Team News
REMINDER : AWARD NIGHT
Because of the snow on Monday, the end of season award night was postponed to Thursday.

Where:  MRHS Auditorium
When:   
Thursday February 11th 2016
Time:    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

END OF THE SEASON TEAM AWARD NIGHT

Where:  MRHS Auditorium
When:   February 8th 2016 (snow date February 11th)
Time:    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Who:    Coaches and all 2015-2016 Fall Season FSC swimmers and their family.

All swimmers that qualified for Championships will receive their first place trophy, A quick word or two
from the Coaches about the season, Senior Scholarships will be awarded, Pictures of age groups can
be taken, A Friendly’s ice cream and a team gift will be given to everyone on their way out!

We will Thank Coach Carolyn Webber for all the years she has been a part of our team!

Please speak to your swimmers about sitting still in their seats and being quiet during the
ceremonies!

CONGRATULATIONS!!
Congratulations to the 2 Relay Teams that broke Falcon Swim Club Records!!

11-12 Girls Medley Relay:

Old Record: K. Garvey, K. Hayes, M. Petruzzelli, K. Strange 2:06.04 (2015)
New Record: K. Garvey, K. Hayes, M. Petruzzelli, K. Strange 2:02.00 (2016)

11-12 Girls Free Relay:

Old Record: G. Butler, B.Hayes, K. Kelly, S. Peters 1:52.91 (2011)
New Record: K. Strange, M. Petruzzelli, K. Garvey, K. Hayes 1:48.55 (2016)


Also, there were 5 PVSL Records that were broken by FSC swimmers!

11-12 Girls 50 yd breaststroke

Old Record:  Brooklynn Hayes 33.45 (2012)
New Record:  Karrah Hayes  33.36 (2016)

11-12 Girls 200 yd Medley Relay:

Old PVSL Record: East Longmeadow 2:04.19 (1997)
New PVSL Record: Falcon Swim Club (KGarvey,KHayes,MPetruzelli,KStrange) 2:02.00 (2016)

11-12 Girls 200 yd Free Relay:

Old PVSL Record: Easthampton 1:51.67 (1995)
New PVSL Record: Falcon Swim Club (KStrange,MPetruzelli,KGarvey,KHayes) 1:48.55 (2016)

15-18 Girls 200 yd Medley Relay:

Old PVSL Record: FSC (KKelly,BHayes,LQuinn,CFelchner) 1:57.05 (2015)
New PVSL Record: FSC (KKelly,BHayes,LQuinn,CFelchner) 1:55.70 (2016)

15-18 Girls 200 yd Free Relay:

Old PVSL Record: FSC (CFelchner,BHayes,KKelly,LQuinn) 1:44.81 (2015)
New PVSL Record: FSC (NScully,KKelly,CFelchner,LQuinn) 1:44.18 (2016)

CONGRATULATIONS FALCON SWIM CLUB !!
FSC Coaches appreciate all the volunteers and awesome swimmers who made this championship a
great one. Congratulations on so many BEST TIMES!

Falcon Swim Club        1928.50
Amherst                       1488
Belchertown                 1094
East Longmeadow       1036.50
Agawam                         837.50
Longmeadow                 680
West Springfield            479
Springfield                     370
South Hadley                 361
Ludlow                           346
Monson                          333
Chicopee                       217.50
Palmer                           217
Montague                        83
Westfield

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here for detailed results.

CHAMPS WARM UP TIME CHANGE
There has been a time change for our warm ups. FSC has been moved to the first warm up.
If your swimmer is in a morning session, They need to check in at 7:45am
If your swimmer is in a afternoon session, They need to check in at 12:45pm

CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
There will be a quick practice on Friday for all FSC swimmers. The coaches will have them get in the
water and swim for just a bit, then say a few last words before champs. Swimmers age 10 and under
please come @6:00-6:30. Swimmers age 11 and older @6:30-7:00.

There will be a special practice on Saturday @12:00 with Coach Mandell for FSC swimmers age 11
and older. Please be prompt for Coach Mandell’s practice.

