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12013-2014 Swim Season www.natickswimteam.org NATICK NEPTUNESSwim Season
2MISSION STATEMENTThe Natick Neptunes Swim team provides the opportunity for children from ages 5-18 to improve swimming skills and physical fitness in a relaxed atmosphere but with competitiveness. We stress self-improvement, good sportsmanship, and hard work as desirable goals along with the value of participating in intra-team and inter-team competitions.
3Coaches/Directors Head Coaches- Jess Henderson and Alex Mulcahy Assistant Coach- Kristin HesseHead Senior Coach- Beryl KaltofenJunior Coaches- Shelby Merlino, Jackie Barr, and Hilary WilcoxVolunteer Coaches- high school swimmersDirectors- Grace Paltrineri, Heather Spurling, Gene Mcpherson and Jeannette Christensen
4PRACTICES Sunday Practices @ Keefe Tech in Framingham 3:30-4:30 8 AND UNDERS4:30-5: ’S5:30-6:30 11 AND OLDERWeekday Wayland Town Pool7PM-8PM 10 AND UNDERS7:30PM-7:55PM 11 AND OLDER DRY-LAND8PM-9PM 11 AND OLDER SWIMMING
5SWIMMER EXPECTATIONS at PRACTICES Every swimmer should be prepared for practice!Eat properly before practice (healthy snack and lots of water).Go to the bathroom BEFORE practice begins.When sick, please stay at home.Wear suit, and bring towel, goggles, cap, fins, and good attitude.LABEL all belongings with your name!!We encourage swimmers to attend ALL practices
6PRACTICE EQUIPMENTAll swimmers are asked to purchase fins for practice. The color of the fins will depend on the size ordered. Do not get the short fins! On the website are links in which you can order your swimmers' equipment11 and older- dry land equipment (Jeannette)
7SWIMMER EXPECTATIONS at MEETS In order to participate in Regionals, each swimmer MUST swim in at least 5 meetsNotify Jess in an if your child is NOT able to attend a meet by the FRIDAY BEFORE THE MEET!! (ILLNESS IS ONLY EXCEPTION)All swimmers are expected to wear their team suits and capsAll swimmers are expected to stay until the end of the meet(If prior arrangements have been made with the coach, swimmers must check-out with the coach.)We must ensure all relays have four swimmers. If one swimmer leaves early, three of his or her teammates are left disappointed because they had to scratch their relay.
8MEETS AND CHAMPIONSHIPS Dual Meets (Meet schedule is on the website )Natick Neptunes compete in the Winter Suburban Swimming League from December through March along with 13 other area towns.The swimmers have to swim in 5 of the 9 regular season meets to be eligible to swim in the championship meets.Championships-held March 8th and Milford High School“A” Championships require a swimmer to achieve a qualifying time to participate. (cut off times are on the website)-March 8th“B” Championships provide a final meet for all the swimmers who did not achieve an “A” qualifying time to achieve their personal best-March 9th
9KEEFE CLOSED FOR A SWIM MEET MEET SCHEDULESwim Meet ScheduleTime Trials 11/17/13Sunday 12/1/13 HOME vs. Wellesley 3:30 warmups/4:00 startKEEFE CLOSED FOR A SWIM MEETSunday 12/15/13 HOME vs. Milford 3:30 warmups/4:00 start-PICTURE DAY arrive at 3:00WINTER VACATIONSunday 1/5/14 HOME vs. Dedham 3:30 warmups/4:00 startSaturday 1/11/14 AWAY AT Westwood 2:30 warmups/3:00 startSunday 1/12/14 HOME vs. Sudbury 3:30 warmups/4:00 startMLK WEEKENDSunday 1/26/14 AWAY AT Acton Boxboro 8:30AM warmups/9:00AM startSaturday 2/1/14 AWAY AT Framingham Keefe) 9:30AM warmups/10AMSunday 2/9/14 AWAY AT Newton 3:00 warmups/3:30 startSunday 2/16/14 AWAY AT Norwood 2:30 warmups/3:00 start
10VOLUNTEERING Heather Spurling- volunteer spot (email a link) Two meet minimum per familySnack Bar- Holly MckeanJobs include:TimingHelping with ribbons at practicesLocker room monitors for both girls and boys during practice/meetsBullpen/runners during meetsSnack barStroke and turn (link on website to sign up)
11IMPORTANT DATES Wayland practices begin tomorrow October 28th Time Keefe on November 17thFirst meet- HOME against Wellesley December 1stPicture Day on December 15th swim meet (vs. Milford)