Pickerington Tiger Sharks

Week 5: Away - Valley View, Fourth of July & CHAMPS!

Hi Tiger Shark Fam!


Congrats to all our swimmers who came out to defeat Canal Winchester yesterday at the Shark Tank! This week's meet has a fast turnover, so PLEASE declare your swimmer for Valley View by 5pm on Monday!


This email is going to packed with important info about our upcoming meet, the fourth of July parade and CHAMPS!


WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A FLOAT FOR THE PARADE! ANYONE HAVE A TRUCK OR TRAILER?????


Highlights of this Newsletter:


  • Valley View Meet (Please read thoroughly)
  • Officials Training (Immediate NEED)
  • CHAMPS!
  • Fourth of July (July 3rd at 9am)
  • Practice Schedule (June 28- July 2) No More Dryland
  • Exciting News for the Future of the Tiger Sharks team



*IF ANYONE HAS PRINTING CONNECTIONS, PLEASE LET US KNOW SO WE CAN PRINT HEAT SHEETS FOR THE CANAL WINCHESTER MEET THIS WEEKEND



Additional Reminders:


  • Practices will NOT be canceled due to rain, please join our group on Remind for cancellations and updates: https://www.remind.com/join/ptigersh
  • Please do not drop off your swimmer before 7am on practice days, as a safety protocol from the city there will not be a supervised adult to be with your child.
  • CHECK YOUR SWIMMER FOLDERS DAILY!!!!!
  • If you have questions regarding swim team, please address board members or coaches (after practice). The pool staff is separate from the team and is unable to answer your questions.
  • Parents, keep clear of the swimming deck during practice times. It is unsafe to try to hold a conversation with a coach while we have swimmers in the water. The same goes for trying to talk to your swimmer during practice. Parents are to remain in the grassy areas or under the awnings of the pool.

OFFICIALS NEEDED

WE NEED OFFICIALS TO RUN MEETS!


This volunteer position is essential to a successful meet. Each meet requires 6 officials making sure the swimmers are correctly swimming their event.


The training is easy and gives you a front row seat to watch your own swimmer. We have all the information you need to become an official. You will also shadow an experienced official at your first meet. With our upcoming home meet, we have an immediate need to fill. Email tigersharks.us@gmail.com for all the training materials.

Away Meet at Valley View Gators

Wednesday June 30th

1401 George Road

Lancaster, Oh 43130


Arrival: 4:45 pm

Away team warm up: 5:00 pm

Meet start time: 5:30 pm

End time: approximately 9:15/9:30pm


Volunteer Opportunities:

  • 1 Official
  • 6 (2nd half) Timers


What to Bring:

  • Purple competition suit, Tiger Sharks Swim Cap (will have some for sale), goggles, towels, sharpie (to write events on swimmer's arm and name and PTS on swimmer's back)
  • Chairs, extra towels, snacks (concessions possibly available), blankets,


Before the Meet:

  • Declare your swimmer by 5pm on Monday (video how to at the bottom of this email)
  • Sign up to volunteer (video how to at the bottom of this email)
  • Check your email for your swimmer's entries. How to mark your child up for events video at the bottom.
  • Check in your swimmer with our Junior Coaches. Look for them near the Tiger Sharks banner.



During the Meet:

  • Locate Bullpen numbers near the pool deck, these will tell you what events they are setting up in the bullpen. Bullpen workers will be calling out kids' names but be aware of when they are swimming, so they don't miss it. They will get your children to where they need to be. The bullpen is an area where they will be setting up the swimmers in their lanes several heats prior to their event.
  • After your child swims their events, have them talk to Coach Cara so she can give them pointers on what to work on. BONUS: She will most likely have fun treats to hand out!
  • Please keep your children out of the diving well and other pool areas. The only people who should be in the water are the swimmers in current events.
  • Please do not crowd the timers while you are watching your child swim. They are there to do a job.
  • Take lots of pictures and send them to TigerSharks.us@gmail.com, so we can post them.
  • ENJOY AND HAVE FUN! We are here for the kids!




