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    BTW Swim - Banquet via Zoom on April 30th!

    Swim Families,

    We hope you're all doing well during this difficult and strange time.

    The coaches have met with the Juniors in a video conference and have come up with a plan for this year's banquet while we need to stay physically distanced but want to stay socially connected:

    2019 - 2020 Swim Banquet / Thursday, April 30 / 6 p.m.
    Via Zoom Video Meeting

    We hope as many people as possible can join us for this fun event! The Juniors will serve as emcees for the night. Here is the typical schedule for our banquet; these details may be different this year, but this should give you an idea of what to expect:

    • 6:00 p.m. Welcome!
    • Booster Board Acknowledgments & Election of New Officers
    • Juniors Present Gifts to Swimmers
    • Coach Norman Presents Team Awards
    • Introduction of Each Senior & Senior Speeches (3 minutes max. - okay, Seniors?!)
    • 2019-2020 Swim Highlights Video - we should be able to show a shortened version of the swim video using a shared screen within the Zoom meeting so everyone can see it. I'll share a full length version of the video some time after the banquet.

    ZOOM INFO
    One of the swim team families that has a premium Zoom account will be hosting the meeting since we will have a large number of participants and the free Zoom account limits how many people can join a meeting.

    An email invitation with a link to the video meeting will be sent out a few days before the banquet. If you have NOT used Zoom before, your web browser will download the Zoom Client for Meetings automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. It is also available for manual download here, along with the mobile versions: 

    Zoom Download Center

    Zoom is relatively easy to use, but you may want to try it out before the banquet meeting to make sure you have it set up and ready to go - so you don't miss anything. If you have any questions about it, we'll try to help.

    We ask that each family logs in to the meeting on only 1 device per household - that can be a desktop computer, laptop, or mobile device - whatever works best for you. For an event lasting this long, a computer will likely be easier than a phone, but you can certainly use a phone or iPad. 

    If you have a TV with streaming capability or a streaming box such as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Google Chromecast, etc, you *should* be able to share your computer or mobile device screen to your TV so it might be easier for your family to watch as a group.

    If you have family members that might want to watch the banquet also, such as grandparents, you should be able to share the Zoom invitation link with them. We will clarify that as we get closer to the banquet.

    Let us know if you have any questions about any of this.

    All the best to you,

    BTW Swim Booster Club and Coaches

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