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2021 Regionals/State forms – attached

The Regional/State forms are due back on or before Tuesday, June 29, if you don’t turn one in, we will assume your child will not swim at regionals or state, any form turned in after Tuesday, June 29, there will be a $10 late fee. Have the swimmers turn the form into their coach. (1) form per swimmer.

Coach Trent will send out instructions & open the regional entries on Tuesday, July 7th. .

Regionals are on Saturday, July 17 in Frisco

State is July 29 – August 1 in Corpus Christi (schedule is on the form)

Things are different at Regionals and State than the weekly circuit meets.

Regionals – There are (2) sessions at regionals

Session (1) ages 11 & older (meet starts at 8 AM)

Session (2) ages 10 & under (meet begins around 2 PM)

State – there are (6) sessions at the state meet in Corpus Christi (see on the form)

(1) There will be swim judges at Regionals and State

(2) Only Top 8 in each event will get awards

(3) Top 4 or 5 swimmers in each event qualify for state (Age 14 and under)

FASST is real big on putting relays together for regionals to make it to state. 70% of our kids make it to state on a relay. We do not allow any of our top swimmers to skip out on at least being on (1) relay. So are you willing to travel 8 hours for a relay, we do not put kids on relays who are not going to state. So keep in mind, we can’t change relay swimmers, if you say you are going to state, and then decide not to after regionals, then (3) other kids are going to be VERY disappointed. More information will come out on this soon. But see below for a little of our thinking, it is also on the form

Ages 5-6, only 3 events (25 back, 25 free and 100 free relay).

Ages 7-8, only 3 events (usually 2 relays and 1 individual).

Ages 9-10 can do 4 total events (usually 2 individual and 2 relays).

Ages 11-14 can do 6 events (4 individual and 2 relays). for most kids, 4 individual is to many, to rest time

Ages 15-17 can do 4 events (all swim at least 1 relay), plus some will do the mixed relays

Age 18 and older can do unlimited events.

Fees: $7.00 per event, for regionals and state – do not send money yet

Contact Coach Trent for any questions.

The document 2021_Regional_State_Form_.pdf was attached to this post.

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Reminder and deadlines for this week.

Posted by Trent Emmons at Jun 8, 2021 6:38AM PDT

Reminders and deadlines for this week (see below)

a. Register for the FASST Intra Squad swim meet this Saturday, the deadline is 9:00 PM tonight.

Swim meet Inquiry. – we have a few families not signed up yet (deadline is June 12)

1. Intra Squad Swim Meet – Saturday, June 12, 2021

Registration Deadline – on or before 9PM tonight, Tuesday, June 8th (no exceptions)

Volunteer Job Signup – we need 25 more volunteers

(this is the FASST team only swim meet)

June 12, Intra Squad “sprint” meet information

Pool Opens at 7:15 AM

Warm-ups begin at 7:30 AM

Meet begins at 8:00 AM

Meet Event sign up – Please register online at www.swimfasst.com. You can register to swim for the Intra Squad meet on our website at 2 different places.

(1) Click on the tab “PARENTS”, then go to “PARENT PORTAL” then click on “View meets”, then pick the meets, pick the events and hit save.

(2) We have a tab called “Meet and Volunteer Sign Up”, then click on “View meets”, then pick the meets, pick the events and hit “save”.

Please, DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE THERE. We will not swim relays or the long free events at this event.

SIGN-UP to VOLUNTEER – it takes about 55 volunteers to work the intra squad meet. Please try and volunteer for at least one shift this season (concessions, ready bench, runners, timers, etc.)

· sign-up at the same location you go to sign up your child for the swim meet, it will say (Job Signup), we need to fill these spots.

  1. of Events per swimmer – all ages – can swim a maximum of (3) “individual events”. You can register for one, two or three events.

Gate fee: is $5.00 per person, this includes swimmers, parents, siblings, volunteers, etc., etc (if possible try and have correct change)

Time Line/Psyche Sheet – will not have it until probably Thursday, June 10

HEAT SHEET – cost is $3.00, this list all the events, heats and lane numbers your kid will be swimming

2. Swim Meet Inquiry for your swimmer

Please respond on or before June 12, 2021,

Please do one for each swimmer, in your family. It takes about 30 seconds to do. But we need all swimmers to do it, even the ones who are not doing any swim meets for 2021.

To do the questionnaire, please go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfs_7QQTdOAGA93fnNy-6JFFwDknxl-9r7w_dS0oTv30-XbJA/viewform?usp=sf_link

2021 Swim meet schedule

Saturday, June 5 – Carrollton

Saturday, June 12 – Frisco (Intra squad meet)

Saturday June 19 – Frisco (4 total teams)

Friday, June 25 – Carrollton (night meet)

Saturday, July 3 – no swim meet

Saturday, July 10 – Frisco (4 teams)

Saturday, July 17 – TAAF REGION 7 Championships

State is July 29-August 1 in Corpus Christi, TX. (each age group only swims 1 day) .

Ages 14 and under who want to qualify for the state meet, must swim at the regional meet.

Ages 15 and over automatically qualify for the state meet.

Intra Squad Swim Meet – Saturday, June 12, 2021

Registration Deadline – on or before 9PM on Tuesday, June 8th

Volunteer Job Signup Deadline – June 11, 2021

(this is the FASST team only swim meet)

Meet Event sign up – You can start signing up for events now. Please register online at www.swimfasst.com. You can register to swim for the Intra Squad meet on our website at 2 different places.

(1) Click on the tab “PARENTS”, then go to “PARENT PORTAL” then click on “View meets”, then pick the meets, pick the events and hit save.

