2017-2018 MACHINE 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 17th 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 2017-2018 season.

We have so much to look forward to this season. Machine Parent Day is only a few short weeks away on Sunday, September 10, 2017. There will be a chance to see old faces and hear all of the exciting things we have planned for you this year. 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, the link below to sign up.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b48aea922a02-asca

The team PRELIMINARY meet schedule is posted on Google Calendar on the team website under TEAM CALENDAR.  Please make sure to block off dates for big meets and events.   In addition, we have attached a printable version to this email.  

In the coming week 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

SEE YOU AT Machine Kick off day!!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

The Machine Parent Day will be on Sunday, September 10, 2017 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.

RETURING MACHINE FAMILIES:

10:00am - 12:00pm - Shopping and pick up team shirts, team caps (silicone), facility passes & car magnets.

** Returning families do not have to attend the parent meeting but are welcome to do so.**

NEW MACHINE FAMILIES:

12:00pm - 1:30pm - Shopping and pick up team shirts, team caps (silicone this year), facility passes & car magnets.

ALL NEW FAMILIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND THE MACHINE PARENT MEETING AT 1:45PM -  THE MEETING SHOULD LAST ABOUT AN HOUR.

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, the link below to sign up.

 

Practice Start Dates:

National, National Prep, Senior Orange, High Performance Groups

(5 or more workouts per week)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Limited Schedules - details have been sent by your coaches.  

Age Group/High School Prep, Stroke Mechanics, Micro-Machines, Age Group Green and Orange & Senior Silver

(1-4 workouts per week)

Monday, September 11, 2017