CoEd Varsity Swimming - and Diving
While Twitter has been somewhat effective in relaying timely information to team members, I have come across an app that I believe is more conducive to getting hold of people via the platform (text and/or email) which they prefer. The app is called "Remind" and it is used primarily in schools. However, it meets our needs very well. The upside is that you do not have to actually download the app! The coaches have downloaded it - All you have to do is tell the app by which method (email and/or text) you would like to receive messages.
Please note that the coaches will only use the app to send out messages. While the app does support conversations between the coach and recipients, we will not use this feature. Swimmers and divers are also welcome to sign up so that they get messages sent directly to them. If a child is under 13 years old, a parent will be notified and will have to sign up also. That age threshold security is a requirement of the app designer.
How it works:
"Classes" are set up by the user (coaches). People can then join the classes via text or email (or both) and then will receive any notices posted on your phone or in your inbox. Please note that we will still be posting pertinent information on the website. We will not be duplicating everything!
The "class" for my notices to the Science Hill Swimming and Diving Team is SHHS Swim & Dive
To add yourself and receive messages via text: Text @shhsswd to 81010
To add yourself and receive messages via email: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The "class" for my notices to the Liberty Bell Swimming and Diving Team is LBMS Swim & Dive
To add yourself and receive messages via text: Text @lbmsswd to 81010
To add yourself and receive messages via email: Email email@example.com
We have several opportunities for you to show your support for the Topper Swimmers and DIvers by being a team or event sponsor.
For details on the various sponsorship levels and criteria, click HERE
Thank-you for your support!
THe Booster Club is selling team Tshirts and Sweatshirts. Due date is October 7.
We will once again be ordering team sweats for the LBMS swimmers and divers who want to purchase them. These are the same as last year, so if you have one you will not need to reorder. Please note: This is an OPTIONAL purchase. It is not required.
If you do want to place an order, download and print out the order form and return it with a check for the appropriate amount to Coach Chris by Wednesday, September 25.
There were no changes in the time standards from 2019.
"B" times are the minimum standard to compete in the State Meet. If you get the B cut you are eligible to go.
"A" times are standards agreed on by the athletic directors in our Region as the criteria for providing school funding for the trip.
Divers qualify by competing successfully in three meets, at least one of which must be an 11-dive meet.
We have reserved rooms at the Hampton Inn - Knoxville Airport (Alcoa) for parents who may be interested in staying with the team at the Tennessee State Championship Meet in Knoxville. We have some doubles and some kings available on a first come-first served basis. The cost is $95 per night plus tax. The rooms are being held under the "Science Hill Swim Team Parents" block.
In order to claim one of the rooms, you must call the hotel (865-983-1101) and guarantee your room with your credit card. The deadline to reserve a room is January 19, 2020.