Week of July 2

Swim & Dive Meet vs. Chelsea

We won! The boys came up big for us, crushing the Chelsea boys 161-57! The total score was 342-282. Nice job, everyone!

We have one more away meet. If you are intimidated by the big starting blocks, then the OHAC meet is the one for you. They don’t have any blocks so all swimmers start in the water.

They don’t have diving boards either so the dive meet is at Chippewa.

Swim-A-Cross

The Swim-A-Cross is not until July 11, but I need T-shirts sizes for everyone who plans to fundraise by tomorrow, July 2! All kids will swim as many laps as they can during their practice on the 11th, but at the same time, you can raise some money for the American Red Cross.

There is a signup sheet at the pool desk. If you can’t come to practice tomorrow, please respond to this email with your intent to pledge and your swimmer’s T-shirt size. You don’t need to harass your neighbors and get thousands of dollars in donations. This is a fun, easy opportunity to help the Red Cross do so many life-saving things for others, not just after big catastrophes, but also with smaller things in our community.

4th of July

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!

Fun Friday: Cannonball Contest

12noon

Who can make the biggest splash? Stick around after practice for popsicles and to show off your cannonball, which will be judged by the world’s best Splash-O-Meter!

Friday, July 6: Dive Meet at Chippewa vs OHAC

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 evening. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.

Saturday, July 7: Swim Meet at OHAC

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

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.

OHAC swims their meets at Chapel Hill Condominiums, 3350 Green Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

Week of June 25

Swim Meet vs. Liberty

We lost the swim meet to Liberty 348-238, but I’m pretty confident our coaches were more animated and our kids had more fun! The results from our Barton Hills dive meet on Monday go toward our swim meet score against Liberty so we can narrow the gap some.

We have one swim meet and two dive meets this week. Go Piranhas!

Monday, June 25: Dive Meet at Chippewa vs. Barton Hills

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 Monday morning. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.

Wacky Wednesday: Tie-Dye Day

Before & after your practice

Wacky Wednesday Is Tie Dye For! Each swimmer/diver can bring something to dye, such as a T-shirt, socks, scarf, pillowcase, etc. You’ll find the set-up at the picnic tables.

The schedule for the swimmers/divers will be
A Group will rubber band at 8:45 before practice & dye at 10:30
B Group will rubber band at 10:00 before practice & dye at 11:30
Chippers will rubber band at 11:00 before practice & dye at 12:00
Divers will rubber band at 9:30 before practice & dye at 12:00

We need help for our tie-dye event. You don’t need to know anything about tie-dying–just be willing to wear messy clothes! If we don’t have at least two helpers in each time slot, the event will be canceled. Please sign up to help using SignUp Genius. Thanks!

Friday, June 29: Dive Meet at Chelsea

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

Required dive of the week: 8 & under: forward jump (hurdle); 9 & up: back group

Please sign up at the pool desk by Thursday evening. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.

Chelsea Recreation Aquatic Club, 445 Mayer Dr, Chelsea, MI 48118. This is an indoor pool so we don’t have to worry about the weather. Note: It will take 30 minutes or more to get there depending on where you live and the amount of traffic so give yourself plenty of time to get there at 4:00.

Saturday, June 30: Swim Meet at Chelsea

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.

Chelsea Recreation Aquatic Club, 445 Mayer Dr, Chelsea, MI 48118. This is an indoor pool so we don’t have to worry about the weather. Note: It will take about 30 minutes to get there depending on where you live so give yourself plenty of time to get there no later than 8:30 (although 8am is preferred).

2nd Annual Piranha Poster Pick!

Create this year’s team poster!

Rules:

  1. Must be done on 8 ½” x 11″ paper.
  2. Can be in color or black and white.
  3. Name written on back of entry.
  4. One entry per Piranha.
  5. Turn in entry at guard desk by Monday, July 16.

We will display the entries for voting. Winning entry becomes the 2018 Team Poster!

Week of June 18

Welcome to the First Week of Swim & Dive Team!

Every week during the season, we will send out a newsletter with information about the activities for that week. This year, we are hosting the last two swim meets of the season 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 20. If we don’t have your size, you can’t get a shirt.

New this year: 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 Wednesday too.

If you would like to opt out of receiving the weekly newsletter, you can let us know by responding to this email. Please forward these emails if more family members would also like this information.

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!).

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!!

Wacky Wednesday: Bagel Breakfast

After your practice

It’s time for our Annual Team Breakfast! Swimmers and divers will enjoy a bagel breakfast after their practice on Wednesday. Parents, we need your help to make this a success. To sign-up to donate food or help serve, go to the SignUp Genius. Thanks!

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.

Saturday, June 23: Swim Meet at Liberty

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.

Liberty Athletic Club, 2975 W Liberty Rd, Ann Arbor

Monday, June 25: Dive Meet at Chippewa vs. Barton Hills

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 Sunday evening. Once you sign up, we expect you to attend. Call Claire at 734.883.2663 if a last-minute emergency arises.

Questions?

Will Overland, 734.985.1186, willover@umich.edu (swim coach)
Jeremy Adams, 734.545.3316, jeremyadams0517@gmail.com (swim coach)
Hannah Frazier, 734.945.0784, hannah.frazier99@gmail.com (swim coach)
Claire Bauer, 734.883.2663, cpbbauer@gmail.com (dive coach)
Betsy Capelli, 734.645.1306, bccapelli@sbcglobal.net (pool manager)