News and Announcements

Warrior News Headlines:
Senior Night Tuesday 4:30pm
Volunteer Background Checks—LAST CHANCE!
Another State Diver, Other Recognitions
Schedule: This Week, Team Feeds, Senior Dinner Change
Important B League Info
Late Season Gear
A League Program Ads
A League Athlete Spirit Messages & Shout Outs

SENIOR NIGHT TUESDAY
Tuesday night is our final home meet (not including A League) and we will honor our great senior athletes at 4:30pm before the 5:00pm meet. We are in need of several volunteers. As of Sunday morning only 6 of 15 slots were filled! Non-senior parents, please consider signing up for these positions so our senior parents can relax and enjoy (and maybe cry a little).
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44adad2d6-ahsboys

VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKSDEADLINE!
Just two days left to comply—please fill this out if you haven’t! Arapahoe has asked us to ask all volunteers, ANYONE who has contact with students, to fill out this background check. It only takes a couple of minutes. Here is the message from the school:
The district is now requiring all volunteers to complete a background check in order to have contact with Arapahoe student-athletes. The fee for this background check is being paid by the district as long as this has been done by the end of the day on Tue. 4/30/19.

Please instruct all parents who are volunteering within your booster club program to click here <https://lps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/lps/login_form.aspx?app=0%20>
to complete the background check.
Please fill out this form ASAP…thanks.

STATE QUALIFIER
Congratulations to freshman diver Collier Dyer for qualifying for State! Three of our five divers have now qualified.

ABOVE AND BEYOND
The coaches would like to recognize and thank the following swimmers for doing a great job leading the team in meet setup and cleanup:
Josh Camp
Harrison Goodman
Aaron Ives
Taylor Kelly
While we know there are other swimmers that have been very helpful, these swimmers have really stood out to us and it is much appreciated.

SCHEDULE
Mon April 29—3:37-4:10 in the Forum—Video: From the Water to the Wood

Mon April 29—B League—Be sure to check your entries

Tue April 30—Senior Night—Lewis Palmer at AHS—4:30pm
B League swimmers may not swim on Tuesday vs Lewis Palmer due to the proximity to the B League meet on Saturday.
JV will practice Tuesday morning 6:50-7:50 am

Thurs May 2—B League Team Feed this week at Lefever’s after practice on Thursday, 5994 S. Elm Ct.
More details and signup info can be found here.
B League swimmers will depart practice for the B League team dinner by
4:45pm
A League qualifying swimmers will be excused between 5:45-6:15 pm depending on the training group.
No haircuts at the B League dinner! See expectations below.
Swimmers will not be encouraged or coaxed into having a teammate cut their hair
Swimmers are encouraged to trim their hair but the coaching staff does not condone or support haircuts by their teammates.

Sat May 4
A League qualifiers will have a practice Saturday morning from 7:15-8:45 am
State qualifiers will practice from 6:45-8:45 am

Sat May 4—B LEAGUE MEET (Swim only)
Warm-up 8:20 – 9:50 a.m.
Swimming Starts 10:00 a.m.
Bus departure B League TBA

Centennial “B” Championship Meet Rules are as follows:
All male swimmers representing the Centennial League schools are eligible to compete
Any swimmer who competes in an individual event in the “B” meet may not participate in the “A” meet in the same event, except as a member of a relay team, UNLESS, that swimmers qualifies for “A” Championships at the “B” Championship Meet, or the team has less than four qualifiers in that event.
In the event of an “A” Championship Meet qualifying times achieved in individual events at the “B” Championships, that swimmer will be permitted to enter the “A” Championships in the event(s) he qualified in.

Championship Meet suits – Arapahoe Swimming places a high value on swimmers wearing a championship meet “fast” meet suit. We have put out the info on the fast suits twice. The “high end” suits need to be ordered allowing 7-10 days shipping. Swim n’ Things has a few high end (higher prices) suits in stock, but the lower end suits (lower prices) are on the floor.
We recommend either Swim’NThings or a local vendor-“Out of Breath Sports” on Arapahoe Rd. Correct sizing is important. Check with your teammates and the vendor for accurate guidance

Mon May 6—DATE & LOCATION CHANGE: Senior Dinner, 6:30pm at Big Daddy Burgers at Southglenn. This is senior athletes and coaches only.

Wed May 8—A League Team Feed (A League swimmers only) at Pope’s, 5222 E Maplewood Place, also right after practice.

