From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 2:12 PM
Subject: Fountain Green Swim Team - Welcome! Important Information - Please Read!

Hi everyone and a very BIG welcome to the 2018 Fountain Green Swim Team! We would like to welcome all new and returning swimmers to our team.  

We are extremely excited about the upcoming summer swim season as our first practice is Tuesday, May 29th!  YES, Summer Swim Season is about to begin!

This email is loaded with information, so please be sure to read through it entirely.  You may want to print this email out and put on your refrigerator for easy reference.

We have a terrific coaching staff of over 20 coaches and junior coaches and we are excited that both Emily Jordan and Jamie Hruz will be returning as our Head Coaches for 2018!  Coach Cathy Bendis will also be returning this year along with Coach Al Herlinger (CMW HS Swim Team Coach).  Coaches Emily and Jamie and all the rest of our coaches can't wait to see everyone again and are very excited for this upcoming season!!

So, we have a ton of stuff planned and some exciting new announcements, so please be sure to read this entire email to the very end!

IMPORTANT Notice #1:  Informational Parent Meeting, May 29th, 6:30 P.M. at FGSC for all returning and new families to FG Swim Team.  We have a lot of new things to share with you and would highly recommend that you attend. 

IMPORTANT Notice #2: If you know you will be missing any meets, we ask that you go on line NOW/ASAP and “scratch”.  For those new to our team, your swimmers will be automatically entered into all of our swim meets (with the exception of the Inter-Squad scrimmage, possibly 1 "away" swim meet, and the end-of-year Champs).  The only way that we will know if you will not be attending is to use our on line scratch form.  This is the best possible way we can manage it successfully.  The link can be found on our website (home welcome page) in the upper right-hand side (2018 Scratch Sheet).  This will allow for us to know who will be attending meets and for us to include as many swimming events as possible for each swimmer.  There will be some meets in which we will have to limit events that swimmers will be able to swim because of our team size.  If you do not scratch and are a no-show for the meet, we reserve the right to not enter you in the next meet.

Volunteer Sign-ups will go live this Thursday:  For those new to our team, you must volunteer at our meets to help them run smoothly.  Each family is expected to volunteer for 4 positions.  There will be a link to Sign-up Genius on our Website.  A separate email will be sent with information on volunteer sign-ups.

June 25th - FGST Movie Night!! - Back by popular demand, we are excited to announce that we are planning a very fun event on June 25th in the evening.  We will be renting out two theaters at the Horizon Cinemas in Fallston.  If you haven't been there yet, it's really cool with stadium seating and reclining seats with trays for food & drinks.  We will be selling tickets to two movies for this evening: Incredibles 2 & Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom.   The tickets will be $10 each and we will begin selling them at our Parent Meeting on May 29th.  We have a limited number of tickets and they will go very fast.  The movies will begin at 7:30 pm that evening, so we will end evening practice at 6:30 pm to give everyone time to get down to the theaters in time for the show.  Parents and friends are welcome to join us, but tickets must be purchased thr ough FGST.  

Apparel Orders - We are very pleased to announce that new FGST Apparel is available online NOW via the link below.  We have a ton of exciting new products!  Check out our new Team Spirit FGST gear as we have some brand new things this year (some are available only online). We have a very short window for our first order (online store closes June 1st) as we want to make sure that we have all the orders delivered early in our swim season.  We will also be selling much of our apparel "cash and carry" at the Parent Meeting and during evening practices and some home meets!

Here is the link - and happy shopping!

https://fgst18.itemorder.com/sale

 

Inter-squad Meet - June 9th - Sign up now via our website if you can attend.  We will be having our second  FGST inter-squad scrimmage on the morning of June 9th.  This will give our coaches a chance to see our swimmers swim, for new parents to talk to our coaches, understand how our meets work, and just as important, we want to try out all of our timing systems.  This will be open to all swimmers - but you need to sign up.  Each swimmer will be eligible to swim 1 or possibly 2 events.  More details to come - and we expect it to be a fun morning!

