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End of Newts Season Message and Photos/Videos

END OF NEWTS SEASON PHOTOS/VIDEOS & MESSAGE


Sadly, today is the last day of summer for most.  The 2017 swim season has come and gone in flash.  If you have any desire to relive those crazy few months you can watch the awesome videos put together by Ben Kupronis and Chris Buechner and shown at the banquet.  If you weren't at the banquet, be sure to take a quick look.  The videos are sure to bring a smile to your face and maybe even a tear to your eyes.  We have great kids, parents, and coaches and these really prove that.

Slideshow Videos by Ben Kupronis:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLayHS_rvYsH4S9NLaDf0jWYw55hriseG4

Video by Chris Buechner:
https://vimeo.com/223795244
The password is: gonewts


IMPORTANT DATA ABOUT 2018

Yes, the newt swim season is months away, but a few things will change:

  1. 2017 is the last year that I (Gregg Hudock) will be swim team co-director and so we will be looking for another director to assist Kristen Vanags.  The co-director job is a 2 year job, but I served for 3 years to allow for one director to change each year, not both every two years. We hope this will make the job easier for future directors.  Why change?  We change because new leadership is essential to the survival of the team.  Everyone brings new fresh ideas.  The old directors don't disappear, they are still very much active in supporting the team.  My family has another 6 years with the Newts and we'll be there at every meet helping with a smile.

    Why volunteer to be a co-director?  Three years ago when I was asked to be a co-director, I had no idea how much I would enjoy the job.  Nottaway has great parental support and it has been wonderful working with everyone and sharing the kids accomplishments.  Don't know much about swimming...well, no worries the Atlanta Swim Association does a great job training everyone and we'll be there to make sure nothing bad happens.

    If you have any questions about being a director, feel free to reach out to me at gregghudock@gmail.com

     
  2. Our team website provider has merged with Swimtopia, so we'll be changing providers next year.  We envision we'll stay with Swimtopia, but will assess the websites to determine the best option.

GO NEWTS!  GOOD LUCK DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR (I'll see everyone on deck at year-round or high school meets, just look for the tall guy in the white shirt and blue or khaki pants)

 
  
NEWTS BANQUET - LAST 2017 EMAIL?

NEWTS BANQUET TOMORROW...LAST EMAIL OF 2017?


FRIDAY is the 2017 NEWTS Banquet.  A few quick details:

  • The Banquet starts at 6 PM with food from Chick-fii-a (thanks to all of you who helped Nottaway win the Spirit Award for THREE YEARS in a row).  If you RSVP'd we'll have Chick-fil-a for you.  If you didn't RSVP...we ordered a few extras, so wait until the end to see what we have left for you.
  • SAY THANK YOU TO THE COACHES:  If anyone feels that any one of the coaches did an extra special job this year and deserves a "tip" feel free to stick a gift in their bag.  Appreciation letters/cards from your swimmers are also welcome.
  • Presentations/Awards around 7 PM.
  • 2017 Slide show once it gets dark enough (thanks to Ben Kupronis!)
  • Adult night at 9 PM after the banquet (NO KIDS)...put those kids to bed and come hear Tom Carney spin a few eclectic tunes.

While, this is likely not the last email of 2017, it is getting close. WIth that, we just want to remind everyone how great you and all the Nottaway Families are.  Just like our swimmers competing in tough races, you all always dig deep and step up to deliver when we need you to.  So many thanks for supporting the Newts this year and every year.  Community is defined as:  "a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals".  The Nottaway Community is strong, wonderful, something to be proud of, and most definitely something to strive to be a part of.  See you next year and best of luck for the rest of the summer and 2017.

Many Thanks from the directors, swimmers, and coaches...this year could not have happened without everyone's help!


GO NEWTS! 

 
  
 
 
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ASA DIVISIONALS - TOMORROW!

 ASA DIVISIONALS MEET INFORMATION - TOMORROW!


Alright, our final meet is tomorrow (unless you make Saturday finals).  Meet information is below and additional information can be found at the following website:  https://atlantaswimming.azurewebsites.net/NASAChampionships

LOCATION:  Georgia Tech Campus Recreation Center at 750 Ferst Dr, Atlanta, GA 30318

ARRIVAL TIME:  10 & Unders - 7:30 AM; 11 & Overs - 1:30 PM.  Warmups are 8:10 - 8:30 AM and 2:10 - 2:30, respectively.  Keep in mind traffic to Georgia Tech AND traffic getting into the CRC parking deck will likely be very slow.  You also have a 5 minute walk from the parking deck into the pool area.  So planning to arrive 40+ minutes before warmup allows you that buffer just in case there is a snafu.  It also allows us to claim our team area on deck.  If you are running late, please call/text Kenzie, Gregg, or Kristen.

