Weekly Update 25

March 3, 2015

March dues are due. To avoid the $25 late penalty, please be sure to pay your March dues  no later than March 10.   


Good luck to everyone swimming at the WEST Meet this weekend!  Swim fast and have fun J 


There is Saturday practice for Senior Group only this weekend.


High School swimmers:  Please remember to “unattach” yourself if you are entering any swim meets during the high school swim season.


For those  qualified for Spring Junior Olympics, we are swimming at the San Ramon Meet.  Entries are due by March 11th.


We have been invited to the WEST Long Course Invitational this year.  It would be nice to have a big turnout to this meet. This is a team entry meet, so coaches will be entering everyone and the team will bill the families.  Please notify the coaches if you will not be attending this meet.  If your swimmer(s) have not had an opportunity to swim a long course meet, please be sure to sign up.  It is another great development opportunity for your swimmer(s).   


#LOL2015 Fundraiser Follow Up:  Thank you to all of the parents and swimmers who made the #LOL2015 a huge success!  We couldn't have done this event with out all of the parent volunteers.  And of course the kids were amazing!  Most of them swam without even taking a break.  All together, our swimmers swam a total of 6041 laps!  Thank you also to Nick and Amanda stepping up and swimming in the Coaches IM event. 


Pledges are due on Friday, March 6, in order to be eligible to win the prize of top money earner in each age group.   As mentioned earlier, we are asking each swimmer to raise a minimum of $60 or $100 for families with more than one swimmer on the team.   Please place your pledges in the "Keith" family file.  Once your swimmer's pledges have been turned in, I will put a Riptide bag tag in your family file for your swimmer(s).  This is a little "thank you" gift from the team for participating.  Even if your swimmer did not swim, they will still receive the bag tag if they turn in a pledge.


Congratulations to the winners of the "most laps swam" in each group:


Tide 1: Calvin and Olivia

Tide 2: Owen and Emily

Tide 3: Richard and Vandya

Jr: Michael and Sammie

Sr: Shanti and Kelly


Great job Vandya for guessing the closed # of laps!  Please see Amanda for your prize. 


Once all of the winners of the “most money earned in each group” has been determined, the coaches will plan a fun activity for their winners.  


 Another Volunteer Opportunity:  During the month of March, we'll be treating our swimmers to hot cocoa and treats once a week.  We still have open volunteer spots.  This is one of the most rewarding ways to help out our team, so be sure to sign up.  Thanks for doing your part!


Sign up at http://almadenriptide.ivolunteer.com/event_029  


Swim Meet/Team Calendar:

  • 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

  • May 1st ... Our Summer Schedule begins and will run through July 31st.  August is our off month and then we start up again in September.  More information to come regarding our exciting summer program for the Almaden Riptides.

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