NEW - FGST Company Directory - We are excited to announce our first ever FGST Company Directory.  If you would like to be part of the Directory and list your business, please click on the link below.  We will then be putting the Directory list together and including it in our meet programs.  This is a great way for you to advertise your business within the FGST family.  For those businesses that would like to place larger advertisements in our meet programs, please contact Jim Quinn for additional information (psuquinny@gmail.com).

 https://www.leaguelineup.com/formpreview.asp?url=fgst&formID=128635&fb=1

 

Our primary mode of communication for the FGST will be via our website, www.fgswimteam.com, as well as by email. Please check both frequently during the season for information such as special events, volunteer opportunities, practice time changes, swim meet updates, directions to meets, deadlines, inclement weather info, etc. 

 

Quick summary below:

1) Practice starts Tuesday, May 29th in the evening.  Parent meeting at 6:30 P.M.  Please attend!

2) Every swimmer should try to swim in at least 3 meets so that they can qualify for the Harford Swim League (HSL) Championships on July 22nd and July 23rd.  For those new to our team, your swimmers will be automatically entered into each meet and swim in 2-3 individual events (younger swimmers will swim less) and possibly a relay at each meet. Our coaches will do the best they can to get everyone into a relay – especially for our home meets because we have the largest pool in the county (8 lanes)!

3) Scratch if not attending meets!  As noted above, each swimmer is automatically entered into each meet.  If you will not be able to attend, it is imperative that you scratch to let us know that you will not be there.

4) Swimmer Stroke Request Form (online): If you have a particular event(s) that you would like your swimmer to try, please go to our website and list them on this form.  This will give our coaches some guidance as to what your swimmer wants to swim.  However, the coaches have final say as to what each swimmer will ultimately swim at each meet.

5) Team pictures are scheduled to be taken at the Team Picnic.  Information on the picnic is below.

6) Our year-end awards picnic/dinner is July 18th at FGSC at 5:30 pm. You won’t want to miss this fun-filled event.  Last year, we had over 450 swimmers and parents attend! Catered by Buontempos!

7) NEW! Optional FGST Apparel – As noted above, we will be selling our FGST apparel at practices and home meets as well as online this year.  This includes shirts, sweatshirts, shorts lots of Under Armour stuff, tank tops, quarter zips, pants, etc. We have some exciting new stuff this year, so please be sure to visit our website take a look.

 

8) Team Suit - Team suits are the same as last year.  Every swimmer on FGST will need to purchase a new suit if you don't already have one.  When swimming for meets, it is expected that you will be wearing a FGST team suit.  Please call Cy's Swimwear directly to purchase your suit if you did not purchase one at registration.  Cy's Phone is: 410-747-8760.

 

9) NEW! - FGST Pizza Social: June 14th.  Please plan to attend!  We expect the fun to begin around 6:00 pm. and will coincide with our practice that evening.

 

On behalf of the entire FGST Committee, as well as all of our coaches, I want to say "Thank You" for joining FGST in 2018! 

 

See you on deck.

 

Randy Slotnick, FGST Director

Jennifer Walsh, Administrative

Kim Slotnick, JoAnn Kopp & Kim Bednarski, Administrative & Apparel

Kim Sweat, Volunteer Coordinator

Mike Sweat - Meet Management

Rebecca Snyder & Mary Jo Orzech, Concessions

Adam Kopp, Web Site Admin

Jeff Bednarski - Sound and Radio


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, May 11, 2018 12:52 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Registration Tomorrow & Other Information

Hi everyone,

Please see the important updates below:

  1. Our final swim team registration is tomorrow (5/12) at FG Swim Club from 10:00 A.M. - Noon.  This will be the final time that CY's Swimwear will be at our pool for team suits.  If you need a team suit, please stop by, otherwise, you will need to contact CY's and order directly from them.  If you do not complete your registration tomorrow, you will lose your spot on the team.  We have a wait-list with quite a few families that want to join our swim team.  Please complete your registration.
  2. We will have FGST apparel 'for sale' tomorrow.  We take credit card, cash and check.  Please check it out!
  3. Official Training: For those that want to be a 'Certified Official' this summer for our meets, you need to sign-up for training.  I would encourage only parents that have been on summer swimming for multiple years to sign up.  If you have any questions on this, please respond to this email.  More information can be found on our web site.  Here is the direct link to sign-up. 