TEAM SEATING AREA:  On Deck see the attached map.  Look for Nottaway signs.  Keep the team area clean and if you bring signs, please use masking tape to affix them to the walls.

PARENTS SEATING AREA:  Not required to sit with the Team, but let your children know where you are.  I'd suggest Nottaway try to sit together in Section 206.  It is usually hot in the pool area and the higher you go, the cooler it feels (yes that defies the laws of thermodynamics, but what else would you expect at Georgia Tech).

VOLUNTEERS:  We still need timers for the morning session in the girls pool.  If you can do this, let us know, otherwise Kristen and I will need to handle this and not be available to help the coaches.  We also need parents to help get our 10 & Unders to the bullpen.  So if you 'd like to sit on deck with your child, you will need a pass and helping out doing this is the only way we can give you a pass.  Don't worry we only have 18 swimmers to keep track of in the AM Session.

PARKING:  Remember you have to pay to park and it saves you $2 to $5 more if you prepay.  Parking often sells out at these meets, so preorder at: https://gatech.clickandpark.com/ . Carpool as best you can since parking costs $12 to $15 per day.

FOOD:  Concessions at Georgia Tech are terrible.  Plan to pack some snacks/food for you and your swimmers to munch on during the meet.

PSYCH SHEET:  In case you missed the PSYCH SHEET.


GO NEWTS, GOOD LUCK! 

 

 
  
 
TONIGHTS SWIM MEET - INFORMATION

NOTTAWAY VS. PANGBORN - TONIGHTS MEET INFORMATION


Tonight we host Pangborn for our final Dual Meet of 2017.  We need everyone's help tonight making it a success.  I will not be at the beginning of the meet, so you seasoned parents, ex-directors, and other volunteers please help to make sure the meet gets going smoothly

Meet information for tonight is below and I will forward a heat sheet as soon as I get a copy.

  1. Location:  HOME at Nottaway!
  2. Arrival Time: No later than 4:30.  Check in with Laura Rollman when you arrive.  Warmup begins at 4:45 PM
  3. Theme:  Super Heroes...I will be looking for a pair of Wonder Twins.
  4. Parking: No Parking in in the Nottaway Parking Lot.  This is reserved.  Park at Holy Cross Catholic Church or on one side of the street on Hathaway and Castaway.
  5. Team Area:  Same as previous weeks.  The Newts team area will be next to the Pavilion.  Please have 6&Unders, 7&8's, 9&10's sit close to the pavilion since this is also close to the bullpen. Other Nottaway families can sit in this area or on the Castaway Lane side of the pool.  We still have a mud pit in the lawn area. Please stay out of that area.
  6. Bullpen:  Same location as previous weeks, under the white tent near the outdoor shower near the pavilion.  PLEASE DO THE AGE GROUP PARENTS A FAVOR AND BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE WHITE TENT 5 EVENTS BEFORE THEY SWIM
  7. Weather:  Beautiful!!!  
  8. Concessions:  Barbecue Sandwiches, Pizza, salads, and other goodies. 
  9. Volunteers:  We are down to only needing 7 positions for the meet.  Please help out in anyway you can.
  10. Sportsmanship:  Be great sports as always!

If you have any questions, please let us know.


GO NEWTS, SWIM FAST!

 
  
 
A FEW NEWTS UPDATES

IMPORTANT NEWTS UPDATES


Good news!  I'll be away from my computer for the next several days so you all will be spared from Newts emails until at least Saturday.  A few updates are below:

  • Thanks to everyone who dared to come out and swim last night.  It was a great meet with a little bit of rain that cleansed and renewed everyone's spirit.  Final score was Nottaway 440 and Northumberland 266.  Both teams showed great sportsmanship and helped out where needed to pull off a swim meet in less than ideal weather conditions.
  • Divisionals RSVP is due TODAY.  Tell Coach Kenzie what events (2) you want to swim.
  • Last home meet against Pangborn RSVP is due TOMORROW.  Remember, the next swim meet is on Monday at Nottaway.
  • End of Season Banquet is next Friday (6/30).  We need help planning everything, so if anyone wishes to pitch in please let us know.  We'll be providing Chick-fil-a, so look for an RSVP in the next few days.  To double check everything for awards, please let us know the following
    • Attached is list of "First Year Newts".  Please review to let us know if we are missing someone or if someone on the list is not a "First Year Newt"
    • If you know/think you broke a Nottaway Record this year, please email us so we can move those to the top of the list to review the times.  Let us know the meet and the event.

