Girls Swim & Dive Information
Meet Schedule: Coming soon
Letter from Coach Lau
The first day of practice is Monday August 31st, 2020.We will be ordering our suits from the same company as the High School Team. Please have your suits ordered during the first week of practice to ensure delivery by the first meet. The link to our team store is posted below.Please come to the first practice with a practice suit, a swim cap, goggles, and a water bottle. Our competition swim caps will be available for purchase for $5.00. Feel free to practice in any swim cap, but be sure to buy a competition cap before our first meet. If you are unsure what type of goggles to bring, there are a few good options on the team store website listed above. Otherwise any competition goggles will be just fine.The plan for the first week of practice is to work on fundamentals, get you familiar with each other, and give an overview of everything you need to know or need to work on before our first meet. I understand that since this is before school starts, it may be hard to get to practice. We ask that you do your best to be there, but if you are unable to make it, please let me know. If you are planning on focusing on the diving portion of the team, plan to be at the first practice as well. We just hired a new High School Dive Coach and are working on how to sync up schedules so that our divers get time with him as well.If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am looking forward to meeting you all, and can’t wait for a fun season.Thank you,Alanna LauMiddle School Girls Swim/Dive Coach
Sports Physical: Players need to have a sports physical on file in the Activities office. Sports physicals are valid for three years. You need to have a sports physical on file in order to register through FeePay in ParentVue.
Registration: Registration will open online later this Summer. Registration information will be emailed to parents and guardians at that time. The activity fee is $150. If your family is on the reduced or free lunch plan, your fee is lower. The system should tell you how much you have to pay according to your lunch account status. If you think there is an error with the fee, please contact the MSE Activities Director at (763) 497-2655 ext. 5. Make sure your child has an active physical on file with the activities office or the system will not allow you to register.
Behavior: As an athlete for Middle School East, our athletes are ambassadors of our school. As an ambassador of our school, we expect our athletes’ behavior to be exceptional. We want our athletes to be positive role models for others to see and follow.
Important Policies to remember:
- Students need to be passing all of their classes to be on the swim and dive team. The MSE Activities Director will check to see if players are passing all of their classes at mid-tri.
- Students need to be in class five full periods of the day in order to practice or play in a match that night. Students with a doctor’s appointment may be excused from this requirement if they have documentation from the doctor referencing the appointment. Make sure to bring this note from the doctor to MSE attendance secretary Ms. Anderson.
- Your coaches will expect the players to be at practice every day. Practices are after school Monday through Thursday until 5:00. Missed practices may result in reduced playing time.
- We will bus you to all road games and back to East. You may ride home with your parents after road games rather than the bus if you wish. You need to have your parent sign out with your coach if you ride home with a parent. If you are planning to ride home with someone else’s parents, your parents need to notify the MSE Activities Director of this one day in advance.