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Patriots News · Swim & Dive Divisionals Information


This Saturday, February 3, we will compete against the other five schools in Division II at the Divisional Championships!

Divisionals will consist of two parts:
PART I: DIVING
The Division II Diving Championship begins at 7:30 am at MLK. Divers should report to MLK by 7:00 am to check your dive sheets and prepare for warm-ups. Boys will compete first, followed by the girls. We will be finalizing your dive sheets are practice on Wednesday. Dive number changes can be made at check-in on Saturday, but you will not be able to change the dive order.

PART II: All Swim Events (timed finals)
The Division II Swimming Championship will be held at MLK immediately following the completion of the diving. Warm-ups will start at approximately 9:30 am, and the meet is scheduled to finish by 1:30 pm.  All swimmers should plan to get to the MLK by 9:15 am to cheer for our divers and get ready to swim.

Swimmers are eligible to participate in a maximum of 4 events (either 2 individual events and 2 relays or 1 individual event and 3 relays).  The final Divisionals line-up was sent via email.

If you are not available to attend Divisionals, please let Coach Emr know ASAP! The lineup has already been submitted, and any changes will have be made on Saturday morning at the coaches scratch meeting.

Please note: All relays are subject to change. Even if you are not in the lineup, please come prepared to swim in case someone falls ill. There have been situations in the past when we have needed to call upon someone who was not originally scheduled to swim, and they saved the day!

Programs will be available to purchase for $2.00 at the meet on Saturday morning.

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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.
Girls:
Quince Orchard – 116.5
Wootton- 68.5
Boys:
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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1H85bXNsr0H8G8DlILHQLEDbEUGcQc-3G/view?usp=sharing

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: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kEgY8IZlfs_OB743i2BlwvKX0AqgTtqr/view?usp=sharing 

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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aafac2aa5fa7-parent1

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

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Patriots News · Swim & Dive Friday AM Practice Cancelled


As I’m sure you are all aware, MCPS has announced a 2 hour delay for tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, this means we will not be able to have our morning practice. Stay warm and enjoy sleeping in!

At this time, our Friday evening social is on as scheduled. We will let you know if anything changes, should MCPS make a decision to cancel school. Otherwise, plan to join us at 6:30 pm at Anne Li’s house (13724 Travilah Road, Rockville) as we prepare to face Quince Orchard. Swimmers & divers should come hungry and ready for a good time. The Li’s will provide the main course, and they are asking athletes to bring the following contributions:
Freshmen class – desserts
Sophomore class – bread, rolls, or salad
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!

 1/6 Wootton vs. Quince Orchard Information:
On Saturday morning we take on Quince Orchard at GISC! Please be at the pool by 11:10 am. We will only have about 10 minutes to warm up, so please be on time! The meet will start promptly at 11:30 am with our diving events. Each meet lasts a maximum of 2 hours, so our meet will conclude by 1:30 am. Please stay for the entire meet! We will be going to lunch as a team afterwards!

We still need many parent volunteers! Please visit our SignUpGenius page at the following link to sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aafac2aa5fa7-parent1

Show your team spirit in school on Friday by dressing up! Our theme this week is Swim & Dive Apparel!

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Patriots News · Swim & Dive Week 5 Announcements!


Welcome back, Patriots! I hope you all had a restful and relaxing Winter Break! Please make note of some important dates and information for the coming week.

Mandatory Wednesday Practice for Team Pictures:
On Wednesday, January 3, we will be taking our team picture at the beginning of practice. All swimmers, divers, and managers are required to attend! Please make sure to wear your player pack t-shirt.
If you are interested in ordering pictures, order forms will be available on deck on Wednesday. Checks should be made out to LifeTouch. Please see the order and payment information in our weekly email.
As a reminder, if your athlete will not be at a practice, 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.

Optional Clothing Order:
Our optional clothing order has closed. The orders will be delivered to Coach Emr and she will distribute them at practices.
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

Friday Social at the Li’s:
This Friday evening, join us at 6:30 pm for our weekly social at Anne Li’s house (13724 Travilah Road, Rockville) as we prepare to face Quince Orchard. Swimmers & divers should come hungry and ready for a good time. The Li’s will provide the main course, and they are asking athletes to bring the following contributions:
Freshmen class – desserts
Sophomore class – bread, rolls, or salad
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!