Parents please check in tomorrow at the desk poolside or with Jane O’keefe. We need to have
volunteers for championships. FSC is in charge of the bullpen the entire weekend. The more help we
get…..the easier it will be for your swimmer. Also, we are looking for parents to sit with the kids in the
cafeteria as our swimmers wait for their races.

Remember to put names in or on everything you bring to champs.

There are many items building up in our poolside lost and found. Be sure to look for your missing stuff
by Friday.  

PRACTICE MONDAY 1/18
On Monday, January 18th (MLK DAY) There will be FSC practice for all swimmers age 11 and older.
This practice will be @9am to 9:45. All other swimmers please enjoy the day off!
Coach Tim says the practice is not mandatory.

CHAMPIONSHIP INFORMATION
The Schedule page has been updated.

ADDITIONAL PRACTICE TIMES
There will be two additional practices this week for the 7:00-8:00 group only. They are: Friday,
January 15th @7:00-8:00, and Saturday, January 16th @12:00-1:30. These practices are in addition
to the Monday-Thursday practices.

HOLIDAY WEEK PRACTICE SCHEDULE
This week Falcon Swim Club will have practice on Monday, December 28, 2015, Tuesday, December
29, and Wednesday, December 30th.

All practices will be at the regular times. No practice on Thursday.

Have a Happy New Year!

BELCHERTOWN MEET RESULTS
Our small FSC squad was not enough to beat Belchertown on Saturday ...

FSC   399
Belchertown   497

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here for detailed results.

HOLIDAY PRACTICE SCHEDULE
We will have FSC practice on Monday, December 21, Tuesday, December 22, and Wednesday
December 23rd.  No Practice on Thursday this week.  Once the practice days for next week are
finalized, an email will be sent to the team.

This week on Tuesday, (tomorrow) The High School swim team will have a home meet at the pool.
Our practice time will be at 6:15. (after the meet)

Please stay out of the pool area until 6:15. It would be great if you had a talk with your swimmer about
being respectful to Coach Mandell and his team.

We will try to remind you before High School meets about our late start for FSC. Thank You for your
help in this matter.

AGAWAM MEET RESULTS
Another great meet!
FSC  628
Agawam  405

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here for detailed results.

LONGMEADOW MEET RESULTS
FSC  537
Longmeadow  293

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here for detailed results.

REMINDER
Our next meet is tomorrow at Longmeadow High School.
Please be aware that the Check in and start times have changed.

The meet time for Friday, December 4th is 6:00 warm up and 6:30 start.

EAST LONGMEADOW MEET RESULTS
The Falcon swimmers have won again!!
FSC   646.50
EL      447.50

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here for detailed results.

THANKSGIVING WEEK PRACTICE SCHEDULE
There will be no swim 6-8pm  practice on Wednesday-Friday, November 25-27, 2015.  Enjoy your
family and Happy Thanksgiving!  -   Tim’s program will not have any practice November 25-27, 2105.

EAST LONGMEADOW MEET: SAT 11/21
We are still in need of volunteers for timing, food concessions and cleanup at the end.  Please see
signup sheets located at front table.

ORDER DEADLINE FOR FSC TEAM JACKETS - NEW STYLE!
Some samples will be available to try on for size.  FSC team jackets will come personalized with
embroidered names.  NEW Bomber Style Jackets - Youth and Adult Styles are available.
All orders must be prepaid Cost = $75.  This will be the only order placed this season and orders take
2-3 weeks.  These jackets make great holiday gifts.
If you are interested in ordering please see Maureen Baskin on:  Monday, 11/23–Tuesday, 11/24 and
Monday, 11/30 -Tuesday, 12/01.

