BRIGHAM YOUNG

UTAH VALLEY 

AQUATICS

30 June Team Update

UVRays Admin
Jun 30, 2019

Good Afternoon, Brigham Young Utah Valley Rays,

Deadlines, Deadlines, Deadlines
Please, please, please, be sure to meet the following deadlines.

• Volunteer to time at HAST RWB BC Meet (you don’t have to have an athlete competing), email Grant by 6:00 pm, today, Sunday, 30 June.

• Volunteer to time at HAST RWB Invite (you don’t have to have an athlete competing), email Grant by 11:59 pm, today, Sunday, 30 June.

• Order team T-shirts and personalized caps by 11:59 pm, today, Sunday, 30 June.

• Enter the 2019 Long Course Beehive Finale by 11:59 pm, today, Sunday, 30 June.

• Enter the BYUVRays Last Chance Meet by 11:59 pm, Friday, 5 July.

• Enter the 2019 Long Course State Championships by 11:59 pm, Sunday, 7 July.


This Week’s Meets
2019 HAST Red, White, and Blue LC BC Medals Meet: Mon-Wed, 1-3 July 2019, in American Fork. Here’s the meet info. Forty-eight (48) BYUVRays will compete in this meet. Our coaches will be Abby H, Jenn, and KC on Monday; Abby H, KC, and Maren on Tuesday, and Jenn, KC, and Maren on Wednesday.

2019 HAST Red, White, and Blue LC Invitational: Mon-Wed, 1-3 July 2019, in American Fork. Here’s the meet info. Sixty-five (65) BYUVRays will compete in this meet. All three days our coaches will be Chloe, Jenn, KC, and Shari.


Education Corner
Coach Shari just came across a great piece—"Give ‘Em Less”—in issue four of American Swimming (2018). It’s a quick read, and we invite you to check it out and contemplate its message.


This Week’s Schedule—This is a unique week with coaches at the meet, a holiday, and the need to have practice for groups preparing for championship meets. Please read it carefully so you know where your swimmer(s) need to be.
College: As scheduled by their coaches.
National: Please dialogue with your coach to ensure you are where you need to be.
Mon, 1 July (all swimmers), 5:20-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Mon-Wed, 1-3 July (if not in RWB meet), 2:00-4:00 pm, at BYU; Wed, 3 July (all swimmers), 5:20-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Thurs, 4 July, 7:00-9:00 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 5 July, 5:20-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 5 July, 2:00-4:00 pm, at BYU; Sat, 6 July, TBA.
MantaRay A: Please dialogue with your coach to ensure you are where you need to be.
Mon, 1 July (all swimmers), 5:20-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Mon-Wed, 1-3 July (if not in RWB meet), 2:00-4:00 pm, at BYU; Wed, 3 July (all swimmers), 5:20-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Thurs, 4 July, 7:00-9:00 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 5 July, 5:20-7:20 am, at Spanish Fork; Fri, 5 July, 2:00-4:00 pm, at BYU.
MantaRay B: Mon-Wed, in meet; Fri, 5 July, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo.
StingRay A: Mon-Wed, in meet; Fri, 5 July, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo.
StingRay B: Mon-Wed, in meet; Fri, 5 July, 4:00-5:45 pm, at Provo.
SunRay A: Tues, 2 July, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Wed, 3 July, 6:30-7:30 am, at BYU; Fri, 5 July, 6:30-7:45 am, at BYU.
SunRay B: Tues, 2 July, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Wed, 3 July, 6:30-7:30 am, at BYU; Fri, 5 July, 5:45-6:45 pm, at Provo.
Swim School: Tues, 2 July, 4:00-5:00 pm, at Provo; Sat, 6 July, 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: 11:59 pm, Fri, 5 July 2019.

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: 11:59 pm, Sun, 7 July 2019.

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: 11:59 pm, today, Sun, 30 June 2019.

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.


Happy Birthday USA; we are so blessed in so many ways, and we are the BYUVRays.


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, 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
Ofelia Allen, meet admin, uvrays.admin@gmail.com, 801.360.8250
Grant Skabelund, admin, grant.skabelund@gmail.com, 801.362.0820