News and Announcements
Congrats too all the Makos that participated in our first meet tonight! The Makos managed to record a victory against a Goochland team with some really really fast swimmers!
There were a lot of improved times, but a special shout out goes to Michael Sabo who broke Milestone team records from 2003 and 2005! Awesome!
All of the documents can be found here:
Attached to this news item are the entries for Meet 1.
A few notes for new families:
There is a First Meet – Readme file under info on the website. This contains a lot of good information.
Entry Time in the attached files refers to the last recorded time for your swimmer in that particular event. NT means “No Time.”
Swimmers are broken down by Division using Top (best) Times and the GRAL Time Standards. More info on the divisions can be found under INFO>FAQ. The 2018 Times Standards are still current. A link to the Time Standards can be found under LINKS on the website.
If a time has the legend CONV, it means that time was converted from a yards pool to meters (the Milestone pool is a meters pool.)
The event numbers refer to the order of events. The order of events is also available in the INFO section of the website.
You will note that the attached file has only individual events. While you might see relay entries in the parent portal, I caution you that relays are often scratched if another swimmer doesn’t show up or leaves early. Relay entries are preliminary, they almost always change.
If you have trouble navigating the website, feel free to ask questions. There is also a link under INFO to the a users guide with linked help documents on a number of different subjects!
It was so great to see everyone yesterday and for those who couldn’t make it I wanted to email out the swim-a-thon information. This is our annual fundraiser where athletes swim as many laps as they can in a one hour period (can use kickboard). Swimmers are asked to get pledges per lap or flat donations prior to swimming. This event is Saturday, June 1 from 8-10am. Swimmers will swim from 8-9am and then breakfast will follow at 9am. The breakfast is also serving as a fundraiser but swimmers will eat for free after their hardwork swimming. Tickets for breakfast is $5 per person. More information is in the packet and if you have any questions please let me know.
Hope everyone can make it, it is a lot of fun and a great team activity!! Also, the swimmer who raises the most money in each training group gets to pie their choice of coach at one of our swim meets!!!
Makos Board Members will receive 50% off their registration fee for one of their swimmers!!!! With that said, we have 3 board positions open!!!! This is an exciting opportunity to help make sure we have successful meets this summer. The 3 positions open are:
Concessions Coordinator- In charge of making a BJ/Costco/or Sam’s Club run to pick up snacks and stuff to sell at home meets. You will also be in charge of running concession at our 3 home meets. You will be given the opportunity to leave and watch your child(ren) swim.
Volunteer Coordinator- In charge of making sure all of the volunteer positions are filled. You will send out weekly emails reminding parents to sign up for the volunteer positions. There are email drafts already created for this position.
Parent Coordinator- You send out the weekly meet information. Tells parents where the meets are, where they should park, what time to be there, etc.. You also coordinate with the parent coordinator of the away meets to find out the specific information for the meets. Draft emails are already created for this position, you would just need to update the information. This individual also is the main contact person for parents who have questions regarding the swim team (e.g. Where do I order my bathing suit from?, What time do we need to be at a swim meet?, Where can I get a swim cap?). Also on meet days, if a parent hasn’t checked in but they have committed to the meet, you may have to call them to confirm they are coming.
Swim season is just around the corner with registration opening 4/1. We really need these positions filled in order to have a smooth swim season. Please reach out to me or John Stevens if you are interested in any of these positions. email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all swimmers and parents for making our swim banquet, and our entire season a fun and rewarding experience!
Congrats to all participants, and the champs qualifiers, high point earners, coaches’ award winners, and most improved swimmers!
In order to help us learn and grow, the board has created a survey to capture your thoughts and opinions. This survey should only take 5 or 10 minutes. We appreciate your input and want to make sure we continue to get better every year!
The survey can be found here: https://surveys.enalyzer.com/survey/linkindex?pid=h5d4tngb