July 31, 2012
THANK YOU SYS PARENTS!!
As we wrap up the 2012 long course season, I wanted to take a minute and say thank you to all of our SYS parents, SYS masters, and shark volunteers. The 2012 Long course season has been a huge success for the sharks and the coaching staff and your swimmers would not and could not have achieved those accomplishments without your support. It started with our men’s team winning the team title, our girl’s team finishing runner-up, along with our sixth straight combined YMCA national team championship in April. This carried over to our 2nd straight FLAG’s title this month which now makes 13 out of the last 14 FLAG’s championships for the sharks, as well as being winners of Long Course Senior Championship that was held here last weekend. Your belief and hard work in the program and the coaching staff and what it represents in your child’s life allows the sharks to be as successful as we are.
The sharks coaching staff is proud to work with our parents at all of our home meets which are continually some of the very best in the entire nation. This past weekends Senior Championships was truly the high point of parent volunteering and working in my 18 years with this swim team. I can honestly say that all of our volunteers were truly at the top of their game. After meets I often receive compliments from other coaches and parents from other teams about how impressed they are with how organized, efficient, and courteous our volunteers are. This past weekend I received compliments from Thursday night all the way thru the conclusion of the meet, and am still receiving them today thru emails. Even though the days were long, the weather extremely hot, and half of our swimmers in St. Pete competing in the Area 3/5 championships, the shark’s volunteers were hard at work all weekend long. My deepest appreciation and thank you for all that you do for the kids in the program and the coaching staff.