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PS/SR Weekly Update 4/1

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Apr 1, 2019 8:40AM PDT

Pre Senior

Practice
Monday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Tuesday 4:00-5:45 at COM
Wednesday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Thursday 4:00-5:45 at COM
Friday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Saturday 10:00-12:00 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Next week – all at COM
Monday 4:00-6:00
Tuesday 4:00-6:00
Wednesday 4:00-6:00
Thursday 4:00-6:00
Friday OFF
Saturday OFF
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the last 30 minutes of practice. PLEASE wear closed toe shoes!

Meets
Apr 4-7 Far Westerns
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course — CLOSED
Apr 28 TUNATHON
May 18-19 VJO CBA+ Long Course — online entries — OPEN
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • The Vallejo CBA+ Long Course meet is OPEN – sign up ASAP as a handful of people missed the entries for the first LC meet.
  • Next week we will have a modified schedule (see above). PS will not have any S&C and we will be swimming both PS/SR groups together.
  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON 4/28 – swimmers have been given (some still need to pick them up) information packets. Make sure you set up your online page! Information can be found on website.
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet
  • If you are interested in private lessons I have some availability – sign up on website.

Senior

Practice
Monday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Tuesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Wednesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Thursday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Friday OFF – you can go to PS workout if you do not have a HS meet
Saturday 10:00-12:30 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Next week – all at COM
Monday 4:00-6:00
Tuesday 4:00-6:00
Wednesday 4:00-6:00
Thursday 4:00-6:00
Friday OFF
Saturday OFF
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:50-7:00 at COM

Meets
Apr 4-7 Far Westerns
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course — CLOSED
May 5 Walk On Meet Location TBD — online entries
June 1-2 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Next week we will have a modified schedule (see above). We will be swimming both PS/SR groups together.
  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON 4/28 – swimmers have been given (some still need to pick them up) information packets. Make sure you set up your online page! Information can be found on website
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet

See you at the pool

Devon

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TUNATHON 2019

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Mar 26, 2019 11:36AM PDT

Dear NBA Families,

It is that time again……get ready for the 2019 Tunathon! Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

This is our major fundraising event that allows those that benefit most from the drive to participate…namely our swimmers! This year we have already had a successful drive…the Annual fund… where our parents participated (thank you parents who helped out this year), and we have had a very successful campaign for travel needs that was funded by our awesome masters team (thank you masters swimmers). Now it is time for our swimmers to do their part with the always fun Tunathon.

Not only does this allow for our swimmers to help raise necessary money to keep our program whole, it also allows them to get the word out to the public as to what we do on NBA. We are proud of our product and what we have accomplished over the past few years….let’s tell our friends and neighbors!

We look for 100% participation from our team…we are not large in numbers which makes it even more necessary for everyone to pitch in to allow our program to thrive from the local level all the way up to the national level. All hands on deck!!!

Here are some things to know:

THE COMMITMENT
Swimmers commit to swim a targeted number of laps and receive pledges and donations from family, friends, neighbors, and local businesses. This annual “laps for dollars” event raises funds for a variety of needs such as training equipment and renting our pool space. The event it is a fantastic way for swimmers to contribute to the financial well-being of the club while increasing awareness about our team.

Our swimmers will be working to complete 200 laps in a two-hour time period. This is quite a challenge, especially for our younger members! Whether you swim 5 laps 50 or 200, we need every swimmer in the water raising awareness and funds.

THE TUNATON ITSELF
Location: Tiburon Peninsula Club, 1600 Mar West St, Tiburon
Date: Sunday, April 28th
SR/PS Groups swim laps 9:00 – 10:00 am
TPC swim laps 9:30 – 10:30 am
Crazy Fun Relays 11:00-11:30 am
Light breakfast throughout the morning

BRING THE FAMILY
The Tunathon is a family event. Swim parents help count laps and keep track of times. The highlight of the event is the Crazy Fun Relays with the littlest to the Biggest Tunas swimming together. We hope everyone is able to get the whole family involved and bring attention and recognition to our amazing team!

OUR GOAL
Our goal this year is to raise+* $30,000.*+ (As a competitive swim team we set goals.) Last year, our goal was $28,000 and we smashed that goal and raised over $39,000!

INCENTIVE SWAG
We will be rewarding swimmers who raise:

  • $250 or more with professional underwater filming of the swimmer swimming a 200 IM with our coaches commentary on strokes and technique. Filming will take place May 16-18.
  • $500 or more will receive the expensive high tech (keeps your ice solid all day, keeps your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot all day while keeping your liquid of choice fresh tasting) Hydra Flask that every kid has or wants, plus the underwater filming.
  • This year, we will also give out a random or multiple random surprise prizes to one swimmer sometime during the fundraising event.

HOW TO DONATE AND FUNDRAISE
Go to our team website at www.northbayaquatics.org or go directly to pledgeit.org/northbay (Also found on our website homepage!!!)

It’s as easy as that and no-sign in required!

You can also give cash or a check made payable to North Bay Aquatics to your swimmer. Please have them complete the Sponsor Form with the donor’s name and email so we can thank them and send a tax deductible receipt.

In addition, each swimmer can create their own personalized campaign page:

  • Go to https://pledgeit.org/for/north-bay-aquatics and click the “Create Your Campaign” button
  • Register with your name and email address
  • In the Basic Info section, enter your name in the Name field where it says “YourName”
  • In the Customization section, add a personal photo or use the default photo
  • Click the “Save” button and then click the “Launch” button
  • Share your campaign with family & friends via email, text message, and social media

It’s that easy!

Parents who may have missed the Annual Fund Drive are invited to take this opportunity to support our team.