GO NEWTS, SWIM FAST

 
  
 
NEWTS vs. STINGRAYS - TUESDAY MEET INFORMATION

TUESDAY 6/20:  NOTTAWAY VS. NORTHUMBERLAND - MEET INFORMATION


Tuesday is Dual Meet #4 and it is also the annual neighborhood pool rivalry. May the better team win!

Meet information for tonight is below and a heat sheet is attached.  Remember the heat sheet might change, so listen to your coaches and bullpen people about the correct lane.

  1. Location:  Across Evans Road at Northumberland!  Make sure you plan for that swim meet groupie traffic
  2. Arrival Time: No later than 4:30.  Check in with Amy Kayler/David Hampton when you arrive.  Warmup begins around 5:15 PM
  3. Theme:  BLUE & RED - Show that Nottaway Spirit...wait a second aren't our suits black & red?  Whatever you do just don't wear Northumberland Green.
  4. Parking: Park on one side of the street along Whitby Drive, Umberland Drive, and Greenrock Trail.
  5. Team Area:  We are in the volleyball court area of the Northumberland Pool and the turn end of the pool.  Spectators can setup chairs along the left side (viewed as you enter) of the pool and along the turn end of the pool.
  6. Bullpen:  Age group parents will round up kids around the turn end of the pool and bring them to the start end for the bullpen coordinators.  HELP OUT and be alert to get you kids to the right spot in time.
  7. Weather:  Crazy Summer weather of 2017!  It is the usual possible Thunderstorms early before the meet and cloudy the rest of the meet.  
  8. Concessions:  Concessions area is located in the Northumberland Clubhouse. They will be selling pizza, Chick-fil-A sandwiches, barbeque pork sandwiches, pasta salad, coleslaw, baked goods, snacks, candy, and drinks. 
  9. Volunteers:  We are down to only needing 3 positions for the meet.  These are all the easy Age Group Parent positions...Lead and 9&10 year olds!  Please help out in anyway you can.
  10. Sportsmanship:  Neighborhood rivalries are tough, just remember we are sitting the example for our kids.  Show off what great people belong to Nottaway!.

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Kristen and I and the Coaches will be in Red Polo Shirts.


GO NEWTS, SHATTER THE STINGRAYS!

 
  
 
ATLANTA SWIM ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS -RSVP

ATLANTA SWIM ASSOCIATION DIVISIONAL/CHAMPIONSHIPS


RSVPs for the Atlanta Swim Association (ASA) Divisionals & Championships are due on Wednesday 6/21, but you probably need more information to help with the RSVP decision/planning.  See below for additional information.  The meet is held at the Georgia Tech Pool, which was the site of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, 2016 NCAA Companionships, and 2017 ACC Championships

  • DATE:
    • DeKalb County Divisionals - Wednesday, June 28, 2017
      • 10 & Unders - 9 AM to 12 PM (approximate)
      • 11 & Overs - 3 PM to 6 PM (approximate)
    • ASA Championships - Saturday July 1, 2017:  Combined from Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday meets - Top 20 relays, Top 50 - 10 & Under Individual, Top 40 - 11 & Over Individual
      • 10 & Unders - 10:30 AM to 2 PM (approximate)
      • 11 & Overs - 4 PM to 8 PM (approximate)
  • EVENTS:  If you plan to attend, YOU GET TO SELECT YOUR INDIVIDUAL EVENTS!  Let Coach Kenzie know what you want to swim before Wednesday.  FYI, the ASA meets also include a LONG free option, which is 50 yard freestyle for 10 & Unders and 100 yard freestyle for 11 & Overs.
  • COST:  Unfortunately there is an entry fee of $20, but if you raised $20 or more per swimmer in the swimathon, you've covered your fees.
  • QUESTIONS:  Talk with coaches or the directors.
  • VOLUNTEERS:  Yes, we'll need help, but we'll will send out emails later.  Typically we need help rounding up all the swimmers and getting them to the bullpen.
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  http://atlantaswimming.com/NASAChampionships

GO NEWTS!

 
  
 
SWIM CLINICS, MEETS, DIVISIONALS, & BUTTS OH MY

SWIM CLINICS, MEETS, DIVISIONALS, & BUTTS OH MY


Great meet and thanks to everyone who helped to make it a success.  Don't worry about losing 2 meets in a row, the Atlanta Swim Association tries to balance it out throughout the season.  Look for our next two meets to be more evenly matched.

