High Tides team update

RJ Greseth

Swimmers and Parents,

We have had a great start to our season!  All of our 45 registered swimmers have acclimated quickly to our new enhanced protocols, and are responding well to practice routines and the increasing workloads.  Everyone's strokes are looking good, and we are starting build into some speed work, which is good to see.

Minnesota Mask Mandate
Starting next week, a statewide mask mandate goes into affect, concerning all indoor public places, and outdoor spaces where 6 feet of distance cannot be maintained.  Beacause of this, I am reminding everyone that as part of our pandemic protocol, our practices are not open to the public. All of our practices are closed sessions. Only Swimmers, Coaches, and Volunteers will be allowed into the building through the pool access doors.  Also, it is important when entering and exiting the pool and during dryland sessions that we are diligent about giving our teammates their 6 feet of 'personal space'.

Mums fundraiser.
Our annual mums fundraiser is now underway!  There are order form packets at the pool and posted on our website.  All completed forms need to be returned on August 11/12, and the mums will be available for pickup on September 14th from 1-5pm. All the information is included in the packets.

August Schedule
For the first two weeks of August, we will be continuing practices as scheduled.  Starting on August 17th, the Tigersharks should be using the pool for their fall swim season.  I am holding off on publishing the time changes until the Governer and the School District announce their opening plans for the school year, which may affect the schedule of the pool. The last day of Summer practices is August 28th.

Coach Kim
Next Wednesday will be coach Kim's last day for the season.  She will be leaving the team to take a teaching job in Alaska!  Right now, her plan is to summer in Minnesota, so we should see her back for the long course season next summer.  Kim, we will wish you well in your new teaching adventure, and will miss you on the deck for High Tides.

Everyone have a safe and fun weekend!

Coach R.J