Parent meeting minutes
Doyle Pool 7-8pm
Coach Eric addressed the parents on miscellaneous topics including:
Use of need to file folder in coaches box. This is to be used for any communication with
the coaches, notes that you will be missing a meet, birth cert. and other reg. paperwork.
Use of “in and outs” for misbehavior of swimmers.
Wants all swimmer’s in jammers for boys and one piece racing suit for girls.
Following topics covered by Diane Roberts with parent group:
Thank you to all the parents who make everything work!!!
Diane Roberts – Team mom, snack bar coordinator
Laura Stannard – Swim-a-thon coordinator, Ropes course coordinator, Diane’s right hand,
technical swimming resource.
Bob and Jane Lorenz - webmasters
Kate Margaris – (not present) Ribbons
Mirvat Tannous – Medals
Wendy Mibach – Tshirts/apparel
Jennifer Blankenship – meet cards and social events.
Raul Ramirez – storage space acquisition
Anyone I forgot ( and I’m sorry)
All the timers and snack bar workers!!
Email list circulated for those who have not received any reminder emails.
After meeting have a list to check to see if not on one of the 3 rosters please had
swimmer’s name and age.
Floor was opened to answer any questions about the coaches information, swimsuit
sales, and team store questions.
Swimsuit sales tonight for teamsuit, which is optional. Apology regarding
misunderstanding regarding Raging Waters Tickets.
Team Store Open today with new apparel items. Tank tops, Tshirts, sweatpants,
hoodies, swimcaps, megaphones, visors, DJN Mugs (custom available to order with
Reminder of Mock Meet this Thursday all swimmer’s should try to attend. Especially
Items arranged with the City after last season
1. Swim team coordinator hired to work closely with the swim team league and coaches.
Happy to announce that the city has hired Chiara Odamo. A veteran swimmer and
coach from this swim league.
2. Coaches training improved – Coaches went to a special training session in Roseville
this last February. Lots of new techniques to teach swimmer’s were presented.
3. Parents involved in selection process of Coaches – this did not happen. Terri Matal
felt it was logistically impossible to coordinate. th4. Positive Coaching Alliance – June 7 was presented to most of the coaches and 2
parents from each team were invited. It was attended by Diane Roberts and Casey
Avalos. Diane felt it was an excellent presentation and philosophy. Encourage anyone
to participate in this program if they get the opportunity. Wanted to give a summary of
what was presented, but very short on time, will consider covering at the Swimathon on
Tuesday July 1st. I have a booklet I can share and there is a link to their website on our website. www.positivecoach.org
Practices are Mon-Fri you aare allowed to attend any of the practices regardless of which
time you registered for.
Natomas High 9-9:50am
*please note that in the future the night practice at Doyle may be modified to 2 sessions
to accommodate the large number of participants.
3 practices a week are required for participation in that Saturday’s meet (preferably 3
different days). You may and are encouraged to attend more then 3 practices a week.
3 practices a day are discouraged.
Participation in 3 meets is required for participation in Championships. Trials for
backstroke and freestyle (Aug. 2
nd) are required to participate in those events at
Meet schedule is posted on the website. Basically, there is a meet every Sat. for the thnext 7 Sat. starting this Sat. June 28. For meets arrival time is usually 7:00am and the
meets usually end aroun 12:00 - between 11am and 1pm. thChampionships are Sat. and Sun. Aug. 9th and 10. Yu should plan to be at
Championships from 6:30am – 3:30 pm both days!!!!
st1 meet this Saturday, June 28 @ Doyle Pool. Glenn Hall is home team. They do the
snack bar etc.
Each parent is required to volunteer 4 hours during the season. At each meet including
championships we will need volunteer timers. At home meets we run a snack bar and
need parents to work at the snack bar. Home mets are July 5thth , July 18, and August nd2. We also have a team store every Tues.night if you are interested in helping with
this please let Diane know.
Necessary to buy ribbons that the swimmers get after every meet and for participation
awards. It also lets u do some of the extra things that make swimteam more fun. Like
providing apparel items in the team store, social events, end of the season party ,
coaches gifts. Team equipment this year we bought a pace clock for the pool deck to
help the swimmers get a better workout and 25 swim paddles that go on their hands.
Swimathon last year cleared over $1600 dollars.
Snack Bar last year cleared over $1300 (4 snack bars)
st at Natomas High pool instead of night practice at Doyle pool.
Team pictures at 6:00 Please attend we want everyone in the pictures.
Please get donations for the swimathon from friends, families, and neighbors. Please
get only flat rates donations for participation. We would like each swimme to raise at Swimathon/team pictures – Laura Stannard discussed. (all info available on the website) least $25.00. All swimmer’s and their families are invited for a complimentary pizza Tuesday, July 1party immediately following the swimathon. We will need volunteers to mark laps for
each lane. This is a FUN event for the swimmers to work together as a team. See
website for prizes and categories. The swimmer who raises the most money gets a $25
Target gift card. Also, swimmers who swim the most laps in each age group eill ge a
$25 Target gift card. Please turn in your pledge $$ when you first arrive at the
6:00 team pictures
7:00-7:30 10 and under swimathon
7:30-8:00 11-16 year old swimathon
8:00 pizza party
A sign up sheet for lap counters, awards table, and serving pizza was passed around.
Ropes Course – discussed by Laura Stannard
Our swimmers have the opportunity to complete the NHS JROTC programs ropes course.
The JROTC students will lead the swimmers through the course on July 25
accommodate such a big group we will need to break the team into 2 –3 groups
throughout the day. This will be a great opportunity for the swimmers to work as a
team and face the personal challenge of the ropes course. A sign up sheet for preferred
time was passed through the parents. On the same day we would like to have a team
BBQ. A vote was taken for the team BBQ to be mid day or in the evening. Evening
BBQ for the team event won by a landslide.
Ribbons – Kate Margaris
By Wednesday after each meet (maybe late after this first meet this year) ribbons will be
available in the ribbon box ept in the office at Doyle Pool. An attempt will be made to
bring the ribbon box to Natomas high for the morning practice. Be aware that the Doyl
pool office is open during all hours of operation for the pool and ribbons should be
available for you to pick up anytime.
Storage Space – Raul Ramirez
We have obtained a donated storage space for our swimteam items - easy ups, pace
clock, paddles, spirit supplies, apparel… These items will no longer have to be kept
during the off season in Diane and Laura’s garages. Thank You Raul!!!
This year we have custom engraved participation medals that each swimmer will receive
at the end of the season party. The medals are ready, just waiting to be engraved.
Thanks You Mirvat!!!!
Swimathon – contact Laura firstname.lastname@example.org
Snack bar, team store, timers – contact Diane email@example.com
We will need ice donations at snack bars.