Pittsford Panthers Swimming: WEEKLY UPDATES

Monday, February 10
Weekly Update February 9, 2014

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team

Week of February 9th, 2014

Current Week Events

1) Tuesday February 11th , Varsity Swimmer Pre-Sectional Shaving/Pizza Party at the home of Caroline and Andy Rudmann, 7 Skytop Lane, in Tobey Estates, immediately following Swim Practice (around 5:30pm). Please plan pickup for your son, as needed, by 8p at the latest, as we encourage the boys to get much needed rest ahead of the big meets coming up at week’s end.

2) Thursday February 13th , Swimming Sectional Champs/Prelims at Webster Aquatic Ctr, 5pm start; 4pm warm-ups. Note: Admission fee of $5.00 will be collected at the door. Bus leaves MHS at 3:15pm.

3) Weekday Swim Practice for Sectional Swimmers will run from 3 to 6p each day this week, and on Saturday practice will end a little early to allow the swimmers to attend Diver Sectionals. All practices at MHS.

4) Saturday February 15th, Pre-Sectional Breakfast for Sectional Swimmers & Divers, watch for an email with details on start and end times from host Sharlene Ransford coming soon.

5) Saturday February 15th , Swimming Sectional Champs/Finals at W.A.C., 11:15 (warm-ups @10:15). Note: Admission fee of $5.00 will be collected at the door. Bus leaves Mendon HS at 9:00am.

6) Saturday evening, 6pm, February 15th, Post-Sectional Team Party – Entire Team is Invited – Athletes and Parents – Are Welcome! 6pm at the Home of Jane and Doug Bennett. eVites were sent out about 3 weeks ago with additional details. See you there!

****Future EventsSave the Date:

·         Friday/Saturday, February 28th/March 1st , State Championship Meet at Webster Aquatic Center. More details to come!

·         Tuesday, March 11th , Team Banquet at Oak Hill Country Club, 6-9pm.

 

Kudos & Thanks:

 

Congratulations to our Sectional Divers who garnered 62 points for the team at their Class A Section 5 Diving Championships at Gates-Chili pool on Saturday morning.  All Four of our divers finished in the top 8. Sam Randall claimed 1st place with a state qualifying score of 493.2, Sean Riley earned 2nd place with a state qualifying score of 421.5, while Ben Goodfriend and Michael Thiemel jockeyed throughout the meet as they scored within 5 points of each other at every phase, with Ben finally earning 6th place with a score of 372.1, and Michael earning 7th place with a score of 367.65. Note that our divers outscored every participating Fairport diver in the competition (fun fact). Detailed results are up on the www.section5swim.com site, top center, under “Section 5 Championships”, Diving Results, Class A. Congratulations to our Pittsford Divers for a fantastic performance at Sectional Championships!! You make us proud!!

Thanks to Mark McMann and his wife Chris for hosting the Diver Pre-Sectional Psyche Party at their home on Friday after practice. Thanks too go to all of the diver parents who donated food and drinks – Rileys, Goodfriends, Randalls, Taylors – and to the Booster Club for the yummy pizza. This is the first year that divers got their very own pre-sectional psyche party, and it’s a trend we hope to continue to recognize their special event which always falls a week before the swimming sectionals. Thanks to all for making it a special sendoff!!

Have a great week!!



Monday, February 3
Weekly Update February 2, 2014

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team

Week of February 2nd, 2014

Current Week Events

1)Diver Pre-Sectional Pizza Psyche Party, Room 100 at MHS, immediately following practice on Friday, February 7th.  All divers and coaches are welcome to attend! Swimmers please feel free to stop by and wish our divers luck at their Sectional Meet on Saturday morning.