We are now on that downhill slide which means you will probably see more embarrassing grammatical errors in these emails, and WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON IN THE NEXT 2 WEEKS.  See below for a list:

  • Tomorrow (now today) - 6/14/2017:  Swim Clinnic with Beth Winkowski.  Lots of room, so if you are interested, please come on down to the pool
  • Next Tuesday (6/20/2017):  DUAL MEET AWAY at Northumberland.  RSVP closes in less than 3 days.  Please RSVP if you haven't already.
  • This WEEKEND (Saturday 6/17/2017) - BENTZ BUTTZ and slide day at the pool:  This is a big fundraiser for the Newts, so bring your friends and family.  Come at 1 PM for lunch (bring money) and order a Boston Butt.  Email us at nottawaynewts@gmail.com to reserve yours today. You won't be disappointed! We also still need volunteers, so please help. 

           Volunteer Link: http://nottaway.swim-team.us

  • This WEEKEND (Sunday 6/18/2017) - It is Fathers Day, so do something nice for those Dads in your life.  You can heat up some of that left over Boston Butt for Lunch or Dinner and dad won't forget this year.
  • Next Wednesday (6/21/2017):   Atlanta Swim Association Divisional Entries RSVP closes.  Please RSVP ASAP.  An RSVP email preceded this email.  The cost for this event is $20 (but if you raised at least $20 per swimmer for the swimathon, your fees are free).  The actual meet is Wednesday 6/28/17 from 9 AM to 12:30 PM for 10 & Unders and 3 to 6:30 PM for 11 & Overs.  Top swimmers come back for the ASA Championships which is on Saturday,July 1, 2017.
  • Monday (6/26/2017):  Last dual meet at Nottaway against Pangborn.  Yes, MONDAY is correct.
  • Wednesday (6/28/2017):  ASA Divisional Swim Meet at Georgia Tech.
  • Friday (6/30/2017)::  Swim Team banquet (more information is forthcoming)
  • Saturday (7/1/2017):  ASA Championship at Georgia Tech.
  • Sunday (7/2/2017) YOU ARE FREE!

GO NEWTS!

 
  
 
NEWTS vs. VIPERS TONIGHT @ NOTTAWAY

TUESDAY 6/13:  NOTTAWAY VS. WINDING VISTA - MEET INFORMATION


Tonight we host the Winding Vista Vipers for Dual Meet #3.  That means after tonight the season will be in the downhill slide.  It is crazy how quickly the swim season passes.  Meet information for tonight is below and a heat sheet is attached.  Remember the heat sheet might change, so listen to your coaches and bullpen people about the correct lane.

  1. Location:  HOME at Nottaway!
  2. Arrival Time: No later than 4:30.  Check in with Laura Rollman when you arrive.  Warmup begins at 4:45 PM
  3. Theme:  Feeling NERDY?  I know you probably do after reading this email, but come dressed up in your NERDY & PROUD OF IT COSTUME.
  4. Parking: No Parking in in the Nottaway Parking Lot.  This is reserved.  Park at Holy Cross Catholic Church or on one side of the street on Hathaway and Castaway.
  5. Team Area:  Same as last week.  The Newts team area will be next to the Pavilion.  The Winding Vista Team Area will be near the baby pool and about 3/4's of the lawn area from the turn end to the start end. Please have 6&Unders, 7&8's, 9&10's sit close to the pavilion since this is also close to the bullpen. Other Nottaway families can sit in this area or on the Castaway Lane side of the pool.
  6. Bullpen:  Same location as last week, under the white tent near the outdoor shower near the pavilion.  PLEASE DO THE AGE GROUP PARENTS A FAVOR AND BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE WHITE TENT 5 EVENTS BEFORE THEY SWIM
  7. Weather:  Possible Thunderstorms early before the meet and cloudy with some nerds the rest of the meet.  PLEASE come to the meet unless you here from us.  Sign up for the Remind Service to get TEXT updates.  To signup text: @newts201 to the following number: 81010.   
  8. Concessions:  Wonderful NEWTS Concessions consisting of Chickfila Sandwiches, Pizza, salads, and other goodies. 
  9. Volunteers:  We are down to only needing 8 positions for the meet.  Please help out in anyway you can.
  10. Sportsmanship:  Nothing needs to be said.  You all are awesome.  Just please give our neighbors and guests a warm welcome and show that great Nottaway spirit.

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Kristen and I and the Coaches will be in a Red Polo Shirt.


GO NEWTS, VAPORIZE THE VIPERS!

 
  
 
BENTZ BUTTZ ANNUAL BARBECUE EVENT

WORLD FAMOUS BENTZ BUTTZ BARBECUE - JUNE 17, 2017


Next weekend will be the Annual Bentz Buttz Barbecue Event.  Steve Bentz will start smoking Boston Pork Butts very early Saturday morning and they will be ready in early afternoon (many thanks Steve).  See the attached flyer about the event.  Coincidentally, it is also SLIDE DAY at the pool!

