Welcome Letter ~ Swim Team 2022

February 22, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 MVP Swim Team Season! I am excited to be returning as your swim team President. MVP is such a special place and I am grateful to be a part of it.

We have a great coaching staff for 2022 – lots returning veterans and some new faces.  Trevor Rose is returning for his 13th year as our Head Coach. We are so fortunate to have his extensive experience and deep k nowledge of the sport. Coach Ross has taken a full-time job and will be coaching when he is available. Ross has been a great part of the MVP family and we wish him the best . We are thrilled to welcome our new Co-Head Coach, Evan Fuller! Evan has a long history of swimming and coaching at MVP and will be a valued addition to our club. Lily Reiner, and Will Fuller will return as Senior Swim Coaches. Each year we also welcome back junior staff and usher in new CITs (Coaches in Training) who are excited to learn how to be effective coaches and share their love for MVP with the younger generation of Marlins.  

The 2022 swim season brings on new challenges. Due to the ongoing construction at MVP, location and practice times are undetermined. We are working to secure pool space at either the Soda Aquatic Center or St. Mary's College. 

Swim team registration will be open on April 1st (www.mvpswimteam.com).  Registration dues will be $580 per swimmer ($150 for 15 & 18’s).  Dues cover both preseason and regular season practices and meets, a team t-shirt, and a team swim cap.  Swimsuits are purchased separately.  Please note:  MVP Club dues are due no later than February 28th.  Families not paid up by 2/28 will be unable to sign up for swim team.  Please make sure your dues are paid on time.   

Volunteer sign-ups will take place April 21st - 23rd so mark your calendars now!   MVP Families with age group swimmers (i.e. excluding families with only Mini Marlin swimmers and families with only 15-18 year old swimmers) must fulfill 28 points of volunteer commitments during the season.  At least 4 points must come from MVP’s Bottoms Up and 4 points must come from OMPA. Our Mini Marlin families volunteer for a total of 12 points, 4 of which must come from MVP’s Bottoms Up and 4 from OMPA and our 15 & 18 families are required to volunteer at Bottoms Up and OMPA (8 points).

Buy-out fees for Bottoms Up are $200 per family and the OMPA buy-out fees are $250 per family. For $1250, you can buy your way out of all volunteer commitments. This includes all 28 points, including MVP’s Bottoms Up and OMPA. This offer does not include the swim team swimmer fees. This offer is available for the first 10 families requesting the summer work commitment buy-out.

Spring Clinics will begin March 7th, which gives our swimmers a chance to brush the cobwebs of winter off and get back into the swing of things. The pre-season officially begins May 2nd and continues through May 27th.  This is a great opportunity for swimmers to build their strength and skill set. The regular season begins once school lets out (May 31st) and is when we start competing in dual meets and invitationals.

If you’re new to the swim team, or still have some questions from last year, please contact Jamie Delaney ([email protected] ). Mini Marlin Evaluations will be taking place Saturday, March 26th. More information including sign ups and times will be out soon.

Our 45th annual Bottoms Up Invitational on Sunday, June 26th returns to Miramonte again this summer and is sure to be another rousing success.  All swim team members are expected to volunteer at this event or buy out.

The OMPA League Championship meet will be held Friday, July 29th - Sunday, July 31st.  All swim team members are expected to volunteer at this event or buy out.

At MVP all of our members serve important roles that ensure the swim team experience is positive and memorable for every family. I am privileged to work with you all and excited about what lies ahead in 2022. I welcome your comments, suggestions, and questions at any time and I thank you for your support.

 

Go Marlins!

 

Jamie Delaney

Swim Team President