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Parents and Swimmers,
It saddens me to have to write this email today as until this point I have been nothing but proud of this team that I consider my family. After a great meet yesterday and a fun motivational day where all the kids got shirts with our theme for the rest of the year(“ALL IN”), I came to the pool to find only 3 JV girls, half of the JV boys, and less than half of the Varsity training group at practices. Out of 84 kids in our program only 35 swimmers attended practice today during our most important time of the year. This is not Santiago Swimming. The coaches sacrifice a lot of time and vacation to make our swimmers the best and to have such low attendance is disappointing. Thank you to those swimmers that came to practice today and the few swimmers that told me they wouldn’t be here today. For those that took a day off or didn’t communicate, you definitely are not “ALL IN”. From this point forward I need all swimmers and parents to give their best to this program. I firmly believe that this program is the best high school program in Riverside County, but just because we are successful or have had a lot of practices, it doesn’t entitle us to breaks or the right to not have our swimmers at practice. I want our teams to be the best and I know we have the best kids and parents around. So help me in insuring that this does not happen again and help me to continue to make this the best program around. Swimmers that missed todays practice will have a mandatory make- up practice at a later date.
Sincerely Coach White
I wanted to take a minute and thank everyone that participated in the Shark Infested Waters fundraiser. The final count was 9,751 dollars!! We were very close to hitting our team goal of 10,000 dollars. With this money we will be able to go to all the extra meets, continue to run our program with 6 coaches, and keep many of our swim traditions. I also want to give a shout-out to Sammie Perez, Donald Young, Sean Kenney, Grace Ramirez, Olivia Soto, and Grayson Waddell for raising over 400 dollars each!! These swimmers will receive a Disneyland ticket and lunch with Coach White!!! We are calculating everyone’s individual amounts and we will give out prizes for those swimmers who raised their goal of $150, and swimmers that reached the $250 mark. Again, thank you for all your support and help!! I look forward to seeing everyone this week at one of our meets!!
Tonight at open house, Steve Mitchell will be running sessions on the NCAA requirements. The info is great to know and will help you understand what it takes to get our athletes eligible for the next level. The sessions will run from 6:30-7:30.
The Press Enterprise is doing a high school swim preview, which will be in the paper tomorrow. It should feature many of our swimmers.
I wanted to thank everyone that made today a success. I know it takes a lot of effort to fundraise and put this day on. It could not be done without all the great parents and swimmers!! So thank you!! You all rock!!! Today the team turned in 7300 dollars in flat rate fees!!! And we still have till the 13th to collect all the per lap pledges. We are extremely close to hitting our team goal of 10,000 dollars!! Again, thank you for all your hard work and I’d like to give a special thank you to Mrs. Young, Mrs. Doerr, and Mrs. Durham for organizing and managing the event!!!