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    Coach Update 7-7-22

    Hello Foxes!

    So much fun with Firecracker relays this past Monday. AND THEN the most insane B-meet I’ve ever been to in over 20+ years with summer swimming. And that is Tallyho history being made! Even with all the bumps along the way, we ended up laughing about everything this morning and THAT shows team community and bonding. Results attached and makeup time trials results from this morning were uploaded. By the way - MINIONS MOVIE IN A FEW HOURS! Last chance to get tickets! Remember no afternoon practice today (Thursday 7/7).

    LOTS OF IMPORTANT THINGS AHEAD and ATTACHMENTS. READ IT ALL!

    SUNDAY 7/10 - RELAY CARNIVAL DRAFT LINEUP IS ATTACHED. Key word is DRAFT. This may change depending on results from Saturday. I will send a final lineup out on Saturday. READ CAREFULLY for your name. This is a fun “Relays only” meet which will be similar to PIRC later on! ORANGE OUT is the Theme meaning we only wear Orange and act crazy! Wendy will be sending details about parking / team area / arrival time and all of that.

    Big congratulations to Fletcher Bautz, Catherine Bu, Anderson Campello, Seine Lee, Ainsley Bell, Adya Bhardwaj, and Daniel Bu for making it to the MCSL Coaches Long Course Invitational Meet. It will be on Tuesday 7/12 at night. Please come and attend for this history, amazingly fun meet. It really is something special where those invited swim DOUBLE the normal event length in an Olympic Sized pool! I’d love to see all of you there and I know these athletes would too. The meet is at Rockville and the website is here http://mcsl.org/AllStars.aspx and click on “Long Course” for details!

    • Saturday 7/9 A-Meet at StoneBRIDGE
      • Yes another “Stone” team but this one is actually the team I grew up swimming at. My entire childhood I swam for this team and I found a love for summer swimming. This is their first year in Division A and they’re very fast! I want to give them a meet to remember as it’ll be my first time on the “visiting” side of their pool. I’ll be racing at the meet too!
      • Lineup Attached
      • Arrival Time + Warmup + all other details will be sent out with the Program by Wendy by Friday night.
      • We will offer Earlybird warmups. Again, details to follow from Wendy.
      • Theme is: MINIONS! (These amazing things. Bring some overalls and yellow shirts! I may or may not be coming as Gru. We will make things at Linda’s Craft Corner Friday night!
    • Future Meet Themes
      • PLAN NOW. GET THINGS ASAP! This is a HUGE part of the team. Arguably the most fun and important part of building team culture and community. I LOVE THEMES.
      • July 13th = MINIONS! (These amazing things. Bring some overalls and yellow shirts! I may or may not be coming as Gru. We will also be doing a Team Movie night to watch the upcoming Minion Movie!)
      • July 16th + July 17th = MARVELS AVENGERS (I certainly plan on being our Captain America and assembling some avengers. Do we have a Thanos out there?)
      • July 23rd = Divisional “Orange you glad we are doing ORANGE AGAIN?” (ORANGE!)
      • Weekly Spirit Foxes are returning this year! Best energy and/or costume wins!
    • Practices and Meet Commitments
      • Our practice schedule can be found here.
      • Commit to meets and events here.
      • COMMIT or DECLINE to all the season’s meets and events.
      • If you miss the signup deadline, you miss the meet.
      • Look at your calendars now and spend time updating.
    • Other
      • NO CLUB LOGOS ON SUITS OR CAPS. WEAR UNNAMED OR TALLYHO THINGS.
      • NO TECH SUITS FOR DUAL MEETS and NEVER for 12/unders. No Tie-back suits. Remove any unnecessary jewelry.
      • No Cell Phones at meets for athletes. Parents STAY OUT OF THE TEAM AREA.
      • Coaches and Lifeguards give lessons. Seek them out if you would like them!
      • Need help? Ask for it!!!! Don’t need help? Then help the team out and VOLUNTEER!
    • Club Swimming Tryout / Team Info Pages (some recently updated)

    -Akshay Gandhi

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