In the coming weeks I will be sending out more info that will help with the cause. Please remember that this is your team and we need your help!

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TPC Weekly Update 3/26

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Mar 26, 2019 11:32AM PDT

HELLO

PRACTICE— Normal this week!

MAKING WAVES— The swim shop will be here this Thursday (3/28) to provide opportunities for purchasing team gear. Items will include parkas, team suits, goggles, caps, etc.

TPC NON-MEMBER POLICIES— As you may have noticed when you registered, all participants must acknowledge the TPC’s Non-Member policies (attached). Our team is fortunate to have access to a wonderful facility that has nurtured so many life-long and high-level swimmers. Let’s play by the rules to maintain this positive relationship between the club and the team!

TUNATHON April 28th— You should have received a TUNATHON email today (if not, please email me and I’ll forward you a copy). This is a fun event at our home pool, and an excellent opportunity to see the ‘big’ kids and meet some of our team’s senior coaches. It is also an important fundraiser for the team…so participate!

MEETS/ETC.
3/28 Making Waves Swim Shop at TPC!
3/30-31 Rohnert Park C/B/A+ this weekend!
4/4-7 Far Westerns swimmers are entered and ready to rock!
4/5 TPC Friday Night Timetrial more info out soon!
4/20 10&Un Championships! requires A times for 8&un and BB times for 10&un swimmers
4/20 Rafael Racquet Club Meet for those not going to 10&un champs!
4/28 TUNATHON our annual fundraiser
5/4 HOME MEET at TPC!!! this one is a great meet for everyone!
5/8 PICTURE DAY (SMILE!)
5/18,19 VJO Long Course the first Long Course meet of the season
6/1 Rafael Racquet Club Meet fun novice meet at the RRC
6/1 Montclair Pentathlon ‘sanctioned meet’ with T-Shirts for prizes!
6/6 END OF SPRING PARTY

QUOTE—The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. —Winston Churchill

See you at the pool!,
Coach Mike

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PS/SR Weekly Update 3/25

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Mar 25, 2019 10:46AM PDT

Pre Senior

Practice
Monday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Tuesday 4:00-5:45 at COM
Wednesday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Thursday 4:00-5:45 at COM
Friday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Saturday 10:00-12:00 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the last 30 minutes of practice. PLEASE wear closed toe shoes!

Meets
Apr 4-7 Far Westerns
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — OPEN
Apr 28 TUNATHON
May 18-19 VJO CBA+ Long Course — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON on APRIL 28 – more information out on this TOMORROW!!!
  • I have submitted the entries for Far Westerns and will be invoicing those of you who signed up today to your accounts.
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet
  • If you are interested in private lessons I have some availability. It is limited right now but there will be more space coming in May/possibly over the spring break! – sign up online or via email

Senior

Practice
Monday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Tuesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Wednesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Thursday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Friday OFF – you can go to PS workout if you do not have a HS meet
Saturday 10:00-12:30 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:50-7:00 at COM

Meets
Apr 4-7 Far Westerns
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — OPEN
May 5 Walk-On Meet — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
June 1-2 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON on APRIL 28 – more information out on this TOMORROW!!!
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet

See you at the pool

Devon

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PS/SR Weekly Update 3/18

Posted by North Bay Aquatics at Mar 18, 2019 9:54AM PDT

Pre Senior

Practice
Monday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Tuesday 4:00-5:45 at COM
Wednesday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Thursday 4:00-5:45 at COM
Friday 4:00-6:15 at COM
Saturday 10:00-12:00 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday for the last 30 minutes of practice. PLEASE wear closed toe shoes!

Meets
Apr 4-7 Far Westerns — coaches entries — OPEN
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — OPEN
Apr 28 TUNATHON
May 18-19 VJO CBA+ Long Course — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
June 22-23 Napa Long Course — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
July 12-14 Long Course JO’s — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
July 19-21 RESL — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
July 25-28 Far Western Long Course — coaches entries — NOT OPEN YET
**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Please remember we have a NEW SCHEDULE – we have added a FRIDAY workout in.
  • I have added our preliminary meet schedule through the summer. This COULD change so please keep checking. As always, our older PS swimmers who qualify for some of the SR meets are welcome to go to those as well – check with me if you are not sure!
  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON – more information out on this very very soon!
  • If your swimmer is a Far Western Qualifier – please email me with their entries so I can get these done – I NEED THEM BY THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet
  • If you are interested in private lessons I have some availability – sign up via email

Senior

Practice
Monday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Tuesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Wednesday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Thursday 5:30-7:30 at COM
Friday OFF – you can go to PS workout if you do not have a HS meet
Saturday 10:00-12:30 at RHS
Sunday OFF

Strength & Conditioning
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5:50-7:00 at COM

Meets
Apr 4-7 Far Westerns — coaches entries — OPEN
Apr 13-14 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — OPEN
May 5 Walk On Meet TBD WHICH LOCATION — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
June 1-2 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
June 6-9 Summer Sanders — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
June 22-23 PLS SR Open Long Course — online entries — NOT OPEN YET
July 12-14 WCAB or Superleague — NOT OPEN YET
CLOVIS or FUTURES — more soon

**All meet info will be posted on our website calendar

Other

  • Please note we have a NEW SCHEDULE – if your HS swimmer does not have a meet on Friday they are welcome to join the PS group.
  • If your swimmer is a Far Western Qualifier -please email me with their entries so I can get these done – I NEED THEM BY THIS WEDNESDAY!!!
  • Keep your calendars open for our ANNUAL TUNATHON – more information out on this very very soon!
  • We use snorkels, paddles, and fins regularly in practice – you can purchase those as well as tuna gear on our team page on SwimOutlet

See you at the pool

Devon