Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Just Keep Swimming

Hello Welch Swimmers!

Thinking about Winter Swim Team?! I hope so! Here is information about the two great options in our town! Find what fits for your family and Just Keep Swimming!

Coach Marion

                           NLAC                YMCA





Monday, July 31, 2017

End of Season Wrap-up

AUGUST SWIMMING!
Coach Marion will be running three weeks of modified practice in August for interested swimmers 7+. Practices will be held Monday-Thursday during the weeks of August 7, 14, and 21. The cost of the program is $25/swimmer -- registration through CRPR.
  • Ages 11 and up: 7:30-9:00am (CRPR Program #13502)
  • Ages 7-10: 8:00-9:00am (CRPR Program #13501)

LATE NIGHT SWIM - Friday, August 18th from 8-10pm
Mark your calendars to come out and join the team for another get together before school starts! This is a fun evening for the entire family! The team slideshow will be shown. Of course, there will also be time for some Sharks and Minnows!

Did you miss the brunch? Plan to stop by during August Swim for your team gift and awards!
We have a team gift, a best times report, and a team picture for each swimmer. Swimmers who attended Champs also receive place medals/ribbons. Stop by between 7:30-9:00am, Monday-Thursday during the weeks of August 7, 14, and 21 to pickup your gift and awards.

Want to See Your Child on the Big Screen?!
Each year we put together a slideshow to highlight our swimmers and some of our memories from the season. If you have any pictures for the slideshow, please send them to welchcoaches@gmail.com. The slideshow will be shown at the Late Night Swim on Friday, August 18th. All pictures will be made available via Google Drive after the Late Night Swim.

Congratulations to our League and Team Record Breakers from Champs!


League Record: Girls 11-12 - 200 Medley Relay
Megan Wilson, Mackenzie Pagett, Jade Castro, and Saylor Milhomme: 2:08:96

League Record: Girls 11-12 - 50 Free
Jade Castro: 25.85

League and Team Record: Boys 15-18 - 50 Free
Toby Van Dyke: 22.02

League and Team Record: Girls 11-12 - 100 IM
Mackenzie Pagett: 1:04.14

League and Team Record: Boys 13-14 - 100 IM
Garrick Zheng: 58.42

League Record: Girls 11-12 - 50 Breast
Mackenzie Pagett: 32.44

League and Team Record: Boys 15-18 - 50 Breast
Ben Gingher: 26.29

League and Team Record: Girls 11-12 - 50 Back
Jade Castro: 29.37

League and Team Record: Girls 11-12 - 50 Fly
Jade Castro: 27.66

Team Record: Boys 13-14 - 50 Fly
Garrick Zheng: 25.65

League and Team Record: Boys 15-18 - 50 Fly
Toby Van Dyke: 23.65

Team Record: Boys 13-14 - 100 Free
Garrick Zheng: 51.85

League and Team Record: Boys 15-18 - 100 Free
Toby Van Dyke: 47.85

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Important Updates for the Week of July 24th

CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS WEEK
Looking forward to some great swims at Champs this week! Our entry list has been posted. Here's an overview of this week's schedule.

Big Champs Details (Age 11+)
  • Tuesday, July 25th at Park Forest
  • Arrive at 5:10pm
  • Warm-ups at 5:30pm
  • Meet starts at 6:00pm
Little Champs Details (Age 10 and under)
  • Thursday, July 27th at SPRA
  • Arrive at 5:10pm
  • Warm-ups at 5:30pm
  • Meet starts at 6:00pm
Champ Shirts - Pre-ordered shirts may be picked up at practice on Monday from 8:30-9:45am and also at Champs. Additional shirts will also be available on a first-come basis at Champs.

TEAM AWARDS BRUNCH - Saturday morning
We will be hosting an end-of-season team brunch on Saturday, July 29th from 9:00-11:00am at Easterly Parkway Elementary School- 234 Easterly Parkway. This is a fun time to celebrate, enjoy some food, and congratulate the team for a great season!

