Weekly Update: 2/12/24 - 2/18/24

Jessica Colby
Hello Red Dragon Families!
Hope you enjoyed the Superbowl tonight! What a game!
Practice this Week
We have practice Monday-Thursday this week! We do not have practice on Friday. 
Friendly reminder to please keep your athletes home if they are not feeling well or are sick. 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! ESPECIALLY as we are less than 20 practices away from Championship Season meets!
Parent Meeting - RECAP
Below are the notes from the parent meeting. A question that has come up...
Yes, you are able to still add your athlete after the ALEX meet. You will need to send a TEXT to Coach Jess of the screenshot of the results of the event you want to add from meet mobile at the ALEX meet on SUNDAY. No later.
Awesome job Red Dragons! A lot of NEW fast times and new qualifying times! Way to go Red Dragons!
MAC Meet - Entries Received
Attached are the entries I have received for the MAC Meet in Monticello, MN. Let me know of any changes/adds/removes by Monday at 4PM. After Monday at 4PM all entries are final and accounts will be billed.
MYAS Meet - ENTRIES Received
Attached are the entries I have received for the MYAS Meet. Let me know of any changes/adds/removes by Monday at 4PM.  After Monday at 4PM all entries are final and accounts will be billed.
ALEX Meet - Meet Information
We currently do not have the session report or meet programs. We will send this out when we have it. Warmups are at 10:30AM. Meet starts at 11:40AM. Arrive by 10:15AM at the pool. If anything changes we will notify you as soon as possible.
​Meet Location: Discovery Middle School, 510 McKay Ave N, Alexandria, MN 56308
MRC Entries are due on Tuesday! Make sure to get your entries in on time!
MRC Meet
This is a great end-of-the-year meet for all of our athletes! We hope to have as many Red Dragons attend this meet! This meet requires athletes to achieve certain times to attend. If you go into the meet it will let you know the events they can and can not swim at this meet. I also attached the Short Course Time Standards for Minnesota. The times your athlete needs to achieve is in GREEN but they can not be faster than the RED time. Athletes need to achieve a time in their gender and age. Age is determined the first day of the meet, March 1st. 
PLEASE NOTE: These time standards have NO reflection on our practice groups. Do not associate practice groups with the time standard requirements.
HS Athletes: If high school athletes want to use their HS times they are required to provide a printed report from their HS coach. The report needs to include the date of the meet and name of the meet with every achieved time.
All families attending MRCs need to RSVP for the team dinner.
Championship Team Clothing
Below is the link for the Championship Team Clothing. This clothing is for families and Athletes who are attending MAC, MRC and State meets. We encourage our athletes to at least get a shirt to wear at the meets.
Championship Meet Deadlines
MRC: Feb 13th
Senior State: Feb 20th
10 and Under State: Feb 20th
11-14 State: Feb 27th
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 any 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. Please do not wait to the last minute to send this.
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"