Monday, June 19, 2017

Typo in today's Post!

Typo was the incorrect date; sorry for the confusion

Away Meet Monday June 26 @ Lake St. Louis:  Sign-ups for the next meet will be out Tuesday and remain out until Thursday.  Please mark Yes or No and also sign up for worker positions.  No concession signups for an away meet.

Meet Pictures, Stroke Judge Clinic, Upcoming Meet vs LakeSt.Louis

Saturday's Home Meet: Amazing job from all swimmers on Saturday, we won that meet by only 13 points.  I would like to thank all the parents for stepping up to run a very well organized meet.

Race Assignments:  It has come to my attention that on Saturday we had lots of experienced swimmers asking coaches if they can switch out of events.  We will not move swimmers from events if they know how to swim the race.  Although it may not be their favorite, it is good to experience other events and to challenge themselves.   We need parents to help with this effort.

Away Meet Monday June 26 @ Lake St. Louis:  Sign-ups for the next meet will be out Tuesday and remain out until Thursday.  Please mark Yes or No and also sign up for worker positions.  No concession signups for an away meet.

Team Photography:  Thank you to the Woodson Family to stepped up to take pictures at the meets and to do our year end video.  We are posting those to Facebook this year.  Feel free to tag, post, share.  If you have photography experience and would like to help if needed, please contact me.

Stroke Judge Clinic:  Our own Charlie Moore will be conducting a stroke judge clinic on Tuesday June 27th at 7pm.  Certification is good for 3 years and it's free!  Please RSVP so we know how many people to expect.






Friday, June 16, 2017

Second Home Meet Details

This week has been interesting from a very successful first home meet, to not being able to use the pool because of chemical levels, rain yesterday (watching the radar like a hawk at 5am to see if we can have practice).  Thanks to our coaches for thinking on their feet with a fun game of ships and sailors while we couldn't swim on Tuesday.  I think all ages had fun! 

I need to clarify that we will have a total of 3 home meets!  That's what happens when you get busy and modify a blog post from last year.  Sorry for the confusion but I do now know who actually reads these!  Gold Star folks!!

Pool Setup Friday Night:
6pm tonight.  We will need help with setting up the pool deck and icing down drinks.  

Volunteers:  Please check in as soon as you arrive with our Volunteer Coordinators (Ladies with Pink Sea Dragons Shirts) First half workers need to stay until their second half Sea Dragon parent replacement arrives. Second half workers need to arrive promptly at halftime of the meet, which will be announced, and work until the end of the meet. Even though your child may finish swimming before the end of the meet, you need to cover the entire half.

Arrival Saturday Morning:  Please arrive early enough to get your space set up for the morning before water warm-ups at 6:30am. The meet will begin promptly at 7am.  I would suggest arrive between 6-6:15am.  Gate will be open by 5:45am Saturday morning. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 6am!  

Concession Items:  If you signed up for drinks, please those by Friday night.  All other items bring Saturday morning before the meet.  The binder will be out to check off your name that you brought your items.  We are still in need of the items!  Generally your donation needs to be between $10-15 worth of items for each meet.  

No Outside Food/Drink:  Please remember that no outside food or drink is to be brought in the gate. This is a city ordinance for Progress Park’s pool. We have a wonderful concession with a full menu of goodies.

Late Swimmers:  Swimmers who are late will be pulled from relays. Being late also can result in not being placed in a relay for future meets.


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Concession and Workers Needed-Home Meet Details

Sorry long post!  Well, the weather will not be cold and sweatshirts will not be needed! There are still Volunteer Slots to be filled and concession donations.  ALL HANDS ON DECK  to ensure our first meet goes super smooth and we get of there by 11:30am!   Please email or text me if you can help fill the holes.  aharrisauto@yahoo.com or 636-262-6012

Worker slots still needed:
Bullpen 2nd half workers (3 needed)
Concession 2nd half workers (2 needed)
Ribbons 2nd half workers (3 needed)
Flagger (1 needed)
Stroke Judge 1st half (2 needed)

