Final Notes Before Home Meet versus Scott Valley Sea Serpents AND Picture Day!

Liz Foley
May 30, 2019

This edition of "Final Notes" covers the BIG ANNOUNCEMENT of Coach of the Day titles by practice group, Pizza Party Practice Group winner, Saturday's heat sheets for the Home Meet versus Scott Valley, picture day logistics, a refresher on the final relay.  Best news of all this time involves the weather report for Saturday...sunny and warm!

Lap-a-thon Coach of the Day Pizza Party WINNERS!

We are stoked, tubed, and overwhelmed by the Tidalwave of effort put into our Lap-A-Thon by our volunteers (especially our leads, Sully Schafer and Jennifer Seraphine), swimmers, and donors!  We have raised $19,591.36 toward our budgeted goal of $21,000 to help support the operating costs of our team!  This money goes toward the amazing coaching, pool time, administrative costs (like technology and insurance), as well as to scholarships and new equipment.

We are again grateful for and humbled by the generosity of our community and would like to especially recognize the below swimmers and their families who through their fundraising efforts have won the coveted "Coach of the Day" title.  They will serve in this capacity at practice on Friday, June 7th (and will be contacted separately with details).  Thank you to the following winners by practice group:

Practice Group

Swimmer

Amount

8 & U Blue – COM

Lola Babb

John Fitzgerald

$460

$440

8 & U Blue – RHS

Tallulah Marshall

Kieran Mahon

Naomi Schulman

$735

$646

$622

8 & U Gold

Lachlan Harrison

Charlotte Hermann

Luciana Montesano

$275

$200

$200

9-10 Blue

Kinsey Schafer

Natasha Parilla

$700

$330

9-10 Gold

Eloise Sachs

Mari Kawamura

$581

$475

Classic 11+

Angela Hermann

Liam McCaw

$200

$105

Early 11 & Ups

Isabella Babb

Ava Pellumbi

$460

$250

12 & Up

Julia St John

Sophie Duryee

$234

$200

High School

Devin Bosley

Caitlin Kawamura

$500

$475

 
Additionally, the winner of the most donations collected also goes to Tallulah Marshall (8 and Under Blue) with 15 donations! 
As our final wrap up we will also have one more Pizza Party for the 9-10 Gold practice group, which had and average $112 in donations per swimmer.  The Pizza Party will be after practice, also on Friday, June 7.
Congratulations and thank you to our winners, and to all of our participants and supporters for a very fun and successful fundraising event for our team!  Thanks, all!!--Sully and Jennifer

Volunteer and Swimmer Check In

Our Volunteer Check-in Coordinator for the meet is Sarah Mueller.  All meet volunteers please check-in with Sarah at the Volunteer Check-in Table, located by the Age Group Coordinators, between  9:45 - 10:15 am. Please try to sign-in during this time, but if you are not able to, Sarah will attend the a.m. and p.m. timers' meeting to ensure all timers are present and checked-in, and will also verify volunteers with the Snack bar lead for both shifts and finally the ribbons volunteers with the ribbons lead.  

Swimmers should check in with Age Group Coordinators after the team picture and before warm-ups which begain at 10:00. 

Logistics for Saturday's Photo Day!

Reminder:  Swimmers should line up for the team photo Saturday morning at 9:00am on the big cement stairs across from the gym.

Individual Pictures will be taken on the pool deck in the corner of the pool that butts up against the blacktop and tennis courts.  Individual and buddy photos will begin after the team photo and will continue throughout at least the first half of the meet, maybe into the second.  Listen for announcements.  There will be forms at the pool, but for faster service, please print at home and bring with you, or do online.   Click here to find the forms--at the bottom of the pop up window.  

Heat Sheets and Relays

Please click here to find the heat sheets for the meet along with that all important Heat/Lane Report by Swimmer (all girls listed first alpabetically by last name, then boys).  Additionally, since this is a dual meet you will also find RELAYS next to the Heat/Lane Report.  All age group relay teams are made up of two boys and two girls.  Swimmers earn spots on relay teams based on their times.  Please review these relay teams carefully.  Also note that relays appear on the Heat/Lane report as well and the number next to the Heat and Lane represents the swimmers position on the team...i.e. 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th. 

What do Relay Swimmers Need to Know...Especially FREE RELAY Swimmers?

While we did our best to try and figure out notes, it is entirely possible that your child has been placed in a relay that s/he will not be able to make.  If this is the case, PLEASE notify our head Age Group Coordinator, Jessica Harrison(jessicajharrison@gmail.com) ASAP so that she may begin working with coach Marie to find a replacement.  

We hope that everyone can remember to notify Jessica Harrison ahead of time if your child cannot be in a relay, and in the event that you have an emergency that causes you to have to leave early from the meet, that you please notify an age group coordinator before you leave.

Relay swimmers age 14 and Under - Please make sure you check in with Jessica Harrison (jessicajharrison@gmail.comSaturday morning (right after the team picture).  She needs to know you are at the meet!

Additional 15-18 relays will be made by coach Marie on Saturday, once she knows for sure who is there.  All high school age swimmers should check in with Marie as soon as they arrive at the meet (hopefully by team picture time), but no later than 10:00am.

What if my child is not listed on the Heat Sheets?

While all of us who work with the computer folks from around the league try to do our best not to make any mistakes in setting up meets, the truth is that mistakes do happen almost every meet.  However, our goal is to do the best we can to fix any mistakes we make as soon as we can.  If you notice that your child was inadvertently left off the heat sheets, please notify Liz Foley as soon as possible. 

What if my child is listed on the Heat Sheets but won't be able to Swim Afterall?

Please just let Liz Foley and Jessica Harrison know if your child will not be at the meet.