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Sunday, July 29, 2018

GP Swim: Week of July 29 - Banquet & Tri-Co

Frogs, Families and Friends,


This is the last week of the season, but there is still a lot of fun and some great swimming left. 


Please be sure to read the logistics and schedule for Tri-County Championships very carefully and be sure you know when and where to be.  Please call or text me if you have any questions about the meet.   


Good luck to all Frogs next weekend.


Hope to see everyone Tuesday night at the banquet.    


GO FROGS!


Mike D'Andrea

GP TriCo  Rep.

267-474-0155


Winter Swimming

Believe it or not, winter swimming is just around the corner. We are hoping that many of you will consider swimming through the winter.  Even if you can commit to at least two days a week you will see drastic improvement next summer.  There are many options available to our swimmers.  As a team we do not endorse one particular program.  Instead we share all available information from each of the clubs.  Please see the attached note from Kim Morris which outlines local winter swim options.


Practice Schedule

Monday July 30                    8:00am - 9:30am      -           13/14 & 15-18          

  to Friday Aug. 3                  9:30am - 10:45am    -           8&U,  9/10 &  11/12


Team Banquet

Tuesday July 31 @ 6:30 pm

The Palace in Blackwood

            Dress to impress.  Lots of fun for everyone!


Tri-County Championship

Sat.-Sun. August 4-5

Brookside Swim Club in Glassboro

$7 entry fee (includes program) - under 8 yrs. are free

CASH ONLY Event for entry and food (some vendors may accept cards)

http://www.tricoswim.org/2018-tri-county-championships/


Volunteers:  Thank you to all who volunteered to work the meet. All parent volunteers positions have been filled except for Team Parents (2 needed) on Saturday Afternoon and Team Parents (2 needed) for Sunday Finals.  These positions stay in the team area and make sure our Frogs get to their races.  You will not miss your child races if you volunteer.  Please let me know if you're interested  by texting or calling me. Attached, please find the list of positions and volunteers.


VERY IMPORTANT: please see the attached documents that outline the championship Meet Bullying Guidelines and Procedures for Dealing with Unsportsmanlike Conduct. These rules are a result of an incident at last year's meet. All swimmers and parents should read the guidelines as they will be followed to address any issues at this year's meet.  


How the Meet Works:   For those new to Tri-Co - all individual event swimmers compete in preliminary heats on Saturday.  If a swimmer is ranked in the top 12 of times after preliminaries they return to swim in the finals on Sunday.  All relays are timed finals, meaning that relays only swim once and the winners are determined based on time. Only relays that are seeded in the top 12 swim on Sunday. All other relays swim on Saturday. The list of which relays are swimming when is contained in the schedule below. 


Parking:  Attached, please find detailed instructions on parking that have been prepared by the meet host Brookside.  Be sure to allow ample time for swimmer drop off and the bus shuttle.  Please see the site and parking map at http://www.tricoswim.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018_TRICO_parking_and_Detailed_map.pdf


Team Area - Tent City:  Upon entering the swim club, all swimmers must look for our team area in "Tent City,"  which is the area where all teams are located. You can see our team area on the club map at  http://www.tricoswim.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018_TRICO_parking_and_Detailed_map.pdf.

Swimmers must stay in the team area and wait until they are scheduled to swim. There are team parent volunteers who are in the team area and make sure the kids make their events.  However, if you are a parent of a younger swimmer (under 12), please be sure to make sure your child does not miss their race.     


SCHEDULE

Sat. Aug. 4 - MORNING Session:  ALL 8&U and 9/10, 11/12 BOYS Only

6:00am:  All swimmers must report to team area at Brookside

6:30am:  Team warm-ups at Brookside

8:00am:   Meet starts 


The following relays are swimming in the Saturday morning session:

            - Girls 8&U medley relay                 - Girls 8&U free relay

            - Boys 8&U medley                          - Boys 8&U free relay

            - Boys 9-10 medley relay                - Boys 11-12 free relay

            - Boys 11-12 medley relay


Sat. Aug. 4 - AFTERNOON Session:  11/12 GIRLS only, ALL 13/14 and 15-18

12:00pm:  Warm-up at Greenwood Park

1:00pm:  All swimmers must report to team area at Brookside

1:33pm:  Team warm-ups at Brookside

2:35pm:  Meet starts


The following relays are swimming in the Saturday afternoon session:

            - Girls 13-14 medley relay               - Girls 13-14 free relay

            - Boys 13-14 medley relay              - Boys 13-14 free relay

            - Boys 15-18 medley relay


Sun. Aug. 5 - All Ages - Swimmers w/Top 12 Prelim Times & Top 12 Relay Times

7:30am:  Warm-up at Greenwood Park

9:00am:  All swimmers must report to team area at Brookside

9:26am:  Team warm-ups at Brookside

10:30am:  Parade of Champions - ALL FROGS WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE

11:15am:  Meet starts

Approx. 4:30pm:  Pizza Party at GP -  ALL FROG FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!

