May 13th Weekly Team Email

Amy Ross
May 13, 2019

A NOTE FROM COACH TALLI

Hello Dolfin Families,

All Dolfin and Mini Dolfins will start practicing at the Ed Center pool this week. It's a very different pool so we like to get the swimmers in that pool to practice before Time Trials. The swimmers are doing amazing! I am trying new things with them and they are up for any challenge I give them. 
It's an amazing group of kids!
TIME TRIALS
Please make sure to sign your swimmer in or out for Time Trials. If you need help just text me. We would like swimmers to swim all of the events so they get a starting time for the season. If they absolutely are not ready for an event it's OK to skip it.  We will be practicing all events this week.
The gates will open at 8am. Zumo will be there to try on suits if you missed our first try on date. Previously ordered suit orders will be available for pick up at the Team Sales table. The Zumo store is open now to order personalized caps, towels and suits: https://stores.inksoft.com/pleasant_hill_dolfins/shop/home
This is the last opportunity to order our custom gear from Zumo. The store will close at midnight on 5/22 to ensure that all gear arrives before Battle of the Ages. If you have any questions or problems about your gear you can talk to Mark from Zumo since he will be on the pool deck.
The order of events for Time Trials is IM, Free, Breast, Back & Fly. Warm-Ups start at 8:30 and the meet will start at 9am. We should be done before 1pm. Everyone must work a shift for us to have enough people to run the meet.
Unfortunately it looks like rain is in the forecast. We usually tell you to bring shade and sunscreen but now I recommend extra towels and sweats. We will swim in the rain and only stop if there is lightening. I'm still hoping it will be clear. The snack bar will be open for breakfast and lunch and team sales will be selling team gear.
Please lett me know if you have any questions or concerns.
See you on the pool deck!
Coach Talli
SOCIAL EVENTS AND FUNDRAISING
  • Swim Team Night with the Oakland A's! The game is on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:05 p.m. vs. the Orioles. This is also a free parking night! Cost for Field Level tickets is $30 and must be ordered by Tuesday, May 28th. Cash or check (payable to PHD) can be turned into the district office or placed in the Cloward family file folder
  • Dine and Donate next week at Panera!!!  Tuesday, May 21st. Flyer is attached.  You don't want to miss this one!

BATTLE OF THE AGES

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is coming up fast!  We'll need all hands on deck to make this meet successful.  If your family will not be in town over Battle weekend (June 22-23) please reach out to Katrina Hunn, Battle Director as soon as possible so she can get you going on a Pre-Battle job to fulfill your requirement: khunn@pleasanthillrec.com

MEETINGS and OTHER EVENTS

  • Thursday, May 16 New Parent Meeting. Q and A at 7p and meeting at 7:30.  All parents welcome even if not new to the team.  Volunteer Work Sign Ups will open up later that evening.
  • Saturday, May 18 is the Set Up Day/Work Party at the pool.  You can sign up for this when the sign ups open.  It's a fun and fairly quick morning if there are is a good turnout
  • Sheryl Webster, our desk operations lead has the following message for interested parents:

    DESK OPERATIONS 

    We are in need of people to help with Desk Operations this year. We need help to run the Desk, Computer and Colorado Timing system. We will train! These jobs are not difficult and you will have the best seat in the house during the meets!  Being part of the Desk Operations Team will fulfill your work requirement obligations (not including Invitationals). Please let Sheryl Webster (momtotwins02@hotmail.com) know if you are interested or if you have any questions. 

UPCOMING MEETS AND CORRESPONDING DEADLINES

  • Sunday, May 19th TIME TRIALS!!!!!  Warm Ups at 8:30 am
  • Saturday, June 1st-9 and Under meet hosted by Pleasant Hill Aquatics (PHA).  This meet is an invitational which means if your swimmer attends you'll need to sign up to help out with a timing shift or another duty.  This meet is only for swimmers who are 9 years old and under.  Please commit your swimmer to this meet on our website as soon as possible.  There are always very strict deadlines for invitationals and no late entries are allowed.  The deadline to sign your swimmer up for the meet is May 23rd so please don't miss out.  This is a very fun meet for our youngest swimmers!   They may sign up to swim a maximum of 5 events which exception of 6/Unders who may swim 4 events. Reach out to your coaches with any questions.