First, as I stated before. This will be my last season as the Head Coach. As of today, no one has reached out to signal to me that they would be interested in heading up the program next year. I would love someone to step up who is good at organizing, because that is the biggest part of heading up the program. I will teach you all you need to know about swimming, I promise! :) Please do not hesitate to contact me if you are interested and want to know more.
Next, our practice times are changing. Due to pool availability at Valley Catholic, we are going to practice from 5:00 to 6:00pm for polliwogs (K-3) and 5:00-6:30pm for cubs and cadets (4-6 and 7-8). We will practice on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. You will be allowed to sign up for one of those days once we get closer to the beginning of the season. Our Sunday evening practices will begin in mid-November.
The season will begin on either October 17 or October 24. This is mostly due to a lack of coaching volunteers...which brings me to my last point. WE NEED YOUR HELP! If you can cheer, encourage, and help keep kids safe in water, you are qualified to be a coach! On the job training is provided. It does not require much extra time, since you will be a coach while your athlete is swimming and at meets already. Please consider helping us with this need. We are also in a need of Stroke & Turn judges. To be qualified for this, some experience in competitive swimming is needed. I will conduct a class, then you have the proper training to volunteer at meets as a Stroke & Turn Judge.
If you have any questions or want to contact me, please email me here. If you reply to this email or blog message, it actually gets lost in cyberspace. :(