Announcements

Popsicle Meet // Awards Banquet // Parent Party // SSL Hours

posted Jul 23, 2017, 1:08 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Hi Neptunes!

We hope you've enjoyed swimming with us this summer! Yesterday was our Divisional Meet and today our Mighty Mini Neptunes tooks to the pool for their first mini-meet!
As we wrap up a fun season, it's time to celebrate all our accomplishments! First up, we will cheer our pre-teamers on with our very own popsicle meet, followed by a poolside banquet and awards ceremony. Then on Friday, we'll take some time kick back and relax at our Parent Party (plus Coaches) event! Finally, if you're teen who's earned SSL hours, you can turn your form into Jen Hammond this week. Read on for all the details!

1. Wednesday - Pre-team Popsicle Meet and ALL-Team Banquet
2. Friday - Parent + coaches Party
3. SSL Hours
4. Team Photos and Divisional Shirts

1. Pre-team Popsicle Meet and ALL-Team banquet - Wednesday at North Creek
First, if you have pictures from this weekend's meets, we are still collecting pictures until Monday at 5pm! Send them to  ncimages@mail.com or northcreekneptunes@gmail.com. 

Our end-of-year banquet is this Wednesday, JULY 26! Come join us as we celebrate the close of another fabulous season! The North Creek community remains strong - we welcomed many new families into the fold, celebrated many first meet swims and personal best times, made new friends and had fun! Congratulations to everyone involved in continuing this summer swim team tradition! This is a fun night where we get together as a team to cheer on our preteamers, share a good meal, reward our swimmers for their hard work, and listen to the coaches share the season highlights as well as view the slideshow!

PRETEAM POPSICLE MEET:  This is where our preteamers get to show off the skills they've learned over the season! Parents, please see the coaches when you arrive so they can enter your swimmers into the events that are best for them. All swimmers will receive ribbons. All pre-team families are invited to stay for the awards ceremony and banquet to follow!
We need our older swimmers to serve as our officials for this meet! Referees, starters, clerk-of-course, timers, etc.! 
Sign up to help here:


AWARDS BANQUET
We need many helpers to make this event run smoothly: Shoppers, servers, food prep, setup and clean up crew!!
If you have not helped with any team events yet, now is your last chance and we could really use your help!
Sign up here: http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=1R0 (passcode 20886)
 - People to help cut and slice veggies/salad foods Wednesday afternoon
 - Shopper to pick up Subway subs (we will give you a check to take)
 - Shopper to pick up 4 sheet cakes and other items on Wednesday afternoon
 - Help moving tables and chairs from upstairs to the pool deck
 - Two people to staff the check-in table and distribute tickets
 - Food servers, drink makers, and a clean-up crew


BANQUET REGISTRATION IS OPEN THROUGH WEDNESDAY at 1:00 pm – Cost per person is $5, paid at the gate.
In order to get food, you must register through the website, check in at the gate to pay and get your food tickets. Menu will be Subway slices, pizza, and salad.

Banquet RSVP and helper registration is online at: http://www.thevolunteerspace.com/vol.cfm?ID=1R0 (pw 20886). 
Please include the number in your group attending with your name. (Put the number attending as your first name. For example "Four Smiths")

Especially if you did not help at the Neptunes Cafe this season, please sign up to help at the Awards Night.

PRELIMINARY BANQUET SCHEDULE:
4:30 pm:  Start Warmups for Popsicle meet
5:00 - 6:30 PM:  Popsicle Meet Event!!
6:30 pm:  Gates Open to Food on the pool deck
7:15 pm: Awards
8:15 pm:  2017 Video Show  
8:30 - 9:55 pm: Swim Party in NC Pool


2. Parent Party! (Coaches too!) - Friday at the Kuhn's house!
If you've been a Neptune for a while, then you know this is the time of year for our parents and coaches to come together and celebrate OUR hard work - getting our kids to the pool for practice, helping at meets, and everything in between! This year July was super busy, so instead of our usual crab feast, we will be keeping it simple and having a Parents and Coaches Party!