Come enjoy the pool, enjoy the slide, and work up a HUGE appetite!  Around 1 PM when the first butt is complete enjoy BAR-B-Q sandwiches and other snacks.  Then take a butt (or more) home with you to enjoy on Fathers Day OR freeze it and enjoy it all year long.  They make great meals when you are trying to feed a bunch of people (sporting events, holidays, parties, etc.).

This is a big fundraising event for the Newts Swim Team, so anticipate great weather, an insane amount of fun, interesting company, and an awesome meal.

WE DO NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP MAKE THIS A SUCCESS, SO PLEASE HELP IN ANYWAY YOU CAN!
Volunteer Link: http://nottaway.swim-team.us

 
  
 
NOTTAWAY SWIMATHON - THIS FRIDAY

SWIMATHON THIS FRIDAY...GREAT TOP PRIZES


The Nottaway Newts Swimathon is this Friday.  It is a great way to earn a few dollars...   more

 
  
 
WE DID IT! AMAZING WORK LAST NIGHT

CONGRATULATIONS ON A MEET WELL RUN!


Yes, Nottaway lost the meet, but as promised it was close and we had some really close races.  If you missed the Freestyle Relays you missed some exciting swimming by great athletes.  Walking around and checked on everyone throughout the night and all we saw was happy faces.  Swim meets are crazy, but to see everything working the way it was suppose to without any glitches was a wonderful sense of accomplishment, so congratulations to everyone for pitching in and making last night a huge success.

Are you thinking, but what about the mud pit?  You mean the Nottaway Mud Spa & Shower? Murphy's Law, I suppose since the meet went so smooth.  How about the team work and ingenuity resolving the issue?

We do it again next week against Winding Vista at HOME!  We still have plenty of open volunteer positions, so get your favorite pick while it is still available.


GO NEWTS, SWIM FAST!

 
  
 
TUESDAY SWIM MEET - NEWTS vs. BARRACUDAS

TUESDAY 6/6:  NOTTAWAY VS. BRIARCLIFF/SAGAMORE HILLS- MEET INFORMATION


We had a great meet last week and our second dual meet is tomorrow against Briarcliff/Sagamore Hills.  We are going to have over 250 swimmers participating in the meet, which means there will be a lot of people at Nottaway!  Meet information is below.

  1. Location:  HOME at Nottaway!
  2. Arrival Time:
    • Individual Swimmer Photos @ 3:30 PM
    • Team Photos @ 4:15 PM
    • Non-photo takers arrive BEFORE 4:30 PM.  Warm up is at 4:45 PM.
  3. Parking: No Parking in in the Nottaway Parking Lot.  This is reserved.  Park at Holy Cross Catholic Church or on one side of the street on Hathaway and Castaway.
  4. Team Area:  IMPORTANT - we are trying something different this year and our Team Area is reversed.  The Newts team area will be next to the Pavilion,  The Briarcliff/Sagamore Hills Team Area will be near the baby pool and about 3/4's of the lawn area from the turn end to the start end. Please have 6&Unders, 7&8's, 9&10's sit close to the pavilion since this is also close to the bullpen, per below. Other Nottaway families can sit in this area or on the Castaway Lane side of the pool.
  5. Bullpen:  We are moving our bullpen to the same location as the practice meet.  The white tent will be near the outdoor shower near the pavilion.  PLEASE DO THE AGE GROUP PARENTS A FAVOR AND BRING YOUR CHILD TO THE WHITE TENT 5 EVENTS BEFORE THEY SWIM
  6. What to Bring:  Swimmers and that Nottaway hospitality.  You are close to home...run home if you forget anything else!
  7. Weather:  Predicted to be cloudy with some rain BUT no inclement weather.  PLEASE come to the meet unless you here from us.  Sign up for the Remind Service to get TEXT updates.  To signup text: @newts201 to the following number: 81010
  8. Concessions:  Wonderful NEWTS Concessions consisting of Chickfila Sandwiches, Pizza, salads, and other goodies.  Be sure to thank Marti Coleman for her awesome job!  She doesn't have any swimmers and is still helping out...a great example of our Nottaway spirit.
  9. Volunteers:  We are down to only needing 9 positions for the meet.  Big needs are concessions workers and an age group parent for the second half.  In either case, you get a chance to see your swimmer(s) swim, just ask.
  10. Sportmanship:  Last week didn't go unnoticed.  We received wonderful compliments from the Head of the Atlanta Swimming Association despite the difficulties and decisions made during the meet. This Tuesday will be very crowded with a lot of swimmers, but the meet is going to be very, very close.  PLEASE, let's welcome our guests and support our swimmers.  May the best team win! 

