News and Announcements
We have put together a simple fund raiser to help support our 2020-21 swim season, titled “Time Drop Raffle”. So what is a “Time Drop Raffle”? Each season the coaches total up all the time dropped across all the competitive swims of each swimmer. These totals are used for the 30-60-90 time drop awards announced and handed out at our annual swim banquet. So this year we will add up the time drops for each swimmer to get a grand total number of seconds dropped by ALL our club swimmers. This number will be the target of the Time Drop Raffle. The winner of the raffle will receive $500, if more than 1 person selects the winning number, each winner will share the $500 prize.
Each swimmer (or family) will be asked to sell 5 raffle tickets (or more) at a cost of $5 per ticket. The ticket will contain the name of the person buying the ticket, their total number of seconds guess, and their cell phone or e-mail contact info. Each swimmer will return the sold/completed tickets and $$$ to their group coach. At the end of the season we will determine the winner(s) of the raffle and contact them to receive their winning prize.
Parkway Swim Club has worked tirelessly during the 2020-21 season to provide many opportunities for our swimmers to compete. We have conducted more swim meets this season than the past 3 years combined. COVID restrictions have presented numerous challenges, but Parkway Swim Club has taken on these challenges and provided numerous meets to allow our swimmers to continue to progress. This fund raiser will help support the costs required to pull off our successful 2020-21 season.
Tickets will be distributed to swimmers at practice by their group coach in the coming days. Again each swimmer is requested to sell at least 5 tickets at a cost of $5 per ticket. Tickets should be completed and returned, with the sales $$$ to your group coach. More tickets will also be available from your group coach should you wish to sell more than the requested 5 tickets per swimmer. If you have questions about this please contact Blair Porter at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s that time of year again! As we start feeling that warm sun against our faces, it’s time to get ready for the Swim Across America event! Swimmers of all ages and skill levels are invited to take part in our 6th annual event, held on beautiful Alpine Lake at Innsbrook Resort. Proceeds from the swim will support immunotherapy clinical trials and research at Siteman Cancer Center. Swim Across America St. Louis Event Preview (CLICK HERE). You might recognize some of our swimmers on here!
Not know what Swim Across America is?? No problem. All ages of people will come together to help raise money against Cancer. For all participating swimmers, you may select out of the 3 options of your race. 0.5 mile, 1.0 mile & 2.0 mile. All participants will get their own Swim Across America shirt. You may also participate virtually! On the St Louis event website, you will be able to see all of the following guidelines, protocols, requirements, schedules, venue location, etc to help learn more information on this fantastic event (CLICK HERE). We have participated in years past and of course because of COVID, we were not able to do it last year, but we are back for more actions.
Don’t wait too long to register as registration increases the closer we get:
Register before May 29th with a registration fee of $50
Register between May 30th and July 31st with a registration fee of $75
Register between August 1st and event day with a registration fee of $100
All swimmers and volunteers must complete the waiver found here (CLICK HERE).
Date: August 28th
Location: Alpine Lake
As your captain of the Swim Across America team page, I am excited for this event as I know many of you were looking forward towards it last year! I myself will be participating in 2.0 mile event! if you have any questions about the event please don’t hesitate to reach out! Please make sure to look at the entire website before asking your questions. Thank you!
Head Age Group Coach
Parkway Swim Club is looking for Part Time Assistant Group Coaches. If interested, please contact Head Coach Jon David Williford; email@example.com
IT’S TUNA DRIVE TIME!!!!!!
Just like last year, we will be collecting Tuna cans/pouches, but instead of 1 week, it will be drawn out in 2 weeks, November 9th – 21st. We will be doing this for ALL groups again. Swimmers will need to communicate with their coaches on when they are wanting them to be brought into practice. We are changing things up a bit this year just because of COVID, but the swimmers will be bringing them into practice and their coach will be bringing the cans/pouches to the office at the end of each week to be counted. Since we have a big influx in numbers amongst the groups, it will be based on percentage of can/pouches to swimmers in that group. The winning group will get a big prize! Last year we got a total count of 1503 which almost tripled the previous year. Can we do it again this year?! We want to make as much impact as we can since COVID has done a number on a bunch of families in our communities and across the world. We will be boxing them up at the Parkway Swim Club office and then taking them to both locations. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to Coach Chris, firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a little bit more information that we have added in the newsletter for the past few months about it!
River Oaks Food Pantry is a small independent food pantry located in the Wentzville/Foristell area. They service more than 400 people per quarter and depend on private donations only. Because of their location, they do not receive assistance from other organizations such as the scouts. They have reached out to us for help. The most needed item is tuna because of its high protein content and versatility with cooking. Remember the cost is small, but the need is great. Please help the 1 in 4 children that go to bed hungry every night by donating one or more cans/pouches of tuna.
Simply bring your tuna to practice during the weeks of November 9th–21st and it will be collected. Your swimmers coach will deliver the tuna to our office where they will be sorted into groups and sanitized. Any tuna turned in late will be collected and counted for the team total but will not count towards their group percentages. Last year we were able collect 1503 cans/pouches from all the groups combined!! This year we will be doing the same and keeping it open to ALL Parkway groups. The winning group will be receiving a big prize!! The groups vary in size so the winning group will be determined by percentage. We will be sharing the proceeds between River Oaks Food Pantry and the Parkway Food Pantry. Thank you for your generosity!
Let’s spread the generosity and spread the wealth!
The document Parkway_Tuna_Drive_2020.pdf was attached to this post.
If you are interested in joining Parkway Swim Club, please reach out to Coach Kian Quigley to get secure a spot to get evaluated.
WHEN???? We are holding evaluations Monday, August 31st at Parkway North High School at 6:00pm.
We are still limited on the number of people we can have in the pool at a time, so in order for us to create a schedule you will need to fill out the google form that Coach Kian will send to you. This will help us get an idea of how many to expect.
We will be reaching out around the end of the week with the arrival schedule. If you are unable to make the tryouts that night let Coach Kian know: Kquigley1@parkwayschools.net