WhenFriday, July 28 at 7:00 pm
Where9521 Aspenwood Court

What to bring: Adults and coaches only! Bring a heavy appetizer or dessert to share, a chair to sit in and a beverage of your choice. The team will provide paper products and ice.  A dollar donation to offset the cost of the paper products would be appreciated!

What we'll do:  Hang out around a fire pit (does anybody have one? and wood?), in our camp chairs and pat ourselves on the back for another successful season and admire our selfless hard work for our somewhat appreciative children.

3. SSL Hours
Teens who earned SSL hours by helping with pre-team, concessions, etc. can bring their forms to Jen Hammond at morning practice this week, or to the banquet on Wednesday. If you cannot make to any of these, then please contact Jen Hammond directly at jvilloso@hotmail.com

4. Team Photos and Divisional T-Shirts
If you ordered a team photo or divisional t-shirt you can pick them up from Kristi at the banquet on Wednesday! If you will not be there Wednesday, please email northcreekneptunes@gmail.com to make alternate arrangements.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thanks, 

Jen Hammond
North Creek Team Rep

Ice Cream / B Meet / B Relays / More!

posted Jul 8, 2017, 5:18 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Dear Neptunes, 

I hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weather this weekend! This week's schedule is a little different, because we have both a B Meet on Tuesday, and then B Relays on Thursday. This means there is no evening practice on Tuesday or Thursday this week. 
Also, coming up this weekend is our final dual A meet on Saturday, followed by the 33rd Annual North Creek Invitational Long Course!  But before all, that starts, let's have some ice cream! Read on for details:

1. Ice Cream Social, Monday
2. B Meet at Lake Marion, Tuesday
3. B Relays at North Creek, Thursday
4. A Meet at Rockshire, Saturday
5. Long Course at North Creek, Sunday

1. Ice Cream Social, Monday at Hurley Park
Let's all scream for ice cream! We will be serving ice cream (and toppings!) after evening practice on Monday, starting at 6:45 pm. 
Cost is $1.00 per bowl.
All swimmers (including morning swimmers, and families too!) are invited to stop by Hurley Park for a bowl of ice cream! Yum!

2. B Meet at Lake Marion, Tuesday (no evening practice) - Swimmer sign-up deadline is Monday at 7:30 pm
On Tuesday, we will be heading to nearby Lake Marion pool for our regular B Meet.
3. B Relays at North Creek, Thursday (no evening practice) - Swimmer sign-up deadline is Wednesday at 12:00pm
The B relay carnival will be on Thursday, July 13th at home! 

 

This meet is similar to the A relay meet. All the B league teams participate and it's a TON of fun. Swimmers who did not swim in the A relay will take priority. Swimmers who swam in the A relay may be able to swim in the B relays if there are open slots in the age group that need to be filled. Anyone who signed up but will not be in the final lineup will be notified.


VOLUNTEERS needed: This is a big meet, as all 6 B league teams will be here. WE NEED LOTS OF HELP!!  Remember that all families (including pre-team!) are asked to help at at least 2-3 meets and this is an excellent chance to fulfill that obligation! We are an ALL VOLUNTEER run team and we need everyone to chip in and make this a great experience for our kids! Sign-up below.

Parent / Coach Relay: This might just be the highlight of your night! We need 2 parents/adults and 2 coaches to volunteer for the parents and coaches combined relay event. The kids really get a kick out of this, so let me know if you're available. Each leg is 25M.


4. A Meet at Rockshire, Saturday
We are looking forward to our fifth, and final, dual A meet on Saturday at Rockshire 2351 Wootton Pkwy, Rockville, MD 20850
Stay tuned for a swimmer list, theme info, and more to come later this week.

