UTAH VALLEY 

AQUATICS

12 May Team Update

UVRays Admin
May 12, 2019

Good Afternoon, Utah Valley Aquatics Swimmers and Families,

Orange Fundraiser Round 2 Distribution and Fundraiser Results
The oranges came, and the oranges were delivered. Overall, we have many satisfied supporters of Utah Valley Aquatics. Thanks to them and to all of you who participated and helped raise funds for club equipment and travel. Overall, your efforts generated more than $14,000 for Utah Valley Aquatics.

We had at least 10 families each net more than $200 for the club. The Staker family netted $1,046, while the Guzman family put together its own fundraising effort and raised $1,000. One individual netted $850 but will not accept a prize. Thus, here are your top fundraisers who will receive individualized lessons from the coaches:

Trevan Staker, 4 lessons—most likely will share the opportunity with one of his brothers
Izabel Guzman, 3 lessons
Sydney Guzman, 2 lessons
Gauge Tobiasson, 2 lessons
Brinley Weight, 2 lessons

Congrats to all who participated. We encourage all swimmers and families to plan to participate in 2020—unless you decide to do pork shoulders, and we say, “Go for it.”


This Week’s Meet
HAST Long Course Classic: Thurs-Sat, 16-18 May 2019, in American Fork. Here’s the meet info. Utah Valley Aquatics has 117 swimmers registered for the meet. Thursday’s coaching duties for the distance events will be handled by Chloe, Jenn, and Jordan. On Friday, Coaches Jenn, KC, Madison, Maren, and Shari will oversee our swimmers’ efforts. Saturday, Coaches Chloe, Jen, Jenn, Jordan, KC, and Shari will be in American Fork to guide our athletes.


Summer 2019 Schedule
Now for the information many of you have been anxiously awaiting: the summer 2019 practice schedule. All going as planned, this schedule will begin Tuesday, 28 May.
College: As scheduled by their coaches.
National: M/W/F, 5:20-7:30 am, at Spanish Fork; M/T/W/Th, 2:00-4:00 pm most weeks—three weeks in June (10-13, 17-20, and 24-27), 3:00-5:00 pm, at BYU; Saturdays, TBA.
MantaRay A: M/W/F, 5:20-7:30 am, at Spanish Fork; T/Th, 2:00-4:00 pm most weeks—three weeks in June (11/13, 18/20, and 25/27), 3:00-5:00 pm at BYU.
MantaRay B: M/W/F, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork.
StingRay A: M/W/F, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork.
StingRay B: M/W/F, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork.
SunRay A: M-F, 6:30-7:45 am, at BYU.
SunRay B: M/W/F, 5:45-6:45 pm, at Provo; T/Th, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo.
Swim School (starts Tues, 4 June): T/Th, 5:00-6:00 pm, at Provo; Sat, 8:00-9:00 am, at BYU.


This Week’s Schedule—Note, no groups (except Swim School) will practice Friday and Saturday, 17-18 May, because of the swim meet.
College: As schedule by their coaches.
National: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 4:00-6:00 pm at BYU; Tues, 14 May, 6:00-6:30 pm, dryland at BYU.
MantaRay A: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 4:00-6:00 pm at BYU; Tues, 14 May, 6:00-6:30 pm, dryland at BYU.
MantaRay B: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 4:00-5:30 pm at Provo Rec.
StingRay A: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 4:00-5:45 pm at Provo Rec.
StingRay B: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 5:45-7:00 pm at Provo Rec.
SunRay A: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 4:00-5:15 pm at Provo Rec.
SunRay B.1: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 5:00-6:00 pm at Provo Rec.
SunRay B.2: Mon-Thurs, 13-16 May, 6:00-7:00 pm at Provo Rec.
Swim School: All groups as assigned, Fri, 17 May, at BYU; all groups, 8:00-9:00 am, Sat, 18 May, at BYU.


Upcoming Meets and Events—here’s the 2018-19 Meet Calendar
Note: if you need guidance and/or assistance in signing up for meets, please don’t hesitate to connect with Grant at grant.skabelund@gmail.com or 801.362.0820.

