Rudgear Rats: Week of July 12th Newsletter

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Rudgear Rats: Week of July 12th Newsletter

Upcoming Dates

  • July 12-16 - Coach Appreciation Week

  • July 13 - 13/14 Social

  • July 14 - REST @ Oakhurst (away)

  • July 15 - REST Adult Only Social at Calicraft Brewing; 7pm New event

  • July 16 - Polliwog Graduation ceremony

  • July 17 - REST @ Larkey (away)

  • July 19 - Splash and Dash (during practice)

  • July 21 - Polliwog Race and Rudgear Idol (5:30-8pm at pool)

  • July 23 - Conference Fun Friday (during practice)

  • July 24 & 25 - Conference Meet

  • July 25 - Conference After Party! (at pool) New event

  • July 27 - Awards Night (at pool) Please note this is a date change


It’s Coach Appreciation Week! (July 12th-16th)

Monday (7/12): Dress Like a Coach Day
Please come to practice five minutes early on Monday, so swimmers can sign the coach shirts!

Tuesday (7/13): Homemade Card Day

Wednesday (7/14): Entertain a Coach Day

Thursday (7/15): PUN with Food Day

Friday: (7/16): Gift Card Day

But wait, there’s more!

  • Please sign up to bring our coaches lunch one day this summer! Can’t make a noon drop but want to contribute? DoorDash!  

  • Help your swimmer(s) brainstorm an adjective to describe each of our coaches. There will be posters at the pool for swimmers to compile all the adjectives to describe our coaches.  

  • Practice those signatures! Swimmers will be signing a new shirt for our coaches to wear all week.  

Please see attached for more details about each day!


Parent Social! 
Parents! It's time for some fun! Come on down to Calicraft Brewing Company this Thursday (7/15) at 7pm to hang out and have a drink with other Rudgear parents. Charlie's food truck (tacos, sandwiches, & salads) will be there. (Please note this is an adults-only event.)


Help Wanted!
We have lots of fun traditions scheduled for the next few weeks and we need lots of hands on duck to help out. Thank you to the many families who have already signed up to help - RUDGEAR FAMILIES RULE! If you haven’t yet, please check out the opportunities to help and please sign up to help where you can. 


Polliwog Graduation Ceremony & Final Swim 
The Polliwog graduation ceremony is July 16th at the end of the polliwog practice time (12:00-12:30pm). The swimmers will end practice a few minutes early so that Coach Brian may congratulate each swimmer. 

The Polliwog swim will take place at Rudgear Idol this season. On July 21st at 6pm, there will be a Polliwog race where the Polliwogs can show their skills while the team cheers them on. Plan on staying for Rudgear Idol and witnessing the team fun! Congratulations on all your hard work, Polliwogs!  


Timers Needed
We need nine timers for the July 17th Larkey meet. If you still need to fulfill your meet jobs requirement (or you love timing or you just want to help out), please sign up.


Rudgear Idol 
Calling all Rat Talents! Our highly-esteemed panel of coach judges is searching for the next swim superstar(s), out of the water that is. Do you sing, dance, or play an instrument? Or maybe you are skilled in magic, comedy, acrobatics, martial arts, juggling, or something special to wow the crowd? Sign ups for this event will be coming out soon, so get together with your teammates or go solo, and look for the sign ups at the pool. Any questions, please contact Lisa Collins or Alexandra Horeczko.


Cookie Bakers Needed
Seeking multiple cookie bakers to bust out 300-ish chocolate chip cookies for our team conference tuck-in treats. You’ll be donating your time, batter, baggies & green ribbons.  If this sounds like fun to you, please contact [email protected]. This will require multiple volunteers to make happen for our swimmers. Thank you! 


Awards Night - Date Change
Please note that the date for Awards Night has changed. It will now be held on July 27th.


Chipotle and Extreme Pizza  FUNdraisers
Thanks to all those that participated in the Chipotle and the most recent Extreme Pizza Dine Out FUNdraisers. Together they brought in almost $500 additional funding for the team just for eating! GOOOO RATS!!!

Make it a great week everyone and GOOOOOOOOOOO RATS!!

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