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    757 IMX/IMR Results

    Racers –

    We are happy to announce the team’s results from our first meet of the 2017-18 short course season, the 757 IMX/IMR Challenge 2 weekends ago.  A total of 15 Racers competed in this unique meet format, where every swimmer swims a pre-designated set of events [a distance set…

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    Apparel Orders

    Reminder - Racers Apparel Orders are due today - Monday, October 16th.  George Moore will be at Swansboro this afternoon to collect order forms and payment.

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    September Swimmers of the Month

    Congratulations to the following Racers who have have been selected by our coaches as the September Swimmers of the Month:

    • Senior: Mia DeRoco
    • Juniors: James Puzon
    • AG Gold: Maria Kane
    • Gold: Kevin Williams
    • Red: Caitlin Wenzel
    • Silver: Grace Burns
    • Blue: Eva Moyer
    • Green: Eleanor McCoy

    These swimmers will be…

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    A Few Reminders

    • Racers WILL practice on Monday, October 9th (Columbus Day) as this in not a City-observed holiday and Swansboro will be open.
    • There is still time to get your pink Racers cap and show your support for Breast Cancer Awareness. Caps are $6, and swimmers can wear them during practices…
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    New website and Team Apparel

    This email comes to you through our new website, www.richmondracers.swimtopia.com. Please take a few moments to visit the site and to Register Now ... "Registering" in this case refers to becoming a member of the new site (not joining the team) and will involve some quick data entry…

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    Rec League Schedule Posted

    Racers -

    Please mark your calendars.  The 2017-18 meet schedule for our Richmond Area Recreational League has been posted to the website and is attached hereto.  For those unfamiliar, this is a Friday Night Fun Meet, primarily targeting our swimmers who may not be participating in US Swim…

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    New Parent Meetings

    Racer Families -

    Our apologies for the last minute notice, but the schedule is already taking off for another busy swim season and our relocation this week does not help our coordination.

    We will be conducting New Parent Orientation meetings this week at CSAC (formerly Poseidon Pool)…

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    show your support with a pink cap

    October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Racers will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness by offering pink caps (see attached photo) for our swimmers to wear during practices and in competition during the month.  Purchase price is $6 each; larger donations will be accepted, and ALL proceeds will be donated to the…

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    2017-18 Swim Season

    Racers -

    Welcome to all of our new Racers families.  If receiving this e-mail, your contact information is now merged with our website server, www.richmondracers.swim-team.us. This is our primary mode of communication, so please take note of these weekly announcements, as it is the most efficient means for our volunteer…

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    USA Swim Clinic

    Racers -

    The annual USA Swimming Athlete clinic was just announced, to be held Saturday Sept. 30th at CSAC.  This year's guest athletes include Leah Smith and Ian Crocker.  Space is extremely limited and fills up quickly.  If interested, please register now, follow the in instructions on…

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    Practice Begins Next Week

    Racers -

    We are excited to begin another great swim season!  Practices will start next Tuesday, 9/5/17, 4:30 to 6:00 at Swansboro Pool for our Red/AG Gold /Senior groups.  All other practice groups will begin on Wed., 9/6/17, following the time schedule previously distributed and attached hereto.  This includes…

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    practices and registration

    Racers,

    Regarding this afternoon's practice, please accept our sincerest apologies for not notifying you all in advance that the pool would not be available for Racers' use this afternoon due to maintenance issues.  I'm so sorry for any inconvenience this caused those of you who made the trip…

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    2017-18 Short Course Meet Schedule

    Racers -

    Our coaches finally had an opportunity to meet last night to review and select a US Swim meet schedule for the upcoming 2017-18 Short Course Season.  Please find the attached schedule for your family planning purposes.  I will likewise post at the Swansboro Pool.

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    Swim Shop Order Form

    Racers -

    As previously mentioned, for those interested, attached is the Swim Shop order form for the new team suit.  If interested families can complete and forward to Mary Anne Haulsee at the Swim Shop, vaswimshopteamsales@novaswim.org

    With your replies, Mary Anne can pre-order suits for fitting and subsequent…

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    New Team Suit

    Racers -

    At the request of several of our women athletes who thought our solid black look was getting stale, we have been working with the Swim Shop to present some options.  We settled on the attached suit with grey and white stripes.  As previous, the Swim Shop will embroider each suit…

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    Practice Group Evaluation

    Racers -

    With posting of our practice schedule, anyone unsure of what practice group your swimmer will be participating in, please reply, or come out to Swansboro during our next four (4) practice days (T/Th) to be evaluated by our coaches.  In most cases, the group assigned currently…

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    Returning Swimmer Registation Open

    RgReturning Racers -

    Thanks to all who have responded over the past few weeks with your intent to return for the 2017-18 swim season.  Your replies have helped tremendously in planning for this next season.  Registration forms for the upcoming swim season are now posted to the website…

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    2017-18 Practice Schedule

    Racers -

    The practice schedule for the 2017-18 swim season is posted to the website, in the "Links" section (upper left of home page), and attached hereto.  We have been working hard to accomodate our anticipated growth and to facilitiate a quality practice for all groups.  That said…

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    Renewing Registration

    Racers -

    So far I have heard from only 1/2 of the team reserving their spot(s) in September.  We are excited to have more than 60 new swimmers anxiously awaiting September 1st at their chance to join the team.  If you have not already replied, please let me know…

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    August Practice/Tryouts

    Racers -

    Beginning today, Tuesday July 8th, 5:30 to 7:00, we will be hosting a light practice and tryouts for many prospective new Racers.  This will continue again on Thurs. and for the next 3 weeks on Tues/Thurs through August. 

     

    Anyone in town…

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    City-Wide Meet Support

    Racers -

    A very special thank you to all of our Racer volunteers who participated in supporting City of Richmond Parks and Rec. at the annual All-Metro Swim Meet this past Saturday at Hotchkiss Pool.  Your help with timing, running and clerk-of-course made for an efficient meet, provided a great example of…

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    As a reminder, Richmond City will hold its All-Metro Meet this Saturday, August 5th, 8:00am-12:00pm.  This is a great chance for Racers to support the City Parks and Rec Aquatics program with our presence, as well as a potential recruiting opportunity.  We have lowered the minumum age 11 to

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    SMAC Summer Classic

    Racers –

    My apologies for the extremely late posting and recap.  Attached are results from the SMAC Summer Classic in Waynesboro, VA the last week in June.  Our Racers had a great showing with 18 athletes competing over the three days - our largest turn-out in several years…

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    Age Group Champs Results

    Racers -

    Please join in congratulating Devin Naoroz on a fantastic Long Course Age Group Championship Meet two weeks ago in Christiansburg, VA!!  Devin competed in eight (8) individual events, making it back to Finals in all but one (1) of his events.  The Finals heats are comprised of the Top 16…

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    Volunteer Opportunities

    Richmond City will hold its All-Metro Meet on Saturday, August 5th, 8:00am-12:00pm.  This is a great chance for Racers to support the City Parks and Rec Aquatics program with our presence, as well as a potential recruiting opportunity.  We are looking for 12 & over swimmers to volunteer as…

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    Congrats and summer practices

    Congratulations to all of the Racers who swam in summer swim champs this week!  So proud to see so many Racers swimming hard and fast, and representing our program so well.  Much of the interest we have gotten this summer has stemmed from how successful our swimmers have been this…

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    Annual Parent Meeting Minutes

    Attached you will find the minutes from our annual parent meeting, held last Wednesday, July 19th.  2017-18 Swimmer Registration was one of the biggest points of discussion.  To recap:

    • Registration for returning swimmers will be August 14th to 31st.  At minimum – please email intent to return
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    Racers recruiting table at JRAC - 7/26

    Racers will have a recruiting table setup INSIDE (in the break room, next to the front desk) at JRAC Champs - at the CSAC/SwimRVA/Poseidon Pool next week on Wednesday, July 26th.  If you will be there and can offer some time to help man the table and talk with…

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    2017-18 Officers Absentee Ballot

    It was great to see those of you who were able to attend last night's parent meeting.  In accordance with Racers organizational by-laws, the Richmond Racers Aquatics Club is holding Parent Advisory Group officer elections for the 2017-2018 term.  Please follow the link below to complete the absentee ballot by

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    Annual Parent Meeting - Wed at 5:30

    We hope to see many of you at our Annual Parent Meeting on Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30pm at Swansboro Gym (not the pool).

    At this very important annual meeting, we will:

    • Review the annual "State of the Racers";
    • Elect Board Members for our…
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    Annual Parent Meeting

    We hope to see many of you at our Annual Parent Meeting on Wednesday, July 19th at 5:30pm at Swansboro Gym (not the pool).

    At this very important annual meeting, we will:

    • Review the annual "State of the Racers";
    • Elect Board Members for our…
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    Practice Time Change

    Racers -

    Reminder, Today Monday 7/10/17 and Wed., 7/12/17, afternoon practice is from 5:00 to 6:00 to accommodate City Parks and Rec. swim lessons at Swansboro.  Tues. and Thursday resume regular afternoon hours 5:30 to 7:00.

    This same schedule will repeat next week. 7/17/17 and 7/19/17. 

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    Practice Notice

    Racers -

    Please accept an apology to anyone who showed up to Swansboro today, Thurs. 7/6/17, and found us unable to practice.  I am just learning the lifeguard on-duty had an emergency and had to close the facility as he was the only staff on-duty and cannot leave…

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    Annual Parent Meeting

    Racers -

    All families interested in returning to our Richmond Racers next season, Please mark you calendars with this important date:

    • Wed, July 19th, 5:30 PM at Swansboro Pool or Gym (TBD) - Annual Parent Meeting.

    At this very important annual meeting…

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    July 4th Holiday

    Racers -

    Swansboro pool will be closed next Monday and Tuesday, July 3rd and 4th, as the City is closed for the Independence Day holiday.  No practice these days.  Enjoy your break.  We will resume on Wed. July 5th same times AM and PM. 

    Have a…

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    AM practice tomorrow is on

    Coach Wells is available and will host morning practice tomorrow - Friday, June 23rd, 7:30-9:00am.  Sorry for the confusion.

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    No practice today, 6/19

    Today's practice is cancelled ... we have just been informed that the City of Richmond will close Swansboro Pool at 5pm today due to the storms that the Richmond area is expecting to get this evening.  Thanks.

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    Summer Practice Schedule Begins Today

    Good Morning Racers -

    With the academic year over, we start our summer practice schedule today, Monday, June 19th.

    • 7:30 - 9:00 AM at Swansboro wiht Coaches Mike and Wells
    • 5:30 to 7:00 with Coaches Casi and Wells.
    • Also, Coach Chris will join…
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    Today's practice

    Coach Wells is not going to be able to get to practice until around 5pm this evening.  Thanks in advance for your patience, if you arrive at our regular start time of 4:30, or enjoy the extra time before getting to practice.

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    Bacon Festival

    Racers -

    The first of several outdoor festivals sponsored by Enrichmond,our 501(c)(3) umbrella organization, will occur next Sunday, September 18th on Broad St. in the vicinity of the 17th St. Farmers Market. 

    https://enrichmond.org/events/bacon-festival/

    Our Racer parents have traditionally volunteered on the "Brew Crew' for…

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    Friday Practice

    Racers -

    Practice is ON for today, Friday, 6/9/17, at 4:30 with coaches Chris and Wells.  Please note we will need to end early at 5:45 as Swansboro is closing early to allow city lifeguards to attend a mandatory meeting off-site.  So be prepared to usher our swimmers along after…

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    TIDE Speedo Inv. Results

    Racers -

    Congratulations to our five (5) athletes who proudly represented the Racers last Saturday in VA Beach at the TIDE Speedo Invitational.  Results are attached and uploaded to the website.  Our Racers held their own against several strong Tidewater teams who we typically see only at larger regional meets.  In particular:

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    Correction - Practice is ON

    My apologies to all - Practice is ON - weather pending.

