UTAH VALLEY 

AQUATICS

9 June Team Update

UVRays Admin
Jun 9, 2019

Good Afternoon, Utah Valley Aquatics Swimmers and Families,

High Priority:
Utah Valley Aquatics’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy

Each Utah Valley Aquatics account holder (father, mother, guardian) and athlete must read and accept the club’s Minor Athlete Abuse Prevention Policy (MAAPP). You will receive an “Event” email that will contain a link to our MAAPP. You will have about 48 hours (until 11:59 pm, Tuesday, 11 June) to read and accept the document. If you miss the deadline, you will be reminded, perhaps daily, to complete this task. We ask for your attention to this request and your swift cooperation. Completing this task is critical to our remaining an eligible USA Swimming club. Thanks.


Elections: Utah Valley Aquatics (UVA) Board of Directors
Our odd-year Board of Director positions are due to be elected this year, 2019. The following positions are open for election: President, Secretary, Meet Support Director, and Team Unity Director. The term of each position is two (2) years.
• Erik Jacobson currently serves as UVA President. Erik is vacating his position.
• Bobi Bassett currently serves as UVA Secretary.
• Heather Riding currently serves as UVA Meet Support Director.
• Linnea Weller currently serves as UVA Team Unity Director.
The UVA Board of Directors declares the opening of nominations for the four listed positions. A person can nominate her/himself or can be nominated by someone else. If nominating someone, please obtain permission from that person before submitting her/his name. Nominations must be submitted to Vice President Ofelia Allen at ofelia.allen@gmail.com by 11:59 pm, Sunday, 30 June. When submitting a nomination, please explain in 50 words or less why the individual will be great for the position.
Nominees will be invited to meet with the Board of Directors and make a short presentation at the next Board meeting, which is scheduled for 4:30 pm, 9 July, at the Provo Rec Center.
The election will be held in August.


Heath Corner—especially now that we’re getting some sun
Take a look at this with your swimmers, and make sure you get the sunscreen on, and often.


Senior Zones/Futures Reminder
If you have not responded to Grant’s email about Senior Zones or Futures, please do so today.


This Week’s Events
5th Annual UVRay Tie-Dye: Monday, June 10   
Are you ready for some team building and bonding. We will have rainbows of vibrant colors to make us stand out as Utah Valley Aquatics swimmers and supporters.
• Please see the “2 June Team Update” for event details.
• If you want pizza, sign up by 11:59 pm, today, Sunday, 9 June. Sign up here now.
• Coach Jen George still needs volunteers to help tie-dye and clean up. To volunteer, email Jen at wavesofthesea@gmail.com.

2019 CHAT Non-Qualifier 14-and-Under SC BC Meet: Fri, 14 June 2019, in Cottonwood Heights. Here’s the meet info. Utah Valley Aquatics has nine swimmers competing and Coach KC will guide their efforts.

2019 CHAT 11-18 LC BC Meet: Sat, 15 June 2019, in Cottonwood Heights. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline has passed. Utah Valley Aquatics has 15 swimmers competing and Coach Christine will guide their efforts.


This Week’s Schedule
College: As scheduled by their coaches.
National: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10/12/14 June, 5:20-7:30 am, at Spanish Fork; Mon, 10 June, 2:45-4:45 pm, at BYU; Tues, 11 June, 2:45-5:15 pm (with dryland), at BYU; Wed, 12 June, 2:45-4:45 pm, at BYU; Thurs, 13 June, 6:00-8:00 am, at BYU; Sat, 15 June, TBA.
MantaRay A: Mon/Wed/Fri, 10/12/14 June, 5:20-7:30 am, at Spanish Fork; Tues, 11 June, 2:45-5:15 pm (with dryland), at BYU; Thurs, 4:00-6:00 pm, at BYU.
MantaRay B: Mon, 10 June, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Tues, 11 June, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Wed, 12 June, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; Thurs, 13 June, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 14 June, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo.
StingRay A: Mon, 10 June, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Tues, 11 June, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Wed, 12 June, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; Thurs, 13 June, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 14 June, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo.
StingRay B: Mon, 10 June, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Tues, 11 June, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Wed, 12 June, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo; Thurs, 13 June, 5:30-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 14 June, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo.
SunRay A: Mon-Fri, 10-14 June, 6:30-7:45 am, at BYU.
SunRay B: Mon, 10 June, 5:00-6:00 pm, at Provo; Tues, 11 June, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Wed, 12 June, 5:45-6:45 pm, at Provo; Thurs, 13 June, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Fri, 14 June, 5:45-6:45 pm, at Provo.
Swim School: Tues/Thurs, 11/13 June, 5:00-6:00 pm, at Provo; Sat, 15 June, 8:00-9:00 am, at BYU.


Upcoming Meets and Events—See “Upcoming Team Events” on the Utah Valley Aquatics website and here’s the 2018-19 Meet Calendar. For planning purposes, other events are listed below.

2019 Utah Valley Aquatics Speedo LC Last Chance Meet. Sat, 13 July 2019, in Spanish Fork. Here’s the meet info. Entry deadline TBA.

2019 Utah Long Course Championships. Wed-Sat, 17-20 July 2019, in Kearns. Here’s the meet info pending. This meet will have qualifying times. All qualified Utah Valley Aquatics swimmers should plan to compete in this meet. Entry deadline TBA.

2019 Utah Long Course Beehive Finale. Thurs-Sat, 25-27 July 2019, in Cottonwood Heights. Here’s the meet info. This meet has qualifying times. All qualified Utah Valley Aquatics swimmers should plan to compete in this meet. Entry deadline 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.

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.


A week of tie-dying and swimming at Cottonwood Heights, 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