From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:03 PM
Subject: FGST - 2018 HSL Champs - Information

Hi Everyone,

Please read below for HSL Champs information - Don't forget to wear your new 2018 HSL Champs Shirts!

  1. Saturday AM Session (10 and under) - Location: BAAC: FGST arm-ups are at 7:15 A.M. sharp with the meet starting at 8:00 A.M.  Please arrive between 6:30-6:45 A.M. to check in with your coaches.  We expect to have a FGST area with several tents.  If you have a tent and are able to bring, please do so.  For parking at BAAC, please use the lot behind Steelfish.  You can also park in the right side lot in front of Union Memorial Sports Medicine as well as behind the Wilmer Eye Institute.  Should all lots fill up, the mall is aware of this event and will not ticket.  Do NOT park at Steelfish or in the center spaces of the club.  Parking attendants will direct you to the next available lot.  Teams may set up begin setting up tents (no larger than 10x10) Friday night from 7:00-9:00 PM.
  2. Saturday PM Session (11 and over) - Location: Aberdeen Family Swim Center:  Warm-ups are at 3:45 P.M. sharp with the meet starting at 4:40pm.  Please arrive between 3:15-3:30 P.M. to check in with your coaches.   Teams may begin set up at 2:30PM.  Tents (10x10) are permitted.
  3. Sunday Session - location:FGSC:  all ages - our FGST Warm-ups are at 6:30 A.M.  We need swimmers to arrive no later than 6:00 A.M. on Sunday morning to check in with your coaches.  This is critically important for any 8U swimmers as you may be in an A or B relay.  For team set up, we can begin our set up on Saturday night after 9pm or early Sunday morning at 5:30am.  All hands on deck for our volunteers to pull off this meet.  If you are on parking volunteer duty, we need you to arrive by 5:30am.
  4. Relays - we will be providing relay information either at the Friday morning practice or at the beginning of each session.  Please see your coaches prior to the start of the meet to see if you are in a relay.
  5. Saturday versus Sunday - for those new to our team, here is how it works.  If you qualified for Sunday in some or all of your events, you must swim those events on Sunday.  Some swimmers qualified for swimming on both Saturday and Sunday.  Please be sure to see our web site for exactly which events and days your swimmer is swimming.  If you know that you will not be at the meet (either Saturday or Sunday), please email coach Jamie or Emily directly so that they know. emmybjordan1994@gmail.com, jhruz@ycp.edu.  If you have any questions about what and when you are swimming, please ask the coaches at practice tonight or tomorrow morning.
  6. Session Reports - we will be posting on our web site today.  These reports will give you an idea as to the timeline of the meets and when awards will be handed out.  
  7. Please see our web site and the HSL Web site (harfordswimleague.org) for additional information about HSL Champs.

NEW THIS YEAR FOR HSL CHAMPS - Alternate Swimmers

Sunday Alternate Swimmers: In summary, any swimmer that is 11 and over and finished in the Top 5 position Saturday in their respective race(s), can serve as an alternate for the same race on Sunday.  This would only be the case if there is an open lane on Sunday for that particular event due to a scratch, etc.   We will have an area on Sunday for the alternate swimmer to sit at least 1 event prior to the first heart of the swimmers approved event.   Please see your coaches if you have any questions.

The weather forecast is calling for possible rain this weekend.  We will do everything possible to get the meet complete on both days.  We do not have a make-up day, so we either swim this weekend or it is cancelled.  Fingers crossed.

If you have any questions, please ask the Coaches at practice.

Good luck to all swimmers!

 


 
From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2018 10:42 AM
Subject: FGST - Update for final days

Hi Everyone,

What a fantastic evening last night!  We had great food and celebrated/ 'hung out' with friends and family for the evening. Couldn't think of a better way to spend a beautiful Summer night.  Fantastic weather for sure!!  Regarding the striped beach tote/blanket team gift, it does come with sand stakes, but they were back-ordered.  When they do arrive, I will post an email and you can pick them up in the pool office.  We hope you liked the team gifts and enjoyed the picnic! 

 

A few very important reminders:

1) Our last two practices are Thursday night and Friday morning.

2)  If you missed the Picnic, you can pick up your trophy and team gifts at practice tonight or tomorrow or  the FG Swim Club front office after the swim season is over.  

3) HSL Champs Entry information is posted on our web site.  More information to follow in an email.

 

See you on deck!

 


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 8:38 AM
Subject: FGST - Picnic Update - All You Need To Know For Tonight!

Hi everyone,

Here are some important reminders regarding our Picnic tonight and all the fun festivities.  We have nearly 500 swimmers and families attending.  Yup, that's right, 500!  So get ready and be sure to read below - and don't be late:

  1. Remember to tell your swimmers to wear their team suit.  We will have Individual pictures starting at 3:45 P.M.  We will then be doing one team picture starting at 4:45pm.  If you want individual and/or team pictures, please be sure to bring your checkbook and/or cash.  We will have Picture Forms to fill out as well.  Or you can click on this link to pre-order on-line:  lifetouchsports.com, click on Pre-Order now and enter code: MJ068553X0
  2. Photo Booth - yes that's right, we will have a Photo Booth in the back by the pavilion starting at 3:30.  Should be tons of fun!
  3. We will have a separate table at the entrance to FGSC to 'check-in' and pick up your meal ticket. We will be checking in families beginning at 4:00pm.  You must check in and pick up your meal ticket in order to get your dinner.  If you did not RVSP for the picnic, you will not be receiving a meal ticket.
  4. The FGSC Pool Management has asked me to remind everyone to please not reserve tables (for the picnic) during the morning swim practice.  Our picnic doesn't start until later that day, so please plan accordingly.
  5. Dinner will begin after pictures at approximately 5:15 P.M.  We expect dinner to last about 1 hour and then the festivities/formal presentation will begin.  Coaches and parents will eat first, followed by the swimmers.  It's time to reward all the parents for their volunteering during the season.
  6. The FGST Committee and many parent volunteers have put in countless hours (and I really mean a lot of time) to pull off this enormous event.  We can't wait to see everyone and expect this to be a very fun and exciting evening.  This is a very special evening for the swimmers - and we have a lot to celebrate so we appreciate everyone's cooperation with being attentive and respectful during the awards portion of the evening.

Thanks everyone - and get ready for some FGST 'swag' and the best ever awards/picnic/party yet!! 

See you on deck!  Can't wait to celebrate with everyone!