    Coach Wells has rearranged his schedule to accomodate and substitute.

    Thanks Coach Wells!

    Sorry for the confusion.

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    Monday Practice CANCELLED

    Racers -

    Apologies for the late notice here on Monday afternoon.  Coach Mike is in Norfolk today for his son's HS graduation.  Coach Casi was covering for Mike , but has gone home from work today with a fever.

    Under these circumstances, we regret to have…

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    Summer Practice Hours

    Racers -

    Beginning Monday, June 19th (once public schools are out for the summer) we will begin our summer practice schedule continuing through the month of July.  Note all practices will be at Swansboro Pool,  Unfortunately the available schedule for Randolph Pool did not suit our schedule.

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    Friday Practice

    Since we haven't had a "normal" Friday in several weeks, we would like to confirm that Coaches Chris and Wells will hold a regular practice tomorrow - Friday, June 2nd from 4:30-6:00pm.  Thanks.

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    Results Posted - River City Open

    Racers –

    Congratulations to all Racers who competed in our first Long Course meet of the season, the River City Open at CSAC!  We are so encouraged to see our long course participation numbers up, with over 20 Racers competing in this make-up meet.  Overall our team did…

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    2016-17 Short Course Top 10

    With our 2016-17 Short Course season in the books, Congratulations to the following Racers who broke into or moved up the Racer Top 10 All Time Swims.  The new Top 10 is posted to the website, upper left corner under “Links”.  In addition to these athletes, many others held their…

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    2016-17 Racer Awards

    Racers -

    We were excited to see so many families out for our annual awards picnic last Sunday at Forest Hill Park.  For those that were unable to be with us, please join in recognizing the following awardees for their 2016-17 achievments:

    Most Dedicated  
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    No practice Friday or Monday

    In observance of Memorial Day weekend, Racers will not have practice this Friday, May 26th or Monday, May 29th.  We wish everyone a safe and fun holiday.

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    Swim Meet Update

    Attn: all Racers registered for the Superhero Showdown at CSAC, June 3-4 -

    It has happened again - We regret to announce we were informed yesterday that the Racers did not get into this scheduled meet.  Despite Teresa's diligent work with our entries and timely submittal more than…

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    Friday Swim Clinic - Free-style flip turns

    This Friday's clinics will focus on free-style flip turns.  This is great opportunity for our younger swimmers who are aging up and will be swimming 50's for the first time this summer.  Also great for older swimming who would like to refine their turns.  Please click the link below to sign-up…

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    Friday Swim Clinic - Butterfly

    This week's Friday clinic will focus on butterfly.  Please click the link below for more details and to sign your swimmer up.

    www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0A4BA9A923A64-friday9

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    Awards Banquet

    Racers -

    Please find this reminder, if you have not RSVP'ed for our upcoming awards banquet, please visit the Evite link below and let us know.  We hope to hear from everyone by Wed. May 10th that we can get our final headcount to the caterer.

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    2nd Call - Swim Clinic

    Racers -

    Coach Eli will also be helping with Friday's Backstroke Clinic.  We have added a total of up to 25 spots for each session. 

    Anyone who has not signed up and wants in, please visit the Signup Genius.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba9a923a64-friday8

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    Friday Swim Clinics

    Racers -

    Throughout the month of May, we will host swim clinics on Friday afternoons during our normal practice times.  Our Long Course season is underway and Summer Swim is just around the corner.  This month each clinic will focus on a stroke and turns for that stroke. …

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    Flip Flops

    Racers -

    A pair of flip flops, lime green Adidas, older kid, small adult size was left in our bleacher area at the the swim meet on Friday night at CSAC.  We have them whoever can claim them.  Teresa or I can bring to practice one day this…

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    No Practice Today

    Racers -

    There is no practice today, Friday, April 28th.  Due to our Rec Meet this evening at CSAC and our coaches traveling to Charlotte for their clinic, we will not have a coach available for swim practice this afternoon.

    See you all next week, and…

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    Coaching Clinic

    Racers -

    As a result of the feedback received from our Racer Parent Survey, the Board has voted to send three (3) of our coaches: Casi, Eli, and Chris, to a US Swimming Regional Coaches Clinic in Charlotte, NC.  Begining this Friday evening, our Racer coaches will experience three (3)…

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    NO practice Tuesday or Thursday

    We have received notice from the City that Swansboro Pool will NOT be available for our use on Tuesday, 4/18, and Thursday, 4/20, as their human resources department will be conducting lifeguard evaluations.  We apologize for the late notice and inconvenience, and thank you in advance for your understanding.

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    Awards Banquet: Sun, May 21st

    Please mark your calendars and save the date of Sunday, May 21st from 4:30-6:30pm for the Racers Spring Awards Banquet.  We hope everyone will be able to join us for a catered dinner and for some special time to recognize our hard-working swimmers.  More details, like location, to follow soon, but we…

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    Summer Swim Camp at VT

    We want to let you know about an opportunity for summer swim camps through Virginia Tech.  Attached is an information flyer or you can visit www.mandoswimcamp.com for additional details.

    The camps offered are: June 18-22 Strokes/Mechanics and July 9-12 Sprinting/Racing.  They are open to all athletes 3rd grade through rising

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    Summer Swim Camps at VT

    We want to let you know about an opportunity for summer swim camps through Virginia Tech.  Attached is an information flyer or you can visit www.mandoswimcamp.com for additional details.

    The camps offered are: June 18-22 Strokes/Mechanics and July 9-12 Sprinting/Racing.  They are open to all athletes 3rd grade

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    Parent Survey Results

    Racers –

    Thank you to all who responded to our inaugural parent survey solicited back in January.  Our Board has finally had an opportunity to compile and discuss the extremely helpful results.  Your input is valuable in helping us steer our club in providing the best year-round swim…

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    Team Day at Kings Dominion: Sat, 4/29

    The 2017 Virginia Swimming Award Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Kings Dominion, and all Richmond Racers, along with their families, are invited to spend a fun day at the park (open 10am-10pm) at a discounted price to celebrate the 2016-2017 long and short course seasons

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    Practice schedule for next week

    While RPS is closed for Spring Break next week, Racers practice days and times will be held as usual Monday through Thursday.  Friday, April 14th, the Swansboro Pool will be closed for Good Friday.  Please note, the City of Richmond will be conducting their lifeguard training, including both in-pool and classroom exercises during the

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    Age Group Champs Results

    Racers –

    Many of you know that the VA Swimming Age Group Championships were held in Christiansburg, VA two (2) weekends ago.  This is a time-qualifying meet, bringing together the top swimmers from across the state to compete for the best-of-the-best in each event.  Our Racers were proud…

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    Team Day at Kings Dominion: Sat, 4/29

    The 2017 Virginia Swimming Award Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 29th at Kings Dominion, and all Richmond Racers, along with their families, are invited to spend a fun day at the park (open 10am-10pm) at a discounted price to celebrate the 2016-2017 long and short course seasons…

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    Patty's Day Gold Cup Results

    Racers -

    A special shout out to all of our competing Racers and parent volunteers who participated in last Friday's Gold Cup at CSAC.  The competition has heated up, with Burkwood bringing many of its High School swimmers with the school swim season now over.  While we lack swimmers in this…

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    Chipotle Fundraising Reults

    Racers - 

    After a few administrative hurdles to ensure our team received the proper credit, I am very pleased to finally report the results of our last Chipotle Night in January.  Thanks to all who came out and supported our Racer team.  We earned an amazing total of $933.83

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    No practice Friday, 3/17

    Racers will not have practice tomorrow - Friday, March 17th, as the coaches will be with our swimmers at the Friday Fun Meet.

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    Jason's Deli Fundraiser: Thurs, 3/16

    Skip cooking and cleaning up on Thursday.  We hope everyone will come out for our fundraising event at Jason’s Deli, located at 7115 Forest Hill Avenue on Thursday, March 16th 5:00-10:00pm. When you purchase your meal, mention that you are with "Richmond Racers" and follow the restaurant's instructions, and

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    Swansboro Pool

    Racers -

    All who have not reviewed the local news, the administration and staff at Swansboro Pool had the unfortunate experience of responding to a drowning at the pool yesterday morning.  An 84-yr old male was rescued from the deep end of the pool during the open swim period…

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    Practice Cancelled - Thursday 3/9/17

    Racers -

    Please note that practice is cancelled today, Thursday, 3/9/17.  The Swansboro Pool is closed for the remainder of the day due to an incident at the facility earlier today.  Practice will resume tomorrow, Friday, unless further notification is received.  Your patience with the City Aquatics Dept is…

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    St. Patty's Day Gold Cup

    Racers -

    Mark your calendars, March 17th, for the next Friday Fun Meet, the St. Patty's Day Gold Cup, at CSAC Posiedon Pool.  This is the 2nd to last recreational meet.  Anyone who has not been out for one of these Friday meets, we encourage you to check out…

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    New Assistant Coach

    Good Morning Racers -

    Please join me in welcoming Wells Bridgforth to the Racers as another Assistant Coach.  Beginning today, Wells will be helping us on Mondays, Wednesdays, and an occasional Friday to help bridge the time conflicts Coaches Eli and Chis have been juggling.  Furthermore, Coach Casi is…

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    Champs Meet Results

    All I can say is "Wow"!  The last 2 Champs weekends have been amazing!  Our swimmers should be proud of all the hard work they have put in over the season, resulting in so many personal bests swum and new time standards earned.  All of our swimmers deserve a review of…

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    Friday Practice 3-3-17

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    This coming Friday, 3/3/17, we are limited to one (1) available coach.  Coach Chris will host a regular practice session on Friday, 4:30 to 6:00; however the later session (5:30 to 7:00) will be cancelled. 

    Anyone routinely attending the later practice, please come early…

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    2017 Long Course Schedule

    Racer Families -

    With our Short Course Season winding down in a few weeks, we are happy to announce our Long Course Season with US Swimming.  For your summer vacation planning schedule, the team will be swimming the following weekend meets:

    • May 6-7:  BASS Invitational at…
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    Severe Storm Warnings

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    The City has advised us of te severe storm warnings anticipated in the Richmond area after 4:00 PM today.  With this timin, we are likely unable to get out another message shoudl the pool close.

    All use your best judgement this afternoon and stay…

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    Thurs, 3/16 - Fundraising Event at Jason's Deli

    Jason’s Deli on Forest Hill Avenue has approved a fundraising event for Racers on Thursday, March 16th 5:00-10:00pm.  Please note: This event will only happen if at least 20 commitments to eat are made by Monday, March 13th.  So, please click the link below to RSVP and then spread

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    Thurs, 3/16 - Fundraising Event at Jason

    Jason’s Deli on Forest Hill has approved a fundraising event for Racers on Thursday, March 16th 5:00-10:00pm.  Please note: This event will only happen if at least 20 commitments to eat are made by Monday, March 13th.  So, please click the link below to RSVP and then spread the

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    No practice Friday, 2/24

    Racers will not have practice tomorrow (Friday, Feb 24th) as the coaches will be at the Mardi Gras Madness fun meet and at the 13&over champs at BMAC.  Good luck to all Racers competing this weekend!

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    No Practice Friday or Monday

    Due to the 9-12 Champs meet, Racers will not have practice tomorrow (Fri, Feb 17th).  And Swansboro Pool is closed in City observed holiday (Washington's Birthday), so we there will be no practice on Monday, Feb 20th either. 

    Good luck to all of our swimmers participating in this weekend's…

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    Mardi Gras Madness - Fri, Feb 24th

    There are only two fun meets remaining this season, and the next one is scheduled for Friday, February 24th at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center/Poseidon Pool/SwimRVA (located at 5050 Ridgedale Parkway).  Warm-ups begin at 6pm, and the meets start at 6:30pm (and should be done by 8:30pm).  These meets are…

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    8 & Under District Champs Results

    Congratulations to all of our 8 & Under Racers who competed in this past weekend’s District Champs at NOVA.  We had a respectable showing with a total 9 of our youngest Racers competing over the 2 days.  Special recognition to Maxine and Maisey Batten, who competed in their 1st US…

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    Good Luck Racers

    A "Shout Out" to all of our 8 & Under Racers competing in tomorrow's District Champs Meet at NOVA!!

