2013-14 WorkOut Schedule[PDF]
Aug. 27, 2013
Dear Swim Team Parents,
We hope you have had a good summer and are enjoying your vacation. We had a very successful summer which included 9 swimmers at Nationals with over 80% best times, many top 10 Metro LC times throughout the season, 34 swimmers at JO's and 1 swimmer attending Zones. The season concluded with a picnic at Jones Beach for over 125 swimmers, parents and friends. The 2013-14 swim year begins on Sunday, Sept. 8 th for everyone. Regular practice time remains the same. An updated group list is on the back of this letter. If you have a question about your child's group please speak to Richie.
Our coaching staff remains intact and is very excited about the upcoming season. It will take a total team effort to capture our 28 th State Championship. We hope everyone is eager to get back to practice and work towards that goal. The meet is in Ithaca March 14-16. Tryouts will be held Sept. 8 th at 9 a.m. and Sept. 9 th & 10 th at 5 p.m. There will be regular practice these days. If you know of anyone interested in joining the swim team, please have them come to the "Y" or get in touch with Richie for further information. Anyone who does not attend 1 of the first 3 practices and does not contact Richie will be considered not returning.
There is a mandatory parents' meeting on Monday, Sept 23 rd at 7 P.M. It is required that at least one parent from each family attend or be represented at this meeting. Important information will be discussed including Y States, the Holiday meet, the SPY meet, fundraising, meet schedule, work contract and work assignments. A medical form and emergency contact sheet have been included with this mailing along with a new registration form that must be turned in to the membership office with your first payment. Please return completed to one of the coaches ASAP. All families are required to participate in the running of our “home” meets. Please check your calendars. If you cannot work at a meet make arrangements now to get or hire someone to work for you, or make arrangements to work extra sessions or petition work committee for special consideration due to unusual circumstances.
Our scheduled “home” meets are as follows:
Flushing Y Oct 12 th [4pm](11-12, 13-14), Oct 13 th [7am](10 & U,15-18)
Flushing Y Oct 20 th dual meet vs. CIY 6AM warm up all ages
Flushing Y Oct 27 th All ages distance meet – 6:00 am warm up
Flushing Y Nov 22 nd (13 & over only), Nov 23 rd (all), Nov. 24 th (all)
At Eisenhower Park YMCA Invitational – Dec 13,14,15 (with CIY)
YMCA Cities Jan 4 th [4pm](11-12, 13-14), Jan 5 th [7am](10 & U,15-18)
Fran Schnarr Jan 25 th [4pm](11-12, 13-14) Jan 26 th [7am](10 & U,15-18)
State cut meet Feb 8 th All ages – 4pm warm up
We also may be asked to time at Senior Mets. The coaches and board members are looking forward to a very successful year for our children and the team. Sincerely,
Coach Richie Finkelstein was chosen New Yorker of the week by NY1.
March 15 - 17
Flushing Flyers Won The 2013
YMCA N.Y States Swimming Championship!
Congratulations to the Flushing Flyers for winning YMCA States Championship for 27 Consecutive Years!
Queens Gazette - Y Swimmers Win 27th Straight State Championship
2012 Summer LC Y National Team
Jennifer Arana - 100 fly, 200 fly
Ellie Mazzetti - 50 free
Olivia Santos - 50 free
(no relays for the girls)
Danny Graham - 100 back, 200 medley, 400 medley, 200 free, 400 free relay
Joe Mercurio - 50 free, 100 fly, same relays
Andrew Qaio - 200 medley, 400 medley, 200 free relay, 400 free relay
Chris Reyes - 200 medley, 200 free, 400 free relay
Peter Strbik - 400 medley relay
Leaving March 31st for Greensboro, North Carolina