Deadline to commit to MVP/[email protected] 6/17; Deadline to commit to Invitational: OPP Relays 6/20; Deadline to commit to Invitational: Bottoms Up 6/21; Deadline to commit to [email protected] 6/24

Jamie Delaney

Hi Swim Team Families~

 

Deadline to commit to MVP/[email protected] 6/17; Deadline to commit to Invitational: OPP Relays 6/20; Deadline to commit to Invitational: Bottoms Up 6/21; Deadline to commit to [email protected] 6/24

 

Save the date for Marlin Ball on Thursday, July 14th!

 

DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR 9/10 & 11/12 SOCIAL EVENTS 6/17!

9/10s ~ Join us at Bowlero in Alameda on Thursday, June 23rd from 1-3PM. Click on the link for more information.

 

11/12s ~ Join us at Rockin’ Jump The Ultimate Trampoline Park on Monday, June 20th from 5-7:15PM. Click on the link for more information.


 

Important Dates:

  • 13/14 Backyard Game Night~ 6/16

  • Deadline to commit to MVP/[email protected] 6/17

  • 6&Under/Mini Marlin Backyard Bouncy House~ 6/17

  • MVP BYE (no meet)~ 6/18

  • 15/18 Burgers & Escape Room ~ 6/20

  • 11/12 Rockin’ Jump Party ~ 6/20

  • Deadline to commit to Invitational: OPP Relays 6/20

  • Deadline to commit to Invitational: Bottoms Up 6/21

  • MVP/[email protected]~ 6/22

  • 9/10 Bowling~ 6/23

  • Deadline to commit to [email protected] 6/24

  • OPP Relays ~ 6/25

  • Bottoms Up ~ 6/26

 

Bottoms Up  Kid Volunteers

Calling all kids aged 8, 10 and 12! Come help run MVP's beloved invitational. We need volunteers to help sticker ribbons, sell items at the snack shack, and pass out heat winner ribbons and water to the timers.

Feel free to sign your 8, 10, or 12 year old up for more than 1 shift.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0C48A5A828A6F94-bottoms


 

OMPA Ads

 

It’s that time to start thinking about supporting your swimmer with an ad in the OMPA program. We encourage you all to consider participating in this opportunity as swimmers love seeing encouraging notes from parents and friends in the program. It is also a wonderful way to spotlight your business with thousands of folks in the community viewing these booklets. Let’s support our awesome team and show that Marlin spirit! OMPA Ads Due July 5th.

 

Advertising Rates

 

Full Page $150

Half Page $85

Quarter Page $50

Business Card $35

 

Where to send photos/messages and payment

 

Email photos with text and indicate size of Ad to Kristen Brunson at [email protected]

Please make checks out to OMPA and either give them to me in person or mail to 160 Ardith Dr., Orinda CA 94563

 

Reach out to Kristen Brunson with any questions. See below for some examples and inspiration. 

 


 

MVP Social Events

Don’t miss out on this season's social events! Mark your calendars and support our amazing volunteers who are planning these fun events!

 

Save the date for Marlin Ball on Thursday, July 14th!

 

Age-Group Socials are a great way to build relationships and memories outside of the pool! Emails with links to register for these events have been sent to specific age groups (ex: families with 7/8 swimmers). Make sure to register today!

 

6&Under/Mini Marlin ~ Join us on Friday, June 17th from 5-6:30PM for a Waterslide Bouncy House + Pizza Party! Click on the link for more information.

 

 

7/8s ~ Join us for Sunday, July 24th from 11:30-1:30PM at Putters Putt-Putt in Walnut Creek for Mini Golf Fun! Click on the link for more information.

 

9/10s ~ Join us at Bowlero in Alameda on Thursday, June 23rd from 1-3PM. Click on the link for more information.

 

11/12s ~ Join us at Rockin’ Jump The Ultimate Trampoline Park on Monday, June 20th from 5-7:15PM. Click on the link for more information.

 

13/14s ~ The Andrews are hosting an awesome night of great food, games, and a chance to hang out with MVP friends on Thursday, June 16th from 6:30-9PM! Click on the link for more information.

 

15/18s ~ Join us at Super Duper Burgers (6:30-7) and Red Door Escape Room (7:05-8:30) for some burgers and escape room fun on Monday, June 20th! Click on the link for more information.

 

Lessons Now Available for All Ages!

UPDATES! We are opening up lessons for all ages with Evan Fuller, and for 10 and unders with Caroline Battersby and Justin Cole. Registration will be limited to one lesson per child per week. Please note that lessons are for swim team members only (no minis). Registration will open at 8 PM on Thursdays and remain open until Sunday evening for lessons beginning the following week. If you are new to this process, please visit TeamUnify BEFORE registration opens to read the instructions. REGISTER HERE.

Lessons with Evan, Caroline, and Justin will be offered on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10:00-10:20AM and 10:20-10:40AM at Miramonte High School.