    Swim your best, be Racer proud, and most of all - Have Fun!

    We'll be cheering you all on.

    GO RACERS !!!

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    Friday Butterfly Clinic

    The Racers will again hold a clinic this Friday, February 10th from 5:30-7:00pm, after a regular 4:30-5:30 practice for all practice groups.  This week's clinic will focus on Butterfly, and below is a link to the sign-up genius for the clinic.  If you participated in last week's clinic, we ask…

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    Friday Breaststoke Clinic

    There are now 4 available slots for silver and above swimmers who would like to participate in tonight's 5:30-7pm breaststroke clinic.  Please follow this link to sign-up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba9a923a64-friday3.

    Again, please note, the clinic will take place after a normal 4:30-5:30pm practice for all practice groups.

     

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    Friday practice and clinic

    Just wanted to clarify that Racers will have a regular practice for all practice levels 4:30-5:30pm tomorrow - Friday, Feb 3rd.  Then we will have the breaststroke clinic 5:30-7pm.  Sorry for any confusion.

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    Friday Breaststoke Clinic

    Wow, what a great response we have gotten for Friday's Breaststroke Clinic.  Currently, we are at capacity for the Silver and above practice group, but there are still 5 spots available for the Blue/Green group.  If you are interested in adding your swimmer to the wait list, which will we…

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    New Racers Top 10 All Time

    Racers -

    Sorry that it has been some time and so many meets have gone by already this year, but I have taken a pause to aggregate a new Racers Top 10 Short Course Times of all time.  With only one (1) more short course meet to go this…

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    Friday Breaststoke Clinic

    Below you will find a link for the sign-up genius that I created for the breaststroke clinic - this Friday, Feb 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00.  Sophie Swoboda, former Richmond Racer and now an elite, Sr. swimmer at NOVA will be with us a few Fridays in February. Open on a first come first serve basis…

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    Friday Clinic

    Racers -

    We have coordinated another swim clinic for this coming Friday, Feb 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00.  Sophie Swoboda, former Richmond Racer and now an elite, Sr. swimmer at NOVA will be with us a few Fridays in February. Open to 1st come first served.  This Friday will be…

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    Wednesday Practice Change

    Racers -

    Coach Mike will be out of-town tomorrow with his son Matt for college football National Signing Day.  Practice schedule is adjusted slightly to allow our other coaches time to get to Swansboro and cover.

    • Green - Regular practice schedule at 4:30 to 5:30 with Coach…
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    Meet Results: Burkwood Snow Ball

    Racers -

    Find the attached results for last Friday night's fun meet, the Snow Ball, at Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club.  Our Racers had a small showing, but ruled the podium in most events.  Several Racer families participated in their first meet of the season and experienced the…

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    Coaching Update

    Racers -

    Since our return from the holiday break I am remiss in announcing that Coach Eli has returned to college this semester, taking classes at Thomas Nelson, and playing baseball for the Thomas Nelson Gators.  Accordingly he will be with us on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays only.

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    Meet Results - Jumpin January

    Again - Apologies for this late posting of results.  Early January offered another local meet for our BB+ Racers and opportunities to break those A time standards and to qualify for Age Group Champs in Christiansburg later this March.  We have several qualified to date with many others on the doorstep.  One…

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    Meet Results - SEVA '16

    Racers -

    My sincere apologies for such late recognition of our December Christmas Champs Meet at Ft. Eustis.  The results are attached and posted to the website.  The Racers were proud to send 13 BB+ swimmers to this regional champs meet at Ft. Eustis over the holiday.  This a fantastically…

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    No Friday Practice

    Our coaches will be with the swimmers participating in the Snowball Swim Meet at Burkewood tomorrow (Friday, Jan 28th), so Racers will not have practice.  

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    Polar Plunge Meet Results

    Racers -

    The results of this past weekend's Polar Plunge at CSAC are attached and also posted to our website.  We had a great turnout, with close to 40 Racers competing over all sessions.  Several Racers competed in their first US Swim meet.  Check out all the ribbons…

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    Racers Parent Survey

    Thank you to all of you who have completed the Parent Survey that the Racers' Board created in an effort to gather important feedback for our program.  As a parent-run organization, your feedback is vital to our continued success, and we really would love to get as much feedback as…

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    Racers Parent Survey - we want to hear from you!

    As we begin a new year and approach the end of the short course season, the Racers' Board would like to have your feedback about our program. We have created a short survey to solicit feedback in different areas and ask that you please take a few minutes to complete

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    Chipotle Night

    To all of our fantastic female Racers -

    The mention of the Richmond Racers Male swim team is not intended as a slight or oversight of our female members.  Chipotle corporate policy allows only one (1) sponsored event per organization per year.  The Racers last event was held…

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    MLK Holiday and Chipotle Night

    Racers -

    A few last minute reminders.

    1. No Practice tomorrow, Monday, 1/16/17, all practice groups.  The Swansboro Pool is closed for the MLK Day Holiday.  Regular practice schedule will resume on Tuesday. 
    2. This coming Tuesday, 1/17/17, is our fundraiser night at Chipotle in
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    Yes, we will practice today

    Swansboro Pool is open today, so we will hold practice as usual for Reds, Golds, AG Golds and Seniors from 4:30-6:00pm.  Please use discretion when deciding whether or not to attend and caution should you decide to attend.  Thanks!

     

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    No practice today

    Due to weather conditions, Swansboro Pool is closed for the day, so we will not have practice today.  Thanks.

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    Fins

    Racers -

    We grabbed a pair of small, blue/orange swim fins (photo attached) yesterday after Wed. practice.  No name labeled on them.  If these look familiar, Teresa or I try to coordinate an exchange at practice.   

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    New Time Standards

    Racers -

    For all those interested, US Swim has implemented new time standards effective Jan. 1st, 2017.  These new standards raise the bar (if I might steal a line from track & field) for many popular events and competitive age groups.  To anyone this may have impacted for upcoming…

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    Snowball - Rec Meet

    Racers -

    Welcome back to the pool for 2017, we are excited to get underway with the new year of swimming.  Attached is the Meet Invitation for our next Friday Fun Meet, the Snowball hosted by Burkwood Aquatic Club.  This is the 3rd meet of six (6) competitions…

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    No Practice Today - Monday 1/2/17

    All -

    Today is the City of Richmond's New Year Holiday.  Swansboro Pool is closed.

    No practice today, Monday, 01/02/17.  Happy New Year! 

    We will resume our regular practice schedule and groups tomorrow, Tuesday, 01/03/17.

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    Tomorrow's practice is 4:30-6pm

    Swansboro Pool will be open tomorrow (Friday, Dec 30), and Racers will have practice from 4:30-6:00pm for all practice groups.  

    We wish all a safe and happy New Years!

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    This week's backstroke clinics

    This week's backstroke clinics - Tuesday, 12/20, and Thursday, 12.22, 6-7pm are open on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Please follow this link to sign up your swimmer(s): http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4ba9a923a64-swim

    Also, as a reminder, we will hold normal practices this week, Monday, 12/19 - Thursday, 12/22.

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    Another Chipotle Night

    Racers -

    We are very excited to announce that based on our outstanding success with previous fundraisers, The Racers have been offered another friends and family night date with Chipotle in Carytown.

    Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 17th, 5:00 to 9:00 at the same Carytown Chipotle location: …

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    Butterfly Clinic Today

    Racers -

    A reminder from guest coach Mike Dolan, who will be conducting today's butterfly clinic,

    Anyone participating in the clinic, please bring your swim fins or be prepared to borrow fins from our on-deck supply. 

    Thanks - Scott

    See you all…

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    Holiday Party

    Racers -

    Reminder, we are hosting our annual Holiday Party at Lewis Ginter Rec. Association this coming Saturday, 12/17/16 from 5:00 to 7:00.  Below again is the link to the Evite.  If you have already replied, we will see you there.  If only seeing this for the first…

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    Meet Results: Fun Meet Holiday Classic

    Racers -

    Congratulations to all of our Racers who competed in Friday's Fun Meet, the Holiday Classic at BAC.  We had a small showing due to many other conflicts, but our participating Racers made a competitive statement for all of us.  Attached are the results.  You may also find them posted…

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    Holiday Practice Schedule and Butterfly Swim Clinics

    Racers will hold regular practices Mon, Dec 19 - Thurs, Dec 22 and Tues, Dec 27 - Fri, Dec 30.  Then, we will start back up on Tues, Jan 3 in 2017.

    Also, this week's Tuesday and Thursday butterfly clinics are open to all on a first-come, first-serve basis…

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    No practice today

    Just wanted to remind everyone that there will be no practice tonight as our coaches will be at the Friday Fun Meet at Burkwood.

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    Swim Clinic Update

    Racers -

     

    I am very excited to announce that we have secured the expertise of Coach Mike Dolan to conduct each of our remaining swim clinics: Butterfly on Dec. 11th and 13th; and Backstroke on Dec. 20th and 22nd.  6:00 to 7:00.

    Mike swam collegiately…

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    Racer Embroidery

    Racers -

    Its not too late to personalize any gear (e.g., bags, sweats, parkas, etc) for your Racer swimmer this Christmas season.  The team has commissioned team parents George and Stephanie Moore to digitize our logo in both a large and small print, readily available for application on…

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    Friday Fun meet - volunteer invite

    If you plan to attend Friday night's fun meet at Burkwood in Mechanicsville, please consider volunteering.  Many of our usual and experienced volunteers will be away at the FT. Eustis meet on Friday and cannot participate.  We will be looking for several new Racers to step up and get involved

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    Winter Classic Rec Meet Signups

    All -

    Our next Friday Fun Meet is this coming Friday, December 9th at Burkwood Swim and Racquet Club.  A meet invitation is attached and also posted to the website under the Swim Meet tab.  I just received this meet file, so we are scrambling urgently to get our entries pulled…

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    Tuesday's breaststroke clinic

    We are now opening up this Tuesday's (12/6) 6-7pm breaststroke clinic on a first-come, first-serve basis.  There are 6 spots left in the 9 & under group, and 11 spots available in the 10 & over group.

    Please follow this link to sign up: www.SignUpGenius.com/go/20F0A4BA9A923A64-swim

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    Swim Clinics

    Racers are excited to announce that we will hold a skills/technique clinic each week for the next three weeks. 

    We will offer a clinic on Tuesdays from 6-7pm, to a mix of 9 & unders and 10 & overs, and on Thursdays from 6-7pm, to a smaller mixed age group (because we only have 1 coach to…

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    Meet Ribbons

    Just a reminder ... there is a ribbon/award box located on the table at the far end of the pool, and individual envelopes for each family are organized alphabetically.  Ribbons/awards for anyone who has participated in a US meet (not recreational meet) and placed will be distributed to this box for…

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    Turkey Classic Results

    Racers -

    Hoping everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family.  I am happy to compile and announce the results from the 2016 BASS Turkey Classic we competed in just before the break.  This was a very large and competitive meet, featuring many teams from the…

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    NO practice Wednesday

    Very sorry for the late notice, but we have received word from the City that Mayor Jones has declared tomorrow (Wed, Nov 23rd) a half day holiday, so Swansboro Pool will close at noon and will not be available to Racers for practice.  Swansboro will reopen on Mon, Nov 28th…

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    Practices this week

    Racers will hold normal practices today (Monday), Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.  There will be no practice on Thursday or Friday.  Hope everyone has a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

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    Autumn Splash Results

    Racers -

    I am happy to finally compile results from the last US Meet, the Autumn Splash at CSAC.  We had an awesome meet.  With our Racers winning the majority of their heats, I was proud to have several host parents taking notice and asking about our growing…

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    Cider Celebration Brew Crew

    Please join the team in a special recognition to the following Racer parents who volunteered at this past weekend's Cider Celebration at the 17th St. Farmer Market. 

