Weekly Update: 2/13/23 - 2/19/23

Jessica Colby
Hello Red Dragon Families!
Practice Schedule
We have practice Monday-Friday this week! Friendly reminder Friday practice is at 6PM. 
We are getting close to championship  meets! I hope everyone is EXCITED! With that being said, PLEASE do not have your athlete attend practice is they are not feeling well or if anyone in the family is not feeling well. We do not want to risk our staff and athletes to get sick right before championship meets!
What is taper? Taper is when our team builds up yards a month before and then decreases to have the athletes start resting. You will notice a week before championship meets they will have A LOT of energy. That is okay! we recommend more sleep if possible during this time! We also recommend for an effective taper to decrease pop/soda intake along with candy. Fuel your body like Ferrari, not like a 1990 Honda civic.
MONC - Entries Received
Attached are the entries I have received for the MONC Meet. Please let me know of any adds, changes, removes by TONIGHT at 8PM.
We had a small crew at RRV meet but many new times and fast swims! Awesome Job Red Dragons!
We had a LARGE crew at the NLSA Meet on Sunday. A lot of new times AGAIN and new times! Awesome job Red Dragons!
Meet Due Dates
We have a lot of meets coming up! Below are the entries deadlines for these meets!
MONC Meet - Due last week!
MRC - Tuesday, Feb 14th
14 and Under State - Tuesday, Feb 21st
Speedo - Tuesday, Feb 21st
Senior State - Tuesday, Feb 21st
MYAS - Tuesday, Feb 21st
If you achieve a new qualifying time between the deadline and the meet. Please text Coach Jess ASAP of new time. ALL High School athletes who want to use their high school times for MRC meet and higher NEED a report of their best times that includes: Name of meet, date, and time. Speedo Meet NEEDS to have OBSERVED times, no high school times will count except for EDC, ND State and MN State.
2023 Senior State – Volunteer Sign Up
At this point I feel like a broken record player... WE NEED ALL FAMILIES TO HELP VOLUNTEER FOR THIS MEET!!! Parents, athletes, uncles, aunts, grandparents and friends are all needed to help volunteer for this meet! PLEASE take time to sign up THIS week! We do not require volunteer hours and we hope to continue not requiring volunteer hours! The meet is   March 16-19  th   , 2023 at the Hulbert Aquatic Center.   Please note the times are TENATIVE and will be communicated closer to the event. There are spots for everyone, including our minis athletes! Sign up link is also on our website under Meets/Events.
MRC Championship Meet
MRC is in Chaska, MN this year for our team! Last year we placed FIRST in our division and we hope to do it again but we need all of our athletes to attend to make this happen! How do you know if you can attend MRC's? Below are the standards for MRC and questions answered....
50 & 100 Events –  Verified Time - NEW CHANGE
200 Events - Bronze Standard - NEW CHANGE
500+ Events - Silver Standards - NEW CHANGE
What is a verified time? Verified time is they have a REAL time at a meet without DQing. If you are unsure if your athlete has a verified time, look on your app in best times and it will list all of your athletes times.
How do I know if my athlete has a certain standard? Go into the gomotion app, click membership, click time standards, select time standards, click MN SCY Swimming (make sure it is the 2022-2023, you can check by clicking the info bubble), and press done. You can check events to see if your athlete has ceratin standards.
MRC Hotel Block
Our Hotel block has officially expired. Our team is staying at 11825 Technology Drive Eden Prairie, Minnesota, 55344, USA. We will be sending out a separate email with RSVP for our team dinner.
If you have any questions or concerns please let me know,
Jessica Colby
Head Coach
Red Dragon Swimming
"Once a Red Dragon, Always a Red Dragon"