If you have any questions, please let us know.  Kristen and I and the Coaches will be in a Red Polo Shirt.


GO NEWTS, BEAT THE BARRACUDAS!

 
  
 
NEWTS DUAL MEET #2 - HEAT SHEET

Heat Sheet for Briarcliff/Sagamore Hills vs. Nottaway - TOMORROW


It is raining as I write this, but hopefully we'll have clear skies...   more

 
  
 
CHICK-FIL-A NEWS & SWIMATHON

SWIMATHON & CHICK-FIL-A NEWS


it is incredibly humbling how supportive you all are to the Nottaway Newts Swim Team.  If you didn't hear...Nottaway won the Chick-fil-a spirit competition.  This marks 3 years in a row that we have won 1st or 2nd place in the competition.  The Chick-fil-a Facebook post says we won by a mere $0.30 over Winding Vista, so cudos to that person who ordered that extra cookie/brownie or cup of coffee.  You all are AWESOME and now we have a $500 food credit to use as our winnings.  We generally use this for the end of season banquet, so stay tuned.

NOW, are you feeling a bit sluggish after the Chick-fil-a competition? Maybe looking for a way to get that competitive edge back?  Well participate in the Nottaway Newts Swimathon.  The Swimathon is a way for swimmers to earn money to cover their $20 entry fee for the Atlanta Swim Association Divisionals/Championships and raise money for the team.  Swimathon information is attached.  Get those family members and friends to sponsor you.  We are also looking at additional prizes for our top money raisers.  Swim Team parents and pool members are welcome to attend

Why participate in the Swimathon?  It helps to keep our team fees low for everyone to enjoy summer league swimming.

 
  
 
NOTTAWAY vs. DECATUR - HEAT SHEET

NEWTS vs. GATORS DUAL MEET HEAT SHEET


The Heat Sheet for tonight's meet is attached for those who like to track the races and their...   more

 
  
 
TUESDAY'S SWIM MEET - NEWTS vs. GATORS

NOTTAWAY VS. DECATUR - MEET INFORMATION


Memorial Day is coming to an end and summer has arrived.  We have our first dual meet against Decatur tomorrow night.  Meet information is below.

  1. Location:  Decatur Pool (address = 440 W. Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030).  The pool is actually off of Atlanta Avenue, behind the Decatur Police Department.
  2. Arrival Time:  4:30 PM - please make sure to leave with plenty of time for traffic and parking
  3. Parking: Parking is very limited.  You can park on one side of the street on W. Trinity Place.  Closer to Decatur, you have to pay to park at the meters. Overflow parking is at St. Thomas Moore Church located here.  It is about a 10 minute walk.  Don't leave any valuables in your car.
  4. What to Bring:  Swimmers, towels, goggles, chairs, money, water, umbrella (???), and a smile. 
  5. Weather:  There is a chance of storms tomorrow, but we will try to swim meet (as long as it is safe), so PLEASE come to the meet unless you here from us.  Sign up for the Remind Service to get TEXT updates.  To signup text: @newts201 to the following number: 81010
  6. Concessions:  Decatur has asked that we let everyone know they will have Burritos and Pizza.
  7. Volunteers:  We still need a few volunteers for the meet.  We need a few timers, age group parents, and a computer operator.  PLEASE HELP OUT!  Most of these positions are only for half of the meet.
  8. Sportmanship:  Nottaway is a special place full of wonderful people with big hearts.  Let's make sure we leave a great impression by showing good sportsmanship, being courteous, and cleaning up after yourself.  

If you have any questions, please let us know.


GO NEWTS, BEAT THE GATORS!

 
  
 
Memorial Day Morning Practice

MORNING PRACTICE ON MONDAY, MAY 29TH!


We have morning practice on Memorial Day, but no afternoon practice.  Actually, Monday commences the start of the summer practice schedule, which is shown below.

Mini Newts

8:00-8:45 am Swim

Newts Blue

8:00-8:45 am Swim

Newts Red

8:15-8:45 am Drylands

8:45-9:45 am Swim

Newts Gold

9:15-9:45 am Drylands

9:45-10:45 am Swim

 
  
 
NEWTS PRACTICE MEET TONIGHT

NEWTS PRACTICE MEET INFORMATION


Tonight is the practice meet and we get to see how well the Newts are swimming.  Information about the meet is below:

  • Location - Nottaway Pool
  • Arrival Time - Warm up will begin at 5 PM.  Plan to arrive by/before that time.
  • Swim Meet Time - 6 PM Start until approximately 7:30 PM
  • Concessions - Pizza and drinks
  • What to bring - swimmers, towels, goggles, money (for concessions), chairs, excitement, and a little patience
  • Volunteers - we are still lacking volunteers, so please lend a hand to help out in any way you can.
  • Parking - please remember to park on only ONE side of the street.  We need the street passable for emergency vehicles.
  • Cleanup - help out the pool after the meet and cleanup your area so the pool is in great condition for our members for Memorial Day.