5. Long Course at North Creek, Sunday
On Sunday July 16th the North Creek Neptune's Swim Team will host about a dozen teams for our 33rd ANNUAL NORTH CREEK INVITATIONAL LONGCOURSE MEET.  For this meet we invite our local area teams, our Montgomery County Swim League (MCSL) Divison Teams, and several other teams from Frederick and the local MC area. 
This is both a competitive and fun meet in which the length of each event is twice the normal length (lanes set up across pool for 50 meters, instead of 25 meters). This meet is also a fundraiser for both Gaithersburg Help and the Neptunes (via concessions and meet entry fees).  Look for a separate e-mail to come today, with more information about how you can help, either through donations for the charity raffle, or helping at the meet itself.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Thanks,
Jen Hammond
North Creek Team Rep

Saturday A Meet and Sunday A Relays

posted Jun 30, 2017, 6:12 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Dual A Meet at Tanterra on Saturday  
  • Meet Location: The team will meet at North Creek at 7:25am to form a car caravan to travel together to Tanterra (18605 Tanterra Way, Brookeville, MD 20833) 
    • Let us know if you will arrive separately!
  • Meet Theme: This week's theme is REDWHITEBLUE Tie Dye! 
  • Warm-Ups: If you are not traveling with the caravan, please arrive by 8:10 a.m. so we can determine if we need to make any scratches based on no-shows. 
A Relays at North Creek on Sunday - Lots of HELP WANTED!!
Sunday is our A Relay Carnival and it will be at North Creek! This is a really fun, fast paced meet because every event is a relay! 
All 6 of the Division Teams will be here at North Creek to participate!
  • Meet Location: Home at North Creek!!! (Please walk to the pool if possible to leave parking for the 5 visiting teams)
  • Meet Theme: Hollywood Red Carpet! Parents are the paparazzi! Make sure you arrive in style!
  • Warm-Ups: Please arrive by 7:45 a.m. Warm-up begins promptly at 8:00am
  • VOLUNTEERS needed: This is a big meet, as all 6 divisional teams will be here. WE STILL NEED LOTS OF HELP!!  Remember that all families (including pre-team!) are asked to help at at least 2-3 meets and this is an excellent chance to fulfill that obligation! We are an ALL VOLUNTEER run team and we need everyone to chip in and make this a great experience for our kids! Please email northcreekneptunes@gmail.com if you are able to help in any of the following areas:
    • Concessions set up  / First Half- Sunday at 7:00-9:30am (We need at least 2-3 adults and 1 teen (SSL hours!)
    • Concessions Second Half / Clean up 9:30am-end (We need at least 2-3 adults and 1 teen (SSL hours!)
    • Meet Clean up on Sunday

Picture Day // B Meet // Tie Dye // A Relays and more!!

posted Jun 25, 2017, 2:32 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes   [ updated Jun 25, 2017, 2:33 PM ]

The next 2 weeks are very busy and there will be lots of information packed into these emails! Please read carefully and let us know if you have any questions!
Coming up this week we will have our second B meet, third A meet, and on Sunday we have the A Relays! (PLEASE check below for your childs name and instructions about A relays). In addition to all the meets, we have Team Picture Day tomorrow, and lots of fun things to do, including tie dye day and getting ready for MVF's annual July 4th parade!
Read on for more information!

1. Picture Day is Monday evening
2. B Meet on Wedensday at Plantations
3. Tie Dye Friday!
4. A Meet Saturday at Tanterra
5. A Relays on Sunday at North Creek
6. Parade on Tuesday

1. Picture Day is Monday, June 26
The entire team (including pre-team!) is asked to arrive at Hurley Park by 6:15 pm. Splendid Portraits will take a team photo, and then individual photos if desired. Picture Day forms were handed out to some parents last week. Please fill those out, include payment, and bring to the pool with you. If you did not receive a form, we will have some available to fill out there. (A single 8x10 Team Picture is $18.00).