RSVP and sign-up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea5ad2ba02-tricounty1


The following relays are swimming in the Sunday session:

                        - Girls 9-10 medley relay                 - Girls 9-10 free relay

                        - Girls 11-12 medley relay               - Boys 9-10 free relay

                        - Girls 15-18 medley relay               - Girls 11-12 free relay        

                                                                                - Girls 15-18 free relay

                                                                                - Boys 15-18 free relay


 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Sunday, July 22, 2018

GP Swim: Week of 7/22 and more

Frogs, Families and Friends,


Congratulations to all Frogs on a great season!  A special congratulations to those Frogs who have been selected to swim in the Peach Bowl. Finally, a very special congratulations to the 36 Frogs who have qualified for the TriCo Championships.


Thank you to all parents and friends who have volunteered throughout the season.  We can't make this happen without your help.


Speaking of volunteering, we need parent volunteers to help with TriCounty Championships. Please see below for more details on TriCounty. The list of volunteer positions needed is attached. Please text or call me to volunteer or if you have any questions.  


Please see below for other important information and upcoming team activities. 


GO FROGS!


Mike D'Andrea

GP TriCo  Rep.

267-474-0155


Winter Swimming

It's not too early to start thinking about winter swimming.  We are hoping that many of you will consider swimming through the winter.  Even if you can commit to at least two days a week you will see drastic improvement next summer.  There are many options available to our swimmers.  As a team we do not endorse one particular program.  Instead we share all available information from each of the clubs.  Please see the attached note from Kim Morris which outlines local winter swim options.


Practice Schedule for Championship Season

Monday July 23                    8:00am - 9:30am      -           13/14 & 15-18

                                             9:30am - 10:30am    -           8&U,  9/10 &  11/12


Tuesday July 24                   Warm-ups for all Peach Bowl swimmers at 12 noon at GP


Wednesday July 25             NO Practice  (Frogs at the Beach Day - see below)


Thursday July 26                 8:00am - 9:30am      -           13/14 & 15-18          

to Friday Aug. 3                   9:30am - 10:45am    -           8&U,  9/10 &  11/12

                     Practice WILL BE HELD on Saturday July 28

                     NO practice on Sunday July 29


Peach Bowl - aka Gloucester County Swim Championships

Tuesday July 24

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

Spectator Cost: $10 for adults (includes program) and $5 for kids

This is a CASH ONLY event - there is NO ATM on site  


            Schedule

            Warm-ups @ GP                              12:00 pm

            Swimmer Entrance Opens                2:15 pm

            Spectator Doors Open                      2:30 pm

            Meet Starts                                       4:00 pm

            Meet Ends                                        Approx. 8:00 pm

            Pizza Party @ GP                            Approx. 8:30 pm

            ALL WELCOME TO PARTY!


The final pysch sheets (which show seedings) have NOT yet been circulated by Wenonah, the meet host. We will text them out as soon as we receive them


As previously communicated, the meet is very, very hot and loud.  It is recommended that you NOT bring young siblings/children who are not swimming.  Also, please be sure to bring cash (there is no ATM). There is an entry fee and food will be on sale.  Be sure to pack drinks and snacks for your swimmers.


ALL FROGS AND FAMILIES (you don't have to be in the Peach Bowl) are invited to celebrate back at the club at approximately 830pm for a pizza party.  The pool is open and the kids have a lot of fun!.      

Check out the Peach Bowl website at https://peachbowl.swimtopia.com/


Frogs at the Beach!

Wednesday July 25 @ 11am

Meet at 40 St. beach in Sea Isle City

All swimmers and families welcome. Come earlier if you want. No signups, etc.  


Team Banquet

Tuesday July 31 @ 6:30 pm

The Palace in Blackwood

Dress to impress.  Lots of fun for everyone!


