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The Splash & Dash event is now a fundraiser for Mike Lebrun and his family! Mike, a member of the Farmland community, was seriously injured in a bike accident earlier this summer. These funds will go to the family to help with wheelchair modifications for their house and car as well as other unexpected costs. PLEASE COME SUPPORT!!! Swim, run, du-both, relay, or volunteer – and definitely donate! Spread the news! The prices below are just suggested minimums for participation.
Sunday, August 25th at the Old Farm Pool:
- 9 AM Adults will swim 350M and run a 5K on neighborhood sidewalks and trails ($15 suggested minimum donation).
- 10 AM Kids between 7 & 15 are welcome to participate at the following distances ($10 suggested minimum donation):
- 7-10 year olds: 100M swim, 1K (.62 mile) run
- 11-15 year olds: 200M yard swim, 2K (1.24 mile) run
Athletes will be grouped in waves based on age and all races will start and finish at the Old Farm Pool. Registration and Waiver forms will be available at the pool and on race day but please sign up here so we now how many people to expect and can plan accordingly:
There are lot fun events for kids and teens coming this summer at Old Farm and Tilden Woods Pools! Below is a list of few of them. Mark your calendars now.
End of the School Year Celebration at Tilden Woods
Friday, June 14 from 2:00 to 4:00
School’s out, so head to Tilden Woods Pool for an afternoon of fun and friends. There will be a moonbounce, snow cones, and of course, their lovely pool. Old Farm kids (middle-school age and younger) are welcome to join this fun event as a special “swap afternoon”.
Adult volunteers are needed to help supervise the moonbounce and man the snow cone machine. Please contact Beth Blake at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer or with any questions.
Old Farm Swim and Dive Teams Season Opening Potluck Dinner
Friday, June 14 from 6:30-8:00pm
This Friday night at Old Farm Pool from 6:30-8:00pm the Swim and Dive Teams will be holding their Season Opening Potluck Dinner. We hope to see all you swimmers and divers there! Signups are different this year…just click on the Signup Genius link, read the instructions and commit to bringing something on the list that will feed between 10-12 people. The team is providing lemonade and dessert.
Here is the link: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A45ADAC2FA75-season/3517664
All team age groups and family members are welcome—the more the merrier.
Teen Night at Tilden Woods
Monday, June 17 from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Middle schoolers and up have been invited to join their friends at the Tilden Woods Pool for an evening of fun. The Flippin’ Pizza truck will be here for all your dinner time needs!
Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Kids Luau at Old Farm Pool
Tuesday, July 16 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Mark your calendars now for Old Farm’s annual Kids Luau! This annual event is always a blast for the kids. There will be lots of fun music, dancing and great fun in the pool. Pizza, chips and a drink will be included in the ticket price. Look for more details to come soon!
Old Farm Swim and Dive Teams! Little Eagles through 15-18s!
This Friday night from 6:30-8:00pm we are hoping you will join us for our annual Season Opening Poluck Dinner! We are thrilled that between both the Dive Team and the Swim Team, we have close to 150 athletes on our teams. Let’s start the season off sharing some food and fun together!
Signups are different this year…just click on the Signup Genius link, read the instructions and commit to bringing something on the list that will feed between 10-12 people. The team is providing lemonade and dessert.
Here is the link: http://www.SignUpGenius.com/go/5080A45ADAC2FA75-season/3517664
(Swim Team parents, please help us understand our numbers by going to the Events tab, scroll down to the Potluck on June 14th, and either commit/decline the attendance of your swimmers. All age groups and family members are welcome-the more the merrier.) Dive team families can confirm or decline their attendance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you there!
Afternoon practices for swim team started on Tuesday, May 28. For those 11 and older, meet on the deck at 3:35 (or as soon as you can get there). For those 10 and under on the team, meet on the deck at 4:50. For swimmers who do not know and need to determine whether they are on the team, the Pre-Team or Little Eagles, the coaches can help everyone and determine their appropriate levels. Pre-Team and Little Eagles started meeting Wednesday (May 29), with Pre-Team starting at 5:00 and Little Eagles at 4:30. It is not at all too late to join the swim or dive team as we always have late joiners given school and activity schedules.
