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“I AM WARRIOR” DOCUMENTARY
*An Arapahoe graduate is working on a sports documentary and looking for student participation. Coach Richmond is sharing this letter with you. The documentarian’s email is below and the student questionnaire is attached if you want to pursue. *

Hello! My name is Savanna and I am a college student at the University of Colorado, Denver. I am in my third of studies- studying film and television. This semester, I’m taking a documentary class and as a final project each student is required to make their own documentary.

Since last year, it has been my focus to make one with the basis that sports help alleviate stress and create comradery in teenagers. Since I am an alumni of Arapahoe High School, I thought ‘What better way than to showcase what my old high school has to offer.’.

After speaking with Mrs. Promenko (the principle of AHS), Mr. Ewert (the superintendent of LPS), and Mrs. Bradley (an educator at AHS)- they all believe a project like this would be beneficial to all involved parties. My documentary is titled (so far) ‘I Am A Warrior’. I know Mrs. Bradley has spoken to a few of you about this project and your willingness to help. (Thank you so much!)

I am currently looking for students in different sports to be interviewed about what student athletics do for them. How does it help them cope with everyday stress? What do they hope to achieve with playing said sport? Etc…. Would it be possible that any of you/your athletes would be interested in participating in this documentary? Part of filming would be done inside of Arapahoe High School, while other filming (b-roll = extra footage) would take place during games and practices (if allowed).

I do not have current filming dates yet as I am working with Mrs. Promenko and Mrs. Bradley to establish when that will be possible. However, I would like to coordinate with you as well to figure out the best possible times my small crew and I can film- without disrupting practice.

Lastly, I would like to request that I come in to one of your practices and speak to you/your team about the project. I have all the proper and appropriate forms that would need to be signed; as well as, a questionnaire for the student athletes to film out.

Attached above are those forms and the questionnaire. If it is not a possibility for me to come in and speak, I would ask that you please print them off and hand them to your athletes then scan them to me.

If you have any question, comments, etc. please don’t hesitate to reach out!

Savanna Poelma
Student
The College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado, Denver
savanna.poelma@ucdenver.edu

The document Student_Questionaire_.docx was attached to this post.

WARRIOR HEADLINES: 2020 SEASON IS ON!
TRYOUT GROUPS FOR WEEK ONE & SCHEDULE,
SWIM N’ THINGS SALE, ADVICE FOR PARENTS,

Tryout groups for this week only (Varsity list attached, this software only allows one attachment). The groups are not final for the season yet. This week will determine groupings for Mar 9 week and swimmers can move up or down depending on: commitment, training ability, attitude, goals, practice behavior, habits. All swimmers and divers must register with the Arapahoe swimming team registration.

Varsity: Zachary Babbs, Daniel Bensen, Jack Berdahl, Riley Berrett, Luke Bosley, Luke Brill, Joshua Camp, Matthew Carey, Alexander Chakounis, Logan Collins, Atticus Conn, Anthony Dallapiazza, Jack Dooley, Owen East, Jack Giesen, Michael Greene, Fletcher Hayes, Aaron Ives, Reid Kamionka, Taylor Kelly, Braden Kinnes, Mathias Labuszewski, Logan Lewis, Andrew Lotocki, Gabe Macklem, Corey Mattson, Beau Moody, Mason Oliva, Gabriel Pope, Kieran Pope, Joshua Price, Brady Roswech, Kevin Roth, Jackson Rottschafer, Jack Seavall, James Shaver, Noah Stark, Brody Thompson, Charles Trask, Dalton Walker, Caleb Weldon, Sawyer Zusi

JV: Sebastian Arthur, Donovan Bradley, Sean Brandel, Nathan Braun, Quincy Brostrom, Tyler Chestnut, Finn Conn, Liam Coughlin, Cameron Dooley, Jack Dunnington, Lawson Enley, Anthony Evege, Colin Formanek, Erik Greenleaf, Alex Guadnola, Dean Lauffer, Brody Lefever, Travian Lenox, Bobby Liam, Sam Mantle, Cody McCoumb, Monty Miletich, Jack Neale, Tanner Pangburn, Luke Peretti, Avery Peterlin, Dain Presley, Sebastian Pucher, Alex Smith, Dylan St aubin, Sam Vinci

THIS WEEK
Varsity I 3:40-5:55 pm (Some of the boys who have less training right now in this group may be designated Varsity II and may be dismissed around 5:10)

JV 4:45 – 6:00 pm

MORNINGS
The first Varsity morning practice is Wednesday, March 4 from 7:40-8:50 am. Coach Richmond will specify the varsity swimmers expected to attend morning practices.

