Some Important Info!
•Lone Star! Please make plans now to attend the YMCA Lone Star State Championship Meet July 20-23! I will attach the Lone Star info here. The most important info right now is that to be eligible to compete in this incredibly fun meet, your swimmer must have competed in two of our meets since January 1 of this year. (So if you haven’t done any yet but do two this summer you will be eligible). The other important piece of info on that is that all swimmers need to qualify with qualifying times. The times needed are listed in the Lone Star packet. The times are not unreasonable and the vast majority of our swimmers will qualify. So please don’t see "qualifying times" and dismiss the idea. The third important piece of info regarding Lone Star is hotel information. My husband will send a separate post detailing that. Much of the Lone Star packet is for coaches and administrators. Specifically of importance for you, the parent/swimmer, are pages 11-14.
•Also, don’t forget about the absolutely not mandatory Total Athlete Time (TAT for short) =) which will be at the Westside Y at 11am on Mondays starting June 5! I highly value our athletes developing as whole people, not just as swimmers, so I am offering a time each week for anyone on the team to look at some principles that will help our swimmers become Total Athletes. These principles will be coming from a Biblical worldview and most were developed by Athletes in Action (the organization I worked with before moving to Texas). We will talk about things such as motivation, goals, what to do when life (and sport) gets hard, etc. Last year it was a really great time. Parents offered to bring snacks each week too which was a major treat for everyone. =)
•All Y pools in the city close on Friday sometime around 10am for a city-wide lifeguard training, so afternoon practices on Friday are cancelled. Orange group is encouraged to join Yellow group Friday morning at Benbrook at 6am.
•Our very own meet this Saturday! Thank you to so many of you who have already signed up on the signup genius to help! We will need everyone!
•New high school swimmers – we want you to do some meets this summer!
I love getting to coach your kids!
See you at the pool!