Weekly Update 01/22/2018

Hello Jr Warriors families,

We had a great meet this weekend against SwimPro and Suburban. There were lots of best times and many good races…always fun to see! Our record now stands at 5-0. Our toughest meets are ahead of us, so we will be getting ready. Below is news for this week…

Swimmers of the Week – This week’s swimmers of the week are Nicky Kilmon, Charlie Fox, Caroline Rent and Elliot Mee. Nicky is new to the team this year. He comes to practice faithfully and is one of those swimmers who gets cold quite easily. Yet he swims through the shivering without ever complaining and is always eager to do whatever is next in practice. We recently learned that he has a killer breaststroke which he swam for the first time Saturday. His grit, determination and great attitude have made him a better swimmer and a pleasure to have in the pool. Charlie is also new to our team this year. On Saturday Charlie was extremely helpful in rounding up his teammates for the various 7/8 boys relays. When he learned that we could not find several of them he immediately offered to find them and didn’t stop until he did. He made sure every swimmer for every 7/8 boys relay was there and ready to go. It was great! Caroline is in our 9/10 age group but on Saturday we were short one 11/12 year old girl for the relays as we had some last minute illnesses. Caroline didn’t hesitate when asked and stepped up to lead off one of the 11/12 girls relay swimming a 50 instead of her normal 25 yards. She went at it with gusto and had a very, very fast 50 free. She really helped out the team! Elliot is new to the team this year and has improved tremendously this season. He comes to practice regularly, takes any suggestion to heart, and works incredibly hard with every set we do…and he does it with a smile. It all paid off on Saturday when he improved his 50 free by 5 seconds and his 50 back by 7 seconds. Congratulations Nicky, Charlie, Caroline and Elliot. You are all great examples to your teammates of hard work, dedication, teamwork and perseverance. You are true team players!

Practice Tuesday – Tuesday’s practice this week will be the same as always, but please be aware that there is a boys high school meet just before our practice. Our practice will happen at 5:00 pm so don’t let the fact that a meet is finishing up deter you!

Focus of the Week – This week we will be focusing on starts and finishes. Fast starts and fast finishes can make all the difference in a race. Ask your kids about it!

8th Grade Invitation – Families of 8th graders…please keep a look out this week for an email about an invitation from the high school team for Friday. Details to come!
Meet Saturday – This Saturday we have our first AWAY meet against Flaherty. The address for Flaherty is 160 Florence st Roslindale, MA 02131. They have a small parking lot at the pool or you can find street parking. Please just stay away from the “resident only” parking areas as they do tow. Timing is:
12:15 pm – Arrival
12:30 pm – Warm Up
1:00 pm – Meet Starts
As always, please sign up for the meet at www.waylandjw.com. The entries must be sent over to Flaherty by Friday afternoon, so please be timely in signing up for the meet…the sign up sheet will be taken down at noon on Friday.

Championships – A few things about Championships…
Date: Saturday, March 3rd
Time: There will be 2 sessions
10&unders – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm (warm ups sometime before 1:00)
11&up – 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (warm ups sometime before 4:00)

Entries: All swimmers are expected to swim in championships and will be entered accordingly. If you have any issues, please let me know asap.

Waivers: A wavier must be completed for each swimmer. A blank one is attached and there are blank copies at the pool. Please turn in your completed waivers to the folder pinned to the bulletin board at the pool.

Volunteers: Each team must provide a certain number of volunteers for championships. A separate email will go out later this week with the volunteer assignments.

Tickets: As in the past, spectator tickets will be distributed the week before championships.

Pizza Thursdays – We are still in need of volunteers to help sell pizza on Thursdays. Please consider signing up for a shift so we can keep this popular tradition going. You can either do it via the website (www.waylandjw.com under the “parent sign up” tab) or by going directly to http://signup.com/go/LToudvX . Many thanks for your help!

Lost Suits – Just a reminder to check your swimmer’s bag for any suits accidentally picked up in the locker room. The latest missing suits are Mario Purser’s size 28 suit and Sam Katz’s suit. Both have have names is on the tag. Please take a look!

That is it for this week. See you at the pool!