Tryouts, Athletic Clearance, Apparel and More

Hello swimmers and divers,

Swim and dive season is here! I’m excited to see everyone on Tuesday morning!

TRY-OUTS

Try-outs will be Tuesday and Thursday morning at 5:15am at MLK Pool. Please plan to arrive at 5am on Tuesday, so we can process your paperwork. You will need to bring:

It is important that everyone attend both days of try-outs. Assuming everyone who attended the interest meeting and has emailed me shows up, we will have about 100 swimmers and 15 divers at try-outs.

My first round of cuts will be those who are not at both days of try-outs.

Swimmers: On Tuesday, you will be timed in 50 free and 50 back. Then Thursday, we will time 50 breast and 50 fly.

Divers: Your try-outs are less formal, but we are interested in seeing what you can already do and what you can learn over the two days of tryouts.

ROSTER

Blair has changed its policy and we can no longer post rosters. Instead, you will receive an email from me by 12pm on Saturday, November 19th indicating whether you made the team. If you would like to speak with me in person about your status, I will be in Room 262 during both lunches on Tuesday, November 22nd. You can also contact me to set up a different time to talk.

ATHLETIC CLEARANCE

Athletic clearance is on Monday. You must have ALL your paperwork, including a physical form completed within the last year, and have paid your extracurricular activity fee. You can get all our paperwork here: http://swim.mbhs.edu/forms/. If paying the ECA fee is a financial hardship, please contact me ASAP, so I can communicate that to the athletic department.

If you do not have a physical form on Monday, you will not be cleared and will not be able to try-out. This is from last year, but here is a list of places that do sports physicals: http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/uploadedFiles/departments/athletics/parent/Clinics%20for%20Sports%20Physicals.pdf

If you do not bring an athletic clearance form with you on Tuesday, you will NOT be able to try-out!

 APPAREL

The apparel order form and gear mock-ups (my attempt at putting logos on our gear, so you have an idea what you are buying) can be found here: http://swim.mbhs.edu/forms/. There is an error on the order form for the women’s suit. It is only available in thin strap!

Please bring your apparel form and check with you to try-outs. We want to put the order in as soon as try-outs are over to ensure we receive our order in a timely fashion. If you do not make the team, we will return your check to you.

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