Concession Donations needed:
Taco Meat (3lbs)
Breakfast Burritos (5 batches)1
Cauliflower (3-4 Heads cut up) 2 donations needed
Cantaloupe (2 melons cut and bagged)
Donuts (1 dozen individually bagged)
Bagels (1 dozen individually bagged)
Cookies (1 dozen individually bagged) 2 donations needed
Brownies (1 dozen individually bagged) 2 donations needed

Volunteers:  All Families Must Check In at the beginning of the meet with our Volunteer Coordinators Marian Carlton or Leanne Tranor.  By picking up your sticker, they will know your worker slot is covered. Reminder, if you have a swimmer, you must provide a worker for half of each meet, no exceptions.  If you did not sign up for a worker slot, they'll place you where needed. First half workers need to stay until their second half Sea Dragon parent replacement arrives. Second half workers need to arrive promptly at halftime of the meet, which will be announced, and work until the end of the meet. Even though your child may finish swimming before the end of the meet, you need to cover the entire half.

Arrival Saturday Morning:  Please arrive early enough to get your space set up for the morning before water warm-ups at 6:30am. The meet will begin promptly at 7am.  I would suggest arrive between 6-6:15am.  Gate will be open by 5:45am Saturday morning. You are welcome to arrive anytime after 6am! 

Concession Items:  Please bring those items Saturday morning before the meet.  The binder will be out to check off your name that you brought your items.  We are still in need of the items!  Generally your donation needs to be between $10-15 worth of items for each meet.  We are in need of our famous breakfast burritos and taco meat!  They are easy to make and the recipe is below.  

No Outside Food/Drink:  Please remember that no outside food or drink is to be brought in the gate. This is a city ordinance for Progress Park’s pool. We have a wonderful concession with a full menu of goodies.

Late Swimmers:  Swimmers who are late will be pulled from relays. Being late also can result in not being placed in a relay for future meets.

Pool Setup Friday Night:
Still awaiting confirmation from the Parks dept but we should be able to get in about 6pm Friday night.  We will need help with setting up the pool deck and icing down drinks.  Will confirm time asap.  

Wentzville Sea Dragons Famous Breakfast Burritos 

One breakfast burrito mix:
18 eggs
1 can ro-tel tomatoes
1 pound of browned sausage
Maybe a little shredded cheese
Salt & Pepper

Tips from Cheryl McDonald:  "I put water in my crock pot overnight and put on warm to get the crock pot hot for Saturday morning.  I usually cook the sausage the night before. Then Saturday morning, I scramble the eggs and combine with the remaining ingredients the morning of the meet, drain the water from my crock pot, and the burrito egg mix is ready to go to the pool!"!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Home Meet Sign-ups Saturday June 10th, June 17th

Hard to believe but we are wrapping up signups for the very first meet this coming Saturday and preparing for our next home meet the following Saturday.  Sign-ups will be out tomorrow (Tuesday) at practice for the 17th.  Please make sure you sign 3 books (swimmer, volunteer, concession).  Please even mark "no" if your swimmer will not be participating.

ATTENTION TO SWIMMERS & PARENTS:  ALL SWIMMERS MUST BE SIGNED UP BY THE END OF PRACTICE ON THE WEDNESDAY BEFORE EACH MEET!  This is a change from previous years, no exceptions. Coaches will not be writing cards at meets any longer unless emergency.  


Friday, June 2, 2017

Extended Online Ordering

The online store has been extended over the weekend!  Summers in Missouri can be HOT or COLD, that's why we offer both sweatshirts and sleeveless shirts.

Get those orders in.  Click Here for Last Chance To Order!


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Sign Ups for 1st Meet and Online Apparel Orders!

Signups for June 10th Meet will start on Friday June 2nd:   Volunteer, Concession & Swimmer Signups will be out at practice and close on the following Wednesday.   If you are new to the Sea Dragon Family, I made a few videos a couple of years ago to help walk you through it.  Hope you find the 2 part video series helpful and I'm available for autographs at practice every day! :)  


T-Shirts & Online Orders: BLOWING OUT OLD SHIRTS FOR $5 while supplies last!!   2017 Team Shirts will be sold at practice once the bulk orders come in!   $15 each ($17 for 2XL).  If you would like something besides the green dri-fit, please order online.  Online ordering will close in THIS FRIDAY.   Here is the link:   Online Ordering Closes Friday!!