6/14 Newsletter

Kirsti Davis

Walnut Creek Swim Club Newsletter


Week of: 6/14


 Snapshot of the Week:

  • Big Buddy/Little Buddy Picnic:
    • 6/15 6-8pm at Larkey Park
  • Team Picture Day: 
    • 6/16 during practice
  • WCSC Camping Trip Info
  • Change in meet format: upcoming Meets IVST 6/16 and WCSC (home) 6/19
  • Jobs Update:
    • Job modifications to meet new Meet format, in need of a Shepherd, and All City Jobs update
  • All City News: Updates are below-this is MUST read
  • Apparel Update: Team suit pick up, team gear expected arrival, WCSC gear swap
  • Social Events: Calendar for Age Group Socials for the next two weeks are below. 
  • Amazon Smile Info 


Coaches Update: 

Great job at our Woodlands and Walnut Heights dual meets last week! Make sure you are checking in with your coach after each race. As of Wednesday morning this week, we will have all 6 of our coaches (as well as our awesome junior coaches) on the pool deck! If you have requests for what you would like to swim please let your coach know or put it in the comments of that meet file. Go WCSC!


Our amazing WCSC Coaching Staff:

Mandy- Head Coach

Brad- 13 and Ups

Emily 9-10s

Lainey 11-12s

Abby- 6 and unders

Raina 7-8s

Hunter- 8 and under

Owen 7-8s

Mac 7-8s

Coryell 7-8s

Lily 7-8s

Cole 7-8s


Top Gun Awards:


Top Gun is awarded to the person in each age group who has been working hard consistently and representing WCSC as a great competitor and teammate!

Top Gun Awards for June 7-14th

Reid Schlunt 

Gaby Lopez Aarden

Isabelle Rafferty 

Cody Hatamiya

Kylie Deng


COVID Guidelines updates

Per Walnut Creek city guidelines masks must continue to be worn everywhere until further notice. Parents still must remain outside the pool gates during practice until further notice. 


Big Buddy/Little Buddy Picnic:

Tuesday, June 15th from 6-8pm at Larkey Park.

If you have not yet met your Big Buddy, please bring a nut free dessert and beverage to share. Big Buddies please try and contact your Little Buddy to see their dinner preference and bring a blanket or towel for buddies to sit on. Parents may leave during the event. Looking forward to a great picnic!


Team Picture Day: Wednesday, June 16th during practice. Team picture will be taken at 9am. Wear your team suit or red, white, and blue. Individual/buddy pictures will be taken beginning at 8am. Use this link to sign up for a time slot WCSC Picture Day. Use this link for an Photo360 order form Photo360 Order Form (there will be some available on the day of). 


WCSC Camping Trip:

If you have signed up for the camping trip please look for an email later this week with site assignments, check-in instructions, and itinerary for the weekend. We look forward to a great trip!


Nightriders: please use this form to sign up to camp on the Nightrider site as soon as possible. WCSC Camping Trip Nightrider Sites 



Beginning this week, meets will go back to their regular format. There are no longer any cohorts for meets. This means that all ages will be swimming by event and should plan to be there for the entirety of the meet.


Wednesday, June 16th at Indian Valley Swim Club start time and warm-up time will be emailed tomorrow. 404 Marshall Drive, Walnut Creek, CA 94598


Saturday, June 19th at Home vs. Livorna start time and warm-up time will be emailed by Friday. 



Due to the change in meet format, jobs will be modified as follows: 

  • Shepherding and awards worker jobs will be for the duration of the meet
  • Timers, runners and snack shack will be for first half and second half of meet corresponding to prior wave 1 & wave 2 sign-ups


Thanks to those of you who have been filling your job requirements!  For those of you looking for more job slots, there are still slots available and new job slots may open as we adjust the meet format.  


Please note, we need strong volunteers for meet set-up and take-down to do pop-up tents, tables, chairs, etc.  I have added some additional set-up/take-down jobs to help those hard-working folks that are always left to do the heavy lifting.  It’s an easy sign-up so please help out! 


