Storm Forecast for October 26th, 2022

Michael White

Winter Session Registration

Registration for the winter session will begin next week.  AJ and I notified all families, either via email or in person, in the last week if they were affected by a move-up.  If you didn’t receive an email from us or talk to us about it in the last couple weeks, you can register your swimmer for the same group.  Again, Thunderstorm 1/2…you can switch back and forth to whichever group works best for your schedule.

Details for the winter session can be found here.

The registration window looks as follows:
10/31 -- Preferred Registration for board members, officials, committee chairs
11/1 -- Returning Family Registration
11/3 -- New Family Registration
11/12 -- Last Day of Fall Session
11/14 -- First Day of Winter Session

Custom Caps 

If you ordered custom caps--they’ve arrived!  I’ll be picking them up from Simply Swimming tomorrow and starting distribution tomorrow at practice.  If you don’t see a coach with them before the meet, we will have them at the meet as well.

What’s With the Mints? 

If you were at the DFAC meet, you likely saw us handing out mints to swimmers like it was early Trick-or-Treating time.  There’s a specific reason for that.  We strongly encourage swimmers to come up and talk to one of their lead coaches before their race.  We’ll go over some pointers, race strategies, see where their head is at, etc.  We want them to go into the race with a plan.  The mint is the simple incentive for them to come up and the subtle reminder when they see all their friends with mints, that “oh yeah, I need to talk to Coach.”  

After the race, they’ll get another mint for talking with the same coach about how the race went.  We try and direct our feedback to something that tied in directly with the pre-race discussion.  The mint isn’t a reward for a best time or winning the race, or for doing something new…it’s simply for going through the process of a pre-race chat and a post-race chat.  

Please encourage your swimmer to check in with one of their primary coaches before and after each race.  Ultimately, we’ll hope they do it without bribery at some point, but this gentle reminder works wonders when they’re learning what to do at a meet.

Practice Changes

Sun Prairie East doesn’t have pool time available Friday evening, so we’ve got to do a bit of scrambling.

Friday

NORMAL SCHEDULE!

Saturday

No Practice--VAST Meet

Monday (Halloween)

AM Practice as scheduled
Typhoon, Senior 1, Senior 2: 6:30-7:50P at Sun Prairie East
All Other Groups: OFF 

Social Events

Share Nights

Culver’s Share Night

November 7th

Chipotle Share Night

November 16th, 5-9pm

Parents Night Out

We invite you to join other swim parents and guardians for a fun evening at Flavor's Wine Bar Trivia Night!

Where: Flavors Wine Bar in The Old City Hall building at 100 East Main Street, Sun Prairie

When: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Join us for Trivia Night at Flavors with DJ Tom. You can win prizes and have a great time with no cost to play!  In addition to wine, Flavors offers a wide selection of beers, classic and specialty cocktails, and appetizers. We hope to see you there! 

Meet Notes

VAST Meet

Details are posted for the meet in Verona this weekend.  A few notes:

  1. There’s a waiver you’ll need to fill out online (find the link through our event page)

  2. Verona has a phenomenal facility--we can’t enter through the aquatic center entrance this weekend though (???)--there’s a handy-dandy map at the bottom of the event page on our website.

Des Moines 13&O

We’ll be doing an early signup for this meet so we can figure out the team travel side of things.  If numbers are small enough to fit into 1 or 2 15passenger vans, we’ll use coaches & chaperones to handle that travel to keep expenses down.  If numbers are large enough to merit a larger vehicle, we’ll do that.

The biggest dealbreaker in team travel is the team part.  We’ll be leaving after school on Friday, punting on the distance events of Friday, so that swimmers don’t miss school time.  That being said, we will require swimmers participating in the meet to travel with the group.  We’ve had interest from a few parents in being chaperones--if you’re willing to go through the USA Non-Athlete procedures to do that, let me know.

This meet is available for any and all of our 13&O swimmers, Hurricane through Senior 2.  Let me know if you have more questions.

End of Season Champs Meets

After yesterday’s Wisconsin Swimming House of Delegates Meeting, we now have the date and location for all remaining championship meets:

  • December Sprint Champs -- Verona High School --

  • Regionals -- McFarland High School --Feb 17-19

  • Senior Champs -- Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center--Feb 24-26

  • 10&U Champs -- Ashwaubenon High School -- Feb 25-26

  • 11-14 Champs -- Pleasant Prairie RecPlex -- Mar 3-5

  • Speedo Sectionals -- Fargo, ND -- Mar 9-12

Upcoming Deadlines

 

Meet

For

Status

Deadline

10/22

DFAC Fall Meet

All Swimmers

CLOSED

PASSED

10/29-10/30

VAST Fall Meet

All Swimmers

CLOSED

PASSED

11/18-11/20

HPAC Fall Meet 

Swimmers with B or better cuts, all seniors

CLOSED

PASSED

11/18-11/20

MSS Rockstar Splash

Swimmers without B cuts

CLOSED

PASSED

12/2-12/4

DSMY Snowglobe

All 13&Over

Open

10/31

12/2-12/3

Dale Schrank Mem
SWAT Meet

All 12&Under

Open

11/23

12/10-12/11

Wisconsin Sprint Champs

12&U with State Cuts

Not Yet Open

Early December

12/16-12/18

SPS Winter Classic

All Swimmers

Open

11/30