The Waterlog June 28, 2020

Bill Rietz



The Waterlog  (newsletter of the DARTS)

June 28, 2020

D.A.R.T.S.: Specialists in the liquid environment arts since 1979

Summer Swim 2020
     DART Stingrays Inc. is a non-profit corporation. With the Covid-19 virus we were forced to limit swimmers to approximately 50% of normal registration. Additional costs for pool rental and lower than normal income from registration has created a need for additional revenue sources. Our Raising Canes fundraiser June 8 raised $98. Please consider one, two or all three of the options below that can assist in meeting our costs for operation in 2020. 
Tuesday June 30
       DARTS fundraiser at Opa's Grill & Tavern (18 South Sandusky Street).
A portion of all dine-in and carry out meals from 4:30-8:30 p.m. will be donated to DART Stingrays Inc. Just mention DARTS when paying your bill. Consider sharing this with friends and neighbors. Support a locally owned restaurant and your child's summer swim program. 
2020 DARTS Merchandise for sale
      An email was sent June 27 with a flyer with Stingray t-shirts and masks/face coverings available for purchase. A paper copy of the flyer was distributed at practice Thursday.
Merchandise available for purchase at
     This online store has everything swimming available for purchase is available 24/7 all year. DARTS has a direct link to store
A portion of all sales at the DARTS store within SwimOutlet is returned to DARTS treasury. Please consider this source when purchasing swim items for your family. Great ideas for birthday and Christmas gifts.
Shop online for discount swimwear, men's swimwear, women's swimwear, kids swimwear, swim gear, swim goggles, swim caps, lifeguard gear, water aerobics gear & just about everything else for the water..


Wesleyan Woods Pool
      We are so fortunate that Wesleyan Woods Association agreed to let us rent the pool for 6 weeks. The first week went very well. The management and guards are supportive of our needs and we appreciate their service. Please continue to social distance as much as possible, arriving and departing at assigned times and staying home when you are not feeling well.
       Please do not park on Somerset Road. The postal delivery person was blocked from getting to mailboxes. Also, weekly trash pickup becomes difficult. 
PARK in the lot near the pool. The grass area past the parking lot is available for pull in parking as well. Thanks for your cooperation with this request.
Team Unify Account update to receive text messages
Hello DARTS Families- We would like to be able to send out text notifications to you to help communicate short messages or reminders.  In order to do this, you must register your mobile number and carrier in Team Unify.  Please login to team unify and do the following: Go to my account, my account info.  Then scroll below the line that says email 2 and above the address line- there you will see a place to enter your SMS and carrier.  Please enter your mobile number in the SMS box and then provide your carrier.   Don't forget to press save.  You will receive a text message within a few seconds to verify the number.  You can enter the verification code at that time. It may require doing it more than once if the code you entered does not work. Coach Bill had success on third attempt. Please let us know if you have any questions. 
Thank you!
Video tutorial. Check it out.
Review of Guidelines for 2020 Summer Swim:
  1. Practice social distancing. Face masks are encouraged prior to and after swim practice times when in pool area.
2. Swimmers  enter the gate at their appointed arrival time for their assigned group. Coach will check them in at gate.
Group A           Arrive 6:20 a.m.        Stretch 6:22 a.m.         Swim 6:30-7:45 a.m.
Group B           Arrive 7:45 a.m.        Stretch 7:47 a.m.         Swim 7:55- 9:10 a.m.
Group C           Arrive 9:10 a.m.        Stretch 9:12 a.m.         Swim 9:20-10:20 a.m.
Group D           Arrive 10:20 a.m.     Stretch 10:22 a.m.       Swim 10:30-11:30 a.m.
3. Parents are welcome to watch practice from outside the fence. No parents will be permitted inside the fence during practice times.
4. Groups A and C report to shelter area on the east side of pool.
Groups B and D report to the grass area on the north side of the pool.
5. Wear suit to and from practice. No changing room available.
6. What to bring: towel, goggles, cap if needed, sandals or shoes, shirt and water bottle with name on it. On rainy days bring items in plastic trash bag to keep them dry.
7. Swimmers will exit pool area within 8:00 of practice time conclusion. No loitering or group gathering inside pool fence.
8. Weather policy is as follows. Practice will be help when it is raining. This is reason for plastic garbage bag (see # 6).  If lightning and/or thunder, swimmers will be placed in pool house. Swimmers are welcome to wait in parent's car. Delay for thunder/lightning is half hour
Thanks for your cooperation in practicing these guidelines. Our goal is to provide a safe, healthy, friendly environment that will allow us to swim.
Aquatically yours,
Coach Bill