Tri-County Championship

Sat.-Sun. August 4-5

Brookside Swim Club in Glassboro

$7 entry fee (includes program) - under 8 yrs. are free

CASH ONLY Event for entry and food (some vendors may accept cards)

http://www.tricoswim.org/2018-tri-county-championships/


Parent volunteers are needed. The list of open positions is attached. Please text or call me to volunteer or if you have any questions. Thank you!


VERY IMPORTANT - please see the attached documents that outline the championship Meet Bullying Guidelines and Procedures for Dealing with Unsportsmanlike Conduct. These rules are a result of an incident at last year's meet. All swimmers and parents should read the guidelines as they will be followed to address any issues at this year's meet.  

 

For those new to Tri-Co - all individual event swimmers compete in preliminary heats on Saturday.  If a swimmer is ranked in the top 12 of times after preliminaries they return to swim in the finals on Sunday.  All relays are timed finals, meaning that relays only swim once and the winners are determined based on time. Only relays that are seeded in the top 12 swim on Sunday. All other relays swim on Saturday. I will be circulating specific information on which relays swim on which days after the league makes those final determinations later this week. 


Below, please see the preliminary schedule that will be followed. The schedule will be updated as the meet nears. There will be a swimmer drop off (a place close to the club entrance where you can drop of your swimmer so they don't have to enter like all of the spectators) at the Bowe School which is located at the entrance to Brookside.  Younger swimmers can be accompanied by a parent when they are dropped off. Parking for spectators will be at Glassboro High School and Rowan University at Carpenter Ave. and Joseph L. Bowe Blvd. From there, spectators will be bused to the swim club. You can also walk - it is approximately a 12 minute walk.  Please see the site parking map at http://www.tricoswim.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/2018_TRICO_parking_and_Detailed_map.pdf

Upon entering the swim club, all swimmers must look for our team area in "Tent City,"  which is the area where all teams are located.  Swimmers must stay in the team area and wait until they are scheduled to swim. There are team parent volunteers who are in the team area and make sure the kids make their events.  However, if you are a parent of a younger swimmer (under 12), please be sure to make sure your child does not miss their race.   

  

Sat. Aug. 4 - MORNING Session:  ALL 8&U and 9/10, 11/12 BOYS Only

Reporting time will be approximately 6:00am but we'll know for certain once our warm-up time is set.  Meet starts at 8am.


Sat. Aug. 4 - AFTERNOON Session:  11/12 GIRLS only, ALL 13/14 and 15-18

Please look for info next week about a warmup time at GP.

All swimmers must report to Brookside by approx. 1:00pm but we'll know for certain once our warm-up time is set.  The meet starts at 2:30pm.


Sun. Aug. 5 - All Ages - Swimmers w/Top 12 Prelim Times & Top 12 Relay Times

Please look for info next week about a warmup time at GP.

All swimmers must report to Brookside and our team area by approx. 9:00am.

Team Parade is at 10:30am - ALL FROGS ARE WELCOME TO PARTICIPATE!

Meet starts at 11:15am.

Team Pizza Party at GP at approx. 4:30pm - ALL FAMILIES ARE WELCOME!


 


 


 

Saturday, July 21, 2018

GP Swim: Attention TriCo Qualifiers - Please read!

If you or your child has qualified for TriCounty in more than one individual event, please email Coach Julia  ASAP at pedersenjulia7@gmail.com to let her know the two (2) individual events that you want swim at the championships.  Each swimmer is only permitted to swim two (2) individual events at the championship meet.  


Thank you.


Mike D'Andrea

GP TriCo Rep


 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

GP Swim: Week of July 15, plus Winter Swimming

Frogs, Families and Friends,


Thanks to all who came out today for the "Swim for Nick" fundraiser.  We raised over $3500 and everyone had a really good time for a great cause. This was excellent start to a new GP tradition.


This is the final week of the dual meet season.  Very important - this week our B meet is on Tuesday and we are now swimming at Wexford Leas.  Details on the meet can be found below.     


Please see below for other important information and upcoming team activities. 


GO FROGS!

Mike D'Andrea

GP TriCo  Rep.

267-474-0155


Winter Swimming

Our season is almost over for the summer.  It's not too early to start thinking about winter swimming.  We are hoping that many of you will consider swimming through the winter.  Even if you can commit to at least two days a week you will see drastic improvement next summer.  There are many options available to our swimmers.  As a team we do not endorse one particular program.  Instead we share all available information from each of the clubs.  Please see the attached note from Kim Morris which outlines local winter swim options.


