Good evening Swimmers and Parents,
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Break and are ready for the true beginning of the swim season! Practices are getting more challenging and our first meet is next week!
For tomorrow, there is a change in plans to accommodate the Specialty Center Information Night. We have some swimmers presenting at Center night, so I wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to participate. Everything will still take place in the library. Here is the schedule:
4:00 - 4:20 Team Meeting- Captain Announcement and Varsity Letter Requirements- We will meet by the high top tables so we are out of the way of set up for Ashley’s NLI signing.
4:30 - 5:30 Ashley’s NLI Signing Ceremony
Swim Team Parents Meeting is Cancelled – A lot of parents have contacted me about work conflicts and the Center staff needs to get into the Library right after Ashley’s signing ceremony to set up for their information night, so I am opting to do a “virtual” parent meeting via email. Tomorrow I will send out the PowerPoint I was going to use and any handouts will be attached.
To give you a Preview: My goal this year is to facilitate more parent involvement on the team by having a parent coordinator for meet volunteers, a parent coordinator for team dinners/bonding events, a parent coordinator for apparel throughout the season (regional tshirts/states tshirts etc), and a parent contact for the Jaguar Athletic Association/fundraising. Obviously different parents can fill these roles each season, but I would eventually like to get to a point where we have a structured swim team parent committee, which will help tremendously with logistics as our team continues to grow.
There is no dryland or water practice tomorrow.
2.The Freestyle Frenzy Meet on Friday, December 8th has been confirmed by the meet director.
a. All information I have currently received pertaining to this meet can be found on our website http://glenallenswimteam.weebly.com/ under the new “Meet Information” Tab. In the future, this tab is where I will post everything you need to know about future meets ( the schedule, entries, results, etc). Please review the information carefully.
b. All Swimmers must RSVP for this meet by Dec 1, using the link provided on our website. USA Swimmers who are competing at USA Swimming meets are excused from this meet, but you still need to RSVP. The purpose of this meet is to provide a fun travel meet for high school swimmers not competing in the big USA meets scheduled that weekend.
c. I will need parent drivers for this meet. I have provided a tentative schedule for the day as well as a link for you to sign up. Once I know the number of swimmers participating I will have an idea of how many drivers I need. We have buses scheduled for most of our meets this year, so this will be one of the few times I ask for parent drivers. Many thanks in advance!
3.Practice Absences – These can now be reported using the Practice Absences Tab on our website. This way, I can check for practice absences in one place.
4.Our website- I am really working hard to post more of our team information on our website, as I know emails can get lost and can be tedious to sift through. Please bookmark our website and check it regularly. I always post the team updates I send out on the home page of our website.
Again, thank you all for supporting our team! See you tonight at practice!