2. B Meet on Wednesday at Plantations
  • Theme: Captain Underpants (B Meet Themes are always the same as the previous A Meet)
  • Warm-ups: Please arrive by 5:00, so you are ready to be in the water at 5:10 to warm-up.
  • Swimmer Sign-ups:   http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=14S 
    • The deadline for swimmers to sign up is the end of AM practice on Tuesday!
  • Volunteer Sign-ups: Even though this is not a home meet, we still need LOTS of help! We especially need timers (This is the best "seat" in the pool! Timers get to see all the action up close. If enough timers sign up, we can have different timers for the first and second half of the meet! There is NO experience necessary to be a timer!) http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=271 
  • B Meet Eligibility: basic information on how the B meets work on the Neptunes website here: B Meets.  
3. Tie Dye Friday!!!
The team will provide rubber bands, dye, bags.  A limited number of white shirts will be on sale for $5 each. (If you know for sure you will need them, let us know so we can try to have enough available) You can also bring your own shirt, and Neptunes shirts may also be available to purchase.
AM PRACTICE from 9:15 - 10:30 
    10 and unders should come at 9:15 to tie dye 
    11+ will tie dye from 10:00 to 10:30
 PM PRACTICE from 6:30-8:00

4. A Meet on Saturday at Tanterra
Address18605 Tanterra Way, Brookeville, MD 20833
More details to follow, including swimmers needed, later this week. If you already know you are not available Saturday, please reply to this email, or let Coach Allison know!
Theme: Red/White/blue Tie Dye! Wear your newly dyed shirts!

5. A Relays on Sunday at North Creek - SWIMMERS
See your email for the swimmers that are needed at this time for the A Relay Carnival on Sunday, July 2nd at 8 am.  The line up may change based on performance at Saturday's A meet, if that happens I will send an updated list out!  Please text Coach Allison, saying YES and your swimmers name or NO and your swimmers name,  The whole meet is RELAYS so if a swimmer does not show it means the others can not swim either, so the earlier I know the better so that I can then change the relay.  Thank you!

6. July 4th Parade next Tuesday
This week at practice we will begin getting ready for the parade next week! We are finalizing details on this year's theme and will begin getting signs/banners/etc. ready during the practices this week! More details to follow.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know!

Thanks,
Jen Hammond 

A Meet Saturday - Volunteers needed!!

posted Jun 23, 2017, 7:09 AM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Good morning Neptunes!

We are looking forward to our second dual A meet on Saturday at Forest Knolls (11105 Foxglove Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20901)
This is an away meet, so read below for more information and check the list of swimmers needed carefully. If your child is listed and is NOT available Saturday, please let Coach Allison know ASAP.


Meet Location: The team will meet at North Creek at 7:15am to form a car caravan to travel together to Forest Knolls.  

Upon arrival, we will all enter the pool deck together as a team! (If you will be traveling separately on your own, please let us know!)

 

Meet Theme:  Captain Underpants! "We will take to the pool like an ostrich!"

  

Swimmers: Listed below. Please check carefully for your child's name, and if your child is NOT available to swim on Saturday, please let Coach Allison know ASAP (no later than practice tonight!!) so that we can fill any empty lanes.

 

Warm-Ups: If you are not traveling with the caravan, please arrive at Forest Knolls by 8:10 a.m. so we can determine if we need to make any scratches based on no-shows. (Let us know if you will arrive separately!)

  

VOLUNTEERS needed: Please click on the link below to see where you can help—it takes a Village!  Thank you in advance for helping make this a successful meet! New parents, if you have any questions about what these positions entail or aren’t sure what would be a good fit for you, please email or talk to Jen Hammond, Team Rep, at practice. 

http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=271 (pw 20886)

B Meet Wednesday // Practice Changes // A Meet Saturday // More!

posted Jun 18, 2017, 7:55 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Good evening Neptunes! 

We have our first A meet of the season under our belts (results here) and now we have a busy week ahead with our first B Meet on Wednesday, the beginning of AM practices on Tuesday, and our next A meet this Saturday!
Read below for the information on all this and more that's coming in the weeks ahead!

1.  B Meet on Wednesday at Whetstone Pool, Sign-up info
2.  Practice changes - AM and PM, morning pre-team begins, and Donut Fridays!
3. A Meet on Saturday at Forest Knolls
4. Looking ahead - Picture Day, July 4th Parade, Tie Dye, more!