JV morning practices are scheduled for Tuesday and Thursday mornings from
6:40-7:50 am.

FRIDAY MARCH 6 (AND SATURDAY MARCH 7)
Varsity I 8-10:30 am
Varsity II 8-10 am
JV try out group 10-11:30 am

DIVE
Practice schedule will be M, W and F at 5:00pm, and T and Th at 5:15.

MANDATORY CONCUSSION TESTING: THIS THURSDAY MARCH 5 AT 3:45PM FOR ALL FRESHMAN AND JUNIORS ATHLETES, AND SOPH AND SENIORS WHO ARE NEW TO SWIM/DIVE. Room N1496

SUGGESTIONS FOR WEEK ONE: If boys plan to use lockers during practice, they should bring a lock. Don’t forget water. And meet someone new: if you see a Captain or Senior sitting by themselves, looking lonely, introduce yourself!

AHS ENTRANCES
From Janelle Weems: All athletes and coaches should enter and exit the building for all sports practices/games thru the WEST ATHLETIC ENTRANCE. No access will be given to teams trying to enter through the North Forum, North Cafeteria or East Entrance doors after 3:31 p.m.

SWIM N’ THINGS SALE
Perfect time to stock up: Swim n’ Things has their annual 40% off all regular priced items sale from now through Thursday (Mar 5). Includes in stock tech suits and high end goggles. Remember to tell them you’re with Arapahoe HS Swimming – they are a big supporter!

TRANSFER STUDENTS
Twenty-five students have transferred into Arapahoe High School since the end of the first semester. We need to be on the look-out for any transfer students if they happen to join our sport. There is a special process for getting transfers into athletics and we want to start the process as soon as possible.

CALENDAR & DATES
*The calendar http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/events is updated almost daily. Times and dates change frequently but the season is starting to take shape! *

April 4 & 11 – Parents, it looks like we’ll be hosting the AHS Relays and Invitational on back to back weekends. Please put these on your calendars and plan to volunteer!

COACH RECOMMENDS for PARENTS:
Don’t know what to say to your son on race/dive day? Coach Richmond recommends this article for how parents can help their athletes: https://www.zwinningmindset.com/10-ways-parents-can-help-their-kids-perform-the-best/?mc_cid=eda1968d48&mc_eid=397847eaae

KING SOOPERS REWARDS PROGRAM
Although the benefits have changed in recent years, AHS Swim/Dive still makes a substantial amount of money from our members’ usage (plus family and friends). It’s easier than ever to sign up and use – no cards necessary anymore!

Simply link your King Soopers Rewards Account to Arapahoe Boys Swim and Dive via the mobile App:
1. Open up the King Soopers App on your phone.
2. In the upper right hand corner, click the four small white boxes which brings up a list with Shopping List, Recipes, Rewards, etc.
3. In the Middle of this list page, click on My Account.
4. Under Loyalty, click on “Community Rewards”
5. Here you will Select Arapahoe Boys Swim and Dive with the code: LX676

THIS TEAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
We are offering new opportunities for local businesses to sponsor the team for the season or a meet, and/or taking out an ad in a program. These funds could be a real help to purchase needed equipment or offset the rising costs of running a team. If you have ideas, please contact mroswech@gmail.com
The Sponsorship/Advertising form is available at ahsswimdive.com

The document varsity_tryout_gropu_march_2-7.pdf was attached to this post.

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WARRIOR HEADLINES: VOLUNTARY PRACTICES, SPRING SPORTS MEETING, REGISTRATION, CALENDAR, KING SOOPERS

The email version of this message was the first sent exclusively to the 2020 Registration group and not to the 2019 listings or other folks. Please do a buddy check and see if your family members or friends on the team also received so we know we’re covering everyone! If anyone is not receiving, please reach out to tvgiesen@gmail.com

VOLUNTARY PRACTICES THIS WEEK
Voluntary Swimming Practices are scheduled from 3:40- 5:30pm each day this week. No morning practice until Wednesday, March 4 for select varsity swimmers.

