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Tie Dye // A Meet // Relays // B Meet // July 4th Parade

posted Jun 29, 2018, 5:35 AM by NorthCreek Neptunes
1. Friday is Tie Dye Day!!
The team will be tie dyeing shirts during regular practice on Friday (morning and evening practice!). Swimmers can bring their own white shirts to dye, or we will have some to purchase for approx $5. The team will provide, dye, rubber bands, plastic bags. 

Saturday A Meet @ Tanterra
We are looking forward to our third dual A meet on Saturday at Tanterra (18605 Tanterra Way, Brookeville, MD 20833)This is an away meet, so read below for more information and check the list of swimmers needed carefully. If your swimmer is listed and is NOT available Saturday, please let Coach Patrick know ASAP on Thursday. (Reply to this email or email Coach Patrick at

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

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!). 

Our team location is in a very sunny area of the pool, so you may wish to bring some tents/shelters for shade!


Meet Theme: This week's theme is "Silly Saturday"! Do you remember the movie "Freaky Friday" - well we are switching things up on a Saturday instead! Come dressed as your opposite, switch places, have fun! All Neptunes, including swimmers, siblings, and parents, are welcome to dress up and show your Neptune spirit!


Warm-Ups: If you are not traveling with the caravan, please arrive at Tanterra 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.

2. Sunday, July 1 - A Relays at North Creek
This is the final list of swimmers needed for Sunday. Please check carefully for your swimmers name and let Coach Patrick know ASAP if you swimmer is not available for Sunday. If any swimmer does not show up, their entire relay group will be unable to swim, so it's very important that you confirm availability. (*Names are NOT alphabetical today - please check the list very carefully!)

Theme: Team USA / Red White and Blue (wear your newly dyed shirts!)

We also need LOTS of help Sunday since we are hosting ALL of the teams in our Division.  Please sign up here to volunteer:

3. B Meet  - Tuesday July 3 @ Flower Hill
  • Swimmer sign up:  Sign ups are due by end of practice on Monday!!!
  • Theme: Silly Saturday (now Silly Tuesday) (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 5:15 to warm-up.
  • 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!)
4. July 4th Parade Prep
Planning is underway for next Wednesday's annual MVF July 4th Parade.  This year's theme is Super Heroes! The Neptunes are planning a "walking float" this year and swimmers can make super hero masks at practice starting this week. To help us get started, we need larger pieces of cardboard that we will cut out and paint for the masks, If you have large pieces of cardboard, or boxes that can be cut up, please bring them to practice. Swimmers who don't want to creat a mask can come to the parade dressed as their favorite super hero!
More info to come this weekend, but the team will tentatively meet at 8:30am at the church parking lot at the intersection of Apple Ridge and MV Ave.