1.  B Meet on Wednesday, June 21 at Whetstone Pool  - SWIMMER SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS THE END OF AM PRACTICE ON TUESDAY
Contrary to rumor, our first B Meet is an AWAY meet at Whetsone on Wednesday, June 21.
Address: 19140 Brookegrove Ct, Montgomery Village, MD 20886 - Parking is available across the street in the elementary school parking lot. You can cross under the street through the tunnel to the pool area.

B Meet Theme: Hawaiian 🌴🌴 (B Meet Themes are always the same as the previous A Meet)
Warm-ups: Please arrive by 5:00, so you are ready to be in the water at 5:10 to warm-up.

Swimmer Sign-ups: Read below for eligibility or check with Coach Allison about what you should sign up for.  http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=14S
The deadline for swimmers to sign up is the end of AM practice on Tuesday!

Volunteer Sign-ups: Even though this is not a home meet, we still need LOTS of help! We especially need a clerk-of-course (this person makes sure the kids are lined up and ready to swim) and timers (This is the best "seat" in the pool! Timers get to see all the action up close. If enough timers sign up, we can have different timers for the first and second half of the meet!) http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=271

B Meet Eligibility: Because we have new families (Welcome!) as well as “old hands,” we’ve put together some basic information on how the B meets work on the Neptunes website here: B Meets.  ALL TEAM FAMILIES are encouraged to read through to the end, paying special attention to the eligibility sections
  • WHO CAN SWIM IN A B MEET?
    • Every swimmer has the opportunity to swim in a weekly competitive meet. Swimmers are encouraged to sign up for all events for which they are eligible. To that end, the B league has put together the following eligibility rules for B meets. Please read these carefully and contact the Coach with questions. When in doubt, sign up. If you’re not eligible, we’ll let you know before the meet. It’s much easier to scratch you than to add you at the last minute, especially at away meets. 
  • SWIMMER ELIGIBILITY:
    • If you swim an event in the A meet, you are not allowed to swim the same event in the following B meet, with the exception of freestyle (see exception below.)  A swimmer MAY swim any of their off-strokes in the B meet, regardless of how many events they swam in the A meet.
    • The A meet limit of strokes (3+IM+relay) does not apply to B meets. There is not a limit to the number of events a B swimmer may swim in a B meet – if a B swimmer wishes to swim all five events, they may.  This will ensure that each swimmer (A or B) gets ONE chance to swim each stroke once a week.  
    • If you are a usual A swimmer who misses an A meet (e.g. due to vacation or illness), you are not eligible to swim your normal strokes in the following B meet.
    • Any swimmer who has an All Star time in a stroke is not allowed to swim that stroke in a B meet (even if it is the off stroke.) 
  • FREESTYLE EXCEPTION:  
    • A swimmer is eligible to swim freestyle in a B meet as long as they did not place 1st through 6th at the previous A meet (i.e. eligible to swim if swimmer finished in 7th through 12th place.) 

2.  Practice changes - AM and PM, morning Pre-Team begins, Donut Fridays!


Monday - PM practice remains at North Creek.


starting on Tuesday - AM practice begins (pre-team too!) and PM practice moves to Hurley Park

Weekday morning practice is held at North Creek

    Age 11+ is 8:30-10:00

    Age 10 and under is 10:00-11:00 


Weekday afternoon practice is held at Hurley Park pool 

    Age 10 and under is  6:15-7:15 

    Age 11+ is 7:15-8:15  


Pre-team practice schedules will be sent separately, and also available here: Practice Schedule - 2017

Starting Friday at AM practices, there will be donuts and drinks available for a small fee. Bring a dollar or two and indulge...Mmmm...donuts!

3. A Meet on Saturday at Forest Knolls 

This Saturday our second A meet will be at Forest Knolls. More details to follow, including swimmers needed, later this week. If you already know you are not available Saturday, please reply to this email, or let Coach Allison know!