2)Diver Sectional Championships, Saturday, February 8th, 10:45 am, Gates Chili HS pool. Come on out and cheer on our sectional divers, all 4 of whom are ranked among the top 10 in Class A Schools in our Section. Prelims, Sem-Finals and Finals are all in one event, so join us when you can - the meet will likely last through 1:30pm.  Buses for divers will depart MHS at 8am from MHS, with warm-ups beginning at 9am. ***Best of Luck to our Divers!!****

3) Weekday Swim Practice for Sectional Swimmers will run from 3 to 6p each day this week, and on Saturday practice will end a little early to allow the swimmers to attend Diver Sectionals. All practices at MHS.

4) There will be Morning Practices this week, Tuesday and Thursday, 6am-7am at MHS pool.

 

Future EventsSave the Date:

·         Tuesday February 11th , Varsity Swimmer Pre-Sectional Shaving/Pizza Party @ the Rudmanns immediately following Swim Practice (around 6pm)

·         Thursday February 13th , Swimming Sectional Champs/Prelims at Webster Aquatic Ctr, 5pm

·         Saturday February 15th, Pre-Sectional Breakfast for Sectional Swimmers & Divers, watch for an email with details coming soon

·         Saturday February 15th Swimming Sectional Champs/Finals at W.A.C., 11:15 (warm-ups @10:15)

·         Saturday evening, February 15th, Post-Sectional Team Party – Entire Team – Athletes and Parents – Are Welcome! 6pm at the Home of Jane and Doug Bennett. Please RSVP to your eVite soon!

·         Friday/Saturday, February 28th/March 1st , State Championship Meet at Webster. More details to come!

·         Tuesday, March 11th , Team Banquet at Oak Hill Country Club, 6-9pm. More details to come.

Kudos & Thanks:

 

Thanks to Christine Hughes for organizing our team Five Guys fundraiser this past week, and thanks to all the team members and families who supported the event, recruited friends and neighbors and spread the word in other creative ways. Karen Horey shared a great tip - buy gift cards for the next birthday to holiday- they give the team credit for these purchases as well!

Thanks too go out to all of the parents involved in another fundraiser - the Combined HS Boys Team / PACK Swim Meet that took place this morning. Thanks go out to Jeanine Drake, Caroline McPherson, Sharlene Ransford, Jane Bennett, Kevin Horey who in large part organized the event and/or officiated, as well as the parents, coaches and boys swim/dive team members who helped by timing swimmers, staffing concessions, acting as meet marshalls, lifeguards, runners  and announcers, and generally helping to ensure the meet ran smoothly. Thanks to all who helped organize, staff and support the event, it could not have happened without you!

Last but not least, let’s all give a shout out to Mark McMann.  As many of you know, Mark donates his time to the team as a Volunteer Diving Coach, juggling his full-time business and family commitments, because he loves to help divers develop and improve. We are very grateful for Mark’s time, talent and treasure, and for his dedication to Pittsford Diving through the years.  Thank you Mark, you are appreciated!! Our divers have achieved phenomenal things so far this year, and Mark and Coach Duane Green together have done an amazing job with the diving team, and it’s been exciting to watch them all improve and grow. Thanks Mark, and thanks Duane, for your fantastic coaching this year and we look forward to seeing our Divers shine at the sectional champs this weekend!

Have a great week!!



Monday, January 27
Weekly Update January 26, 2014

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team Week of January 26 th, 2014

Future Events – Save the Date: · **NEW – Friday February 7th, Pizza Send Off for the Diving Sectional Team & Coaches, MHS Commons, Immediately Following Diving Practice; Swimmers are welcome to drop by and wish the divers well! ·

Saturday February 8th, Diving Sectional Championships, 10:45am Gates-Chili HS (warm-ups at 9am; bus departs MHS at 8am) ·

Tuesday February 11th , Varsity Swimmer Pre-Sectional Shaving/Pizza Party @ the Rudmanns immediately following Swim Practice (around 6pm) ·

Thursday February 13th , Swimming Sectional Champs/Prelims at Webster Aquatic Ctr, 5pm ·