1/6 Wootton vs. Quince Orchard Information:
Join us on Saturday morning as we take on Quince Orchard at GISC! Please be at the pool by 11:10 am. We will only have about 10 minutes to warm up, so please be on time! The meet will start promptly at 11:30 am with our diving events. Each meet lasts a maximum of 2 hours, so our meet will conclude by 1:30 am. 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aafac2aa5fa7-parent1

Show your team spirit in school on Friday by dressing up! Our theme this week is Swim & Dive Apparel!

 

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Swim & Dive · Swim & Dive Week 4 Announcements


Sherwood vs. Wootton Results:
Our second dual meet of the season really reflected our areas of strength! The Patriots faced off against the Sherwood Warriors fielding an almost full lineup! While the female Warriors dominated our ladies, our boys finished hard and earned another win leaving them undefeated for the first half of our season!
Girls:
Sherwood – 141
Wootton- 44
Boys:
Wootton- 96
Northwest- 89

The meet started off with our amazing divers! Congratulations to Riley Jordan and Lily Parker for placing second, Joel Shapiro for placing third, and Kelly Kimbis for placing fourth.

The swimming events kicked off next, and we quickly saw how tight this meet was going to be! Our boys took second and our girls took third in the 200 medley relay.  Our swimmers pressed on with 7 more individual first place finishes! Congratulations, Eric Lu (200 free & 500 free), Jeffrey Qin (50 free & 100 free), Daniel Wang (100 fly), Aaron Lazar (100 back), and Jonathan Yune (100 breast). Our boys 200 free relay (Eric Lu, Aaron Lazar, Daniel Wang, Jeffrey Qin) and 400 free relay (Eric Lu, Jonathan Yune, Daniel Wang, Jeffrey Qin) also took the top spot!

Follow the link below to see the rest of our meet results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I0AfLZ0zSe29FhXx31W3oZghGfMRIFJG/view?usp=sharing

Excellent job this week, Patriots!

Optional Clothing Order:
Our clothing order has been extended through Wednesday, December 20th! Please visit the website below to place your order. Once all orders have been placed, the orders will be delivered to Coach Emr and she will distribute them at practices.
https://www.feganssportsapparel.com/wsd/

Photos Needed:
We are looking for a few people to take pictures of our athletes in action throughout the season. If you are interested or have been taking pictures already, please let Coach Emr know.

Mandatory Practices This Week:
All practice are mandatory! If your athlete will not be at a practice, 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.

We will still have practice on Wednesday, December 20th, but we are cancelling our Friday morning practice. Enjoy the extra sleep!

Winter Break Reminders:
During winter break there will be no scheduled practices or meets, but please try to stay in the water and on the boards. A special reminder from Coach Emr & Coach Bobby: Please play safe over the break. Limit your skiing and snowboarding. No broken bones!

Practices will resume on Wednesday, January 3rd.

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Patriots News · Swim & Dive Week 3 Announcements!


Wootton vs. Northwest Results:
The Patriots started off our season with an impressive battle against Northwest. Despite missing quite a few athletes, the Patriots fought hard and, while our girls were bested, our boys were victorious! As the snow fell outside of KSAC, our final scores showed how tightly matched our teams were.
Girls:
Northwest – 96
Wootton- 89
Boys:
Wootton- 97
Northwest- 86

The meet started off with an impressive display of athleticism and talent from our divers! Congratulations go out to Sarah Rankin and Spencer Bernal for placing second, and Jennifer Weiss for placing third.

The swimming events kicked off with exciting races in the boys and gitls 200 Medley Relay. Congratulations to Steven Mendelson, Jonathan Yune, Jonathan Odim, George Li, Elizabeth Carlson, Grace Li, Joy Shi, and Maddie Grainger. Both teams placed first (and the girls did it by less than half a second)!