    • Dan Kane
    • The Kelleys
    • Anya Barlow
    • Inga Carr
    • Jeff Wilson
    • Meghan Downing, and
    • Debbie…
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    Racer Apparel is IN

    Racers -

    We are happy to announce that our Racer team apparel is back from our vendor.  Anyone who ordered other apparel can meet Mary Caramucci at the pool tomorrow, Tues. or Wed. to pick up their order. 

    Or you may make other arrangements by contacting Mary…

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    No practice today

    Swansboro Pool is closed today, in observance of Veterans' Day, so Racers will not have practice.

    Also, a reminder that the balance of fees are due on November 30th; we will be collecting payments the week after Thanksgiving.

    Happy Friday and hope everyone has a great weekend.

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    Swim Swam

    Racers -

    I ran across this helpful online website today.  Many helpful training tips, technique videos, and engaging topics on the ""Lifestyle" tab.  Just passing along to share with your athletes and to help us parents navigate the competitve sport of swimming.

    https://swimswam.com/

    Enjoy!

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    Cider Celebration Volunteers

    Racers -

    This is a last call for any volunteers able to help work beverage trucks/tents at this weekend's Cider Celebration, Saturday 11/12 from 1:00 to 5:00 at the 17th St. Farmers Market.  Please reply ASAP anyone who wants to help, so that I can get us registered in time. …

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    Practices this week

    Swansboro Pool will be OPEN tomorrow - Election Day, and Racers will have normal practices.  However, please note, Swansboro Elementary is used as a polling location so it will be busy and finding parking may be difficult.  Please factor in extra time to get there, to find parking and…

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    No practices today

    The City just emailed to say Swansboro Pool will be closed today due to a mechanical issue.  The issue should be resolved before practices tomorrow - Tuesday.  Happy Halloween!

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    Ghoul in the Pool Results

    Good morning Racers -

    Thanks to everyone who participated in our first Friday Fun Meet of the season this past Friday at CSAC.  I hope all of our swimmers had fun competing, and our new families got a flavor of what these meets are all about.  Lets talk…

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    Monday's Practice

    Racers will hold normal practice for greens, blues and silvers tomorrow as usual from 4:30-5:30.  But, we will NOT have our normal 5:30-7 practice as we want to give all of our families the opportunity to go trick-or-treating if you so desire.  Sorry for the late notice!  Hope everyone has…

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    Tonight's Fun Meet

    Attached you will find the heat sheet for tonight's meet.  See some of you all there very soon.  Thanks!

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    Ghoul in the Pool Heat Sheet
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    No Practice Friday

    There will no practices tomorrow - Friday Oct 28th, as all of our coaches will be attending the Fun Meet.

    For those of you who have swimmers participating in the Fun Meet, we still need 1 Clerk of Course and a few more timers.  Here's the link to the sign-up…

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    Updated Racer Top Ten

    Through our first two (2) meets of the 2016-17 short course season we are proud to welcome a number of new Racers to the All Time Top 10 Times List, and recognize some veteran Racers climbing the rankings.  An updated Top 10 report is posted in the Links section of…

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    Friday Fun meet - volunteer invite

    Please click the link below to access the sign-up genius for this Friday's Fun Meet, Ghoul in the Pool.  Reminder: parents who are not volunteering are not permitted on the pool deck at CSAC.  So, volunteering provides a great opportunity for you to be down where the action is and to watch…

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    Chipotle Fundraiser

    Thanks so much to everyone who came out to Chipotle last night for dinner!  The Racers earned $1,141.70, which is 50% of the sales we brought in.  Not as much money as we earned last year, but still pretty awesome, especially considering what we had to do to earn it -…

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    Meet Results

    Racers -

    Congratulations on a fantastic first meet involving our whole team this past weekend at NOVA.  We had a great showing from our many new families and the results are impressive with so many swimmers earning their first time standard cuts.  Attached is a summary ot results.  These are…

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    Friday Fun Meet

    Hi Racers,
    We are very excited for our first Fun Meet, "Ghoul in the Pool", which is scheduled for this Friday, Oct 28th at the Collegiate School Aquatics Center/SwimRVA/Poseidon Pool located at 5050 Ridgedale Pkwy.  Our 20-min warm up starts at 6pm, and the meet will start at 6:30pm,

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    Racers Apparel

    Anyone who hasn't already placed an order for Racers Apparel and would like to, you still have a chance.  Dave Washburn will be at Swansboro TODAY from 4:30-6pm for the final collection.  He will be placing all orders tomorrow.  Catalog is attached.  Thanks.

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    Catalog 2016-17
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    Fundraisers

    From Kinsey Thomas:

    Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond my control (a carpool fell through!) I am unable to be at the pool this afternoon (Monday) with the India Hicks fundraiser.   I will bring the collection to the pool on next Monday, 11/2.  If anyone is interested in shopping…

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    Chipotle Fundraiser: Tues, 10/25 5-9pm

    Our Chipotle fundraiser is next week - on Tuesday, Oct. 25th at the Nansemond St. location in Carytown.  Please spread the word to friends and family so we get as many supporters there as we can.  Our team will earn 50% of all register sales between 5:00 and 9:00 PM

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    Code of Conduct

    RVA Racer Families,

    Attached is the Code of Conduct that was distributed a few weeks ago. Please ensure that you review the Code with your athlete and cover any questions that might arise. Since our season kicked off and we have another meet coming up this weekend, it…

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    Code of Conduct

    RVA Racer Families,

    Attached is the Code of Conduct that was distributed a few weeks ago. Please ensure that you review the Code with your athlete and cover any questions that might arise. Since our season kicked off and we have another meet coming up this weekend, it…

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    Team T-shirts are in

    I apologize for the confusion ... the earlier email indicating ordered apparel items are in and available for pick-up is not correct.  Rather, team t-shirts are being passed out this week.

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    Team apparel is in

    If you ordered team apparel, the items are in.  Please see Dave Washburn at the entrance of Swansboro Pool ... he will be handing them out today, Wednesday or Thursday.  Any questions, please email Dave at Davekwashburn@gmail.com.  Thanks!

     

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    Women's Locker Room - closed for painting

    Hey Team,

    The City has informed us that beginning Monday, October 17th, the women’s locker room at Swansboro Pool will be unavailable for use as painters will be onsite to redo the floors in the locker room to prevent future peeling.  Painting may take a few days to

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    757 IMR/IMX Meet Results

    Racers -

    WOW - What a way to kick off our 2016-17 season !!  Our veteran Racers had a great meet last weekend at the Inaugural IMR/IMX meet hosted by the 757 Team at CSAC.  A total of 15 Racers competed with 10 swimmers earning new time standards in…

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    another fundraising opportunity

    Hello team, 

    India Hicks lifestyle brand, a line of distinguished and elegant accessories, promotes giving back to organizations around the U.S.  I am an India Hicks ambassador, and as we are beginning to think about gift-giving, please consider “giving and getting”.  India calls her parties Get Togethers, and…

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    Fundraising Opportunitites

    Racers -

    Please find this reminder that we will NOT be participating in this weekend's Kickin' Chickin Festival, 10/16/16, at the 17th St. Farmers Market.  Anyone who offered to volunteer, thank you, but we have decided to pass on this opportunity due to a limited response.

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    Swim Fins

    Just wanted to remind everyone that the coaches have asked that all swimmers start bringing swim fins to every practice, beginning tomorrow - Monday, Oct 10th.

    Thanks!

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    Locker rooms - new procedure

    Great news ... After some additional discussions with the City regarding locker room safety, they have agreed to allow the doors to the locker rooms in the entry hallway to be locked during the hours that Racers are using the pool, effective immediately.  This means that anyone wanting to access

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    NOVA Halloween Haunt Meet, Oct 21-23

    Attached is the eligibility report and the meet invite for the NOVA Halloween Haunt Meet, which takes place at NOVA on October 21-23.  Please respond to Teresa at richmondracersmeetmanager@gmail.com with your meet entries by Saturday, October 8th before 7:00 pm.

    Please include swimmer name, event number and description of event. …

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    Friday's practice

    Racers -

    Due to a schedule conflict, our practice this Friday will be limited to just one (1) coach, Coach Chris.  Accordingly, we must limit participation at this practice to only those swimmers participating in this weekend's US Swim meet at CSAC.  We hope to get one final practice in before…

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    Locker Rooms

    We wanted to let you all know that unfortunately, a phone was stolen from the boys locker room during Monday evening's practice.  As a reminder, the City mandates that all doors, including those to the locker rooms from the hallways, remain unlocked as the pool is a public space and

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    Fundraising Opportunities

    Racers -

    As mentioned at our Pep Rally picnic, several fundraising opportunities for our team are fast approaching:

    • Sunday Oct 16th - Kickin' Chickin Festival at 17th St Farmers Market.  Working beer trucks.  Shifts 10:00 to 2:00 or 2:00 to 6:00.
    • Saturday Nov…

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    Team Suits - Ready for Pick Up

    If you purchased a team suit from NOVA on our fitting days, they are ready for pick up at the NOVA Swim Shop.  Thanks!

     

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    Practices today

    With storms on the way, we recommend using your judgment before heading over to Swansboro for practice.  Normally, we suggest calling Swansboro directly at 804-646-8088 but unfortunately, their phones are currently down so we are not able to reach the lifeguards on duty.  

    As a reminder of the pool's policy on 

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    Fundraiser Opportunities

    Good evening Racers -

    Thanks to everyone who came out to our Pep rally this evening and contributed so many delicious sides.  Judging the spirit around the park, I think everyone had a great time getting to know one another and getting our season kicked off with a…

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    Code of Conduct, Pep Rally and Team Suits

    Hello and happy Wednesday,

    I have 3 different things to share with you in this email:

    1. RVA Racers Code of Conduct - please see attached

    Over the next week, our swimmers will begin practice with a team meeting, led by Dave Naoroz, our Racer Safe Swim representative, to review the Racers

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    Racers Apparel - accepting orders

    Hello Racers Families and welcome to the Racers 2016-17 season.

    We will be accepting Racer Apparel orders on the days and times listed below.  Dave Washburn, Mary Caramucci or another volunteer will assist at the pool/table at the entrance. Samples will be available.

    Please print

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    back at Swansboro for practice

    Just wanted to remind everyone that we are back at Swansboro for practice as usual beginning today.

    Also, as it as been raining most of the day, thought you may want to know the pool's policy on thunder and lightening:  At any sign of thunder/lightning, no swimmers are…

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    SwimRVA's Big Bash Splash

    We hope you are considering attending SwimRVA's Big Splash Bash on Sat, Oct 1st at 6pm at the Tuckahoe Women's Club to support Robert Bobb, founder of Richmond Racers, and to have a great time celebrating aquatics in RVA.  Dress for the event is smart casual.

    The online link…

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    Racers - Facebook Group

    In an effort to utilize a private and secure means of communicating amongst Racer families, Racers has created a private Facebook page (thank you, Kim Washburn!): https://www.facebook.com/groups/1364597536883813/ (you may need to copy and paste this web address into your browser).  We encourage all families to request to join this

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    No practice Friday

    Just wanted to remind everyone that we will not practice tomorrow - Friday, Sept 16th.  And, good news - we will be back at Swansboro for practice as usual beginning Monday, Sept 19th.

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    Save the Date - Sun, Sept 25th

    The Racers will hold our annual Kick-off Pep Rally on Sunday, September 25th at Bryan Park from 4:00-6:00pm.  More details and a sign-up genius to follow, but for now please mark those calendars and save the date.

    Thanks!