REMEMBER:

You are representing our team, please behave appropriately and be respectful to the facility and the hosting team.

FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

We need swimmers and parents to walk with the Tiger Sharks in the Pickerington Fourth of July Parade.


In the past, we have had a trailer and truck to decorate for the parade. We are asking for another trailer and/or truck to borrow for the parade. Please contact us if you have either available.


Save your Amazon/Cardboard boxes so we can use them to make Tiger Sharks fins for the parade.



July 1st - 7:30am - There is an inservice day at the pool, so no practice but we are asking that everyone come out to the pool parking lot that morning to help decorate for the parade. (Michael's Meats orders will be ready as well)



July 3rd - 9am arrive at Pickerington Central to line up for the parade. Please bring a bag of candy to hand out on the parade route and wear your Tiger Sharks t-shirts. Parents, pick up will be at Ridgeview Junior High parking lot.

CHAMPS!!!

Our end of the season meet is CHAMPS! Typically, we have all the teams in the league meet at one location to go head to head. With the pandemic things were a little different this year.


Instead this year, we have decided to do a battle of Pickerington to get in our scores for Champs! Both Huntington Hills and Chevington Woods will bring their teams to our pool on SUNDAY JULY 18th!!!! (NOTE: Since we need to be out by 11:45am, the meet will have an earlier start time than normal)


More information about CHAMPS will be available by next Sunday's newsletter but save the date!


In order to qualify to swim at CHAMPS your swimmer must have participated in THREE regular season meets.


We will need all hands on deck for this meet, so please volunteer! Also, we ask that only immediate family members attend this meet since we will have three large teams in attendance.

SAVE THE DATE FOR MOD PIZZA ON JUNE 29th


On Tuesday, June 29th the delicious and generous MOD Pizza (1301 Hill Rd. N) is donating back 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- Tiger Sharks!


On behalf of Tiger Sharks you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Pickerington restaurants some love too!


We ask that you RSVP here: www.groupraise.com/events/181978 (even if you’re not completely sure) so MOD Pizza knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.


We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!

Practice Schedule and Events: June 28 - July 3

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES: WE HAVE ELIMINATED DRYLAND.

Monday (June 28) Declare Your Swimmers by 5pm

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am


Tuesday (June 29) MOD PIZZA FUNDRAISER

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am


Wednesday (June 30) (Meet at Valley View in evening)

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am


Thursday (July 1)

Pick up Michael's Meats order at 7:30am at the Pool

Come help decorate for the Parade at 7:30am

NO PRACTICE (day after meet)


Friday (July 2)

11 and up: 7:00am -8:00am

10 and under: 7:45am - 8:45am


Saturday (July 3)

Parade - 9am meet at Pickerington Central

Important Upcoming Dates

Please add these events and practice changes to your calendars:


  • June 29 - MOD pizza Fundraiser
  • June 30 - Away Meet at Valley View
  • July 1: Float Decorating During Practice Time (In Service Day at Pool, No Practice), Pick up Michael's Meats orders
  • July 3: Pickerington Fourth of July Parade (Arrival time 9:00am, Bring a Bag of Candy)
  • July 10: Home Meet against Pataskala A
  • July 14: Away Meet against Baltimore
  • July 15: No Practice - day after swim meet
  • July 17: Car Wash at Advanced Auto Parts from 10am-1pm
  • July 18: CHAMPS at Pickerington Pool
  • August 5: Banquet/Pool Party 8pm-10pm

Help The Tiger Sharks Build A Pool!

Your PTS board is looking for those with a vision who are interested in seeking ways for the Tiger Sharks to continue to grow and train young swimmers. We are in the beginning stages of seeking out space to build our own pool, but are ready to move forward for next season.


If anyone has contacts with a commercial real estate agent, we are ready to see what is available around Pickerington.


If you are interested or have any experience with such a venture, please contact us at tigersharks.us@gmail.com.


This is an incredibly exciting venture and in the VERY early stages of planning that we hope will build steam and become a reality for generations of PTS swimmers in the future.

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