Saturday February 15th, Pre-Sectional Breakfast for Sectional Swimmers, watch for an email with details coming soon ·

Saturday February 15th Swimming Sectional Champs/Finals at W.A.C., 11:15 (warm-ups @10:15) ·

Saturday evening, February 15th, Post-Sectional Team Party – Entire Team – Athletes and Parents – Are Welcome! 6pm at the Home of Jane and Doug Bennett. Please RSVP to your eVite soon! ·

Friday/Saturday, February 28th/March 1st , State Championship Meet at Webster. More details to come! ·

Tuesday, March 11th , Team Banquet at Oak Hill Country Club, 6-9pm. More details to come

Kudos & Thanks: Congratulations to the team on winning every dual meet this season, ending on a fine note with a decisive win against Fairport! That makes us Monroe County Division I League Champs for the 2013/14 season, for the 12th year in a row. That went by way too fast!

Now it’s on to Sectional Season as our athletes prepares daily to compete in Sectional Championships – for our Sectional Divers, preliminaries and finals are all in one day- February 8th at Gates Chili High School at 10:45am.

For our Sectional Swimmers, preliminaries and finals are separated by a day – with prelims on Thursday, February 13th at Webster Aquatic Center, beginning at 5pm, and finals on Saturday, beginning at 11:15, also at the Webster pool.

Be sure to come out and watch the team compete – it is one of the most exciting events of the season! And you will get to see some very fast swimming.

Congratulations to our MCCI Meet participants, it was a great meet at Victor pool on Friday evening! Thanks go out to Caroline McPherson, Karen Horey and a team of parents who helped plan and organize the MCCI Psyche Party at SHS.

Congratulations also go out to our Divers who competed in the Canandaigua Diving Invitational on Saturday. We had 4 divers in the top 7 spots, with Sam Randall coming in 2nd among the entire field of divers, Sean Riley in 4th, while Ben Goodfriend in 6th and Michael Thiemel in 7th . Our two JV divers, David Petrison and Sydney Taylor, also had a great meet, finishing in 14th and 15th respectively.

A Big Thanks to our Hosts last week for the team’s final Pasta Psyche Party, Christie & Greg Johnson, and all of the families who donated food items to support the event. Thank you to all!

Many events still to come this season, so thank you to all the parents who continue to give of their time and treasure to help make this team one of the best High School sport experiences in the area! Special Thank You to Carolyn Rudmann who has been our Social Chair and Food Coordinator this season, and Food Coordinator last season. She has done a great job making sure snacks and drinks, pasta and salads are exactly where they need to be; she hosted our Breast Cancer Walk Breakfast pre-season, our Parent Mixer at the beginning of the season, and will host our Sectional Shaving Pizza party in the coming weeks. It’s great to have parents like Carolyn supporting our team!

Current Week Events

1) Thursday January 30th, Five Guys (in Pittsford Plaza) Fundraiser, 4pm-9pm – This will be one more chance to support the team in a fundraising effort, what many asked for at the beginning of the season kickoff meeting. Come on out, take a well-deserved break now that midterms are over, tell all your friends, family and neighbors about it. Just ask folks to simply mention “Pittsford Boys Swimming & Diving” at the checkout counter – it’s that simple! - and the team will get a percentage of their sale. Spread the word! Thanks to Christine Hughes for organizing this event for the team.

2) Sun February 2nd, Joint PACK/HS Boys Fundraiser Swim Meet, 8:30 setup, 9:30 start (HS Boys - swimmers and divers are asked to work at the meet, while PACK families run, officiate and manage registrations). Any swimmer or diver unable to work, please see Coach Schmitt if you haven’t done so (per his email out to the team). A separate email also went out tonight with the volunteer positions and ways to sign up for specific roles. Also, Team Captains will be helping to assign available boys to positions early this week, so be sure to see Coach as soon as possible if you haven’t spoken to him yet. Parent volunteers are also welcome. See Jane Bennett if you have questions. Thanks to Jane for organizing this event, Caroline McPherson for organizing volunteers, and Jeanine Drake for her work in setting up the meet on the PACK Swim Club side (and she is also a HS team parent). I know I’ve missed others who plan to support it in other ways so will catch you in the next update J. Thanks to everyone for your work on this!!