     

     

     

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    Racers Apparel

    Dave Washburn and Mary Caramucci will be taking orders for team apparel over the next 2 weeks.  Please download, print and return the attached order forms or see one of them at the pool for an order form.  If you have any questions, please contact Dave or Mary at the email addresses

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    SwimRVA

    As Racers and swim fans, you may be interested to hear about SwimRVA's Inaugural Big Splash Bash, which will be held on Saturday, October 1, from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at the Tuckahoe Woman’s Club.  It is a gala designed to bring together a swimming community with a passion for sharing

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    New Parent Orientation Meeting

    All New Racer Parents -

    Our apologies for short notice, we would like to host a brief orientation meeting for our New Parents this Wed., 9/14/16, at 4:45 during practice at the CSAC facility.  We will gather in a section of the upstairs viewing platform.  We thought this might…

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    CSAC Location

    Racers -

    I mistakenly referenced Striker Park in yesterday's e-mail.  CSAC is located adjacent to the Kickers Ukrop Park on the South side of the river, not west end.  Address is: 5050 Ridgedale Parkway.

    Once in the facility, swimmers can continue straight across the lobby and…

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    Practice at CSAC Next Week

    Racers -

    Happy Sunday, I hope you all had a great weekend.  This is just a quick reminder that the Racers will be hosting our practices at the Collegiate Swim Aquatic Center (CSAC) or Poseidon Pool, located off Route 10 and Chippenham (150) adjacent to Striker Park.  We…

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    Welcome to the Racers

    Apparently one of the best kept secrets in Richmond is out - based on the churning water in our pool and so many new, excited faces on kids and parents.  Congratulations on finding and joining one of the hidden gems our City has to offer.  We are so excited to…

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    Temporary Practice Location Change

    Racers -

    Beginning next Monday, 9/12/16, all practices will be hosted at CSAC (Poseidon Pool) for the week while the Swansboro Pool undergoes its scheduled annual maintenance.  Please note, we are limited to one (1) practice session for ALL groups, 4:30 to 6:00.  The Board has arranged for…

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    Clinic Opportunity through Virginia Swimming

    Virginia Swimming has announced that Natalie Coughlin has once again agreed to be the presenter at their annual Athletes’ Clinic, which is scheduled for Sat, Sept 17th at Collegiate School Aquatic Center.  A flyer with all of the pertinent information as well as a registration form is attached to

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    Practice begins next week

    Hello and Happy Friday!  I just wanted to remind everyone that we will not have practice or assessments today.  We will begin our 2016-17 season with regular practice and open registration on Tuesday, Sept 6th.  

    Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!

     

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    Shokoe On the Halfshell

    Racers -

    Thanks to all who responded and volunteered for this fundraiser.  Unfortunately we were not quick enough in responding and all AM spots are full.  As of today, 5 spots remain for the afternoon shift 2:00 to 6:00.  I have heard from only 2 Racers so far…

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    Volunteers Wanted: Shokoe on the Halfshell

    Racers -

    Sign-ups are now open for BrewCrew volunteers supporting the next Enrichmond event - Shokoe on the Halfshell, Sunday September 11th at the 17th St. Farmers Market.  Again, we can earn $10/hr./head that volunteer.  Two (2) shifts are available at up to 11 people each shift -…

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    Racers Open Practice Next Week

    Hello, 

    I hope everyone is enjoying these final few days of summer ... hard to believe some children are already back in school and the rest will be heading back soon.  I wanted to remind you that Racers will hold open practices next week, Monday, Aug 29th -

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    BrewBQ

    A special shout out to all of our Racer volunteers at today's BrewBQ at the 17th Street Farmers Market.  For all that missed it - we had a blast.  With approx. 20 of the area's craft brewers represented, we had a blast pouring (and sampling) beers and engaging with a…

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    Swim Outlet Store is OPEN

    Racers -

    We are excited to announce that our team as opened a team store at SwimOutlet.com.  For all purchases made through our link, the team will earn a 10% cash return.  Please visit our website and shop the store located in the "Links" section at  the upper…

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    Members Meeting Minutes

    Thanks to all who made it our for last night's members meeting at SRA.  We had a good turnout and I am encouraged by the ongoing enthusiasm to grow and improve our team.  Understandably with growth we are facing some difficult challenges for some families until we can negotiate more…

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    Registration Update

    Racer Families -

    In effort to help our Board and Coaches plan for the approaching 2016-17 season, we are hoping to get a handle on our returning swimmer numbers.  We do look forward to seeing every one of you back at Labor Day.  However, any family/swimmer who has decided…

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    Parent Meeting Make-up Date

    Racers -

    A make-up meeting for our Annual Parent meeting which was canceled by the storm last month is rescheduled for:

    • Thursday afternoon, 8/11/16, at 5:30 at Southampton Pool. 

    Please join us on the grounds at Southampton where we have previously enjoyed…

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    Innaugural Hall of Inspiration

    Racers -

    I the event you missed this event or do not get the paper, attached is an article summarizing last week's ceremony for the inaugural class inducted into the VA Aquatics Hall of Inspiration at Swim RVA.  As 1 of 5 inductees, Mr. Robert Bob was recognized for his…

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    Aquatics Hall of Fame Induction

    Racers -

    I just received notice from Coach Mike that a former Racer and the son of former Richmond Mayor Robert Bob, who founded our Racer program with Mike, will  be inducted into the Aquatics Hall of Fame - recognized for career achievements in the sport of water…

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    Summer Awards Results

    Racers -

    Find the posting of results for our last meet of the year, last weekend's Long Course Summer Awards in Stafford, VA.  The Racers were represented by a small, but mighty crew of 6 athletes.  We are proud to report that 5 posted top times and new time standards. 

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    Subway Games Results

    Racers -

    Long overdue - I am happy to report results from last month's Subway Commonwealth Games in Waynesboro, VA.  We had an impressive showing of 17 swimmers, with 10 posting new time standards at the meet.

    New BB times:  Quinn Elder; Aaron Moore; Bryce Mortimer…

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    Thursday 7/28 - Last Practice Day

    Racers -

    Thursday AM practice is canceled.  The majority of our swimmers will be competing at the JRAC Summer Champs meet and Coach Mike will be with us to help with our recruiting tent. 

    Thursday PM practice is ON with Coach Casi and Coach Eli as normally…

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    JRAC Champs

    Racer Families -

    As mentioned, please visit this Signup Genius application to register your time at our JRAC Champs recruiting tent.

    Thanks for your recruiting efforts.

    http://www.signupgenius.com/go/409084bacaa23a57-racers/730407

    Scott

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    JRAC Champs Meet Recruiting

    Attn. all Racer JRAC Summer League Parents -

    Congratulations on another fun summer league season.  I can see by list of our Racers who have qualified for the JRAC Champs meet that the Racer experience has helped out a great number of our swimmers.  For anyone attending/competing in…

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    Parent Meeting Tonight

    Racer Families -

    Please find this reminder of our Annual Parent Meeting tonight, Tuesday, from 5:00 to 7:00 at the Swansboro Gym.  Our normal afternoon practice will be occurring at this time to keep our kids occupied during the meeting. 
     
    I am aware that most of our…

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    BrewBQ Festival

    Racers -

    We are still in need of volunteers to help work the upcoming BrewBQ festival at the 17th St. Farmers Market on Sunday August 21st.  Again, the Racers will receive $10/hr. for each man-hour worked.  We are asked to first fill a 2:00 to 6:00 PM time…

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    Annual Members Meeting

    Racer Parents -

    Please mark your calendars to attend our annual members meeting next Tuesday, 7/19/16, from 5:00 to approx. 7:00, at the Swansboro School gymnasium.  Afternoon practice will be in session, so bring the kids to practice to keep them occupied. 

    Again, this is an…

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    BrewBQ Volunteers

    Racers -

    Our available BrewBQ Volunteer shift is confirmed 2:00 to 6:00 PM, Sunday August 21st.  Once this afternoon shift is filled, we will also be able to fill AM shift 11:30 to 2:30 with other volunteers.  I have heard from only a few volunteers so far, and…

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    Annual Members Meeting

    Racers -

    Pursuant to our bylaws, the Richmond Racers will be holding our Annual Members Meeting at Swansboro Gym, Tuesday, July 19th, from 5:30 to approximately 7:00 PM, during afternoon practice.  This is a critical meeting for all as we wind down our 2015-16 season and prepare…

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    - BrewBQ

    Racers -

    Volunteer registration opened yesterday for the 5th annual BrewBQ Festival at the 17th St. Farmers Market.  This will occur on Sunday, August 21st.  We have an opportunity to work the beer trucks again, like the Bacon Festival, and earn $10/hr/person.  I am seeking clarification from organizers…

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    Olympic Trials - Take 2

    Racers -

    Sorry for misinformation the channels are NBC SportsNet (not CNBC) and NBC.  Below is a link to the broadcast schedule and other highlights in the US Swimming website.  Check this out too, they have some great tools and media to follow the events.

    http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2861&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

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    Olympic Trials

    Racers -

    I hope that everyone has a chance to catch some of the Olympic Swim Trials competition from Omaha over the next several days.  Stay tuned to CNBC at 7:00 and NBC Channel 12 at 8:00 PM nightly through July 3rd to catch some of the action.  The…

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    Final Long Course Meet

    Racers -

    Our final Long Course Meet will occur July 15th - 17th at the Jeff Rouse Aquatic Center in Stafford, VA.  This is the Summer Awards meet for our region.  All US swimmers are eligible to swim, in particular this is the last opportunity to make any…

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    New Practice Schedule Begins Today

    Racers -

    This is a reminder that beginning today our practice times have changed.  We started our morning practice sessions at Swansboro Pool this morning.  Coach Mike will be covering morning practices, M-F from 7:45 to 9:00.  We had a solid group of 7 kids this morning!

    Coach…

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    Swansboro Pool is OPEN

    All -

    Swansboro Pool has power and is currently open.  Practice will occur as planned pending any subsequent closure for the normal thunderstorm protocols.  Remember, swimmers must exit the water for a minimum of 30 min. following any observation of thunder of lightning in the area 

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    Trying link again

    Trying this again.  Here is JRAC link to the base page,  http://www.jracsummerswim.org/

    See the tab for Swim Dive results

     

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    What a difference winter swim makes ......

    Congratulations to all of our Racers across the JRAC league on a fantastic first swim meet!  A glance through the 1st week results finds so many of our kids posting Qualifying, Regular, X and XX times right out of the gates.  I was proud to see so many familiar Racer names winning a majority of events, and…

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    Bacon Festival Brew Crew

    Racers -

    The team extends our thanks to the following Racers families who worked the beer trucks this past Sunday at the 4th annual Bacon Festival at the 17th St. Farmers Market.  We logged a total of 47.5 hours at $10/hr. deposited directly to our Enrichmond operating account.  By…

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    Practice Today (6/13/16)

    URGENT -

    Sorry for the late notice - Coach Mike is attending a graduation ceremony for one of his sons this afternoon and cannot make the early practice.

    All swimmers usually attending the 4:30 practice - Please come to the 5:30 practice time and join this practice…

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    Practice Cancelled - Monday 6/6/16

    Racers -

    Sorry for such late notice.  Practice is canceled this afternoon, Monday, 6/6/16, for ALL practice groups.  The City is hosting the last of its summer lifeguard evaluation/tryouts today at Swansboro from 1:00 to 6:00 PM.   Please share and forward this message that all may be notified.

    Regular…

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    Summer Practice Schedule

    Racers -

    Hard to believe we are nearing the end of the school year and our respective Summer Swim teams are getting into full swing already.  As we have previously explained, our Racers team will continue to practice through the Summer (through July), all are encouraged to continue to…

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    For Bacon Festival Volunteers

    Racers -

    If you have not already heard from me and/or previously volunteered for this fundraising opportunity, Enrichmond is still seeking volunteers to work their beer trucks at the 4th annual Bacon Festival, Sunday June 12th at the 17th St. Farmers Market.  The Racers will receive $10/hr for…

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    Spring/Summer Apparel

    Racers -

    This is the last call for taking orders for our new Spring/Summer apparel.  We will be taking orders through next Tuesday, 6/7/16.  We must close on this date in order to receive our items in time for the Waynesboro meet.  Attached is the order form…

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    Calling Volunteers - Fundraising

    Racers -

    A follow-up to my fundraising message earlier this week.  I need to commit to Enrichmond today with the number of volunteers to assist with the 4th Annual Bacon Festival.

