2018-2019 MACHINE AQUATICS WELCOME - KICK OFF!
It’s been a fast, hot summer filled with great swimming from your teammates at Machine. We see your names all over the leader-boards of the summer swim leagues. This is testament to the hard work and dedication to training that all of you bring to pool for your workouts. Also, Machine had more swimmers than ever compete on the national level this summer.
We are proud to have you on our team and in our family as we begin Machine’s 18th season. We have created a competitive, safe and nurturing environment for our swimmers to grow and improve as athletes and individuals. Our goal each year is to be better in every aspect than we were in the previous season. We expect our swimmers and coaches to strive for greatness.
We strongly believe that the partnership between Machine Aquatics and our families is one of the ways we excel as a community. Our lines of communication are always open and are here to we listen. We know that the best way to improve for our swimmers is to communicate with each of you, We work together to help every swimmer reach their potential. We look forward to growing and improving as a team again in the 2018-2019 season.
We have so much to look forward to this season. Machine Parent Day is only a few short weeks away on Sunday, September 9, 2018. There will be a chance to see old faces and hear all of the exciting things we have planned for you this year. We listened to your feedback and are moving to Metro Swim Shop as a local supplier for our team gear, suits and equipment. We’ve also got some new cool gear that we know you are going to love - hoodies, shorts, parent shirts and more! If you are interested in helping out at Parent Day, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
We have also attached the required equipment list to this email. Items will be available for purchase at parent day or may ordered using the link below from our team store with Metro Swim Shop. An order form is also attached.
The team PRELIMINARY meet schedule is posted on Google Calendar on the team website under TEAM CALENDAR on the Machine main site. This information is also available in your password protected Machine Team Unify account and attached to this email in PDF. Please make sure to block off dates for big meets and events.
In the coming weeks you will receive communication from your head site coach and your swimmer’s primary coach. We value the partnership between swimmers and their families. Communication is a key element of this relationship. We encourage you to reach out to your coach and share any information that you feel will support the swimmer/ coach relationship. Our ultimate goal is for everyone in the Machine Family to be set up for success.
On behalf of the Machine coaches and staff, we thank you for the privilege to work with your children this season. It’s time to get back in the water and have some fun, Machine! Looking forward to seeing everyone in the H20 soon! GO MACHINE!
All the Best,
Dan and Paris Jacobs
and all the Machine Staff
Practice Start Dates:
National Team & National Prep
Monday, August 27, 2018
Limited Schedules - details have been sent by your coaches.
All other Groups
Monday, September 10th , 2018
SEE YOU AT Machine Kick off day!!
Sunday, September 9, 2018
The Machine Parent Day will be on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the WESTIN- TYSONS CORNER. The hotel address is 7801 Leesburg Pike, Tysons Corner, VA 22043
We encourage all new and returning parents to attend. Team shirts, caps and access badges to facilities will need to be picked up. Apparel will be available for sale. We will provide advance ordering details in the coming days.
IN ORDER TO HELP WITH CROWDS, WE HAVE STAGGERED THE GROUPS. PLEASE SEE THE INFORMATION BELOW AND DO YOUR BEST TO COME AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.
NEW MACHINE FAMILIES
10:00 – 11:30 AM- Shopping and pick up team shirts, team caps (silicone), facility passes & car magnets.
11:30 AM- NEW FAMILIES meeting
ALL NEW FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE MACHINE PARENT MEETING AT 11:30AM - THE MEETING SHOULD LAST ABOUT AN HOUR.
RETURNING MACHINE FAMILIES:
11:30 AM- 1:30 PM - Shopping and pick up team shirts, team caps (silicone this year), facility passes & car magnets.
We are very excited to share our news about the upcoming season, meets & social outings offered to Machine families. Swimmers are encouraged to attend the Parent Day as all coaches will be available to meet the parents and the swimmers during this time.
If you are interested in helping out at Parent Day, please email Alison@machineaquatics.com
Over the coming weeks you will receive a good amount of information from Machine. We will do our best to condense all the information into a weekly update email.
Please make sure you read all communications sent to you.
EMAIL COMMUNICATION IS THE MAIN FORM OF COMMUNICATION TO PARENTS FROM MACHINE. If you have any questions regarding information sent out, please do not hesitate to contact us.