Don't forget we have a movie night after the practice meet is completed.  The movie will be "Flushed Away".


GO NEWTS, SWIM FAST!

 

 
  
 
IMPORTANT NEWTS UPDATES

IMPORTANT NEWTS UPDATES


We are entering the crazy portion of the year, so below is information you need to know about this week:

  1. Signup for the Remind Text Service to receive text updates on your cell phone about swim meets and practice.  We use this sparingly but find it is good for last minute communication.  To signup text: @newts201 to the following number: 81010
  2. Practice Meeting on Friday, May 26, 2017 - the weather stinks, but it is good for studying!  When Friday comes, we'll all be ready for summer to commence AND the weather looks great!  If you have not RSVP'd for the Practice Meet, please do so today (the RSVP will close TONIGHT at midnight).  If you haven't volunteered to help out, please do so today.  We still need the following positions (hey, everything is easy & low stress...it is a practice meet):
    • Age Group Parents
    • Timers
    • Timing Recorder/Runner
    • Clerk of Course
    • Meet Setup
    • Meet Cleanup
    • Announcer
  3. Movie Night on Friday, May 26, 2017 after the practice meet. We'll be showing FLUSHED AWAY..."The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life".
  4. Monday, May 29th - Summer Practice Schedule starts with AM and PM practice options.
  5. First Dual Meet on Tuesday, May 30th @ the Decatur Pool.  The pool is located at 440 W. Trinity Place, Decatur, GA 30030.  RSVP closes on THIS Thursday at midnight.  We also need volunteers for this meet.  If you will be there, PLEASE, PLEASE volunteer otherwise you WILL be drafted to fill a position you don't want.
  6. Swim Clinic with Courtney Hart on Wednesday 5/31.  Additional information forth coming.

GO NEWTS, SWIM FAST!

 
  
 
NEWTS PRACTICE UPDATE - WEATHER

MONDAY 5/22 SWIM PRACTICE CANCELED


The weather isn't cooperating for swim practice today so all practices are canceled!


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NEWTS RED/GOLD - TURNS CLINIC ON MONDAY

NEWTS TURN CLINIC ON MONDAY FOR 11 & OVER (REDS & GOLD)


Attention NEWTS Parents/Swimmers:  If you are 11 & over, plan to come/stay for the Gold Practice on Monday, May 15th from 6 PM to 7 PM for a clinic on swim turns. 

NEWTS REDS still have practice from 5:15 to 6:00 PM, but if you are 11 & Over plan to stay for the 6 to 7 PM practice too!

NEWTS GOLDS still have drylands at 5:30 PM.  Practice starts at 6 PM and will be the TURNS CLINIC.


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SCHEDULE & POOL PARKING

NEWTS SCHEDULE & POOL PARKING


Just a reminder for everyone to park on the SAME SIDE of the street when parking along Hathaway Court or Castaway Lane during swim practice, swim meets, or any pool activities.  We can't have cars parked on both sides of the street, because Emergency Vehicles cannot reach us or others in the neighborhood if they are needed.

Attached is the most recent version of the Newts 2017 Schedule.  Meets for this season include the following:

  • Practice Meet = HOME on 5/26 (Friday) followed by a Movie Night
  • Dual Meet #1 = AWAY at Decatur on 5/30 (Tuesday)
  • Dual Meet #2 = HOME vs.Winding Vista on 6/6 (Tuesday)
  • Dual Meet #3 = HOME vs.Briarcliff/Sagamore Hills on 6/13 (Tuesday)
  • Dual Meet #4 = AWAY vs. Northumberland on 6/20 (Tuesday)
  • Dual Meet #5 = HOME vs. Pangborn on 6/26 (Monday)
  • ASA/DeKalb County Divisionals/Championships = @ GA TECH on 6/28 (Wednesday all day) - $20 extra cost
  • Atlanta Swim Association Championships = @ GA TECH on 7/1 (Saturday all day) - only qualifiers from Wednesday.

We are also happy to have swim clinics with Olympian (Nottaway Team Member and GA Tech head coach) Courtney Hart and Dynamo Age Group Coach Beth Winkowski.  The clinics cost an additional $20 per swimmer per event and are limited to the number of attendees.

Signup emails for both meets and volunteers will follow the parents meeting on Wednesday, May 10, 2017.

