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					Manteca Dolphins Swim Team 2009
Weekly Newsletter for week of May 24th through May 31st
NO PRACTICE: No practice on Wednesday, May 27 th at East Union Pool due to a drain retro refit. No practice on Friday, June 5th at Sierra or East Union due to graduation ceremonies. East Union Practices and Coaching: Please be aware that only coaches and swimmers should be on the pool deck. Insurance regulations do not permit children or parents (non-swimmers) on the deck during practices. In addition, please no parent coaching from the deck. Thank you for your cooperation on this!!! Tracy Invitational: Thank you to all the families who participated. A big thank you to each of the families who volunteered to work during the meet. We appreciate those of you who worked extra shifts to help out. On the other side, if you have signed up to work a shift and do not show, then the person who is currently doing that job will not be relieved. Please make sure that your report to your assigned job. Congratulations to: Mallory Brubaker – 7/8 Girls “A” Flight High point – 1st place Brandon Mitchell – 9/10 Boys “B” Flight winner – 1st place Caitlyn Acker – 13/14 Girls “B” Flight winner – 1st place Good job to all of our swimmers for their efforts. Manteca and Turlock at Ceres, Saturday, May 30th: This meet does not involve any fees. The signup binder is located on the deck of the pool. You will sign up your swimmer just like you did for Time Trials….in a binder. Each swimmer may swim a maximum of three (3) events. The parent volunteer section will be at the beginning of the binder for you to sign up. Please remember that every swimmer needs to have a parent work a two hour shift at EVERY meet. Thanks! Directions are located on our website. Check in begins at 6:30 and ends at 7:15 a.m. Meet begins at 8:00 a.m. SHARP.

We are swimming at Ceres pool. The pool is located at 2320 N. Central Avenue. If you think you are going to be late and miss check-in please call Jean at 209-404-2467. You can also reach me (Lori Brubaker) at 925-451-2333. We will be sure to get your swimmer checked in and make necessary adjustments as needed. You can call Jean or me the night before until 9:00 p.m. or anytime after 5:00 a.m. on Saturday morning. PLEASE CALL!!! The same applies to scratches. We understand family emergencies, illness, and last minute changes….just please call and we can make accommodations for you. SIGNUP DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, MAY 28 TH. NO LATE ENTRIES!! Oakdale Invitational on Saturday, June 6th: This is an invitational and requires a splash and event fee. The signup binder is located on the pool deck. Meet begins at 8:00 a.m. SHARP Check in window is from 6:00 a.m. to 6:45 a.m. Check in closes at 6:45 a.m. This meet is deck seeded. No late entries. There is a $5.00 splash fee and a $2.00 event fee. Each swimmer may swim three individual events and two relays. This invitational is typically an all day event. Plan on spending a good 8 hours at the pool. Admission: Admission is free. Programs will be available for $3.00. Concessions: A snack bar including, breakfast burritos, BBQ sandwiches, pizza, hot dogs and more will be available. Nor-Cal Swim Shop will have suits and accessories for purchase and other miscellaneous vendors will have products for sale. General Information: The pool decks, except designated areas, are off limits to spectators, workers and coaches ONLY. No smoking is permitted on deck or in the park area around the swimmers. No alcohol is permitted. No BBQ’s or open fires permitted. Portable toilets will be available in the park. SIGNUP DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, MAY 28 TH. NO LATE ENTRIES!!

PRACTICE NOTES – UPDATES: The month of May is always a busy month. End of school year events, graduations, etc. Swim as much as you can but realize that we understand….life and other events happen!!!

It is important that you DO NOT approach coaches during practice time. They are being paid to coach; therefore their focus needs to be on the swimmers. Parents – please remember to drop your child off outside of the deck area. Parents are not allowed on the deck. Volunteer Signups: Parent volunteers are always needed at swim meets. Our success depends on parent volunteers. With that said, if you volunteer for a shift, please go to your assigned station at your designated time. If you cannot make it or must leave the meet then please notify a board member. When parent volunteers do not show up for their assigned shift another parent most fill in or may not leave their current assignment. Please show up to your assigned shift. Thank you for your help and cooperation on this. Practice Observation: Practices are for swimmers and coaches. Parents may observe their swimmer from OUTSIDE the pool area at Sierra on the East side of the pool, ONLY. Parents and children may observe from the GRASS AREA ONLY at East Union. Bring chairs or blankets to sit on. Bleachers are off limits at all times. No parents are permitted to coach their swimmer from the swim deck. No parents or children are allowed on the swim deck during practice times. New Practice times are as follows: East Union Pool: 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. 11-12 age group 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. 13 and up age group Sierra Pool: 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. 8 and under age group 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. 9 and 10 age group Practice times will change after school is released for summer break. The new schedule will be posted in the next two weeks. Lost and Found: Please write your name on EVERYTHING….Lost and Found items are already growing. Manteca Dolphins Swim Team (MDST) Apparel: Order forms can be accessed from the website. If you place an order by Thursday then your order will be returned the following week. We would like to get our orders in early so we can be well dressed at our meets and show support of our swimmers.

We are still accepting orders!!! Please turn in your order forms and it will be ordered promptly for you. Team Suits and Caps: Speedo or jammers are required for the boys at meets. A suit is also required for a girl. A team suit is not mandatory. Team swim caps are mandatory for all swimmers at meets. Silicone caps are now available and can be purchased at the pool for $12.00. Latex caps are also available for $5.00. Team Stickers: Team logo stickers are also currently available at the pool. Each sticker is $5.00. They will also be for sale during our home meets at the Snack bar Smoking: There is to be absolutely no smoking at Sierra or East Union (even in the Parking Lot). Manteca Unified prohibits the use of any tobacco product. Tryouts: We are still accepting swimmers to the team. If you know anyone who is interested in trying out for the Dolphins, please send them to the pool during practice sessions. Animals: Manteca Unified prohibits animals at any of the pools. The only exception to this is a service/guide dog. Please do not bring animals to practices or swim meets. Thank you! Handbook: If you did not receive a Parent Handbook when you registered please download a copy from the website. Important Dates to remember: 5/27 NO PRACTICE – EAST UNION ONLY 5/30 Manteca and Turlock at Ceres 6/5 6/6 6/8 6/13 6/20 6/27 7/4 7/11 7/18 NO PRACTICE – HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION CEREMONIES Oakdale Invitational New Practice Schedule (TBD) BYE WEEK – NO MEET Tracy and Modesto at Manteca (Sierra Pool) Sea Dog Invitational at Pitman BYE WEEK – NO MEET Manteca at Ripon Oakdale at Manteca (Sierra Pool)

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Championship at Pitman End of Season Awards and Swim Party at Sierra

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at We will continue to update you and our website as additional information becomes available. Thank You, Lori Brubaker

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