 

From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 9:16 PM
Subject: FGST - Update - FGST Shout out - Tomorrow morning (Wed) & More Information

Hi everyone,

The FGST/BAAC Shout Out will air tomorrow (Wednesday, July 18th) during the 6o'clock hour of WMAR, ABC2's morning newscast. Shout outs typically run between 6:20 - 6:40a.m., but timing can change if there's breaking news. They will also post the clip to the station's website and social media accounts.

Thanks again everyone for participating!

 

Also, for HSL Champs, if there are any 9-12 year old swimmers that would like to swim the 100 free during the Saturday afternoon session of HSL Champs, please reply to this email. This would be an extra event that they would be allowed to swim. This event will take place after the step up relays at the beginning of the afternoon session on Saturday. There are openings for this event and we are allowing younger kids to swim it if they would like or any older kids that want to swim it as an extra event. Medals will be awarded.

 

Picnic - Please be on the look out for an email on the picnic tomorrow morning. We have tons of exciting things planned for Wednesday evening.

 

See you on deck!!

 

 
From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 7:39 AM
Subject: FGST - Important Information and Deadlines - Please Read Carefully

Hi everyone,

Important deadlines are approaching as our final week of the season is upon us.  Please read below.

Volunteering:  It is the parent volunteers that make this team possible given our team size.  This is how we are able to be the size that we are and how we have been so successful.  This year was our largest team ever and there were still some families that we turned away and were not allowed to join our team because of our team size.  If you do not fulfill your volunteer positions this year, unfortunately you will not be given priority for team sign-ups for next season to join our team.  You have one last opportunity to volunteer - information is at the end of this email.

1) HSL Entries are due Monday at Noon.  HSL Entries are due at noon on Monday.  Entry fees for HSL Champs need to be turned in on Monday by 5:00 P.M.  No exceptions.  Top times will be updated on the web site today.  We will post an entry verification list on our web site on Monday night or Tuesday morning.  Just a reminder that any swimmer that swam in at least 3 meets is eligible to swim in HSL Champs next weekend - July 21/22.  The top 24 swimmers from the entire league will swim on Sunday (at FGSC!) and everyone else will swim on Saturday.  If you are new to our team, be sure to sign up. This is a fun weekend.

2) Team Picnic - registration and payment deadline is Monday @5:00pm.  If you signed up and have not paid, please drop off your money on Monday.  We do not have time to chase you down.  If you do not pay, you will not be included in the headcount and you will not receive a meal ticket.  If you have not signed up, please do so ASAP.  More information forthcoming on the picnic this week.  If you are new to our team, you do not want to miss this event.

3) Teen Splash for Middle School students - Monday, July 16th - Practice Time change - We will have a combined practice on Monday evening from 5:15-6:30 P.M. All ages groups.   Spread the word about the Middle School Teen Splash - fundraiser for our team!

4) Coin Wars - will continue through Tuesday morning.  

This is where we need your help.  FGST is hosting the Sunday HSL Champs.  We need volunteers for many positions not only for Sunday but also for the Saturday sessions (Timers).

1) If you are participating in HSL Champs, it is expected/required that you sign up for a volunteer position.  You must fulfill this volunteer duty if you child is going to swim for HSL Champs.

2) If you did not yet fulfill your 4 required volunteer positions for this season, this would be your last chance to volunteer - even if you are not participating in HSL Champs.  

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0d4fa4ac22a02-hslvolunteers

Thanks everyone for doing your part to meet all the deadlines and for your volunteer sign-ups.

 

See you on deck.


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, July 13, 2018 6:35 AM
Subject: FGST - Information for Meet Tomorrow - and Parking

Hi everyone,

Our final meet of the season is tomorrow against Rock Spring at Rock Spring Swim Club (454 Red Pump Road).  We expect this to be a very good meet with lots of great races.  Rock Spring also has a very good concession stand, so please be sure to visit and help support their team.

Please plan to arrive by 7:15am to check in with your coaches.  Entries have been posted on our web site.  Our warm-ups are at 7:30am and the meet will begin at 8:00am.  We expect the meet to conclude sometime between 11:45am and Noon.  

 

It could get hot by mid morning, so if you have a tent, please bring it for shade.

 

Regarding parking: We are expecting the Rock Spring Swim Club (RSSC) parking lot to possibly fill up.  Should this happen, please drop off your swimmers at the pool and go park at Red Pump Elementary School.  Beginning at 7:00am, we will have one (1) shuttle school bus that will be taking families to the pool and returning to your car once the meet is over.  It is less than a 5 minute ride from Red Pump Elementary to RSSC.  Again, go to RSSC first.  Should their parking lot fill, go to Red Pump Elementary.

Any questions, please let me know.  

 

ps. Picnic: We are working very hard and planning some really fun things for our picnic. Please sign up now and turn your money in.  This is a huge event and we need to know if you are coming.  We have hard deadlines with our food caterers.  Don't delay and sign up today! Thank you.

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 5:22 PM
Subject: FGST - Important Reminders! Must Read!

Hi everyone,

Great meet last night.  Lots of fast swims and great races.  We hope you enjoyed the 'Green Out' and all the terrific food!!

We have a ton of stuff going on with just over a week left in the season.  Please read carefully below:

  • Picnic Registration - please sign up and turn in your money if you are coming.  We need to give a head count to Buontempos. 
  • HSL Champs Entries - please sign up your swimmers and turn your money in if you are coming.
  • HSL Volunteers - please sign up if you are participating in HSL Champs 
  • Coin Wars II - we only have a few days left!
  • Coaches Donation - please see Carolyn McNeirney

Our next meet is this Saturday against Rock Spring.  This is our last dual meet of the year.  More information to follow.

