Hey Team! Here are your notes for the week…
PRACTICE OCT 19-24
Normal practice all week
Be sure your swimmer is coming to practice with a mask. This is a mandate that must be adhered to. If not, your swimmer will need to be sent home. This is for everyone's safety as well as mandated by the school district to use their building.
In your registration materials, it stated your second half payment would be deducted on October 25. I will be moving that out a week to November 2. This will give us a little more time to see where the high school could possibly be at regarding keeping school running as is or making any type of shift. To be clear, we do not have anything indicating we will be shut down, it is just a precaution. *There are a few families who still have account credits. I will be applying those credits to your 2nd half payment manually and adjusting balances accordingly. Once completed, I will email summaries to those this applies to.
In looking ahead at the calendar, we will not be having practice on Saturday, October 31 due to hosting the Big Rivers Conference Swim Meet. We will also not have practice on Thursday, November 25 for Thanksgiving. Our plan is to have Friday, November 26 be practice for our Thursday groups and no practice for our Friday groups that day. This will balance one day of no practice for each group.
HELP OCTOBER 31
As mentioned above, River Falls will be hosting the girls Conference swim meet on Saturday, October 31. Please check your calendars. RFSC runs the HS meets and we will need help. I will be looking for timers as well as runners. No spectators will be allowed, so this is an opportunity to be able to get in to watch. The teams will be spread out in the gym. Each heat of swimming will be brought in one at a time by escorts to and from the pool. We are working out timelines yet - trying to get the meet done at a reasonable time. I will be reaching out with another email when we know more.
It is quickly getting very cold outside. With swimmers not able to utilize the locker rooms to change, please do your best to have them bring warm sweats to put on over their suits. There are quite a few swimmers leaving wearing very little. We do our best to make sure they dress warm when they leave the pool so they do not end up sick.
Thank you & have a great weekend.
Brenda K. Derks