Storm Forecast for May 29th, 2024

Michael White

Welcome to the Summer Session

With our summer registration tipping to 109 this evening, we have officially claimed our largest summer roster ever.  With another half dozen college swimmers still to go, we’re looking at roughly 115 swimmers—thanks to everyone who took the leap into the summer with us.  We know there are tons of things going on in your lives this summer, we’re extremely confident about the long-term growth and development of swimmers who spend the summer with us.  #SummerStrong isn't just a hashtag I've used on our social media posts, it's a commitment to being the best one can be.

Storm Day at Six Flags

We’re going to celebrate the end of the school year with a day at Six Flags!  On Wednesday, June 12th, swimmers (whether active for summer or not), siblings, family, friends, and other teams are all invited to head to Six Flags to make friends and memories together.  Families should arrive at 2, and can stay for as long as they want.  Group tickets are available here.

Olympic Trials Watch Party

A ticket link has now been added for our Olympic Trials watch party, held at Palace Cinema in Sun Prairie.  The event will take place on the evening of the 19th, and is open to Storm swimmers (active or not), family, and friends.  However, we’ve been given one of the smaller theaters (70 seats) and 16 seats are already gone.  If you’d like to watch Trials with us, jump in and buy a ticket for $10 to cover the cost of the theater.  Attendees should arrive around 6:40-6:50, with racing happening from 7-9pm. 

Plan B for Watertown Meet

The dream of our 1 session 14&U meet against the Route 19 gang has passed, unfortunately.  Watertown has decided against hosting, our 3 pool managers are planning long Father’s Day Weekends and will be away, and we’re unable to secure Deforest or Waunakee.  So, the Watertown quad meet is no more.  That means, we’ll be opening the SWAT Grand Prix to any and all interested swimmers.  The only caveat in this: If you’ve got a swimmer that just started this week, you may want to talk to me about signing up for this meet.  It’s at a 50m pool, which is probably not the ideal location for a first ever swim meet.  Otherwise, everyone else is absolutely fine.  It’s distance events on Friday, regular events on Saturday.

Practice Changes

After this week, we’ll have one more week of “Spring mornings” and a condensed PM schedule.  Once school lets out, we’ll spread out a bit with our evening practices and go to 5 mornings a week. 

Be sure to check your group’s calendar.  If you haven’t yet discovered that you can upload your group’s calendar into your own phone, go here and click your swimmer’s group to find the appropriate links.

Condensed PM Schedule May 28th through Thursday, June 6th, all at SP West
5:15-6:10P Thunderstorm & Tropical Storm
5:15-6:25P Tsunami, Hurricane, & Cyclone
6:10-7:30P Typhoon
6:25-7:55P Senior, Performance, PostGrad

Friday, May 31st –Normal AM Schedule
No PM Practice
Saturday, June 1st
No Practice
Friday, June 7th –Normal AM Schedule
No PM Practice
Saturday, June 8th – All at West

Senior / Performance / College 7:30-9:00A
Typhoon 7:45-9:00A

Meet/Event Signup

Date

Event/Details

Deadline /
Status

5/30

Kendra Scott Give-Back Day
Shop at Kendra Scott and a percent of sales will go back to Storm

 

5/31

BAC Jack Pettinger Meet
For: Anyone with at least one state cut
Meet updates are posted

5/11
CLOSED

6/1

STAR Spring Splash Meet
For: Anyone without a state cut

*Note: We still have no updates from the meet host on this one*

5/18
CLOSED

6/9

Monthly Board Meeting

 

6/12

Six Flags Day

OPEN

6/14

Open Water Zone Championships
For: Anyone with an interest in open water swimming and an “A” cut in a distance event

OPEN
(Through Team Wisconsin)

6/14-6/15

SWAT Summer Grand Prix
For: Everyone (see notes in Watertown cancellation email)

6/3
OPEN

6/28

DFAC Summer Solstice Meet
For: Anyone who needs a SCY meet and isn’t going any of the other meets that weekend *THIS IS NOT AN IMPORTANT MEET*

6/10
OPEN

6/28-6/30

Travel Meet

5/15
CLOSED

6/29

Columbus Rising Stars Meet
For: Anyone without BB cuts, highly encouraged for newer and novice swimmers

6/15
OPEN