3) No Practice for Divers on Monday, January 27th

4) Weekday Swim Practice for Sectional Swimmers will run from 3 to 6p each day going forward, and on Saturdays 9-12:30 for all Sectional Swimmers. All practices at MHS.

5) Morning Practices are also on, for those available - Tuesday and Thursday, 6-7am, MHS pool Have a great week!!



Monday, January 20
Weekly Update January 19, 2014

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team Week of January 19 th, 2014

Updates & Save the Date Updates

Best of luck to all of our JV athletes who will be competing at their last meet of the season, the MCCI Championship meet this coming Friday, January 24th.

Future Weeks - Save the Date:

  • Thursday January 30th, Five Guys Fundraiser; 
  • Sun February 2nd,, Joint PACK/HS Boys Fundraiser Swim Meet, 8:30 setup, 9:30 start (HS Boys - swimmers and divers are asked to work at the meet, while PACK families run, officiate and manage registrations); ·
  • Saturday February 8th, Diving Sectional Championships, 9am Gates-Chili HS; ·
  • Tuesday February 11th , Varsity Swimmer Pre-Sectional Shaving/Pizza Party @ the Rudmanns; ·
  • Thursday February 13th , Swimming Sectional Championship/Prelims at Webster; ·
  • Saturday February 15th, Pre-Sectional Breakfast for Sectional Swimmers; ·
  • Saturday February 15th Swimming Sectional Championship/ Finals at Webster;
  • Saturday evening, February 15th, Post-Sectional Team Party – Entire Team is Welcome!
  • Friday/Saturday, February 28th/March 1st , State Championship Meet at Webster;
  • Tuesday, March 11th , Team Banquet at Oak Hill Country Club

 

Kudos & Thanks: Congratulations to the team on two additional dual meet wins last week – against Webster and Irondequoit. The Senior Recognition Meet was really a special one! Big thanks go out to Bing Hu who led the work for this event, and her project team, including Caroline McPherson for coordinating gifts for our volunteer announcers/timekeepers and for our headshot in-pool decorations; Sharlene Ransford for creating our beautiful Senior Photo Board and for taking extra pics of our seniors for the program; all the families and Seniors for the creation of their bios for the program; and the Krapf family for hosting a very nice dinner event at their home for Seniors and their parents after the meet.

Congratulations also go out to our Divers who competed at the Monroe County Diving Invitiational at Gates Chili HS on Saturday. Our divers brought home 2 state cuts, 4 divers in the top 11 spots, and many best scores for an 11 dive meet among all 6 of our divers! Sean Riley achieved a state cut for the first time with a 60 point improvement over his previous best score, Sam Randall came in 2nd among the entire field of divers,while Ben Goodfriend and Michael Thiemel achieved best scores with 7th and 9th place, and scores of 398.1 and 380.4 respectively. Our two JV divers, David Petrison and Sydney Taylor, also had a great meet, achieving best scores for an 11 dive meet and placing 21st and 24th, with scores of 310.15 and 231.8 respectively. Thanks to all of the families who came out to watch these special meets last week, and to our coaches for working so hard to help our divers and swimmers improve upon their best performances at each and every meet!

Current Week - Events: Very Busy Week Ahead!

1) Morning Practice Per Coach Schmitt’s schedule handout with one update (Tuesday, January 21th only, 6am-7am at Mendon HS Pool).