Our schedule is regularly updated at:
http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/events

LATE SEASON GEAR
If your son needs a cap or any additional gear for the final weeks of the season contact Cindy Hayes cindycfm@gmail.com

SPIRIT MESSAGES AND DIVE SHOUT OUTS FOR A LEAGUE Congratulate your son on a great season!
Since Arapahoe is the host school for A League, we are allowed to provide personalized messages for Arapahoe swimmers and divers during prelims. If you are interested, please see the detailed information below. Messages cost $10.00 and the money goes to the Boys Swim & Dive Booster Club Fund to help support the team feeds, equipment, events, etc., throughout the season.

Messages can be a Maximum number of 10 words. Cost is $10.00

Spirit Messages will be displayed on the scoreboard throughout the meet at the bottom. “Congratulations Jack on making state!” “Nick, four years of swimming, well done!” “We are proud of Gage Weren!” “Senior year!!! Congrats Benji!”

Shout out Messages during Diving prelims will take place during warm up. These will be said by our diving announcer over the PA system. We cannot scroll messages during diving prelims, as it is a distraction for the boys going off the board. “Head first shout out to Geddon!” “We love Collier, Go Warriors!”

If you are interested in supporting the boosters and cheering on your son, email your spirit message to tina@sjbconsulting.com by Wednesday, May 8th. Remember, 10 words or less. For payment, you can do cash or check. Make checks out to AHS Boys Swim and Dive and mail it to the address below. Or even better, just bring the $10.00 to the concessions stand during Prelims.

A LEAGUE PROGRAM
We are looking for advertisements for the A League Program. If you run a small business or work for a company that would like to support our boys, Ads can be purchased for inclusion in the A League Program, pricing is below:
Full Page $100
Half Page $50
Quarter Page $25

If you are interested please contact Tina Brewer 720-218-9468, or tina@sjbconsulting.com

NO PRACTICE TODAY
As part of the LPS school closings, all after-school activities and athletics are shut down this afternoon (Wed 4/17). We always hope our Warriors and the entire metro area stays safe.

The following Volunteer post was the original reason for this update, and is unrelated to the news and closings: *
*VOLUNTEER BACKGROUND CHECKS

Arapahoe has asked us to ask all volunteers, ANYONE who has contact with students, to fill out this background check. It only takes a couple of minutes. Here is the message from the school:
The district is now requiring all volunteers to complete a background check in order to have contact with Arapahoe student-athletes. The fee for this background check is being paid by the district as long as this has been done by the end of the day on Tue. 4/30/19.

Please instruct all parents who are volunteering within your booster club program to click here <https://lps.ezcommunicator.net/edu/lps/login_form.aspx?app=0%20>
to complete the background check.
Please fill out this form ASAP…thanks.

WAHOO’S NIGHTMONDAY APRIL 22
Just a week away from the Wahoo’s fundraiser night on Monday April 22nd, between 4:00-9:00pm at the Park Meadows location…officially on Dry Creek Road, off Chester, near Guitar Center. We will get 50% of the proceeds so please come out, encourage your friends, spread the word at AHS. A flyer is attached if you want to share with friends.

SCHEDULE
Thurs, April 18—AHS at Cherry Creek HS—There will NOT be bus transportation to the Cherry Creek away meet on April 18th. Please plan to get your swimmers to Cherry Creek after school.

Fri April 19 & Sat April 20—Jeffco Invitational—see info in last week’s newsletter

Our schedule is regularly updated at:
http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/events

Warrior News Headlines:
Wahoo’s Night April 22
JeffCo Invite this weekend, IMPORTANT JV Info
State and A League Qualifying
Sharing Photos
Schedule Updates, This Week’s Meet
Volunteer Updates, Needs
A League Ads
After Prom
Establishing Warrior Scholarship
One last time; King Soopers Cards – the final update

WAHOO’S NIGHTMONDAY APRIL 22
Just a week away from the Wahoo’s fundraiser night on Monday April 22nd, between 4:00-9:00pm at the Park Meadows location…officially on Dry Creek Road, off Chester, near Guitar Center. We will get 50% of the proceeds so please come out, encourage your friends, spread the word at AHS. A flyer is attached if you want to share with friends.