    When:  Sunday June 12th, 10:00 to 6:00

    Where: 17th St. Farmer's Market

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    Waynesboro Subway Games

    Racer Families -

    All who are planning to swim our next long course meet, the VA Subway Games, in Waynesboro, VA, June 24th -26th -

    Coach Mike advised me earlier this week that hotels in the area are already filing up, with the 2 closest by…

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    Fundraising Opportunity

    Racer Families -

    We have been approached by Enrichmond (our non-profit sponsor) about a fundraising opportunity to help work the upcoming 4th annual Bacon Festival, June 12th from 10:00 AM to 6:00.  They have offered that we could work 1 of 3 beer trucks during the event.  Our group would earn $10/hr. for…

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    No Practice Tuesday, 5/24/16

    Racers -

    Again, sorry for such late notice.  The City has postponed all aquatics programs at Swansboro from 4:00 to 8:00 tomorrow afternoon.  This includes our normal Racers practice 4:30 to 6:00.  No Practice tomorrow.  We will resume normal practice schedule again on Wednesday.

    Thanks -…

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    No Practice Tomorrow - Friday

    Racers -

    Apologies for the late notice, there will be NO afternoon practice tomorrow, Friday, 5/20/16.  All of our coaches have a conflict for this Friday session .  See you all again on Monday.

    Have a great weekend.

    Scott

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    Lost and Found

    Racers -

    Please see the following photos of items collected at the Friday Fun Meet and Banquet.  Reply if you recognize, I hope to be at the 4:30 practice today and can bring with me.

    • Pink goggles left at CSAC last Friday
    • Two (2)…
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    Spring/Summer Apparel Order

    Racers -

    A new Racer Team Apparel, featuring cool new Summer-weight items, is attached.  Dave Washburn and Mary Caramucci will be taking orders at the pool on Wed.'s and Thur's this week and next.  Also, order forms will be available at the picnic this weekend.  Samples of several…

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    No Practice this Friday

    Racers -

    With our final Friday Fun Meet occurring this Friday, 5/13/16, the team will NOT practice this Friday.  Both of our Friday coaches will be at the meet. 

    Enjoy your Friday night and weekend.  We will see everyone on Sunday at Bryan Park - 3:30 banquet.

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    Friday Fun Meet #4

    Racers -

    Our next Friday Fun Meet is fast approaching this Friday, 5/13/16, 6:00 at CSAC.  We have a small team of swimmers this meet (less than 20 committed to swim); therefore, we will be dependent on each of our participating parents to help run this meet.  Likewise…

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    Escrow Refunds

    Racers -

    Anyone that is not swimming Long Course, and/or would like a refund of their escrow account funds before our registration begins again in August, our Treasurer, Kay Marshall, will be available at this weekend's awards banquet to issue disbursement checks accordingly.  Please reply to this email and we will confirm your individual…

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    Exciting New Spring/Summer Apparel

    Racers -

    Just in time for Summer - check out our new apparel offerings to take us through the remainder of the season.

    • Mesh shorts
    • Performance tees and tanks
    • Cotton tanks, and
    • Another chance for the 2015-16 Racer T-shirt - in crisp summer…
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    Spring Splash Meet Reults Posted

    Racers –

    Sorry for such a long delay in posting these results from our first Long Course meet in last month.  But WOW! ... what fantastic results for our Racers.  Short Course prep is paying big dividends for our swimmers.  Our coaches are impressed with so many swimmers…

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    Awards Banquet

    Racers -

    Anyone who has not yet RSVP'ed, please disregard the invitation link posted to the website last week as the message forwarding has created some internal e-vite errors towards the headcount.  Please reply to the richmondracersmeetmanager.com invitation message or make your reply to the following link.  Doing so…

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    USA Swim Clinic and Olympic Athlete Meet/Greet

    Racers -

    VA Swimming has forwarded the following two (2) opportunities in May in Williamsburg to meet former US Olympian Tyler McGill and to train with some of the area's top college coaches (W&M, UVA, Va Tech, Columbia, and Auburn).  Space is limited so act fast if interested. …

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    - Save the Date

    Annual Swim Awards Banquet

    Mark you calendars for our Racers Annual Awards Picnic, Sunday, May 15th, 3:00 to 6:00ish at the picnic shelters at Bryan Park. All 2015-16 Racers are envcouraged to come.  We will be recognizing everyone who started the year with us, whether a regular meet participant…

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    Friday Swim Clinic

    As of this morning we have 17 athletes RSVP for this afternoon's clinic.  The following can be prepared to participate, listed in order of reply, let me know if anyone cant make it.  Also a few spots left for anyone who want in. 

    Ben
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    Friday Swim Clinic

    Racers -

    We are happy to report that Sophie Svoboda will join us at this Friday clinic to work with the Silver to Senior swimmers.  Accordingly we will bump participation up to 20 kids.  We have 10 respondents so far, so please reply if you wish to participate.  Based on…

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    VA Swimming All State Athlete

    Racers -

    Please give a hearty congratulations to Devin Naoroz (9-10 Division) who has received recognition from VA Swimming as an All State Swimmer for the 2015 Long Course/2016 Short Course Season.  This award goes to athletes 12 & Under with AAA times in a minimum two (2)…

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    Friday Swim Clinic

    Racers -

    A little late notice, but we will squeeze in another swim clinic this coming Friday night, 4/22/16 - Same time, 6:00 to 7:00, immediately after regular practice.  I have not heard confirmation from Sophie Svoboda yet, so we may be limited to one(1) instructor, Coach Eli.  Therefore, we…

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    Rec Meet #3 Results

    Racers -

    To everyone who participated in last Friday's Fun Meet at CSAC, a meet report of the results is attached and posted in the Swim Meet tab of the website.  Swim RVA is having difficulty downloading the electronic data, so I am unable to upload times to…

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    NOVA Short COurse Send-off Results

    Racers –

    Results of our final Short Course meet, the SC Send-Off at NOVA, are finally attached and posted to the website.  Our Racers had a great final meet for the season with many earning time standard cuts and podium places. 

    Highlights of the meet:

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    Practice Change Next Week

    Racers -

    The City of Richmond is hosting its final Lifeguard evaluations at Swansboro Pool next Tues. and Thurs., 4:00 to 8:00 PM.  Due to this conflict, the pool will be closed for practice on these days.  Practice will be hosted M/W/F only at usual times.  Our apologies…

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    Friday Fun Meet Update

    Racers -

    Note that Swim RVA will not have a Clerk Of Course set-up tonight.  We are all anticipating a rather small meet and fewer volunteers.  All who are swimming, please note what strokes you are swimming in advance:  We will record event, heat and lane with Sharpie…

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    Friday Fun Meet Participation

    Racers -

    We are sad to learn that Burkwood Swim Club will not be able to participate this coming Friday night due to some other conflict.  Swim RVA has solicited a few other clubs and is awaiting reply.  Thus this could mean a short, dual meet format between…

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    Kings Dominon Signup

    Racers -

    Below are names and # of tix requested for all who have relied to date.  If I have missed anyone or you are listed and cannot attend, please let me know today.  Anyone else who want to go, please let me know by 3:00 today.  Discounted…

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    Kings Dominion Day and Rec Meet Signups

    Racers -

    I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring Break this week!  A few reminders fro Monday, April 4th.

    • Anyone who wants to go to the VA Swimming Kings Dominion Day, I need to know your family and # of tickets by noon on Monday.  We…
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    Spring Break Schedule

    Racers -

    During Spring Break next week, 3/28/16 through 4/1/16, we will hold one (1) practice session open to all practice groups, 4:30 to 6:00, Monday through Friday. 

    Coaches Casi, Eli, and Lorenzo should each be on-deck during their normal scheduled practice days.

    Enjoy…

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    No Practice Today

    Racers -

    Swansboro Pool is closed today in observation of City-wide holiday for Good Friday.  No Practice today.

    Happy Easter all, enjoy a beautiful spring weekend with your families.

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    Friday Fun Meet #3

    Racers -

    The formal meet announcement for our next Friday Fun Meet is posted to the website.  Mark your calendars for Friday night, April 8th, from 6:00 - 8:00, at CSAC (Poseidon Pool).  Note:  our entries are due on April 4th (immediately after Spring Break). 

    Like…

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    Kings Dominion Day

    Racers - A friendly reminder to register for the Virginia Swimming 2016 Awards Event and Family Fun day at Kings Dominion.

    When:  Saturday, April 23rd

    Where:  Kings Dominion, Doswell VA  (10:30 AM to 10:00 PM)

    What:  VA Swimming has coordinated a special rate and…

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    Practice Schedule Update

    Racers -

    Note the following schedule updates at Swansboro Pool due to Easter and Spring Break schedules:

    • This Friday, 3/25/16 - NO PRACTICE. City-wide holiday for Good Friday.  Swansboro is closed.
    • Beginning week of 3/28 through 4/1 - Spring Break for RPS.  Swansboro is open. …
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    Friday Practice ON

    Racers -

    Practice is ON for all swimmers who are not swimming in today's US Swim meet at NOVA.  Coach Lorenzo will host this practice session at our regular time, 4:30 to 6:00 for all practice groups.  Furthermore, there will be no swim clinic scheduled for today.

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    Kings Dominion Day

    Racers -

    Virginia Swimming is happy to announce the details of its 2016 Awards Event and Family Fun day at Kings Dominion.

    When:  Saturday, April 23rd

    Where:  Kings Dominion, Doswell VA  (10:30 AM to 10:00 PM)

    What:  VA Swimming has coordinated a…

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    Rec Meets #3 and #4

    Racers -

    Mark your calendars for our next 2 recreational Friday Fun Meets:

    • Friday April 8th 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Easter Theme
    • Friday May 13th 6:00 to 8:00 PM - Summer Kick-off

    Locations TBD (either CSAC or Burkwood).  Stay tuned for…

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    Racers Awards Banquet

    Racers -

    Mark your calendars today for the Richmond Racers Annual Awards/Swimmer Recognition Banquet.

    When:  Sunday, May 15th - 3:30 to 6:00

    Where:  Bryan Park - Shelter #1  (Nearest to the playground, tennis courts and frisbee golf).  Located in Northside Richmond off of…

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    Enrichmond at Practice - Monday

    Racers -

    Our 501(c)(3) sponsor, Enrichmond, will be at Swansboro Pool during Monday's practices to observe what our Racers team is all about.  They are prepared to take some pictures of our team in action to promote us on their website.  This is a great opportunity to get…

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    Rec Meet # 2 Results Posted

    Racers -

    Thanks to everyone who came out to tonights meet at CSAC, I hope all had fun.  Results from the meet have already been tallied and posted to the website.  Reminder - this is a password protected area of our site.  You can access results by logging in with…

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    Reacers Heading to Blacksburg this Weekend!

    Huge congratulations to Devin Naoroz and Will Rosen who will be representing our Richmond Racers at the VA Swimming - Statewide Age Group Championship Meet at VA Tech this weekend! 

    Have a great meet gentlemen - the team is behind you 100% 

    If you see Devin…

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    Rec Meet #2 - Call for Volunteers

    Racers -

    Looking forward to tomorrow night's Fun Meet at CSAC.  We have received formal request for the following volunteer roles:

    1 Timer:  (Racers Volunteer)
    2 Timer:  (Racers Volunteer)
    3 Timer: 
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    US Swim Long Course Season

    Racers -

    We are at the close of the 2015-16 Short Course season with the final Last Chance meet coming up next weekend at NOVA.  The good news - Long Course season is primed and ready to launch in April.  Based on input from our coaching staff availability this spring/summer, a tentative calendar is attached…

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    Rec Meet #2 @ CSAC

    Racers  -

    Everyone who plans to participate should be signed up for this Friday's Fun Meet at CSAC Poseidon Pool, 6:00 to approx. 8:30.  If you missed the deadline and want to swim, please reply and we will try to work with the Swim RVA meet manager. 

