WEEKLY UPDATES

Sammy Says...

 

Update from 6/24

Hello SWORDFISH!

 

Championships will be held over two days: July 8th and 9th. 

  • Prelims = Thursday, July 8th, broken into 2 sessions.

  • Finals = Friday, July 9th 

Location: Oro Valley Aquatic Center: 23 W. Calle Concordia Oro Valley, AZ 85737

Session Start Times: SAAA is still finalizing the pool time with the Town of Oro Valley. As of right now, we're expecting the following:

  • 11&O prelims: Thursday 6am warm up, 7:10am meet start

  • 10&U prelims: Thursday 12noon warm up, 1:00pm meet start

  • Finals: Friday 6am warm up, 7:10 am start

The exact times are tentative!! More information to come out after all entries have been submitted.

 

**Volunteers and officials from SVH will be needed for each session!!**

 

Course: Outdoor, 25 yard, 10 lanes, heated pool. Colorado start with automatic timing and touchpads. Warm up and warm down will be available throughout the meet.

Rules: 

1. All policies and procedures relating to Covid Safety must be followed by everyone.
2. Swimmers will compete based on their age as of June 1st, 2021.
3. Swimmers will be limited to 3 individual events (including the 100IM).
4. All relays and 6&U events are timed-final events and will be pre-seeded, slowest to fastest.  Remaining events will be prelim-final events.  Preliminary heats will be circle seeded.
5. Finals will feature a consolation final, followed by the championship final (top 20 return, plus 2 alternates). Each team will be limited to a maximum of 4 total swimmers per event in the Finals session.
6. Relays will be timed-final events. All relays will take place during prelims. Only the top 2 relays from each team will score. Swimmers must swim in their age group for relays (swimmers can’t swim up an age group). 
7. Teams will be assigned specific lanes/times for warm up. 3-point entries only.
8. All team areas must be set up outside of the facility.
9. Only swimmers, officials, volunteers, and SAAA certified coaches will be allowed on deck.
10. Specific guidelines for parents/spectators will be emailed to teams prior to the start of the meet.
12. Teams will be assigned timing and other volunteer responsibilities based on their number of swimmers participating. All teams should be providing officials.
13. Any events with swimmers starting from the west end of the pool (8 & under) may not be photographed or videoed from the bleacher area.

Scoring: The top 20 places will be score points. Only 2 relays per team, per event, will score. 
Individual events (finals): 24, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13
Individual events (consols): 11, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Relay events: 48, 42, 40, 38, 36, 34, 32, 30, 28, 26, 22, 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2

As previously stated, after all entries have been submitted from all of the teams, times will be solidified. Also, once we know what volunteer jobs need to be filled, a job schedule will come out as well.

Please let us know if you have any questions!

 

GO SWORDFISH!

Update from 6/21

There will only be ONE meet this week against Indian Ridge! Their pool is out of commission.

 

We will combining the meets to have ALL age groups swim on Tuesday evening. Please plan ahead and pack a meal as this meet may run longer than you are used to.


Tuesday, June 22nd: Swim Meet vs IR 

  • 4:30 pm Warm-ups, 6:00 pm Meet Start

  • Location: Home pool, SVH

Wednesday, June 23rd - NO MEET

Update from 6/20


HELLO SWORDFISH!

Reminder:  We did not have enough volunteers to take pics of swimmers this season for our end of year slideshow. So, if you would like your child(ren) in the slideshow, you are responsible for uploading two swim team pics of them. We would like to have TWO individual pics of each swimmer. A few group photos are good too. ANY PICS UPLOADED: name the pic with your child's name and age group. An email was sent earlier with a link. If anyone is interested in making the slideshow this year, please let Sammy Swordfish know!

 

AGE GROUP ACTIVITES:

Thursday, June 24th: 8 & Unders - Movies with the Coaches.

Come see the 6:25 pm showing of Spirit Untamed at Century Park Place 20. 5870 E Broadway Blvd Suite #3006, Tucson, AZ 85711

Please reserve your tickets and seats online. Please let coach Mason and Lily know if you are planning to attend.

 

Friday, June 25th: 13-18 Party at the Rec Center, 5-11pm.

13 -18 swimmers, please come help Sammy Swordfish perform his magic this evening. 

Please click on the Sign-Up Genius to provide snacks, sides, etc for the party!

 

13-18 Party Sign-Up


Saturday, June 26th: 9-12 Ages - Golf & Stuff, 5-7pm(ish). Siblings and Parents invited.

6503 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715

Cost will be around $18.00+ tax per person. Please RSVP to Mason or Lily by practice on Friday so we know whom to expect and have enough chaperones.

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We have two dual swim meets against Indian Ridge this week! 

Tuesday, June 22nd: Swim Meet vs IR (10 & Under)

  • 4:30 pm Warm-ups, 6:00 pm Meet Start

  • Location: Home pool, SVH


Wednesday, June 23rd: Swim Meet @ IR (11 & Up)  - *Note date

  • 5:00 pm Warm-ups, 6:00 pm Meet Start

  • Location: Indian Ridge, 2520 N Indian Ridge Dr, Tucson, AZ 85715

 

Update from 6/13

 

HELLO SWORDFISH!

