Wowza that's a lotta fun...

Alycia McAlister

Wow! It is hard to believe that we are staring down the final week of Summer 2021’s Swim Season! 

But you know what that means... Conference is coming!  Soooo, let’s ride this into the sunset in style.... Here we go with a kick-off to Spirit Week. Hold on to your hat, there's a lot to do! 

You Rays have had some amazing swims and have been working hard all summer.  This SUNDAY let’s ALL gather under the sun to see each other swim!  That means EVERYONE! Swimmers, coaches, parents, siblings... all can swim! We will celebrate our Mini-Rays in their inaugural swim and send off our seniors (& 2020’s seniors) in their final home swim.  All our SVST swimmers will get to show off their favorite strokes AND parents & siblings, pull out your swim suits, shake out your towels and dig through the lost & found for a pair of goggles, you'll have a chance to get in the pool too!  We’ll be looking for you on deck Sunday!  #noexcuses.

Lots to do this week... 

First, a big CONGRATULATIONS to our Rays of the Week... 

Ellie Wijesekera,  Xander Stein,  Cara Buhmann,  Will Meehan,  Cade McAlister  &  Will Paulsen
 

That POP Times board is sparkling. Swimmers can stop by the Pop Times Table on Tuesday & Wednesday AFTER their practice time to redeem their pop points for prizes.

Spirit Week means even more fun!  Check out the Events tab on our website for details about the plethora of after practice activities.   Laura has something special planned each day.  Standard Ray rules apply... work hard, play hard, A.K.A., attend practice then join the activity after practice, not instead of practice.

Parents:  please plan to pick up your swimmer 30-45 minutes after the end of practice to allow them time to participate in the Spirit Week activity of the day. This 30 minute window also allows the Spirit Team to reset for the next age group. 

Spirit week pick-up times:

  • 13/14  pick up times  9:40-9:50 am
  • 15-18  pick up times 11:00-11:10 am
  • 8 & U  pick up times 11:45- 11:55 am
  • 9/10  pick up times  12:45 - 12:55 pm
  • 11/12  pick up times  1:45 -1:55 pm

Upcoming Events!  Hold on to your hat and mark your calendar... 

Saturday 7/10 – Final chance to commit or decline participation at LSC – Click here to declare

Sunday 7/11 (8:30 – 1pm)  Twisted Time Trials. Join our Spirit Week Kick-Off Fun Swim - Declare now

M-F 7/12 - 7/16 Spirit Week activities every day after practice – Here is the schedule

Tuesday 7/13  (6 - 8pm) Mom’s Night Out! Ladies social time at Wine Thieves in Lafayette!

Thursday 7/15  (6 - 8pm)  SVST’s LSC Pot-luck Pasta Feed.  Come carbo-load and prep for LSC. Sign up to come... 

Friday 7/16 Final Practice held at Acalanes Pool!  Coaches will send details. Not regular practice times. 

Sat & Sun. 7/17 & 7/18  Lafayette Swim Conference Championship Meet (LSC) aka Conference. – Go Rays!  Click here for details

Sunday 7/18Meet Up at Sun Valley post Conference to congratulate our Coaches and our swimmers for a wonderful summer of swimming.  BYO...  & hang out at the pool for the evening. Expect celebrating, storytelling, and playing in the pool.

Tuesday 7/20 Waterslide Day at Hurricane Harbor  - In case you’re missing water but not swimming, come play in the spray with teammates and their families at Hurricane Harbor.  Sign-up here

Wednesday 7/21 Start of County Qualifiers’ practice.   (Eligible swimmers will receive an email with details)

Last but not least... Friday 8/13 (5:30 - 8:30pm)  SVST Awards Night at the Lafayette Community Center.  Every swimmer and family member are invited. This is a nice night to cap a crazy season, see your team mates dry and dressed, and to celebrate all of the hard work you’ve put in all summer. Save the date, details will follow.

Let's finish this summer strong!  Go Rays... Swim fast & have fun!