Welcome to the 2023 season!
It takes all of us to pull off a stellar swim season. Parents are needed to help make everything run smoothly, from meets to ribbons to the end-of-the-year banquet. Be prepared to sign up for at least one volunteer role per meet. And we thank you in advance for your help!
Shannon Park Pool is amazing because of you. Your energy. Your ideas. Your participation. Please consider helping us out this and next year, otherwise we can’t make this happen. Please email Claire Helm if you are considering being a team manager next year.
Monday 6/5/23: HOME vs Pine Lake
Thursday 6/8/23: AWAY vs Raeburn
Monday 6/12/23: HOME vs. Summerwood/Painted Tree
Thursday 6/15: HOME vs Rama
Monday 6/19/23: AWAY vs Windrow
Thursday 6/22/23: Make Up Meet Day
Tuesday 6/27/23: All Star Meet
Wednesday 6/28/23: Swim Team Banquet
2023 Swim Team Fees: First child – $100 / Each additional child – $85
We provide swim caps. If you lose a cap, there is a $5 replacement fee.
Our suits normally were through Omega Sports, but they closed earlier this month with almost no notice, so … we are on our own this year. Our colors are royal blue and black. If you have an old suit or hand-me down from the past that is fine, but here are links to suggested suit
But take the image into any sports store (eg Dicks) and just stay in same color scheme or just solid Royal or Black.
SO, HOW DOES THIS WHOLE SWIM TEAM THING WORK?
It’s pretty simple, actually. Coaches lead team practices Monday through Thursday (with occasional optional Fridays.) These will include both dry-land and time in the water. Come ready to swim as well as do land practice. Attend as many practices per week as you can. Meets are in the evenings, once or twice per week. Home meets are a family affair—we all work together to make them awesome. After the season is over, we have a banquet. And a good time is had by all.
Practice will start on Monday, May 15th
Come prepared for land and water practice:
Swim suit, goggles, robe, towel, thick towel or mat for ground work, sneakers, hair tie back for long hair, WATER BOTTLE!
5/15 – 6/21
Monday – Thursday
10 & under—5:30 pm – 6:15 pm
11 & up—6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday mornings before pool opens (hours TBD)
Opportunity to work with Coaches on specific strokes in small group situation. $10 per session paid directly to the coaches. This is NOT a beginner swim class. If you are looking for swim classes, our lifeguards offer one on one lessons.
NEW LEAGUE RULE FOR SHRIMPERS
Shrimpers (6 and under) – each team can only field 12 Shrimp per meet. Logan and Kendall will rotate the Shrimp to make sure everyone gets a turn.
Tell me more about swim meets.
Before each meet, you will receive an email asking you to declare whether or not your child will attend that meet. It’s extremely important that you respond to this email because the coaches are too busy with other aspects of the meet to follow up with you. If you don’t respond your child will not be able to swim. Arrive at the meets on time, and encourage your child to swim their best.
You will also receive an email asking you to accept a volunteer position. This is not optional! We need parent volunteers to fill roles or swim team will not happen. If we don’t have judges and timers from our side, then we are relying solely on parents from the other team to judge any infractions. For everyone. Except for the All-Star Meet, there are no unbiased paid referees at these meets. Claire will be forwarding links on the various volunteer positions as well as videos on strokes and rules. We use the Swimmingly app for meets, and Claire will send links for downloading and using those.
- Cheer REALLY loudly.
- Arrive on time. 5:30. Warm-up prevents injury, and it gets our team in gear!
- Help make sure your child is aware of when they are swimming. Swimmers need to pay attention to the meet and be ready to swim, and parents are the best way to make sure that happens!
- Be ready to engage and volunteer and generally support the team.
- We sell baked goods and grilled items to earn some money, so if you like to bake, we’d love to have your goodies to sell!
- Also, at the end of every home meet, be ready TO DANCE. It’s pretty much required.
Sign Up for Home Meet Jobs
Hosting swim meets is a team effort, and it’s fun! We’ll have a signup sheet for you soon so you can choose your jobs for all home meets (including the Mock Meet).