Don't forget to visit Chick-fil-a, I think the NEWTS NEED A FEW RECEIPTS!

We also have the Best BBQ in Town during Bentz Buttz on Saturday 6/17.  Come on by for lunch or pick up a whole Butt to enjoy for fathers day or freeze for year long enjoyment!


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NEWTS PARENTS MEETING - WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017

NEWTS PARENTS MEETING - WEDNESDAY, MAY 10, 2017


ATTENTION PARENTS...During all of the swim practices on Wednesday, May 10th we will hold an informal parents meeting to discuss the upcoming swim season.  The kids will have been swimming for a week and a half so we thought it would be a great time to get parents together to answer questions and explain what we need of you to help make the swim season successful.  While this is primarily for new parents, a few things will change this season, so experienced families are also encouraged to attend.  It is also always great to get the new Newts families and seasoned Newts families together to help each other out.

A few things we'll go over:

  • Meet the swim directors
  • Swim Season Calendar and special events
  • Swim meet signup procedures
  • Volunteer signup procedures and positions
  • Meet other swim families
  • Questions...

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Newts Gold Practice has Drylands @ 5:30

ALL NEWTS GOLD SWIMMERS HAVE DRYLANDS PRACTICE BEGINNING TODAY @ 5:30!

MAKE SURE YOU BRING A PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES AND A WATER BOTTLE.


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CHICK-FIL-A Spirit Competition is back!

CHICK-FIL-A SWIM TEAM SPIRIT COMPETITION STARTS TODAY


Swim Practice started today and so does the Chick-fil-a swim team spirit competition. ...   more

 
  
 
SWIM PRACTICE STARTS ON MONDAY

SWIM PRACTICE STARTS ON MONDAY - PRACTICE GROUPS


Great day on Saturday for the swimmer evaluations.  Thanks to everyone who attended...   more

 
  
 
NEWTS UPDATE & SWIM SUITS

NEWTS TEAM UPDATE & SWIM SUIT INFORMATION


We had a great registration day yesterday and have 86 swimmers signed up for the 2017 Summer Swim Season so far!.  It is exciting that we have such a large group already signed up so early in the season; however, we aren't sure who is more excited...the parents or the kids.  Please continue to spread the word and get more families to participate in the swim team summer fun.

A few Newts updates are below:

  • If you missed the registration day and would like to try on a swim suit to determine the correct size, please contact Denise Tso.  She has the sizing set until March 25, 2017. Time is quickly running out.
  • Swim suits can be ordered from Xtremeswim.com.  Ordering instructions are on the team webpage on the swim suits tab.
  • As part of registration process you pay the Atlanta Swim Association (ASA) fee of $24.  After April 15, 2017 late fees go into effect and the ASA fee increases from $24 to $34.50.  After June 1, 2017, the ASA fee increases to $39.50.  The current ASA fee of $24 is included in your team registration fee, but not late charges.  So Team registration fees will increase by $10.50 on April 16, 2017 and $15.50 on June 2, 2017.  Please plan accordingly to avoid the late fees.
  • Team emails are now being sent to the 2016 Team registration list, but beginning after April 1, 2017, team emails will be sent to the 2017 Team Registration List.  Please register before this time to stay up to date on the Nottaway Newts.  If you have questions or concerns about team registration please email us at nottawaynewts@gmail.com.

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NEWTS 2017 SEASON UPDATE

2017 NEWTS SEASON IS AROUND THE CORNER!


Welcome Newts fans.  The 2017 summer season will be here before we know it.  Here is some quick information to help you plan the season:

  • March 1, 2017 - Online Swim Team Registration Opens (more information forthcoming)
  • March 19, 2017 from 1 to 4 PM - Registration Day with a Popsicle Social, .
  • April 29, 2017 from  3 to 5 PM - New Swimmer Evaluations
  • May 1, 2017 - Afternoon Swim Practice Begins
  • May 26, 2017 - Practice Meet and Movie Night
  • May 29, 2017 - First Morning Practice
  • May 30, 2017 - First Dual Meet
  • June 6, 2017 - Second Dual Meet
  • June 13, 2017 - Third Dual Meet
  • June 20, 2017 - Fourth Dual Meet
  • June 26, 2017 - Fifth Dual Meet
  • June 28, 2017 - ASA/DeKalb County Divisionals
  • June 30, 2017 - Swim Team Banquet
  • July 1, 2017 - ASA Championships

WE STILL NEED A VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR!  PLEASE CONSIDER HELPING OUT THE TEAM BY STEPPING UP TO FILL THIS INVALUABLE POSITION.

Questions about the Nottaway Newts Swim Team?  Email us at nottawaynewts@gmail.com.


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