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
To: adamkopp@yahoo.com 
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 2:49 PM
Subject: FGST - HSL Champs Information & Sign-Ups for Entries and Volunteering

Hi everyone,

The HSL (Harford Swim League) Champs are the weekend of July 21st and 22nd.  Here is information that you need to know in order to participate in this meet:

  1. FGST is hosting the Sunday Session for the HSL Champs at FGSC!  We will need your help and we have posted a new Sign Up Genius on our web site specifically for HSL Champs.  You must sign-up to volunteer for one (1) position for this meet.  If you do not sign-up to volunteer, you risk that your swimmer(s) will not be eligible to swim.  Please go to our web site and click on '2018 HSL Champs Volunteer Sign Up'. 
  1. HSL Champs - registration for HSL Champs entries are posted on the FGST web site.  You must register (select the events your swimmer is swimming) for this meet to attend - HSL Champs.  In summary, if you are in the Top 24, you will be swimming on Sunday.  Otherwise you will swim on Saturday.  Top times are posted on our web site.  Please know that even if your swimmer is below the Top 24 (i.e. #30), they may still make the Top 24 if swimmers in front of them do not participate in the HSL Champs or they decide not to swim that particular event.  Please go to our web site and click on '2018 HSL Champs Sign Up'.
  2. HSL Champs - as a reminder, the cost is $5.00 per event.  So if you have a swimmer swimming in 3 events, the cost will be $15.  We prefer cash, but will take check (make check out to FGST) and put in the Slotnick mailbox and mark accordingly.  You must make payment by Monday, July 16th at noon. 
  3. In order to participate, you need to swim in a minimum of 3 meets this season.
  4. HSL Champs - Relays, the coaches will be determining the relays for the meets on both Saturday and Sunday.  FGST will cover the cost of all relays.
  5. There is a firm deadline for FGST swimmers of July 16th (by Noon) for signing up for this meet.  If you do not sign-up by this deadline, you will not be swimming in this meet.  No exceptions.  
  6. Timers Needed for Saturday sessions: FG will need to provide Timers for the Saturday sessions of HSL Champs.  These positions will also be posted on Sign-Up Genius.  We must provide timers.  If we are short timers and you have a child swimming in one of these sessions, you will be required to time.
  7. Stroke and Turn Officials - FGST must provide 2 Stroke and Turn officials for each session of HSL Champs (Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon and Sunday).  If you can officiate, please reply to this email.
  8. Additional info can be found on our FGST Web site and the HSL Web site. https://www.teamunify.com/TabGeneric.jsp?_tabid_=216646&team=reclhslmd

I know that this is a lot of information, so please let me know if you have any questions.  Please do your part and get your registration complete and money paid on-time.  I do not have time to chase you down for your entry fees.

I want to thank everyone in advance for completing everything by the deadlines.

 

See you on deck!!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 6:54 AM
Subject: FGST - Information for Meet Tonight and Reminders

Hi everyone,

For today:

  1. Morning practice as usual - don't forget we are decorating posters this morning for our 'Green-out' tonight.  Please bring markers and any poster board material you would like to decorate!
  2. Meet tonight at FGSC versus Arena Club - again, this meet will decide the HSL County Championship and we are expecting many close races.  Please encourage your swimmers to be on deck and cheer our team on.
    1. Warm-ups are at 5:00 P.M. sharp
    2. Entries and additional information are posted on the web site
    3. We expect the meet to conclude between 9:15-9:30pm
    4. We will have plenty of good food to purchase including our famous Pulled Pork sandwiches donated by Tim Fisher and Jim Quinn - so please plan to have dinner with us during the meet
    5. We also will have a Greek Food Truck at our meet tonight.  He will be offering authentic Greek Gyros, Souvlaki, Greek fries, Baklava (this is really good!), Rice pudding, Iced Greek Coffee and a whole lot more.  Be sure to come hungry!
  3. Thursday morning - no practice
  4. Thursday evening - practice normal time

HSL Champs are right around the corner.  FGST is hosting the Sunday Champs!  Look for a separate email this morning regarding entries and volunteer sign-ups.  If you are swimming in HSL Champs, it is expected/required that you sign up for a volunteer position.

COIN WARES II continue. Donate your spare change!!

Scratch NOW - if you are not swimming on Saturday, you need to scratch NOW.  Do not delay.

Stroke Requests - for the meet on Saturday, stroke requests must be submitted today.  This is our last meet of the season.

Reminder: Picnic money is due soon.  Please be sure to 'sign-up' and put money in a separate envelope, mark appropriately and drop off in Slotnick mailbox.

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Sunday, July 8, 2018 8:57 AM
Subject: FGST - SOS for Volunteers & Green Out Poster Making Wednesday Morning

Hi everyone,

We are in need of volunteers for the meet on Wednesday.  We need the following:

  • Stroke and Turn (3-4 spots)
  • Timers - 5 (2nd half)
  • Heat Ribbon/Water
  • Meet Info Desk Clerk
  • Clerk of Course - 2nd half
  • Announcer - 2nd half

Please contact Kim Sweat (kimsweat@gmail.com) directly if you can help. If you have not yet signed up for your 4 volunteer spots, this would be a good meet to do so - we will come looking for you as we can't run our meets smoothly without everyones volunteer support.  This is a huge meet!  Thank you.

 

Green Out - On Wednesday morning we will be making posters for the Green Out that evening.  We will have some markers and green poster board.  Please bring your own makers and anything else to decorate for the Green Out!

 

See you on deck!


 
From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com> 
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 5:09 PM
Subject: FGST - Awards Picnic Information

Hi everyone,

We are excited to announce that registration is open for the FGST Awards Picnic and Picture next Wednesday, July 18th.

Please sign up NOW on-line via our web site and drop off your money (cash or check) with Jenn Walsh or Randy Slotnick or put in the Slotnick mailbox.  We have a strict deadline of July 16th and if you do not RSVP and sign-up on line, you will not receive a meal ticket(s) and not be included in the headcount for the food catered by Buontempos.

Last year, we had over 450 swimmers and families attend so please be sure to RSVP as it is a very exciting and fun event for all.  We have a lot of special things planned for this evening!

IMPORTANT: Do NOT turn in your picnic money at the FGSC Front Gate.  The money must be given to Jenn Walsh/Randy Slotnick or put in the Slotnick swim team mailbox at the pool.

Thanks everyone and see you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:53 PM
Subject: FGST - 2018 Coin Wars II to Begin!!

Hello FGST! 

 

This email is from Coach Emily and Coach Jamie:

 

We hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! It is hard to believe we only have 2 weeks left in our summer swim season! We have many fun things planned for these final weeks, one big one being our 2nd annual Coin War!

 

Last year our Coin War was an enormous success and this year we are hoping to make it bigger and better!  The Coin War is serving as a fundraiser for the Chesapeake Cancer Foundation. This foundation is very near and dear to the FGST family! Starting on July 9th (Monday) there will be buckets sitting out with the mailboxes at practices. Each age group has a bucket. All swimmers are encouraged to bring in coins to practices and drop them in their age group's bucket. The final coin collection day will be Tuesday July 17th after the evening practice. We will count up the amount raised by each age group and as a team to be revealed at the picnic on Wednesday July 18th! The age group that raised the most money will get to participate in a special event with their team of coaches at AM practice the next day (Thursday 7/20). We will also reveal h ow much we raised as a team and will be donated to the Chesapeake Cancer Foundation. 