Theme: Captain Underpants! Red capes and all!  "We will take to the pool like an ostrich!" 
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4. Looking ahead - Picture Day, July 4th Parade, Tie Dye, more!
  • Picture Day is Monday, June 26 at Hurley Park
    • Splendid Portraits will be taking a team photo and individual photos at the start of afternoon practice on Monday, 6/26, 6:15 at Hurley Park pool. Order forms will be available on deck during practice all this week. All swimmers should come for the team picture including preteamers! We’ll put a big team photo in the clubhouse. Come show your team spirit!
  • Annual Tie Dye day - bring a t-shirt to tie dye after practice on June 30. More details to come!
  • July 4th - Annual MVF Parade
    • Each year the Neptunes participate in the MVF July 4th parade! This year's theme is "Out of many, One"
    • If you have ideas about how to portray this theme, see Jen Hammond!
  • More! We'll have an ice cream social, A and B Relays, and lots more to come!

Thanks, 
Jen
North Creek Team Rep

Pasta Dinner // A Meet // Pre-team // Upcoming Events

posted Jun 11, 2017, 5:43 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

All Comers was a great success! Meet results are posted here - Many thanks to the swimmers and family helpers who came out to help run this meet, an annual Montgomery Village tradition. We now have time data for some new swimmers, as well as those who moved up to the next age group. If you still owe $ for your entry fees ($2 per event) please see Team Rep Jen Hammond at practice!


Read below for a run-down of the week ahead, including:

  1. A Meet - Home vs. Glenmont
  2. Pasta Dinner
  3. Pre-team info
  4. Upcoming events

1. A Meet: North Creek vs. Glenmont - Saturday, June 17 
HAWAIIAN THEME 🌴🌴

The Coaches will be working on the lineup this week. Any swimmers who will be unavailable to swim must let Coach Allison know ASAP (reply to this email or tell Coach at practice Monday or Tuesday). Missing swimmers and empty lanes mean lost points for the team! Lots of help will be needed as well, and volunteers can sign up here http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=271. (pw 20886) More details to follow later this week!

2. Pasta Dinner - Friday, June 16, 6:30 PM at North Creek


ALL families, preteam included, are invited to our annual Pasta Dinner, traditionally held the Friday evening before our first dual meet. This is a really fun and social event, and a great time to meet other parents, talk to the coaches and learn more about the team. After dinner, the swimmers will make posters, chalk the driveway to welcome Glenmont for the Saturday meet, and practice cheers! 


We need several parent helpers to make this successful. Helpers can sign up to help shop, prepare, serve, or clean-up.

http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=13K 


The team provides the paper products, salad, dressing, bread and drinks. Each family provides a pasta dish or dessert that will serve at least 12 people based on the first letter of your last name.  

A-G: Dessert dish           

H-N: Hot Pasta dish                

O-Z: Cold Pasta dish 

PLEASE - No nut/peanut products - we have several swimmers who are allergic to nuts!!  

Cost for the event is $1 per person, paid in cash at the door. 


YOU MUST RSVP ONLINE and type the Number of attendees in place of your First Name.
(You will need to spell out the numbers. Only alphabetical text is allowed for the names! E.g. Four Smiths) 

NOTE: Based on Fire Safety rules, attending this event is limited to those that RSVP in advance. (No registering at the door!)


3. Pre-team info

The evening pre-team groups begin practice tomorrow, Monday, June 12! A separate e-mail with pre-team groups and practice times was sent a few days ago, with a reminder email earlier today. If you did not receive it, please reply to this email with your childs name so I can make sure you are added to the pre-team list!
Pre-team practice schedules are also available on our website, www.goneptunes.com, under Practice Schedule.

