News and Announcements

Warrior News Headlines:
Thursday’s Meet
Meet Results
State Qualifiers
Gear Delivery Monday
Volunteer Signup
Schedule Changes, This Week
Parent Social, Tuesday

THURSDAY MEETCHEROKEE TRAIL
From Coach Richmond: The meet with Cherokee Trail is at Cherokee Trail H.S. We expect to have an excused earlier release from sixth hour by 3pm. A list of participants will be sent to the attendance office to excuse our swimmers and divers at 3 pm. We will depart at 3:10 from the south Arapahoe circle drive.

We will not take all team members to the meet because we have limited lanes and events to enter swimmers. We may schedule a practice for the JV swimmers or Varsity swimmers that do not attend the meet on Thursday – T.B.D.
Note: Swimmers that do not attend practices will practice instead of compete on Thursday.

MEET RESULTS
The meet results will be posted each week in the Documents section of the left side of the AHSSwimDive site. http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/documents
Last week’s meets are posted. Note that there is a Results tab on that site but the functionality is not good so we place them in Documents.

STATE QUALIFIERS
State Qualifiers are now listed on the AHS Swim Dive Main Page http://www.ahsswimdive.com/ They are on the right side of the page under the schedule, listed by Class, then Alpha. We will update as we are notified by the coaching staff. (If you think your athlete should be added, email Tom Giesen at tvgiesen@gmail.com and we’ll confirm with coaches.)

GEAR DELIVERY
Gear orders will be distributed Monday at practices. Divers, please arrive at 4:45pm to pick up before practice. Backpacks, towels and suits for boys who registered late will be in next week. If you have any questions about gear or exchanges, please contact Cindy Hayes cindycfm@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP
Our team runs on volunteers! We ask that each family take at least four volunteer shifts per season. (You can opt out of this volunteer requirement by paying $200.) The volunteer sign-up has been updated with most events through the end of the April heading into B Leagues. If you have any questions, please email Lisa Wuthrich (lisawuthrich19@gmail.com) or Sandi Stephenson (sandi@frii.com). Thank you for the great response we’ve had so far from our awesome volunteers. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44adad2d6-ahsboys

SWIM/DIVE SCHEDULE
Some parents have asked about linking the AHS Swim Dive schedule to other scheduling programs. Unfortunately that is not an option with this Active software. The software we use does have an email notification option for calendar changes. The plan is to put long-range changes in this weekly update, and send a calendar email alert if it’s a last minute change.
The full season calendar is updated regularly: http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/events

Changes:
Wed April 15—The Team Feed has changed from 4/16 to 4/15.
Wed April 24—The Regis meets (Swimming at AHS, Dive at Regis) have changed one day, from 4/23 to 4/24. The times and locations remain the same.
Thurs April 25—The Overland meet has changed from an Away meet to a Home meet. It has been added to our Volunteer signup sheet.

This week:
Tues, March 12—Parent Social (see below)
Thurs, March 14—5:00—AHS at Cherokee Trail

PARENT SOCIAL TUESDAY NIGHT
Parents: Join us Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 pm for a chance to meet the other parents on the team over food and drink at Casa Caliente (8800 S Colorado Blvd). Food will be provided by the Boosters, as well as good conversation and and a chance for the older (sorry…more experienced) parents to answer questions from newer families. This is a parents-only event. We hope you can join us!

UPDATE: Meets Tonight and Saturday

5:00pm Tonight—First Home Meet vs Smoky Hill
We wish our swimmers and divers great success during this 2019 season.
Concessions will be open tonight so bring cash to enjoy some great treats and support the AHS team!
We will be selling King Soopers cards tonight. Only $5, and using them supports the team and can go a long way towards your annual fees. (Editor’s note: This year I only had to spend about $20 for registration and gear because of our KS card use in 2018. Worth it!)

Saturday
9:00am Dive Meet
Noon Swim Meet

PLEASE NOTE: an early version of the volunteer Sign Up Genius had these two times reversed. If you are volunteering for the Swim Meet, please base your start times on a Noon meet. Dive Meet starts 9:00am.
Concessions will be available all day on Saturday including breakfast burritos and pizza. Again this supports our team!

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Warrior News Headlines:
Chipotle Fundraiser Tuesday
Roster Coming Soon, Practice This Week
Complete Your Registration
Volunteer Sign-up
Scoreboard/Timing Console training Saturday
Schedule
Parents Update

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER – This Tuesday!
Please plan to visit the Chipotle across from the high school on Tuesday March 5 between 5:00-9:00pm. This is a big fundraiser for the swim/dive team and a tasty way to not cook dinner! The flyer for this event is attached. Please show the flyer or tell the staff you are there in support of AHS Swimming!

TEAM ROSTER/TOMORROW PRACTICE
The team roster (Varsity, JV assignments) will be announced soon. The coaches need a little more time to prepare.

Practice schedule for the next few days
Monday March 4 (tomorrow)
Varsity practice morning: 6:50-7:50am, afternoon 3:40 – 6:10 pm.
All returning varsity swimmers and club swimmers invited to the Saturday 8 am practice.
JV Practice 5:00 – 6:30 pm. The returning JV swimmers, new swimmers, and non-club swimmers.

Tuesday March 5
JV practice morning: 6:50-7:50 am
Varsity practice afternoon 3:40 – 6:10 pm.

Wednesday, March 6th of this week we will not have a JV afternoon practice due to the Arapahoe Physical Education Swimming Test.
JV swimmers are welcome to attend the 7:50 – 8:50 am varsity Wednesday morning practice
Varsity practice morning 7:50-8:50 am, afternoon 3:40 – 6:10 pm.

