Swim Team News to Know 5/30/18

The end of the school year is upon us, and our first swim meet is on Monday! There's lots to cover in this email - please take a moment to read through this message and if you have any questions when you're done reading feel free to reply!

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Tonight

Morning Practice Starts Friday

Volunteer Needs at Meets

Missing a Meet

First Meet Information

10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a New Tiger Shark

Fun Friday and Spirit Store Thursday Volunteer Needs

LOST 30th Anniversary Gala

Urban Air Team Social

Emergency Text/Team Communications

Chick-Fil-A Spirit Night Tonight

There is no need to heat up the kitchen tonight! Stop by Chick-Fil-A between 5:00 and 8:00 tonight and drop your receipt at either the box on the counter or at the drive through and a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the team. 

Morning Practice Starts Friday

We will be switching to our morning practice schedule beginning this Friday, June 1st. Returning families - please note the change to Monday morning's short practice times.

Click here for the practice schedule.

Volunteer Needs at Meets

Our team is 100% volunteer run. We need everyone to sign up for a job at each meet to make our meets run smoothly. The jobs aren’t hard – sign up now for meets throughout the season! Click here to access your family's account on our website. If you do not see all of the adults associated with your family (all parents/volunteering grandparents), please reply to this email with their name, email address and cell phone number. We need updated emergency contact info for all families, and without an email address you cannot sign someone else up for a volunteer role. Click here to learn how to volunteer. Thank you for doing your part! We couldn't do it without you.

Interested in being an age group tent parent? We have a real need for 11-12 and 13-14 year old tent parents as those are BIG groups this year. If you've been approached to be a tent parent or are interested in helping in that way, please email our Team Parent Coordinators Lithy Thomas [email protected] and Nichole Ray [email protected]and they will guide you through the process. Please let them know your swimmer's name and age group in your email.

Missing a Meet? TELL US NOW!

Click here to learn how to report known meet absences. We use our team website to keep track of who is NOT able to attend a meet. It is very important to let us know as soon as possible if your swimmer(s) will be unable to attend one of the meets. There is a lot of behind the scenes work that goes into preparing the heat sheets that tell the tent parents where every swimmer needs to be at any given moment during a meet. We understand that last minute illnesses may happen, but for any planned absences it helps us to know as soon as possible that your swimmer will not be in attendance. Please update your swimmer's availability by the Thursday prior to the Monday meet to help the coaches have time to plan out heat sheets.

For last-minute absence notifications between Friday's practice and the meet, please text our team parent coordinators Lithy Thomas 914-420-3910 and Nichole Ray 281-960-6144.

Volunteer Sign Up - Fun Fridays, Spirit Store Thursdays

We use our team website to organize our volunteer roles. On Fridays we make sno cones for the swimmers and on the Fridays after meets we attach stars to swimmer tshirts to show meet attendance and personal time improvements over the course of the season. Our Spirit Store will be available every Thursday throughout the season. Volunteers are needed to fill all these roles, and on the job training is provided!

Click here to learn how to volunteer. Thank you for doing your part! We couldn't do it without you.

First Meet Information

Our meet on Monday is an away meet at the Sugar Land Sharks. Click here for the maps page and scroll until you see Sugar Land Sharks. Swimmers should arrive by 3:30 pm to be marked and ready for warm-ups to begin promptly at 4:00 pm. The meet will start at 5:00. Click here to visit our Downloads page, and check out the file "10 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was a New Tiger Shark," a printable order of events for the meet and timer instructions.

LOST 30th Anniversary Gala is June 15th

Celebrate the Tiger Shark's 30th year in the Southwest Houston Recreational Swim League! Come socialize with other parents, enjoy dinner catered by Old Hickory Inn and dance the night away! Dress is Cowboy Casual, with an emphasis on casual. There will be several raffle baskets available as well.

This event is restricted to 18 years and older. Click here to learn more and RSVP.

Urban Air Team Social is June 19th

Join the team and coaches and fly at Urban Air! Enjoy discounted admission of $12 per person that includes Urban Air socks if needed, pizza and water for each RSVP. If you've got socks from previous trips, please bring them to reduce the cost to the team. RSVP here.

Emergency Text/Team Communications

In case of emergency, weather delays or other important notifications, please take a moment to subscribe to our text reminders. Please sign every adult family member up for these messages. Send @lostts to 81010 to subscribe.

Bookmark our website:www.lostts.org

  • Practice, Meet and Season calendars are all there!
  • You must log in for meet results! Swimmers who want access should send a reply to this message with their email address.
  • You must log in to view photos under News - "Tiger Sharks in Action" 
  • Be sure to update the calendar with swimmer availability and your volunteer role at each meet. Jobs are first come, first served!

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