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    Senior Champs Results

    Racers -

    The results of the Short Course 13 & Over Regional Champs meet have been uploaded to the website and a summary attached.  Congratulations to our small, but mighty, group of five (5) swimmers, accompanied by Coach Casi who represented the Racers well in Newport News at BMAC.  Everyone…

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    Swim Clinic Registration Closed

    Racers -

    Due to overwhelming response since 8:00 AM this morning, we already more than full as of 1:00 PM today.  The following 25 participants are currently registered in the order received.  If anyone else missed the boat, let me know ASAP and I will talk with our clinic coaches…

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    Friday Swim Clinics - March

    Racers -

    Welcome a new month and continued growth of our Friday Swim Clinics.  A little late notice, but we will squeeze in our next clinic this coming Friday night, 3/4/26 - this clinic to focus on starts and turns.  Same time, 6:00 to 7:00, immediately after practice.  So far the…

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    Theft at Swansboro Pool

    Racers -

    Some of you may be aware of an unfortunate incident of theft from the boys locker at Swansboro Pool during last Thursday's practice.  An unaffiliated suspect entered the boys locker during the middle of practice and left with one of our older boy's entire bookbag including: cell phone, wallet…

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    Enrichmond Update

    Racers -

    I thought I should alert everyone, our 501(c) (3) sponsor Enrichmond lost key Admin staff at the beginning of the year.  As such our Richmond Racers deposits (i.e., your dues checks) have not yet been processed and likely remain outstanding.  Enrichmond had finally hired a replacement…

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    Radar Forecast

    All -

    It is currently 4:30 and our early session will  proceed until such time that any severe weather (i.e., thunder/lightning) will cause us to cease due to pool policy.  Most recent radar shows a next round of severe weather in the Richmond area beginning after 5:00.  All…

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    Practice Still ON today

    Racers -

    We are all aware of threat of severe weather this afternoon and area school closings.  Several parents have inquired about impacts to our regular practice schedule. 

    Per Richmond Parks and Rec. - The Swansboro Pool schedule is unassociated with RPS closures, thus cancelation of…

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    9-12 Champs Results

    Racers –

    Results of our 9 -12 District Champs meet held this past weekend are attached and posted to the website.  Our Racers had an excellent meet over 3 days at NOVA pool.  Again, awards were given to the top 16 swimmers in each event, with the final…

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    Recreational Meet #2

    Racers -

     A formal meet announcement regarding our next Richmond Community Aquatic League (RCAL) recreational swim meet is attached and posted to our website.  Mark your calendars for Friday night March 11th, hosted by Swim RVA at CSAC (Poseidon Pool), to begin events at 6:30.  A list of events is enclosed with…

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    8 & Under Champs REsults

    Racers –

    Finally I have had the chance to post the results of our 8 & Under District Champs meet held 2 weekends ago.  We had a good turnout over these 2 day with a total of 14 of our youngest swimmers competing.  With awards going to the…

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    Swim Practice Today

    Racers -

    Today, Monday 2/22/16, is Coach Mike's wedding anniversary.  Understandably, he will be spending his evening with Sherlita, treating her to a much deserved dinner out, after having spent the past 3 days with us at NOVA.  Coach Lorenzo will cover the 4:30 practice and Coach Casi…

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    Swim Practice is ON

    All Racers not attending today's District Champs -

    Our Friday regular swim practice is ON as scheduled.  No swim clinic tonight though,  Coaches Lorenzo and Eli will be there for all practice groups.

    Have a great weekend.

     

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    Timex Sports Watch

    Racers -

    Found under the bleachers after last night's practice, 2/17/16, one (1) greenish-brownTimex sports watch.  I did not snap a picture for posting, but if you think this is yours, please reply and we can exchange a photo or meet at the pool sometime to confirm. 

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    Kings Dominion Day

    Racers -

    Mark Your Calendars:  Saturday, April 23rd.  VA Swimming will be hosting a special day at Kings Dominion for all Virginia swimmers.  More details to follow, but the arrangements will be the same as last year:

    • An awards banquet honoring Age Group Swimmers, Eastern…
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    No Practice Monday - 02/15/16

    Racers -

    Monday, 02/15/16, is a federal holiday, Presidents Day.  All City of Richmond government offices are closed.  Accordingly Swansboro Pool is closed on Monday.  No practice.  We will see everyone on Tuesday when we can resume our regular schedule. 

    Have a great weekend and stay…

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    Polar Plunge Results

    Racers –

    The results of our January US Swim meet, the Polar Plunge, have been posted to the website and are attached hereto.  We were disappointed that this meet had to be rescheduled and moved to the alternate location at Fort Eustis Aquatic Center.  Certainly this meet was…

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    Recreational Meet #2

    Racers -

    We are happy to announce the date of our next Recreational Meet in March.  Mark you calendars for Friday evening, 3/11/16 at 6:00, at the CSAC facility (Poseidon Pool).  Like before, this meet is open to all age groups, but  will be limited to our B/C…

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    Swim Clinic RSVP - Closed

    Good afternoon Racers -

    Wow, what a response to our next swim clinic - I'm afraid to say that we have already exceeded our limit of 18 swimmers and have to close the RSVP.  Coach Eli and Coach Sophie will see the following swimmers this coming Friday, 2/12/16, 6:00 to…

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    2nd Swim Clinic on Friday - Butterfly

    Racers -

    Judging by the many comments from those who participated and some notable improvement in stroke techniques, our inaugural Swim Clinic last night was a success!  Our next clinic will be held again this coming Friday night, February 12th, 6:00 to 7:00, and will focus on Butterfly.

    Based…

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    9-12 Champs @ NOVA Aquatic Club

    Racers -

    This is a friendly reminder - everyone wanting to swim in the 9-12 Champs meet in 2 weeks, February 19-21, at NOVA aquatic club in the West End MUST reply to Teresa by tomorrow, Sunday, at 3:00 PM.  The meet eligibility report should have been distributed…

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    Swim Clinic RSVPs

    Racers -

    RSVPs for this Friday's Breastroke Swim Clinic are now closed.  We are full for this session and will monitor this number to determine ability to take any more for future sessions.  I believe we have an even mix of stroke correction and stroke finesse. Congratulations to the following swimmers…

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    1st Swim Clinic this Friday - Breaststroke

    Racers -

    Coach Eli and volunteer assistant Sophie have decided to focus on Breaststroke this coming Friday night 6:00 to 7:00 at Swansboro Pool for our inaugural swim clinic.  This is a great opportunity to prepare for our February Champs meets to correct consistent DQs or hone your racing…

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    Swim Clinics To Begin at Swansboro

    Racer Families -

    I am very excited to announce that we have finally been able to coordinate the Swim Clinic series at Swansboro Pool which we have been discussing since last September.  Our first clinic is scheduled for next Friday, 02/05/16, from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.  Note this is…

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    Practice is ON Today

    Racers -

    Confirming we are ON for our regular practice schedule today, Wed., 1/27/16.  Despite school closures, Swansboro Pool is open for our use.  Time to get the kids out of the house.

    See you there - Scott 

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    Swansboro Is Open Today

    Racers -

    Swansboro Pool is OPEN today for practice as regularly scheduled.  The pool will be closing at 6:00 PM tonight, so your cooperation in promptly wrapping up and leaving the facility is appreciated by City staff.  Also, we are warned the side streets have NOT been plowed…

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    No Practice Today - 01/25/16

    Parents -

    No surprise - all city offices are closed today; thus Swansboro Pool is CLOSED. 

    No practice today.  We will update as soon as we know anything about tomorrow.


    Scott

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    Racers Re-write the Recordbooks

    Racer Families -

    I am pleased to announce that we have posted a new Racer's Top 10 - All Time Short Course records.  You can find this attached and in the "Links" section of the website.  Since November 2015, several swimmers have absolutely torn up our recordbook!  Congratulations to…

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    Polar Plunge

    All -

    As most of you have likely already seen from Teresa, an entire new meet file has been distributed for the Polar Plunge reschedules for next weekend.   While I have not carefully reviewed the event schedule there are some changes to the sessions including start times and specific events.  Please review…

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    Polar Plunge Rescheduled

    Racer Families -

    To replicate notice sent from Teresa, our Meet Manager, the Polar Plunge swim meet scheduled for this weekend, 01/23/16, at CSAC has been postponed.  The meet has been rescheduled for next weekend, 01/30/16, at the Fort Eustis Aquatic Center.  The same schedule of events, warm-ups, times, etc…

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    Swansboro Pool Closed

    Racers -

    As expected the City of Richmond Parks and Rec has closed the Swansboro Pool facility today, Friday, 01/22/16.  No practice today. 

    We will resume normal practice schedule on Monday, unless further notice is given. 

    P.S. - Still no word on any cancellation…

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    No Practice Monday - 1/18/16

    Racers -

    The Swansboro Pool is closed on Monday, 01/18/16, in observance of MLK Day.  Accordingly there will be no practice on Monday.

    We will return to the regular schedule on Tuesday.

    Enjoy your long weekend.

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    Fun Meet Results

    Racers -

    We have posted results of last Friday's Inaugural Fun Meet to the website.  You can find the results under the Swim Meet tab, or under the Roster tab by selecting your swimmer.  Note you will need to be logged into the website to access this information. …

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    Coach Eli Haden

    Racers -

    Please join me in welcoming our newest Assistant Coach, Eli Haden, to our Racer family.  Eli was hired just before Christmas and started practices with us this week.  Eli comes from Charlottesville, VA where he was Coach of the City of Charlottesville Swordfish (2008 to 2012)…

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    No Practice Friday - 01/08/16

    Racers -

    No practice tonight, Friday, Jan. 8th.  We will be at the Friday Fun Meet at Burkwood Aquatic Club tonight.

    See you all there.  Go Racers!!

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    Friday Fun Meet

    Racers -

    This Friday night, 01/08/16, is our inaugural Richmond Community Aquatic League recreational meet at Burkwood Aquatic Club.  The Parent Board and coaches are super excited to bring this fun, competitive opportunity to our B/C level swimmers who may or may not have had an opportunity to swim…

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    A SincereThank You

    To our much loved Racer family -

    Teresa, I and our outstanding coaching staff wish to offer the most humble and sincere "Thank You" for the generous presentation of gift cards the team bestowed on us this past holiday season.  Your collective generosity was much appreciated during the retail…

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    Holiday Party Pics

    Racers -

    Thanks to so many of our Racer families who made it out to our Holiday Party celebration.  I think that I may speak for all to say the event was a tremendous success as evidenced by the faces of each kid in the room, the funky dance moves being thrown down…

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    Practice Cancelled - Monday (12/21/15)

    Racers -

    Both Mike and Casi have called with conflicts this afternoon, Monday, 12/21/15.  Our 4:00 PM practice will be canceled today.

    We will continue tomorrow as scheduled, 4:00 to 5:30. 

    Please help get the word out at this late hour to anyone you may…

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    Meet Results - SEVA Champs

    Racers -

    We are proud to post the results of the SEVA Christmas Champs meet held last weekend at Ft. Eustis.  Our Racers qualified 9 athletes for this BB times and better Regional champs meet.  We had some amazing swims with everyone dropping even more time in their…

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    Holiday Party Time @ 7:00 PM

    All -

    Urgent correction:  the Holiday Party will start at 7:00 tonight.  I mistakenly referenced 6:00 in the previous reminder.  Sorry to create this confusion.  Please help get the word out to our Racer families you know are coming. 