Team Banquet

Forms/payment is due  

Banquet is Tuesday July 31 @ The Palace in Blackwood

            Please email Jenna Buffetta at jennabuffetta@gmail.com if you want to attend    but haven't paid yet..

            Sign up form is attached. 


Coaches Gifts

We're still collecting for Coaches' gifts. Please return your envelope with your donation to your age group parent. Suggested donation is $15.  


B Meet vs. Wexford Leas Whales - AWAY

Tuesday July 17 @ 6pm

All FROGS report to Wexford by 5pm

There is NO team caravan (too difficult with parents working, etc.). 

Directions and address for Wexford are attached.  

Parent volunteer list is also attached, but would be great to see turnout like our first B meet where older Frogs did all of the timing!  Thank you!!!


Team Barbecue Dinner - Pep Rally

Friday July 20 at 6pm

Our last pep rally!  We are asking for $10 per family to help defray the costs of hamburgers, hotdogs, cheese, rolls and condiments.   We need a good headcount no later than 10:30 am on Friday.  Please give money to Liz Duxbury, Pauline Kolodzey, and/or Andrea Sprang.  Don't forget to sign up to bring a side.  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea5ad2ba02-backyard

Questions: contact Liz Duxbury at 856-602-1913 eamjm@hotmail.com or Pauline 1-609-505-1444 at pkolodzey28@gmail.com


A Meet vs Willowdale Dolphins - HOME  SENIOR GRADUATION

Saturday July 21 @ 9am

All swimmers must report to GP by 7:30am

Meet Volunteers:  Please see attachment for meet volunteers.  Thank you!!!


Chili Cook Off

Sunday July 22

Whether you like to cook or eat, you can be part of this tasty team fundraiser for the swim team.  Everyone can participate - we are looking for cooks, tasters and judges.  See attached flyer for details.  


Peach Bowl - aka Gloucester County Swim Championships

Tuesday July 24 @ 4:00pm

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

Swimmer Entrance Opens 2:15pm

Spectator Doors Open 2:30pm

Spectator Cost: $10 for adults (includes program) and $5 for kids

This is a CASH ONLY event - there is NO ATM on site 

Swimmers in the Peach Bowl are selected by the coaches. Swimmers are permitted to swim one individual event (vs. two in our dual meets) and two relays. Coaches will start to share the line-up tomorrow - Monday July 16.  Pysch sheets should be available early this week and will be shared as soon as we receive them from the Peach Bowl organizers. For new Frogs/parents, pysch sheets show the seeding of all of the swimmers for each event.   


More for new Frogs and parents - this is probably the most exciting and crazy meet of the year. This meet pits many swimmers who know each other against one another for bragging rights as the county champ.  It's an indoor meet so it's very loud and VERY, VERY, HOT. Please dress appropriately. You are advised to leave younger siblings (who are not swimming) at home with a baby sitter. Also, if you want to get a good seat you need to line up early.  Doors open for spectators at 230pm but people will starting lining up at around 12noon or earlier (I'm not kidding).


ALL FROGS AND FAMILIES (you don't have to be in the Peach Bowl) are invited to celebrate back at the club at approximately 830pm for a pizza party.      


Check out the Peach Bowl website at https://peachbowl.swimtopia.com/


Tri-County Championship Apparel Store

On-line store is now open

Meet is Sat.-Sun. August 4-5

Pre-order your championship apparel at https://store13929021.ecwid.com/

Please be sure to indicate your team on the order form. All pre-orders will be provided to the team reps prior to the meet.


 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Sunday, July 8, 2018

GP Swim: Week of July 8 and more

Frogs, Families and Friends,


Congratulations to all on yesterday's incredible win over Covered Bridge!  It was truly a total team effort from the coaches, who created a great meet lineup, to our Frogs, who all had incredible swims.     


However, once again, it is with great sadness that I have to share another loss to our Frog family.  Former team parent Connie Dougherty passed away unexpectedly yesterday. Connie was the mother of former Frogs Bryan and Dani Dougherty. Dani also served as a Frog Assistant Coach.  Connie was an active team parent who always volunteered to be a timer, sell 50-50s or sell team ads. Connie had an incredibly outgoing spirit and personality. She was the kind of person who upon meeting her, made you feel like you knew her your whole life.  Connie will be sorely missed by her  family and friends.  Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. 


Please see below for some important information and upcoming team activities. 


GO FROGS!


Mike D'Andrea

GP TriCo  Rep.

