Thanks to everyone that was able to attend tonight's meeting in person! With the pool deck so busy and balancing packed schedules, it's nice when we can connect outside of the pool and spend time together. Plus, synchro parents are a blast!
Kicking off 2024, we are officially at the beginning of the Competition Phase of the season.
To help everyone stay on the right track, here are a few reminders from the coaches & athletes:
If your swimmer is not able to attend practice, please please please discuss with your squad's coach so that they can make adjustments to training plans.
While missing a training session might not seem like a big deal, here are some quotes we've overheard athletes say:
"I don't know my pattern spot when people are missing"
"We can't work on lifts when people are gone. I love lifts!"
"My duet partner isn't here... what do I work on?"
"Synchro is more fun when our whole team is here"
Of course, we understand there are excused absences.
If a swimmer is too sick to go to school, they're probably too sick to be at training.
If a swimmer has a fever or is vomiting, they are definitely too sick to be at training.
If there's a family emergency, please let us know how we can help!
Procrastination (last-minute studying) and social events are not considered excused absences and yes, you can go straight from the pool to a band concert with wet hair. Maybe even with knox gelatin on your head 😅
Youth Sports teach prioritization, time management and planning-- have to stay focused to get all of the fun in! :)
If your swimmer is having trouble balancing, reach out to your coach! We're here to help them figure out a balance so that they can be their best.
POOL DECK SPACE
It's pretty exciting to see such a busy pool deck! With our swim team doing dryland, synchro swimmers learning choreography and everything in-between, there's not a lot of space for spectators.
While we parents to be able to observe the progress in the pool from a front row seat, please be aware that side conversation and interaction with the Coaches and/or athletes is a hindrance to valuable practice time.
We all want the swimmers to succeed, and maximizing pool/practice time is critical to the growth of the athletes.
Interested in helping?
Love it! During practices where Junior Coaches are not present, having parents/supporters film on the ipad or
running music is super helpful. Reach out to your swimmer's coach before training to see if they'd like the extra support.
Each season, swimmers will be invoiced for the use of a new suit ordered specifically to fit their routine. Exciting! After the athlete's final event of the season, the swimsuit goes back into the suit library to be used for future routines by the athletes. As a swimmer advances in the sport, they will have multiple routines each season and rather than paying for multiple suits, they have a gorgeous library full of sparkles to choose from. So cool!
Age Group Routine Suits: ~$150 USD per suit
Intermediate & Novice Routine Suits: ~$100 USD per suit
Age Group swimmers that would like to purchase suits for small routines may do so after speaking with their coach.
Please check out the updated calendar by clicking the link below
Stay tuned for a few exciting and valuable webinars coming soon designed for our athletes 11+