August Newsletter

posted Aug 24, 2014, 1:53 PM by Dana Vazzana   [ updated Aug 24, 2014, 2:33 PM ]
Hello, swimming families!  It's hard to believe, but the end of the summer is fast approaching.  :(  Fortunately, we'll keep right on swimming all year long!  Here are some dates to note for August:

Friday, August 15: last day of summer practice season.  Practice on Friday will be a "splash bash", which means that the kids get to just swim around and have fun in the water.  Juniors can stay longer if they like, and parents are welcome to bring poolside snacks for the swimmers to share.

August 16-24: no practice.  The first week of school is busy with evening meet-and-greets and other events, so we will take a swim break.

Monday, August 25: First day of fall practice!  Also, at 6:45 p.m. on Monday 8/25 we will have our Fall Parent Meeting during evening practice.  Parents are encouraged to attend in order to meet the ASA executive board members and receive general updates on the swim team, finances, and fall registration procedures.  We will also vote on the budget for the upcoming year.  The meeting will tentatively take place in the shelter by the Aquatic Center parking lot (I'll send a reminder email later and confirm the location at that time.)

The fall schedule is still tentative (pending coach availability and pool approval), but this is the current plan:

Mondays: 4-5pm and 6:45-8:15pm swim team, 4-4:45pm juniors.  Note that there will no longer be an option for 90-minute practices after school, as these were not frequently attended.
Tuesdays: 4-5pm swim team
Wednesdays: no practice.  Wednesday practices had very sparse attendance, so this practice was dropped from the schedule.
Thursdays: 4-5pm and 6:45-8:15pm swim team, 4-4:45pm juniors.
Fridays: Fun Fridays 4-5pm for swim team members
Saturdays: 11:30-1 swim team, 11:30-12:15 juniors. That's right!  Juniors will now have three practice options per week!

Again, the above schedule is tentative.  I will send the official version as soon as we have the details worked out.

We've had several new swimmers join the team over the last couple of months, which is terrific!  We're looking forward to a great new season of swimming with all of you!

Please feel free to contact me with any questions: 660-349-8372 cell, or reply to this email.

Dana Vazzana
ASA President