Chap 8: We Want To Have Fun!!
Some of the things we do to have fun are:
Team Socials: Swim team socials are held on Friday evenings or Saturday afternoons and are for swimmers and their families. Our goal is to build community and strengthen relationships beyond the lane lines. Traditional favorite socials have included fireworks, lip sync and a slip and slide. The time, theme, and cost (if any), will be announced via team email.
Friday Morning Breakfasts: Breakfast will be provided on Friday mornings following each practice for all swimmers.
The menu typically rotates between bagels, cereal, doughnuts, and pancakes. Watch for sign-up genius links in the weekly emails calling for volunteers, as well as contributions of juice, cereal and fruit.
Team Pictures: We try to take a team picture every year and we’d like your swimmer to be in it. You are not obligated to purchase one. The date and time, during team practice, will be announced and purchasing information distributed prior to picture day.
Swim Team Banquet: We end the season with a Swim Team Banquet. This Dinner is held on the front lawn the Saturday evening after Divisionals. This special event is for swimmers and their families. Multiple special awards are given out. The evening is traditionally capped by a multimedia show featuring the team members.
Other Activities: Do you have an idea for a team activity? By all means bring your suggestion to the Team Rep…and be prepared to help with the event!
What’s Mandatory: While we hope you will participate in all the social activities, they are all optional.
Similarly, the purchase of team suits and other team clothing items is entirely optional. What is mandatory is that you honor your commitments, show good sportsmanship and have fun!