IS YOUR PHYSICAL IN?
A number of athletes have not completed their registration by turning in a physical. Please complete this process immediately at https://www.ahswarriors.org/ Swimmers/divers may not practice until this step is complete.

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP!
The volunteer sign-up has been updated with most events through the end of
the April heading into B Leagues. We have added a JV morning practice
breakfast every Tuesday morning. If you are interested in chairing this
position and budget, please email Lisa Wuthrich (lisawuthrich19@gmail.com)
or Sandi Stephenson (sandi@frii.com). Thank you for the great response
we’ve had so far from our awesome volunteers. If you didn’t find a spot
that fit your schedule or interests last week, check it out now because
there are many new options. Thanks to everyone for pitching in! We really
appreciate it. Remember we ask that every family complete AT LEAST four volunteer shifts.
https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c44adad2d6-ahsboys

SCOREBOARD/TIMING CONSOLE TRAINING
Saturday at 11:45am, about 15 minutes before the Araphaoe Relays meet, there will be a training on how to operate the timing console and scoreboard. Training will continue as the meet moves along. If you’d like to learn this skill, please come to the crows nest—we need to get more people trained. We especially need at least one freshman and one sophomore parent to learn, so they can take these duties in the years to come. No experience necessary. If you have questions contact Steve Bensen, bensens@comcast.net

SWIM/DIVE SCHEDULE
Please note a few changes in the master schedule, particularly the addition of:
Tuesday April 30, Senior Night/Lewis Palmer Meet
Tuesday May 28, End of Season Banquet

This week:
Thursday March 7, First Meet: Smoky Hill at Arapahoe, 5pm
Saturday March 9, Arapahoe Relays Dive, 9am
Saturday March 9, Arapahoe Relays Swim, Noon
The full season calendar is updated regularly: http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/events

PARENTS
Parent Social: Tuesday March 12th. Join us on March 12 from 6:00-8:00 pm for a chance to meet the other parents on the team over food and drink at Casa Caliente (8800 S Colorado Blvd). Food will be provided by the Boosters, as well as good conversation and and a chance for the older (sorry…more experienced) parents to answer questions from newer families. This is a parents-only event. We hope you can join us!

We still need a Fundraising Chair—please consider stepping up to help the team! Contact Board President Steve Brewer if you’re interested: steve@sjbinfotech.com

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Tuesday March 5 is Chipotle Night for AHS Boys Swim & Dive. Please visit the Chipotle across from Arapahoe, bring in a flyer, show it on your phone, or tell them you’re supporting the team, to make sure 33% of the proceeds go to AHS Boys Swim & Dive.

Warrior News Headlines:
Registration—Get Signed Up NOW in all Three Locations
Senior Photos Wed Feb 20
Gear Order Deadlines Thurs Feb 22
Time Trials Begin Feb 23
Mandatory Practices Begin Feb 25
Chipotle Fundraiser Tues Mar 5
Parents Update

REGISTRATION
Warrior Families—REGISTER RIGHT AWAY. There are three places you must sign up for Swimming/Diving this year. The Booster Board site, the AHS site and the CHSSA Arbiter Athlete site (new this year). We are asking you register by Saturday the 23rd and you MUST be registered by Monday the 25th. Many AHS gear orders are due by Friday the 22nd, so we’d recommend you get it done by then. A reminder that the password for King Soopers coupons are Lastname2019 (no caps, no spaces). Details for each registration and info for the entire season can be found in Coach Richmond’s slide show here:
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1_RuZ4Tl007wtZrCbGCja0ZiU58HUH6_nYqCGlJ8kLMU/edit?usp=sharing

SWIM/DIVE SCHEDULE
Saturday Feb 23—8:00am-11:00am—Time Trials Begin—AHS Pool

Monday Feb 25—Mandatory Practices Begin—AHS Pool. See times for Varsity, Varsity II, JV and Diving on the Coach’s schedule (coach’s link above)
The full season calendar is updated regularly: http://www.ahsswimdive.com/clubs/5843/events

SENIOR PHOTOS
If you are a Senior, be at Monty Nuss this Wednesday February 20th at 4:00pm for the Senior Banner photo Shoot. We will also need an electronic and hard copy of a Senior Picture and a baby/toddler photo. There will be an envelope brought to the pool to collect these.

GEAR ORDER DEADLINES
The final deadline for personalized caps is Friday February 22. Other gear orders are also due on Feb 22, although there may be limited opportunities for these items after the deadline. After the 22nd: the team shirt will have limited size options, and the suits might have to be special ordered and delivery date cannot be guaranteed. The Mom/fan shirt was missing from the website earlier but it is there now, so feel free to go back and order now. If you have questions about the AHS gear, contact Cindy Hayes, cindycfm@gmail.com

CHIPOTLE FUNDRAISER
Please plan to visit the Chipotle across from the high school on Tuesday March 5 between 5:00-9:00pm. This is a big fundraiser for the swim/dive team! The flyer for this event is attached.

PARENTS
Save the Date: Tuesday March 12th. We are working on the first Parents’ Social for this evening. More details soon!

We still need a Fundraising Chair—please consider stepping up to help the team! Contact Board President Steve Brewer if you’re interested: steve@sjbinfotech.com

Take a look at the schedule on the website and be sure to mark the Home meets and A League on your calendar. We’re going to need your volunteer hours those days! It’s so important…and guess what—it’s fun too!

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