CoEd Swim & Dive
Now that we are in meet season, a few notes on dual meets. Similar to last year, you can expect our District to be challenging, but fun! We will continue our tradition of working towards allowing every member of our team to swim in every meet as best we can. Pending practice attendance and other factors, that may not always be the case. BUT we are committed to doing our best to honor that tradition. Also, as always, your events will reflect what our team need is for each meet. Sometimes we have more flexibility than others so we ask that you keep in mind our goal is to put together a comprehensive team lineup – not one that focuses on specific individuals/preferred events.
Few things before we get into logistics - as a reminder, I will aim to send out an email no later than Wednesday with the week schedule and information. Second, now that we are in meet season, three practices a week are mandatory unless you have a specific and agreed upon arrangement with me. If you aren't making those and/or aren't managing your time well, you may not be swimming in our meets. That said, communication with me is key so if you have a lot going on and need to chat – please do that in person and we’ll figure out something that works for both of us.
Here’s the run-down of the rest of the week’s schedule and requirements.
THURSDAY - PASTA DINNER
As a reminder, pasta dinners are expected for team participation and to earn a varsity letter at the end of the season. We will use this time to go over the lineup each week and spend some time together as a team. Similar to last year, we will be using the Signup Genius so that our dinners are more potluck style. However, every swimmer will always be responsible for bringing their own drink (2 liters also welcome for sharing) to each dinner.
FRIDAY – MEET vs. Herndon @ Herndon Community Center
(814 Ferndale Ave, Herndon, VA 20170)
SWIMMERS and DIVERS – please be at the pool by 530pm, in your team tshirt. We will plan to depart by bus around 545pm. Riding the bus is required on the way TO the meet. You are able to go home with your parents following the meet, but the bus will also bring us back to WL as well. (You cannot leave with anyone other than your parent.)
Diving and swimming happen concurrently during this meet – both warmups will get underway around 630pm with the meeting starting, by 7/715pm.
PARENTS: If you are officiating/scoring/timing the dive meet OR the swim meet, please plan to arrive by 630pm or so. If you have any questions about what you are doing or you are able to volunteer and haven’t already mentioned it – please contact Bill Mowery (officials) or Strat Zervos/Gretchen Mowery (timers). More info below.
You can sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b49a5a723a64-20182019
*We are the home team for this meet (don’t ask) – so we will need a good crew of volunteers to be able to run the meet. Herndon is able to stand-in for some slots, but please sign up if you are able. And if you are new and able to officiate, please contact Bill Mowery.
SATURDAY – BAZAAR/FUNDRAISER
First up, a HUGE thank you to those of you who put together our cookie jars this year and to Brooke for leading the charge (and thanks to the Weiser family for housing the jars/hosting the put-together!). :)
Everyone who is able should plan to be at the Holiday Bazaar at some point on Saturday, even for an hour or two. Those who can work the morning shift, please arrive at 930am. If you are working another table during the Bazaar, try to stop by – even if for 30 min – to work with us as we sell our cookie jars. When the last jar is sold, we can leave. So if you are planning to arrive later in the afternoon, please check in with someone to see if we are still there. The Bazaar runs from 10-4pm, but we usually finish up by 1pm or so.
Parents, please stop by and support WL and the swim team. Our jars make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, and coworkers! Also, there were a lot of great vendors last year and you can find some cute holiday gifts for friends and family. We will sell them for $10 or two for $15. Discounts offered on purchases of 2 or more!
We are not having picture day this week like other winter sports teams – our date will be in December 12th during regular practice time.
If you have any questions, let me know. Otherwise, see you at practice this week!