2) Psyche Party, Monday January 20th, at 6pm, at the home of Christie and Greg Johnson, 41 Whitecliff Drive. Please see food donation schedule online and below. Detailed guidelines for food preparation can be found on the team website under “Handouts” including directions for preparing the team favorite, Caeser Salad. Thank you in advance for dropping off your food items by 5:30 pm to the host family – it is much appreciated! To make alternative arrangements of any kind, please contact the Johnsons at 383-8655 or 645-9115 or by email at cpj.glj@gmail.com right away.

3) Away Meet, January 21st , Tuesday, 4:30, vs. Rush-Henrietta (AWAY). Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org.

4)Away Meet, January 23rd, LAST DUAL MEET OF THE SEASON, Rescheduled Meet vs. Fairport to be held at Fairport H.S., Thursday, 4:30, (AWAY). For new families to the team: This meet tends to be one of the most exciting meets of our season, one you won’t want to miss. Meet Location: Fairport HS. Would advise anyone planning to attend to get to the meet as early as possible – this is usually a very well attended (and loud!) meet to if you want to be sure to get a seat, arrive by 4pm at the latest. Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org. Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org.

5)Monroe Country Coaches Invitational (MCCIs) Swim/Dive Meet, January 24th, Friday at Victor HS pool, for JV Swimmers & Divers. Last event of the season for JV Athletes. MCCI bus leaves at 3:15 from Mendon HS. Diving Starts at 4:30, Swimming starts at 5:30. Link to school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org.

6) MCCI Psyche Pizza Party and last JV Practice of the Season, Wednesday, January 22nd, for All JV Swimmers and Divers. Will begin immediately following JV swim practice at the Sutherland HS Commons (should start at approximately 5:30pm).

7)Bagel Duty for Saturday, January 24th - Varsity Swimmers see a captain for more info; Divers – Petrison bring bagels onto the bus to Canandaigua Invitational Dive meet.

8)Athletes Dress Up day for School (entire team) on both Tuesday and Thursday; Dress up day on Friday (MCCI Swimmers only). Any Color Button Down Shirt, Tie and Dress Pants/Shoes (no gym shoes).

9)Canandaigua Diving invitational on Saturday January 25th, at Canandaigua Academy. Bus will leave Mendon HS on Saturday morning at TBD (as soon as Coach hears, will send out a note to all). Meet warmups begin at 11:30 and meet begins at 1pm. Link to school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org. Come on out and cheer on our awesome divers!



Sunday, January 12
Weekly Update January 12, 2014

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team Week of January 12 th, 2014

Updates & Save the Date

Congratulations to the team on another dual meet win, this time at our home pool last week against Penfield! It was great to be at home and really nice to see all of the alumni athletes and parents who came out to see the meet and say hello. Just a handful of dual meets left in the season, let’s see if we can keep up our undefeated streak for the balance of season. Great job to all!

Save the Date:

 

  • Monday January 20th Psyche Party 6pm;
  • Wednesday January 22nd MCCI Pizza Party @ SHS immediately after JV practice;
  • Thursday January 30th, Five Guys Fundraiser;
  • Sun February 2nd,, Joint PACK/HS Boys Fundraiser Swim Meet (HS Boys - swimmers and divers are asked to work at the meet, while PACK families run, officiate and manage registrations);
  • Tues. March 11th Team Banquet.

 

Kudos: Thanks to Barb and Greg Krapf for hosting a psyche party for the team last week, and thank you to the parents who brought food and drink to support it! The boys appreciate it.

A shout out to Kevin McPherson for those great articles in the Brighton Pittsford Post – thank you!

Thanks to Greg & Christie Johnson for putting together the Team Directory, and to Kevin Horey for donating the printing of the directory. Great job and we appreciate the time and energy you all put into this! It looks terrific!

Last but not least, thank you to our team photographers, Sharlene Ransford and Laura Ruffino, who are out there at every meet snapping away, capturing the special moments at each meet. The job doesn’t end there – they also take the time to upload all of those photos to the team photo sharing website for all to enjoy after every meet. Thanks for all of your work to date and for being people we can count on! We do enjoy pictures of our kids!!

