Weekly Update: 11/27/23 - 12/3/23

Jessica Colby
Hello Red Dragon Families!
Practice this Week
We have practice Monday-Friday this week! 
With cold weather comes some sickness! We have a small coaching staff and if one coach gets sick, practice groups are left without a coach! If your athlete is not feeling well PLEASE do NOT bring them to practice. We want families, athletes and coaching staff to stay healthy throughout our season!
Lucky Duck Help!
For our home meet we sell Lucky Ducks! They are a big hit with the kids! However, we need some help putting them together during our swim practices this week so they are ready for our home meet! If you are available to help with the lucky ducks let Coach Jess know! We will have them at the pool Monday-Thursday!
WFF Meet – Meet Information
We have the WFF Meet this weekend at the Hulbert! I received an email from the meet director about POSSIBLY combining the sessions on Saturday and combining the sessions on Sunday. All teams have to agree to this change for them to make this change. I will keep you updated on changes and timeline.
Entries are due on TONIGHT at 8PM! Make sure to declare if you are attending the meet or not!
HOME Meet - Entries OPEN
Entries are OPEN for our home meet on January 13th. Make sure to go in and declare your events! We want as many Red Dragons there as we can have at our home meet!
We officially have our date for our Home Meet! We will be hosting a meet on January 13th. Every year Red Dragons host 1-2 meets a year to help keep our monthly dues low for our families. We do not require volunteer hours but we do ask for help to host these 1-2 meets to help keep costs down for you! Please take time to look over the sign-up and help us out at our meet!
Meet Schedule - Updated

***This schedule is subject to change at any time***

December 9th: NLSA Meet - Moorhead, MN

January 6-7th: MONC Meet - Monticello, MN

January 13th: HOME Meet - Moorhead, MN

January 20-21st: JAWS Meet - Jamestown, ND

January 27th: DL Meet - Detroit Lakes, MN

January 28th: FMY Meet - Fargo, ND

February 3-4th: WFF Meet - West Fargo, ND

February 24-25th: Core 94 Bronze Championships  - Monticello, MN (MN Bronze Standards and Slower)

March 1-3rd: MRC - Chaska, MN 

March 7-10th: Senior State - U of M, MN (MN Champ Times or Faster)

March 9-10th: 10 and Under State - Eden Prairie, MN, MN (MN Champ Times or Faster)

March 14-17th: 11-14 State - U of M, MN (MN Champ Times or Faster)

March 23-24th: MYAS - U of M, MN 

Weather Updates
Ohhhh the weather outside is frightful.... well not YET but it will be! Sometimes due to weather, school will be cancelled. Which may lead to our practices being canceled. We follow MSUM campus for cancellation. When they close campus due to weather we will not have practice. Our practice cancelations are communicated via social media, push notifications on your app and email.
If your athlete is not USA registered your athlete can NOT attend practice. To register your athlete in USA Swimming please go to our Website, click Registration, click USA Registration Link in blue, and follow the directions from there. 
High School Athletes and Qualifying Meets
If your athlete is attending and meets with our team that require a qualifying time and you want to use their High School times you will need a proof of times report from your High School coach or the results of the meet. You can only use meet results or proof of times for State-level meets or lower. Any Sectional, Zone or National Meets have to be MN High School State Meet, ND EDC or ND State Meet. Any other meet does not qualify them for Sectionals, Zones or National Meets. All proof of times and meet results need to be sent to Coach Jess as many meets will ask for proof of times.
Team Sponsorships
Every year we have sponsorship available for companies you know or may work for! Please take time to share it on your social media or ask your company if they are interested! Below is the link for our team sponsorships! If you have already submitted payment as a sponsor please send us your logo!
Taking a Break?
If you are taking a break this month please let me know by the 25th for your payments to be paused. To know if your payments have been paused go into the GoMotion App and your athlete should be listed as "suspended".
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"