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
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 ...
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
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
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.