Please contact Libby Sagara at [email protected] with any questions. Please note that you will not see the lessons until registration goes live.

 

MVP’s SumgMug Photo Account

MVP’s photography team has been hard at work snapping photos of your swimmers! Visit https://moonhawkkim.smugmug.com/2022-MVP-Swim-Season (password: marlins) to view. The link can also be found under the “Photography” tab in TeamUnify. MVP’s SmugMug account will be updated with new photographs as we move through the season. Thank you photography team!

 

Awards/Ribbons Update

Family folders are on display on the deck above the pool by the tennis courts. Please check these a few days after meets for ribbons and awards. If a swimmer earns a gold time during a meet, they will receive a gold cap and a bag of goodies in their folder a few days after the meet. Gold stars will also be displayed above the folders on the deck. 

If you have questions/issues with ribbons and awards or do not see your name in the family folder, please email our awards chair, Sandra Concannon, at [email protected] and she will help you solve the issue. Thank you!

 

Team T-Shirts/Swim Caps/Spirit Wear

Team t-shirts and swim caps included in swim team registration have arrived! Spirit wear hats have arrived too! The rest of spirit wear is not scheduled to arrive until mid June. Swim caps have been placed in the family folders and can be found on the deck above the pool by the tennis courts. Please reach out to Belle Hammond at [email protected] to arrange a pick up of any other unclaimed items.

 

Needed help for remaining jobs!

Thank you to the entire MVP community who signed up for all of the volunteer commitments for this season! We are looking for a few additional volunteers for the few remaining vacant volunteer slots. If you are able to work any of these shifts please email Sara Megson at  [email protected]  ASAP!

Meadow 7/13: 1 Marshall

Sleepy Hollow 7/16: 1 Marshall; 1 Ribbons; 1 Timer

 

Commit/Decline to Meets

MVP families should make every effort to maximize participation in meets.  Meets provide opportunities for individual growth and for our team spirit to shine through!  Please commit/decline to meets online as far in advance as possible (at the beginning of the season for any planned vacations, etc.)  If you are NOT committed to a meet by the registration deadline you will not be entered into the meet. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Please understand that while we want to be as flexible as possible, failure to commit/decline to meets by the deadline creates a lot of extra work. Coaches need to submit team information in advance and greatly appreciate your cooperation in providing advance notice of swimmers’ participation. 

Because of the fees MVP is required to pay for invitational meet entries, failure to sign out of an invitational will result in a fine determined by the MVP swim team executive board. 

 

No Shows

  • Any person who does not show up on time for a dual meet work assignment will be fined $150.  This fine must be paid to the Swim Team Treasurer within two weeks of the missed obligation.  If fines are not paid by the end of the season, your right to enroll in the following swim season is forfeited.   

  • Any swim team family that has not fulfilled all of their required work obligations by the end of the season will be required to pay $150 per meet obligation not fulfilled and this may disrupt registration for the following season.  THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS.

MVP’s Bottoms Up Invitational ~ $250 No-Show Fee

OMPA Championship ~ $300 No-Show Fee


 

*Please note the change in time for 7/8 practice!

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

LOCATION

15/18s

8:00AM-9:00AM

8:00AM-9:00AM

8:00AM-9:00AM

8:00AM-9:00AM

8:00AM-9:00AM

St. Mary’s

13/14s

8:50AM-10:00AM

8:50AM-10:00AM

8:50AM-10:00AM

8:50AM-10:00AM

8:50AM-10:00AM

St. Mary's

11/12s

11:00AM-12:00PM

11:00AM-12:00PM

11:00AM-12:00PM

11:00AM-12:00PM

11:00AM-12:00PM

Campolindo High School

9/10s

10:15AM-11:00AM

10:15AM-11:00AM

11:00AM-12:00PM

10:15AM-11:00AM

10:15AM-11:00AM

Campolindo High School

7/8s 

2:30PM-3:15PM

2:30PM-3:15PM

2:30PM-3:15PM

2:30PM-3:15PM

2:30PM-3:15PM

Campolindo High School

6&Unders

4:00PM-4:45PM

4:00PM-4:45PM

NO PRACTICE

4:00PM-4:45PM

4:00PM-4:45PM

Miramonte High School

Mini Marlins

NO PRACTICE

10:00AM-12:00PM

NO PRACTICE

10:00AM-12:00PM

10:00AM-12:00PM

Miramonte High School

Afternoon Make-Up Practice

5:00-5:30 8&Under

5:30-6:00 9&Up

5:00-5:30 8&Under

5:30-6:00 9&Up

NO PRACTICE

5:00-5:30 8&Under

5:30-6:00 9&Up

NO PRACTICE

Campolindo High School

 

Go Marlins!

 

Jamie Delaney

MVP Swim Team President

[email protected]