SWZ Championships Schedule, Roster Deadline, RYTE Suit Fitting

Howdy AquaTexans. An update primarily but not entirely for our Southwest Zone Championships participants.

A lot of information is now updated on our Southwest Zone Championships event page. That includes the live schedule and results, admissions and spectator info, and more. You may want to bookmark it as that will be updated with new info when it emerges.

Outstanding SWZ Champs Items

I’m aware that some of you have already begun the processes below. If so, feel free to remind me and Coach Tom (although we’ll know because USAWP will tell us!) what your status is. As of Sunday afternoon here’s what’s outstanding from athletes on our SWZ Champs Rosters. Remember, USAWP will remove ineligible athletes from our rosters on June 9 at 11:01 PM.

  • Tomas B (12u/14u): birth date verification (in progress I believe)
  • Joey B (16u): sign COVID 19 waiver; upgrade USAWP membership to “Gold”
  • Alexander T (18u): birth date verification (in progress I believe)
  • Morgan S (18u): change club affiliation to Longhorn; upgrade USAWP membership to “Gold”

AQTX Waterpolo Online Parent Meeting

On Wednesday, June 9 at 7:30 PM I’ll be hosting a meeting for all active AquaTex Waterpolo parents and guardians (no athletes). We’ll cover anything remaining about Southwest Zone Championships and Junior Olympics, our summer plans, and a more strategic discussion of what our plans are for the club as we continue to grow. A link to the meeting will be shared in GroupMe and via email.

This Week’s Training

On Tuesday we’re asking our Longhorn teammates to join us for our 6pm to 8pm training so don’t miss it if possible.

Southwest Zone Champs games begin on Friday so Friday and Sunday practices are cancelled. Thursday practice for middle schoolers is on.

Team Suits and Other Gear

Several have asked about team suits. I’ll bring a fitting kit to practice for the next couple weeks. Try one on for size and then order directly from the fabricator. Feedback about our suits has been positive and they are among the least expensive on the water polo market. And they are shipped directly to the address of your choice. AquaTexans are STRONGLY advised to purchase a team suit, but not required (nudge nudge).

Custom Embroidery

Also, as you’ll see in our RYTE store, there are lots of other items for purchase, but no polos, trucker or bucket hats, stuff that generally requires embroidery. If you have an item you’d like to have embroidered with the AquaTex Waterpolo scorpion logo, Neil Gierman of Round Rock Embroidery can do it for you at about $8.00 per item. Feel free to purchase your own shirts, caps, jackets, parkas and drive them over to Neil, who lives kinda near Cedar Ridge HS. In my experience it’s taken about a week to 10 days per order. Email him here for details.

It’s getting exciting. See you on the deck and in GroupMe.

James