Pickerington Tiger Sharks

Week 7: Away At Baltimore, CHAMPS at Home, and Car Wash

Hi Tiger Shark Fam!


THE LAST WEEK OF SWIM TEAM!!! I know you will miss the 43877581975 emails I send out, but please pay close attention.

THERE IS GOING TO BE A LOT OF EMAILS THIS WEEK!


We have an away meet at Baltimore on Wednesday, Car Wash on Saturday and CHAMPS on Sunday. There are many details, so ready thoroughly. PLEASE declare your swimmer for Baltimore by 5pm on Monday!


BIG CHANGE: WE WILL HAVE PRACTICE TOMORROW (MONDAY 7/12)



Highlights of this Newsletter:


  • Baltimore Meet (Please read thoroughly)
  • CHAMPS!
  • Car Wash Fundraiser
  • End of Season Banquet
  • Practice and Event Schedule (July 12-18)
  • Exciting News for the Future of the Tiger Sharks team

Away Meet at Baltimore

Wednesday July 14th

240 Summers Choice Dr.

Baltimore, OH 43105


Arrival: 4:30pm

Away Team Warm Up: 5:00pm

Meet start time: 5:30pm

End time: approximately 9:00pm


From Baltimore:


Parking is in the grass on the way into the park, in front of the pool, and in the lots near the ball fields.

You are welcome to bring tents, chairs, and food. We do have a concession stand (cash only)


Volunteer Opportunities: (See video below with description of positions)

  • 1 Official
  • 3 (second 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 available), blankets, no tents


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 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.

Annual Car Wash Fundraiser

Saturday July 17th: 10:00am - 1:00pm


The Tiger Sharks will be holding our annual car wash at Advanced Auto (1320 Hill Rd. N). Come wash cars as a team and support the team!


Please bring a couple towels to dry off vehicles. We will wash and dry for a donation to the team. Please spread the information to family and friends!


This is our last big HURRAH for Champs as a team and the kids have so much fun!

Big picture

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!!



Sunday July 18th at the Pickerington Pool.


Arrival: 6:30am

Home Team Warm Up: 6:45am

Meet start time: 7:15am

End time: approximately 11:45am


More information about the meet, camps and parking to come. Please declare your swimmer by Thursday at 5pm. In order to qualify to swim at CHAMPS your swimmer must have participated in THREE regular season meets.


*Rain dates TBD, but mostly like Monday or Tuesday at Huntington Hills and Chevington Woods


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.

End of the Season Banquet (August 5th from 8-10pm)

Join the Tiger Sharks for our end of the season Banquet and Pool Party. We will have a short awards ceremony followed by Pizza, drinks and desserts at the pool. We do have capacity limits at the pool.


Please remember this event is only for swimmers and their immediate family members.


Please RSVP for the party just like you would for a meet:

How many from your family will be attending our Banquet and Pool Party?

Please sign up any attending sibling guest over 10 years old as adult guests. This will allow us to get a more accurate head count for pizza.


We also need everyone to contribute for the party as well by supplying the following:



  • Last Names: A-L Please bring drinks (water bottles and cans only, no 2 liters)
  • Last Names: M-Z Please bring desserts (cupcakes, brownies, cookies, no nuts and nothing that needs to be cut)

Practice Schedule and Events: July 12 -18

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES

Monday (July 12) We now have practice this day!

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

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


Tuesday (July 13)

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

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


Wednesday (July 14) YES we have practice, Baltimore Meet in evening.

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

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


Thursday (July 15)

NO PRACTICE (day after meet)


Friday (July 16) LAST PRACTICE

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

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


Saturday (July 17)

CHAMPS Meet Set Up at 8:30pm


Sunday (July 18)

CHAMPS!

Important Upcoming Dates

Please add these events and practice changes to your calendars:


  • 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 2: Zapatas Fundraiser
  • 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.


We are looking for people who want to join a building committee to move this project forward. We need all hands on deck to get the word out so we can begin fundraising for a pool that will give our community the year round pool it desperately needs.


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 and our community as a whole in the future.

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