January Newsletter

posted Jan 8, 2014, 5:04 PM by Debra Krusniak   [ updated Jan 8, 2014, 5:04 PM ]
Hello, Aquadog parents!  We are getting ready to start the spring swim season on Monday, January 13.  We have made a few changes to the practice schedule for the upcoming semester:

1) There will no longer be afternoon practices on Mondays or Thursdays.  Those time slots will be used by our new Aquadogs Juniors group (more on that in a bit). Monday and Thursday evening practices will still be held as usual.

2) Saturday practices will now begin at 11:30, as the pool now opens at 1pm and the previous schedule created a one-hour gap that was problematic for lifeguard coverage.

This leaves us with the following revised schedule:

Aquadogs Swim Team: TuesdayWednesdayFriday 3:30-5pm (4-5 for one-hour swimmers)
                    MondayThursday 6:45-8:15pm (6:45-7:45 for one-hour swimmers)
                    Saturday 11:30am-1pm (11:30-12:30 for one-hour swimmers)

Aquadogs Junors:    Monday and Thursday 4:00-4:45pm

About Aquadogs Juniors: In the past year, we have had a number of swimmers express interest who were not quite ready for the demands of an hourlong practice and needed work on swim strokes.  Since Monday and Thursday afternoons have had relatively low attendance, we felt that it was time to make a change to try to recruit some of these younger swimmers to the team.  If you know of swimmers age 6-10 who might be interested, please encourage them to join!  The fee is $25/month for Juniors and they can advance to the regular team at any time when they choose to do so and the coaches feel that they are ready.

Other updates:

- We will have a SPLASH BASH on Friday, January 17 from 6:30-8:30pm.  Swimmers are encouraged to come and bring a friend!  All swimmers and their guests must have a valid pool pass or bring money for pool admission.

- There will be no regular practice on Monday, January 20 because of the Martin Luther King holiday.

- Remember that January dues are reduced by 50%.  If you paid the full month's dues in December, you can skip January.

- We will be welcoming back Coach Annie this spring, who also worked for us this summer.  Coach Kevin has resigned due to his spring courseload.

- Finally, we are bringing back Fun Fridays!  Friday practices will be fun for all and incorporate a few games.

Please let me know if you have questions about anything.  Happy Swimming!

Dana Vazzana

ASA President