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Big and Little Fish Families

Big Fish Little Fish (may have more than one in your fish family)
Matt Lee Henry Mushovic
Liam Madden Jack Fetter 
Spencer Greene Lander Bowser
Matthew Neptune Wyatt Petitmermet
Luke Jordan Louis Chachas
Drake Bowser Jackson Tanis
Colin Cortez Dylan Jalal
Luke Strandes Liam Hayes
Henry Besanceney James Boccato
Talen Palmateer Caleb Jordan
Jack Strandes Declan Madden
Logan Nicklas Greyson Pedersen
Cole Mauvais Nicolas Messersmith and Mason Pugh

Isaac Scott

Demetri Chachas 


Nicolas Hafley Ivan Shatzkih
Paxton Greene Jackson Kocheley, Thomas Pugh
Peter Neptune Avi Novotny

Anthony
Messersmith

Max Berman, Brooks Baumann-Clayton

Hunter Bryant Niels Novotny
Sean Lee Charlie Pomerantz
Alex Strandes Sam Berman (mudskipper), Preston Lyons
Spencer Lyons Cody Ungar (Mudskipper), Aydin Danesh, Jack Whatley 
Big Fish Little Fish
(may have more than one in your fish family)
Charlotte Ross Sadie Hall
Kendall Baxter May Wilcox
Giorgia Boccato Nora Zimmerman
Isabella Messersmith Maggie Madden
Mackenzie Williams Avery Holt
Madison Williams Addison Burns
Tabitha Lyons Gracie Besanceney
Maeve Winter Maisie Greene
Gabriela Hafley Raegan Hall
Haley Wanger Sarah Davis
Maddy Minnotte Meredith Hoffman
Grace Holley Hadley Petitmermet
Kate Ross Nora Winter, Emily Pugh
Pemberton, Caroline Natalia Hafley
Sydney Smith Vivienne Holley
Sierra Smith Molly Wilcox. Clara Jalal
Kate Pomerantz Ansley Palmateer, Kylia Carr
Skylar Smith Maggie Wanger, Gretchen Meredith
Ella Jones Elise Wilcox, Yuna Nicklas
Amaya Nicklas Lily Hayes, Charley Zimmerman
Lindsey Young Lila Ungar, Kitty Ross
Kaitlyn Minnotte Vanessa Meredith, Amy Foreman
Ellie Ross Chloe Hofmann, Sophia Smith, Everly Carr (mudskipper)
Sofia Messersmith Elsa Pedersen, Addison Holt, Adelie Carr (mudskipper)
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Big Fish / Little Fish Program

Sundance Sailfish have had a tradition of matching older swimmers with younger swimmers in order to bring swimmers together and promote unity, provide young swimmers with a mentor, and encourage team spirit. The program is called the Big Fish / Little Fish Program.

Please read the entire section to understand the program and sign your swimmer(s) up for the program.

The Big Fish / Little Fish program is designed to build relationships, camaraderie, and team spirit between the age groups. Being a good Fish is part of being a good teammate.

The Big Fish/Little Fish program is not about elaborate giftsit is about actions and behavior. It is about being a supportive teammate! Both swimmers are encouraged to cheer each other on at practices and meets, but the Big Fish should take the lead to be a mentor, cheerleader, and role model of what makes a good teammate.

To ensure the success of the program, it is incumbent upon the Big Fish to fulfill these expectations. If you don’t think you (or your swimmer) can reliably serve in this role, please do not sign up to participate in the program.

Here’s how to get involved:

1. CREATE: Write your Fish a note, draw a picture, or make a friendship bracelet! Use your talents to inspire your Fish to swim fast and psych her/him up for a great meet!

2. CHEER: Watch your Fish swim at meets! Be the loudest and most supportive teammate on the pool deck!

3. CONGRATULATE: After your Fish races, be there to tell him/her how great he/she swam! Know your Fish's goals and if she/he achieved one of them.

4. FRIDAYS: On Fridays, we will have activities at practices for Big Fish / Little Fish, such as crafts or sign making.

5. PLAY: During the Team Lunch and Swimming Under the Stars, play games with your Fish Family.

BIG FISH must do the following:

  • Be 10 years old or older
  • Commit to cheering on your Little Fish
  • Attend the Team Lunch (on June 7) and Swimming Under the Stars (on June 18) unless there is a legitimate excuse
  • If possible, let your Little Fish know when you are going to miss a meet or any social event

LITTLE FISH must do the following:

  • Be 9 years old or younger
  • Be excited to cheer on your Big Fish
  • If possible, let your Big Fish know when you are going to miss a meet or any social event
  • Mudskippers are welcome and will be put in a School

Some Fish may be in a School (Big Fish may have a couple Little Fish or vice versa; or a couple Big Fish and a couple Little Fish will be together). It all depends on how many Fish we have in total.

If your swimmer is interested in participating in the Big Fish/ Little Fish program, please complete this form by May 28. We want to have Fish families matched by the first dual meet.

After you sign up, you will be assigned to a Fish family, which will be posted at the pool and on the website. 

For more information, any questions, or if you need to withdraw from the Fish program, please notify Natalie Messersmith at njvona@gmail.com.

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