Team members receive will receive a free State t shirt. If any parents or family members would like to order, please email me with the sizes you want by the end of the day TODAY, 2/7 and then send in a check for $9 payable to RRHS Swim with your student tomorrow. This is a fast turnaround so all orders must be received today. Front is acually maroon on maroon, letters outlined in the mock art to be more visible.
I asked Rylie if it was ok to post this information tonight as several people have been asking.
Some of you by this point have heard the news about Rylie York, who has been a member of this team for the past four years. I wanted those of you who haven't heard to know that one of our family members needs all the love and support that we can give her right now and for the coming battle ahead.
Last week Rylie and her family received news that no one ever wants to hear. She was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma. Upon further tests over the past few days it was determined that the cancer has spread to other parts of her body and she is stage 4b. She is currently headed to Houston for admittance to Texas Children's Hospital.
I won't go into further detail, as not to say things I don't know all the details about and also because I don't know what to say . . . I think the best thing to do is to share the link for the blog that she has created. Rylie says it best herself and her courage and positivity are amazing to witness. Please keep Rylie and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
All swimmers will be going back to practice on period days at 8:00 AM. Swimmers are more than welcome on non period days, but it is optional.
Regional swimmers may take the week off (with the exception of State swimmers) and can just report to study hall at the start of the period.
This past weekend your Dragon Swim Team turned in a great performance at the Region 3-6A Championships in Rockwall. The girls placed 4th overall and the boys 6th. We will have ten swimmers representing RRHS in nine different events at the State Meet in two weeks.
Advancing to 6A State Meet:
Boys 200 Medley Relay - Adam Haig, Vincent Ribeiro, Jack Hansen and Blake Ellinor. Boys 200 IM - Vincent Ribeiro Girls 50 Freestyle - Annie Wang Girls 100 Freestyle - Rose Anconetani Girls 200 Freestyle Relay -Annie Wang, Sara Rattray, Cassondra Weeks and Rose Anconetani Girls 100 Backstroke - Melissa Bartlett Boys 100 Breaststroke- Vincent Ribeiro Girls 400 Freestyle Relay- Annie Wang, Sara Rattray, Cassondra Weeks and Rose Anconetani Boys 400 Freestyle Relay - Blake Ellinor, Adam Haig, Tristan Olstad and Vincent Ribeiro
Regionals - RISD Aquatic Center, 1205 T. L. Townsend, Rockwall, TX 75087
Friday and Saturday, February 2nd and 3rd
Warm-Up: 12:00-1:30 PM
Meet Start: 2:00 PM
Admission: $5/adult, $3/student
Heat sheets $2
Top 16 from Friday move to Finals
Top 2 from 'A' Final qualify for State
Best Western Plus - Rockwall Inn and Suites, 996 E I-30, Rockwall, 75087
Bus will depart from the pool at RRHS at 2:00 PM on Thursday. Swimmers will be provided money for meals but should bring extra.
Approximate return time on Saturday is 10:00PM
Psych Sheet and Timeline posted below.
As some may be starting to make summer plans, please note that Tryouts for the 2018-2019 RRHS Swim Team will take place the week of August 6th, 2018 and are mandatory. Final dates and time will be announced by March 1st.
Students who plan to try out should choose swimming for their schedule. Changes will be made after tryouts if necessary.
Senior athletes are encouraged to apply for the Cris Love Memorial scholarship. The award amounts vary by how many students are selected, but last year there were 3 scholarship recipients, and each was given $1500. Applicants can pick up a copy of the scholarship in Mrs. Pickett's Office, room 1212B.
The deadline for completing the scholarship application is March 9, 2018.
As you begin your holiday shopping, remember Our Team is now on Amazon Smile! When you make qualifying purchases .5% of the price of your eligible purchase is donated to the team! To participate, you should access Amazon at smile.amazon.com and we are listed as: Round Rock High School Swimming and Diving Booster Club. Once you select the team as your chosen charitable organization, all qualifying purchases through smile will support the team!