The excitement continued with 10 more first place finishes! Well done Emma Helgeson (200 free), Jonathan Odim (200 IM), Grace Li (200 IM), George Li (50 free), Joy Shi (50 free), Jonathan Yune (100 free), Joy Shi (100 free), Elizabeth Carlson (100 back), Jonathan Yune (100 breast), and Cece Zhao (100 breast)!

Follow the link below to see the rest of our meet results: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cxgWIlB2X-Dbv5uN525FMohta5Ai9_3L/view?usp=sharing

Keep your eyes on the prize, Patriots! Let’s get ready to face Sherwood next weekend!

Mandatory Practices:
All practice are mandatory! If your athlete will not be at a practice, 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.

Optional Clothing Order:
In addition to our mandatory player pack, we also have other clothing options available for athletes and parents! Please visit the website below to place your order. The website will be open until Saturday, December 16th. Once all orders have been placed, the orders will be delivered to Coach Emr and she will distribute them at practices. https://www.feganssportsapparel.com/wsd/

Friday Social at the Lu’s:
This Friday evening, join us at 6:30 pm for our weekly social at Eric Lu’s house (13801 Golden Fields Court, Darnestown) as we prepare to face Sherwood. Swimmers & divers should come hungry and ready for a good time. The Lu’s will provide the main course, and they are asking athletes to bring the following contributions:
Freshmen class – bread, rolls, or salad
Sophomore class – side dishes
Junior class – drinks
Senior class – desserts

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!

12/16 Sherwood vs. Wootton Information:
Join us on Saturday morning as we take on Sherwood at MLK! Please be at the pool by 11:10 am. We will only have about 10 minutes to warm up, so please be on time! The meet will start promptly at 11:30 am with our diving events. Each meet lasts a maximum of 2 hours, so our meet will conclude by 1:30 am. 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aafac2aa5fa7-parent1

Show your team spirit in school on Friday by dressing up! Our theme this week is ugly holiday sweaters!

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Patriots News · Swim & Dive Week 2 Announcements


Richard Montgomery, Rockville, & Wootton Scrimmage Results:
The Patriots swimmers and divers dusted off the cobwebs in a double-dual scrimmage against Richard Montgomery and Rockville Saturday at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center yesterday. The team looks poised and ready for another competitive season! Follow the link below to access our meet results:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/14sygwJfiI9-W0gdp1KziUAs5jFKm5vhS/view?usp=sharing

Season Calendar:
All important dates are listed in our calendar of events that can be found on our team website (woottonsports.com/coed_swim_dive). Please visit it regularly to check for updates. In addition, I have attached our schedule of meets to this email.

Mandatory Practices:
Practices will be held on Wednesdays from 3:00-4:00 pm @ GISC and Fridays from 5:00-6:00 am @ RSFC. All practice are mandatory! If your athlete is not at our practices, they will not be allowed to participate in our meets. If your athlete will not be at a practice, Coach Emr needs to know in advance. Please email her as soon as you know of a conflict!
Divers will not be required to attend our Friday morning practices, as we do not have access to a diving board. They will need to select one of the three county practices to attend and let Coach Emr know: Wed. @ MLK 3:00-4:30; Thurs. @ GISC 3:30-5:00; Fri. @ GAC 3:30-5:15
We have received confirmation from our Athletic Director that athletes have been given permission to leave their last period class during the afternoon announcements in order to beat the traffic and get to our Wednesday practices on time. If your athlete encounters difficulty from their teacher, please contact Chris Thompson (AD).

Team Uniform:
Make sure you wear your team uniform to our meets! Returning athletes: our suit is the same as last year. New athletes: stop by Cassel’s Swim and Awards located at 831 Rockville Pike (where Aardvark used to be). Ask an associate for Wootton’s team suit, and they will point you in the right direction.

Mandatory Player Pack & Optional Clothing Order:
Every athlete is required to purchase a player pack. For $25, your athlete will receive a custom team shirt and two swim caps. Divers & Managers: since you do not require swim caps, your player pack will be for the prorated amount of $20. For an additional $10, you may also purchase an optional Swim & Dive magnet.
Coach Emr is still missing payment from many athletes! Please bring your check made payable to Wootton Booster Club to practice on Wednesday. Thank you to those of you who have already paid!