Did you miss the swim and dive team banquet Sunday night? Or maybe you did make it but wanted to see that great video again. Well now you can. The entire video is available on our website for you to watch!
Link: 2012 Swim and Dive Team Banquet Video
Please join your teammates, coaches and families to celebrate another wonderful Old Farm Swim & Dive Team season. We promise lots of food and fun for all!
RSVP ASAP to Mindy Johannessen at email@example.com, with your name and the number of people in your group.
Here are the rest of the details (note the “What to Bring” part of it!
- Sunday, July 22nd, 6:00 pm
- $5 per person or $20 per family of 5 or more people (pay at the door)
- Red, Hot and Blue BBQ (chicken only) and cold drinks
What to bring:
- Families A-E: Salads (green salad, cole slaw, broccoli salad, etc)
- Families F-K: Pasta (baked ziti, mac and cheese, plain or buttered pasta, etc)
- Families L-Q: Fruit (fruit salad, fruit platter, sliced watermelon, etc)
- Families R-Z: Dessert (cookies, cupcakes, brownies, etc)
Please bring enough food for 10-12 people and supply serving utensils for your dish.
Volunteers: We always need volunteers to make the banquet run smoothly. Please let us know if you can help with:
Set up: 4:30-6:00 pm
Serving food: 6:30-7:30
Clean up: After the banquet
Thanks and we look forward to seeing you on the 22nd!
Your Banquet Committee,
Celebrate the end of swim season and kick off the Olympics like a champion! Kids ages 7-15 can join us at the Old Farm Pool for a swim and run aquathlon event! See just how fast you can swim and run – and everyone gets a finisher’s ribbon!
- July 28th – arrive at 8am for final registration payment, documents, and body marking. NOTE: A parent must be present for registration.
- $15 for OFP members
- $20 for non-members and guests
Email the following information by 7/25 to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Child’s full name
- A good estimate of their 100yd swim time.
Parents should be available to volunteer where needed. Donations of water bottles or goodie bag items are welcome.
Direct any questions to email@example.com
This will be our first (and hopefully annual!) “Mini Meet” for our 8 and under and pre-team swimmers. Details below:
- Wednesday July 25, 2012
- 6:00pm warm ups/cheers, races at 6:30
- 8 and Unders & Pre-Teamers
- Fun races including: kickboard, free, back, breast, fly
No DQ’s! Try those harder strokes and have fun! Teen swimming escorts available upon request. Popsicles at the end too! RSVP to Vicki Dunn firstname.lastname@example.org or Amantha Linkie email@example.com. Parents, please stay to supervise swimmers. Activities approx. 1 hour. All OFST teens helping will get SSL hours. Some help needed before 7/25. Contact Vicki Dunn for info.
Put it on your calendars! This Friday, June 29, after practice, the OFST pep rally returns! All swimmers should come! Let’s show some spirit!
There have been some questions about which kids swim in A meets, especially among the younger kids who may not be able to legally swim breast and fly. Determining the entries is a task largely undertaken by the coach, with some relatively minor input from Your Swim Team Gurus. Generally, the swimmers with the top three times in an event will swim in the A meet in that event. However, an individual swimmer cannot swim more than 3 strokes (aside from IMs and relays), so that can cause some juggling to occur. There can also be some adjustment if one of the fastest swimmers early in the season is no longer swimming times that are among the fastest as the season progresses. In addition, our general policy is not to enter swimmers that are going to DQ. As a child progresses, we’ll get to a point where it is not certain whether she/he will DQ or not, so we’ll enter that swimmer in an event if one of our lanes is open. This differs from the B meets. In those meets we’re trying to get the kids as much racing experience as possible, whether they are likely to DQ or not. So, while there are rules of thumb as to how the roster is set for an A meet, there is an “art” to it.
If you have any questions on this issue, please follow up with one of Your Swim Team Gurus.