LATE NIGHT SWIM - Friday, August 18th from 8-10pm
Mark your calendars to come out and join the team for another get together before school starts! This is a fun evening for the entire family! The team slideshow will be shown. Of course, there will also be time for some Sharks and Minnows!

AUGUST SWIMMING IS BACK!
Coach Marion will be running three weeks of modified practice in August for interested swimmers 7+. Practices will be held Monday-Thursday during the weeks of August 7, 14, and 21. The cost of the program is $25/swimmer -- registration through CRPR.
  • Ages 11 and up: 7:30-9:00am (CRPR Program #13502)
  • Ages 7-10: 8:00-9:00am (CRPR Program #13501)

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Important Updates for the Week of July 17th

Another great week of Welch Swim Team ahead! Thank you for your continued support of our team and activities.  We appreciate all our families and how much everyone has been helping out this summer! Check out what is happening this week...

Sign-up for Thursday's SPRA Meet
The sign-up boards will be available Monday through Wednesday for Thursday's away meet against SPRA. The sign-up deadline is Wednesday at the end of practice (9:45am).
  • Arrive at 5:15pm for warm-ups

SPRA Meet: Parent Volunteer Sign-up
Please sign-up to help with the SPRA meet. A description of each volunteer position is available on the team site.

French Toast at Practice
The team will supply French Toast Sticks and Syrup for all the swimmers after their practice time on Thursday! See you then!

Championships
All swimmers are invited to participate in the league championships (Champs) on Tuesday, July 25th (11 and up at Park Forest) and Thursday, July 27th (10 and under at SPRA). Sign-ups for Champs will be available at practices through Thursday, July 20th.
  • Sign-ups will be on a separate sign-up board from regular meets. 
  • Each swimmer selects their top five preferred events. Each swimmer is allowed to swim up to four events -- coaches will determine relays.
  • If you cannot sign-up in person or if you know that you cannot attend Champs, please send an email to our coaches: welchcoaches@gmail.com -- We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to swim at Champs!
  • Please sign-up to volunteer at Champs (Big Champs / Little Champs)
  • If you have any questions, please ask another parent or a coach.

Team Awards Brunch
We will be hosting an end-of-season team brunch on Saturday, July 29th from 9:00-11:00am (location to be determined). This is a fun time to celebrate, enjoy some food, and congratulate the team for a great season!
  • Please REGISTER if you plan to attend
  • Brunch at 9:00am. Awards after brunch.
  • Families are asked to bring a dish to share. Details available on the Sign-up page.

CRPR Youth Triathlon
The annual CRPR Youth Triathlon will be held Saturday, July 22 from 8-11am. The cost is $10/child. This event is open for ages 6-13. See details in display case next to ours and sign up through CRPR.

Welch Animal Policy
Just a reminder that pets are not permitted within the Welch Pool facility -- this includes during practice times. Thank you!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Great Win! New Records!


Great swimming tonight! We loved seeing everyone having a good time and swimming fast! Results from the PV/Lewistown meet have been posted on the team site.

Congratulations to three of our swimmers for breaking records tonight:

  • Jade Castro – 11-12 girls 50 yard butterfly: 28.25 seconds
  • Zachary Lambert – 11-12 boys 50 yard freestyle: 25.84 seconds
  • Garrick Zheng – 13-14 boys 100 yard Individual Medley: 59.32 seconds

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Important Updates for the week of July 10th

Sign-up for Thursday's Home Meet vs Penns Valley/Lewistown
The sign-up boards will be available Monday through Wednesday during practice for Thursday's home meet against Penns Valley and Lewistown. The sign-up deadline is Wednesday at the end of practice (9:45am).

Parent Volunteer/Concessions Sign-up
Please sign-up to help with this Thursday's home meet using the links below.
Late Night Pool Party on Tuesday
We will be hosting a pool party from 7:00-9:30pm at Welch Pool on Tuesday, July 11. Please bring a dessert (finger-food only) to share. No sign-up required.
  • 7:00-8:00pm: General Swim
  • 8:00pm: Dessert time!
  • 8:10-9:00pm: Fun Swim in Both Pools
  • 9:00-9:30pm: Sharks and Minnows
Donut Day at Practice Thursday
The team will supply donuts for all the swimmers after their practice time on Thursday! See you then!

