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Welcome all swimmers, divers and parents to the 2018 Season!
The swimming and diving team is available to all Racquet Club members. RC Swim and Dive has a wonderful history and great tradition. Our mission is to instill the love of swimming and diving, teach excellent skills and sportsmanship, and encourage team camaraderie. We hope that you will support your kids in our mission and be involved with the program in any way you can. RC Swim and Dive relies on parent participation to make everything work. It is expected that if you have a child on the team you will volunteer to help out along the way. There are plenty of ways to volunteer; helping out with meets, Fun Fridays, special events, to name a few. Do not worry, it is fun and a great way to meet other parents and the kids from RC! Thank you!
Is your swimmer ready for swim team? Join us on Tuesday, June 5th or Wednesday, June 13th from 4:30-5:30 pm for evaluations at the pool.
We are asking all new 8 and Under swimmers to attend an evaluation day to determine their placement in swim lessons or the swim team. We will evaluating several strokes and endurance to see what the best fit is for each swimmer. We want the best experience for your swimmer. If your child is placed in lessons, they will still be able to attend swim meets and participate in swim team activities. We are offering evaluations on Tuesday, June 5 and Wednesday June 13, from 4:30-5:30 pm. We’re looking forward to a fun summer!
2018 RC Swim and Dive Coaches
|Swim Coaches||Dive Coaches|
|Jenni Wilkening||Head Coach||Ethan Chupp||Head Coach|
|Anna Reigger||13 & over||Georgia Plagens||Assistant|
|Paul Griffith||11 & 12||Nick Zacharek||Assistant|
|9 & 10||Sami Ruud
Shely Redding (girls)
|8 & Under|
How Do Swim & Dive Meets Work?
If you are new to the Swim & Dive team, or would like a refresher, we are having an informational meeting just for you! Join us on Tuesday, June 19th from 6-7 pm. This is a chance to meet the coaches, learn how meets work, and find out what is expected from parents and participants. A great opportunity to ask questions about making the most of the season!
When Do I Sign-Up and get Suits?
The Racquet Club annual Swim & Dive Team Swim Suit Sale/Meet the Coaches is Thursday, June 7th starting at 4 pm. This is a chance to meet the coaches and buy your team suit and other apparel. There will be people there to answer questions as well as sign ups for team, special events and volunteering. If you are not able to make it you can buy your discounted suits at Sun and Snow either at the store or contacting Curt Filsinger at (734) 663-9515. Just mention you are with Racquet Club of Ann Arbor.
When Does Practice Begin?
Pre-Season practices begin May 29, 4:30-5:15 all age groups. Practices are held Monday-Thursday.
Regular season practices begin June 18th – July 20th with a dual meet each weekend through Championships.
Regular Season Practice Schedule:
|RCR2 and 13 & Up||8:00-9:30am||9:30-10:15am|
|8 & Under||10:15-11:00am||9:00-9:30am|
*This is an advanced practice for those swimmers who can swim 6 x 100 on the 1.50 or permission from the coach.
How Much Does it Cost to Join the Team?
To sign up for swim and dive, fill out the form HERE
The Racquet Club Swim/Dive Team is $150 per child and $125 for each additional child. This cost covers practices and meets. If you have a High School swimmer and/or diver, they can participate in RC dual meets and Washtenaw Interclub Swim Conference (W.I.S.C.) at NO COST.
Each Team member will receive one free swim cap (girls), with additional caps available for purchase, and may participate in activities such as Fun Fridays, Cedar Point and an 8 & U outing as well as many other fun activities. If your child does not participate in the full season they will be prorated at $30 per practice/meet when regular season begins and is capped at the full cost of swim team ($125 – $150 or 4- 6 meets/practices).
When Are the Meets?
The 2018 Swim and Dive season has three home meets and two away meets. (See the Swim and Dive Schedule below). All diving meets are held on Friday evenings, and swimming meets are Saturday mornings. The dual meet season culminates at the end of six weeks with a WISC, the “Washtenaw Inter-club Swim Conference” Championship. Each individual swimmer/diver may compete in the Championship if s/he has competed in 2 dual meets during the season. WISC Championships do not have time cut offs. Everyone is encouraged to participate! There will be a special award for championship participation.
2018 Swim and Dive Meet Schedule:
To volunteer your time for any of the following dates/positions, please sign up at the suit sale or anytime at Member Services during swim season. RC Swim and Dive relies on parent participation to make everything work. It is expected that if you have a child on the team you will volunteer to help out along the way. Swim and dive meets are fun to work, we promise to train you for your job! Thank you!
Dive meets are on Fridays – warm up 4pm, start 5pm. Swim meets are on Saturdays – warm up 8am, start 9am .
|Location of Meets||Dive Meets||Swim Meets|
|Georgetown @ RC||June 22
|Milan @ RC
||June 29||June 30|
|RC vs. Dexter
||July 6||July 7|
|Huron Valley @ RC||July 13||July 14|
|RC vs. Travis Pointe
||July 20||July 21|
2018 Championship Schedule July 23-26
All Dive Meets are hosted at local clubs. Racquet Club hosts 8 & Under Dive and 9-10 Swim. All Swim Meets will be located at Pioneer High School.
|Monday July 23||
13 & UP
8 & UNDER @RC
|Tuesday July 24||
|Wednesday July 25||
8 & UNDER
13 & UP
|Thursday July 26||
All Signed Up, What Else?
2018 Special Events Schedule
Tuesday, July 10th (9 & up) – Cedar Point (Commitment to Swim/Dive in at least 2 meets required). Permission slips are available at Member Services. Please don’t forget you must sign a permission slip for your sign up to count. We will fill one bus and then create a wait list. If we have enough kids to do a second bus then we will do that. Your child needs to be dropped off at RC at 6:50 am and picked up at 9:30 pm. The cost is $95 which includes a park ticket, transportation, breakfast on the bus and chaperones.
Thursday, July 12th at 11:30 am – 8 & Under Canoe Trip (and 9-10 who aren’t ready for CP adventure. Commitment to swim/dive in at least 2 meets required). We will walk across to the Geddes Livery to canoe down the Huron!
Sunday, July 22nd at 6:00 pm – Championship Dinner and Team Photo
Friday, July 27th at 6:00 pm – Team Banquet, Family Relays, and Team Sleepover. ALL VOLUNTEER SIGN UPS MUST BE COMPLETE OR WE WILL NOT HAVE THE SLEEP-OVER!
*Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to join our committee. It’s fun, we promise!