Also, a thank you to a few additional parents for taking and uploading photos and videos recently – Andrew Goodfriend and Tim Thiemel. It is appreciated!

Events:

1) Morning Practices Per Coach Schmitt’s schedule handout (Tuesday, January 14th and Thursday January 16th, 6am-7am at Mendon HS Pool).

2) Senior Recognition Meet, January 14th, Tuesday, 4:30, at our home pool versus Webster. Please plan to arrive a little early to capture special moments and to honor our seniors, as they walk out onto the pool deck for their very last home meet as members of Pittsford Swimming & Diving (have the Kleenex ready folks….)

3)Away Meet, Thursday, 4:30, vs. Irondequoit (AWAY). Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org.

4)Bagel Duty for Saturday, January 18th - Varsity Swimmers see a captain for more info; Ian Marin to bring bagels for JV Swimmers; Sydney Taylor to bring bagels for divers (please bring bagels onto the bus for the diving invite).

5)Athletes Dress Up for School on Thursday January 16th: Any Color Button Down Shirt, Tie and Dress Pants/Shoes (no gym shoes).

6)Monroe County Diving invitational on Saturday January 18th, at Gates Chili H.S. Timing is still TBD on this one folks (as soon as Coach hears, will send out a note to all). Come on out and cheer on our awesome divers!



Friday, January 10
Update to Practice THIS Saturday, January 11th.

THIS Saturday Pracitce time changes:

JV will go from 8:45-11,

Varsity from 9:45-12:30,

everyone at Mendon H.S. pool.



Sunday, January 5
Weekly Update January 5, 2014

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team Week of January 5 th

2014 Events & Updates

Congratulations to the team – athletes and coaches alike – on our team’s first place finish at the Fab Four Invitational this weekend! From the diving competition on Friday to the swim events on Saturday, this was an exciting meet with some terrific performances and great competitive spirit from all! Watch for an update in HS morning announcements this week, and a likely article in the BP Post soon. Also, be sure to check out the great photos (thanks to all of our contributing photograhers!) of the events at our Shutterfly photo sharing site: Great job everyone!!

Events:

1) Morning Practices Per Coach Schmitt’s schedule handout (Thursday, January 9th only, 6am-7am at Mendon HS Pool).

2) Psyche Party! Monday night January 6th, on the eve of our meet against Fairport. Will be held at the home of Barb and Greg Krapf, 77 E. Jefferson Road, and will begin at the end of Varsity Swim Practice (around 6:15). Please, if you are on the food donation schedule for this event, plan to deliver food items to the Krapf’s home ahead of time, by 5:30p at the latest. Please do not send in with your son – hosts really appreciate the time to set up and organize ahead of many hungry boys reaching the house after practice. If you need to make other special arrangements, please contact the Krapfs directly at 233-3036 or 385-6739 or 329-6725.

For more info see the HANDOUTS page on our website (or LINK BELOW) for food schedule and information on food prep. Thank you!

3)Away Meet, Tuesday, 4:30, vs. Fairport (AWAY). For new families to the team: This meet tends to be one of the most exciting meets of our season, one you won’t want to miss. Meet Location: Fairport HS. Would advise anyone planning to attend to get to the meet as early as possible – this is usually a very well attended (and loud!) meet to if you want to be sure to get a seat, arrive by 4pm at the latest. Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org.

4)Athletes Dress Up for School on Tuesday January 7th: Any Color Button Down Shirt, Tie and Dress Pants/Shoes (no gym shoes).

5)Home Meet, Thursday, January 9th, 4:30pm, vs. Penfield (HOME).  

6) Please note: there is no diving invitational on Saturday January 11th. The Canandaigua Diving Invite originally scheduled for the 11th was moved to Saturday, January 25th.

HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL AT FAIRPORT!!



