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Practice Transportation 2012

August 21st, 2012 | Posted by tbirdswim in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

To accommodate our new pool and our new time for swim practice, we have been provided access to two vans for transportation to and from Deer Valley pool in the afternoons. You are welcome to take advantage of the vans for a ride to practice but are not required to do so.

Taking the van:

  • The vans will pick up after school in the bus bay near the mini-gym.
  • Be there by 2:50 so that you don’t miss the van.
  • The vans have seating for 30. If our demand is higher than seating capacity, we will make more than one run to the pool with the vans.
  • If you take the van to practice, you are not obligated to take the van back. HOWEVER, if a family member is going to pick you up after practice they must be there prior to the last van leaving. If they are not at Deer Valley in time, you MUST take the van back to school and your ride can get you there.

Other methods of arriving to practice:

  • If you are of legal driving age and have transportation, you are allowed to drive yourself to and from practice provided you complete a permission slip (see the staff).
  • Your parents may take you to and/or from practice.

On days that we have meets instead of practice, there will be a bus that EVERYONE must ride to the meet.

Remember, we expect you at practice every day. As a team member you are committing to being responsible for arriving on time!

Suit Information

August 21st, 2012 | Posted by tbirdswim in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Thunderbird Swimming and Diving is in the process of ordering 2012 season team swimsuits. It would be best to have this form and payment available on suit fitting day which is Friday, August 17th at the beginning of practice. Credit Card orders placed after this date may be done directly through Ski Pro, cash or check orders placed after this date can be turned into the coaching staff.

This year’s suits are high quality Speedo brand suits. Suit Order Form | Suit Information & Competition Policy

Team suits are not required but are highly recommended. We would very much like to look like we are competing as a team this season. If you choose not purchase a suit please be aware of the team practice and competition uniform policies ( found here ) Because of the individual nature of uniforms in swimming and diving (these are not football jerseys and pads that can be washed and re-issued to someone else next year); athletes need to purchase their own suits. It is the goal of Thunderbird Swimming and Diving to not exclude anyone from participating for monetary issues. If you wish to purchase a suit and feel you cannot afford to do so, please approach the coaching staff so that arrangements can be made.


Additional items are available for purchase. These items are optional and cannot be subsidized by the team.

There are two style choices of shorts. One pair will be orange with blue “THS Swim and Dive” embroidered on the leg for the ladies. The other is a Black basketball style short with “THS Swim and Dive” also embroidered on the leg for the men. While we are labeling these shorts as appealing to one gender or another, you are free to order as you wish.

Bags are large blue or orange Speedo backpacks that will have an orange “T” plus your name embroidered on them. For the quality of this bag as well as the personalized embroidery, you won’t be able to beat the price.

Our vendor, Ski Pro, has graciously agreed to visit us on Friday, August 22nd. They will have the style of suits we will be ordering so that anyone who wishes to try on suits before purchase may do so.

With the help of Ski Pro, we have put together a package of high quality goods and a reasonable price. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this opportunity to show team pride and place an order.