2018 Colony Swim Team Information
Welcome to the Colony Crocodiles 2018 swim season! The Colony Swim Team is a fun way for your child to participate in a great team sport, meet new friends, and improve their swimming skills. We are looking for kids to join our team. Please review the following information below and complete the online registration form as well as a commitment form by June 1st for early registration.
Commitment Form (Please print and bring with you to first practice)
Swim Team Parent Meeting
We will hold a brief informational meeting to prepare for the upcoming season Tuesday, May 22 at Colony Swim Club. The Parent Meeting will begin at 7:00pm. Trading Post (our new swimsuit/swimwear vendor) will be available @ 6:30pm with the 2017 team suit for fittings and discounted sales. Please plan to have at least one parent attend this important kick-off meeting and bring your swimmer for sizing.
New Swim Team Members
If you are brand new to the Colony Swim Team please plan to attend our new member evaluation Saturday, June 9 @ 10:00am. Our coaches would like to meet all our new swimmers prior to our first official team practice. Bring your suit & goggles!
Swim Team Fee
Swim team fees for 2018 will be $40 per swimmer with a family maximum of $120. Graduating seniors and eligible returning college students who have at least 2 years previous experience with the Colony Crocodiles are just $20. This fee helps to cover the cost of dual meet ribbons, our pancake breakfast, league meet & end of season awards. Please make checks payable to Colony Swim Club and include it with your registration and commitment forms.
Swim Practice Schedule
Monday – Friday starting Monday, June 18
8:00-9:00 am - 11 years and older
9:00–10:00 am – 10 & younger
Please attend the appropriate practice for your age group unless cleared by one of our head coaches
We ask that all parents, siblings, and caregivers stay off the pool deck during practice for safety reasons
No practice will be held July 4th - 6th
Our dual meets are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings through the end of July (see schedule). Check in begins a 4:45. Host clubs may deny entrance to the pool deck before 4:45 in preparation for the meet. Please be patient. Once admitted, look for the Colony Crocodile Flag. Swimmers who are not checked in by 5:15 may be scratched from the meet. Swimmers may begin warming up at 5:00pm. Events start at 6:00pm. For a swimmer to participate they must be able to safely swim the distance required of their age bracket. A coach will let you know ahead of time if they feel your child is not yet ready.
Please make sure your child knows when he/she has to swim and get them to the marshalling area or risk your child missing his/her event. Our parent volunteers will not search for your child which could result in a missed race.
There are times when we need to contact you at a meet. Please make sure we have your cell phone number on file.
We rely heavily on volunteers to make sure that each meet runs smoothly. This cannot happen without the assistance of our swim team families. It is required that each family volunteer two times throughout the season as well as provide items for the bake sale during home meets. Paper registration for volunteer positions will first be available the evening of the Parent Swim Team Meeting at Colony on May 22. Those paper registrations will be manually entered into Sign-up Genius, our electronic volunteer site. Registration electronically through Sign-up Genius will be accessible through the link on our team page starting May 24. Early sign-up is recommended.
We also host a bake sale at all of our home meets. Please bring an item to contribute. More information to follow.
Team Spirit Wear
Trading Post will once again be our partner for spirit wear. We encourage all swimmers to have a team suit and cap but it is not required.
Caps: Only Colony caps or plain non-printed caps may be worn at meets. Back by popular demand are the caps with name personalization. We will only be putting in one order for these because the lead-time is so long. NO ORDERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE. More information will be available at the Team Meeting.
Swimsuits: Swimsuits will be available for purchase at the Parent Team Meeting or at Trading Post for a discount. Orders after the deadline may not be in until after the season begins. If you plan on purchasing a team suit, order early. Non-team suits should keep with the family friendly environment we support at Colony.
Mailboxes/ Family Folder
Each family will have a mailbox folder. They are located near the swim team bulletin board inside the clubhouse. Please check this folder for announcements, important information, and your meet ribbons.
Swim Team Helpers
Swim team members 11 and older and who have swim team experience of 2 or more seasons are encouraged to stay from 9:00 to 10:00 and help our younger swimmers during practice. There will be a volunteer breakfast to show our appreciation. All volunteers are welcome. Helpers who have assisted in twelve or more practices by July 20 will be recognized.
Fire Up Pancake Breakfast
The team will have a fire up pancake breakfast during practice on Friday, July 27. Pancakes will be served and a small poster board will be provided. Swimmers are encouraged to bring a full poster board and any special supplies they may need to decorate their posters. Please make sure your poster is appropriate and demonstrates good sportsmanship.
This year’s League Meet will be held at Fairway Farms Swim Club. It is the final meet of the year and includes all five swim clubs! It is a fabulous all day event and an opportunity for swimmers to demonstrate the improvements they have made this season. Swimmers must participate in two dual meets in order to qualify for the League Meet. This year’s League Meet is scheduled for Saturday, July 28.
Awards Banquet & Team Photo
Following the League Meet we will have the end of season banquet. Dinner, awards and music are planned for the evening. Swimmers who have demonstrated significant improvement, perfect attendance at practice, participation in all dual meets, or participation in the League Meet will be recognized. Only those families who have registered for the banquet may attend. Look for more information in your family folder as the date approaches. A team picture will be taken and a photographer will be available for individual pictures.
We are so excited for a new season.
Go Colony Crocs!
Questions should be directed to the swim team coordinator Francy Pierzecki at firstname.lastname@example.org
Commitment Form (Please print and bring with you to first practice)
2018 MEET SCHEDULE
Thursday, June 21 – Home vs. Newburgh
Tuesday, June 26 – Away @ Fairway Farms
Thursday, June 28 – BYE
Tuesday, July 3 – Home vs. Northville
Thursday, July 5 – No Meets
Tuesday, July 10 – Away @ Burton Hollow
Thursday, July 12 – Away @ Newburgh
Tuesday, July 17 – Home vs. Fairway Farms
Thursday, July 19 – BYE
Tuesday, July 24 – Home vs. Burton Hollow
Thursday, July 26 – Away @ Northville
Saturday, July 28 – League Meet @ Fairway Farms (Rain Date Sunday, July 29)