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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