     https://www.teamunify.com/NewsShow.jsp?&id=612723&team=reclhslmd

 

Tons of stuff being planned.  Check out our web site for updates.  www.fgswimteam.com. Only 18 days until our first practice and parent meeting.  Please plan to attend our parent meeting May 29th at 6:30pm.

 

Thank you everyone. 


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Sunday, May 6, 2018 4:28 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Registration Update

Hi everyone,

Just a reminder that our final swim team registration is Saturday (5/12) at FG Swim Club from 10:00 A.M. - Noon.  This will be the last time that CY's Swimwear will be at our pool for team suits.  If you need a team suit, please stop by, otherwise, you will need to contact CY's and order directly from them.

VERY IMPORTANT - this pertains to those families that have not yet made payment to join our team.  Saturday, May 12th is the final day to complete your registration and make payment to join FGST.  If you previously registered on-line and have not made payment and do not register on Saturday, we will assume you are not joining FGST this summer.  

If you already know that you will not be joining our team and not coming Saturday, please respond to this email so that we know in advance.  We have a 'wait-list' of swimmers wanting to join our team and I want to let them know if spots are available as soon as possible.  To be clear, if you stopped by at one of the two previous registration dates and made payment to join FGST, you are all set.  If you have not made payment, you need to do so by Saturday or you will lose your spot on our team.   And again, if you know that you will not be joining our team, please respond immediately to this email so we can open spots to others on our wait list.


Thank you everyone.

 

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, May 4, 2018 7:27 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Registration Tomorrow Morning (Saturday)

Hi everyone,

We are ready to for our 2nd registration tomorrow (Saturday) morning (May 5th) at FG Swim Club.  We will be there from 10am - Noon.   Please remember, your registration is not complete until you make payment.  Cy's Swimwear will be there tomorrow for those that need to purchase team suits.

If you can't make it tomorrow, our final registration will be on May 12th from 10am - Noon.  Cy's Swimwear will be at this registration as well. 

If at all possible, please try to come tomorrow.

Don't forget to check out our NEW FGST apparel as we have lots of stuff including tons of hoodies for the upcoming cooler days.  We take credit card, cash or check.  

 

That's it for now - much more to come.

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
To: adamkopp@yahoo.com 
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:16 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Officials Needed for our Swim Meets

Hi everyone,

Are you interested in becoming a Stroke and Turn Official for our swim meets?

In order for our meets to run smoothly, we need 'Certified Officials' that monitor the stroke of each swimmer to ensure that they are swimming each of the strokes legally.

If you have officiated in past years or are interested this year, please visit our web site for sign-up information.  You must sign-up in order to attend one of the Officials meeting which are held at the end of May.  After attending this program, you will then be a Certified Official.  The dates in May are May 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th.  You need to only sign up for one of these dates.

Here is the link to sign up:

https://www.teamunify.com/NewsShow.jsp?&id=612723&team=reclhslmd

We cannot run our meets if we do not have the appropriate number of Certified Officials.  Please sign-up  (if you haven't already) if you have interest.  

Thank you and see you on deck.

 


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Sunday, April 29, 2018 5:11 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Important Update - April 29th

Hi everyone,

Our first registration last week was a huge success.  We had over 100 swimmers complete their registration which was fantastic.  For those that pre-registered on-line, our next registration (to pay registration fees) is this Saturday, May 5th from 10:00 am - Noon at FG Swim Club.  If you are new to our swim team, you can purchase your team suit on this date as well.  If you are on our wait list to join our team, we will contact you after our final registration on May 12th.  

