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2 The web page Want the latest Shark information?  Schedules  Directions to meets  Team News  Coaches’ Bios  Work Assignment Info  Practice Schedule  Important links  Calendar of Events

3 The LEAGUE Southwest Municipal Swim and Dive League Teams we will compete with this year: Chesterfield Ellisville Webster Groves Manchester Kirkwood Crestwood Sunset Hills Ballwin

4 The Coaching Staff Assistant Coach: Jessica Falvey Head Coach: Jeremy Hentschke

5 TEAM SWIMSUIT  Same as last year  The team suit is not mandatory  Swimmers must have a competition suit, No swim Trunks Suit is available at B& B Aquatics For a team discount, just say you are a Fenton Swimmer.

6 PRACTICE Begins on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Monday thru Thursday Optional Mornings : 7:00 am – 8:00 am for 10 year olds and younger 8:00am -9:00 am for 11 year olds and older OR Evenings: 7:00 -8:00 pm for 10 year olds and younger 8:00 -9:00 pm for 11 year olds and older There could be a Sunday practice. At the coaches request.  Attention and Respect to the coach’s directions  Swimmers should attend 3 out of the 4 practices ALL SWIMMERS MUST STAY OUT OF THE RECREATIONAL POOL AREA AND AWAY FROM THE SLIDE AT ALL TIMES. 100% EFFORT IN PRACTICE = MEET EXCELLENCE!

7 PRACTICE  The rainout information on the web page.  Check the Fenton Swim & Dive Facebook page.  The Swim Team hotline updated 30 minutes prior to start. ** If lightning occurs during practice/meets, the coaches and Parent Reps will remove all swimmers from deck area.

8 The MEET Meet event participation will be ed to you 1-2 days prior to the meet and may be at practice the night before OR check online Heats Swimmer’s Name / Age Group Events Best Time/Stroke

9  Please bring a sharpie.  On the shoulder put your child’s last name.  On their forearm, write down the following information:  Event  Heat  Lane Number  Stroke Relay, IM, Butterfly, Free, Back, and Breast Baby Oil and makeup remover will remove all ink TELL KIDS Please DO NOT write all over their backs….it’s fun, but it gets all over pool chairs. The MEET Event Heat Lane Number Stroke

10 If your swimmer can’t make a scheduled meet, “PLEASE” write their name in the “I can’t make that meet” book. This is located on wall near the stairs, at each practice.  Swimmer should arrive 45 minutes before the meet Ready to hit the water!  Swimmers should report to the Bullpen area upon arrival check in with the Bullpen Coordinator. appropriate competition gear. Goggles ARE A MUST (It’s advisable to have an extra pair.) Cap: (recommended for girls, but not necessary for boys) Towel (2 recommended) Warm Clothes Games ( cards or small travel games ) Snacks Etc. Please have all of your gear marked with your name. The MEET

11 RIBBONS Ribbons are placed in family files as soon as possible. Available at practice.  Young swimmers receive ribbons for all places.  Older swimmers receive ribbons for only 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in each heat.

12 PRELIMINARIES AND FINALS At the end of the season we have prelims. The coaching staff encourages “ALL” swimmers to swim. Prelim. dates: July 7:00 am for 11 and Older July 7:00 am for 10 and Under WHERE: Manchester The top 16 swimmers from prelims make it to finals. Finals will be broken into an: Heat “A” ( 1st thru 8th ) Heat “B” ( 9th thru 16th ) WE WILL ALSO HAVE 2 ALTERNATE SPOTS Date for Finals: Thursday, July 18 Webster Groves

13 EXPECTED of our parents  Parents should not interrupt the coaches during team practice or meets. If you feel it necessary to contact them, they usually have time before and in between practices, send an , or let a parent representative know of your concern. Swimmers are proud of your involvement as long as it is supportive and encouraging.

14 Work assignments Many volunteers are needed during every meet.  Each family needs to do their part.  Each family unit is required to work (3) work assignments. THIS IS MANDATORY!!!  On meet night, report to the Meet Coordinator upon arrival at the Check-In Table WE WILL NOT CHANGE YOUR ASSIGNMENTS. IF YOU CAN NOT MAKE YOUR WORK ASSIGNMENT “YOU” NEED TO FIND A REPLACEMENT

15 Fundraising The “ONLY” income for our swim team is through:  Team T-shirt Please show you support for the Sharks  Heat Sheets This money goes for new stop watches, kick boards, paper/pens/etc., awards, and the end of season banquet.

16 Banquet Each year we will have an end of season banquet. A great time had by ALL.  The funds raised through Heat Sheets, Ads, and other funds will pay for food and drinks.  The Banquet will be a time to give trophies, final ribbons, and say thanks to the coaching staff. Mark your calendars for the banquet on July Riverchase Youngers Banquet 4:00-5:00 Olders Banquet 5:00-6:00

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