Rudgear Rats: Week of July 19th Newsletter

REST Communications

Upcoming Dates

  • July 19 - Splash and Dash (during practice)

  • July 21 - Polliwog Race & Rudgear Idol (6pm at pool)

  • July 23 - Conference Fun Friday (during practice)

  • July 24 & 25 - Conference Meet

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

  • July 27 - Awards Night (at pool) 

Splash and Dash - July 19th
Who’s going to take home the coveted pineapples!? Splash and Dash is a time-honored Rudgear tradition - swimmers do a bunch of laps and then jump out of the pool for a dash around the neighborhood. Winners earn the coolest trophy ever - a pineapple! Make sure  your swimmer brings running shoes to practice on Monday and is ready for some fun! 


Conference Meet

Conference is July 24th and 25th. Get ready for a fun weekend full of spirit, fun, and fast swimming! Our theme is Green Gods and Goddesses of Conference, so gather up all your Greek attire and green spirit wear so we can show the Walnut Creek Swim Conference our #BleedGreen spirit. Since this is Coach Brian’s last time coaching Conference, we gotta go BIG!

Click here for all the information about Conference Meet. (Schedule, team area, information about marking and check-in, etc.)


Conference Meet Jobs
Reminder that every family who has a swimmer particpating in the Conference meet must work a Conference meet job. If you haven't yet, please sign up ASAP.


Rudgear Idol - July 21st

Calling all Talented Rats! 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 swimmates or go solo, and look for the sign ups at the pool. Any questions, please contact Lisa Collins or Alexandra Horeczko.


Conference After Party

Sunday, July 25 6pm at the pool - Dinner, DJ, Dancing, Celebrating, Socializing & Fun. We will be offering catered food from Tortilleria El Molino in Concord and are only ordering food for those that preorder. You have your choice of steak and chicken tacos, cheese quesadillas, or beans, cheese & rice burritos. If you would like to partake in this Mexican deliciousness, please place your preorder here no later than Tuesday, July 20 at 4pm.


Conference Fun Friday

We are still looking for a few parents to help out during Friday’s practice (July 23) to help facilitate this monumental event. If you are available for an hour or two, or for the whole morning, please contact Jen Barnes at [email protected]

If you can’t be present at the event but would still like to help out, please consider donating a small item or a few items for the breakfast buffet to help nourish our kids and parent participants: There are lots of items to choose from and many can be dropped off Thursday. Thanks in advance for your generosity!


Coach Bonus Program

The REST Coach Bonus Program is a tradition our swim team holds to say  thank you to our coaches for their hard work each season.  The strength of this program is what sets our team apart in our ability to offer compensation packages that retain and recruit amazing coaches. The REST Coach Bonus Program is primarily made up by family contributions. This season, the suggested family donation is $60, although any amount more or less is greatly appreciated. Donations will be collected through Monday, August 2nd.


There are three ways to donate:

1. PayPal Money Pool:


2. Venmo: @  Jennifer-Landgraf  /  [email protected]


3. CASH to Jen Landgraf directly OR Check written to "Jennifer Landgraf" and given to Jen Landgraf or placed in the Landgraf family folder.  Please write 'bonus' in the memo line. 


Thank you so much for your generosity and support of our coaches!



Let's make it a great last week everone. GOOOOOOOOOOO RATS!!