FALCON SWIM CLUB – FOOD COLLECTION DRIVE
Location:  Minnechaug Parking Lot
Date:         Monday, Nov. 23, 2015     
4:30pm - 7:30pm

The Falcon Swim Club was able to put together $1,100 in food donations to the Rock 102
Thanksgiving Mayflower Marathon last year.  Once again our Falcon Swim Club thought this would be
a great opportunity to show our community support for this worthy cause and if possible give back to
those people in need.
All non-perishable food items and donations collected will be delivered Tuesday morning to the Rock
102 Mayflower Marathon Open Pantry Collection located at the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Let’s fill our FSC truck!                GOAL = $1,500

SPRINGFIELD MEET RESULTS
We are still waiting for the final score and the overall meet results, but we do have the times of the
Falcon swimmers.  See the
results page for details.

REMINDER
There is no FSC practice tonight. Enjoy your holiday!
Tim’s program will practice today at the regular time.

WEST SPRINGFIELD MEET RESULTS
Congratulations FSC swimmers!  We won the meet.
FSC       702
WSpfld  328

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here for detailed results.

ATTENTION ALL ONLINE SHOPPERS
The Hampden-Wilbraham Falcon Swim Club just setup an affiliate account with SwimOutlet.com.  
SwimOutlet.com is a great place to purchase practice swimsuits, swim gear, equipment, etc. at great
prices.  If you purchase using the link at the top of the page, the
Falcon Swim Club will earn 8%
through their fundraising program.  Money raised will go towards replacing our swim equipment over
the next year.  After clicking the link, at the top of your browser page you will see "You are shopping
through the Hampden-Wilbraham Falcon Swim Club Affiliate account".

SWIM MEET PARENT RESPONSIBILITIES
Parent sign-up sheets are located in the meet book, right in front of the swimmer sign-up book.  We
expect every family to have a representative work part of each meet. We cannot run a successful
meet without your help.  Please see any board member, and they can answer questions you may
have about the volunteer jobs. Most jobs require no training, and working helps pass the time. You
should not miss any races your swimmers are in, even when you are volunteering.  We would love to
train some new stroke and turn judges, please let us know if you are interested. Thank you in
advance for your help.

SWIM MEET REMINDERS
Birth Certificate - NEW SWIMMERS MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR BIRTH CERTIFICATE for our
file, or they will participate UNOFFICIALLY in meets.
Check in - When your swimmer arrives at a meet please check in with the coaches or assistant
coaches for attendance and swim lane warm-up assignments. Be on time for your warm-up.
Bullpen - Parents please be aware that the swimmers need to come to the meet bullpen around 10
events prior to their event.  It is your responsibility to make sure this happens and not the volunteers.
Watch the event number sign carefully because we may combine events.
Event Etiquette Reminder - New swimmers need to be reminded that in individual events and for the
last leg of a team relay the swimmer must remain in the pool until everyone has completed that event
heat. The announcer will tell the swimmers to clear the pool at completion.
Goggles - Make sure you bring a spare set of goggles to the swim meets in case they break.

SAFETY REMINDER TO PARENTS
For your child's safety... Please pick up your child on time and have them wait in the pool area or
hallway until you arrive. Children should not wait by themselves outside.

INCLEMENT WEATHER NOTIFICATIONS
There will be no swim practice during thunder/lightning storms or if Wilbraham schools are closed due
to a snowstorm. Once we close, it will be for both swim hours.  We will do our best to notify you by
email & website if a storm approaches late in the day.  Please use your best judgment if you haven't
heard.

POOL ENTRY
The security personnel for Minnechaug has notified us that we can not prop the pool entrance door
open for security reasons.  We can temporarily open the door when we know they belong to our swim
club but we can not leave the door ajar.  If the door is closed and you need to get in please go to the
outside entrance closest to the pool and enter through those doors.  Females only can go into the
girls locker rooms and then cut to the pool area.  Boys or mixed groups should pass the gym and then
take a left down the long hallway which will lead you to an entrance that will bring you to the shallow
end of the pool.

LAP SWIMMING RULES OF ETIQUETTE
Parents: We encourage you to go over the lap swimming rules of etiquette with your children,
especially the new swimmers.   Thank you.

TECHNICAL RULE CHANGES
Click here for changes to breaststroke and backstroke technical rules.