We have some deadlines fast approaching, some new dates to hold and a ton of other stuff - so lets get right to it:

  1. May 5th Registration:  FG Swim Club.  10:00 AM - Noon.   All returning and new families (that had previously registered on-line) are welcome to come.  If you can't make this date, our final registration is May 12th.  We take cash or check for registration fees.
  2. Golf Outing - May 10th  - Contact Mike Miller if you would like to participate and/or sponsor a hole.  Mike's email: mmiller7862@yahoo.com
  3. FGST Apparel will be 'for sale' on Saturday for Cash & Carry.  Check it out!!  We have a ton of cool things!  We accept credit card, check or cash.
  4. May 29th (Tuesday) - 1st evening practice and Parent Meeting - Be sure to make plans to attend.  Lots of important information to share!
  5. Practice Schedules - our evening practice schedule (when school is in session) is posted on our web site.  Be sure to read it carefully as it is slightly different from last year (older swimmers practice first this year).
  6. June 9th (Saturday) - Save the morning for our FGST Inter-Squad Scrimmage meet.  More to come, but hold the morning please.
  7. June 14th - Save the Evening - Special Social event for FGST at the pool!
  8. June 25th - Save the Evening - Movie Night - more information to come!
  9. July 18th - FGST Awards Picnic - for those new to our team, our Award Picnic is the highlight of our season.  We typically have over 400 swimmers and families attend.  Please be sure to hold this evening for this special event at FG Swim Club.

That's it for now - much more to come.  Mark your calendar for the dates above.  Summer swimming is fast approaching, 30 days!  

See you on deck!

 


From: director@fgswimteam.com
Date: April 29, 2018 at 1:10 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Officials Needed for Stroke and Turn for our Meets

Hi everyone,

Are you interested in becoming a Stroke and Turn Official for our swim meets?

In order for our meets to run smoothly, we need 'Certified Officials' that monitor the stroke of each swimmer to ensure that they are swimming each of the strokes legally.

If you have officiated in past years or are interested this year, please visit our web site for sign-up information.  You must sign-up in order to attend one of the Officials meeting which are held at the end of May.  After attending this program, you will then be a Certified Official.  The dates in May are May 17th, 20th, 22nd and 24th.  You need to only sign up for one of these dates.

Here is the link to sign up:

 

https://www.teamunify.com/NewsShow.jsp?&id=612723&team=reclhslmd

 

We cannot run our meets if we do not have the appropriate number of Certified Officials.  Please sign-up  (if you haven't already) if you have interest.  

Thank you and see you on deck.


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:53 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Registration Tonight for FGSC Members

Hi Everyone,
REMINDER for FG Swim Club Families:
First Registration tonight for FG Swim Team (FG Elementary, after FGSC Board meeting, approx. 7:00pm) - Thursday, April 26th - for FG Swim Club Members only.  If you are a member and can't make this meeting, please come to either the May 5th or May 12th registration dates. If you are a non-member, please come to either the May 5th or May 12th registration.  We take check or cash. We do not take credit card for registration.
 
Apparel - NEW apparel on sale tonight.  We take Credit Card for apparel sales as well as check or cash.  Check it out!!
 
See you on deck!

From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 9:21 PM
Subject: 2018 FGST Update - Firm Deadline If You Did Not Register

Hi everyone,

Our swim team registration was extremely successful. We have begun wait-listing families.  If you are a returning family to FGST and still plan on joining our team, you need to sign-up via our wait-list link on our web site by this Friday, April 13th.  This is very important and will be your last chance to sign-up for FGST if you haven't already. 

All returning swim team families have first priority over non-FGSC/non-FGST families until April 13th.  We will make room for you to return to our team if you sign up by this date.  If you do not sign up by April 13th, your spot will be open to new families that want to join our team.

 

Thank you and see you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2018 8:40 PM
Subject: FGST Update - Important Registration Reminder - Sign up - Our Team is Filling Quickly!

Hi again everyone!

Our registration has been open for just over a week and our team is over 80% full.  

Most all of our swimmers are returning from last year -  and also new families that recently became members of FGSC have joined our swim team.  