 

We would love to have some parent volunteers sit with the buckets during practices to ensure there is no messing with the buckets. For AM practice, we would ask for a parent(s) to supervise the buckets from 8:30am-10am. For evening practice we would ask from 5:15-6:15pm and 6:15-7:15pm. Please email us (emmybjordan1994@gmail.com and jhruz@ycp.edu) if you would like to volunteer for either slot. Again, the dates are Monday July 9th-Tuesday July 17th. 

 

So start digging in the seat cushions and emptying out those pockets for any spare change! If you have any questions, please ask Coach Jamie and Coach Emily at practices! Thank you in advance for your donations! 

 

Coach Emily and Coach Jamie

 


 From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>

To: adamkopp@yahoo.com 
Sent: Saturday, July 7, 2018 4:22 PM
Subject: FGST - Important Update - Please Read

Hi everyone,

Fun meet today with our friends from Aberdeen.  Thanks to all volunteers from both teams for your help.

We are in the 'home stretch' of our season with a ton of stuff going on the next two weeks.  Please read below so that you are aware of what you need to do to sign-up for everything:

  • July 9th - July 17th - Coin Wars II begins! - Separate email forthcoming.
  • July 11th (Wed) - Home meet against Arena Club.  This is a huge meet and will determine the league championship.  You must scratch today if you are not swimming. This is also our 'Green Out' meet so be sure to dress in green!  We will have prizes for the swimmers that are wearing the most green and show the most spirit!   
  • July 14th (Sat) - last meet - at Rock Spring
  • July 16th (Monday) - Teen Splash for Middle Schoolers
  • July 18th - FGST Picnic - Separate email forthcoming- RSVP needed!  Strict deadlines.
  • July 21/22nd - HSL Champs.  This event is open to all swimmers.  FGST is hosting the Sunday Champs.  We will need volunteers.  Separate email forthcoming with details. Strict deadlines.

See you on deck!

 


 

 

From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, July 6, 2018 7:29 AM
Subject: FGST Update - Swim Meet Information for Tomorrow

Hi everyone,

Please read below for information on the meet tomorrow:

1) We are in need of the following volunteer positions.  Clerk of Course (1st and 2nd half), Timer (1st half), Concessions grilling (2nd half), Meet information desk clerk.  If you have not signed up for your expected volunteer spots, please do so for this meet so we can run things smoothly.

2) Entries for the meet have been posted on our web site.  Please see Coach Emily or Jamie if any questions.

3) For our meet tomorrow, please arrive no later than 6:45am to check in with your coaches.  Warm-ups begin promptly at 7:00am.  We expect the meet to conclude sometime around 11:15-11:30am.

Concessions - we will have plenty of good food on hand so plan to have breakfast and an early lunch with us.

We have a lot going on over the next two weeks.  Much more to come so please stay up to date with your emails.

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 3, 2018 4:22 PM
Subject: FGST - Practice Cancelled for Tuesday Night

Hi everyone,

Due to the extreme heat, we have decided to again cancel practice for this evening - Tuesday.   Normal practice time tomorrow morning.  

No practice tomorrow night.  Happy 4th!

We WILL have practice Thursday morning and evening.  And practice Friday morning.

So to summarize:

Tuesday evening - no practice

Wednesday - morning practice only

Thursday- morning and evening practice

Friday - morning practice

Sorry for the short notice.  We are having a bit of trouble sending emails from our swim team web site.

Thanks for your understanding.

See you on deck.


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Monday, July 2, 2018 12:34 PM
Subject: FGST - Practice Cancelled Tonight (Monday)

Hi everyone,

Due to the extreme heat, we have decided to cancel practice for this evening.  Sorry for the short notice, but we are concerned about the heat, high water temperature and air quality.  It's rare that we cancel practice, but we felt this heat wave is extreme and want to take every precaution necessary.

Normal practice time tomorrow morning.  We are hoping tomorrow afternoon is a bit cooler with more cloud cover.

Thanks for your understanding.

See you on deck.


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:01 PM
Subject: FGST - Update for next week

Hi everyone,

Great meet today with BAAC with some terrific swims!  Results are posted on our web site.  Here is a quick update for next week.

Monday - morning and evening practice as usual

Tuesday - morning and evening practice as usual

Wednesday - morning practice only.  Happy 4th of July!!

Thursday - evening practice only

Friday - morning practice

Saturday - home meet against Aberdeen.  Please scratch if you are not attending

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 9:40 PM
Subject: FGST - Bel Air Meet Update

Hi everyone,

Our biggest meet of the season is upon us - against Bel Air, tomorrow - Saturday, June 30th @ FGSC.

Our pool (which was closed earlier today due to some mechanical issues) is up and running and ready to go.  We are doing a couple special things tomorrow morning, so please plan to arrive no later then 6:45am to check in with your coaches.  

Again, it will be a warm morning and get hot very quickly.  Please plan accordingly with hats, tents and sun screen.  We are asking all FGST families to sit on the left side of the pool and not go past the diving boards.  This should give BAAC plenty of room to spread out as they are a very large team as well.

We expect this to be a close meet with some very exciting races.  Please make sure your swimmers are ready, fed, and hydrated.

 

Good luck to all swimmers and...see you on deck!!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, June 29, 2018 7:04 AM
Subject: FGST - Entries for Bel Air Meet posted

Hi everyone,

The entries for the meet on Saturday against Bel Air are posted on our website.  Warm-ups will begin promptly at 7:00 AM.  We expect the meet to end around 11:30 AM.  It will be hot, so be sure to bring sun screen and tents for shade.  We will have plenty of concessions for everyone - so come hungry and plan to have breakfast and lunch with us!

We expect a very exciting meet with many close races. 

More information to come on this meet......

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com> 
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 7:04 AM
Subject: FGST - Information For Meet Tonight - at Fallston

Hi everyone,

Our next meet is tonight at Fallston.  Fallston Swim Club is located at 1912 Fallston Road, Fallston MD.  They have limited seating, so please bring chairs.  They will not be selling programs, however, we have posted the program on our web site for you to access and print if needed.  They will not be using the Dolphin system, so the meet will not be on meet mobile.  Fallston has two pools.  Please do not use the front pool as this is open to members.  All swimmers from both teams are expected to remain in the meet pool area.