Seeking: One shepherd for Wednesday’s night’s 6/16 IVST meet, and desk workers for All City and upcoming dual meets.  If you are good with computers and think it would be fun to manage results and see how the back end of a meet runs, this is the job for you!  Contact [email protected] or [email protected]


Subs: We still need subs for our sub list.  If you know anyone 16 and older who is available to cover job shifts, please let me know!  Sub jobs pay $50 per shift (arranged and paid directly by the family).  Email [email protected] to add your name and number to the list.


Don’t Forget!  All City Jobs Requirements!!  There are additional job requirements for All City meet, June 26-27 (see below).  Details are still being worked out for jobs and schedule, however all families should plan to work at least two job shifts (up to 4 hours per shift) AND one set-up(Friday night) or take-down(Sunday afternoon) or they need to find subs to cover their requirements.  Due to the structure of the meet, you may be working a shift that is not during the WCSC time slot.  This is a very important and fun meet sponsored by WCSC and we need everyone’s participation to make it happen! 


All City job sign-ups will be released on Thursday, June 17 at 7 PM!


All City News:

The 2021 All City Meet returns this year in a modified format, to mitigate COVID-19 exposure. The meet will consist of 3 trials meets made up of 3 or 4 teams, broken out by region of the city. The West side tri-meet will consist of Walnut Creek Swim Club, Larkey Sharks and Dewing Park. The East side tri-meet will consist of Woodlands, Scottsdale, and Rancho San Miguel. The South side quad-meet will consist of Indian Valley, Walnut Heights, Rudgear Estates, and Livorna. Two trials

meets will be run on Saturday, and the third will run Sunday morning. The top

swimmers from each event will qualify for a Finals meet which will be hosted on

Sunday afternoon.


WCSC will be swimming in the Sat AM session in the ‘West Trial’ against Dewing Park and Larkey. Warmups from 7:30-8:45, Meet begins at 8:30am.


All City Finals for swimmers who qualify will be Sunday PM with warm-ups from 1-1:45pm. Meet begins at 2pm  


Every family is expected to work two jobs in addition to either set-up (Fri) or take-down (Sun) at the meet or find a sub(s) if you will not be attending. You will likely be working during one of the sessions that WCSC is not swimming in. Jobs will be released closer to the meet.


There will not be a clerk of the course this year so the meet will operate similarly to the dual meets with each team responsible to get swimmers to the blocks on time. We will have shepherds for 8 & under. Please mark your swimmer's hand with their name, stroke, heat, & lane. 


SHOUT OUTS! A very fun part of our program are the shoutouts. Since our kids can’t hear us underwater we like to put it in writing. For $25 we’ll put your kid(s) photo and a message from you somewhere in our program. Use the google form https://forms.gle/ij9G3xJpThjJDv4b9 to begin the process.


Do you (or a friend) have a business that would like to have an ad in our program that goes out to 1,300 swimmers and their families? Contact [email protected] 

$35 - 1/8 page business card 3.75"x2.25"

$65 - 1/4 page business card 3.75" x 5"

$120 - 1/2 page 7.5" x 5" 

$220 - Full Page 7.5 x 10”


We will have some vendors and food options available. We can’t wait to kick off another great All City Meet! - Jeff & Jenny Budke & Erica Gilmore


Questions? Contact [email protected]



If you still need to pick up your Jolyn or FINIS suit, contact Erica Glimore at [email protected]


Team apparel is still being processed and will be here in the next couple of weeks. 



If you have a team suit that doesn't fit and you would like to try and sell it to a family that might need it please contact me and I will try and find a home for your suit. If you are in need of a team suit let me know and I will see if we have your child's size available. Erica Glimore at [email protected]


Social Events:

Tuesday, June 15th 6-8pm Big Buddy Little Buddy Picnic at Larkey Park

Age Group Socials for the next two weeks:

Details about each social will be emailed directly to that age group

Thursday, June 17th 6 & Under Social

Friday, June 18th 9-10 Social

Monday, June 21st 7-8 Social

Tuesday, June 21 11-12 Social 



Good Stuff to Know: 

Did you know you can donate to WCSC without even trying?  When you shop on Amazon, you can designate Walnut Creek Swim Club Inc as the recipient of a (small) percentage of your purchases.  To date, we have received over $480 for doing...nothing!  Click here to learn more and add Walnut Creek Swim Club Inc to your AmazonSmile!



Use this link to access our calendar from your personal email address 

WCSC 2021 Calendar