2016 Girls Swim & Dive Team Registration

August 11, 2016 by ·  

ALL GIRLS PLANNING ON TRYING OUT FOR THE GIRLS SWIM OR DIVE TEAM MUST REGISTER ON LINE BY AUGUST 31. Click on this registration link to the Staples High School athletics website.

2016 Girls Swim AND Dive Team Try Outs

August 11, 2016 by ·  

Attention All Staples Girl Swimmers AND Divers!

Try Outs begin on Thursday, August 25th. The Schedule is as follows:


Thursday-Friday: 8:30-10:30 am  AND 3:30-5:30 pm

Saturday: 8:30-10:30 am

Monday-Wednesday 8:30-10:30 am AND 3:30-5:30 pm


Thursday-Friday: 10:30-12:30pm

Saturday: 10:30-12:30 pm

Monday-Wednesday: 10:30-12:30 pm

All practices are MANDATORY and will be held at the Staples Pool

Questions regarding Swimming: Please contact Coach Laux at 203-226-3392

Questions regarding Diving: Please contact Coach Long at 203-454-2194



Banquet – December 9th – Response Required

November 1, 2015 by ·  

Dear Swim and Dive Team Families,

Please find below a link to the 2015 Swim and Dive Team Banquet Invitation.  The Banquet will be taking place on Wednesday December 9 at 6PM at the Patterson Club.   All swimmers and their families are invited to attend.  Dinner will be served.  Please print out the invitation and reply using the cut-off lower portion of the form. Your RSVP is appreciated by November 20th.


Thank you!






October 4 Car Wash Postponed to October 11

September 27, 2015 by ·  

CAR WASH FUNDRAISER  Sunday, October 4th 2015, 11:00 am -3:00PM, 8 Myrtle Avenue  (rain date is Sunday, October 18th)

The girls are signing up to cover one of three shifts at the car wash. The shifts are 10:45-1:00, 12:00-2:00 and 1:00-3:15. (Overlap is to maintain coverage throughout) The first and last shifts include a few minutes for set up and clean up. If we could have roughly 1/3 of the team at each, that would be great. Also, we need at least 1 but preferably 2-3 parent volunteers at each shift as well to help with oversight, etc.  Please email clairehertan@gmail.com to let her know if you can help with covering a shift.  Any questions her number is 203 557 4507.

Each swimmer is requested to sell a minimum of 5 tickets in advance of the Car Wash at $10.00.  They have been given 10 and we can give them more if they need them.

Money raised (cash or checks) can be:

1.) Returned to your team captains Aileen, Emily or Kacey at practice;

2.) Mailed to Lily’s Dad (Ned Dane 12 Prospect Rd., Westport); OR

3.) Dropped off at the car wash on October 4th in a sealed envelope marked Staples Girls Swim and Dive.

Checks should be made out to:  STAPLES GIRLS SWIM AND DIVE

Selling at least 5 tickets per player is very important. Money raised from our pre-car wash ticket sales will go directly to support Staples Girls Swim and Dive. Monies raised the day of the car wash will be split 50/50 between the Girls Swim and Dive Team and Boys Water Polo Team.



October 1st Bake Sale

September 27, 2015 by ·  

Hi All,

The Staples Girls Swimming and Diving team has just ONE bake sale this season.  It will be on October 1st, the day before Homecoming and the weekend before the team’s Car Wash.

We need donations of baked goods, little packaged snacks, Gatorade or other drinks.   We also need pizza sponsors ($11/pie).

Any contributions or help during the bake sale would be greatly appreciated.  Donated goods can be left at the Staples front desk (Let Patty or David know too if they are manning the desk) from 7am to 2pm with a note “Girls Swim or Dive Team.”

IF you are feeling creative, please add a decoration of some kind to the donation to remind purchasers that our car wash is on the weekend or that Homecoming is the next day.


Please email Claire Hertan, clairehertan@gmail.com to say what you can contribute or do to help.

If you have questions her number is 203-557-4507









Updated Varsity and JV Meet Schedule on Website

September 18, 2015 by ·  

Check out the updated meet schedule for this season using this link Meet Schedule.  The link is also available from the team website.


First Meet of 2015 Season

September 7, 2015 by ·  

A pasta dinner will be hosted on Thursday night to kick off the season.  The dinner is being hosted by the Gray and Dane families at 4 Spicer Court.

Girls should arrive immediately following practice around 5:45pm and arrange to leave by 6:45pm, so that homework can get done.

Our first varsity home meet will be held this Friday, at 4pm vs. Danbury.  Please come out to support the girls – Go Lady Wreckers!

Mandatory Parent Meeting 9/2

August 27, 2015 by ·  

There is a mandatory parent meeting for the swim team on Wednesday, September 2 in the SHS Cafeteria starting at 6:00pm. Coach Laux and the team captains will talk about the team schedule and activities. There will be sign-up sheets for pasta dinners, bake sales and car wash fundraising opportunities. Please bring your checkbook for team pledges and to complete sandwich orders (Varsity only – click on the link http://girls.staplesswimming.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Sandwich_2015.pdf)

We look forward to seeing everyone!


Practice/Tryouts to Begin After School Aug 27-28

August 17, 2015 by ·  

Team practice/tryouts will be held after school on August 27 and again on August 28.

In order to participate, athletes need to sign up using the school’s new online Athletic Department Registration System  AND parents must provide the school nurse with a recent original State of Connecticut Department of Education Health Assessment Record (the blue form).

The following are the Athletic Department’s rules for tryouts:

To be eligible to participate in Staples Athletic Program, students must:

1. Have a valid Physical Examination on file in the School Nurse’s office.

2. All athletes must be registered online.

Physical Examination Requirements:

1. Prior to the first tryout/practice session, all prospective student-athletes are required to pass a physical exam by a physician.

2. Completed physical examination forms must be on file in the School Nurse’s Office prior to the first tryout/practice session.

3. The physical examination is valid for 13 months, and must cover athletes for the entire sports season (including tryout period). Should the physical examination expire during the course of the sports season, the athlete will be required to be examined prior to the date of the physical examinations expiration, otherwise continued participation is prohibited.