Parent Newsletters

 

Dear Falcon Parents,

For the first time this season, we finally had a full week of practice! For that we are thankful.  The kids did a great job at the meet on Thursday, times are dropping, and dives are improving! We are going to keep working hard, but all the coaches are really proud of the progress the swimmers and divers have made. Thank you to all of our meet volunteers.  We really appreciate you.

Congratulations to our record breakers:

50 fly - Logan Poswinski (set last week, broken this week)

100 free - Hayden Lynam (old record 50.88 set in 2013, new record 49.55)

200 free Relay: Logan Poswinski Jackson Pyle, Everett Loney, Hayden Lynam (old record 1:41.76 set in 2012, new record 1:35.21)

 

For those of you that are new, this is not normal. New records are not normally set every week!

 

We have our only away meet of the season this Wednesday. Bus tentatively set to leave at 5:00.  Be at Summit 4:45.  Meet starts at 6:00. 3903 Carroll Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818

 

Upcoming Events

 

Wed, Mar 2, @ Carroll, be at Summit 4:45.  Bus leaves 5:00.  Meet starts 6:00

Thurs, Mar 3, Divers no practice

 

Peace be with you,

Deb, Cherry, Amy
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Dear Falcon Parents,

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at the meet on Wednesday, brought snacks for the kids, and decorated the lockers!  Your kids love to see you helping out.

Congratulations to all the record breakers this week:

Medley Relay team: Jackson Pyle, Hayden Lynam, Everett Loney, Logan Poswinski 1:44.50 (old record 1:47.97 set by mostly the same guys last year!)

 

Hayden Lynam, 50 free 23.00 (old record 23.82 set in 2013)

Everett Loney, 100 backstroke 57.11 (old record 58.59 set in 2014)

Hayden Lynam, 100 breast stroke 1:01.68 (old record 1:03.12 set by Hayden last year)

 

300 free relay team: Jackson Pyle, Hayden Lynam, Logan Poswinski, Everett Loney, 2:33.35 (old record 2:38.03 set in 2013)

 

There is no school on Monday, 2/21, so we are holding optional practices, but please come if you can, we have missed so many days.

 

Thurs, 2/24, Maple Creek at home.  Kids should arrive at 4:30.  Meet starts at 5:30 with diving. We could still use a few more volunteers.  Thank you.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaaa629a13-20221

 

If you forgot your picture order form, you can still order pictures online. You will never regret it. You don’t get this time back. This is the direct link where parents can place an order.  https://fredericksphotography.simplephoto.com/prepay/44613202 Right now the pre-order link will not show the preview photo.  Once the job is processed and we send back their order codes, the preview pictures will be shown online.

Divers are working on big dives in preparation for conference!

Is anyone missing a brand new team suit? Please contact Coach Deb.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Mon, 2/21, optional swim and dive practices regular times.

Tues, 2/22, regular swim and dive practices

Wed, 2/23, regular swim and dive practices

Thurs 2/24, Maple Creek @ Summit. Be at pool 4:30. Meet starts 5:30

Friday, 2/25, regular swim and dive practices.

 

Peace be with you,

Deb, Cherry, Amy

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Dear Falcon Parents,

Your kids did great at the first meet! Thank you to everyone who volunteered. Thank you to our parents that timed and volunteered at the dive table, our high school helpers, Drew Weiland, Ripley Merritt and Mia Herber, former SMS swimmers that helped get our new kids where they needed to be, and thanks also to our 7th and 8th graders for teaching our new kids how a swim meet works! We look on in awe at the roll that everyone played to make this meet a success. We are very proud of how our team performed and represented Summit Middle School.

Congratulations to Hayden Lynam for breaking 2 school records; 100 IM, old record :57.89 set in 1999, new record :55.12; 500 freestyle, old record 3:59.78 set in 2013, new record 3:51.59.  Congratulations to Logan Poswinski and Everett Loney for breaking the 50 fly record set last year; old record :26.12, new record :25.31.

This Wednesday, 2/16 will be a long day.  We have pictures right after school at 2:30, we have a project for the kids, and we have a swim meet.  The kids will not have time to go home. Thank you to the parents who are providing a snack and drink for the kids.  If you want to send a little extra snack and drink for your swimmer or diver, that would be great. The meet will start at 5:30 with diving.  Thank you to everyone who has signed up.  We are adding one more volunteer slot – a ribbon runner to award a ribbon to the winner of each heat.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaaa629a13-20221

No swim or dive practice Thursday, 2/17.

There are still a few swimmers and divers who have not turned in the $10 athletic fee.  This is mandatory.  Please turn it in asap.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Wed, 2/16 – pictures 2:30, home meet starts 5:30

Thur, 2/17 – no swim or dive practice

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Dear Falcon Parents,

Hopefully we are done with all of our snow days and can get back to work! Our first meet is this Wednesday, Feb 9 against our friends at Woodside.  It is an official meet, but we purposely mix ages and abilities for this meet only so the kids can get to know each other and help each other!  We are still looking for a few Summit alums to help at this meet.  We have several kids brand new to swimming and we will need about 4 high school helpers. Please let us know if you have a high schooler that can help.

Woodside asked us to provide 8 timers for the meet on Wed, so we have updated the sign up genius.  Please sign yourself up! Great for service hours! We probably will not need anyone to livestream the meets this year.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaaa629a13-20221

Only one more week to order the coolest spirit wear in town! Use the sales code NUBSB. Our spirit wear is always designed by our own swimmers, and this year Everett Loney and Jackson Pyle came up with our design.  We LOVE it! You can order your swim suit through our suit store which is open year round.

https://summit.sacs.k12.in.us/athletics/sports/swim_and_dive/spirit_wear_and_suits_online_stores

Please turn in your $10 athletic fee ASAP. Checks payable to Summit Middle School

Grade check is coming up Feb 14!  Make sure those assignments are turned in!

If the kids would like to go to the dance on Monday, that is fine, but be aware that we do not have practice on Tuesday due to the regional high school dive meet at Summit and Wednesday is our meet!! Swimmers and divers should go home after school on Wednesday, eat a snack and arrive back at school 4:15.  Send your swimmers with a sharpie marker! Divers will go right to the pool, swimmers will meet in the back hallway. The meets are not optional, but if you know your swimmer or diver will not be able to attend a meet, please let us know asap.  Also if you swimmer or diver is sick on the day of a meet, please let us know asap. Meet starts at 5:30 with diving and that usually lasts about 30 minutes.  Swimming starts about 6.   

Please note that middle school swim is a team sport and the kids may not get out of their suits or leave until the meet is completed, we have cheered for the other team and have cleaned up our area (divers excluded – you may change and leave after diving)

The kids do not have school on Friday, Feb 11, so we are offering optional practice at the regular times (2:30 swim, 4:15 dive), but due to the many snow days we have had, we really encourage the kids to come.

We need the kids locker numbers!  Have them check after school and write it down on our attendance sheets.

We will have an awards night at the end of our season and the kids just LOVE seeing pictures of themselves. Please sign up to take pictures during the season and put them in a google photos drive.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4aaaa629a13-2022

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday, 2/7 – regular dive practice 4:15-5:30, regular swim practice 5:45-7

Tuesday, 2/8 – NO DIVE OR SWIM PRACTICE

Wednesday, 2/9 – Meet against Woodside. Be at pool or hallway 4:15. Meet starts at 5:30

Thursday, 2/10 – regular dive and swim practice

Friday, 2/11 – no school, optional dive (4:15) and swim (2:30) practice

 

Peace be with you,

Deb, Cherry, Amy

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