JEFFCO INVITATIONAL FRI/SAT
A detailed overview of times and events is attached to this document.
Friday: 2:45pm JV Diving, 5:00 Varsity Swim Prelims
Saturday: 8:00am JV Swim Prelims, 9:30am Varsity Dive, 4:00pm Varsity Swim

JV INFO, IMPORTANT:
Jeffco has a JV component for their Invitational as well as Varsity. For JV, both Preliminaries and Finals take place on Saturday the 20th. Prelims start at 8:00am and Finals will start at 4:00pm along with Finals for Varsity.

From George Farner: We are entering two separate teams, Black and Gold. I have 37 boys total entered into the JV Invite. I need to know by Monday morning of ANY JV boys who will not be attending. We are limited to 4 entries per event. There are no deck changes or entries allowed that morning. I need to submit our lineup Monday evening. I CANNOT have boys taking up entry spots who end up not going for WHATEVER reason.

Any JV boys that cannot make it need to contact me ASAP by text at 303-513-7513 or via email at georgefarner@comcast.net

The JV bus will leave AHS precisely at 5:45am. Do not be late.
JV preliminaries will end around 11:00. There is NO bus back at that time. I expect maybe 18-20 JV boys to qualify for Finals, either in Individual Events, Relays or both. JV boys who do not qualify for Finals have three options:
1) Go home with parent when prelims are over.
2) Stay and go to lunch with team, then get picked up and go home.
3) Stay for all day anyway and ride the bus back at the end of Finals around 6:30.

It is a longstanding tradition that the JV boys walk about 125 yards across the parking lot and have a nice, fun lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings. They are used to us. Boys will need to bring their own money and know how to tip appropriately. I can help on that score. After that, the boys usually just rest, watch diving or otherwise amuse themselves. Myself and Matt will be there the whole time to supervise.

They would be wise to bring a pillow, blanket, or whatever to rest with. With 23 schools entered, it is crowded on the deck for swimmers and spectators. Besides the limited seating for spectators in the stands, there is a decent sized area for spectators with camp chairs.

I have tried to split the two teams fairly evenly so more boys will have an opportunity to qualify for Finals. Top 10 in JV portion advance to Finals. 20 for varsity.

STATE QUALIFIERS
Congratulations to Senior diver Zack Lefever who qualified for State at the Arapahoe Invite. All State qualifiers are listed on the right side of our webpage (by year and alphabetical)

A LEAGUE QUAL TIMES 2019
This has also been posted in the “Announcements” portion of our website:
200 Free – 2.03.50
200 IM – 2.24.00
50 Free – 25.50
100 Fly – 1.05.00
100 Free – 56.50
500 Free – 5.55.00
100 Back – 1.04.50
100 Breast – 1.14.00

COUNTDOWN
Number of Days to Peak Performance Opportunities
As of Sunday, April 14…
B-League 20 days
A-League (at Arapahoe) 26 days
State 32 days

PHOTOS
For years Tina Brewer has been taking pictures of the team, and she is posting her pictures this year on the website (www.ahsswimdive.com), Click on Photos and you can view and download. Thanks Tina!

Other parents are working on a link parents could use to share their meet photos and in the meantime, here is a link to some pics from the Grandview meet: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1vscr__lX8PH4hWSPRYofzLLvopBNWRb9 And here are some from AHS Invite:
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1EvQCPt8t9IJ1Ub50A2AhklUttRpmsvbf?usp=sharing

SCHEDULE
Mon, April 15, 3:37pm—All team members will meet in the Forum. We will continue to watch "From Water to Wood.” The Captains will send a text to the team. Also the Captains will be following up with the boys to ensure all team members are signed up to receive Captains texts. Last week the JV boys did not all receive the text regarding the schedule change on Tuesday.

Thurs, April 18—AHS at Cherry Creek HS—There will NOT be bus transportation to the Cherry Creek away meet on April 18th. Please plan to get your swimmers to Cherry Creek after school.

Fri April 19 & Sat April 20—Jeffco Invitational—see info above

Note: The Overland Meet scheduled for 4/25 has been moved back to a 5:30pm start.