Fallston has great concessions with pulled pork, hamburgers, hotdogs, fresh veggies and a whole lot more.  They have asked us to come hungry - so lets plan to do that and support their concession stand as they have done for us over the years!

 

Please see below for important information about our meet tonight.

1) Arrive no later then 5:00pm to check in with your coaches.  We will not have cards.

2) Team Meeting at 5:20pm.  Look for the Coaches!

3) Warm-ups at 5:30pm

4) Meet start at 6:00pm

5) Entries and Meet Program are posted on our web site

6) We need 6 - 2nd half timers.  Please see Kim Sweat at the meet if you can help out.

7) We are also in need of 2 Stroke and Turn Officials.  If you are certified and you are available, please let me know.  Please bring your white shirt just in case we need you.

 

Finally, the weather forecast is calling for T-Storms this afternoon and evening.  If there is any decision to delay or postpone, I will send out an email this afternoon.  

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 24, 2018 8:17 AM
Subject: FGST - Update - Lots going on this week! Please Read Now!

Hi everyone,

Despite the threat of bad weather, we had a terrific meet yesterday and some great swims against Aqua Culture.  Thank you to all the FG coaches and volunteers for their help in putting on a terrific meet.  I believe this was the first time ever that we used shuttle buses to arrive to a meet - so thanks everyone for your patience and understanding.  Final results are posted on our web site.

Lots going on this week, so please read below:

Our next meet is this Wednesday Night at Fallston.  We have a lot of close friends at Fallston and we expect this to be a very fun and good meet with some great races.  

Some important reminders:

  1. Scratch NOW if you will not be swimming Wednesday.  We will be submitting entries for this meet tonight.  We need to know now if you will not be at the meet.
  2. Movie Night is tomorrow - Monday - June 25th.  We have limited tickets available. See me at practice on Monday morning if you want to purchase tickets.  See below for details:
    1. Location: Horizon Cinemas in Fallston (2315 Bel Air Road - corner of Rt 1 and Rt 152)
    2. Movie time(s): 7:30 P.M. 
    3. Would suggest arriving between 7:00 - 7:15 P.M.
    4. Recliner seats will be determined by the number on your ticket
  3. Monday Night Practice (June 25th) - adjusted to 5:15pm-6:30pm for all age groups
  4. Silicone caps are in - please see us at practice or before the meet on Wednesday to purchase if you need one.
  5. Apparel - orders are in.  See us at practice.  

 

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, June 22, 2018 5:06 PM
Subject: FGST - Aqua Culture Meet Information

Hi everyone,

Once again, please see the information below regarding our meet tomorrow.  The meet is at the Conowingo Pool (4948 Conowingo Road, Darlington).  It is basically on Route 1 just before the Conowingo Dam on the left side.  

We are asking all families to park in the assigned parking lot (see below) and shuttle to the pool.  

Please read below carefully:

  1. There is a big parking lot with about 125 spaces located about 1 1/2 miles south of the Conowingo Pool.  Specifically, if you start at the intersection of Route 543 and Route 1 and go north on Route 1, the parking lot is up 9 1/2 miles on the right just before the High's Dairy store.  Please park in this lot. 
  2. I have arranged for 2 school buses to shuttle us back and forth from the parking lot to Conowingo Pool.  Please take these buses.  They will be there starting at approximately 6:30am and will shuttle through the end of the meet.  Once we are in the pool, we will have one bus at the pool (for anyone that needs to leave early) and one in the parking lot (for any late arrivals).  As the meet gets closer to finish, both busses will be at the pool to shuttle families back to the parking lot.  Each bus hold approximately 40-50 people.
  3. Carpool to the parking lot to conserve spaces.
  4. We are hoping to post entries to the meet this evening on our web site.
  5. Our warm-ups begin at 7:30 A.M. Please arrive in the parking lot for the shuttle buses between 6:45-7:00 A.M
  6. There is plenty of room for tents, so if it is raining and you have one, please bring it.  You can drop off at the pool and drive back to the parking lot.
  7. We are in need of 2 Timers and 2 Volunteers for Clerk of Course, 2nd half.  Please sign up or step up to volunteer if you can help.

Please check your email tomorrow at 6:00 AM. for weather/meet information.

As a reminder, it is essential that you park in the designated parking lot and take the shuttle bus to the pool - otherwise you will not be able to find parking. If you have any problems finding the parking lot or the parking lot is full, or getting a bus to the pool, please call me at: 410-688-0023.  I will be in contact with both bus drivers. 

 

Again that you for your help and understanding.

 

See you on deck.


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 4:42 PM
Subject: FGST - Important Information for Meet on Saturday - Please Read

Hi everyone,

Please read below for important information regarding the meet with Aqua Culture this Saturday. 

The meet is at the Conowingo Pool (4948 Conowingo Road, Darlington).  It is basically on Route 1 just before the Conowingo Dam on the left side.

The Conowingo pool has limited parking and we have made the following arrangements for parking and shuttling to the pool.  Please read below carefully:

  1. There is a big parking lot with about 125 spaces located about 1 1/2 miles south of the Conowingo Pool.  Specifically, if you start at the intersection of Route 543 and Route 1 and go north on Route 1, the parking lot is up 9 1/2 miles on the right just before the High's Dairy store.  Please park in this lot. 
  2. I have arranged for 2 school buses to shuttle us back and forth from the parking lot to Conowingo Pool.  Please take these buses.  They will be there starting at approximately 6:30am and will shuttle through the end of the meet.  Once we are in the pool, we will have one bus at the pool (for anyone that needs to leave early) and one in the parking lot (for any late arrivals).  As the meet gets closer to finish, both busses will be at the pool to shuttle families back to the parking lot.  Each bus hold approximately 40-50 people.
  3. Carpool to the parking lot to conserve spaces.
  4. We have had to limit meet entries because of the size of our team.  Aqua Culture  is requesting that we adhere to the league requirement to finish the meet within 3 1/2 hours.  Most swimmers will be swimming in 1 or 2 events.  Relays will also be limited.  We ask that you understand and appreciate our limitations for this meet.  Coach Jamie and Emily have worked very hard to build this meet so that our swimmers are in their best events and to help our team.
  5. Stroke Requests for this meet have been limited.  Please be understanding on this as well.
  6. Concessions - I have been told that Aqua Culture will have concessions on hand during this meet to include: Egg sandwiches, donuts, hamburgers, hotdogs, drinks, etc.  I would suggest bringing light snacks just in case.
  7. Weather - So the predictions are not great for the weather on Saturday.  Here is how it will work:  If the weather is fine, no issues.  If however, on Saturday morning, we wake up and there are storms in the area, we will be notified by Aqua Culture by 6:00 AM. if indeed the meet is postponed.  Please keep an eye on your email on Saturday morning around 6:00 AM.  