267-474-0155


Swim for Nick Team Fundraiser

Coaches are still accepting signups! - Please get them in! Thanks!

Event on Sunday July 15 @ 6am 

Be part of this great team effort to support a local swimmer in need.

See attachments for details and sign up form.


Team Banquet

Forms due July 14 - SORRY FOR THE SHORT TURNAROUND!

Banquet is Tuesday July 31 @ The Palace in Blackwood

            Don't miss the event of the year! Fun for all.

            Sign up form is attached. 


Coaches Gifts

Coaches' gifts envelopes went out Saturday at the meet.  Please return all money to your age group parent.  If you did not receive your envelope you can pick it up at practice.  Suggested donation is $15.  

2018 Team Moms

8 and Under Girls

Liz Schmidt

8 and Under Boys

Andrea Falzone Sprang

9/10 Girls

Joy Shaffer

9/10 Boys

Eileen Ploski

11/12 Girls

Kim Gadzinski

11/12 Boys

Michelle Maccarella

13/14 Girls

Kimberly Morris

13/14 Boys

Lisa Masny

15-18 Girls

Maria McMahon

15-18 Boys

Doreen Snyder


B Meet vs. Greenfields Turtles - AWAY

Wednesday July 11 @ 6pm

All FROGS report to Greenfields by 5pm

Our first away B meet of the year against our friends from GF! 

There is NO team caravan (too difficult with parents working, etc.). 

Directions and address for Greenfields are attached.  

Parent volunteer list is also attached, but would be great to see turnout like our first B meet where older Frogs did all of the timing!  Thank you!!!


Mexican Fiesta Team Dinner - Pep Rally

Friday July 13 at 6pm

Back by popular demand - Frog Tacos!   

Reminder to anyone bringing taco shells - please bring shells pre-cooked.

RSVP & volunteer at

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/904054ea5ad2ba02-mexican3


A Meet vs. Woodcrest White Sharks - AWAY

Saturday July 14 @ 9am

We will meet at The Dump parking at 7:15 am and depart by 7:30am.  If you are not traveling with the team, please be at Woodcrest by 8:00am.  We will enter the club as a team led by the coaches. So, if you get there early, please wait for the rest of the team and coaches to arrive. Directions to Woodcrest are attached.

Meet Volunteers:  Please see attachment for meet volunteers.  Thank you!!!


UPCOMING EVENTS


B Meet vs Haddontowne Tiger Sharks - AWAY  FINAL B MEET

Tuesday July 17 @ 6pm


A Meet vs Willowdale Dolphins - HOME  SENIOR GRADUATION

Saturday July 21 @ 9am


Chili Cook Off

Sunday July 22

Whether you like to cook or eat, you can be part of this tasty team fundraiser for the swim team.  Everyone can participate - we are looking for cooks, tasters and judges.  See attached flyer for details.  


Peach Bowl - aka Gloucester County Swim Championships

Tuesday July 24 @ 4:00pm

Gloucester County Institute of Technology

Swimmer Entrance Opens 2:15pm

Spectator Doors Open 2:30pm

Spectator Cost: $10 for adults (includes program) and $5 for kids

This is a CASH ONLY event - there is NO ATM on site 

Swimmers in the Peach Bowl are selected by the coaches. Swimmers are permitted to swim one individual event (vs. two in our dual meets) and two relays. The meet lineup is due to the meet organizers on Sunday July 15 so coaches will be starting to talk to swimmers about the meet this week. 


For those new Frogs and parents - this is probably the most exciting and crazy meet of the year. This meet pits many swimmers who know each other against one another for bragging rights as the county champ.  It's an indoor meet so it's very loud and VERY, VERY, HOT. Please dress appropriately. You are advised to leave younger siblings (who are not swimming) at home with a baby sitter. Also, if you want to get a good seat you need to line up early.  Doors open for spectators at 230pm but people will starting lining up at around 12noon or earlier (I'm not kidding).


ALL FROGS AND FAMILIES (you don't have to be in the Peach Bowl) are invited to celebrate back at the club at approximately 830pm for a pizza party.      


Check out the Peach Bowl website at https://peachbowl.swimtopia.com/


Tri-County Championship Apparel Store

On-line store is now open

Meet is Sat.-Sun. August 4-5

Pre-order your championship apparel at https://store13929021.ecwid.com/

Please be sure to indicate your team on the order form. All pre-orders will be provided to the team reps prior to the meet.