We did not have enough volunteers to take pics of swimmers this season for our end of year slideshow. So, if you would like your child(ren) in the slideshow, you are responsible for uploading pics of them. We would like to have TWO individual pics of each swimmer. A few group photos are good too. ANY PICS UPLOADED: name the pic with your child's name and age group. An email was sent earlier with a link.

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GUPPIES - Start this Monday! Guppies are group swim lessons for younger pre-swim team swimmers.

If you are interested in having your little swimmer take group swim lessons with the "Guppies," the lessons start this Monday, June 14th at 11:15-11:45 am and will be held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through June and potentially beyond.

Guppie lessons are $5 per day per swimmer. Please let Coach Chris know if you are interested.

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Team Pictures are this Wednesday, June 16th. Individual pictures start at 6:15 am and the team photo will be at 7:00 am sharp! Please print and fill out order form prior to coming to the pool in the morning.

Please do NOT be late and miss out.  Team Picture Form

**There will also be a starts, turns, and relay takeoff practice for those interested in staying after pictures until about 9:30 am.

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We have two dual swim meets against the Orcas this week! Both swim meets are at SVH.

Tuesday, June 15th: Swim Meet vs Orcas (10 & Under)

  • 4:30 pm Warm-ups, 6:00 pm Meet Start

  • Location: Home pool, SVH


Thursday, June 17th: Swim Meet vs Orcas (11 & Up)

  • 4:30 pm Warm-ups, 6:00 pm Meet Start

  • Location: Home pool, SVH

See you on deck and have a fabulous week SWORDFISH!

Update from 6/02

Hello SWORDFISH!

First day of morning practice is down! Thank you to everyone for making it a success and keeping our swimmers happy and fed with yummy snacks!

Coming Up THIS WEEK:

Thursday, June 3rd: Entry deadline to sign up for the all-age Invitational at the Oro Valley Aquatic Center on June 12th. 

Sign ups for the Invitational are located in the binder. The binder will be in a file crate on one of the picnic tables.

It looks like we will be getting the morning session slot for the Invitational and should be done around noon. YAY! More details to follow.

 

Friday, June 4th @ 5-8 pm: Picnic at the Pool - Let's get to know our fellow Swordfish a little better. Pack a picnic, chairs, blankets, etc and have fun hanging out at the pool, socializing and swimming. Please bring any pool floats that you would like to share. (NO squirt guns please!)

**There will be no lifeguards on duty so make sure there is someone designated to watch your child if they are not a strong swimmer yet.

We hope to see you this Friday evening!

 

Saturday, June 5th: Meet against TCC @ TCC has been CANCELED.

 

Enjoy the rest of your week and GO SWORDFISH!

Update from 5/25

Starting June 2nd, there will be a binder located on the deck for those parents needing to communicate that their swimmer will NOT be attending one of the dual meets. Please let the coaching staff know at least 2 days in advance of any meet that your swimmer will not be there. This gives the coaches enough time to plan who is swimming in any given meet.

 

It is a little different with the Invitational and Championships though. For those swim meets, you will need to sign up your swimmer to swim in the meet. Those forms will also be in the binder.
 

CALL FOR AGE GROUP PHOTOGRAPHERS:

Now that we have a meet schedule, we would love to get parents involved in taking pictures of all of our swimmers. I would love to get at least 2 photographers for each age group that will get at least two pictures of each swimmer. These pictures will be used in the end of the season video and we don't want anyone left out!

Please email Sammy Swordfish if you are interested in helping!

 

-Let us know if you have any questions

 

Enjoy your break and we will see you on deck bright and early, June 2nd.

GO SWORDFISH!

Update from 5/9

Howdy SWORDFISH!

  • UPCOMING: Mini Meet (Popsicles and Ice Cream Too!)

    • What: First meet of the season. For all the newbies out there, this is a practice meet for our swimmers. They learn how a meet runs/operates and we are able to get times for them., so their swim events are timed. 

    • When: Wed, May 19th (10 and under)  AND Thu, May 20th (11 and up)

    • Time: 4:00 pm warm ups, 5:00 pm start

    • Food Allergies: If anyone has food allergies, please let us know so we can try an accommodate your swimmer:)

Parents are expected to participate by working jobs during these meets. Meet jobs will come out soon so please be looking for an email.

Update from 4/13

Hello SWORDFISH!

Champion Pools will have a "store" open at the SVH Rec Center Wednesday, 4/14, starting at 4:00 pm.

This is an opportunity to have your swimmer be sized for a competitive swimsuit, buy goggles, fins, a practice suit, etc.

 

If you are unable to come to practice tomorrow, please visit the SVH swim team store at https://championpoolandspasupply.ecwid.com

Use SBVHSWIM15 as the discount code.

*For any families that had purchased a team suit at the start of the 2020 season and now have a store credit at Champion Pools and Spa, please remember to use those credits by May 2021. Those customers could use their credit tomorrow at the "deck store" or should call the store directly as the online store won’t allow for a purchase with credit