Our schedule is regularly updated at:
http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/events

VOLUNTEER NEEDS
Volunteers, we’re in the home stretch but still need your help with
several items: Sign up now to help with breakfasts, pennant cutting and
timing and more during upcoming Regis, Overland and Lewis Palmer home
meets. We’ve had a break from home meets but need your help during coming
weeks. Lewis Palmer is Senior Night so if you don’t have a senior, give our
senior parents a break that night. Please check out the signup and help out
where you can.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44adad2d6-ahsboys

A LEAGUE PROGRAM ADS
We are looking for advertisements for the A League Program. If you run a small business or work for a company that would like to support our boys, ads can be purchased for inclusion in the A League Program, pricing is below.
Full Page $100
Half Page $50
Quarter Page $25
Note: We will have Swimmer “Congratulations” spaces that parents can buy. Info for these in upcoming emails.
If you are interested please contact Tina Brewer 720-218-9468, or tina@sjbconsulting.com A form for interested businesses is in the Documents folder on our web page.

AFTER PROM
Parents: We have had a special request to help with After Prom in two ways. First, we need some people to repair some of the casino games (two Plinko boards) before the May 4th prom date. This might be a great job for someone who’s good with their hands. And we also need people to volunteer for the casino room, setting up before, breaking down the next day and volunteering at After Prom. Please consider volunteering in one way or another. Contact Steve Brewer steve@sjbinfotech.com if you can help.

HEART OF A WARRIOR SCHOLARSHIP
*PARENTS—This is a great opportunity that Coach Taylor is leading. If you know a business that can help, please let us know. And if a parent is willing to take a lead on this project, please notify Coach Taylor. *
From Coach Taylor: I have been working on getting a scholarship built for the senior boys. I have all the approvals I need and am now in the process of building the scholarship committee, drafting qualifications, and pursuing donations. The scholarship will be called the Heart of a Warrior Scholarship. My goal is build a scholarship that allows a senior the opportunity to receive $1000 from their Freshman to Senior year in college. I’m reaching out to all of you to see if any of you own small businesses that would like to donate to the scholarship or work for companies that would be interested in contributing to the scholarship. If you have any interest, please reach out to me or Tina Brewer. Thank you!
Tina Brewer, 720-218-9468, tina@sjbconsulting.com
Taylor Watson, 303-704-3181, taylorwatson1288@gmail.com

KING SOOPERS CARD UPDATES
An update from the King Soopers organization about their new approach:
Dear Arapahoe High School Boys Swimming & DIving Team,
For more than 70 years, King Soopers has been committed to supporting the communities where its associates live and work. The King Soopers Neighborhood Rewards Program has helped nearly 5,000 organizations raise funds, and none of that would be possible without your support.

We know that supporting your community nonprofit should never be difficult. Starting on April 1st we are launching a new program to make it easier than ever before. This new program will allow those who support your organization to simply use their registered King Soopers loyalty card to earn funds for your organization.

Here’s How It Works:
· No more reloadable gift cards (this will now be tied to the King Soopers loyalty card)
· Share your organization or group number with friends, family, colleagues and mutual supporters
· It will pay out every quarter (starting at the end of 2nd quarter in 2019)
· Check and statement will be sent out 30 days after the end of the cycle
· Over TEN million dollars will be donated annually with this new program
· These links have great information to help with the process and answer most, if not all questions.

Your group members and supporters can enroll their King Soopers Loyalty Cards online at our secure website, www.Kingsoopers.com/communityrewards. Starting now, you can invite members to begin enrolling on-line. Starting April 1, 2019 every time an enrolled member of your group shops at King Soopers using his or her enrolled King Soopers Loyalty Card, your organization will earn rewards. In addition, once a household member enrolls his or her card, all linked King Soopers Loyalty Cards within that household will begin earning funds for your organization.

Thank you for being a part of the King Soopers Neighborhood Rewards Program. We look forward to continuing to partner with your organization in the future as a King Soopers Community Rewards member and the millions of ways we can make a difference in our communities.
Please send any questions to kingsooperscommunityrewards@kingsoopers.com

The document 2019_Jefferson_County_Boy_s_Swimming.docx was attached to this post.

Here is the list of times needed to qualify for A League 2019
200 Free – 2.03.50
200 IM – 2.24.00
50 Free – 25.50
100 Fly – 1.05.00
100 Free – 56.50
500 Free – 5.55.00
100 Back – 1.04.50
100 Breast – 1.14.00

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LPS Invite Rescheduled

Posted by Arapahoe High School Swim and Dive at Apr 11, 2019 11:05PM PDT ( 0 Comments )

The LPS Invite has been Rescheduled for Friday 4/12 at 5:00. Same location, Heritage High School, Swimmers will need to provide their own transportation.