Girls Swim & Dive Information
Swim and Dive is offered for 7th and 8th grade students.
Message from Coach Lau:
Hi, my name is Alanna Lau. I am the STMA Middle School Girls Swimming and Diving Coach for the 2022 season. I wanted to reach out and give you a quick heads up regarding our upcoming season. Practice begins on September 6th. Practice runs from 3:15pm-4:30pm immediately following the school day. Please bring a practice suit, competition goggles, a swim cap, and a water bottle to practice the first day. Below you will find the links for our team suit and cap orders. Please have these ordered by September 9th so that we will have them for our first meet. Swim will take place Monday-Thursday each week. We always have Fridays off. Our meet schedule is as follows:09/19 @ Wayzata09/29 @ Home10/03 @ SLP10/10 @ Home Canceled10/13 @ Wayzata10/24 @ HomeAll meets have a start time of 4:30pm. We will bus directly from the school for our away meets, and we expect the girls to arrive to home meets immediately following school for set up. This is always subject to change, but this is the schedule we have been given. Any changes will be forwarded to you.Swim Suits:Please order a team suit from this site. This is the link that the high school team is using, so there are other options for purchase, but the suit is the only required item for us.Team Swim Caps:Please order swim caps from this site. We ask that each swimmer has at least 2. These will be shipped directly to me once the order closes on the 9th. Again, this link is saved from last year’s suit choice. So please order your suit from the other site. There are goggle options as well as a bag option. All of this is optional other than the swim caps.
If you have any other questions, please reach out. Otherwise, I look forward to Tuesday.Also, if you have any other email addresses that you would like me to add to my contact list, please let me know.Thanks,Alanna Lau
Competition: STMA Middle School Swim Schedule 22-23
First Day of Practice: Swim and Dive will start on Tuesday, September 6th. Practices are held at Middle School East after school until 4:45. Please pick up your child at East by 5:00 each night.
Coach: Mrs. Lau: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sports Physical: Players need to have a sports physical on file in activities office. Sports physicals are valid for three years. You need to have a sports physical on file in order to register through SchoolSmartK12 on ParentVue.
Registration: Registration will open online on July 18th. Registration information will be emailed to parents and guardians at that time. The activity fee is $187.50. 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. 3003. 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 compete 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. Bergen.
- Your coaches will expect the players to be at practice every day.
- Missed practices may result in reduced competition time.