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SSC News & Notes - 09/06 - 09/12

Jeff Ely

SSC News & Notes for the week of September 6th - 12th:

We are off to a great start for the 2021-2022 season! As we come out of the Labor Day holiday weekend, please review the information outlined below:
1) There is NO PRACTICE for ALL GROUPS on Monday, September 6th due to the Labor Day holiday.
2) The Junior & Senior groups will continue practicing at Holtsville this coming week. Practice is earlier now, since the pool is now closed to the public. The Junior group will practice Monday - Friday, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m., while the Senior group will practice Monday - Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Saturday morning practice will be 8:00 - 9:30 a.m. (Juniors) and 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. (Seniors).
3) This is the FINAL week of outdoor practice at Holtsville for the Junior & Senior groups.
4) Novice and Developmental will begin practice on Friday, September 10th. This is the day after the first day of school (Thurs 09/09) in the Sachem school district. Both practices (Fri & Sat) this week will be held at Sachem North HS. See the Printable Weekly Practice Schedule linked at the bottom of this email/posting for details.
5) The Beginner & Beginner Plus programs will begin their fall sessions on Wednesday, September 15th. Each program will run on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings for ten (10) weeks and for a total of twenty (20) sessions. Members will receive a detailed email regarding the start of the fall program next weekend (Sun 09/12).
6) Reminder, masks must be worn by ANYONE & EVERYONE (swimmers, coaches, parents) that enter a Sachem school building for practice. Masks must be worn at all times, and swimmers are required to bring a ziploc bag with their name on it so their mask can remain dry while they are in the water.
7) If you haven't done so already, please register for the new season ASAP! In order to participate in practice, a swimmer MUST be registered.

New Practice Schedule - On Monday, September 13th, our club will transition to our Fall Girls Varsity Practice Schedule. Please take a moment to review the schedule linked above. This schedule will carry us through the completion of the girls varsity season, which will be sometime in early to mid November (exact date TBD). While this is our base schedule for the next couple of months, please be reminded that there will be frequent changes to the schedule due to varsity meets and school events. It is very important to read the weekly email carefully each week, and to print or save the Printable Weekly Practice Schedule so you always have the most up to date info.

Meets - the meet calendar for the 2021-2022 short course season is now posted on the website. As a reminder, all SSC "home" meets are mandatory for all SSC swimmers, Developmental through Seniors. These meets are - SSC September Sprint Meet, SSC Fall Face Off, SSC Turkey Trot, SSC Reindeer Games, and the SSC February Freeze. Participation in all other meets on the calendar is VOLUNTARY.

SSC TYR Online Team Store & Sizing Night - all SSC members will be receiving an email from the SSC Board Of Directors shortly regarding the new online team store and our upcoming TYR sizing night, which will be held at Holtsville on Friday evening, September 10th.

A Message From The SSC Board Of Directors - we wanted to take a moment and thank all of the SSC members that attended our virtual webinar this past Friday evening. It was a very insightful, productive meeting and we think everyone benefited from the experience. The "Competitive Swim Basics 101" webinar was recorded, and we will be posting a link on the website so that anyone that missed it can view it.

Sachem North Parking / Drop Off / Pick Up - Just an update - they are still doing construction behind Sachem North HS. All parents, swimmers, and coaches MUST park in the tennis court parking lot for ALL practices at North (until we are told otherwise). Please do NOT attempt to park by the back door, and if you are dropping off / picking up, please do so in the tennis court parking lot, NOT the side road by the auditorium entrance. Thank you!

*** Printable Weekly Practice Schedule ***