These are newsletters from the 2019 Swim & Dive season.

Week of June 24, 2019

Chelsea Meet
 
We lost the dive portion of the meet, but came roaring back on Saturday and won the meet 234-132 overall! See the Chelsea results. Thanks to all of our terrific meet workers; we couldn’t have done it without you! Check out more pictures on Chippewa’s Facebook page.
Wacky Wednesday: Ice Cream Sundaes
after practice
 
After your swim or dive practice, you can dive into an ice cream sundae!
 
Normally we ask for a bunch of food donations for the Ice Cream Sundae Wacky Wednesday, but I ordered too much for Katie’s grad party so we don’t need any food. We just need a little help serving and cleaning up. If you can help sometime on Wednesday between 10:15 and 12:30, please respond to this email. Thanks!
Dive Meet
Friday, June 28: Chippewa at Racquet Club
4:00pm warm-ups, 5:00pm start
 
This is a change from the original schedule. Both Milan and Dexter (a team in the A division) dropped their dive teams at the beginning of the summer. Racquet Club was supposed to compete against Dexter and we have Milan this week. All of the points we earn at Racquet Club will go toward our swim meet against Milan.
 
Required dive of the week: 8 & under: forward jump (hurdle); 9 & up: back group
 
Please sign up at the pool desk by Thursday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.
 
Racquet Club, 3010 Hickory Ln, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Swim Meet
Saturday, June 29: Milan at Chippewa
8:00am warm-ups, 9:00am start 
(please arrive no later than 8:30am!)
 
Specialty stroke of the week: Breaststroke
Please sign up at the pool desk by Friday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend and to stay for the entire meet unless excused early by a coach. Call one of the coaches (phone numbers below) if a last-minute emergency arises.
Parents: We need your help! Please sign up to work at this meet using SignUp Genius. We promise that the jobs are easy, and you get to be part of the action!
Bake Sale
 
Another home meet, another bake sale! 100% of the money raised goes to the team. Please consider contributing to the bake sale using SignUp Genius.
This will be Julie Fisher’s last summer organizing bake sales and fun events like the ice cream social, bagel breakfast, tie-dye day, etc. She would like to have someone or a small group shadow her this year so that they could take over next summer and beyond. Please let us know if you are interested. Thanks!
 

Week of July 1

Milan Meet
 
We won the meet 463-158! See the Milan results. Thanks to all of our terrific meet workers! You get two weeks off while the parents at Vets Park and Barton Hills do all the work. Check out more pictures on Chippewa’s Facebook page.
We are doing great this summer! Please make sure that you get your swimmer/diver to practice on time. I’m looking at you, A practice! I know summer is a busy time, but the coaches have lessons planned, which kind of fall apart when people are late.
July 4th
 
There will not be swim & dive practice nor swim lessons on the 4th of July, but you can join us for a Tennis Mixer & BBQ Lunch!
 
The adult tennis mixer will be run by Craig Capelli 11-12:30. The pool opens at 11:30, and the BBQ Lunch starts at 12:30. The cost for the lunch is $10/person. Sign up in advance by responding to this email or calling the club at 734-434-6100. Hope to see you there!
Dive Meet
Friday, July 5: Chippewa at Whitmore Lake
4:00pm warm-ups, 5:00pm start
 
Required dive of the week: 12 & under: forward group; 13 & up: inward group
 
Please sign up at the pool desk by Thursday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.
 
Whitmore Lake, 7430 Whitmore Lake Rd, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
Swim Meet
Saturday, July 6: Chippewa at Vets Park
8:00am warm-ups, 9:00am start 
(please arrive no later than 8:15am!)
 
Specialty stroke of the week: Butterfly
Please sign up at the pool desk by Friday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend and to stay for the entire meet unless excused early by a coach. Call one of the coaches (phone numbers below) if a last-minute emergency arises.
Vets Park: 2150 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
 

Week of July 8

Whitmore Lake Dive + Vets Park Swim Meets
 
We lost the swim meet to Vets Park despite the addition of our diving points. They were strong and deep, but we had many great swims and lots of fun! See the Vets Park results (but ignore the scores at the end of the document; they are completely wrong). Check out all the photos (including the coaches jumping in fully clothed after the meet) on Chippewa’s Facebook page.
Championships Help
 
Ok, now I am literally on my knees begging for your help. We only have 2 spots left to fill, but we will be fined if we don’t fill them. I need to turn in this list this by Wednesday. Please consider filling one of these spots:
  • Timer on Wednesday, July 24 (8 & under)
  • Marshal on Thursday, July 25 (11-12)
If you have a swimmer competing in Championships (and everyone who has done 2 meets should), please help me with one of these jobs. The stands will be crowded at Skyline, and this will give you a front-row seat for no charge! The coaches will take good care of your children during the meet. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
 
Note also that the signups for Championships are out! If you have preferred events, you can indicate them on the signup, but the coaches will make the final decision based on where they need you the most.
Wacky Wednesday: Bagel Breakfast
July 10, after practice
 
It’s time for our annual team breakfast! We need some help with setting up, serving, and cleaning up plus we are looking for food donations. Please sign up using SignUp Genius. Thanks!
Dive Meet
Thursday, July 11: Chippewa at Barton Hills
4:00pm warm-ups, 5:00pm start
 
Please note that the meet is on Thursday at Barton Hills!
 
