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2019 Pre-season Newsletter
Welcome to the 2019 Pre-season Monona Swim and Dive Newsletter! Newsletters will be sent weekly throughout the summer season to keep you up to date on all the team happenings on and off the pool deck.

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2019 Memorial Day Parade

Join us in one of Monona's finest traditions. Be a part of Dane County's Largest Memorial Day parade. It starts at the Monona Grove High School and moves south to Owen Road. We'll bring the candy, you bring a bag to hold it as you hand it out to the crowd.

Details:
Date: Monday, May 27
Time: Gather at 9 am sharp! Sing the National Anthem at 9:30 in front of the high school. Parade begins at 10.
Place: Monona Grove High School; Stage along Coldspring Ave on north side of school
Attire: Wear weather appropriate Red/White/Blue clothing along with patriotic accessories
Note:
All participants must be prepared and able to walk the entire route (Parents of younger members should consider walking with your athlete.)
Bring your own bag to hand out candy supplied by the team.
Pick-up: Parade lasts approximately two hours and finishes on Owen Road near Village Lanes. Plan to meet in the Village Lanes parking lot.
Questions? Email or call/text Brian Johnson at bjohnson120@hotmail.com or 608.219.9916

New MO Team Member Parent Meeting

Are you new to MO? Just getting into swimming and/or diving? Welcome! Join us on Tuesday June 4th in the lower level of the Monona Community Center. Two identical sessions are planned - each beginning at 5:00 and 6:00 PM. Drop your kiddos off at practice and join us!

Designed specifically for parents new to our club, We'll cover basic info about our team, volunteering, staying in the communication loop, practice expectations, meet protocol and of course, socials! Various board members will be there to answer any sort of questions you may have.

See you June 4 at 5 or 6 PM!

Practice Schedule

The summer season kicks off on Tuesday, May 28 with our pre-season practices. Regular practice times start Monday, June 10. All practices will be at the Monona Community Pool. Any schedule updates regarding holidays will be made on our website: Swim schedule &: Dive schedule. Head Coaches Kelly & Wendy will provide text and email updates regarding weather delays and cancelations. See below for current details:

Pre-season Practice Schedule - Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, May 31 and Monday, June 3 - Thursday, June 6:

DIVE:

  • 11 & over: 5:30 - 6:30 pm
  • 10 & under: 6:30 - 7:30 pm

SWIM:

  • 9 & under (8&U + 9 YOs): 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • 10 - 12 (11-12's + 10 YOs) + Unified Swim: 6:00 – 7:00 pm
  • 13 & older: 7:00 – 8:30 pm
First Meets

Our first meets will be here before you know it. The 2019 season kicks off on Friday, June 14 when the Dive team heads to High Point. The Swim team starts things off in a big way heading to Ridgewood on Saturday, June 15. Be sure to declare your committment each week by the end of the day Wednesday before each meet. Use this page to make your committment. For home meets, be sure to volunteer and help run each meet. Here's the full 2019 Swim and Dive schedules.

2019 All-City Meet

In a change from previous years, the swim competition will be hosted by Westside Swim Club on Friday, August 2 through Sunday, August 4. This shift applies to only this year's event and will be back to its historical Thu-Sat schedule in 2020. Individual preliminary swims and SOME final relays will occur on Friday for 11 & older swimmers and Saturday for 10 & younger swimmers. Individual final swims and MOST relays will occur on Sunday for all ages.

Warm-ups for All-City occur Sunday July 28. The Dive team will warm up at Ridgewood at 10 AM. The Swim team will warm up at Westside at 7 PM. More details regarding All-City will be shared throughout the season as they are finalized.