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Welcome all swimmers, divers and parents to the 2013 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. The information provided summarizes all of the important dates and information about the entire season.

When Does Practice Begin?

Pre-season practices begin Tuesday, May 28th from 4-5 pm. *Pre-Season Practices are FREE! This is a GREAT way to ensure that your child will enjoy being on the Swim and Dive Team.

Regular season practices begin Monday, June 17th  with a dual meet each weekend through Championships.

How Much Does It Cost?

The Racquet Club Swim/Dive Team is $130 per child and $100 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 & Under outing as well as many other fun activities. (If your child decides does not to participate in the full season they will be prorated at $25 per practice/meet when regular season begins , or whatever is less.)

When Are the Meets?

The 2013 Swim and Dive season has two home meets and three away meets. (See the Swim and Dive Schedule below).  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 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.

When Do I Sign-Up and get Suits?

The Racquet Club traditional Swim & Dive Team Swim Suit Sale/Meet the Coaches is Tuesday, May 28  from 4:30-6:00 pm at the RC pool, weather pemitting.  At this event you can sign up for the Team, purchase suits and other apparel, and meet the coaches.  From 5:15-6  our head coaches will provide information about the season as well as answer any questions you might have. Please plan on attending if you can!

You can also buy your discounted suits at Sun and Snow either at the store or contacting Mary Fisher at (734) 663-9515 , just mention Racquet Club of Ann Arbor.  All swim and dive team and lesson sign up can be done on our website.

2013 RC Swim and Dive Coaches

Swim Coaches                                       Dive Coaches
Jenni Wilkening Head Coach Brad Huttenga Head Coach
Hannah Clyde  Molly Gelb
Emily Weiner  Ethan Chupp  Volunteer
Paul Griffith
Betsy ClydeAaron Larson 

 

Regular Season Practice Schedule:

Age Group Swim Dive
RCR2*NEW! 8:00-9:30am  11:00-12:00pm
8 & Under 10:15-11:00am 9:00-9:30am
9-10 9:30-10:15am 10:15am-11:00am
11 & Up 8:30-9:30am 9:30-10:15am

* This practice is for swimmers and divers who want more rigorous training.  Please talk to your coach for placement.

2013 Swim and Dive Meet Schedule:

Reminder: Dive meets are on Fridays – warm up 4pm, start 5pm;

Swim meets are on Saturdays – warm up 8am, start 9am (unless otherwise listed). All pool facilities closed during meets.

June 21st and 22nd Georgetown @ RC

June 28th and 29th RC @ Liberty

July 5th and 6th RC @ Forestbrook

July 12th and 13th  RC @ OHAC

July 19th and 20th Chippewa @ RC

2013 Championship Schedule July 22nd-25th

MON July 22nd 13-17 Swim 8 & Under Dive
TUE July 23rd 9-10 Swim 11-12 Dive
WED July 24h 8 & Under Swim 13-17 Dive
THU July 25th 11-12 Swim 9-10 Dive

 2013 Special Events Schedule

Tuesday, May 28 SwimSuit Sale/Meet the Coaches event. 4:30-6:00pm
Tuesday, June 25 Cedar Point (Commitment to Swim/Dive in at least 2 meets).
Wedneday, July 10 8U (and 9-10 who aren’t ready for CP adventure. Commitment to swim/dive in least 2 meets) party at 11:30am.
Thursday, July 11 NEW!! Swim-A-Cross and Social Family Event   This year we are going to make this a family event while we help raise more money for the American Red Cross to serve those in need.  We will swim/dive hard and have a party! 5:30 pm
Sunday, July 21– Championship Dinner and Team Photo
Friday, July 26– Team Banquet and Family Fun Night

Your Swim/Dive Committee:

Elaine Anderson Sucheta Joshi Ann Scott
Katie Chosid Muffy MacKenzie Courtney Simon
Melissa Greenhawt Martine Perreault Jenni Wilkening
Jenna   Foley Tracy Mayer Kim Vancina

*Please contact Muffymackenzie@aol.com if you would like to join our committee. It’s fun, we promise!