Psych Party
Handout: Psych Party Information

Tuesday, December 31
NO January 4th JV Practice
All, There will be no JV Swim Practice on Saturday January 4th. If you have any questions, please see Coach. Thanks, Jeanine Thiemel

Tuesday, December 31
Fab Four

To Varsity Swimmers & Families:

Your son should be at Mendon HS on Saturday morning in time to board the bus, which will leave at 7am. Poolside snacks will be provided. The meet is expected to end by about 2:30. There is no need for the boys to dress formally for this invitational meet. The meet takes place at Bath-Haverling High School which is about a 90 minute drive from Pittsford.

Have a Happy New Year!

 

Jeanine Thiemel



Sunday, December 15
Weekly Update December 15, 2013

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team

Week of December 15th, 2013

Events & Updates:

1) Morning Practices Per Coach Schmitt’s schedule handout (Tuesday 16th, 6am-7am at Mendon HS Pool).

2)Away Meet, Tuesday, 4:30, vs. Canandaigua (AWAY). Meet Location: Canandaigua Academy. Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org or http://www.eteamz.com/Pittswim/locations/

3) Invitational Meet, Saturday December 21st. Shenendehowa Holiday Invitational. For confirmed athlete attendees, there will be a short practice on Friday at MHS from 3-4pm prior to bus departure; Bus leaves from MHS Friday December 20th at 4:30 sharp. Events on Saturday December 21st include a 9am Diving Meet and 1:30pm Swimming Meet. See prior email to confirmed athlete attendees for additional details. All athletes should bring cash for a quick dinner stop on the way home Saturday night. Bus returns to MHS on Saturday evening, between 9:45 and 10:15pm. If you have any questions about your son’s attendance, please contact Coach Schmitt at richard_schmitt@penfield.monroe.edu.

4)Athletes Dress Up for School on Tuesday December 16th: Any Color Button Down Shirt, Tie and Dress Pants/Shoes (no gym shoes). Athletes should see one of the captains if there are questions (this will be reviewed at practice).

5) Changes to Friday & Saturday Dec 20th and 21st practices – Per Coach Shmitt’s 12/15 email communication, there will be no practice for any athletes not attending the Shenendehowa Invitational, on Friday December 20th or Saturday December 21st.

Practice resumes for all on Monday, December 23rd, with a 9:45am start time for Varsity Swimmers and 8:45am start time for JV Swimmers, at MHS. Coach Schmitt will be handing out updated calendars at practices this week.

6) SpiritWear Orders – please note that for any SpiritWear orders placed, you will be receiving an email confirmation from Athletic Outlet letting you know when orders are in and available for pickup at the store on Jefferson Road in Henrietta. If you have any question about your orders, please contact the store directly unless you hear additional updates on this by email from me.



Monday, December 2
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Saturday, December 7
Updated Schedule for January/December 12/4/13
Handout: Updated Schedule 12-4-13

Sunday, December 8
Week of December 8, 2013

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team Week of December 8th, 2013

Events & Updates:

1) Morning Practices Per Coach Schmitt’s schedule handout (Tuesday, Thursday, Dec 10th & 12th , 6am-7am at Mendon HS Pool).

2)Away Meet, Tuesday, 4:30, vs. Victor (AWAY). Meet Location: Victor High School. Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org . You can also go to LOCATIONS on the left side to get MAPS of each school locations.

3)Away Meet, Thursday, 4:30, vs. Gates Chili (AWAY). Meet Location: Gates Chili High School. Link to schedule & school addresses, maps: www.schedulesonline.org   You can also go to LOCATIONS on the left side to get MAPS of each school locations.

4)Athletes Dress Up for School on Tuesday & Thursday: Any Color Button Down Shirt, Tie and Dress Pants/Shoes (no gym shoes). Athletes should see one of the captains if there are questions (this will be reviewed at practice).