As a reminder, it is essential that you park in the designated parking lot and take the shuttle bus to the pool - otherwise you will not be able to find parking. If you have any problems finding the parking lot or the parking lot is full, or getting a bus to the pool, please call me at: 410-688-0023.  I will be in contact with both bus drivers. 

 

Again that you for your help and understanding.

 

See you on deck.


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2018 8:57 AM
Subject: FGST Update - Final Scratch Reminder for Meet Saturday

Hi everyone,

Terrific meet last night with our friends from Emmorton.  There were some awesome swims and great races.  We want to thank the Emmorton team and coaches for their help with setting up and running a smooth meet.  Great fun, terrific food and hanging out with friends!  That's what it's all about!! Results are posted on our web site.

Now our next meet is Saturday against Aqua Culture at their pool by the Conowingo Dam.  This is a final reminder to scratch if you are not swimming.  We will be limiting swimmers events at this meet and that is why it is very important that you scratch if you will not be there.  Also, stroke requests for this meet will be limited.  

 

I will be sending out a separate email with additional information about the meet.


Thanks everyone!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 8:29 PM
Subject: FGST - Update - Entries Posted and Wednesday Meet Information

Hi everyone,

Below is information for our meet tomorrow (Wednesday) night against Emmorton.  For tomorrow:

  1. Morning practice as usual 
  2. Meet at FGSC versus Emmorton in the evening.
    1. Warm-ups are at 5:00 P.M. sharp.  Please to arrive by 4:30 P.M. to check in with our coaches.
    2. Entries are posted on the web site.  Please see Coach Jamie at practice tomorrow morning if you have questions.
    3. We expect the meet to conclude around 9:30 P.M. 
    4. We will have plenty of good food to purchase  (hamburgers, hotdogs, chicken sandwiches, fruit, pasta, etc.) - so please plan to have dinner with us during the meet!
  3. Thursday morning - no practice!! 
  4. Thursday evening - practice normal time

Reminder - if you are not swimming on Saturday versus Aqua Culture, you need to scratch NOW if you haven't already. 

 

See you on deck!

Fountain Green Swim Team

From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 10:42 AM
Subject: FGST - Quick Update - Volunteers needed for meet Wednesday

Hi everyone,

We are short a couple volunteer spots for Wednesday nights meet. We need:

2 - Announcers

2  - Stoke and Turn officials

 

If you are available to help, please sign up via our web site.

 

More information to come on our meet tomorrow night....

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 17, 2018 8:18 AM
Subject: 2018 FGST Update - Important Information for this week

Hi everyone,

Terrific meet on Saturday!  Congrats to all swimmers. Results have been posted on our web site.

Our season is ramping up and we have a lot going on - especially tomorrow.  Please see below:

  • Scratch NOW if you are not swimming in the meet on Wednesday.  This meet is being built today.
  • Scratch NOW if you are not swimming in the meet next Saturday (June 23rd).  We are also building this meet and need to know NOW if you are not swimming.  Our team is very large and it is very important for you to do your part and scratch now if you know you will not be in this meet.
  • Tomorrow - Monday - June 18th - morning practice starts.  Please check out the schedule on our web site for your swim times.  Please also note the evening practice schedule adjusts as well.  Please be sure to look at the practice schedule.
  • June 18th (Monday) - Middle School Teen Splash (for those entering or just finishing Middle School) is Monday night, June 18th from 7:30pm-10pm.  Spread the word as this is a fundraiser for the team!  $10 for entry, pizza, and DJ!  We will be selling Smoothies from Smoothie King as well.
  • Evening practice for June 18th is modified because of Middle School Teen Splash.  It is from 5:15pm-6:30pm for all swimmers.  6U swimmers will be done at 5:45pm.
  • We encourage as many swimmers as possible to come to the morning practices.  We have the whole pool to ourselves with all 8 lanes.  Please do your best to come to the morning practices.  There is not a need for swimmers to come to both morning and evening practices.
  • Our next meet is Wednesday, June 20th against Emmorton, at FGSC.  More information to come.

 

We appreciate your help in doing your part with regards to volunteering and scratching for meets you will not be attending.

 

See you on deck!

 


 

From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, June 15, 2018 8:06 AM
Subject: FGST - Saturday Meet Information

Hi everyone,

Are you ready?!!!  Here we go..our first official meet of the season.

Our first meet of the season is tomorrow and it's an 'out of division' meet against both Maryland Golf and Joppatowne at FGSC!  This means that we will not be scoring the meet and it will not count as part of our record.  Times for this meet with count for the season and swimmers will get ribbons for 1st-6th place like our regular meets.

Entries for what each swimmer is swimming are posted on our web site.  Please be sure that your swimmer is entered into the meet if you did not scratch.  If they are not on the list and you did not scratch, please respond to this email ASAP or see the coaches first thing Saturday morning.

Arrival: Please be sure to arrive at FGSC between 6:30-6:45 A.M. as our warm-ups will start promptly at 7:00 A.M. The 10U will warm-up at 7:00 A.M. and the 11 and over will warm-up will begin at approximately 7:10-7:15 A.M.   We expect the meet to conclude around 11:30 A.M.  On Saturday morning, please see the coaches when you arrive to ‘check in’.  Your swimmers will get a card with the events that they are swimming.  We would suggest bringing your own chairs, hats and sunscreen.   We will have plenty of good food on hand to feed hungry swimmers and families at our concession stand.  

Volunteers - please see Kim Sweat when you arrive. We will make announcements on where to go.

Relays – Relays will be posted on the coaches table as you arrive to the pool.  It is important to notify the coaches if you cannot participate in a relay at the beginning or end of a meet.  Also, you must be present at warm-ups to swim in the first event/relay which is the 8 and under.   

