Patriots News · Swim & Dive Week 6 Announcements

Wootton vs. Quince Orchard Results:
The Patriots met with one of the toughest teams in Division II yesterday. Our athletes faced QO with determination, but were unable to come out victorious.
Quince Orchard – 116.5
Wootton- 68.5
Quince Orchard- 97
Wootton- 88

Every point that we earned this week came down to the last few moments of each race. In fact, many of our points were earned in less than a second! Take a look at our strong finishers:
Eric Lu – 1st place in 200 free by 0.74 seconds
George Li – 4th in 50 free by 0.20 seconds
Alyssa D’Arpa – 3rd in 50 free by 0.09 seconds
Cheryl Liao – 3rd in 100 fly by 0.21 seconds
Brian Xi – 4th in 100 free by 0.12 seconds
Eric Lu – 1st in 500 free by 0.29 seconds
Rita Zhang – 1st in 100 back by 0.32 seconds
Ryan Chen – 4th in 100 breast by 0.65 seconds

But the finish of the day goes to Aaron Lazar who took 1st place in the 100 back by only 0.01 seconds!!

Follow the link below to see the rest of our meet results:

Way to finish hard, Patriots!

Mandatory Practices & Meets:
All practices and meets are mandatory! If your athlete will not be at a practice or a meet for any reason, Coach Emr needs to know in advance. Please email her as soon as you know of a conflict.
If your athlete is not at our practices, they will not be allowed to participate in our meets.

There were several athletes who were missing from our meet yesterday without notifying the coaches. This puts a serious strain on our lineup as we have to scramble to replace missing athletes.

Optional Clothing Order:
Our optional clothing orders will be distributed at practices this week with the exception of the Under Armor jackets. These are taking longer to arrive than anticipated. Coach Emr will distribute them when they are ready.
There are some additional team items available for purchase directly from Coach Emr! If you are interested, please bring a check made out to Wootton Boosters to practice.
Cell Phone Pocket Stickers – $1
Water Bottles – $3
Scarves – $10
Magnets – $10

Fundraiser at Mama Lucias!
On Thursday, January 11th, we will be hosting a fundraising night at Mama Lucia’s in Fallsgrove. Please encourage your family and friends to eat in or carry out between 5:00 and 9:00. Twenty percent of all proceeds will return to our team. Make sure you bring the following flier with you: 

Friday Social at the Woodward’s:
This Friday evening, join us at 6:30 pm for our weekly social at Lauren Woodward’s house (12409 St. James Rd, Rockville) as we prepare to face Gaithersburg. Swimmers & divers should come hungry and ready for a good time. The Woodward’s will provide the main course, and they are asking athletes to bring the following contributions:
Freshmen class – desserts
Sophomore class – bread, rolls, or salads
Junior class – side dishes
Senior class – drinks

Coach Emr will have the meet lineup for athletes to sign off on and the divers will be meeting to discuss dives. If you are not going to be at the meet this weekend, please let Coach Emr know as soon as possible!

1/13 Gaithersburg vs. Wootton Information:
Join us on Saturday afternoon as we take on Gaithersburg at GAC! Please be at the pool by 2:10 pm. We will only have about 10 minutes to warm up, so please be on time! The meet will start promptly at 2:30 pm with our diving events. Each meet lasts a maximum of 2 hours, so our meet will conclude by 4:30 pm. Please stay for the entire meet! We will be going to lunch as a team afterwards!

In order for each meet to run smoothly, we need parent volunteers! Please visit our SignUpGenius page at the following link to sign up:

Show your team spirit in school on Friday by dressing up! Our theme this week is blue out!