5) Saturday Dec 14th practice time – Practices begin at 9am for JV Swimmers, 10am for Varsity Swimmers, and 9am for Divers (check in with Coach McMann to confirm)

6) Saturday Bagels, Dec 14th: The athletes noted in Bagel Schedule (found in handouts) are asked for a group bagel donation for the Athletes’ consumption at the conclusion of Saturday’s practice. For additional details, please see the Breakfast Bagels details in your Parent Kickoff envelope/info packet. Please note, all donations are strictly voluntary. Athletes are also free to speak to one of the captains if they have any questions.

7)Saturday Dec 14th- Deadline to Turn in payment & Menu Choice for Shen Holiday Invitational – turn in to Coach Schmitt (Confirmed attendees only; if you have a question about this, please see Coach Schmitt asap)


Handout: Bagel Schedule

Monday, December 2
Week of December 1st, 2013
Psyche Party Schedule
Psyche Party Schedule

Pittsford HS Boys Swimming & Diving Team

Week of December 1st, 2013

Events & Updates:

1) Morning Practices Per Coach Schmitt’s schedule handout (Tuesday, Thursday, Dec 3rd & 5th , 6am-7am at Mendon HS Pool).

2) 1st Psych Party of the Season, for All Athletes (Wednesday Evening Dec 4th; begins immediately after practice, ends approximately 8pm). Hosts are Jeanine & Tim Thiemel, 12 Split Rock Road, h 389-1914 / c 750-7078. For those families on the Dec 4th Psych Party food donation schedule, and planning to bring their donated food items, please plan to deliver food hot and pre-cooked, by 5:45pm to the Thiemel home. Included serving utensils are appreciated. All Food Donations are Strictly Voluntary. The Voluntary Psyche Party Food Donation Schedule for Dec 4th, as copied from the Parent Kickoff envelope/Info packet, is extracted in image above (and additional details regarding food prep can be found in your Parent Kickoff Envelope / info packet): Parents: If you need to make a switch, please plan to make arrangements with another family using the contact information on the team roster handed out and also posted on the website. Our goal is to have enough hot food to feed 53 hungry athletes. All Food Donations Are Strictly Voluntary. Thanks in advance.

3)1st Dual Meet of the Season, Thursday, 4:30, vs. Hilton (AWAY). Meet Location: Merton Williams middle school, at 200 School Lane, Hilton.

4)Athletes Dress Up for School on Thursday: Any Color Button Down Shirt, Tie and Dress Pants/Shoes (no gym shoes). Athletes should see one of the captains if there are questions (this will be reviewed at practice).

5)Permanent Saturday practice time change for JV Swimmers Only – Practices will begin at 10am and conclude at noon. (Note: no change to Varsity or Diving practice schedules)

6) Saturday Bagels, Dec 7th: The athletes noted in image below are asked for a group bagel donation for the Athletes’ consumption at the conclusion of Saturday’s practice. For additional details, please see the Breakfast Bagels details in your Parent Kickoff envelope/info packet. Please note, all donations are strictly voluntary. Athletes are also free to speak to one of the captains if they have any questions. An excerpt from the Parent Kickoff Envelope / Info packet can be found in the image above.

 

7) Applebees Fundraiser, Sunday December 8th. Athlete Work Schedule was communicated by email direct to all parents and athletes by Mitch Ling, father of athlete Cameron Ling. You can see a copy of the schedule under HANDOUTS. The work schedule runs from 7:30-10:30am. The breakfast event is open to the public from 8-10am. Athletes should wear (any) spiritwear to their work shift. Athletes not able to work their assigned shift please arrange a switch with another athlete and then email Mr. Ling to let him know of the switch; or let Coach Schmitt know directly if you will be unable to work. For families or guests planning to enjoy the breakfast, please remember to bring your tickets. Tickets can also be purchased at the door. Please direct questions regarding this event to Mitch Ling at mitch.ling@mac.com or Coach Schmitt at Richard_Schmitt@penfield.monroe.edu



Saturday Breakfast Schedule
Saturday Breakfast Schedule