Team Uniform (FGST Suit and FGST Cap) for meets: We would also like to remind all new and returning swimmers that they are expected to wear their FG swim suit for all meets.  In addition, all swimmers wearing swim caps will be expected to wear FGST swim caps.  If you need a FG swim cap, please come to our apparel table before the meet. We will be set up on the picnic table to the left when you enter the pool.  We have the new silicone caps for sale!

Programs - Meet programs will be available at the concession stand for $1.00.

Apparel - we will be selling Cash & Carry apparel at tomorrows meet.  Please be sure to stop by.

Movie Tickets - tickets are selling fast - please purchase tomorrow at the meet.

 

Good luck to all swimmers.

 

See you on deck!


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From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com> 
Sent: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:57 AM
Subject: FGST - Scratches and Stroke Request are due today by 4:00 pm

Hi everyone,


This is a final reminder about our meet this Saturday regarding Scratches and Stroke Requests.  Because of our large team, our coaches will begin putting in entries tonight.

You must Scratch by 4:00 pm today in order to be removed from the meet.  If you are not swimming, go to our web site and scratch now!

If you want your swimmer to swim a particular stroke, you must submit your Stroke Request by 4:00 pm today.  Please know that stroke requests are not a guarantee. Our Head Coaches have final decision on all event entries.  For those new to our team, you do not need to submit a stroke request. The coaches will put your swimmers in their best events or events that they feel your swimmers are capable of swimming. 

 

Thank you everyone for your help in submitting Scratches and Stroke Requests in a timely manner.


See you on deck.

 


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 11:25 AM
Subject: FGST - Weekly Update - Important Information

Hi everyone,

We had a very successful inter-squad scrimmage on Saturday!  We had a lot of terrific swims and we appreciate the hard work of all the volunteers to pull everything together.  We learned a lot from this meet, and trained new stroke and turn officials.  More to come, but if you are new to our team, this is a taste of what our meets will be like - just much bigger and a lot more swimmers!   Some quick notes from the scrimmage:

  • Results of our Scrimmage are posted on our web site.
  • Parents - please don't approach the Scorers Table during the meets.  We are very busy during the meet making sure we get all of the accurate times of each swim recorded.  If you see a problem with the posted results of your swimmer(s), please see either Coach Jamie or Emily and they will get the problem resolved. 

Important:  Scratch NOW if you are not participating in the meet this Saturday, June 16th.  Please remember, if you do not scratch, you will automatically be entered into the meet.  Our coaches are building the line-up today and tomorrow and we need to know if you will NOT be there.  Our team is very large and we cannot afford to have open lanes if you are a 'no show'.  We are very strict with this policy if you do NOT scratch and are a 'no show'.  Again, Scratch NOW if you are not swimming this Saturday!

Advertisements for our Meet programs: If you would like to put an Advertisement into our meet programs, please email Jim Quinn at: psuquinny@gmail.com.  We have 5 home meets this year and your advertisement will appear in our programs for all of the meets.  The cost is $100 for a full page and $50 for 1/2 page.  We will need a PDF of your ad as well.  Again, please email Jim Quinn directly and he can give you more information. 

Pizza Social - Thursday evening, June 14th.  Please sign up now so we know how many pizzas to order.  You can sign up via our web site - please do this today - it will literally take you 30 seconds.  Thank you!

Stroke & Turn Training - there is one last stroke and turning training session.  It is tonight.  If you are still interested in becoming a stroke and turn official, please see our web site for details. 

 

That's it for now.  See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Friday, June 8, 2018 8:48 AM
Subject: 2018 FGST Update - Scrimmage Information

Hi everyone,

We are all set for our FGST Inter-Squad Scrimmage tomorrow, Saturday, June 9th.  We can't wait to see everyone.  Entries for the meet have been posted on our web site.  Please keep in mind that this is only a scrimmage and the coaches did their best in putting this meet and entries together very quickly. 

Should we have any rain or storms tomorrow morning, please check your email.  I will post an update between 6:00-6:30 am should we have weather issues.  In the event of just light showers, the meet will go on as expected.  Should we get heavier rain or storms, we will either slightly delay the meet (if the storms look to pass through quickly) or cancel the meet. 

Here are the details:

  • Arrive no later then 7:15am tomorrow morning.
  • Have swimmers 'Check In' with the coaches when they arrive.
  • Swimmers should be wearing their team suit and cap (if they are wearing a cap).
  • Programs will be for sale for $1.00 
  • Warm-ups will begin promptly at 7:30am
  • Meet starts at 8:00am
  • Expect the meet to end around 10am.
  • Swimmers are either swimming 1, 2, or 3 events and possibly a relay.
  • Refreshments will be for sale (donuts, bagels, fresh fruit and drinks). This is a fundraiser - please support our team.
  • We need Timers - please sign up or be prepared to volunteer to time on Saturday morning (new families, don't worry, we will train you).  We cannot run the meet without Timers.
  • We may need other help - please be prepared to step up.
  • FGST Apparel will be for sale during the meet.
  • You may want to bring chairs - and don't forget the sunscreen should the sun come out!!!

For new swim families, I know that this can seem overwhelming.  Don't worry, we will guide you through and it will all make sense very quickly.  Again, this is just a scrimmage, so plan to have fun, enjoy the swimming and the progress we have already seen with our swimmers.

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 8:48 AM
Subject: FGST Update - Scrimmage - Sign Up NOW

Hi everyone,

If you have not signed up for the scrimmage for this Saturday, we have extended the deadline to sign up until 4:00 pm today.  Again, you need to sign up for this meet in order to participate.  If you are not swimming in the scrimmage, you do not need to scratch out.  

The scrimmage is a great meet for new families as it gives you an idea of how our meets work.  It also gives our coaches a progress update of all the young and new swimmers.  

We expect the scrimmage to begin around 7:30 am and finish up around 10:00 am.  More details to come.

Separately, we will be displaying our Cash & Carry Apparel this evening so if you forgot to order on line, please stop by and check out all of our stuff.

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Monday, June 4, 2018 8:58 AM
Subject: FGST - Update Week 2- Please Read

Hi everyone,

We finished our first week of the season and had fantastic practices last week for all the age groups.  

The weather looks great this week with the sun mostly out and warming temps!  Hooray!!! -  as it has been a few days since we last saw blue skies!