SPRING SPORTS MEETING
Tomorrow night (Monday 2/24) at 6:30pm is the Spring Sports Meeting in the Auditorium at Arapahoe High School. All families should plan to attend.

REGISTRATION
We have just over 70 athletes signed up for the team with a couple more boys still considering. There’s still time to join the team! If you missed the deadline, please contact Marc Roswech mroswech@gmail.com and he’ll get you squared away. Remember that Membership requires three registrations: Booster, AHS and CHSSAA—links to all three are at the bottom of this email.

CALENDAR & DATES
*We have started filling in our calendar on AHSSwimDive.com. Please note that many of these dates are very tentative right now. Dates and plans should firm up more in the next couple of weeks. This calendar is updated almost daily as we get into the season so please use it as a resource. We generally do not put practices on the schedule as they change so frequently. *

Wednesday Feb 26 – 3:55pm Senior Boys Pictures. Monty Nuss, 6761 S Broadway, Littleton. Boys should wear jeans and last year’s shirt. For more details, Seniors should contact the Captains.

PARENT SOCIAL THANK YOU
A big thank you to Cathy Kamionka and all the volunteers that made last week’s Parent Social and Open Board Meeting such a success. More events are coming so watch your inboxes!

KING SOOPERS REWARDS PROGRAM
Although the benefits have changed in recent years, AHS Swim/Dive still makes a substantial amount of money from our members’ usage (plus family and friends). It’s easier than ever to sign up and use – no cards necessary anymore!

Simply link your King Soopers Rewards Account to Arapahoe Boys Swim and Dive via the mobile App:
1. Open up the King Soopers App on your phone.
2. In the upper right hand corner, click the four small white boxes which brings up a list with Shopping List, Recipes, Rewards, etc.
3. In the Middle of this list page, click on My Account.
4. Under Loyalty, click on “Community Rewards”
5. Here you will Select Arapahoe Boys Swim and Dive with the code: LX676

COACH RECOMMENDS:
Fed up with choking on race day? Coach Richmond is recommending the Mental Training program Conquer the Pool. Cost $39. https://www.yourswimlog.com/conquer-the-pool/

THIS TEAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
At the kickoff, Booster VP Marc Roswech talked about new opportunities for local businesses to sponsor the team for the season or a meet, and/or taking out an ad in a program. These funds could be a real help to purchase needed equipment or offset the rising costs of running a team. If you have ideas, please contact mroswech@gmail.com
The Sponsorship/Advertising form is available at ahsswimdive.com

GET REGISTERED!
These are the three links you need to get your son registered:
AHS School Registration: https://arapahoehs-ar.rschooltoday.com
AHS Athletics: http://www.ahswarriors.org
2020 AHS Swim and Dive Booster Club Registration: http://www.active.com/centennial-co/water-sports/swimming-registrations/arapahoe-high-school-boys-swim-and-dive-team-2020
THESE LINKS WILL ALSO HELP:
SwimNThings: http://swimnthings.com (mention “AHS Boys Swim & Dive Team” for a discount)
Transportation Forms/Waivers: https://www.ahswarriors.org/page/3070
Physical Form: https://www.ahswarriors.org/sites/ahswarriors.org/files/files/Shared_Webmaster/Physical%20Form%20(1).pdf
LPS Athletic Handbook: https://www.ahswarriors.org/sites/ahswarriors.org/files/files/Shared_Webmaster/7-2018%20Athletic%20Code%20of%20Conduct%20single%20sheet%20(1).pdf
AHS Athletics FAQ: https://www.ahswarriors.org/sport/info

AHS Girls Swim & Dive End of Season Banquet Details
Date: Wednesday, February 26
Time: 5:30 Doors open
Location: AHS Cafeteria

Doors open at 5:30 so families may arrive, pick up meals, and find their seats.

