January Dues are due by January 10 in order to avoid a late fee. You can either remit payment via check by placing it in the "Monthly Dues" folder located in the back of the family file (which is the only red folder in the file) OR you can set up bill pay by contacting your bank and having your check automatically remitted for you each month. For the second option, you simply need the check written out to Almaden Riptides and mailed to 6856 Bret Harte Drive, San Jose, CA 95120.
Please remember that if you are delivering your dues to the pool, DO NOT put your dues in your family folder but rather in the MONTHLY DUES (red) folder. This will avoid problems with your dues possibly being considered late.
Weekday practices are back to our regular schedule this week.
There is Saturday Practice this weekend.
Zones entries are due by this Wednesday, January 7, for those families who have not yet entered their swimmer(s).
Mark your calendars for ZONES SPIRIT WEEK:
Tuesday, January 13: Meet your Buddy/Hot Chocolate 4:30-5:15 … NOTE: The lists for buddies will be posted at the pool this week.
Wednesday, January 14: Craft Day (make something fun to show your team spirit at Zones)
Thursday, January 15: Team Pasta Feed at Buca di Beppo (make your reservation for 6 or 6:30 pm … please refer to previously sent email from Marie Keith for details)
Sunday, January 18: Zones "After Party" at Legends at 6:30 pm
Swim Meet/Team Calendar:
January 12-16: Spirit Week
January 18: Zone 1 South Championships
January 25-26: Santa Clara Senior 2
January 28: Coach Kyle’s Birthday
February 7-8: PASA C/B/A+
February 14: Coach Kayci’s Birthday
February 14-16: Lost Dutchman Invitational (Team Travel Meet)
February 21-22: GGST C/B/A+ or CRUZ C/B/A+
March 7-8: WEST C/B/A+
March 20-22: Spring Junior Olympics (Qualifiers)
April 9-12: Spring Far Westerns (Qualifiers)
April 18-19: WEST LC Invitational
April 25: 10 & Under Championships
IMPORTANT NOTE: Safety Reminder - Please DO NOT stop in the driveway of the Cabana Club to drop off or pick up your swimmer. This is not only discourteous to your fellow swim team families, but it is also a major safety hazard for swimmers who are walking in the parking lot. Instead, please pull your vehicle into a parking space to drop off or pick up your swimmer.