Good Morning Jones-Payton Swimmers and Parents,
I hope this email finds everyone well as we prepare to head into the summer. I know that the 2018-2019 season is not for another six months but in lieu of having an early meeting, I wanted to send out a bit of information regarding summer camp, workouts, and a few odds and ends.
First, this summer we are running a Jones-Payton swim camp from July 16th-20th. Coach Vrettos and I have completely revamped our plan and have structured a camp that will focus on drill/technique work, functional strength training, team building, and forming a bond between both Jones-Payton teams. I know that many of you are likely swimming on your own or with a team this summer, but this is hopefully a chance to build team chemistry and welcome new members to the group.
More information can be found at the following link: https://www.jonescollegeprep.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=333477&type=d&termREC_ID=&pREC_ID=624516
Second, I have attached two documents for anyone that may be interested. The first, is a sheet that has every workout the varsity team did over the previous season. If you are looking for workouts to use this summer it may be a great doc to steal from. Also, I know that some of you have gym memberships or are conducting lunch workouts to stay in shape. I attached a ten day dryland plan that may provide some tips or advice for staying/getting into shape.
Third, I wanted to reach out regarding fundraising. I am already trying to put the wheels in motion for some fundraising opportunities for the fall, but I am open to any options or ideas anyone may have. The parent groups at both schools have been fantastic, but I would like to try to do more. While I hope to do another shred class and am working on getting the team to work the concession stand at a Northwestern football game, any other ideas are definitely appreciated.
Fourth, any member of the class of 2019 that is looking for a letter of rec is more than welcome to ask as early as possible. Summer is a great time to get a jump on the college application process. If you would like me to help in any way please just ask. Further, for anyone that is looking to potentially swim in college please do not hesitate to reach out so that we can begin a conversation. Over my 12 years of high school and club coaching I have learned a lot about the process and have made some great connections. I am always going to be your biggest advocate and will share any knowledge I have.
Finally, thank you again for all you do. Coaching this team is truly a pleasure and I cannot wait to build on the success we had last year. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions, ideas, or concerns and if you would like to forward this on to any others please do so.
All the best,