    LGRA is located at 3421 Hawthorne…

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    No Practice Friday (Holiday Party)

    Racers -

    Our annual holiday party is this Friday evening, 12/18/15, from 6:00 till at Lewis Ginter Rec. Assoc.  Thus, we will not be holding practice this Friday at Swansboro.  Everyone take the night off and come join us for a fantastic dance party with a DJ, karaoke for…

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    December Dip Results

    Racers - the results of last weekend's December Dip at NOVA are attached and uploaded to the website.  You can find a link to your swimmer's results under the roster tab or visit the Swim meet tab. 

    Our Racers had an outstanding meet with so many of our kids…

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    Coach Alexis

    Racers -

    You already be may be aware  that our Jr. Asst. Coach, Alexis Moore, will be studying abroad next semester.  Her last week of practice with us was this week. I regret that we were not able to give her a "send-off" as she was in the middle…

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    Swansboro Pool Holiday Schedule

    Racers -

    The city has shared its holiday pool schedule with us (see attached).  With this comes some necessary schedule changes and cancelations during the coming holiday weeks when schools are out.

    • Week of 12/14/15 - Normal practice schedule, all practice groups;
    • Week of…
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    US Swim Dues

    Our records indicate that your swimmer(s) US Swim membership will be expiring 12/31/15 and these dues for the 2015-16 season were not collected during registration in September.  The Racer team must submit payment for renewal by the end of this month.  If you intend to renew, please complete the attached…

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    Swim RVA New Years Event

    Racer Families -

    Swim RVA asked that I share this fun, New Years challenge with the team.  ​​​​​Each participant sets a personal goal of how many consecutive 100's they can swim and then will swim to beat this goal on New Years Eve or New Years Day at…

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    Recreational Meet - January

    Racer Families -

    At last....I am extremely happy to announce that we have finally been able to organize a local recreational swim league.  Mark your calendars for Friday night, January 8th, from 6:00 to 9:00 at Burkwood Aquatic Club.  We have partnered with Swim RVA, Burckwood's non-competitive…

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    Turkey Classic Results

    Racers -

    The results of last weekend's BASS Turkey Classic at CSAC are now posted to the website.  You can find your swimmer's results under the Roster tab or through the Swim Meet tab.  Attached is a summary of our team's results.  We had a great meet, with many…

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    2015-'16 US Swiming Dues

    All Returning Racers -

    It is time to renew our US Swimming dues for the 2015-'16 swim season.  You will recall that your US Swim membership will expire at the end of December.  Anyone who made a deposit in December towards your Racer fees, we will need to…

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    Holiday Practice Schedule

    Racers -

    The City has clarified its Thanksgiving holiday schedule this week.  The Swansboro Pool is closing at 2:00 PM on Wednesday, 11/25/15 through the weekend.  Accordingly there will be NO Racer Practice beginning on Wednesday through Friday.  We will resume our regular practice schedule on Monday, 11/30/15.

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    A Message from our Safe Swim Rep

    Racer Families,

    As the Safe Swim coordinator and volunteer helper for Racers I wanted to touch on a couple things prior to tomorrow's meet. First priority, have fun and enjoy!! The kids are racing to drop their times and be competitive in a great environment. Second, great sportsmanship…

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    Warrenton Icebreaker Invitational

    Racers -

    You are receiving this email as your swimmer is eligible to swim in a travel meet 12/4 to 12/5 in Warrenton, VA.  This meet is open to 13+ and BB or 12 & Unders with BB+ times.  Note there is another meet this same weekend at…

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    December Icebreaker Meet

    Racers -

    You are receiving this e-mail as a select group of Racers who are eligible to swim in the Icebreaker Invitational meet in 2 weeks.   This is a travel meet held in Warrenton, VA and is primarily open to 13 and over swimmers and other swimmers with…

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    More Lost and Found

    Racers -

    See the attached photos of lost and found items.  I have been carrying these around for some time.  Please reply if you recognize and we can try to make arrangement for an exchange at practice.

    • Red hooded, zip-up sweatshirt - nice Champion brand
    • Camelback waterbottle - large, smoke…
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    Turkey Classic Swim Meet

    Racers -

    The Turkey Classic at CSAC (Poseidon Pool) is this weekend (Sat and Sun.).  It has been some time since our last US Swim meet, so we are sure to see some amazing time drops this weekend after all of the hard work our kids have been…

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    Last Call for Spirit Wear

    Racers -

    Our apparel vendor will be printing a few more items for us next week.  This gives us one (1) last opportunity to order any Racer Spirit Wear before we do this again in the spring.  Attached again is our catalog.  Anyone who missed the last round and/or…

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    No Practice Today - 11/11/15

    Racers -

    In observance of Veterans Day today, Wed. 11/11/15, the Swansboro Pool is closed due to the city-wide holiday. 

    No practice today for all groups.  Sorry for the late notice.  See you all on Thursday - regular schedule.

    Thanks and enjoy the holiday.

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    Swimmers of the Month

    Racers -

    Please join me in recognizing the following Swimmers of the Month for November.  One (1) stand-out swimmer for each practice group was selected by Coaches Mike and Casi.  Their pictures will be proudly displayed on our Racers Achievement Board throughout the month - Check It Out!!

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    Racer Apparel

    Racers -

    Our Spirit Wear order is complete.  All who purchased items, please see Mary Caramucci at Swansboro practices beginning today, Monday, and again on Wed.  If you need to contact Mary for other arrangements, please call 804-304-6314 or email her at mary.caramucci@gmail.com.

    We ask for…

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    Holiday Party

    Racer Families -

    While we are all soon to be busy welcoming in the holiday season, please mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for our wonderful Racer Holiday Party.

    WHEN:  Friday, December 18th - Time TBA (late afternoon/early evening)

    WHERE Lewis Ginter Recreation…

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    Escrow Payments

    Anyone looking to make a payment today, Teresa will be running a little late to the pool this afternoon, but she should be there around 5:00 through the end of practice.  If anyone can wait around after dropping kids or plan to return a little early, she can process your…

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    Practice is ON Today

    Racers -

    While City of Richmond schools are closed today, the City has confirmed that Swansboro Pool is OPEN as normal.  Practice is ON today at our normally scheduled time, 4:30 to 6:00 tonight.

    See you all there.

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    Photos Posted

    Finally - I have gotten around to posting photos from the end Short Course last season.  Check out and recall some of the great fun out swimmers have enjoyed.  These include our 2014-15 Short Course awards banquet and VA Swimming's Kings Dominion Awards event.  What a privilege to meet and…

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    Racer Recognition Board

    Racers -

    A big KUDOS goes out to Mercedes Shaum and Jane Harrison for the fantastic bulletin board they have created at Swansboro Pool!  If you have not seen it yet, you must come check it out.  (Sneak Peek is attached).

    Every Racer will have a flag…

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    New Racer's Top 10

    Racers -

    With the posting of our results from our first meet, the Great Pumpkin Splash, I am excited to report we had a number of Racers breaking into and moving up our Racer's Top 10 Times of all time.  A copy of this report can be viewed…

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    Pumkin Splash Meet Results

    Congratulations to all of our Racers who competed in our first meet last weekend.  We had an outstanding showing with over 50 swimmers competing and scored 748 points, placing us 6th overall!

    Many of our 1st time Racers won their heats and a good number of our swimmers…

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    WOW!!!

    Racer Families -

    Congratulations on an amazing fundraising night at Chipotle last night.  Thanks to everyone that came out.  I am excited to announce that the team earned a whopping grand total of $2,010.00

    This will most certainly be put to good use buying much needed…

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    Lost and Found

    Racers -

    Left in the bleachers after practice tonight, Monday 10/19/15.  One (1) nice girls animal print winter coat, Size Medium.  See photo.  Label says Josey Howell, but no Racer by that name on our roles.  I grabbed it anyway since it may have been handed down.  If no…

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    Chipotle Night Fundraiser

    Racers -

    Our Chipotle Night is tomorrow, Tuesday 10/20/15 from 5:00 to 9:00 at the Carytown location, 10 N. Nansemond St.  Please remind all of your friends, family and neighbors to come out and support the team. 

    We will see if Coach Mike and Coach Casi…

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    Team T-shirts are IN

    Racers -

    Our 2015-16 team T-shirt order is IN.  We will be distributing shirts at the below events:

    • Tonight - Swansboro Pool 4:30-6:00 practice, see Dave Washburn at table near the soda machine;
    • Tomorrow, Friday - Swansboro Pool 4:30-6:00 practice​, Dave Washburn;
    • Saturday - CSAC…
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    2014-15 Long Course Final Top Ten

     

    Racer Families -

    Please join me with a hearty congratulations to the following Racers who finished our 2014-15 Long Course season breaking into and moving up our Richmond Racers All-time Top 10 Long Course Times.  In July, several of our athletes competed in the RAYS Summer…

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    Chipotle Fundraiser Night

    Racer Families -

    Our first fundraiser event, Chipotle Night, is just 1 week away.  Please join us next Tuesday, 10/20/15, from 5:00 to 9:00 at 10 N. Nansemond Ave. in Carytown.  Please share the attached ad with family, friends, neighbors and colleagues to come out and support our…

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    Apparel and Swim Wear

    Racers -

    Anyone who ordered a swim suit or other swim gear from the VA Swim Shop last week, our order is complete in time for this weekend's swim meet.  Mary Caramucci will be picking up all items today and willhave them at Swansboro Pool tomorrow, Wed. 10/14/15…

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    Lost and Found

    Racers - Our lost and found continues to grow weekly.  We will hope to designate an area and secured bin at the pool for these items in the near future.  Until then, please check with me and/or Teresa if you are missing any items.  We have collected several water bottles, T-shirts…

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    Columbus Day

    Racer Families -

    Since many have asked, while Columbus Day is a holiday for some - City of Richmond schools are IN and practice at Swansboro is ON.  Same regular time for all practice groups.

    This is our last week of practice before the first meet…

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    Racer Apparel

    Racers -

    Many of you have asked about sizing for the pajama bottoms.  We have received samples of these items and will extend the apparel sales through Wed. of next week to give anyone interested a chance to see them.  Dave Washburn and Mary Caramucci will be in…

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    Swim Clinic Change

    Racers -

    I regret to say that we must cancel the Swim Clinic scheduled for this Friday evening, 7:30 to 9:00.  We still have a few more steps to take with the City before using this time for this purpose.  I mistakenly assumed we could host a clinic…

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    Swim Suit Fitting

    Racers -

    A friendly reminder that the VA Swim Shop will be at the pool to fit anyone interested in a team suit.  4:15 to 6:15 today, Wed. October 7th.  Please leave time that your swimmers can try on their suit when dry and then proceed to practice.

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    City of Richmond Comments

    Racer families -

    The City of Richmond Aquatics Director was at the l pool yesterday to observe our practice sessions.  She has asked that I immediately distribute the following observations and requests concerning our use of the facility.  Please don't shoot the messenger:

    Parent and Swimmer Sign in. -  Please…

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    2015-16 Team T-shirt

    Parents -

    In addition to the ongoing apparel sales, we will be placing our order this week for the 2015-16 Racer Team T-shirt.  Attached is a copy of this year's design and color.  Note: this is a new design with the US Swim logo, does not appear on the…

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    Racer Apparel

    Our Apparel Committee will be in the foyer at the Swansboro Pool beginning today and during the majority of this week at practice to finalize any family orders for Racer gear.  Sample products should be available for sizing and to confirm some of your questions.  We will hope to wrap this…

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    Chipotle Night Fundraiser

    Racers -

    We are excited to announce our first formal fundraising event for the 2015-16 season.  Dave Washburn has arranged a Chipotle Night, Tues. October 20th, 5:00 to 9:00 at the Carytown Chipotle: 10 N. Nansemond St.

    Print the attached flyer, or display on your smartphone when…

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    Exciting Swim Clinic News

    Racer Families -

    I am happy to announce - the Racers, in partnership with Swim RVA, is set to begin our Friday evening Swim Clinic series at Swansboro Pool.  Swim RVA is generously providing swim instructors and stroke technicians from their experienced staff, while the Racers and the City…

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