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To sign up for swim and/or dive team, fill out the form HERE.
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 does not participate in the full season they will be prorated at $25 per practice/meet when regular season begins )
When Are the Meets?
The 2013 Swim and Dive season has two home swim meets and three away swim meets, 4 home dive meets and one away dive meet (See the Swim and Dive Schedule below). Most diving meets are held on Friday evenings, and all 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.
When Do I Sign-Up and get Suits?
The Racquet Club annual 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.
All Signed Up, What Else?
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! There will be a volunteer sign up soon. Thank you!
2013 RC Swim and Dive Coaches
Regular Season Practice Schedule:
|Swim Coaches||Dive Coaches|
|Jenni Wilkening||Head Coach||Brad Huttenga||Head Coach|
|Hannah Clyde||Molly Gelb|
|Emily Weiner Betsy Clyde||Ethan Chupp||Volunteer|
|8 & Under||10:15-11:00am||9:00-9:30am|
|11 & Up||8:30-9:30am||9:30-10:15am|
New! Sunday Stroke Clinic– Information coming soon! Stroke clinic for kids and adults.
*RCR2 is new! For swimmers who want a more intense work out. Please see your coach and ask if this would be a good fit for your child.
2013 Swim and Dive Meet Schedule:
Dive meet warm ups are usually at 4pm, start 5pm unless otherwise noted;
Swim meets are on Saturdays – warm up 8am, start 9am. All pool facilities closed during meets.
June 21st and 22nd Georgetown @ RC
June 27@Whitmore Lake (dive) and 29th RC @ Liberty
July 3rd or 5th @RC (dive) and 6th RC @ Forestbrook
July 12th @RC (dive) and 13th OHAC @ RC
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|
To sign up for swim and dive, fill out the form HERE.
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 Mike Englesbe||Tracy Mayer Lisa Baily||Kim Vancina|
*Please contact Muffymackenzie@aol.com if you would like to join our committee. It’s fun, we promise!