Swimmers and Parents,
Just a quick note as we head into the meet this evening and the holiday break. First, attached to this email, you will see a meet lineup for tonight, as well as a meet lineup for those swimming at the Highland Park Pentathlon on 12/27. Hopefully this will help with watching the meet, and also planning for next week.
Tonight - 12/22 - Niles North - 9800 Lawler Ave, Skokie, IL 60077 - 5:30 Start Time - 3:00 Bus
This meet will run as a 3 level meet, JV2, JV, V. It is a great chance to see some of our city competition, as well as see some of the fruits of all the training we have put in.
Wednesday - 12/27 - Highland Park Pentathlon - 433 Vine Ave, Highland Park, IL 60035 - 10:00 Meet Start - 8:00 Bus
This is also a 3 group meet with 18 of our swimmers competing. The list of swimmers participating in the meet is attached to this email. Each swimmer will race five times (a 50 of each stroke and a 150 free) and their places will add up to points. Top 6 in each group will medal. This should be a fast, fun, and different experience.
12/26 we are no longer at UIC. I was able to secure space at Fosco Park - 1312 S. Racine Ave Chicago, IL 60608- for free as opposed to what UIC was charging. This cash savings is great and we will still run practice from 2:15-4:00. This practice is still only for those competing in the meet on 12/27.
Remaining winter schedule - 12/28, 12/29, 01/2, 01/3, 01/4, 01/5 we will have practice at Jones from 8-11:30 for all levels. There will not be security to let swimmers into the building, so all swimmers must arrive between 7:45 and 8:00. Swimmers that arrive late will not be allowed to enter the building! We will be in the water for 2 hours, and will then do dryland so plan accordingly.
12/30 We will practice with Whitney Young at Whitney Young (varsity only), time TBD but likely 7-10. 12/31 we will swim at Jones from 8:30-10:30 for all levels.
All of these dates and times can be found on the calendar at jonespaytonswimming.com please use this calendar as your source of information. The calendars put out by the schools are out of date and tend to be off on events. If there is a discrepancy on the jonespaytonswimming.com calendar then reach out.
If you take a look at the attached flyer, you will see we have our first fundraising opportunity set up. Shred 415 in the Roosevelt Collection is running a donation only class that will support the team! Any parents or friends of the program are welcome to sign up, and please share the flyer with anyone you can. The boys will not be participating in the class, but will be there to cheer everyone on before and after!
As a team we have a small number of Grey and Blue JP shirts available for sale. The shirts are mostly mens mediums and smalls, but any fan of the team can order one for $10. If interested either email me, or have your son bring $10 to practice. First come, First served.
Also, I have organized more apparel through a company called Lansing Sports. Apparel can be purchased through the following link https://goo.gl/forms/KTBBWKHYK6ku7ScI2 via google forms. I will place an order for merchandise 12/29 so you must fill out the form by then. Payment can take place any time between now and January 6th.
Again I rambled on longer than intended but hopefully the information is beneficial. I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and please enjoy the time with loved ones and friends alike. Boys, I appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Parents, thank you for the support of your sons, this team, and for believing in this great program.
All the best and go Jones-Payton!
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Coach Anderson brings over 10 years of head coach experience to the Jones Payton Swim Team. He has worked with numerous IHSA State Qualifiers, All-Americans, Collegiate Swimmers, Conference Champions, AG Champions, and State Record Holders. Please check here for news and updates.