A brand new winter season has begun and things are looking great!
1 week down (almost), 27 to go before Summer Swimming begins!
Just a quick reminder that we do not practice on stat holiday’s so there will be no practice on Monday. Hopefully y’all will be enjoying Turkey and being thankful for something.
Some have asked if they could ‘make-up’ a missed practice on another day later in the week. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate a ‘make-up’ practice on another day, at a time other than what you have been scheduled for. We are not trying to be mean, we simply do not have the space or resources to do so. Not only that, we value the sanity of our coaches.
Hopefully by the end of this week, the coaches will have had enough time to evaluate all swimmers and ensure that they are all in the appropriate groups. There may be a little movement over the next few practices. On another note, the club has purchased an iPAD to assist coaches in getting their message across. On occassion, a coach may video your swimmer in the water then pull them out of the water to provide feedback - and be able to show them on the iPAD - pointing out what they need to correct, or reinforce what they did well. If you are interested in learning how iPAD’s are being used by swim coaches, read this article.
Lastly, please remember that once practice begins, the coaches attention needs to be completely on the swimmers. If you need to speak to a coach, please wait until after practice. For those new to swimming, if you have a questions or concerns, please try to track down a board member - there are almost always a couple of them sitting in the stands during practice. Just stand up and look really confused; all board members have been trained to recognize the look of confusion and will rush to your side - answers ready to go. The other option is to send an email or phone the appropriate Board Member - contact information is here. Just remember that we are all just a bunch of volunteers trying to create the best swim club possible - and as much as it bothers me to say this, we’ll not be able to please everyone all the time (we are trying to though). On that note, we are always looking for energetic people to step up and help out - all the time
At some point in the second half of October (if it works), we will be hosting a “Welcome to Winter Pizza and Bowling Party” (or something similar). Stay tuned…more details to come via email.
See you around the pool!