Mini-meets:
July 23 - Clarksburg Village
July 26 - North Creek Popsicle Meet and End-of-Year Banquet

4. Upcoming Events
  • June 21 - B Meet at Whetstone
    • Our first B Meet is about 10 days away. More info will be sent later. Volunteers can sign up here: 
  • June 24 - A Meet at Forest Knolls
  • June 26 - Picture Day – Monday 6/26 at Hurley Park!
    • Splendid Portraits will be taking a team photo and individual photos at the start of afternoon practice on Monday, 6/26, 6:15 at Hurley Park pool. Order forms will be available at the Pasta Dinner and all next week. All swimmers should come for the team picture including preteamers! We’ll put a big team photo in the clubhouse. Come show your team spirit!
  • Practice changes - Starting Tuesday, June 20, PM practice moves to Hurley Park and AM practice (including pre-team) begins at North Creek.

All Comers is Saturday!

posted Jun 7, 2017, 7:36 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Hi Neptunes!

It may have been chilly at practice tonight, but the swim season is about to heat up! 

Saturday, June 10th, is our first swim meet, the 44th Annual Montgomery Village All-Comers meet.  
On Saturday, swimmers should be in the pool to warm-up at 7:10 AM! The meet will start promptly at 8:00 AM.
The meet theme is CRAZY BLUE & WHITE - Parents, too!

Many swimmers have been signing up at practice already.  Coach Allison's goal is to have each swimmer swim at least Freestyle and Backstroke. There is no limit on how many events each swimmer can swim, so if your child is legal in all four strokes please sign them up!  If you're not sure, ask Coach Allison! This swim meet is where we get the times to determine who has the top times for the A meets.  
The deadline to sign up is at Thursday 6/8 practice. If you will not be at practice Thursday, you can still sign up here:  http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=D7(password: 20886), but sign-ups MUST be received Thursday! Cost for this meet is $2/event.

Volunteers still needed for All Comers!
Thanks to all who have volunteered so far. We are still in need of many volunteers, including Timers, a Runner, Concessions, and Clean Up help. Teens can also earn SSL hours by volunteering! Please sign up here: http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=27V (pw 20886).

Register for 2017 - It's not too late to register for this swim season. Download and fill out the registration form at www.goneptunes.com and bring it to the pool 15 before your practice time to get signed up!

If you have any questions, please ask!

Thanks, 
Jen
Neptunes Team Rep

All Comers Meet, Registration, Team Suits, and more!

posted Jun 3, 2017, 7:20 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Greeting Neptunes! 


What a great first week of practice! We are so excited for the great swim season ahead!


Read below for a run-down of the week ahead, including:

  1. All Comers - the Neptunes first meet of the year!
  2. Team swimsuits and Neptunes Gear
  3. Pre-team information
  4. Registration ongoing
  5. Practice Schedule
  6. Upcoming events


1. ALL-COMERS MEET

This year’s MVF All-Comers Meet is on Saturday, June 10th and will be held at our own North Creek pool. Swimmers from the three Village swim teams will compete in a fun meet that also serves as a time-trial event to help us get ready for our first competition A meet the following week. Sign-up for All Comers on deck at practice this week. If you're not sure which events to sign up for, check with Coach Allison. Cost is $2 per event. Entries are due no later than WEDNESAY NIGHT at practice, but please sign up earlier if you can!


Helpers are needed as well, including timers, stroke & turn officials and concessions help. Use this link to sign up: http://www.TheVolunteerSpace.com/vol.cfm?ID=27V (pw 20886). If you're not sure what the "job" entails, just ask! Most jobs, including Timers, require NO prior training or any swimming experience!

 

And speaking of helpers … as you know, the team is run on an all-volunteer basis. This is YOUR team and all parents are welcome and needed to fill the many jobs that need to be done to run a successful season. We could still use an A Rep, B rep, and Pre-Team Rep. If you can help, with any of those, talk to Team Rep Jen Hammond.


 2. TEAM SUITS

Like last year, we are not requiring a specific team suit for meets. If you have your suit from last year and it fits – wear it. More information on appropriate swim suits for meets is available at the Neptunes website under Team Suits. You can also visit Cassel's (formerlyAardvark Swim & Sport) in Rockville for many options and help with fitting.


