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


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.


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)