Hello There Willits Otters Swimmers & Parents!
***IMPORTANT FROM COACH LOU: It's time to sign up for the Willits Meet!
Practice is from 5:15 - 6:45 pm every weekday unless otherwise noted on our Calendar Page
Pups Swim Daily 4:45-5:30
From: The Willits Otters Board Members
Date: February 10, 2016
Hello Willits Otters Families!
Dust off those fins! Pull those goggles from underneath the dogs’ bed! Make sure that suit still fits! Dig out that swim cap! It’s that time again! On behalf of the Willits Otters Swim Team Parent Board we would like to welcome both new and returning families to the 2016 swim season! Once again the Board has been working through the winter months in hopes to fine tune and improve things. As you know it takes not only us board members but you as parents to make this a successful season for your swimmer. We know you value your time. We thank you for being a part of this team with your child(ren). Our team swim suits and accessories are avail. in our Otters shack.
Coach Lou is returning for the 2016 season as Head Coach with Willits Otters Swim Team. Also returning this year as assistant coach with Willits Otters is Coach James. He too is an irreplaceable asset to our coaching staff as well. Lou and the coaching staff are looking forward to another successful year. Lou is as excited as ever looking forward to this year. He has loads of ideas for a fun swim year! We are so thankful for his endless dedication to this team. This season we will continue to compete with Pacific Swimming Zone 3, be on the lookout for our swim season meet and events calendar.
Willits Otters Swim Team continues to be an active parent involvement team. For this, we are grateful. Our meets are efficient and fun and can only take place with all of YOUR HELP! We are pretty lucky on Willits Otters that most families volunteer without hesitation! As our 2016 home meet nears this season please watch for signup sheets for Parent Jobs for before, during, and after the meet. On that note, all family members are welcome to help with the various jobs… grandparents, older kids, aunts or uncles, everyone is welcome. Thank you in advance for doing your part to keep this program alive and well for your child and the rest of our communities’ youth. Please check the shack as the meet date nears for Job Sign Ups and dates.
Finally, we would like to thank the returning Board members and the handful of newbies. We continued with our meetings after the 2015 Swim Season and have met nearly every month if not numerous times in smaller planning groups each month. We appreciate the Board’s dedication and time commitment. We all lead busy lives and this swim team is a better club with all the work they do behind the scenes. The meetings are generally the first Thursday of each month at 6pm. They will be listed as scheduled on our website Team Calendar. IF you might be interested the board is always looking for new members please see a current member for information on becoming a member! We always welcome feedback and ideas at any time. Also, if your family has a service, talent or product to share, please let us know.
****SIGN-UPS****Still Open at Willits City Pool.
(Reminder: Pac Swim Fee must be paid to have your swimmer in the water.)
LET’S GO OTTERS! Watch out Willits, we’re back & ready to make a splash!
The Willits Otters 2016 Board Members
The Willits Otters Swim Team, founded in 1975, is known throughout Mendocino county and Northern, CA for a first-class, seasonal swim program. We are a nonprofit 503C. We offer a guided age-group youth program for children up to age 18, from the beginning swimmer to the most competitive and skilled swimmer.
When a young person becomes a member of the Willits Otters Swim Team they learn the values of sportsmanship and team work. Swimming, through the Willits Otters Swim Team, provides physical, emotional and intellectual skills that will last a lifetime.
The Otters typically get in the water each year the first week in March and end their season the last week in July.
Interested in joining contact coach Lou Meier