Wyoming Seadragons - Week 8 - July 17 - CHAMPS are HERE

It’s the end of the season and we're headed to Champs! I hope everyone loved watching our Juniors show off their skills and confidence at our Friday Seadragon meet and Breakfast of Champions. I’m excited to have close to one hundred swimmers at Champs! We have a great team and we will have terrific swims!

Here are your end of Season Reminders:
[] End of Season Celebration
[] Gift to Coaches
[] Family Survey
[] Yard Signs
[] Other Swim opportunities
[] Parent Board Volunteers
[] League Officials Needed
[] Champs Recap (from the messages Coach Jen has sent)

End of the Season Celebration: Our end of the season celebration will be on Wednesday, July 20 - 7pm at the Wyoming Civic Center. Awards, Medals, and Ribbons will be distributed. Desserts and drinks will be provided. Let us know if you can be there and add a note to let us know how many family members can attend so we can plan. RSVP here>. Sign up to volunteer or donate items>>

Gift to Coaches: Our Coaches did an amazing job working with our swimmers. If you’d like to contribute to a group gift card to the Coaches as a special thanks, you can give April or Rich cash or check during Champs or Venmo @April-Robles-2 by Wednesday, July 20 at noon so we can present a gift card to the coaches at the celebration

Family Feedback: Feedback from all of our Families is very important. Please fill out this survey before Sunday, July 31 - Family Survey>>

Yard Signs: If you have a yard sign, you are welcome to drop them off at the Rec Center Pool at the Coaches’ Office (to the left of the guard/staff office). We will do a sweep of the neighborhood to pick up signs.

Is your swimmer interested in taking their swim passion to the next level?
Check out these local programs:
PCY Tigersharks – All Ages
Marlins – All Ages
WHS Swimming (for 9th through 12th Graders) – Coach Dave and Coach Diane
WMS Swimming (for 7th & 8th Graders) – Coach Toerner

Parent Board: Special shout out and thanks to the volunteers on the Parent Board! They go above and beyond the call of duty. There are a few of us that now only have high schoolers and our years with the team are numbered. We need some families with younger swimmers to ensure we can keep a quality summer swim program. Please reach out if you can share your talents with the team.

League Officials Needed: Our league is in need of Officials to become certified. There is a special training that will be in October. The Seadragons can help take care of fees for certification if you are interested. Another benefit of going through the certification is being eligible to get paid to work middle school and high school meets. Reach out if you are interested in getting certified.

Recap of Champs Info:
Attached are the individual events for all swimmers. Relays will be posted at the team tent (in case there are last minute changes)

Monday, July 18
Day 1 Morning Session is for all 10 and under swimmers.
6:30am - Facilities open
7:00am - Seadragons Report for warmups at the team tent
9am - Meet starts

Day 1 Afternoon Session is for all 11 and older swimmers.
2pm - Facilities open
2:30pm - Seadragons Report for warmups at the team tent
4:30pm - Meet starts

Tuesday, July 19
Day 2 is our Finals Sessions.
10:30am - Facilities open
11am - 10 & Unders @ Evendale Rec Center- Seadragons report for warmups at the team tent
11am - 11 & up @ Wyoming Rec Center - Seadragons report for warmups on deck. 11& overs will warm up at home before heading over to Evendale for starts and the meet. If you have siblings that are in both, they are more than welcome to come to warmups at home before we head over. From Coach Jen: If anyone needs a ride, I will have enough room for 4 swimmers or they can get a ride with a friend.
1:30pm - Meet starts

Qualifying swimmers Ages 7 and older from the Day 1 Morning Sessions and qualifying swimmers Ages 11 and older from the Day 1 Afternoon Session will swim at Finals. All Relays are swimming on Tuesday except the 8 & under 100 Freestyle Relays from Day 1 Morning Session as they were the Timed Finals format.

Parking: (attached)
Please note the parking lots in red are not available for parking during Championships. The lots in Green are reserved for Coaches and Officials. The lots in Light Blue are for spectators. (See parking map)

Team Tent:
We will have our team tent up (see team tent map). We will have water and gatorade available in our tent to keep swimmers hydrated. Bring your lawn chairs/blankets for the team area (for swimmers and parents/family) This will be our central meet up location for events. For swimmers 10 & under, we will organize participating swimmers at the tent and they will be walked over for each of their events to the Clerk of Course to be organized in heat/lanes. Please note that Parents are not allowed in the Clerk of Course area.

Bleacher/Stands will be available to view races on the side of the pool. Typically, spectators will watch their swimmer and move back to the team tent area to allow other spectators to watch their swimmer. (see pool map)

Costs: (Cash Only)
Gate admission is $3.00 per person, per session and does not include a heat sheet.
Heat sheets are $3.00 per session.
Children under four, league swimmers and league coaches are free.
Admission is charged to everyone else including all volunteers. (Coaches and officials are excluded from admissions fees.)

Evendale will provide Concession options (Cash Only)

Food trucks will be available (See Food Options attachment)

Thanks to all the families that have signed up to volunteer or contributed to hiring a teen. I’m still collecting to help offset the cost of entry for those volunteers if you’d like to help. Venmo contributions to @April-Robles-2

April Robles
Wyoming Seadragons Parent Board President

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