If you are new to FGST, please keep in mind that the Swim Team is not a replacement for swim lessons.  Your swimmer will need to be able to swim down the pool unassisted in order to participate in meets.  Please take this into consideration when signing up young swimmers.

If you are a returning swimmer/family and have not yet signed up, I would encourage you to go to our web site and do so as soon as possible.  I anticipate that we will be wait-listing families/swimmers very soon and we will close our team once we hit our maximum number of swimmers.

www.fgswimteam.org

 

Thank you everyone and see you on deck!


 
From: director@fgswimteam.com <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, March 22, 2018, 9:18:38 AM EDT
Subject: FGST - 2018 Summer Swim Team Registration is now open!
 

Hi everyone,

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful.  And since we've got no place (or school) to go, let it snow, let it.....wait, wait...it's not Christmas, even better - it's almost Summer Swim Team season!!!  That means we have warmer days ahead, guaranteed!

We are excited to announce that our FG Swim Team online registration is now open.

Here is what you need to know:

1) Please go to the Fountain Green Swim Team website and click on the online registration link.

www.fgswimteam.com

2) Submit each individual registration.  When you finished entering all the information, please be sure to hit the button labeled "YOU MUST HIT THIS BUTTON TO CHECKOUT AND FINALIZE REGISTRATION" in order for you to receive your confirmation email.  You will receive a confirmation email for your swimmer(s) registered.

3) On the email confirmation, please click on the 7 digit entry ID number to View and Print your online registration form(s).  Please sign and bring the registration form(s) with you to one of the registration dates with the appropriate registration fee.

 

Important Note #1:  Your registration is NOT complete until you complete the online registration form and bring the form to one of the registrations with your registration fee (check or cash).  Registration priority will be given to returning FGST families and FGSC members. 

Important Note #2:  Please make sure all information is correct on the registration form including birth dates, age groups and emails.  Your email is critical as this will be our primary form of communication.

Important Note #3: We have 3 dates for dropping off your forms and payments.  

April 26th - FGSC members only (FG Elementary - Approx. 7:00PM)

May 5th- FGSC members and returning FGST families (FGSC: 10AM-Noon)

May 12th - Open to Members and Non-Members - (FGSC: 10AM-Noon)

Important Note #4: We expect sign-ups for volunteer positions to be open in early May after our 2nd registration.  Please check our website at that time for the link to Sign-Up Genius.  More information to follow on volunteer positions.

 

Team Suits!  We are using the same team suit as last year.  CY's Swimwear will be at the May 5th and May 12th registration dates for suit sizing and purchase. Please be sure to come to one of these dates if you need to purchase a suit.  All new swimmers to FGST will need to have a team suit.

Coaches - Head Coach Emily & Head Coach Jamie as well as Coach Cathy and Coach Al are all returning this year.  In addition, almost all of our other coaches from last year are returning.  More to come on our great coaching staff!

Apparel - we will have all sorts of new apparel for sale at all of our registrations.  We are very excited about what we are offering this year!

 

Please be sure to visit our website as we have updated it with new information.  www.fgswimteam.com

 

See you on deck real soon!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 8:29 AM
Subject: FGST - Important Information about 2018 Summer Posted!

Hi everyone,

Yes, it's almost February - and the days are cold and nights are colder - but I know, because I have been receiving emails - that you are already thinking about Summer Swimming!

Well - hang tight because there are only 119 days until our first practice!  That really isn't that far away.

Please be sure to check our web site out as we have posted our registration dates, swim meet dates and other important information to note on your calendar for vacation purposes. Our plans this year include our golf outing, possible scrimmage meet, movie night, pizza and breakfast socials as well as our eagerly anticipated FGST Awards Picnic!

NEW:  FGST will be hosting the Sunday HSL Champs at FG Swim Club - more information to come for sure but please know that we will need your help as we begin to plan for this large event.

Keep an eye on our web site for registration information that will be posted in March. 

We look forward to seeing you at registration in the coming months - it will be here before you know it.