Final Notes Before Meet AT SwiMarin AND Bowling Night!

Liz Foley
Jun 7, 2019

Nothing throws off an all volunteer run league more than 3 hours of unexpected traffic on the night of a school performance and meet preparation!  Many thanks to our SwiMarin hosts for their heroic balancing efforts under the motto, "The meet must go on!"  Heat sheets and meet reports for tomorrow, reminder for Bowling Night (also TOMORROW), a reminder for the 4th of July dance choreography planning session on Sunday at Redwood, a head's up that next Thursday, June 13th is Redwood graduation and therefore NO SWIM PRACTICE that day, and finally a call for make up pictures to anyone interested; all in Today's Final Notes!  It must be June!

SwiMarin:  Where and When it is and Where Volunteers and Swimmers Check In 

Our meet hosts this week hail from the San Rafael community in and around San Rafael High School.   Click here to see the event details about parking and such.  The meet starts at 8:30am and warm-ups start at 8:00am.  A nice cozy 6 lane pool, surrounded by black top.  So, bring your tents and such only if they can be secured on black top.  There are a couple entrances to the pool, and if memory serves, SwiMarin has their snack bar set up outside one of the two entrances.  Our Age Group Coordinators as well as our Volunteer Check-In person for the meet, Sarah Mueller, will be outside the entrance without the snack bar, if that makes sense.  Find them there to check in.  Sarah will also attend the timer's meeting and will check people in there.   

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.comASAP 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.  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, but no later than 8:30 am.

REMINDER:  Bowling Night is Saturday from 5:30 - 7:30pm for Swimmers 8 Years and Up--FREE!

Swimmers ages 8 & Up are welcome to join our coaches at Country Club Bowl, 88 Vivian St., San Rafael.  Time:  5:30pm- 7:30pm (or when finished).  Parents, please pick your kids up on time.  Night includes 2 games, shoes, pizza, drinks, and cake, and there is no charge for the swimmers.  To help our coaches focus the kids more on bowling than on sizing, please remind kids of their shoe size before dropping them off (hint:  the Sharpie works well for this too!)--and don't forget those all important socks...rental shoes and all.

Parents are welcome to stay and watch or have separate games with other parents--but umm, pay for these yourselves, if you don't mind.  Also, to head off a very popular question...5, 6 and 7 year olds are not yet 8...so, gently let them know that someday they will be 8 and will get to attend this fun event, but for now it is something for them to look forward to in the future, even if older brother and sister already get to go.  They are welcome to play with mom and dad, however.  Remember these details can always be found on the website under the Events page.

REMINDER:  4th of July Parade Performance Planning:  Sunday, June 9th 2:00-2:50

Don't forget, oSunday June 9th at 2:00pm we are going to start planning the performance piece of the parade.  Nicole Siminoff is leading this part of this popular event and is inviting ALL swimmers age 9 and up and their parents who have an interest in performing (dancers AND gymnasts WANTED!) to join in working on our star spangled dance routine that serves as a BEAUTIFUL introduction to our marvelous float.  This is a great leadership opportunity for our tweens and teens!  Please sign up here for the meeting/practice.  Please bring your enthusiasm and ideas!  First prize comes with community bragging rights!  After this initial meeting, Nicole will work with dancers to come up with a few practice times, and plan the costumes. Questions? Ask Nicole Siminoff, nikisimi@gmail.com. 

Kids under 9, not to fear -- you will be able to participate in the parade and on the float if you'd like. That sign up genius will come next week.  Thank you to our veteran Parade Float leads Jane Fielding, Mark Fielding, Joe Lawlor and Kathy Slaught, and new leader Nicole Siminoff for leading this event!

Make-Up Pictures, Anyone? Wednesday, June 12th 4:30 - 6:00pm at Redwood

Don Ayers, our photographer for picture day is offering to  do Make Up pictures on Wednesday, June 12th between 4:30pm and 6:00pm for anyone who would like them.  However, to make it worth his while he will need 6-12 swimmers who want to do the make-up.  If you are interested, respond to this message TODAY!  If I get at least 6 who are interested, I will ask him to come out.