Pickerington Tiger Sharks

Week 4: Home - Canal Winchester, Practice Schedule & More

Hi Tiger Shark Fam!


Can you believe we are already halfway through the season? Thanks to everyone who came out for a rainy Pataskala Meet. Everyone did amazing and we beat Pataskala this week! Please read this email thoroughly as we prep for our first in person home meet against Canal Winchester!!!


Yard Signs are in this week, pick up at Practice


Highlights of this Newsletter:


  • Ins and Outs of the Canal Winchester Meet (Please read thoroughly)
  • Officials Training (Immediate NEED)
  • Important Upcoming Dates
  • Fourth of July Info
  • Practice Schedule (June 21-25) No More Dryland
  • Exciting News for the Future of the Tiger Sharks team


*IF ANYONE HAS A TRAILER FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY PARADE PLEASE LET US KNOW!


*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.

Home Meet against Canal Winchester Dolphins

BIG CHANGE: This meet is now in person!


Saturday June 26th at the Pickerington Community Pool. We will need help setting up the meet Friday evening around 8:30pm. Come help and set up your chairs for the next morning to get prime seating!


Arrival: 6:30am

Home team warm up: 7:00 am

Meet start time: 8:00 am

End time: approximately 11:30am


Volunteer Opportunities: WE NEED YOUR HELP TO HAVE THIS MEET RUN SMOOTHLY


  • 2 OFFICIALS (training available NOW)
  • 3 (2nd Half) Bullpen Worker
  • 1 (2nd Half) Head Timer
  • 2 (Whole Meet) Hospitality Workers
  • 2 (1st Half and 2nd Half) Scorers




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 and KONA ICE available), blankets, tents (personal preference)


Before the Meet:


  • Declare your swimmer by 5pm on Thursday (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 fence with 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.

Fundraising Updates

Thanks to all who came out for our Chipotle Fundraiser this past week! We made $209 from that night. Also, our Michael's Meat Fundraiser was a success, bringing in $694 for the team!!


Our next fundraiser is June 29th at MOD Pizza. Save the date to help support the team!

Practice Schedule and Events: June 21-25

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES: WE HAVE ELIMINATED DRYLAND.

Monday (June 21)

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

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


Tuesday (June 22)

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

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


Wednesday (June 23)

No Practice (In Service Day at the Pool)


Thursday (June 24) Declare Your Swimmers by 5pm

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

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


Friday (June 25) - Help Set up for meet at 8:30pm

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

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

Important Upcoming Dates

Please add these events and practice changes to your calendars:


  • June 26 - Home Meet against Canal Winchester
  • 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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