Greetings Rocky Aquatics Families,
Happy Spring! We’re very excited to be returning for our 2nd year as the Aquatics Chairs. We look forward to a successful season made possible by the fantastic Rocky coaching and club staff, and incredible team of volunteers who make it so. As we are counting down the days until the start of the Rocky 2017 season, we want to share some important notes to get started.
COACHES: Coaches Terry Lowe and Noreen Haggerty will be leading us once again. We are still assembling the remainder of the coaching staff and will send an introductory email when we have everything buttoned up.
REGISTRATION: The May issue of the Rocky Pointer will contain online registration for all aquatics activities, as well as program information such as participant ages, etc. If you have any questions, you can email email@example.com. An additional email will be sent reminding you to register, so keep your eye out for it. Especially for new members this year, we will be sending an aquatics "primer" so that you will have all of your questions answered.
WATER POLO: New this year, Rocky will be fielding Junior A&B teams, as well as Midgets A&B teams. Evaluations and rostering will be done during the first week of practice by Head Coach, Sam Bass, in conjunction with Coach Lowe. Once the rosters are submitted to FCSL, they are set for the season. The B teams will be competing in Division 3. These games are already posted on the RPC Aquatics calendar. We are excited because this will ensure that all of our midget & junior players will get plenty of playing time this summer!
CALENDAR: Our 2017 aquatics calendar is already available online, as it has been through the winter. There are a few events I would like to bring your attention to below.
SUIT TRY-ON DAY will be Wednesday, May 17th and will be hosted, once again, by the Plavoukos Family, 97 Shore Road in Old Greenwich from 1:30 to 5:30PM. Thanks, Theresa & Matt! We are keeping the same suit design, so if you know your size based on last year, no need to come to the try-on. We will be using an online ordering process this year, through HardCore Sports. More details to follow as the time draws nearer. Pre-teamers and anyone who would like a Rocky suit are welcome to attend the try-on day or to order using the online form. We hope that suits will be delivered before the Blue and White Meet on June 24th. IF you need to try on a suit, please make every effort to come that day, as it is the only day that we will offer try-ons. After that, we will have a limited window to get the suit order in for the start of the season. New members please be sure to attend. Swim caps will only be available at the Gatehouse this year.
SWIMMER EVALUATION DAY will be in Sunday, June 11 at 1:00. This provides an opportunity for Coach Lowe and Coach Haggerty to meet new swimmers and see how those they know have progressed over the winter. This helps them plan who is ready for Pre team, Swim Team and to form Lesson Groups.
SYNCHRO SHOW - Because of the late dates for the FCSL finals, we have scheduled the Synchro - Friday, August 5th at 8:30.
VOLUNTEERS As you all know, Rocky is only as strong as its member volunteers. Once again this year we will be asking all aquatics families to contribute their time and efforts to making it a great season. We’ll be reaching out regularly with requests. Thank you in advance for your willingness to support our club.
If you have any questions, feel free to send an email.
Thanks and GO ROCKY,
Fionnuala & David Browning
RPC Aquatics Chairs
Directions to Lake Club
Lake Club, 165 Thayer Pond Rd., Wilton, CT 06897 [Wilton/New Canaan border] (762-5600)
From Merritt Parkway North or South: take Exit 38-Rt. 123 and go north on 123 toward New Canaan. Turn right onto Rt. 106 N/Silvermine Road. At 1st stop sign, turn left onto Valley Road (still called Silvermine Rd. on the right.) You immediately come to a stop sign where Rt. 106 N turns to the right. Do not turn onto 106. Stay straight on Valley Road, past Silver Hill Hospital on your left. Take 2nd right onto Mariomi Road. Take 1st right onto Thayer Pond Road. As Thayer Pond curves to the left, stay straight and drive into the entrance to the Lake Club.
From Rt. 7: Turn onto Rt. 106 South, Wolfpit Rd. (left heading north on Rt. 7; right heading south on Rt. 7.) Go straight through traffic light, and through stop sign at intersection of Wolfpit and Belden Hill. Wolfpit now becomes New Canaan Rd. At next stop sign, turn left to stay on Rt. 106 S. (Trail’s End Rd. will be on your right.) At next stop sign, turn right onto Valley Road and follow directions above.
Directions to Middlesex Club
Middlesex Club, 20 Echo Drive North, Darien, CT 06820 (325-3557)
Merritt Parkway, Exit 36, Hoyt Street, Route 106. Go south past Woodway Club, past large cemetery, about 2 miles to Echo Drive North on your right. Turn right down Echo Drive North. If you take Echo Drive South by mistake, just turn right one block onto Echo Drive North, and to entrance gates of club. Watch out for speed bumps.
From Turnpike Northbound I-95, Exit 10, Noroton Avenue; go north or left, on Noroton Avenue. Go through 2 lights, at Heights Road and West Avenue. At third light, turn left onto Middlesex Road and continue to its end at Hoyt Street, Route 106. Take sharp right onto Hoyt Street, turn left at Echo Drive North, and continue as above.
From Turnpike Southbound I-95, Exit 10, Noroton Avenue, go north, or right, on Noroton. Go through 3 lights, Ledge Road, Heights Road and West Avenue. At 4th light, turn left onto Middlesex Avenue. Continue as above.
2017 Swimsuit Orders
We now have an "online store" for ordering our swimsuits through Hardcore Sports. If you know what size your swimmer needs based on last year's suit, you can order right now. As mentioned in my earlier email, SUIT TRY ON day will be Wednesday, May 17th and will be hosted, once again, by the Plavoukos Family, 97 Shore Road in Old Greenwich from 1:30 to 5:30PM. If you need to try on a suit, you must come that day, as it is the only day that we will offer try-ons. Pre-teamers and any other Rocky members who would like a Rocky suit are welcome to attend the try-on day &/or to order using the online form. New members please be sure to attend. Swim caps will only be available at the Gatehouse this year.
OUR ORDERING WINDOW RUNS FROM NOW THROUGH MAY 17th.
You may order from now until May 17th. The order will be going into production with Hardcore Sports onMay 18th. These items are not in stock; they are made to order. If you miss the order window, you will need to order separately and will need to pay individual shipping costs and receive the suit at a later date.
We expect that suits will be delivered to Aquatics Chairs for distribution on or before the Blue and White Meet on June 24th.
**Important note about JAMMERS ... Hardcore has redesigned the jammers to fit better, so they recommend that all orders for jammers try the suit on for size before ordering.
2016 RPC Aquatics Calendar
NEW!!! To subscribe to the Rocky Aquatics Calendar on your PC, Mac, iPhone or Android device add firstname.lastname@example.org to your Google or iCal application.
- Click the down-arrow next to My calendars
- Select Add a friend's calendar from the menu
- Enter the email@example.com in the field provided, then click the Add button
- In iCal, choose Calendar > Subscribe.
- Enter the web address below for the calendar and then click Subscribe.
- Type a name for the calendar in the Name field and choose a calendar color from the adjacent pop-up menu.
Use this address to access your calendar from other applications. You can copy and paste this into any calendar product that supports the iCal format.