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AZD Apparel Update
The coaches have heard from East Valley Sports that the order for the new AZD team polo (that is required for competitions) was missing orders. This means that many of the swimmers may not have ordered the required apparel.  

East Valley has extended the date for orders.  Please see the link below to be sure that you have ordered the required AZD team polo for the season.  

Hello AZD Families!

The first meet of the season is coming up quick. 
December 3rd is the first figure meet and December 3rd and 4th is grades testing for levels 1&2.
More information will be coming soon specific to the meet.  
We will need parent volunteers for both meets- a signup genius was sent out, and the links are listed below as well.  Thanks in advance for your help and support. 

Individual routine suits: as the athletes receive their individual routine music now is the time to think about suits for competition season. The team has suits available to rent- let Jessie and your coaches know if you are interested.  

The weather is starting to "cool off" ~ so please sure to come to practice prepared!  This means you may want to bring a couple of towels, have some warm clothes to put on after practice, or throw your parka in your bag!  We want everyone to stay happy and healthy!  

Time to sign up!

We need your help as the season begins.  
Volunteering helps the meets run successfully.  
Please check out the links below for the information specific to these 2 different ways to volunteer. 

2016 Arizona Figures Meet
Grades Skills Testing
Information from Theresa

Hello parents!
  1. – There doesn’t seem to be any interest in this fundraiser so unless one of you contacts me this weekend I will consider it finished.
  2. Make-up erasers –
    • Remove waterproof make-up easily with only water.
    • Reusable – throw in washing machine whenever necessary.
    • Perfect for getting synchro make-up off during and after meets!
    • Make great gifts for ladies on your list.
    • Available for purchase at Skyline for $20 each.  Your account will be credited $10 for each one bought.  Please email Theresa at if interested or touch base with a coach after practice.
  3. T-shirt update –
    • East Valley Sports had a broad selection of sizes, colors, and styles to choose from.  As a result, we will not be doing a spirit t-shirt fundraiser this year.  Please place your order with EVS by November 7th to avoid additional charges.  That gives you 4 days to decide……….
    • ONE EXCEPTION:  We will be selling Ladies Burnout t-shirts and tanks! 
      • available in black and lime green
      • XS – XXL (both styles), sizes run small
      • Logo will say ‘AZD Synchro’ in coordinating glitter flake
      • Try-on shirts are here in all sizes…..I had planned to show them at the meeting. I will be at Brimhall this Saturday instead. 
      • Sold at cost:  $20 for either tank or t-shirt (XS – XL), $22 for XXL
      • Pre-orders can be taken immediately – order forms will be available at the pool on Saturday. 
      • Still awaiting final artwork for logo but it will be similar to logo ‘Swim Mom’ on shirt (see attached).
  4. Synch-a-thon!
    • This is a ‘swim-a-thon’ fundraiser in which the girls have 2 hours to swim up to 200 laps.  They will recruit sponsors who will pledge on a flat fee or per lap basis.
    • To be held Saturday, November 26th from 9-11am at Skyline Pool.
    • Any swimmer can participate.  Based on the family’s needs, funds raised will be used to offset either monthly dues or $150/$350 fundraising commitment.
    • Sponsorship form with further directions is attached.  Forms will be placed in boxes and/or you may print more as needed.
    • For friends/family that are not local you may wish to ask for pledges via email, social media, etc.  I suggest using PayPal to collect payments via Friends & Family option because it is easy.  However, the means of collection is up to you.
  5. Butter Braids!
    • Kick-off was scheduled for tonight.  Sadly I’m not sure we can get samples again.
    • Sell for $12 each, profit is $5 per braid
    • Fundraiser will run from 11/3 – 11/21.  All envelopes/monies will need to be collected by 11/22 at the latest.  Order will be placed on 11/23.
    • Delivery will be Tuesday, December 6th at practice.  Braids will arrive frozen and must remain so until delivered to your customers.  (Note:  They can be out of the freezer for 2-3 hours without harm!)
    • Great sales tips: 
      • Only sold through fundraisers
      • Hand-braided in Iowa
      • All-natural ingredients
      • Small and easy to store when frozen
      • Double in size when you let them rise
      • Super easy to make (Thaw – Rise – Bake)
    • Local folks only.  Sorry, but shipment is not available. 
    • Order forms were passed out on Saturday - if you need anything, please let Theresa know!  

Anyone who is interested in Judges Training now is the time!!
Anyone interested in becoming a judge (or anyone who is a current judge) needs to be registered with USA Synchro. 

Just as an FYI, athletes can take the judges test as well- but they must be 16 or older.

If you are interested please see the information below!  
We would love to have you participate! 
2016 - 2017 Judge Training (Level 1)
2016 - 2017 Judge Training (Level 2 and 2F)
Click here to carpool!
Here is the link for the Grades Manual.
The login email is
Password is synchro1

Please use this manual to help support your swimmer both at home and for the pool in preparing for the Grades Testing.  
Grade Manual for Levels
Get out your calendars now!
Here is the link to the meet schedule for this season.  
Meet Schedule for the 2016-17 AZD Season
Sponsorship Fees or Opting Out 

As the season gets underway, we want to remind you that the decision for how you will proceed with your fundraising is due by the end of November.  
If you are not sure of the specifics, please see the paperwork from registration day.  
If you wish to no longer receive the AZD email each week, or other information related to AZD, please send an email to and we will take your contact information off of the list.  
Thank you. 
Coach Christine is available for private lessons.  
Anyone interested, please contact her now!
Phone number 480-241-2847
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