Relay Meet: "Day of Joy" on Saturday
Join all of the league teams for a morning of fun relays for all ages. No sign-up required. A headcount will be taken on Tuesday at practice.
  • WHAT: A morning full of fun relays
  • WHEN: Saturday, July 15th from 8:00am to noon
  • WHERE: Park Forest Pool
  • Additional details available in the display case at Welch
Championships
All swimmers are invited to participate in the league championships (Champs) on Tuesday, July 25th (11 and up at Park Forest) and Thursday, July 27th (10 and under at SPRA). Sign-ups for Champs will be available during practices beginning this Wednesday and running through Thursday, July 20th.
  • Sign-ups will be on a separate sign-up board from regular meets. 
  • Each swimmer selects their top five preferred events. Each swimmer is allowed to swim up to four events -- coaches will determine relays.
  • If you cannot sign-up in person or if you know that you cannot attend Champs, please send an email to our coaches: welchcoaches@gmail.com -- We want to make sure everyone gets a chance to swim at Champs!
  • Please sign-up to volunteer at Champs (Big Champs / Little Champs)
  • If you have any questions, please ask another parent or a coach.

T-Shirt Design Contest
Coach Marion is looking for a new t-shirt design for next year's gear, and she wants to see your ideas! Entries can be given to Coach Marion or placed in the team dropbox. We hope to show our new logo at the team brunch at the end of the season. Parents can participate too!

Monday/Wednesday Evening Practices for 11+
Please note that our Monday and Wednesday practices are for swimmers from ages 11-18 only. Thank you!

Lost and Found
Please remember to put your name on your team swimsuits and caps. Please check your boys suits – a size 28 jammer has been found and a size 22 jammer is missing. Please return/pickup from Coach Marion.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Important Updates for the Week of July 3rd

We have a fun week ahead! Please make an extra effort to be on time for practice so we can maximize our time in the water. You should be aiming to be at the pool 10 to 15 minutes before the beginning of your practice time. Thank you!

Be extra careful when signing up for a swim meet that you are checking the boxes next to your name!! Don't be surprised if you don't get to swim exactly what you signed up for – coaches enter you into events that are also best for the team! – Your Coaches

Happy 4th of July! Fun Practice!
We will follow our modified practice schedule on Tuesday. This is a practice you won't want to miss!

Sign-up for Thursday's Park Forest Meet
The sign-up boards will be available Monday-Wednesday during practice for Thursday's meet at Park Forest. The sign-up deadline is Wednesday at the end of practice (9:45am). This is an important meet, and we want to make sure that all swimmers are signed-up!
Parent Volunteer Sign-up for Park Forest Meet
Our parent volunteers help with getting kids ready to swim, timing events, helping with concessions, and more. Please sign-up to help with the Park Forest meet. A description of each volunteer position is available on the blog.

Let's Eat Some Frogs!!! (Sweet Frogs)
Head to Sweet Frog on July 6th before the Park Forest meet for some delicious frozen yogurt – and help our team too! Mention "Sharks Eat Frogs" during your visit and 15% of your purchase will be donated back to the team! Be on the lookout for fliers to share with friends and join our Facebook event.

Pancakes at Practice on Thursday
The team will be making pancakes for all swimmers after their practice times on Thursday. Come hungry!

T-Shirt Design Contest
Coach Marion is looking for a new t-shirt design for next year's gear, and she wants to see your ideas! Entries can be given to Coach Marion or placed in the team dropbox. We hope to show our new logo at the team brunch at the end of the season. Parents can participate too!

Team Gear
Team sweatshirts and t-shirts will be sold during Friday practices -- just let one of the coaches know what you would like. Items will be sold cash-and-carry.