(2) We have a tab called “Meet and Volunteer Sign Up”, then click on “View meets”, then pick the meets, pick the events and hit “save”.

SIGN-UP to VOLUNTEER – it takes about 55 volunteers to work the intra squad meet. Please try and volunteer for at least one shift this season (concessions, ready bench, runners, timers, etc.)

· sign-up at the same location you go to sign up your child for the swim meet, it will say (Job Signup).

If your kid is new to FASST or swimming, the freestyle and backstroke are usually safe events to sign up for (the breast stroke and butterfly can be done at a later meet).

The deadline to sign-up online is 9:00 PM on Tuesday, June 8th (no exceptions). Please, DO NOT SIGN UP IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO BE THERE. We will not swim relays or the long free events at this event.

  1. of Events per swimmer – all ages – can swim a maximum of (3) “individual events”. You can register for one, two or three events.

You will always register for “individual events” online (the deadline will always be at 9:00 PM on the Tuesday of the same week as the swim meet). Again, no relays for the Intra Squad meet.

June 12, Intra Squad “sprint” meet information

Pool Opens at 7:15 AM

Warm-ups begin at 7:30 AM

Meet begins at 8:00 AM

Gate fee: is $5.00 per person, this includes swimmers, parents, siblings, volunteers, etc., etc (if possible try and have correct change)

Concessions – will be open

Tent city – you are welcome to set up, bring cards, games and have some fun

Time Line/Psyche Sheet – will not have it until probably Thursday, June 10

HEAT SHEET – cost is $3.00, this list all the events, heats and lane numbers your kid will be swimming

Don’;t forget to SIGN-UP to VOLUNTEER – it takes about 55 volunteers to work the intra squad meet. Please try volunteer for at least one shift this season (concessions, ready bench, runners, timers, etc.)

sign-up at the same location you go to sign up your child for the swim meet, it will say (Job Signup).

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FASST Parents Code of Conduct

Posted by Trent Emmons at Jun 2, 2021 6:19AM PDT

We are now allowing parents into the practices. But before you enter, please read and re read the FASST Parents Code of Conduct below. We want to represent FASST, the City of Frisco and your children in the utmost positive way. The role of parents is critical to the success of FASST.

FASST Parents Code of Conduct

The FASST program is a non-profit, volunteer-staffed organization that offers recreational swimming instruction for the youth in our community. The FASST program strives to provide a safe, enjoyable environment in which our participants can maintain physical fitness through swimming. Swimmers also have the opportunity for team and individual competition through circuit, regional and state meets.

The role of parents is critical to the success of the FASST program, both through volunteer service and positive behavior. By participating in the FASST program, parents agree to abide by the following code of conduct:

Fulfill your volunteer obligation willingly, knowing that the effort you put forth will directly impact your child’s FASST experience.

*Keep in mind that FASST is a recreational sports program with an emphasis on developing swimming skills and having fun. Although competition is a routine aspect of sports activities, do not make winning the primary goal for you or your child.

*Support your child and his/her team in a positive manner. Cheer for your child and his/her team, not against the opposing swimmer or team. Offensive language and profanity is prohibited during FASST events.

*Always show respect for coaches, officials, volunteer workers, swimmers and other parents/fans.

*Parents are NOT allowed on deck at practices or at swim meets, unless they are volunteering at a swim meet.

*It is the parents responsibility to get their swimmer to the “ready bench” on time for their event at a swim meet.

*Leave the coaching to the coaches. Please remain seated in the designated spectator areas during practices and meets and do not distract the coaches or your child while swimming.

*If you desire to discuss a coaching issue regarding your child, please approach the head coach only between practice sessions. Because practice sessions are scheduled with no intermission, an appointment with the head coach before or after practice may be required for a discussion with the coach.

*The head coach will assemble relay teams for regional and state meets. The assembly of relay teams will be based on swimmers’ times and coach’s discretion. The coach’s decision should be honored by swimmers and parents.

*Follow the regulations set forth at all swim facilities including FISD rules. Assume all swim facilities to be tobacco-free zones. No alcohol may be consumed on swim facility premises. Pets are generally not allowed at any of the swim facilites.

*Be proactive with your child’s safety. Children that are not participating at swim practices or meets must be supervised at all times. Wet surfaces in the pool area can be dangerous.

*Suggestions or comments regarding the program may be addressed with Coach Trent or a FASST board member.

The FASST board is always seeking ways to improve the swim program, and creative ideas are always welcome. If you have constructive criticism regarding the FASST program, please also offer a possible solution for the issue. The FASST program fosters a family atmosphere and expects excellence in behavior at swim practices and meets. In the event that prohibited behavior by an individual warrants inquiry as determined by designated board members, a meeting may be scheduled between the involved individual and designated board members in an effort to resolve the issue. Probation or suspension from the FASST program may be considered for an individual if the offense is significant.

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FASST Times 5/30/21

Posted by Trent Emmons at May 30, 2021 9:49AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

FASST Times 5/30/21

1. No swim practice on Monday, May 31 (it is Memorial Day and FISD is closed).

2. Have a safe weekend and a safe Memorial Day.

3. The last day to register for the Carrollton Swim Meet on June 5th is at 10:00 PM on Tuesday, June 1st. There will be no exceptions. Also, I am still suggesting if you have never participated in a swim meet. I would not sign up for the Carrollton Swim meet. We will have a swim meet the following Saturday, June 12 at our pool (FISD/Bruce Eubanks Natatorium).

4. Practice’s -

a. try & have your swimmers at the pool, 10 minutes before their practice times. b. write your kids names on their kick boards and fins. c. please pick them up on time. d. later in the week, next week, we think that parents will be allowed in the building. we will let you know, when it will be open.