Required dive of the week: back group (10 & under), inward group (11-12), twister group (13 & up)
 
Please sign up at the pool desk by Wednesday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.
 
Barton Hills Country Club, 730 Country Club Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Chippewa’s Got Talent
Friday, July 12, 6:30-8:30pm
 
Calling all Chippewa swimmers and divers! It’s time for the first ever Chippewa’s Got Talent show! If you can sing, dance, play an instrument, or perform any other extraordinary act, we want you! Please talk to Will if you have questions or sign up at the desk for a fun-filled night.
 
Everyone is welcome to enjoy the show! Snacks & drinks will be provided.
Swim Meet
Saturday, July 13: Chippewa at Barton Hills
8:00am warm-ups, 9:00am start 
(please arrive no later than 8:15am!)
 
Specialty stroke of the week: Distance (50 Free for 8 & under, 100 Free for 9-10, and 200 Free for 11 & up)
Please sign up at the pool desk by Friday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend and to stay for the entire meet unless excused early by a coach. Call one of the coaches (phone numbers below) if a last-minute emergency arises.
Barton Hills Country Club, 730 Country Club Rd, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Week of June 17

Welcome to the First Week of Swim & Dive Team!

Please plan on competing in as many meets as you can, even if you are new to the team. The meets are where we come together as a team and have fun doing what we worked so hard on during the week. This year, we are hosting three swim meets at Chippewa, and will need every family with a swimmer participating in the meet to help us run those meets. The jobs are easy and fun, and training will be provided when necessary. Swimmers and divers, look for the meet sign-up by the swim desk. Parents, we will use SignUp Genius for parent volunteers.
 
We need everyone on the team to fill out the registration form as soon as possible. The most important part of the form is your swimmers’ T-shirt size because shirts will be ordered by June 18. If we don’t have your size, you can’t get a shirt.
 
T-shirts for Parents/Siblings, etc: We are also ordering T-shirts for parents and siblings if they are interested. The cost is $12/shirt. You can respond to this email or track down Betsy at the club to order. We need these orders by Tuesday too.

Regular Practices Start June 18

A Swim Practice: Monday-Friday, 9:00-10:30am
B Swim Practice: Monday-Friday, 10:30-11:30am
Chippers: Monday-Friday, 11:30am-12:00pm
Dive Practice: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-12:00pm
Divers: you can dive during any part of that 10-12 block. For example, if you do B swim practice, you can dive for a half-hour before swimming or a half-hour after (or both!). The diving boards will not be available this Monday so Claire is going to do some fun, “dryland” training.
 
Did you know? You don’t have to pay anything more to be on the dive team so this is the year to try diving!!

Fun Friday: Sub Lunch and Capture the Flag, 12pm

We are ordering subs from Jersey Mike’s for lunch at noon on Friday. After lunch, the coaches will organize a game of Capture the Flag. Everyone on the Swim & Dive team is welcome and encouraged to play Capture the Flag. The sub lunch is completely optional and costs $5/person. Parents and siblings are welcome to join the lunch and/or help organize it. If you would like a sub sandwich, please sign up at the pool desk. You can’t charge this to your account; we will need cash if you want to participate.

Dive Meet

Friday, June 21: Chelsea at Chippewa

4:00pm warm-ups, 5:00pm start

Required dive of the week: 8 & under: forward lineup; 9 & up: forward group
 
Please sign up at the pool desk by Thursday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.
 
Parents: We need some help running the meet. Please look for the sign-up at the pool desk. Thanks!

Swim Meet

Saturday, June 22: Chelsea at Chippewa

8:00am warm-ups, 9:00am start (please arrive no later than 8:30am!)

Specialty stroke of the week: Backstroke
 
Please sign up at the pool desk by Friday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend and to stay for the entire meet unless excused early by a coach. Call one of the coaches (phone numbers below) if a last-minute emergency arises.
Parents: We need your help! Please sign up to work at this meet using SignUp Genius. We promise that the jobs are easy, and you get to be part of the action!

Bake Sale

Julie and Mark Fisher organize a bake sale during our home meets to raise money for some of the fun things we do during the season. 100% of the money raised goes to the team. Please consider contributing to the bake sale using SignUp Genius.
This will be Julie Fisher’s last summer organizing bake sales and fun events like the ice cream social, bagel breakfast, and tie-dye day. She would like to have someone or a small group shadow her this year so that they could take over next summer and beyond. Please let us know if you are interested. Thanks!

Questions?

Will Overland, 734.985.1186, willover@umich.edu (swim coach)
Jeremy Adams, 734.545.3316, jeremyadams0517@gmail.com (swim coach)
Katie Capelli, 734.645.8338, kcapelli12@gmail.com (swim coach)
Claire Bauer, 734.883.2663, cpbbauer@gmail.com (dive coach)
Betsy Capelli, 734.645.1306, bccapelli@sbcglobal.net (pool manager)