Looking for Neptunes themed gear? This year the team is selling Neptunes swim caps (latex and silicone), along with t-shirts. For more styles, including sweatshirts, tank tops, flannel pants, shorts, and even personalized towels, please visit:  http://www.swimoutlet.com/northcreekneptunes

ALL purchases from this site will help earn $$ for the team. Just be sure to use the Neptunes personalized link for all your shopping!


3. PRE-TEAM INFORMATION

We are finalizing pre-team groups this week. If your child needs to be evaluated and is not yet scheduled, please email us ASAP to schedule a time on Monday or Tuesday during practice (northcreekneptunes@gmail.com). Final grouping and practice times will be sent by the end of the week. 

Pre-team PM practice starts June 12 and pre-team AM practice begins June 20.


4. REGISTRATION CONTINUES

There’s still room for more on the team! If you haven’t yet registered, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your practice time to allow time for registration. Forms will be available on deck, but we encourage you to bring a completed form with you. Forms are available here: Registration

 

5. PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Just a reminder, practice takes place at North Creek in the PM until school ends, and then starting June 20 will be at North Creek in the morning and Hurley Park in the evening. 

Weekday afternoon practice runs through Monday, June 19 at North Creek

    4:30-5:30pm for ages 13+

    6:15-7:15pm for ages 11-12

    5:30-6:15pm for ages 10 & under


6. UPCOMING EVENTS

June 16 - ALL families are invited to our annual Pasta Dinner, traditionally held the Friday evening before our first dual meet. This is a really fun and social event, and a great time to meet other parents, talk to the coaches and learn more about the team.

June 17 - A Meet - This will be a home meet against Glenmont.

June 21 - B Meet - Our first B Meet of 2017 will be at the Whetstone Pool. 



All of this info is alway posted under Announcements on the team website - www.goneptunes.comCheck the website for our calendar and current info. As always, please email us, or look for us during practice for any questions or concerns!


Thanks,


Jen

Neptunes Team Rep

Practice Begins May 30 - Registration continues

posted May 22, 2017, 8:10 PM by NorthCreek Neptunes

Welcome to the 2017 swim season!

If you are receiving this email, it means you or your swimmer has signed up for the 2017 summer swim season, OR you swam for 2016 and may still want to register for 2017. If you think you've received this email in error, please let us know.

This is the first in a series of weekly emails that you will receive, and contains information about the week ahead, as well as events coming later in the month. All of this information will also posted to the team website: www.goneptunes.com  

You can also sync the Neptunes google calendar with your own and have the swim meets and events added automatically. The calendar is on the front page of the website and will soon have the entire season schedule for all known events. A list of event is also on the website at Team Event Schedule.

Tuesday, May 30 - Monday, June 19 at North Creek Pool
ages 13+: 4:30 - 5:30 pm
ages 10 and under: 5:30 - 6:15 pm
ages 11-12: 6:15- 7:15
**The pool is open to the public, so you MUST bring a current MV activity card for entrance to the pool.


Preteam: Practice will begin June 12 (PM) or June 20 (AM). Please come at your assigned date/ time for evaluation. If you did not sign up for evaluation yet, please let us know.
 Once evaluations are completed, you will receive a separate email with pre-team practice times.

Registration Thursday, June 15:00-7:00
We will be having on-going registrations at North Creek pool starting May 30, during practice, with a more formal date set for June 1st5:00-7:00pm.  The Coach or Team Rep will be available to answer any questions.
Please fill out the attached registration form, or download from www.goneptunes.com. Please make out your check to "North Creek Swim Team"

REMINDERS
- Bring your activity card so you can get into the pool;
- If you haven't registered, you must bring your signed form and payment to start practice

Looking Ahead
Saturday, June 10 - All Comers Meet @ North Creek
Details to come....

Friday, June 166:00-7:30pm - Pasta Dinner @ North Creek
Details to come....

Send any questions to jvilloso@hotmail.com or northcreekneptunes@gmail.com.

See you at the pool!

Jen

Neptune Team Rep

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