May Newsletter

posted May 5, 2014, 1:38 PM by Debra Krusniak   [ updated May 5, 2014, 1:38 PM ]
Hi, everyone!  We got the news today that the pool renovation is set to be complete on schedule, so we can now finalize our spring/summer practice schedule.  Read below for important dates!
  • Swim practices will resume on Monday, May 5 with the regular school year schedule.  
  • Don't forget our ASA Parent Meeting at 6:30pm on Monday, May 5!  We will meet in the shelter just below the Aquatic Center parking lot.  At the meeting, we will vote for officers for the upcoming year and give everyone general updates on the team.  All parents should plan to attend (and send the kids to practice during the meeting)!  We still need a Membership Chair and a Meet Coordinator, so please contact me ASAP if you are willing to consider either of these positions.
  • The last day for our spring practice schedule will be Thursday, May 22.  We will then take a break for Memorial Day weekend, and resume practice on Tuesday, May 27 with the summer practice schedule: 11:00-12:30 MWF and 7-8:30 TuTh for Swim Team, 11:00-11:45 MWF for Juniors.
Because of the break from practice, swimmers who paid full dues in April need only pay 1/2 dues for May.  

We also now have the summer schedule for swim meets (more details will be announced closer to the given dates):
  • Saturday, June 7 at Quincy YMCA, with Quincy and Hannibal: 1:00 pm with warmups at noon.
  • Saturday, June 14 at Kahoka: 10:00 am with warmups at 9:30.  This meet is only for swimmers aged 10 and under.
  • Wednesday, June 19 at Hannibal, with Memphis: 6pm with warmups at 5:30.
  • Tuesday, July 1 at Hannibal with Louisiana: 6pm with warmups at 5:30.
  • Saturday, July 19: HOME MEET at Kirksville Aquatic Center.  Start time probably 9am.
  • Tuesday, July 22 at Canton with Quincy YMCA: 6pm with warmups at 5:30.
  • Wednesday, July 30 at Sheridan Swim Club in Quincy with Can-Oka: time TBA
  • Saturday, August 2 at Sheridan Swim Club in Quincy: River Country Championships (tentative; some issues with the date).
ASA Aquadogs swimmers (juniors and Swim Team members) may attend any of these meets.  None are required.  The only requirement is that a swimmer must attend at least one River Country meet to be eligible to participate in the River Country championship on August 2.  Because of the expense of bringing a coach, we will not be able to send coaches to all of these meets.  We hope to be able to send coaches to the following meets: 

June 7 at Quincy YMCA

June 14 at Kahoka (10 and under meet)

July 1 at Hannibal

July 19 (home meet)

(July 30 at Quincy- Sheridan or River Country championships at Sheridan)

and will do so if we have at least five swimmers registered for a given meet.  We request a $10 meet fee for each participating swimmer to defray the cost of paying a coach to attend.

Last but not least, we will be saying goodbye to some wonderful coaches and welcoming some wonderful new ones!  Coach Tess is graduating from Truman and Coach Annie's husband will be finishing up at ATSU, so both of them will be leaving us in May.  We have hired Beth Eyanson and Casey Jepson, both of whom have four years of swimming experience with the Truman Bulldogs swim team and both of whom will be in Kirksville this fall pursuing graduate degrees at Truman.  We look forward to working with them, starting this June!

See you at the meeting on Monday!

Dana Vazzana

ASA President