practice times for PS DuPont, until late February:
 
~ Green, Gold: 6:15 PM - 8:15 PM
~ Mighty Dawgs: 6:15 PM - 8:00 PM
~ Wonder Dawgs: 6:15 PM - 7:45 PM
~ Mini Mutts: 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
~ Splash, Dash: 6:15PM - 7:15 PM (Tuesdays/Thursdays only)
 
We are sorry for the inconvenience, and appreciate your cooperation.
 
 
FIRST STATE CUP & FIRST STATE DEVELOPMENTAL CUP
 
 
Great job by everyone at the First State Cup and First State Developmental Cup!
 
Individual entry fees, with a $10 coaching fee included for a team-hosted meet, have been invoiced, and will be autobilled on December 1 with group dues.
 
Volunteer points have been placed in accounts.  Please double-check your volunteer points earned at these meets, by going into your account at delawareswimteam.com (in the upper right corner), then going to My Account>Invoices & Payments>gray "Service Hours" tab.  Please email Coach Matt at [email protected] if you notice any discrepancies.
 
 
ROBERT HORNSLETH MINI MEET
 
 
The Robert Hornsleth Memorial Mini Meet is a mini meet for 8 & unders on Friday, December 3.  The meet is hosted by MSA, and is at Malvern Prep in Malvern, PA.  This meet is open only to Competitive Program swimmers.  The deadline to sign up has passed.
 
 
GATOR CLASSIC
 
 
The Gator Classic is a mid-season championship meet for swimmers who do not qualify for the RMSC Holiday Invitational, or swimmers who do not have many events for the RMSC Holiday Invitational.  The deadline to sign up for the meet has passed.
 
There are relays for this meet.  Relays have been entered where there are enough swimmers in the session.  All relays will be swum in prelims.  Please plan on having your swimmer stay for the entire session, until the coaching staff has finalized the relays for that session.
 
 
RMSC HOLIDAY INVITATIONAL
 
 
The RMSC Holiday Invitational is Thursday through Sunday, December 9-12, at the Germantown Indoor Aquatic Center in Boyds, Maryland.  This meet is open only to qualified swimmers.  An eligibility report, with First State Cup and First State Developmental Cup results included, is linked above.
 
The deadline to sign up for the meet is Friday, November 26.
 
 
TEAM GEAR ORDERS
 
Team swim suits have arrived for swimmers who registered before September 30.  Suits from this order have been distributed to swimmers.  A second order for swimmers in the Competitive Program who registered after September 30 will be submitted after Thanksgiving.
 
A bulk clothing order has also been placed.  This bulk order is now tentatively scheduled to arrive in early December.
 
 
FOOD DRIVE
 
Delaware Swim Team is participating in a food drive with Delaware Swim School.  The drive benefits Forget-Me-Not Families of Delaware.  Please bring non-perishable food items to either the New Castle or Pike Creek location by Thursday, November 18.  Donations can also be brought to the swim school location in Lantana Square in Hockessin.
 
 
Thanks,
The Delaware Swim Team coaching staff