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DH Dive Team - Week of June 14-17

Hello DH Dive Parents,

It’s so nice to see so many smiling faces down at the dive well!

During these last few pre-season evening practices our coaches will be preparing lists of divers who will participate in our first A meet on June 22, and our first B meet on June 24. In order for your diver to participate in a meet you must submit your meet availability as soon as possible so the coaches can plan accordingly. It's easiest and most helpful to complete this for all the meets if possible and then go back and change it later if needed. To do this, please log in to https://dhwarriorsdive.swimtopia.com/swim_meets where you will find the Calendar and on the right side, there is a green “Meet Entry” link where you can indicate if your child(ren) are available or not.

Meets and social events are not possible without our wonderful volunteers! While on the Calendar page please click on the green “Job Signup” link on the right side and indicate if you’d like to help with social events or at the meets volunteering as an announcer, table worker or as a judge.

The dive team’s cool spirit wear & team t-shirts will be distributed this Tuesday and Wednesday at the grill area before each practice. Experience has shown that it’s best for parents of younger kids pick the items up because spirit wear and t-shirts cannot be re-ordered if they are misplaced. It is also a good ideal to write your child’s name on the clothing tags. Since they all look alike, spirit wear and t-shirts have been known to end up at the wrong house on occasion ; - )

Tips for next week:

Things will start getting busier on the dive team so you may want to print out the printable calendar found on the right side of the Swimtopia dive team home page and put it on your fridge.

To catch up with team happenings, past emails are posted in the "News" section found at the top of the Swimtopia home page.

The 7:00, 8:00, 9:00 & 10:00 morning practices on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday begin June 21. Your diver can go to any practice that works best for your family. Parents, caregivers & siblings can hang out at the tables on the upper deck during practice. Only coaches, athletes and reps are allowed on the pool deck during practice. Divers should continue to meet at the grill area just before practice where a coach will take attendance and escort the group to the dive well.

Please get in the habit of reading the team email sent on Mondays. The list of divers chosen to participate in the following Tuesday evening A meet & Thursday evening B meet will be announced.

Tuesday morning practices are reserved for only the divers that will be participating at the A meet that evening. Those divers can attend multiple practices on Tuesdays. The rest of the divers can enjoy sleeping in.

The Season Kick Off Party is on Friday, June 25. From 6:30-7:30 a potluck dinner will be enjoyed and then from 7:30-8:30 demo dives and score throwing will take place at the dive well. This is a great opportunity for parents and divers to learn more about diving. A sign up will be included in next Monday’s email.

Rarely are morning practices cancelled / delayed due to inclement weather (knock on wood). Since we are dealing with Mother Nature and she’s in charge, things can get tricky so we appreciate your understanding and flexibility! In the event the weather looks iffy an email will be sent out at least 20 minutes before practice begins. If there is a cancellation during practice, an email will be sent and the divers will be escorted up the covered area in front of the check in desk. A coach will wait with the group until parents pick up their children. Keep in mind that swim and dive practices are cancelled / delayed independently of each other. The dive team will usually err on the more conservative side because divers are on the deck and the board in the elements, not in/under the heated pool water.

Looking forward to a great week of diving,

Angela & Thomas

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