2019 Utah Valley Aquatics Speedo LC Invitational. Thurs-Sat, 30 May-1 June 2019, in Spanish Fork. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline: 11:59 pm, Sun, 19 May.

2019 CHAT Non-Qualifier 14-and-Under SC BC Meet. Fri, 14 June 2019, in Cottonwood Heights. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline has passed.

2019 CHAT 11-18 LC BC Meet. Sat, 15 June 2019, in Cottonwood Heights. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline has passed.

2019 CHAT LC Invitational. Wed-Sat, 19-22 June 2019, in Cottonwood Heights. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline has passed.

2019 Utah Summer Games. Thurs-Sat, 20-22 June 2019, in Cedar City. Here’s the meet info. If you sign up for this meet, please let Grant (grant.skabelund@gmail.com) and Jenn (uvrays.admin@gmail.com) know. As of 12 May, it is undecided whether Utah Valley Aquatics will send a coach; stay tuned for updates.

2019 HAST Red, White, and Blue Mini SC Meet. Sat, 29 June 2019, in American Fork. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline: 11:59 pm, Sun, 19 May.

2019 HAST Red, White, and Blue LC BC Medals Meet. Mon-Wed, 1-3 July 2019, in American Fork. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline: 11:59 pm, Sun, 19 May.

2019 HAST Red, White, and Blue LC Invitational. Mon-Wed, 1-3 July 2019, in American Fork. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline: 11:59 pm, Sun, 19 May.

2019 Utah Valley Aquatics Speedo LC Last Chance Meet. Sat, 13 July 2019, in Spanish Fork. Meet info pending. Entry deadline TBA.

2019 Utah Long Course Championships. Wed-Sat, 17-20 July 2019, in Kearns. Meet info pending. This meet will have qualifying times. Entry deadline TBA.

2019 Utah Summer Beehive Finale. Dates and venue TBA.

2019 Arena Western Zone Senior Championships. Tues-Sat, 30 July-3 August 2019, in Fresno, California. Here is the meet info. This meet has qualifying times. Grant will coordinate registration through USA Swimming’s OME system. Participating athletes should submit their events to Grant via email at grant.skabelund@gmail.com by 11:59 pm, 14 July 2019. If you would like to compete in this meet, please let Grant know so we can make the appropriate preparations.

2019 Phillips 66 National Championships. Wed-Sun, 31 July-4 August 2019, in Stanford, California. Find the meet info here. This meet has qualifying times. If you plan to compete in this meet, please let your coach and Grant know.

2019 USA Swimming Futures Championships. Thurs-Sun, 1-4 August 2019, in Des Moines, Iowa. Find the meet info here. This meet has qualifying times. Grant will coordinate registration through USA Swimming’s OME system. Participating athletes should submit their events to Grant via email at grant.skabelund@gmail.com by 11:59 pm, 14 July 2019. If you would like to compete in this meet, please let Grant know so we can make the appropriate preparations.


Swimming fast on the hilltop; hopefully the weather cooperates; we are Utah Valley Aquatics.


Utah Valley Aquatics Contact Info
Shari Skabelund, head coach, shari_skabelund@byu.edu, 801.367.7384
Abby Harbour, assistant coach, aharbour98@gmail.com, 832.631.0344
Abby Zlotnick, assistant coach, abbyzlotnick@gmail.com, 801.719.0951
Chloe Vincent, assistant coach, chloejanevincent@gmail.com, 720.393.9705
Christine McElderry, assistant coach, swimmingtsunami@gmail. com, 801.919.5834
Jennifer (Jen) George, assistant coach, wavesofthesea@gmail.com, 385.549.3203
Jennifer (Jenn) Moore, assistant coach/away-meet admin, uvrays.admin@gmail.com,801.709.3628
Jordan Fletcher, assistant coach, jordanfletcher1984@gmail.com, 385.312.8573
KC Lemon, assistant coach, lemon.kc@gmail.com, 801.473.7578
Madison Gilbert, assistant coach, mads.babcock@gmail.com, 208.881.6528
Maren Christensen, assistant coach, christensen.marena@gmail.com, 864.359.6779
Tyler Mower, assistant coach, tymower@gmail.com, 801.369.3518
Grant Skabelund, admin, grant.skabelund@gmail.com, 801.362.0820