A few reminders - especially if you missed our parent meeting:

  1. Scrimmage Meet - deadline to sign up is Tuesday at 7:00 pm.  You need to sign up for the scrimmage if you plan on attending.  We need Timers for the scrimmage - please sign up if you can.  If you have never 'timed' before, don't worry, we will train you and it's really easy.
  2. Volunteers - we still have over 75 positions left to be filled. Please sign-up if you haven't fulfilled your obligation of 4 spots.  The link is on our web site.  We will come looking for you if you haven't signed-up.
  3. Movie tickets - we will be selling movie tickets at practice this week for our Movie Night on June 25th.  Tickets are going fast.  Please be sure to purchase as we expect them to sell out.
  4. Apparel On-Line - Deadline is today - 7:00 pm.  Please visit our apparel web site for additional products and sizes to order.  https://fgst18.itemorder.com/sale
  5. Scratch - if you know now that you will not be attending certain meets during the summer, please scratch via our web site.
  6. FGST Instagram Account - As the coaches mentioned at the parent meeting, we are setting up a Fountain Green Swim Team Instagram Account.  This account will only be available to FGST families.  For those not aware, Instagram is a photo and video sharing networking service - owned by Facebook.  Coaches Emily and Jamie will be closely monitoring the page posting fun things and pictures of our swimmers at practices and meets.  If you do NOT want your swimmers pictures posted on our Instagram page, please respond to this email.

That's about it for now.  Lots of fun things going on as we begin our 2nd week of the swim season!

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Sunday, June 3, 2018 8:02 PM
Subject: FGST - Apparel Order Deadline Extended to Monday Evening - Link Included

Hi everyone,

 

Forgot to include the link in my prior email.  Here it is:

https://fgst18.itemorder.com/sale

 

Good news with regards to FGST apparel!!

We have had a number of families ask for specific apparel items and as a result have extended the deadline for ordering until Monday - AND added some new items!

We will not be ordering any additional apparel for Cash & Carry - so please check out what we have on-line as this will be your last chance to order anything that we don't have Cash & Carry as well as custom sizes.  

Again, we have extended ordering until end of day on Monday.  We have had tons of orders so far  - so don't forget and place your order today!

 

See you on deck!

 


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Tuesday, May 29, 2018 9:45 AM
Subject: FGST - 1st Practice Tonight and Parent Meeting at 6:30 P.M.

Hi everyone!

Today is the day - our opening night...Are you ready??!!!  We are!!!  Time to buckle up and put your seatbelt on - as it will be a fun and fast ride!  If you are new to our team or new to Summer Swimming, your life for the next 50 or so days is about to change (don't worry, it's a very good change)!

Our coaches are well prepared and extremely excited to get started with all the swimmers and very much are looking forward to a fun and great season. We expect this to be a very busy night - so bear with us these first few days.  It's organized chaos at its best.  We have plenty of coaches for all of our practices and they will be wearing their green coaches shirts tonight.  Don't forget to check the web site for practice times.

Important Parent Meeting - Please plan to attend! - we have a Parent Meeting at 6:30 P.M. tonight during our practice and we are hoping for a representative from all returning and new swimming 'parents' to attend.  We have a lot of new and important information to provide to you.  We expect the parent meeting to conclude around 7:15-7:30 P.M., so please plan accordingly with regards to your children's practice times on this evening.

Other things to know:

1) Cash and Carry Apparel - Apparel will be also available for Cash and Carry.  We take cash, check and credit card.  We have lots of new things.  Check it out.  

2) Apparel.  We also have additional items for sale on-line.  Please check it out.  The last day to order is this Friday, June 1st. Please go on-line and order now.  Click the link below.  

https://fgst18.itemorder.com/sale

 

3) Movie Tickets (for June 25th) will be "for sale": We will be selling our exclusive Movie Tickets for our event planned on June 25th. The tickets are $10 each.  As a reminder, this event will be at the Horizon Cinemas in Fallston.  The movie selection will be Incredibles 2 and Jurassic Park - Fallen Kingdom.  Tickets will go fast so plan to purchase on Tuesday if you are going.  We accept cash or check.

4) Inter-Squad Scrimmage - June 9th - if you haven't signed your swimmer up yet and plan to do so, please go on line now and register.  We will also need parent helpers to help run the meet. We will need Timers and some help for Clerk of Course.  If you are Timing or helping to run Clerk of Course during the season and have never done it before, this would be a great opportunity to get some experience. Links are on our web page to sign-up via Sign-Up Genius.

5) Volunteering - if you haven't signed up for your 4 required positions for our meets,  please be sure to do so.  Many of our positions are already full.  The link is on our web page.

 

And finally, we are planning a 'little' surprise treat for all the swimmers on our opening night.  Shhhhh...it's a secret....but here's a small hint:  It's twisted, tastes pretty good, and there were a lot of them eaten when the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl.  

 

Fingers crossed for good weather....

 

See you on deck - tonight!  

 


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:16 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Volunteer Positions go 'live' at 8:00 pm tonight

Hi everyone,

This is a quick reminder email to let you know that we will be going 'live' with our Volunteer Sign-up tonight, May 24th at 8:00 P.M. Please visit our FGST web site at that time and look for the Sign-Up Genius link on the home page for volunteer positions. Volunteer positions will go very fast, so please be sure to sign-up as soon as you can.

 

Thanks again for helping out during the meets.  

 

See you on deck!


From: "director@fgswimteam.com" <director@fgswimteam.com>
Sent: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 8:31 PM
Subject: FG Swim Team - Volunteer Positions go 'live' Tomorrow (Thursday) Night - 8:00 pm

Hi everyone,

This is a quick email to let you know that we will be going live with our Volunteer Sign-up on Thursday, May 24th at 8:00 pm. Please visit our FGST web site at that time and look for the Sign-Up Genius link for volunteer positions.

FGST prides itself on running the best meets in Harford County. Our meets run well because of our parent volunteers. During the course of the 2018 season, we will have over 600 volunteer positions available.  Each family is responsible for signing up for a minumum of at least 4 positions.  

We have 5 home meets this year which is the main reason why we are asking you to volunteer for 4 positions.  FGST is one of only a few teams to offer half meet volunteer spots to make it convenient for parents to both volunteer and enjoy seeing their children swim.

Again, Volunteer positions will go live at 8:00 pm on Thursday and you can sign up for volunteer positions on line at that time via Sign-Up Genius at www.fgswimteam.com

Thanks for helping out during the meets.  We appreciate your dedication to the team.

Practice begins next Tuesday, May 29th and our parent meeting is at 6:30 pm.  Please try to attend.  We have some fun things planned this evening.


See you on deck!


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.