The program begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Learn more: http://teampages.com/clubs/5843/pages/178142

FINAL CALL FOR REGISTRATION!
Saturday February 15 was the deadline to register for the Booster membership….BUT there’s still time to join the team. If you missed the deadline, please contact Marc Roswech mroswech@gmail.com and he’ll get you squared away. Remember that Membership requires three registrations: Booster, AHS and CHSSAA—links to all three are at the bottom of this email.

SWIM CLINIC STARTS TUESDAY
Head Swimming Coach Mike Richmond will offer a one-week preseason swimming clinic to all new Arapahoe Boys (and Girls) swimmer beginning Tuesday (through Friday the 21st). The cost is $35 for four days at 1.5 hours per day (six total hours) from 3:45-5:15 pm. Contact Coach Richmond at mrichmond@lps.k12.co.us for more information.

THURSDAY PARENT SOCIAL
It’s almost time for the season to start, which means it’s also time for our first Parent Social. Please join us this Thursday, February 20 at the Heritage Greens Clubhouse from 6-8 pm for food (provided by the team), drinks (provided by you), and a good time (provided everyone joins us)! 4814 E Links Circle, Centennial CO 80122 Please help us estimate our headcount by submitting your RSVP to this Evite: http://evite.me/bKybE6Fmev The Parent Social will be followed by an Open Booster Meeting from 8-9 pm. All are welcome!

CONGRATS AHS GIRLS
The Arapahoe Girls Swim Dive Team sent 19 athletes to State and finished 5th Overall.
Junior Lyndsey Wehr placed third in the 50 Free with an All-American qualifying and new team record – :23.28. Lyndsey’s new 50 freestyle Arapahoe team record surpasses 2017 Arapahoe graduate and current Indiana University junior Laurel Eiber’s team record. In the 100 Freestyle, Lyndsey’s :51.04 placed her 5th and a second All-American qualifying time.
Junior Meg Bergstrom placed 2nd in the 500 free with a top-three all-time best Arapahoe performance and new personal best of 5:05.19.
Junior Miri Griffin was 6th in the 500 and a lifetime best of 5:08.11.
Freshman Lindsey Louder was 10th in the 100 backstroke and personal best :57.94
Senior Anna Wetzel placed 5th in the 100 Breaststroke at 1:04.21
The 200 Free Relay final time of 1:35.82 is All-American relay qualifying. The foursome of: junior Lyndsey Wehr, senior Anna Wetzel, freshman Ryan Johnston, junior Ashley Tellenger placed 5th.
In Diving, junior Kyndall Tatum moved up from 15th to 9th place overall!
Congrats to the girls for a great season…and with all the strong performances of the Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors—there’s a great future ahead.

SAVE THE DATES
Note: now that the Girls Season is over, we will add our dates to the calendar this week.

Saturday May 2 – Sunday May 3—We are planning to host a booth at After Prom. This would be a great chance to pull an all-nighter and meet other swim parents. Details coming soon.

THIS TEAM IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY…
At the kickoff, Booster VP Marc Roswech talked about new opportunities for local businesses to sponsor the team for the season or a meet, and/or taking out an ad in a program. These funds could be a real help to purchase needed equipment or offset the rising costs of running a team. If you have ideas, please contact mroswech@gmail.com
The Sponsorship/Advertising form is available at ahsswimdive.com

GET REGISTERED!
These are the three links you need to get your son registered:
AHS School Registration: https://arapahoehs-ar.rschooltoday.com
AHS Athletics: http://www.ahswarriors.org
2020 AHS Swim and Dive Booster Club Registration: http://www.active.com/centennial-co/water-sports/swimming-registrations/arapahoe-high-school-boys-swim-and-dive-team-2020

THESE LINKS WILL ALSO HELP:
SwimNThings: http://swimnthings.com (mention “AHS Boys Swim & Dive Team” for a discount)
Transportation Forms/Waivers: https://www.ahswarriors.org/page/3070
Physical Form: https://www.ahswarriors.org/sites/ahswarriors.org/files/files/Shared_Webmaster/Physical%20Form%20(1).pdf
LPS Athletic Handbook: https://www.ahswarriors.org/sites/ahswarriors.org/files/files/Shared_Webmaster/7-2018%20Athletic%20Code%20of%20Conduct%20single%20sheet%20(1).pdf

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