We also have other clothing options available for athletes and parents! Please visit the website below to place your order. The website will be open until Saturday, December 16th. Once all orders have been placed, the orders will be delivered to Coach Emr and she will distribute them at practices.
https://www.feganssportsapparel.com/wsd/

Friday Social at the Carlson’s:
This Friday evening, join us at 6:30 pm for our weekly social at Elizabeth Carlson’s house (1 Dunleith Ct., North Potomac) as we prepare for our first in-division meet of the season. Swimmers & divers should come hungry and ready for a good time. The Carlson’s will provide the main course, and they are asking athletes to bring the following contributions:
Freshmen class – side dishes
Sophomore class – drinks
Junior class – desserts
Senior class – bread, rolls, or salad

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!

Wootton vs. Northwest Information:
Join us on Saturday morning as we take on Northwest at KSAC! Please be at the pool by 8:50 am. We will only have about 10 minutes to warm up, so please be on time! The meet will start promptly at 9:15 am with our diving events. Each meet lasts a maximum of 2 hours, so our meet will conclude by 11:15 am. 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: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aafac2aa5fa7-parent1

Show your team spirit in school on Friday by dressing up! Our theme this week is Red, White, and Blue!

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Patriots News · Swim & Dive Week 1 Announcements


Winter Meet the Coaches Night:
Wootton Athletics will be hosting their annual Winter Sports Night on Thursday, November 30th at 6:00 pm in the cafeteria for all parents and athletes – new and returning. Please come and hear from the coaches, meet the captains, and learn more about what to expect during the winter sports season.

All are welcome! New team members and their parents are particularly encouraged to attend. Dinner will be provided.

First Social of the Season:
This Friday evening, join us for our first social event of the season! The Yune’s have offered to host the team at the Avalon located at 14240 Alta Oaks Dr., Rockville, MD 20850. The Yune’s will provide the main course, and they are asking athletes to bring the following contributions:
Freshmen class – drinks
Sophomore class – desserts
Junior class – bread, rolls, or salad
Senior class – side dishes

Coach Emr will have the meet lineup for the scrimmage and the divers will be meeting to discuss dives. Hope to see you all there!

Scrimmage against RM & Rockville Information:
Join us on Saturday morning as we take on RM and Rockville at GISC! The Patriots are filled with turkey and ready to rock our first scrimmage meet of the season. Please be at the pool by 8:50 am. We will only have about 10 minutes to warm up, so please be on time! The meet will start promptly at 9:15 am with our diving events. Each meet lasts a maximum of 2 hours, so our meet will conclude by 11:15 am. Please stay for the entire meet! We will be going to lunch as a team at Cava in Kentlands afterwards!

In order for each meet to run smoothly, we need parent volunteers! Please visit our SignUpGenius page at the following link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aafac2aa5fa7-parent

Show your team spirit in school on Friday by dressing up! Our theme this week is PAJAMAS! Bring your blankets and pillows and fall asleep in class after our early morning practice (just kidding).

Team Uniform:
Make sure you wear your team uniform to our meet on Saturday! Returning athletes: our suit is the same as last year. New athletes: stop by Cassel’s Swim and Awards located at 831 Rockville Pike (where Aardvark used to be). Ask an associate for Wootton’s team suit, and they will point you in the right direction.

Mandatory Player Pack:
Every athlete is required to purchase a player pack. For $25, your athlete will receive a custom team shirt and two swim caps. Divers & Managers: since you do not require swim caps, your player pack will be for the prorated amount of $20. For an additional $10, you may also purchase an optional Swim & Dive magnet.

All checks need to be submitted to Coach Emr by Saturday, December 2. Please make checks payable to Wootton Booster Club. Thank you to those of you who have already paid!

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Patriots News · Swim & Dive 2017-2018 Calendar of Events


Events may be changed or updated, so check in periodically!