REMINDERS: Survey, Final Week for Awards Pick Up, Cal Chalk Talk/Game Op, and Fall Swim Registration opens August 10th!

Liz Foley
Jul 30, 2019

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer (I know I am).  A few reminders and a plea for more survey responses please!  We want to continue to make the team great again, and your input will help us reach our goal!   Now is a good time to purchase your ticket for the Cal swim chalk talk and game on November 9th, this is now the last week for picking up trophies/awards/ and gifts, and finally Fall Swim registration will open on August 10th.  Let your friends know!   

Please Give Us Your Feedback!

What did you love about your 2019 experience?  What would you like to see us improve?  Your Tidalwaves Board is all ears (well, eyes really).  Why not spend 10 minutes clicking through this anonymous and quick survey to let us hear from you, our team!  We're all about making our community team the best youth sports experience in Marin for our families, so let us know how we're doing.  So far very few have submitted a survey.  We'd like to get input from as many as possible!

Cal Swim Chalk Talk, Tour, Autographs, and A Football Game on November 9th!

Our team has been invited to participate in UC Berkeley's 2nd Annual Swim Day with a football game thrown in for fun day on November 9th, 2019!  Early in June I sent out a sign up genius to see if we had enough interest within our team to meet the 20 ticket minimum to participate in this fun team bonding event.  We had the interest in spades!  Click here for a flyer from Audrey Murray at Cal Athletics (an ex-MSL swimmer herself!). To be a part of this exciting and fun opportunity, please get in touch with her soon to secure your spot.  We are not limited to 20 seats, but they will stop selling tickets when they meet their event maximum of 600 seats.  A huge point to understand is that due to NCAA recruiting rules only swimmers ages 12 & Under may participate in the chalk talk part of the event.  However, anyone can attend the football game.  Timing of the chalk talk has not been nailed down yet (nor has the game time), but as I understand it the Swim part of the day will likely be about an hour and a half and the football game will be in the afternoon sometime.  I will send out timing details when the NCAA has finalized them.

FINAL WEEK to Pickup Awards if you were not at Awards Banquet (July 30 - August 5th)

Just a reminder, this is the last week to pick up trophies and team gifts at Sonya DeForrest's house (use the member search to find her address), from today - August 5th.  If you need to arrange a different pickup time you can try e-mailing Sonya at  All trophies not claimed will be returned to Crown Trophy for re-purposing.  We did not order enough team gifts for everyone this season.  They will be given out until they are gone, but I understand there are still some available.  Any ribbons not picked up will be thrown away.

Fall Swim Schedule is Available on the Website - Registration Opens August 10th for Tidalwaves Programs

As always, please feel free to forward the information on to your friends as we spread the word...and, um, you may want to mention what Fall swim families have noticed the past few years...the weather is actually better in the Fall than in the Spring!  Here's the info:

  • Click here to see the schedule and details for Tidalwaves Tadpole and 9 & Under practice opportunities.  This schedule is available on the website, under the Programs/Practices>Fall Swim 2019 tab.  Registration will open August 10th.  Tadpole registration fills up very quickly!  Assessment registration date will be used to give priority to NEW swimmers.
  • Again this Year:  Tidalwaves and Coach Marie are teaming up with the well respected USA swim team, the Marin Pirates, to offer more swim opportunities for the kids in our community!  Coach Marie will coach with Tidalwaves and then with the Pirates in their programs which run from 3:45-5:15 pm M-F.  Please click here for more information on the Marin Pirates' programs that are suitable for swimmers ages 6-18.  Note that to register for one of the Pirates' programs you will need to register through the Pirates' website.  Pirates registration is already open.
  • Questions about the Pirates' Programs?  Contact Kentfield Age Group Head Coach Marie McSweeney ( or Pirates' Head Coach, Warren Lager (
  • Questions about the Tidalwaves' Programs?  I am happy to answer!
  • Space is Limited for All Programs.  Register Early.